Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pinky promise!

Every once in a while I come across a blog post that just cracks me up. Usually I'm at Kristina P.'s place when this happens (and her last post really did crack me up) but once in a while I'm not. Today I came across this heeelarious post at Rabbit in the Headlights. It's short and sweet and doesn't take much time to read: Dude, What's With My Car?

So yesterday I announced my video contest and within hours I got my first video entry.

From my apostate brother, Stephen!

He's always been one of my biggest supporters when it comes to my writing. (And quite honestly, I think he secretly wishes I was more like Crash in real life.)

So you wanna get a sneak peak at the video?

Can I give a disclaimer first?

1. Pinky promise none of the photos in the video are actual footage from my house. Except the video portion, which came from last Thanksgiving. But I think Stephen has manipulated the footage because somehow he has captured videographic evidence of me inviting my in-laws to move in with us.

That never happened. Pinky promise.

2. If I ever did get a maid, I would not, I repeat NOT, let Stephen pick out her uniform. Mostly because my hub no speaka French.

My hub is more of a Brady Bunch kinda guy. Pinky promise!

And without further ado, thank you Stephen! The video is a gas and I lub it. LY!

For the rest of you who are thinking of entering the video contest, let me clarify that you don't HAVE to pretend you are me trying to convince the SAM-e judges to pick me. I was thinking more along the lines of YOU telling the judges why I am qualified for the job.

Okay, here are the contest rules I posted yesterday:

I'm hosting a contest. A video contest. I've got two sponsors who want me to win and are donating $100 cash each to help me get more votes and views.

I'm targeting teens and tweeners, but anyone can enter. Alls you have to do is make a DEB-e for SAM-e video--30 secs-2 minutes long. It can be dumb. Or fun. Or funny. Or serious. Or gangsta. Preferably a video which starts off by saying "Hi, my name is Deb, and I approve this message." (LOL) (Click here if you don't get that and you want to because you can't stand being on the outside of an inside joke.)

You can dance or sing or talk, but whatever you do pretend the judges are watching. You need to tell/show/coerce/convince the judges why I would make the best Good Mood Blogger.

The video is due Sunday night. You will need to upload your video to YouTube then send me the URL so I can embed it on my blog Monday. Once the videos are posted you will need to rally your peeps to vote for your video (and vote for me while they're at it.) (Gosh, where did I come up with brilliant plan, you ask? hmmmm . . . beats me.)

The voting will run Mon, the 6th through Friday, the 10th. Which just so happens to be the last day of the SAM-e competition.

There will be two winners. (More if I can get more sponsors.) Each winner will receive $100 cash for Christmas.

I'm doing this because I really want to win this job. And I need to show the judges that I'm EXCITED. Even though I'm not excited. I'm tired. (But tired in an EXCITED way.)

Oh, and by the way, even though I'm number 12 in the race, I'm number 6 in the video views-- only 150 views from fourth place.

Sooooooo I'm actually posting my video here in case you want to click on it and increase my numbers.

No pressure, but MAHALO in advance. : )


IWA (e - va) said...

Your brother has a wicked sense of humor! <3 it! I dont know if I can make one any funnier that his! .... btw it sure sounds like you invited your inlaws to stay with you!

btw.. who / what is the song in the background of your vid?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Iwa, the song is called Leave Better by Paul Benton. I keep meaning to post the lyrics. Isn't it a cool song.

Hey, it doesn't have to be funnier. You guys have the island flavah!

And I think maybe I did invite my in-laws to live with us. Do you think I was drunk?

Oh wells, just think of all the blog material I'll have to work with. ha ha

wesley's mom (sue) said...

Your brother is awesome. I love it.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Love it...Yeah those toilets are
HEY! For reals, you are targeting tweens and teens for this video contest...Heck okay, you wanna me to dress up as a teen for the video?
LOL. holy moly that would be crazy.
I'll tell you what, I'll donate the 100 bucks I win to my tween for Christmas...K?

LUB ya Deb.
You are Awesome!

springrose said...

First of all yes I voted again! I talked to Karen Ewing and they will be in Utah on Thursday but aren't sure if they will be trying to check into the hospital on that day but it depends on her platelets. I will try to get her cell number or she said you could just check the hospital reigistration under Riley Ewing.

Kristina P. said...

Your brother clearly has the funny gene, just like you.

I can have the punk kids I work with make a video. How do you feel about the F word?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

One Cluttered Brain, ha ha You don't have to dress up like a teen OR give the winnings to your kids. ha ha

Springrose, will she be here for a few days? I will check with the hospital. OH HOW I WISH Lulu was already a magic dog and not just a magic dog in training. Wouldn't it be cool to take her to see Riley!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hahahaha Kristina P.

I love the F word. As long as it ends in udge. Hahaha

T said...

laughing through the post - through the video - and through comments... this is why I come here - and why you deserve to win!!!

Vern said...

What an awesome brother! You SO deserve this job.

Jillybean said...

How did your brother get a picture of my laundry pile???

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Ha ha ha Jillybean. That made me laugh out loud.

Martha said...

And how did your bro get a picture of the bathroom of our new house before we knocked it out?

I totally had a dream about your boys last night. It's too complicated to write about, plus I'm at work.

Martha said...

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you. Josh's application is in for BYU Provo. He's made up his mind and wants to go there. He wants to come summer. I asked my bro if he can live there and he said sure. Now he just has to get accepted. I'm pretty sure he will be.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Ha ha Martha,

Hey, I hope Nan and Jim are gathering the neighborhood peeps to do a music lip sync video and wave their dolphin signs for the $100. SERIOUSLY! look to it.

And you guys, One Cluttered Brain made a heelarious video. I'm posting it tomorrow.

Dolly said...

So funny that Stephen. And Martha too. I am a witness that Martha had that exact bathroom before she did a full on re-did of that entire house.

I came by to see it when I was last there and you were not home Martha. I'll catch you next time... which will be in January.

I'm trying to get Sean to make a video. He's good with little movies.

Sandi said...

Ohhhh man I wish I could think of some super delightful video idea. I am not creative! Instead I have taken it upon myself to view your video 150 times. That is my contribution. Unless I think of something really funny. Then I could go on facebook and bug all my friends to vote for ME for a change..hahahah

Kazzy said...

I love your video. You are the best candidate, I am sure. Bestest wishes!

wendy said...

I would so totally do that...If I could...which I can't. Would require me KNOWING how to do a video, and then HOW to download it.
Waaaaaaaay beyond my capablities. BUT Let me tell you, If I could, mine would rock!!! Cause it just would. don't argue.
alas, I can't
so I will stick with just putting in my only ONE alloted vote every day.
cause that I can do.