Thursday, August 7, 2008

By Special Request

Here's a little video the Bag Lady made at the request of some of her blog-buddies. She tried to keep it short in order not to bore you all to tears!


video

She had to cut quite a lot of her journey out of the video (it's not easy to condense a 4 hour trip into a 2.5 minute video.....!) She left out the parts with the horse and buggy, and the wild Indian attack (sorry, that's probably not politically correct. Get over it - it was a joke!)

Hope you enjoy it anyway.

27 comments:

MizFit said...

I ADORED IT AND THANKS (as I know I was one who nagged :)).

yeah, sure, Im a little disappointed it wasnt the BL singing but that was all overshadowed by the fact I need your VIDEO HELP :)

loved it as now, when you toss off a WENT TO TOWN, we know what it 'looks like'

Miz.

Christine said...

See, this is why I can sit in a bus for 16 hours and not go completely insane.

Because the 3-4 hour round trip to Winnipeg every month taught me well from an early age.

Missicat said...

I love it!!!! Glad you got some rain too...
What program do you use for your videos?

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent going to town video. Two thumbs up! Umm, did you film and drive? Or was that the dash cam?

the Bag Lady said...

Miz - glad you liked it... had to cut quite a lot out.

Christine - ah, yes, we Canucks are a patient lot for many reasons!

Missicat - unfortunately, the rain fell (briefly) only on the city! We didn't get any.
I used Windows Movie Maker.

dfLeah - yes, the dash cam (yeah....that's it)!

Gena said...

That was so fun to watch! I bet it would be even more fun to actually go to town with you!

Emily said...

bravo Bag Lady!!! It was exciting to see exactly what "going to town" means for you. You must be a good driver to be able to video type while you're driving, I'd be swerving all over the road if I tried that : )

Anonymous said...

Wanh! It stuck at 2:22 and wouldn't load anymore for me. But at least I got to see you get back on the gravel.

(Never noticed the lyrics before: "the lonely cattle feed on the jimson-weed"??? They're so lonely they're suicidal?)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Amy Mullis said...

Set to the tune of "Back in the Saddle Again." Perfect! You crack me up.

Sagan Morrow said...

You're so video savvy! Long trips can be nice when theres lots of pretty scenery to look at.

Roxie said...

Great video. I'm new around here, but not new to the concept of "going to town". Grew up on a gravel road myself.

You are a great read.

tokaiangel said...

Wow look how much SPACE there is! How could the rain fall on the town on not on Bag Lady's ranch? How far away is it?

Thankyou for sharing your journey Bag Lady! If you could just squeeze in a moose crossing the road next time....:0)

TA x

the Bag Lady said...

Gena - Thanks - glad you liked it. And I'm sure we would have a blast going to town together!

Emily - there were a few times when I taped the sky, and the dashboard, etc. - those ended up on the cutting room floor!!

Mary Anne - all you missed were the credits then! And I dunno - is jimson weed poisonous to cattle? I'm not even sure what it is....:)

Amy - I was hoping someone else would find that as funny as I did!! (Knew I could count on you, twin!)

Sagan - there's always something to look at on those journeys to town.

Roxie - thanks - glad you enjoy my little stories! Nice to 'see' you here, and I hope you'll stop by again!

TA - it is 28 km from home to the outskirts of town. Takes about 20 minutes, depending on the road and the weather. Around here, it can rain at the neighbour's place half a mile down the road, but not at our place! Happens all the time.

I'll be on the lookout for a moose or two for you next time!

Anonymous said...

Baglady, jimson weed is certainly poisonous to humans. Garden books warn about it all the time. I don't know if it's an old farmer's tale that it poisons cows and horses, too--we're all mammals but we have different stomachs--but everybody I know works hard to keep it out of their fields.

28 km, huh. When we finally get to move, we'll be (quick conversion) 16 km from town, instead of one. But "town" is nowhere near big enough to have a Walmart. We have to go to the next county for that.

Mary Anne in Kentucky, wishing you rain now that your hay is in. Sorry I don't have any to spare.

Reb said...

Love the video Sis! You'll have to go up to Richmond hill some night and pan the size of the "town" all lit up.

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - I don't think jimson weed grows this far north - I had to look it up, and I've never seen it around here. Sounds nasty.

Reb - even you would be surprised at the extent of the city lights at night...

Reb said...

Yes, so show us, please!

the Bag Lady said...

One day I shall. I meant to show how much the city has grown in my little video so you could see it, but there was too much traffic to drive and run the camera at the same time....

Fitarella said...

its not working for me!!!

WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! :(

the Bag Lady said...

Fitarella - oh no! Danged Blogger. I've had some trouble lately with them. Hopefully it'll work if you have time to try again later.....

Sydney Speel said...

we had to condense 40 years of history into one 5 minute slideshow for history class lasst year.

i, who enjoy making elaborate powerpoint presentations, ended up having a 10 minute presentation.

i got a C on the project if i recall.

the Bag Lady said...

Sydney - it's really hard to decide what to leave out, isn't it?

Crabby McSlacker said...

That was ADORABLE.

And those Wild Indian Attacks are the worst, aren't they? Takes forever to get all the tandoori chicken and curry stains out.

Oh, you meant...

Fitarella said...

LOVED IT! put a hug smile on my face this morning :-)

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - you cracked me up! Yup, curry stains are the worst!

Fitarella - Thanks - glad it made you smile!

Clare2e said...

I enjoyed the trip and the soundtrack! With all those stops, you must've come home with as much as you took.

the Bag Lady said...

Clare - that's the one thing I forgot to film - the load of stuff I brought home!