when i was growing up erica and i loved making home videos. we loved making home videos probably more than we liked to think about cool things we could do when we were bored which we did a lot. we probably spent at least half our time thinking about what we could do instead of actually doing anything. regardless, this is about home videos.
we made a lot of them. we started out amature style doing day time talk shows, music videos, cooking shows, and occasionally movies. after we had been doing our movies for a while we started making these movies for class projects. now, thinking back on it i have no idea what those projects were. All of our projects were edited in-camera so you can tell what kind of quality you’re getting with these babies. oh yes, and our sound was usually created by pre-programed tunes on an electric piano. (i distinctly remember one doing a countdown in a crazy voice 18.104.22.168 then insert crazy, sweet electronica noises) i have compiled a list of just some of the many that i remember making.
please let me know if any titles intrigue you i’ll be sure to write a longer, more detailed synopsis for you on the blog so you can get a better feeling for our art and perhaps someday we’ll put them out on DVD for everyone’s enjoyment.
Talk Show: I Had A Crazy Boyfriend My Mother Hates (“L for Lorenzo”) Horror Flick: “The Summer House” (“How old is that coffee?” and the vacuum kills people) Music Video: Micheal Jackson’s It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White Music Video: The Spice Girls Wannbe (and a terribly choreographed dance) Music Video: The Spice Girls Spiceworld (with fake boobies for a more authentic feel) Talk Show: Parents Who Embarrass Their Children (“git the horses pa. get the horses”) Short: Scenes from on The Titanic re-enacted (“a shark came over the railing and bit me”) Cooking Show: Earth Girl’s Earth Cookies (“flour from the Himalayan Plateau”) German Cooking Show: German Chocolate Cake (complete with hand puppet sidekick) Talk Show: I Lost a Limb in The War: A Comedy (“my head got chopped off in the war”) Talk Show: Psychic Readings (all i remember was using a light bulb as a crystal ball)
the hunter rhs original in floral white! holy amazing! i need them or my little floral heart will be broken, forever.
and to top it off these shoes were made for me: “These boots were made with the gardener in mind and designed especially for the Royal Horticultural Society. Established in 1804, the RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture, promoting good gardening and helping all gardeners everywhere.”
i went to the RHS site and now also want this (but would NEVER be used with the boots):
i could never really figure out why i like my crocs or i suppose more importantly why i even dare to wear them in public until i was on this silly adventure on wikipedia today. it started with me looking up the swedish countryside but ended up answering a much bigger question in my life: why exactly do i wear those silly crocs of mine?
prior to today i would have said, “well you see they are a boulder-based company and my unjustified loyalty to a geographical location where i spent 4 years of my life makes me wear them” but that in fact isn’t the answer friends. im as surprised as you are. it’s actually my dear and glorious friend peter forsberg as noted in wikipedia:
"Peter Forsberg also owns a company — Pforce AB — that imports and markets Crocs shoes in his native Sweden since 2005."
now when someone asks why im wearing the most ridiculous shoes in the world i can say “it’s because have an unjustified loyalty to a hockey player i once stood 2 hours in line to meet for 30 seconds.”