Learning to Swim

Ben and I recorded about an hour of video today, and I’m slowly going through it trying to pull relevant clips. The original intention had been to make a response video to something Hank Green recorded a couple of days ago, but as you can see, we kind of got pretty far off topic. I honestly have no idea if there’s going to bey any way to get a coherent thread in terms of gender and sexuality, but there’s enough for a couple of other videos, if not the one I wanted to make.

The joke, if you don’t get it is that my grandmother thinks of everything in terms of monetary loss. I’ve talked before about how our family motto is probably “I don’t have time for this,” but her personal credo would be “do you know how much that costs?” When I was a little girl, she would try to keep me from hurting myself by saying things like “Don’t run with scissors. Do you know how expensive a trip to the emergency room is?” So her cheapness is sort of a running gag in our family.

I’m still getting used to the camera, and how it works. I know that this is pretty dark. In the future, I’d refrain from recording with a lighted window behind me. I’d also have a higher angle on the camera. I can’t tell if you can see it here, but I had a really hard time figuring out where to put my eyes and my face. Although that’s pretty normal for me, I guess.