Is This Hat Ridiculous Enough Carrie?

Vanessa in a colander hat

If you missed my last post because you were Christmasly absent, you still have time to enter to win a prize! In short I’m asking people to suggest silly, frivolous things I can do over the year, and show on my blog. Carrie Rubin suggested that I count the new year in down from 10, and then finish with a tuck jump, wearing a ridiculous hat.

Well ok then! Here is the video of me doing that – for obvious reasons it had to be done in one take, so it’s not…erm…COMPLETELY perfect. First the video starts from me counting 9 not 10, secondly I seem to be having trouble holding up the right number of fingers as I count down, next my tuck jump is rather pathetic, and finally my son interpreted in his own way my request that he throw a handful of sparkly stars over me at the end. But at least it was fun, and that was the objective!

If you want to join in, and be in with a chance of winning, you have until 15 January to do so, pop back over to the previous post and leave your suggestion in the comments there (but don’t forget to leave a comment here first about how hilarious you found the video, not for my benefit you understand, just so that Carrie feels her suggestion was appreciated! Yep, that’s the reason, for Carrie’s benefit, I’m fine, but she needs that kind of reassurance you know).

What fun have you had so far this year?

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64 responses to “Is This Hat Ridiculous Enough Carrie?

  1. Let’s see…so far this year I’ve watched a woman countdown the last seconds of 2015 wearing a piece of kitchen equipment. Can’t top that, can you?

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  2. An introvert following an introvert’s suggestion to make a video demonstrating the trouble with counting? Oh boy … a bit over the top! 😉

    But hey – you made me smile, so mission accomplished! Happy New Year to you and yours! … and may 2016 bring you many smiles and laughs.

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  3. You’re ready for one of those television talent shows.

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  4. Well, I was going to suggest that you impulsively jump onto the stage when Neil’s group is playing and start singing with them. But then I thought, you’ve probably sung with them before – you have such a good voice and stage presence, and I know you’ve sung with Neil on recordings. How about it?

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  5. Ha! That was awesome! You are such a good sport. The sparkly stars were the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for making me smile. And yes, I need that reassurance. 😉

    The bummer news is, I did not get a pingback when you linked to my “About” page. I don’t know if that’s just my particular theme or if it’s universal. Hmm, I’m off to investigate.

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    • Hmmm, interesting, I just checked to be sure I hadn’t imagined it, and I do have some pingbacks on my About page, so like you say it must be something to do with different settings or themes or whatever. I’m glad we tested it though because now I know I can’t rely on that one!

      Thanks for the video suggestion Carrie, it was fun! 🙂

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      • Yes, it’s weird, because I have a pingback on one of my other static pages. I’m not sure why I don’t on my About page. I tried to see if I could turn pingbacks on for it, but there’s no box to check. Probably just a glitch on my theme.

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  6. Hee hee. The hat is awesome. I love your funny videos and glad your new year came in so much more lively than mine. I made it to about 11:55, and then crawled in bed with a Vix rub and a box of Kleenex and just moaned when my husband came in and started counting down. Sickness sucks…and I made his new year pretty pathetic this year. I’ll have to be like you and think of crazy things to do next year to make up for being sick this one.

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  7. Based on your counting skills you will never snag a guest appearance on Sesame Street. And that’s a shame, because Colander Head would be a adorable addition to the cast!

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  8. And now I shall pop over to your other post! (I love the way you colander-headed Brits talk!)

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  9. Now that made my day! This could be a most interesting year if you are going to video all of the suggestions. I did mention the polar bear swim right?

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  10. That was terrific. I love that your fingers showed 10, 10, 10, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Your son’s addition was the perfect ending. And thank you for letting me know what a tuck jump is!

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  11. That video made my whole day. I wish I could enter but I’d feel bad because I won one of your last contests! (which was truly epic, by the way)

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  12. I think you’ve just invented a new, ah, colander counting system. Forget Gregorian, Julian, Roman, Hebrew, Zoroastrian, etc. The colander system with a mouthful of sparkles takes the cake. Happy New Year!

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    • The colander counting system, yes, just hold up random numbers of fingers that may or may not relate to the numbers you are saying, with a colander on your head, and have someone throw sparkly starts into your mouth when you’re done – I’m surprised nobody’s come up with it before! Happy new year to you too Jillanne.

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  13. Everything goes better with sparkling stars!
    Great way to get a jump on the new year.

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  14. I’m beyond impressed and am standing here clapping my hands at you, for following through on Carrie’s suggestion, and at Carrie’s great suggestion. Thanks for the smile on this icy NE morning.

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  15. I’m glad you were wearing protective head gear. You are a great role model for young people!

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  16. Ha Ha ha…you’re a great sport and a bucket of laughs! 😀

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  17. I think counting and holding up the right number of fingers at the same time is a tricky thing to master. Not something you can just do on the first take.

    Like others have said, this did make me laugh though so thank you 🙂

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  18. My knees would be screaming in protest if I did that tuck jump! But what a great suggestion from Carrie, and you carried it out beautifully. And the sparkly star toss rates a 10!

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    • My knees can cope with one tuck jump but mine would protest too if I tried to do more. The sparkly stars were the icing on the cake weren’t they – the subtle difference between throwing starts OVER someone, and throwing stars AT someone.

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  20. You could sell that hat and make millions – totally trendy.

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