Had me an idea about requesting a vlog out of people! Lemme know what ya think, miss Jenn.
Okay, so for those of you under a rock, Jenn has an October writing challenge which I'm about to catch up with. On day four, the challenge was a video post where you answered some questions, read a few words out so we could all hear you. At first I was chicken, but I finally did it, damnit.
Soooo much fun seeing the videos of people who participated. Why? Because it fills in the picture I have going of you in my head, throws in a voice and boom... you're like, a real person.
So I was thinking we should do this again. A video challenge.
If you want to face the camera, good on ya you warrior woman, I''m gonna. If you're not into talking into the camera, you can put it on your toes (mmmm, toes) or one of your goofy animals, and just talk - voices are excellent. If you're response to all of these options is 'no freaking way' I beg of you to think about it... It's collectively dipping a teeny tiny toe outside the infertility closet, and it's totally cool if you just post your video for that day only and then take it down.
Let's say, video day is Monday, October 22nd (unless there are objections here). On that day, all participants post a video of themselves answering some questions.
Aha! But what would the questions be?
This is what I'm thinking.
First, we figure out who the hell is going to participate. (If you want to, leave me a comment and you shall be added).
In the middle of this week, I'll put up a post with a list of all those participating.. and the comment section can be a question free-for-all.
You can ask questions you'd like everyone to answer. You can also ask questions of a specific blogger, if you'd like. Then all questions will be answered via video on our special out of the closet day.
Questions can be infertility related or totally unrelated. The only thing I'd say is off-limits is 'give me your full name, social security number and credit card information'. That would be a faux pas.
So, for example, when it's time to ask questions, I might ask -
What's your least favorite thing a fertile has said to you? Out of Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short (aka the cast of the three amigos) who would you fuck, who would you marry, who would you kill?
Emhart - explain why you enjoy musicals.
So to re-cap how this is going to go:
- Video day is Monday, October 22nd. Post your video forever or for a day, your face or just your voice.
- If you want to participate, let me know in the comment section of this post.
- Middle of this week, I'll make a post with a list of participants.
- On that post, leave a question you'd like everybody to answer, and/or a specific blogger on the list.
- If you're participating, check back on that post on Sunday or Monday, look at the questions, answer on video.
Ta-da! Video challenge extended from Stork. I triple dog dare you.
And now to catch up on the aforementioned writing challenge -
If given the choice, how would you choose to die?
Okay so obviously in my sleep peacefully at a ripe old age, preferably with Bubba a-la-notebook. I'm going to assume that's off the table.
Second choice.. let's see.
Put to death in prison because that seems like a pretty sweet peaceful drug-induced way to go, if you have to go young. I don't want to do anything bad so.. let's say I killed someone everyone hates.
Let's say Hitler is alive and well in prison, and nobody knows how to kill him. They've tried. I figured it out, and did it. Sadly the jury's hands are tied, and I have to be put to death. People outside the prison are protesting. There are monuments being made of giant, googly eyed storks. I give a lovely, forever-quoted speech on my little gurney and am simply, quietly put to sleep.
What is your biggest fear?
Hmmm... being childless, obviously. Also being some random victim of a terribly violent crime. My most irrational one is fire though - half convinced I was burnt at the stake in a past life.
If you could change one thing about your personal appearance, what would it be and why?
I would have a flat, flat, flat tummy. And slightly smaller eyes. Both are a smidge too big in reality.
If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be and why?
I suppose I would feel brave and confident in any and all situations. I'm not particularly chicken, but the worst feeling in the world is being unsure of yourself - I'd like to wipe it out entirely.
What is the one thing you like best about yourself?
Hmm.. I think that I'm quick-witted. It's pretty useful. If someone's going to like me, they're going to like me pretty quick. If someone's not going to like me, it's pretty quick - and what makes that awesome is that it instantly reveals if a person is totally humorless. I'm an excellent humor and bullshit detector.
Again, I triple dog dare you to participate in this. Let's have a day out of that infertility closet, shall we? It's quite cramped and G-d knows we're all crampy enough as it is.