New Video, and a Funny Story

God has a sense of humor. I know this, because I’m 32 years old, and while I was preparing to shoot this video, my forehead kindly grew 2 giant pimples. One was in the “unicorn” position, and the other was placed just right to accentuate my receding hairline. That’s just spiffy.

So, like any filmmaker, I decided it was time to use makeup. Very macho and professional of me, right? Well, not so much. You see, I’m guessing when guys in the movies get themselves all painted up, they don’t use their wife’s makeup. In fact, I might bet some money on that. I, however, didn’t really have a choice.

In my attempt to wear “as little makeup as possible”, I spread the stuff on very thin. When you spread on makeup thin, however, you have to rub HARD. Which, for a fair complected bloke like myself, turns your skin red.

So picture me, with my wife’s makeup, poorly applied, and with my entire face beet red from rubbing. It did draw the attention away from the 2 ganky pimples on my forehead — but wasn’t really any improvement. So I had to apply more of my wife’s makeup. To cover up my mess.

Anyway, it turned out fine. I don’t think I’m going to leave the house before scrubbing my face like crazy, but really — who could ever find out? šŸ˜‰

7 thoughts on “New Video, and a Funny Story”

  1. HA!

    A. makeup for filming is ok, i used to work for the IETV (Israeli Educational TV), we used it infront of the camera all the time, pimples or not.
    B. DO NOT RUB!
    C. next time let the wife apply it, I am sure she knows better “how to” than us guys šŸ˜‰

  2. Shawn, look at the bright side. The fact that you didn’t apply the makeup perfectly without really knowing how is proof that one of your missing memories is not that you used to like to crossdress.

  3. You talked a little bit about needing to take a regular keyboard for any extensive use in the field. There is another thing I noticed that makes this product not as portable as it seems.

    To keep this computer running full time you need a solar setup which is not small. You need a panel which would have to be at least 2′ x 2′ ish to get much power. A battery to hold the charge and a power inverter to change that 12v goodness into a 110v outlet.

    To back me up heres a snippet from the Aleutia website.

    “We’re working with a secondary school in Tanzania to provide 5 units, 10″ LCDs with a foldable solar panel and car battery to keep them running indefinitely.”

    Personally if I were going to going to do all of that I would just buy an energy efficient laptop since It’s going to take a heavy backpack worth of stuff to power it anyway.

  4. just as a side note, the local gas/food chain “Sheetz” uses the Aleutia E1 for their “MTO” (made to order) touch screen menu/order system. Its very convenient for them. I know this is kinda old post, but i figured since I just came across this sight, i would start posting.


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