On Monday, as we were watching the latest episode of Being Erica, I noticed the ad spot inviting watchers to submit a 15-second video of themselves enjoying McCain Ultra Thin Crust Pizza for a chance to win a cameo spot in an episode in the final season of the show. The final 10 videos will be chosen by the judges then voting is open to the public.
Me, shoot video? Expose myself like so? But somehow the idea stuck with me because as opposed to gratuitous and uninvited video, there was a purpose to this self-promotion.
I love pizza. I love Being Erica. Humiliating myself is confined to how I take a bite out of pizza (which is challenging) and not due to having said something stupid or wrong. There is so much noise on the Internet, really, I’m barely registering as a blip. This is the kind of thing Scare Yourself EveryDay Greg Tung would do and he’s been doing it over over 200 days! If I didn’t try, I would always wonder…. And it’s just like me: Sometimes if I get an idea into my head, I just have to pursue it!
The “script” simply reads,
“YOU EAT MCCAIN ULTRA THIN CRUST PIZZA
(Take a bite and enjoy thoroughly)
Thus began the planning and analysis phase which was really fun to do with Lil Sis who has ideas but wouldn’t do this herself. She only merely likes pizza and only merely likes Being Erica. What should I wear? What small touches to add? Do I make any sounds? What happens in my “scene”? How to convey delight without words and how to smile with my mouth full?
As with most things, the process was more fun than my conservative result. I wanted to produce something that I wouldn’t regret later…!
So… here’s the video: 15 Seconds of FAME
This is a blog series complementing my regular blog posts with the original idea was to share our parallel lives, NPY’s and mine, while I’m in Toronto and he’s in Vancouver, 3,400 km away. For me, it’s been pretty fun because I’m this long-time blogger and enjoy repackaging parts of my life in “blog bites”. It’s been more difficult for NPY who hasn’t experienced a change in scenery (although I do not think it is necessary) so I’ll be continuing this with just my photos. I might have something every day. I might not.
On this day..
- It’s been a while…. - 2010