Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Almost But Not Quite.....

Believe it or not, on Tuesday, Feb something or other - 2013, Florence and I collapsed gasping on the top of the Matterhorn or whatever......we finally achieved the impossible and got a video posted on YouTube so I could upload it to my blog.  Furthermore, we DID just that!  How many weeks have I been struggling with this......2, 3, 23 ?,  maybe half of my adult life.  You know how it is......time does not fly when you are not having fun.

Now, don't misunderstand........now that I have solved the challenge of how to do the frigging thing, I am delirious with happiness  and a sense of achievement.  Not quite smug about it  because, as you know, I am always humble.........life has a way of keeping me that way......I just keep asking myself why in the hell Blogger does not have a provision to upload audio files and why they do not make it clear somewhere  how to go about getting video files into an uploadable state.  Oh, why do I even ask......one reason may be to provide old codgers like me with something they can do while sitting down.

To continue......NO I have not yet published it  because it is AWFUL.  It was merely a desperate test and, for some ungodly reason I chose to sing a song I have not sung in years and therefore had to reach around wildly to try to remember and find the notes.  Consequently, my sound is akin to fingernails screeching across a blackboard and I miss more notes than I hit and I will not inflict that on you.  However, I have put together several more offerings and, as soon as my caregiver gets  back from Target with some Alkaline AA batteries and a batttery recharger  I will see if I can remember how to do it all.

The battery charger is essential, incidentally, to anyone messing around with this particular camcorder......About all you get out of a set of AA's is about 5 minutes if that.  Horrifying waste to a skinflint like me.....the charbger promises me 500 recharges.....it had better produce or I may have to rant.

There is a funny addendum to this whole thing  which I will confess to you, just  in case some of you noticed IMQTPI's comment on my last blog.  Last night, with the last shreds of strength I had in me, I called my singing pal in Illinois and told her of my success and promised I would post the blog for 5 minutes so she could see and hear it before I took it down since it was so very imperfect.  She  viewed it and, as I suspected, loved it because she loves me a lot and has no judgment where I am concerned.
 Then I took it back to draft form so it was no longer viewable.  apparently, in that 5 minutes QTPI got a look at it.  Like my buddy, she was very kind.........I will not impugn her judgment.......maybe she lo es me a lot too.  Anyway, I may someday post it again, but for now I would like to put up something o a little better quality so b ear with me.

I am going to attempt to post a brief bit featuring Gussie and me, just so you will have an idea of what you are in for.  If I fail, I will just post this without the vid bit and struggle a little more to regain control of things. 

Oy.  Technology........sometimes you are NOT a good thing.

 




9 comments:

  1. This is about my favorite blog post ever in the world.
    I love you, Lo!

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  2. Dear people....I find there is a bunch of extraneous stuf tacke3d on to my video....don't know how it got ther or how to get rid of it yet, but I a looking into it. Sorry about that.

    Sob.......will this damned course of education in VideoPosting 101 never end?

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  3. "Hahahahahahaha! Oh shit."
    THAT gave me a teeth bearing grin.
    Thanks.

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  4. Gussie is a natural!!

    Love & Luck!

    Hugs ~

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  5. I'm with Ms. Moon...this may go viral!

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  6. HAHAAAAAA... oh, freakin LOL ... y'kill me...

    LOVE It... yes! it just might go viral! haaaa.. I'm glad I put my water glass down...

    more more

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  7. Hi Lo - I don't know you but I have read your last few blog posts and I just love your personality and humor that shines through your blog posts. You are a splendid writer and my hero for your courage and conquering such a daunting challenge! Sweet Jo, one of Ms Moon's readers.

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  8. This HAS to go viral. Was lucky enough to hear the last video BUT couldn't comment because the post was gone! You have a new career, which is great, 'cause then you'll get out of the house! More, more, more...

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