My Breast Announcement Ever!
Technology can be a wicked bitch, at least in my world. I got out of a screening of The Green Zone (review up Friday) last night and decided to try out some of the equipment I purchased for the SXSW festival this weekend, namely a FLIP video camcorder. I was talking to Jane today and we decided it might be fun to record a video blog (vlog) of sorts and put it up as things go down in Austin so you can share in our adventures.
I thought it might be nice to get an inaugural video under my belt prior to our departure, so I thought I’d do a quick announcement about SXSW. I had carefully read my owner’s manual the night before, so I knew that it was important to check the height of the camera. I placed a water bottle (exhibit A) where I would be sitting and kept adding phone books (foreground of exhibit A) until I had the recorder exactly where I wanted it.
I pressed the record button and scurried around to my seat and to my amazement, I made it through our announcement the very first time through! History has taught me that I should never get too smug about any technological endeavor I attempt, so I should have known. I went to watch the video and-holy crap.
This is what you were supposed to see:
This is how it turned out.
I was pretty mortified, but I pretended like it turned out great and ran down to the basement to show Mr. Frothy my very first Flip Video. He laughed so hard that I thought that he might start convulsing, and he demanded that I put it up on the site. So here you go.
Let me just say that this is pretty typical of technology and me. You might think that I planned this little caper. If only. I’m simply not that clever. Go ahead and have a chuckle at my expense today. And no mom, I didn’t get a boob job. It’s just the angle.
Exhibit A: Note the phonebooks in the foreground and the green water bottle where I was to be sitting. I really thought I had plenty of clearance.