Have ya'll seen this?
Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is hosting the "I See What You're Saying" carnival on Sept. 30. She wants us to video ourselves doing our posts, as opposed to us writing our posts like normal. So that we can "meet" each other and hear what we all sound like. She even has a cool button that you can grab just for this occasion.
I love this idea because one of my favorite things is hearing my bloggy friends' voices. It makes it all so much more real, when you realize there is an actual person with a real voice behind the words they write every day.
More than anything I love hearing the different accents. Love it. I have several real-life friends in Minnesota, and when I hear them talk, it totally makes me smile. It's so cool, hearing them say fleg and beg instead of flag and bag. And when I hear some of your sweet Southern drawls, it really does make me wish that I had been born in Georgia or North Carolina or Texas, because my flat Midwestern non-accent? It just cannot compete. Not to say that those of you from the Midwest have boring voices. Not at all. It's just that I do love some Southern-talk.
I did live in Dallas for 3 years, so I feel that qualifies me to say "ya'll" on occasion. I picked that up when I was working at a downtown Dallas restaurant as a hostess because it just worked beautifully when addressing a party of more than one person. Ya'll. Saying "You" or, even worse, "You all" just sounded strained and contrived to me. But saying "Ya'll"? It just slipped out so smoothly. But that is the extent of my faux-Southern. It just doesn't ring true with the rest of the staccato words that pop out of my mouth.
I haven't decided if I'm going to participate yet (due to, umm...we'll call it voice issues that I have. Does anyone else think they sound dorky on video?).
Plus I am not sure what I would talk about.
Plus I'm shy. (Oh, the excuses, they just keep coming).
So I'm debating. But I think it would be lovely if YOU would participate. So I can see what you look like in action and hear your voice. That's not hypocritical, is it? Yeah, maybe just a little. I'll work on slowing down my speech enough so that you can understand me, and then maybe I'll jump in, too. Maybe.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Have ya'll seen this?
Posted by Jackie at 3:25 PM