Saturday, December 20, 2008

this one's for you, supacoo

A long time ago, I tried to explain my nani's method of covering a comforter with a duvet--a "rolling" method that doesn't require that the roller have a basketball player's wingspan. But I don't think I explained it well. So I made a little video, during which I learned:

a) It's virtually impossible to demonstrate something while trying to keep only your arms in front of the camera.
b) Anytime you say something is "simple," "easy," "a snap," "a breeze" or the like, it will prove to be much trickier once that red camera light is on.
c) If you feel like you're speaking extremely slowly, it'll sound nearly normal on the playback.
d) My real voice isn't as horrifically squeaky as I thought. Maybe.

13 comments:

Alexandra said...

THAT is the MOST brilliant thing i've ever seen!!! ppl used to be smart i guess... they used to actually think things through instead of clicking the mouth all day long...

Becky said...

photos and a video, all in the same week? dang. that's ballsy for you, is alls i'm sayin. way to go, trusty mctrusterson.

and you're voice is totally non-squeaky. and you don't even have a midwestern accent - my texas drawl, as much as i love it, is the one reason i don't have snippets of my voice online - i'd never live it down. omar spazzed once when i typed the word "y'all"- can you imagine if he actually heard me say it with my down-home, country accent?!?

and my word verification is "volamit" - say it out loud, please.

Sam said...

huh. That is really quite clever!! I must show this to Mum!! She's about my height of 5 foot four and we both struggle with duvet covers and such!!

Madelyn said...

Is this post from the future? I want to see a video of your time machine!

Alexandra said...

vito doesnt buy it... he wants you do the the excersize on a big one.

he is the one always doing our cover and always gets mad since it huge and never goes right, so he was hopefull to see ur video

cadiz12 said...

i'm telling you, the woman was a genius. she barely had a junior-high education and was helping her kids with high-school math.

since my mom got all of us washable down comforters, i haven't really used a duvet (the main reason i demonstrated it with two pillowcases). Alexandra, tell Vito that i'd be happy to show him in person when i come to visit. all i can attest to is that it DOES work; you just have to practice. my nani used this method to cover and quilt humongous homemade comforters/blankets, too.

SupaCoo said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!!!!!!!!

I've watched this three times, and you've made it look very easy on miniature scale. I will be sure to give it a try - maybe I should video tape my attempt? Thank you for the video!

Jon said...

I think my favorite part about this post is that I can watch the video on my iPhone. Which means, no, I'm still not over the coolness that is my iPhone. You may want to pray for the sanity of those around me.

Lia said...

That looks really easy at pillowcase size. Maybe I'll try it with a comforter to see if I can do it.

Noelle said...

That's pretty damn snappy. I feel the need to go out and make a duvet purchase, post-haste, so I can try it for myself.

omar said...

It looks easy, but I'd screw it up somehow. Especially on a larger scale.

I thought that Jon was going to say that his favorite part was the Rams blanket. But the iPhone factor makes sense, too.

Mike said...

Your nani deserves a nobel prize. Or an iPhone.

Eclectic Bride said...

That's genius! I think I end up just doing a big shake to get it to fit in the duvet. I agree... an iPhone is in order for this idea.