Peep Shopping with Vikki

Peep Week 2009The title of this post is a little misleading because I didn't go peep shopping by myself. I can and I have but I can't really videotape myself. Well, I guess I could but you know how it is when you try to take a picture of yourself with a friend and you hold the camera at arm's length but you are never quite in the shot and, if by some miracle you are, you end up looking like you have no neck? Yeah, imagine a few minutes of video looking like that. Not good. Anyway, Luisa went with me but she didn't want to appear on camera because of her dolphin laugh. I'm kidding, of course. Luisa doesn't laugh like a dolphin - her laugh is like a thousand butterflies released at daybreak. The truth is that she didn't want to be videotaped talking in detail about candy. Apparently, one fool per family is plenty. This video taught me a couple of very valuable lessons about filmmaking:

1)Use a script. Flying by the seat of your pants might seem like a good idea but, sometimes, you end up pantless, babbling about the anti-christ in peeps' clothing.

2)You know that saying, "The camera adds 10 pounds"? Well, it turns out a camera and a down jacket add about 30.

I'm sure you feel enlightened now and, in spite of that, I know you are going to watch this video anyway. So, here you go - peep shopping at Target.

P.S. That whole "phone a friend" thing is a pop culture reference that I pulled out of my arse. I never watched that show and I don't even remember the name of it but I think it involved Regis Philbin who I don't usually equate with quality TV. No offense to Regis, of course. Does he have a fan board? Will his fans come after me now? I kinda hope so.