That was cool, but scary

The other day, I mentioned that Cville Weekly sent a photographer here to take pictures for a little feature in their Abode magazine. Well yesterday was a follow visit that included *gulp* a video camera.

Caite White, the online editor of Cville Weekly, came by after work to do a little video shoot. I thought we'd do a question and answer session or something similar to what blogger friend Ed Warwick did for Abode last month. The goal was to do a mini-tour of my place, but I was to give a running commentary on the spaces.

I was terrified. I speak in front of very large groups at work and feel quite at home doing it, but there's something freaky about staring at a lens and talking to it. As a result, I babbled. A lot. Here are some highlights that come to mind:

  • I rattled off stores that sell dining chairs just like mine, but pointed out that I foolishly had my custom made
  • I found a spider web on the chandelier over the dining table (before the camera was on, thankfully)
  • Revealed that my bedroom lamps are from Target, but the shades (from The Shade Shop) cost more than the lamps
  • Dished on two local stores, one that is only open from 9-5 on Monday-Friday (thus I can't shop there) and another whose prices on something were higher than Neiman Marcus/Horchow's. That wasn't very nice.
  • I touched the marble chair rail the bathroom room and swept a big, ol' dust bunny off it. This was followed by me flustering and searching for words.
  • While I was sitting in the bedroom talking, Baxter started licking my foot, which was tucked under my other leg. It probably looks like his face is buried in my lap and we don't have that sort of relationship.
  • I forgot to mention where my sofa and pillows are from and both were bought at local businesses, Quince and Pillow Mint. Darn it.
I'm sure there were plenty more horrific moments that the editors at Cville Weekly will enjoy laughing over as they try to salvage a few usable seconds of footage.


  1. You just gave me a good giggle. I'm sure it will be fabulous; can't wait to see the photos and the video! I can only imagine how nerve-wracking it must have been, though!

  2. Oh man, I would totally have diarrhea of the mouth too, and I'm a trainer for a living! I would pee my pants if I had to do this, I can't wait to see the finished product though!

  3. ha!! Jeannine you are too funny!!
    i'm sure you did great.
    there is something really terrifying about that camera and that little red light ....

    (my kids are still poking fun at my on-camera appearance -- at least Baxter can't talk!) :)

  4. I found your blog through good blog friend Artie! Love the way you write and now I am a follower!

  5. Jeannine—
    Don't be silly! You were just as adorable in person as you are on your blog. I've edited the video and took out all (or mostly all) the parts where you revealed your secrets (Target lamps and marble dust bunnies included), so quit worryin'!

    It'll be on the website tomorrow—check back then!

  6. You OWNED it, what are you talking about! I had to laugh at the Baxter bit b/c Hiro would totally do the same thing & to an outsider, it might appear like we're having an, uh, "intimate" moment. HA!!

  7. Thanks so much, everyone. I think I get a little picky after I do public speaking or something like this and I start worrying about every little detail.

    Caite, the dust bunny was probably the funniest moment of the whole shoot. Now I can the time, I was mortified!!!


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