While I'm not totally up on new media (like, what is Foursquare other than my third-grader's recess game of choice?), but lately I've been laughing my butt off over Xtranormal movies (or, "robot movies" as Dimity calls them because she can't ever remember the real name), like this one about moms of multiples. Inspired by Dim spearheading the 12K's of the Holidays YouTube vids, I resolved to make a Run Like a Mother Xtranormal movie. "You should make it be about a woman who is plagued by all these injuries," Dimity suggested, not surprisingly. "Nope. I'm doing one about a husband who is clueless about all his wife does in a day--and her running," I replied.
As I started typing text and arranging camera angles, I realized I needed to paint the scene with a fairly wide brushstroke. The husband had to be over-the-top lame, yet still elicit some oh-it's-so-true chuckles and nods. To add some, ahem, realism, I borrowed choice lines from my own husband, Jack. But he's not the green-shirt-wearing guy in this movie: Jack progressed a long way in 2010 in terms of appreciating my running and my never-ending contributions to the smooth-ish running of our family life. So, thanks, honey. And how was your day?
If our little flick strikes a chord, please pass it around to your gal-pals. And share with us any zingers your husband (or boss, in-law, or neighbor) have uttered lately.