VLOG: How I Take A Picture

I thought an interesting vlog might be a demonstration of the thoughts that go through my head when I want to take a picture of T1. I’m still new to this and I realize I need to work on looking directly into the camera when I’m talking, otherwise it looks like I’m being interviewed by someone off screen a la Michelle Bachman.

Would you like to see more vlogs where I talk about photography? I have a hard time understanding how to translate things to a 10 minute vlog. What are your suggestions?

Vlog Friday: The 3 Guest Dinner

I always tell myself I’m going to do these, and then it never seem to work out. This week though I decided to postpone editing and email-answering in favor of vlog recording.

The question posed by Marsh Mellow Goodness was: What 3 people from history or your life would you invite to dinner? Why?

One of my invited guests would be this lovely lady.

Watch my little video to learn who the other two are.

Visit http://www.marshmellowgoodness.blogspot.com/ to see the guest list for the dinner parties of a few other bloggers!

Polish Wedding Traditions Video

Only one more post on Europe 2010 after this one! We leave for Europe once again 4 months from now so it won’t be long before I’m recapping once again. :)

I took several Folklore classes in college, which I loved, and it sparked an interest in traditions and customs in different cultures and regions. I wanted to put together a video from the wedding that shows some of the unique traditions that Polish weddings have, but I was restricted a bit by the groom who insisted that his face not be shown online. Some tricky editing helped cut him out or focus on other areas when he showed up in the frame, but there are definitely clips from the video below that are much more beautiful when they aren’t cropped in. The video is also quite long, but it was hard to eliminate things! I’ve placed subtitles throughout that help explain what is going on, but do keep in mind that these explanations come from my experience (remember I don’t speak Polish!) and may not be the full story.


Polish Wedding Traditions from Jenna on Vimeo.

If you are Polish and have some experience with Polish weddings I’d love to hear your comments below!

Dialect Vlog

Several other bloggers did this a few weeks ago, and so when I had a chance (aka when it was daylight because it looks better, and when TH was out of the house so he wouldn’t laugh at me ) I made my own.

Tell me truly…

Are you in the soda or pop club?

How about coo-pon or cue-pon? (This is a neverending battle between TH and me!)

If you wanted to follow along, here is the list of words/questions:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you say to address a group of people?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped
  • body and extremely long legs?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry
  • groceries at the supermarket?
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

I’ve probably asked this before, but what do you think about Vlog posts? Should I make more? Think how fun it will be once T1 starts talking and he can make some with me!

If you’d like to do some Vlogs yourself, but don’t know what to talk about (ahem, me) you can join Vlog Fridays with Marsh Mellow Goodness, or you can join the VOTMC (Vlog of the Month Club) if weekly is too frequent for you.

What He Sounds Like At 7 Weeks

I could watch this video 50 times (maybe I have?). I love all of his little squeaks and giggles. I want him to be a verbose toddler. He’s only like this one time per day for about 20 minutes, usually in the morning when I would rather be sleeping still. All attempts to get him to giggle and squiggle later in the day have failed so far.

Sounds of A 7 Week Old from Jenna on Vimeo.

P.S.-In this video he is squirming on his Ikea blow up changing pad, probably his favorite place in the whole world next to his swing. Do other babies love their changing pads like he does?