My first video

I’ve had an increasing number of requests lately to address some topics by speaking, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Here’s my first stab at a video:

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78 Responses to “My first video”
  1. Elizabeth says:


  2. Fabiola says:

    You're too goofy ๐Ÿ˜›


  3. Sue says:

    LOL! I Love it!!! You really do have a nice voice.

  4. Serena says:

    That. Was. AWESOME!!!

  5. Maia says:

    If only all information was stated so concisely and entertainingly. It fits a piece of advice I heard the other day: "Take what you are doing seriously, but not yourself."

  6. Rebekka says:

    I kept thinking, wow, she's so serious. Totally hilarious!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You present yourself very well.

    not sure about the dude in the banana costume….

    there is a story somewhere?

    (some Christians drive me bananas as well..ha) I am a Christian…


  8. dottie says:

    Go, Jen!

  9. Veronica Mitchell says:

    Love it.

  10. Bonnie says:

    that was wonderful! :) so funny!

  11. Anne says:

    Love that surprise ending!

  12. Heather says:

    Oh Jennifer…that was fantastic! Thanks for the smile!

  13. Worm says:


  14. Jennie C. says:

    What's with the banana in the background? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This is a test video, I guess? You speak well, carefully and clearly. :-) Perhaps a more visually interesting location, though? A desk, or an armchair?

  15. FrankCaiati says:

    FANTASTIC!…an m. night shamalan twist!

  16. deanna says:

    Video is nice, but have you considered podcasts. This way people can take you with them.

  17. Anonymous says:

    So serious.

    Love it.

  18. TaraS says:

    Hooray! Best video blog ever.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Aw, good job on your first video!!
    But don't forget to smile!

    PS: Just curious, why is the person filming you wearing a banana suit? :)

  20. Little M says:

    Teehee. Very cute!

  21. Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh. Can't get enough of this.

    I showed it to my husband through laughter. I think it made him nervous (Is there a banana suit in my future, I could hear him wondering.).

  22. Kaitlin says:

    Perfect! I'm left wondering, "Did they just happen to have a banana costume laying around??"

  23. Lauren says:

    You're so funny!

  24. Miล‚oล›ฤ‡ says:

    OH MY!!! LOL! I LOOOOOVE this vid!! Haha :) You brightened up my day.

  25. Domestic Accident says:


  26. sara says:


  27. Fr. Christian Mathis says:


  28. Annita, Mom2Seven says:

    Long time lurker! Too funny!!!

  29. Susan Thompson says:

    Loved it!

  30. That Married Couple says:

    Dying at the banana suit!!!

  31. Roxane B. Salonen says:

    Oh my gosh, Jennifer, that is hilarious! Totally caught me on that one. My daughter happened to be watching; then she had to see it AGAIN. Then my other daughter came in and said, "What?!" So we had to show her. Meanwhile, my husband is lying here on the bed where I am typing, listening, wondering, "Huh???" This is great. I am definitely sharing it on my blog! Hope that's okay…

  32. Nanny Y. says:

    Hilarious! You are too much! ๐Ÿ˜€ I don't think anyone could accuse of taking yourself too seriously.

  33. JR says:

    Interesting video. You make an apeeling case.

  34. Lady Caitie in the Pretty City says:

    Died. Laughing.

  35. John Henry says:

    Loved it. The banana suit was put to good use!

  36. Margaret in Minnesota says:

    And I thought I was the only one who kept a guy in a banana suit around for inspiration.

    It must be a blogging thing.

  37. Laura says:

    I figured there had to be a catch. You looked way too serious for there not to be something funny! I love the people who don't get it :)
    God Bless.

  38. Karen E. says:

    As a fellow artiste, fully immersed in this thankless yet vital vocation, I find that I am profoundly moved by this.

  39. Kat says:

    Hahaha! Too cute.

  40. Mary says:

    Well done. Concise, passionate. Makes me want to bake a loaf of banana bread for some reason. hmmm?

  41. anthony says:

    Hilarious! Wonder if it can be a running joke for future vids. Thanks for the laugh….

  42. Tienne says:


  43. the J in PJs Til Noon says:

    Wonderful! Love it!

  44. Mrs. Parunak says:

    Love it, love it, love it! You're hilarious.

  45. Karina says:

    There's a dangling modifier in the first sentence (just my pet peeve). Nice video though!

  46. Courageous Grace says:

    Wow, Jen, I loved it! You're a natural in front of the camera! On another note, you do have a beautiful voice. I'd love to see more.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this apeeling video. I'd leave a longer comment but I've got to split.

  47. tom faranda says:

    Ha! We're all dying for more!!

  48. Kate Wicker @ Momopoly says:

    Oh my goodness. You completely caught me off guard. That's the first real belly laugh I had all day (it's been a long one). Thanks for that. You are hilarious. (And you do have a great voice.)

  49. Laughing Lioness says:

    You rock. So does the banana man.

  50. Kimberlee says:

    That was very interesting, but aren't you afraid of attracting large banana-eating scorpions???

  51. Kim says:

    My type of vlog!

  52. Lisa V. says:

    Hahahaha!!! I'm glad I watched it a 2nd time, didn't catch it at first! : )

  53. Megan@SortaCrunchy says:

    BAGAHAHAHAHA! LOVE IT. I had to wonder after the first few seconds if there was going to be a surprise ending. It seemed all quite serious. I have to say I didn't expect that. You are such a hoot! I bet you are totally, totally fun to hang out

  54. Smoochagator says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. I LOLed.

  55. Mary @ tinyprayers says:

    That was hilarious!!!! Where did you get that banana suit?

  56. kathy says:


  57. Catie says:

    I can't see it… is there a problem?

  58. Amy says:

    Hahahahaha–love the banana-man, I mean, camera man!

  59. Jackie says:


  60. thrifty mystic says:

    Awesome – an apostolate for banana addicts

  61. Elisabeth Black says:

    Haha! The art of blogging. Great vlog.

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  63. Linda says:


  64. Nicole says:

    HUH-larious!! Cracking up out loud!

  65. Philip says:

    Brilliant! LOVE the ending!

  66. Rachel Gray says:

    I love your alto voice, Jen. You sound like me. :)

  67. Diapeepees says:

    I’m so used to reading without hearing your accent…never thought to imagine one…totally shocking. (But, already knew about the banana.)
    Diapeepees recently posted..Feeding Our Young

  68. Victor says:

    I just love it when new atheist come back to (Good Old Dad) God.

  69. I just want to know who’s idea this was…??? And how that played out in conversation. LOL
    Jeni @ Patron Saint {of Poopy Diapers} recently posted..We Made it Home!


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