Hey, Tami…A video blog that shows ME. Are you happy? I will try to do these more often. Having the webcam on the laptop gives me no excuse. As you can see, I was still in my jammies and sporting bedhead when I made this one. Ah well, I am who I am! 🙂
I could quote statistics, but this PSA and the accompanying interview is far more effective.
Have I texted while driving? Of course I have. Even after my accident, caused by a distracted driver who looked up just in time to slam into my stopped car, I have done so. But this video is reminder enough that I won’t do it in the future.
I mean, really, how important is something that I have to take my eyes from the road to read it or reply? I can pull over or — fancy this idea — just wait.
An aside: Did you notice the part at 4:55 about what we’re now supposed to call those who have been in car wrecks? They’re “victims of unintended consequences”. As this gentleman expert says, “We don’t say accidents anymore because it implies some measure of fate and all these things are preventable.”
That’s one of the most ridiculous euphemisms I’ve heard. With that logic, we’ll have to subcategorize such occurances. Wreck preventable? Okay, that’s an Unintended Consequence. Deer jumps through your windshield? Accident! Well, wait. You could trace it back to urban sprawl and conclude the deer wouldn’t be on the roads if they had sufficient habitat.
Just call them motorvehicle accidents, people. KISS. And don’t text while you’re driving.
This tickles me! The baby obviously knows exactly what she’s saying, but lacks the verbal skills to communicate it in a way that’s meaningful to her dad. In the meantime, it’s really funny and dad is trying hard not to laugh at her!
I’m not sure how I ran across this video just now, but I’m glad I did. Harry and Charlie are brothers. At one time, Harry thought it was funny to put his finger in Charlie’s mouth, because Charlie bit it. Harry knows better now…
They couldn’t have planned this. Harry’s expression at about :20 into it is priceless. And Charlie’s obviously delighted with the whole thing. The boys’ parents are expecting a baby (another boy!) in June 2009. Look out, Charlie; paybacks are hell. 😉