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Making Slime (and Tacos!)

Claire has been trying for a few weeks to make the perfect homemade slime. ¬†We’ve used Borax, Elmer’s glue, sprinkle glue, acrylic paint, and anything else you can think of that is slimy. ¬†Today Claire filmed a time-lapse video of her slime experiment while I cooked dinner and Molly played Rayman Legends on the PlayStation 4 in the background. ¬†At the very end of the video, you can see a taco appear in front of Claire, which was the sign for the slime experiment to end and for dinner to begin!

In the video, I used the song Pink Slime¬†by La Luz. ¬†I found the song from the NPR¬†Music’s Austin 100 playlist for SXSW 2015.

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Rope swing

On the way back from Barking Springs, the girls convinced me to do the rope swing into Barton Creek, and Claire got a slow motion video of it.  There was a large turtle nearby, and I was afraid of landing on it or getting snapped by it.  But there was no such trouble.  I think I scared it away since, to the turtle, I was basically a giant monster falling out of the sky.

Update on Claire’s MLP Channel

Update on Claire’s MLP Channel

Screenshot of Claire's MLP channel
Claire’s MLP channel

Claire’s started her own My Little Pony channel on YouTube back in June. ¬†She now has 14 MLP videos published, mostly original stories, plus some of her opening newly bought toys (along the lines of Bin’s Toy Bin). ¬†I am really proud of Claire for pursuing her passion and showing the¬†dedication to create¬†14 videos.

Now that Claire has started school, she is concerned about getting new content onto her channel. ¬†She doesn’t want to keep her fans waiting. ¬†But she spends most of her weekday afternoons on homework and doesn’t have much extra time. ¬†With what little time is left, she is torn between filming MLP videos for YouTube and watching other people’s MLP videos.

Claire does has footage filmed for six more videos. ¬†She waiting for me¬†to edit them and upload them to YouTube. ¬†The issue here is that these¬†six videos amount to roughly 40 clips, all mixed up in iMovie. ¬†I told Claire I would need to dedicate “half a day” to getting them all straightened out and published. ¬†I hope I am exaggerating.