Shaken Not Stirred

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Coming Soon...Well Maybe..On Video

My buddy Bob came to visit West Virginia. He was passing through on his way to an interview at University of Kentucky for a residency in internal medicine. While he was here, he played with his Christmas present, a video camera. He filmed the city of Charleston and the surrounding area.
He then placed the camera down on the table during lunch and started asking me questions. I of course, acted it up thinking this was something he was going to keep for private. I just imagined him playing it during some reunion or at least his best man speech (I'm not engaged or getting married anytime soon). During the "interview" he asked if I ever thought of VLOGging. I asked him what that was and he said people have turned their blogs into live broadcasts. He then said that I should do the same. I told him I couldn't and he replied "You just did" and informed me that he might just put this clip onto a VLOG.
I gave him full permission of course. It might be fun to broadcast like that, to have some of my conversations on-line for people to listen to. However, they might be annoyed cause I can talk for hours.
There is a part of the conversation I would change. Bob asked me if I regretted anything from my past. I told him that I didn't, because my past helped me to create what I am today. But I came across a post from another blog--the author said he didn't believe it when people said they don't regret their past. Slopmaster let's us know exactly what we should regret from our past.


  • Don't know about a VLOG. That would mean totally losing your anominity !! The good thing about a BLOG is the fact that you can say what you like, but the majority of people who read it don't really know who you are, so if it is something embarrassing, say, no-one that you know will know (does that make sense !!)

    By Blogger Meow, at 12:32 AM  

  • Wow ! a VLOG is a nice idea but a meow said you lose anon - I would not like to have a VLOG, but I can see so many people who would like to have one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 AM  

  • My friend MissB has a Vlog and it is the funniest thing ever. I love it; I wouldn't necessarily do it myself, though. I wish more people would lose the anonymity; it makes friendships more real and attainable here; otherwise, well, who knows....
    And I believe in no regrets...

    By Blogger Cathy, at 7:25 AM  

  • vlogs sound scary.

    By Blogger coloradohurricane, at 8:13 AM  

  • I agree with would lose a bit of the " at least noone knows me" thing..

    and I think all life excpereinces make us who we are today, but it is still ok to maybe regret somethings..not nesscarly wish you had not done them, but regret you smarter than that to do somthign so stupid..

    this doesnt even make any never mind..haha

    although i would love to see this vlog of yours..hahah

    By Blogger Bossy♥'s YOU, at 9:26 AM  

  • Can't say I would like VLOGing at all. Part of the enjoyment of my blog is the anonymity, and the fact that I talk gibberish, and the fact that I talk gibberish with an English accent.

    I'm like Hugh Grant in "4 Weddings and a Funeral" trying to tell Andie McDowell that he wants to get together with her.

    "well...erm...if it wouldnt be too much trouble....erm...and only if you feel the same....I thought...erm....maybe....erm...we know.....erm etc etc"

    By Blogger Ben Heller, at 9:48 AM  

  • I have to say, I also am not sure I fully believe it when people say they don't regret things from their past. Of course it makes us who we are, but some things that happened weren't necessary in helping is 'grow'.

    Will we be able to see this interview? That would be interesting! :)

    By Blogger the_mrs, at 11:00 AM  

  • I would rather not see how ugly some people actually are. I'd rather just keep the nice idealized version in my imagination when I read their blogs.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 11:56 AM  

  • Nah, this is fine. Have learned the hard away about posting pictures and all...Best to keep some things a mystery.

    By Anonymous Babette, at 12:41 PM  

  • I regret lots of things from my past, such as visiting this blog!

    Ha-ha, only kidding. Looking forward to your video debut. You'll be doing adult films before you know it.

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 2:25 PM  

  • Vlogs wouldn't be a problem for me and say "anominity" because I don't think we really have it on here. Well, I know I don't. The only problem is I do it at work and nobody can hear me read but they can here when music or anything else comes on. This way its much easier to be sneaky.

    As for regretting our past. Yes, there are things in my past that I wish I didn't do but I CAN'T DO ANY THING about them, so what can you do? Learn and live on.

    By Blogger Laura:), at 2:43 PM  

  • Yes, I am who I am today. But I do believe that I would have gotten here quicker if I would have known then what I know now.

    And if I could go back and change a few things, I would.

    By Blogger Sweet Tea, at 3:13 PM  

  • We learn from our past otherwise we are doomed to repeat it.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 3:55 PM  

  • This is one of my favourite vlogs:

    By Blogger missy, at 3:58 PM  

  • Did I do something wrong to get taken off of your blogroll???

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 5:23 PM  

  • Wow, that sounds really cool! Let us know when it is up, I want to see it!

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 7:07 PM  

  • I think regret is a wasted emotion--we wouldn't be who we are today, having learned what we learned, if we would go back and change things.

    That said, I'm not sure I want each of those moments on a vlog somewhere.

    -- david

    By Blogger David Amulet, at 8:39 PM  

  • VLOGs are overrated. That streaming stuff is just totally unfair to those poor, poor dial-up users.

    But since I got my broadband, I don't care so much about them anymore.

    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 10:23 PM  

  • Everyone has regrets but since they make us what we are it is better to embrace them and just move ahead.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 10:40 PM  

  • I think its awesome...people get all freaked over being annonymous on blog...its like they are only revealing a small part of whom they are...i am at face value, i have collegues and family who read my blog, and i they know i am nuts in person, they would accept nothing less on blog!

    Get ready for your closeup!!!!

    By Blogger LBseahag, at 12:18 AM  

  • oh oh, if one of my friends would ever did that to me, i would have to kill them :). i hope you didn't say anything too embarassing on it.

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 2:52 AM  

  • oooohh a blog is bad enough, but a VLOG??!? No thanks. Way too scary.

    By Blogger ziggystardust73, at 7:32 AM  

  • A VLOG...hmmm...I can see it now; the next big trend for pre-teen hornballs looking to hook-up.

    I'm not sure what I was supposed to get from slopmaster's post, though I think I'd regret going into his line of biz real quick.

    By Blogger ***Double_Oh_No***, at 8:34 AM  

  • a friend of mine who has a blog has also been doing podcasts which you can listen to him/her talk about whatever over the puter. he is also thinking about starting the vido blogs. i would never cuz i hate my voice but it is really neat how the times have changed.

    By Blogger Just Help Me, at 2:33 PM  

  • Vlogging - fascinating new option.

    Regarding the regrets...I can't say that I regret anything, and like you believe it makes the core of who I am.

    By Blogger epicurist, at 3:06 PM  

  • So...are we going to get to see it???

    By Blogger Chick, at 3:07 PM  

  • Actually I do regret 1 thing. Bleaching and dying my hair 12 years ago. My hair turned that nasty rusty orange, that happens to so many Asian people. It was wretched and I looked like a fool.

    By Blogger epicurist, at 4:04 PM  

  • Who is this Bob guy? Makes me want to beat him up? How dare he interview you and not tell you he's gonna broadcast it?! That slimy...

    Really, the truth now. I think that's the nicest thing somebody could ever do for another. How often in your life do you go home after a 'party,' get-together, interview, social, encounter, and replay the whole evening/event in your mind... thinking, "THIS is what I should have said... then s/he would have said this, then I should have said that... then s/he would think this of me..." and so on.

    I do that all the time. Sometimes, I wished it was recorded. It would really tell me something about myself... and the other person. Someething I've never known about how I talk, my mannerism. Perhaps something that people talk about behind my back, but are always too polite to mention it to me... you know what I'm talking about.

    Who was it that said, "The unexamined life is not worth living."

    I like this Bob guy.

    PS. Anonymity, yes I agree on both sides. Interesting though that some folks who are concerned about it have their picts on their blogs, or perhaps it's someone else's picts.


    By Blogger Vent, at 4:55 PM  

  • vlogging sunds like too much work..and one of the reasons i like blogging is because i enjoy writing,...vlogging would take that away..but i'd like to see yours!

    By Blogger vani, at 6:26 PM  

  • as long as we live to regret another miserable day, we'll be ok.

    By Blogger slopmaster, at 8:26 PM  

  • a vlog sounds like a neat idea. just make sure you don't get carried away, angel. i know how you get in front of the camera, uh huh. work it. but don't overwork it, haha. i'm just kidding. ;)

    By Blogger joey♥, at 1:15 AM  

  • A vlog sounds disgusting, like some kind of female disease or discharge

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 2:58 AM  

  • i'm with cathy. no anonimity (unless absolutely necessary) but most of all No Regrets.
    I'll try to find out about this vlog thing. xx

    By Blogger Chloe, at 2:33 PM  

  • Regrets are a waste of time, there's nothing you can do about them now. Just learn from your mistakes a keep truding forward, and try not to look back unless it's about something you want to remember.

    By Blogger Ranea, at 3:16 PM  

  • You have to keep us informed.
    I defintely want to see the VLOG.

    As for you saying you don't regret. I say the same thing . . and truly TRULY mean it. Regret changes nothing. And changing those things we regret, would change who we are. I'm more than happy with who I am. . . changing anything would make me less.

    By Blogger meghansdiscontent, at 8:42 AM  

  • VLOGing sounds interesting, but I am not "computer savey" enough to make it work.

    I wrote a blog about the "Pain of decipline or the pain or regret a few post back. Check it out, here is the web address:

    I think we can have regrets and they are learning experiences for us. I regret it when I say something unkind to someone. I regret it when I didn't stay on my diet, and now the weight is harder to take off. Regrets don't have to be negative, they are learning experiences and they do mold who we are.

    By Blogger Lucy Stern, at 9:39 AM  

  • First I must mention that Charleston is such a beautiful city!

    As for VLOG' thank you. I prefer my pseudo-anonymity.

    While I believe that we must learn from everything we do...I still can't help but to have a few regrets. It's all human nature I suppose.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 10:33 AM  

  • regret = be very sorry for-- in other words, emotionally wished that something didn't happen or would have turned out differently.

    It is the regret that allows us to learn from it.

    So please don't say that you don't regret, then follow that up with "learn from your mistakes... blah blah." One leads to the other.

    Einstein's relativity comes to mind at this time.

    By Blogger Vent, at 12:38 AM  

  • Thanks, Angel, for your help on my site. I'll get your link--and the greatest hits list--up in a few days. I wanted to get a new post out of my system first.

    -- david

    By Blogger David Amulet, at 7:47 AM  

  • I look forward to the VLOG.

    By Blogger Luke, at 9:37 AM  

  • I would have changed my senior superlative! What a terrible description!

    By Anonymous Babette, at 2:19 AM  

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