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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A whole new medium

Mom has video cameras, nothing new here, but she says they're a hassle. When she pulls out her little silver handheld, she'll open up that door so she can see us through it and this voice will say, "insert memory card". She hates that! But for the holidays she got something that is so easy for her to deal with that I think she has it on her person all the time...hmmm, her person...did I say that? Ok, she carries it around alot. Anyway, it's like her third iPod nano—the video one. No cards, no battery, except that she plugs it into a wire on her laptop every now and again which is second nature since she plugs all sorts of gadgets into her laptop.

But to charge a little battery in a wall socket and insert it into the camera, or even worse to go somewhere with the camera only to realize the battery is still in a gadget in the wall is not a good thing. And equally annoying is to insert a memory card into the camera and have to hear her swear when she discovers that it's full or to realize she's forgotten that too because it's still in the gadget back on her desk. Mom bought this swank holder for all the gadgets and wires and tries to remember to haul that with her when she takes trips, but she likes the simplicity of this thin stick for a video camera. And we like it when she's happily filming us.

When she's done getting footage of us, she'll plug the stick into her laptop and then the magic of editing begins. We sit around giving her ideas on what works and which scene needs to make the final cut and what would be better left on the cutting room floor, so to speak.

This feature video "Shake it up!" I'm mom's leading star because I'm oozing with personality and excellent comedic timing she says. Here I am playing with my older sister Cali's toys. We'll play a round of tug and then she'll give up and let me have it. I'll shake it up. Mom is in stitches when I shake things up! She just can't resist me.

Check out more videos of me and my pointer sisters at's youtube video channel.

Miles ^..^

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