virgin no more


 can you imagine living with a video editor?
 trust me
 you can't

 i have long stayed far away from video
 my love is still photography
i shoot something that moves
 it blurs
 that's my experience 
moving pictures
 until now

i lie

 twice in the past
 i used the video camera on my iphone 4 
but i never shared it


i did share one
 a very brief pathetic selfie 'singing' 

those who know me
 know why
 is in quotes

 it was part of a video
 put together to give a sick friend a smile
so technically it doesn't count


 one morning
 harry was playing with a toy
 he especially likes to chew
 on the floor
 beside the scratching post
 now normally
 i would be all
 ooh aren't you adorable
go back to whatever
that morning
 i decided to make a video of his antics
 when i was done
 i wanted to share it

 let me tell you how hard it is to export a video from an iphone
 there are three options 
 too big
 did i want to send a clip
 no i did not

 too long
 wanna select a smaller clip
 no i do not 

just right
 so i do

 who is a video editor in real life
 got involved

 i googled
 get this video off this fucking phone and into imovie please so my husband can help 

guess what?
 a tutorial
even instruction reading phobic me 
could follow
 it worked
 easy peasy
 does not like my computer OS interface
 he opted to stay in the land of OS 10.6 
while i am in 10.8 
we plugged my iphone into his imac
 added some music 
a little editing 
here it is
my debut video

some would say
 i pulled
 a tom sawyer or is it a huck finn?