My first video

February 14, 2010 | 70 comments

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:


  1. Elizabeth


  2. Lana


  3. Fabiola

    You're too goofy ๐Ÿ˜›


  4. Sue

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

  5. Serena

    That. Was. AWESOME!!!

  6. Maia

    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."

  7. Rebekka

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

  8. Anonymous

    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…


  9. dottie

    Go, Jen!

  10. Veronica Mitchell

    Love it.

  11. Bonnie

    that was wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ so funny!

  12. Anne

    Love that surprise ending!

  13. Heather

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

  14. Worm


  15. Jennie C.

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

    This is a test video, I guess? You speak well, carefully and clearly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps a more visually interesting location, though? A desk, or an armchair?

  16. FrankCaiati

    FANTASTIC!…an m. night shamalan twist!

  17. deanna

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

  18. Anonymous

    So serious.

    Love it.

  19. TaraS

    Hooray! Best video blog ever.

  20. Anonymous

    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? ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Little M

    Teehee. Very cute!

  22. Rachel

    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.).

  23. Kaitlin

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

  24. Lauren

    You're so funny!

  25. Miล‚oล›ฤ‡

    OH MY!!! LOL! I LOOOOOVE this vid!! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ You brightened up my day.

  26. Domestic Accident


  27. sara


  28. Fr. Christian Mathis


  29. Annita, Mom2Seven

    Long time lurker! Too funny!!!

  30. Susan Thompson

    Loved it!

  31. That Married Couple

    Dying at the banana suit!!!

  32. Roxane B. Salonen

    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…

  33. Nanny Y.

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

  34. JR

    Interesting video. You make an apeeling case.

  35. Lady Caitie in the Pretty City

    Died. Laughing.

  36. John Henry

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

  37. Margaret in Minnesota

    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.

  38. Laura

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    God Bless.

  39. Karen E.

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

  40. Kat

    Hahaha! Too cute.

  41. Mary

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

  42. anthony

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

  43. Tienne


  44. the J in PJs Til Noon

    Wonderful! Love it!

  45. Mrs. Parunak

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

  46. Karina

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

  47. Courageous Grace

    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.

  48. tom faranda

    Ha! We're all dying for more!!

  49. Kate Wicker @ Momopoly

    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.)

  50. Laughing Lioness

    You rock. So does the banana man.

  51. Kimberlee

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

  52. Kim

    My type of vlog!

  53. Lisa V.

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

  54. Megan@SortaCrunchy

    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

  55. Smoochagator

    Oh. My. Gosh. I LOLed.

  56. Mary @ tinyprayers

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

  57. kathy


  58. Catie

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

  59. Amy

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

  60. Jackie


  61. thrifty mystic

    Awesome – an apostolate for banana addicts

  62. Elisabeth Black

    Haha! The art of blogging. Great vlog.

  63. Linda


  64. Nicole

    HUH-larious!! Cracking up out loud!

  65. Philip

    Brilliant! LOVE the ending!

  66. Rachel Gray

    I love your alto voice, Jen. You sound like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Diapeepees

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

  68. Victor

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


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