Bill and I went to Oro Valley (near Tucson) this weekend, and went hiking in the Catalina State Park. I shall regale you with verbiage and pictures soon, but for now I thought I would share with you the foolishness that I will soon be posting to UpTake as an entry.
The first part is of shots overlooking the park, and I’m being all professional and whatnot as I describe the place. The second part is of me sitting in the negligible shade of pointy things, waiting for Bill to stop crashing through the wilderness. He was off exploring nooks and crannies and overturning rocks looking for snakes and bugs. I chose to sit that part out, and videoed my perspective.
Some observations upon viewing myself for the first time on video:
A. My sunglasses kept slipping down my nose or sticking weirdly to my skin, which is why I was doing that weird stuff with my eyebrows and nose. Also, nobody told me I tend to talk out of the side of my mouth. The heck?
B. I got flustered when Bill hollered, “Who are you talking to?” Which is why there is a space of about ten seconds where I am remarkably inarticulate and shrieky.
C. It was a really fun day, even though I sounded whiny that we’d been out there for a couple of hours. Really I was just coming off of being concerned about Bill, because he’d hiked into a small canyon where I couldn’t see or hear him, and he didn’t hear me when I hollered. I was envisioning him with a broken leg and me having to attempt to fireman carry him out of there. I started videoing myself shortly after he reappeared.
D. I look, and sound, incredibly STUPID. I don’t know how people I know IRL can stand it. Yet, I am bravely carrying on for the sake of
100% 95% 83.7% disclosure. AKA, “Keepin’ It Real”.
E. I have seventeen more chins than I actually need.
For the version I’m sharing on UpTake, I merged the first part together with the second part and added a title page and credit page. That ended up making a wmv file too huge for Vimeo (749 MB?!? I gotta figure out how to make that smaller, though I think it’s so YOOGE because it’s in HD), so I just uploaded the SOOC MP4 files to Vimeo. 749 MB is not too huge, however, for YouTube (though it does take approximately two hours to upload), so that’s the version that’s going up on UpTake. I’m still getting used to this.
So, here we go.