May I Have Your Attention. Because I Am Fresh Out.
January 25, 2010
I just spent a good 40 minutes battling with my phone and laptop, attempting to successfully extract and edit a video I shot this weekend at our friends' house, while our collective herd of children ran laps around the downstairs while screaming at the top of their lungs. Over and over and over.
And then, when I was all done, I had a 20 incomprehensible seconds of blurry children running past me while screaming at the top of their lungs. Like this: AAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So I don't think I'm going to post that, as 1) the only way to really convey what the evening was like would be to loop those 20 seconds over and over again, for a good 45 minutes or so, which is how long it took the children to hit the wall -- figuratively, though I think Noah may have collided with a doorknob at some point, 2) it's making me kind of seasick, now that I've watched it a couple times, and 3) the only way it would be kind of funny is if I was all, TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS THIS IS REALLY CUTE and then you were all GREAT, NOW I'M BOTH DEAF AND FIRED. THANKS A LOT, HOOKER.
Okay, that last bit actually might have been really funny, even though you don't deserve that. What have you ever done to me? Nothing! You have done nothing. Sorry about that one time I thought about trying to get you fired.
Okay, sorry. You probably couldn't tell, but I stopped typing for another 20 minutes there because I had to go track down that old video? Of the car driving through the countryside? And you were told to watch really carefully for a ghost or something? Do you know that one? And then suddenly something (witch? demon? Rick Springfield?) jumps into frame and screams really loud and it made you jump and spill your Cup 'O Soup all over your keyboard and then you were all YOU ASSHOLE to the person who sent it to you, who was usually standing right outside your office door cackling with glee? Also, do they still make Cup 'O Soup?*
I just watched it again. Jumped out of my fucking skin. Scared the cat. I AM AN ASSHOLE.
*Huh. I was actually thinking of Lipton Cup-a-Soup. Cup 'O Soup is a costume that Justin Timberlake wore on SNL and something on Urban Dictionary that, if the excerpt in Google's search results is any indication, I would strongly advise against investigating further. Lipton's Cup-A-Soup is quite often listed as Cup OF Soup on many shopping sites, and that's kind of funny to me and you know I really don't understand why I have such a hard time getting stuff done sometimes.