Feb. 13th, 2009 07:34 am
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I got up early on Thursday morning to post my vlog, after staying up far too late the night before, editing the thing. Did you know Windows Movie Maker really doesn’t like it when you add narration to a movie? Up until the point you do that, it behaves just fine. Once you begin narrating things, it sulks.

And crashes.

Surely my voice isn’t that bad? You know, Movie Maker isn’t exactly doing great things for my confidence here...

So, I could tell you a great big long sob story about how I got up early just to upload this video, only to have YouTube jerk me around and refuse to process it for ten hours. Oh, the angst. Basically, I could have slept in instead, since I ended up having to re-upload the cursed thing when I got home after work.

Stupid best-laid plans...

Anyway, here’s my vlog for this week. I hope you all enjoy it, or let it make you think, or otherwise derive something from it. I’m always open to constructive criticism, too.

Oh, still on the constructive criticism thing: if you have any suggestions for things you’d like to see us do or cover as a channel, please shout out! At the moment, we’re trying to work out exactly what we’d like to do with this channel, so more suggestions are entirely welcome.

And talking about bushfire appeals (which I now am), don't forget to shop at Coles today! And if you're feeling like some new clothes, go to Jeanswest tomorrow, as they're donating all profits from sales on Saturday to a bushfire appeal. If anyone knows of any other places doing this, please comment.

And finally, I hope you all stay safe and have a lovely, lazy weekend. :)

on 2009-02-12 09:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Good for you for doing all the things you've always wanted to do.

Giving blood isn't actually that bad. I've been doing it on and off since I was 17, and the nice free biscuits and juice more than make up for the scariness.

on 2009-02-13 07:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yeah - and putting them out there ilke this means that I'm going to look like an idiot if I fail to do them. Plus, I'll have no excuse beyond laziness. So... it's all good.

And thanks for the re-assurance on the blood-donating thing. I shall try to focus on the reward of sweet stuff once I'm done. :D

on 2009-02-13 01:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I do enjoy watching your vblogs! I'm finding out a lot about you. And I wish you peace of mind as you work through the tragedy of your former neighbors. that kind of crap should never happen to anyone.

As for doing the things you always wanted to do:

You go, girl!! I think that's great, and you have to tell us all about each and every one when you accomplish them. I know you will do great!

on 2009-02-13 07:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thanks - I'm glad you enjoy them. I have a lot of fun making them, that's for sure. It took less time than it probably should have to become accustomed to watching myself during the editing process without cringing a lot.

And thanks for your encouragement, too. It means a lot.

on 2009-02-14 08:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
When I saw you wanted to go to varuna I was all "OMG does she mean my varuna?". It's in my town. You could meet some of us while you are up here. I hope that works as an incentive to do it, not as a negative motivator. Cos you know, we might be horrid or something.

And I've been meaning to donate blood for a while now too. My problem is that whenever they come here, it's for a grand total of eight hours over two days, and if you don't make an appointment like a month in advance, you can't get in. Also I don't wanna go by myself. I'm not fussed by needles/blood/fainting.

on 2009-02-14 09:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Wow, seriously? That'd be extra fantastic then. I have no idea if I'll be accepted at all, but I'm still going to try.

Apparently, it's pretty difficult to get in to donate blood even in the cities right now. Which is pretty fantastic its own way - I bet the Red Cross is wishign that's what it was like all the time. And yeah, I wouldn't want to go by myself, either.

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