I have watched quite a bit of video footage of myself lately and, last night, I edited two more videos for Peep Week in which I star (unfortunately for all of us). It prompted me to post the following on Twitter: I am learning A LOT about my quirks by watching myself on video. So much, in fact, that I may never leave the house again.
As I watched the latte video, I kept yelling at my small screen self, "STOP TOUCHING YOUR MOUTH!" Then, there was the dolphin laughing and my weird voice. In today's video, however, I couldn't help but notice that I move my head around a lot...tilting and jerking and doing all sorts of exaggerated things. AND, my mouth looks strange when I talk - I do A LOT with those lips! In something that will appear later this week, I noticed my hands for the first time. I mean...I've always known I had freakishly long arms (they are legend in these parts) but my hands kinda look bony and dead. It's like I have Grim Reaper Hands which is fine but, if I had known that I had them, I would have made better use of them over the years. The good news is that it is never too late and tonight I plan to sneak into the children's rooms with a flashlight and make reapery shadows on their walls...if only I didn't laugh like a dolphin, I could really rock the horror mom thing. I've always known I was quirky...it's just strange to realize that I have the nervous tics to go with the personality but I am making peace with all of this and really just wanted to warn you, the hapless viewer. Oh and don't get all reassuring and loving in the comments either. I'm not looking for that and you will be banned, banned I say! I will use my Grim Reaper Hands to do something very grim. I don't know what but Fear the Hands! Alright, we got that out of the way and can move on now.
So, in today's video, Kristin and I go to Walgreens to take you peep shopping. This one is short and sweet. I'm sorry the sound is so bad...I'm not quite sure why there is so much white/ambient noise. Turn up the volume and enjoy the fine art of shopping for peeps!
P.S. I realize that most people are critical of themselves when they hear or see themselves reflected in voice or video recording. Kristin and I talked about this at length yesterday as we walked to an undisclosed location for more peep-related filming. I just can't speak for her here and, also, all of her criticisms of herself are false while mine are, of course, true. BWAH HA HA! Or EEE-EEEE-EEEE!