Monday, February 14, 2011

Flippin' Good Fun!

Well Bryan beat me to the video punch by posting a montage of the (ridiculously abundant) footage of Lucano, our cutey-pie kitty.  Sometimes the problem of a two-blogger family is that we have the same news or stories to talk about.  But I'll give it to him because that wasn't the video I was going to share, anyway. 

We spent New Year's week on a cruise with Bryan's entire family, a lovely gift from his parents.  We celebrated Christmas all over again because his sister kindly transported our gifts from Ohio (thanks, Diane!).  One unexpected gem was a Flip Video Camera, a petite user-friendly gadget that has a USB port that flips out like a switchblade to plug directly into the computer.  I've always been a little camera shy, but I gotta say, this little sucker is a lot of fun. 

We toted it along to the festa and enjoyed catching some of our friends and fellow villagers on film (or digital, as the case may be).  We also clicked it on as we drove down the main street from the church to the main piazza, to give you a glimpse of the medieval lanes 'round these parts.

So without further intro or ado, I give you the first official Flippin' Fun videos.  More are sure to follow.

La Festa di Sant'Antonio

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A Ride Through the Village

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12 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, you're going to have fun with that! "Ce un video"!!!

And, who wouldn't love Lucano. What a bundle of energy.

Valerie said...

Yvonne - You're so right! It's compact and light, so I can tote it around with me. The funny thing is, everyone thinks it's a regular camera and they stop and pose. That's why Bryan kept saying, "e' una video". (After drinking wine his speech and the video quality sort of deteriorated ;)

Saretta said...

Have fun with your new toy!

Maxine Oliver said...

What fun...mmm maybe I need to get one.....I'm sucker for new techi stuff..lol I will look forward to more of your videos of your village...

janie said...

Love going on the ride through town with you. And your comment at the end was perfect!

Valerie said...

Saretta - Thanks!

Maxine - Good for you! I'm not a techie-gadget type normally, but this little bugger is fun.

Janie - When you're in Calitri you'll have to come drive it for yourself! ;)

Ken said...

I liked the in car video the best also. But, as an American, I'm a little suspicious of a street where two humvees can't pass side by side.

Valerie said...

Ken - We are quite happy that not even one Hummer can pass through our streets! A little more width might be nice but I'm always surprised by some of the trucks that will make it up and down that hill without scraping the walls.

marcus yogaman said...

Great video, this looks really fun! :)

Maxine Oliver said...

Well I went and did it..ordered one for myself.Between you and Yvonne I was convince I needed it...lol...It's supposed to be here either today or tomorrow. I can't wait. I want to take it with me to Vegas on Saturday. I want to practice using it so that I will be good at for when I get to Verona in March. I have a quilt in the international show Silk Roads Meet in Verona...I want to video it.....

Geek girl said...

Oh, the old you have to jump into a doorway to avoid the oncoming car street. I love those.

Valerie said...

Maxine - Cool! Can't wait to see what you do with it! The quilt show sounds fun; I always admire them and how much work goes into them.

GeekGirl - Yep, lots of those kinds of streets around here, as you'll see.