Vlog it out

24 Mar

A few days ago Colleen posted her first video blog (vlog), which inspired me to create one of my own. As I was getting ready to record myself (ah…I don’t like listening to/watching myself on camera, do you?), I remembered watching Caitlin’s accent vlog in January, and decided to do an accent vlog of my own. I find it so interesting to hear what bloggers sound like, because like Colleen, I think that I have an idea of what they sound like as I am reading their blog, and then I am surprised when they sound completely different.

Before you view the video, I should tell you my background (or, where my accent probably comes from). I am originally from Michigan, and my parents and relatives are from there, as well. But…I lived in Ohio for five years, and have lived in Indiana for over a decade.

Here are the words and questions, if you’d like to follow along:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you say to address a group of people?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped
  • body and extremely long legs?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry
  • groceries at the supermarket?
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Do I sound like what you expected? You’re going to try this vlog now too, right ;)?

P.S.- I am slightly embarrassed of my appearance. I hope you ignored the pimples on my cheek and the slightly messy pony…it’s just been one of those weeks. And…I am not that fidgety all the time. I was sitting on a bar stool when I recorded myself and apparently I have a habit of swiveling when I’m sitting on a fun chair 😉

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11 Responses to “Vlog it out”

  1. Hilary March 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    This is weird because if I close my eyes, I swear that is me talking! Soon we will start to look alike too, haha.

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy March 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

      I know! When I wasn’t looking at the video, I thought it sounded like you. Molly’s starting to sound like us too. It’s kinda weird. And sometimes when I glance in the mirror at the gym I see images of you and/or Molly..that’s really weird haha.

  2. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries March 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    YAY! I’m so glad you did a vlog 🙂 You are so cute! You have a great voice 🙂 What you call “pop” I call “soda” and I call it the grocery store, too!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy March 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

      Aw, thanks, I was kind of nervous about it! My boyfriend calls it “soda” sometimes too…I guess that word is pretty interchangeable :).

  3. Michelle March 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Funnnn- I love it! I’m glad you posted one of these. I think you actually sound like what I was expecting, which is funny because I’m normally way off!

    We have a lot of the same names for things, except I call it soda 🙂

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy March 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

      That is funny!

      When I was little I thought that “soda” was like an ice cream float..I guess I had heard “soda fountain” somewhere or something, and I just associated ice cream with that.

  4. Stacie@sugarandsneakers March 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    You’re the first blogger who actually sounds like what I thought you would sound like!

  5. thebalancebroad March 27, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I agree with Stacie – you totally sound how I would have expected! And we have the same accent. 🙂 I wish I had a southern accent…..or of course British or Australian….

  6. Tim March 31, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    Awesome vlog I’ve just started doing vlogs it’s good fun. The thing I found is the 1st 1 is always a tough one to do but the more you do the more confident you’ll become infront of the camera. I’ll do a vlog answering the questions too 

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