Sunday, September 11, 2011

Outtakes

So, I might as well just announce it now... I'm a goddamn GENIUS. Yesterday, at a garage sale, I bought a Rubik's Cube for a nickel. I've never solved one, so I just thought it'd be fun to try. And I DID IT! Okay, Jerry said I must have a disclaimer that I Googled the solution, but it still takes some serious brainwork to do it.
A Rubik's "before" photo
And about an hour and a half later... a genius, I tell you
Now, you might be wondering, "Katie--why is your face so greasy hair did? You never do your hair!"  Well, there is a reason for that, too.  The PR Director of Sparkpeople contacted me yesterday and asked me if I could make a short video clip of myself. All I had to do was have a video of me saying, "You can do it!" however I wanted to say it. I think it's going to be some promotional thing for Sparkpeople. Anyway, at first I thought, "No WAY am I going to do that--it will sound so cheesy!"

But of course I did it.

I did my hair and make-up, so I didn't look TOO dumpy, and then Jerry and I went outside and did about 60 "takes" of me saying "You can do it!"  All I kept thinking of was in Forrest Gump, when Jenny says, "C'mon, Forrest, you can do it!" in a really gumpy voice. Anyways, when we watched the clips, I put together a bunch of the "outtakes" from our little video session, and I thought I'd share them with you. I know, I'm so thoughtful.

(Oh, and I should probably clue you in on something... I say something about how I can't "do the 'm' sound" in the word filming. Ever since I broke my jaw, I've had a numb lower lip. And when I'm smiling or laughing, I can't bring my lips together well, so my 'm' and 'b' sounds come out like a 'v' sound. Jerry and I are always laughing about it. So that's what I'm talking about when I say I can't do the 'm'.)

video

That is my first (published) video of me actually talking. Jerry and I had SO MUCH FUN making the video clips. We laughed so hard (as you can see in the video).


Oh, some of you were asking how I can see what people Googled to find my page. It's called Google Analytics. I don't know if you have to have bought your domain or whatever--that is when I discovered it, when I bought my domain name. I couldn't care less about the number of visitors to my site--but I LOVE seeing the Google phrases!


Have you solved the Rubik's Cube? 


Does my voice sound how you pictured it?


33 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your voice! You don't sound how I imagined you would. Being a petite, tiny girl I imagined a bit higher-pitched voice. You sound good, not much of an accent! I hate the way I sound- I tried to hide my NY/LI accent went I went away to school upstate. All my friends wanted to hear me say was "coffee" and "talk." Annoying!

    All I can think of when I hear "You Can Do It" is the US gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, with his Russian accent. Also, Tony Little hawking his wares on HSN. I should have been screaming that in my head yesterday during the 5k. Didn't make my goal of coming in under 30:00 :( Official time was 30:36. 10k on Saturday. I'll be glad to finish under 1:30:00!!!

    Never did more than 2 or 3 sides on the cube.

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  2. I'm not sure whether your voice is exactly as I thought that it would be, but how cool to finally hear it! Now, when I read your blog, I have a even more of a feel for what you are like!

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  3. haha, it's like when you say something so many times it no longer makes sense. :D So I'm guessing the non-outtake will be on Spark at some point?

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  4. That was hilarious! You have a bit of an accent so no, not what I imagined!
    Looking forward to seeing the final piece!

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  5. I can honestly say no, your voice is nothing that I'd imagined it be, it's better than what I thought it'd be. I guess it goes back to one of your previous posts how you have a petite frame, normally people small like that have a really squeaky type voice. That is more the type of voice I thought you'd have. :)

    And I like the zoomed in shots better than the zoomed out ones.

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  6. hmmm i dont know what i thought your voice would be like... but maybe more northern accent ish or something? i like it in any case. lol. I would have not been able to say all that without cracking up either! and hey i jsut got google analytics yesterday. you can have it for a regular blog without your own domain!

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  7. Your voice is very pretty :D I didn't actually ever think about how it would have sounded, but it sounds nice.

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  8. I never thought about you having a northern accent. :-) And I always imagined you'd have more of a tiny high pitched voice.

    I love how the video makes your personality come to life. You do such a great job making the blogs fun and entertaining to read. It's good to know that your spirit is just as good outside of written word.

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  9. Hey, thanks for the video! Just yesterday I thought of the fact that you when you read somebody`s blog/texts, you always imagine a voice but you can´t be sure....until now :-)
    You seem to be really nice, friendy and open! I imagined your voice to be a lot higher, just because you are so small! But I love your real voice, you have to post more videos!
    Thanks from Germany :-)
    Trina

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  10. Very funny, you're so cute. I love your laugh. Your voice is maybe a little deeper than I imagined, have you ever thought about a career in broadcasting? Quite an honor--once again. Spark loves you...and you have earned their respect by your accomplishment. I'll be watching for this promo!
    Pam

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  11. Your voice sounds pretty much exactly how I imagined. And, for the record, I totally didn't notice any accent...of course that could be because I'm from Ohio, so I probably talk the same way! LOL!

    All I could think of was the guy from Billy Madison. "You can do it all night long!"

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  12. Oops...that was Water Boy, huh? Whatever...still an Adam Sandler movie! LOL!

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  13. That was so fun to watch! It always makes me smile when someone laughs. I never thought before about how you sound. I agree with Aimee - I don't hear an accent....but I'm from Wisconsin so why would I? You don't have one:)

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  14. Hi Katie. OH SO FUN!!!! Loved hearing your voice and your wonderful laugh!!! BIG congrats on the Sparkpeople video!!! Can't wait to see the final promo. All the best for the rest of the weekend and the week ahead.

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  15. Omg katie, that video made me laugh my ass off! Your laugh is contagious! I especially like the parts where you are like "Jerry!" I could just see me doing that to Marc! "Marc stop it!" LOL!

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  16. That is the cutest video and made me smile! Your voice sounds a little deeper than I imagined, but in a nice way and I love your accent:-)

    You look so pretty too!! Maybe you could start doing some video blog posts sometimes... that would be great!

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  17. Ah, Rubik's Cube! My boyfriend memorised the steps off the internet, he can now do it in about 3 mins. Plays with it while watching TV, sometimes it's so annoying! I can't do it though lol

    I read your blog in my "Kiwi voice", so hearing your accent is different - but of course not surprising, as I know you're not a Kiwi! Loved the video, you should do more! Loved all the laughter :)

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  18. i hear an accent, just read the comments about not hearing the accent, but im from near philly im sure we talk funny here if you were to hear us talk. :)
    looks like you guys had fun though :) and by the way i didnt hear a lisp with your husband speaking. but then again he didnt really talk much.
    -lessoff

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  19. When you started speaking, I didn't feel surprised as to the sound of your voice or of your laugh. Your voice is a perfect and natural fit for you. You have a very pleasing and easily understandable voice. I did find myself laughing along with your filming. : ) And hey! Congrats for Sparkpeople contacting you to do the short film! It shows how inspirational you are to so many people! Proud of you!

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  20. very cute..I would have become frustrated but you kept laughing..way to go.

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  21. Lol your video had me cracking up. That's pretty cool that they asked you to record a clip!

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  22. Nice job on the cube!!!

    Haha, you are so cute! You are cracking up the whole time. I love the last outtake where you said you couldn't remember what you were going to say. :)

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  23. You look so cute! I didn't even read the blog once I saw there was a video of you and then of course I had to go back and read it! lol You sound different than I thought, but I kept waiting for you to get the take perfect and then realized it was only Outtakes! HAHA Can't wait to see the finished product on Spark! :) Congrats! Now you have to do the Accent Challenge! :)

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  24. haha! Great vid. I too thought you'd have a high pitched, little voice. Who would have known you have such a strong womanly voice :) I think you should do some vlogs!

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  25. F'larious, Katie! I do have to admit I thought you have a higher tone to your voice, but I imagine that when you are telling the boys to stop, they listen! I always think of Rob Schneider with the "You can do it!"

    Awesome, possum!

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  26. hahaha I love this video! I laughed a lot, thanks for posting it! I always like hearing what other bloggers sound like :)

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  27. I think your voice matches you perfectly. I WAS totally expecting you to pull out a "You can DO it!" Bobby Booshay style.

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  28. Aw, you look and sound so adorable! Can't wait to see your promo on spark. It's gonna be great :)

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  29. I didn't actually have in my mind what I thought your voice would sound like but when I heard it I wasn't suprised at all, so I guess you sounded how I thought you would. : ) I'm SOOO glad to be back online, our computer took a crap 2 weeks ago and I was so bummed about being out of the loop on your blog. I have a question for you: does it creep you out that some of us feel like we know you? I'm convinced that you and I would be great friends in "real life" but then I remember that you don't know me and then I feel a little stalkerish. Ha ha! I hope you have a great week!

    -Jen (jennygump21)

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  30. Aww, you have a little bit of what I'd call a "Buffalo" accent! The video was funny - it made me smile. Thanks for sharing :-)

    ~Madwin

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  31. After reading your blog for hours over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have laughed out loud and teared up with big croc tears as I traveled along the journey with you. When I heard your voice on the "You can do it!" clips, it was sorta like putting your face and name into real time for me. Your voice fits your personality (I bet)...strong yet light-hearted. I must say that you give me such inspiration to keep going strong. I am down about 50 lbs with at least 50 more to go. Thanks for being there for me daily...

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  32. I just heard about your blog today and I am loving it! Anyway, I just realized that 1. I saw your story on Dr. Oz when it aired a few months back. And 2. I saw you in the Spark video before because some running friends of mine (Anne and Bob) were also in the video! Small world. Glad to have stumbled upon your blog :)

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