Friday, June 30, 2006

Valentine's Day

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Every year on Valentine's day, my lesbian friends go to the county recorder's office to apply for a marriage license. It's a way of making the public know that gay couples do not have "equal rights." This year there were some unexpected things that happened.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sedona Arizona, Part 5

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This is Part 5 of a 7 part series, made in 1999 shortly before my son died. It is part of his monologue show, Sedona, Arizona. In this segment he discusses the death of my sister and the death of his brother. Be aware that the video starts with a long space of black. (And if you watch the .flv version, the sound is not synchronized--we can't figure out why)

Elmer Fades

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I don't know what's going on with our puppy, but he's not looking good, after a week of really being in pretty good shape. Sick camera...lots of time on my hands.... What else, but make a video, even if it was about something worrisome.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

2005 Remix

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The end of the year and it's time for a remix--just memories of 2005

The award

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This is another "new" video. I attended a ceremony tonight where my friends received a lifetime achievement award for their humanitarian work in the city of Davis.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Video Meme

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This was done in response to Nathan Miller's questions.

This video was originally shared on by basykes with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Must. Have. Coffee.

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This is Day #1 of "Rerun Week." I thought I'd start with the video that had the most feedback over the past year.

This video was originally shared on by basykes with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

The Anniversary

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Even though it's rerun week, I couldn't NOT post this video. Today is our 41st anniversary.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Farmers Market

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We went to the Farmers Market yesterday and I made a brief video. There may be a couple of interesting surprises in here for people who read "Funny the World" on a regular basis.

Hey! I just discovered this is the first anniversary of this video blog (Well, it's the anniversary of the first video I posted to OurMedia)! Happy vlogversary to me!

Next week is going to be RERUN WEEK. Susan of suggested that vloggers, like television networks, have a rerun week and post "oldies but goodies," so next for the next 7 days videos will all be the best of the past year in Funny the Vlog. I picked, for the most part, early videos, so people who have only started watching these may have missed them the first time around.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Long Night

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By late evening, I was beginning to be afraid that little puppy Elsie would not live through the night. I decided to record it all, however it finally ended.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Look What We Have...

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Yes, we have two new puppies. Just left their mother today. They are pit bulls; the mother was vicious and had to be put down. I've named them Elsie and Elmer.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Day in the Life

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June 21 was FLICKR's "Day in the Life," where people around the world take photos to show how they spent their day.  It just so happened to be one of my most boring days.  But I made a video out of it anyway.  The bummer of the thing is that after I got it all made, I realized that the sound track screwed up and instead of having all the photos displayed for the same amount of time, they slow down and speed up.

This definitely was not my day (as exemplified by the fact that the logo for the day, I decided, was a box of baby butt wipes that I took a photo of while sitting on the toilet.  Well, at least the video is short!

Hope you had a more exciting and photogenic day. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Devil Dog

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This didn't exactly become a town television classic, but it WAS shown on our local cable channel (only because it was late at night and the kids were WORKING there and decided to come home, get the video, and run it!)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Paul's Toast - Part 2

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See previous video for Part 1. Part 2 was where the tear-jerking came in!

Paul's Toast - Part 1

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Paul's wedding toast took 13 minutes and I wasn't able to cut it down to only a 10 minute video, so this is part 1.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Wedding

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June 20, 1992 was the date of Ned and Marta's wedding. As with everything else, we can't have a "traditional" wedding. This is part 1 of 3. Part 2 & 3 will be Paul's toast, which was too long for one video.

I don't make note of it in the video, but I baked and decorated the wedding cake.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day

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My thoughts about Father's Day.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

More of Ned

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Another "Ned video" that I think I will let stand on its own, without explaining ahead of time what it is.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Ned will be so proud

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I don't think I'm going to say anything about this video that might give it away.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Fridge

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It started with putting my kids' artwork on the refrigerator. It has gotten completely out of hand.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Tomato Can

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Our son David died in 1996. This is about his car, "The Tomato Can"

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Foggy Day in My Home Town

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On Sunday, before the Vloggercon sessions, I gave a quick tour of San Francisco to The Desert Nut and her husband. Weather was not kind to us, but we did cover a lot of territory (and made it back with 1 minute to spare)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Vloggercon 2006

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Well, ironically, I didn't take much video at the videoblogging conference because I was busy registering people--and I knew that everybody there would be taking video and most people would be taking better video than I would. But I did manage to put together a brief highlights video. Not necessarily the best moments, or my favorite moments, or the most interesting moments, but things that struck me at the time. And I guess Carl Weaver is the star of this one!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Off toVloggercon

I'm going to Vloggercon in San Francisco this weekend and will only have my laptop, which has no video editing software on it (and runs Windows 98 on dial about primitive!). So no more videos until I get home. See ya next week!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Day in SF

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Diane and I had a beautiful day to spend in and around San Francisco.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Know what I mean, jelly bean?

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My friend is here visiting for a couple of days. Today we had kind of a low key day and went to the Jelly Belly factory in Vacaville (CA). It was my third time to take the tour. Unfortunately, they don't allow cameras on the tour--but they do permit them in the rest of the building. It's a great tour.

Monday, June 05, 2006

A Quiz

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Back to Lawsuit. In a radio interview, Ned posed a "Lawsuit quiz" question and then there is an "unplugged" bit giving the answer. In the "unplugged" bit, the kids had already finished their show, but the audience was clamoring for this song, which they loved, so Paul sat on the edge of the stage with a guitar and began to sing. Jeri and Marta chimed in with horn accompaniment.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Remake of the Jedi, Part 2

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This is the final part of the video, and shorter than Part 1. I was always sorry the kids didn't finish it, but they ran out of steam. Still, this has some pretty funny stuff in it too, especially my husband as Obi Wan Kenobi.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Remake of the Jedi, Part 1

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Our kids' magnum opus was "Star Warts--Remake of the Jedi," which is a 22 minute film, made in 1983, which they never finished, but which has some real gem moments in it. Part 1 is about 10 minutes long and I've tried to edit out the parts that didn't work so well. I was always sorry they never finished it. Incidentally, the puddle of water at the end of the film was a huge hole they dug in our back yard. The hole was filled in eventually, but never quite effectively, and is still there today, many years later.

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Egg Nog Gala

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Every year at Christmas, our kids put on a "talent" (I use the term loosely) show, which they called "The Egg Nog Gala," because it was modeled after a "Champagne Gala" which a local theatre company did--only we served egg nog instead of champagne. This gala is from 1983 and is, I believe, the 6th year that they did the show. By this time, David famous one-finger rendition of "Deck the Halls" had become the highlight of the show, sort of!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Christmas Incident

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This one takes a bit of explanation. Our kids always made movies. Everywhere they went, they made a movie. When they had cool props they definitely made a movie. For Christmas this year, David had received a great prop from Jeri for a gift (it appears at the end of the video--and I won't spoil things by saying what it is) and naturally they had to make a movie. They worked on scenes of it all day. The final scene was going to take place as we all sat down to Christmas dinner. And it came off very well.

BUT, we had several guests that day. Three of our foreign students had come to have dinner with us and they were used to the kids and their movie making habits (most had appeared in a movie or two--and our Malaysian son appears in this video), but the sister of one of them had just arrived from Mexico and I invited her to join us. She didn't speak English very well and she had NO idea that there was a movie being made. She was in total shock when "the moment" arrived and saw that everybody was laughing and continuing to eat their dinner. She thought we were the most heartless people she had ever met...until her sister finally clued her in.