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Sunday, February 5, 2012

YouTube Video Date (aka 2.5 hours of free laughter)

Date Info: 
Funny YouTube Video Night 
Price: Free
Location: Anywhere with Internet 


Creative Date Ideas

It's hard to go out with friends or family in our age demographic and not have someone say "did you see that funny movie on YouTube?"  Followed by laughs, acting it out, or loading it on a laptop or phone to watch instantly.  Whenever we have a bad day or need a laugh we turn to certain videos.  
  
So we had this idea about 7 months ago to build a collection of hilarious YouTube videos that we always turn to for a guaranteed laugh.  We figured if we could get to about an hour and half we could have a solid date that we could do at home for free.  Free date idea=great date idea!  We've been building the channel for months asking some of our funniest and most media-centric friends for ideas beyond the ones we already had.  I must say we did it with some criterion: 
1. It had to be PG-13 rated or better, we wanted to watch it without being offended  
2. It had to be laugh out loud funny to both of us 

When we added a few more this past week we decided to total the time of the video channel we created- we had over 2 and a half hours of hilarity!  We knew it was time to enjoy this date that was 7 months in the making!  

We made sure to start the night out right with some Cafe Rio.  


If you live in the Southwest put this on your list!  It started in Provo, Utah and has expanded greatly.  Good thing, because Camille grew up near the Cafe Rio and went many times during BYU days and probably would be making trips to Utah to have it regularly if it wasn't in the Phoenix Metro.  
He recommends the Pork Barbacoa Burrito, green enchilada style

She recommends the Chicken Salad with cilantro ranch dressing

It was a great way to start of the night- and we can always be sure we'll run into at least 1 person we know.  This night brought 4 long-lost friends.  

After dinner we stopped off at Camille's favorite food store, Trader Joe's to get their ridiculously amazing kettle corn.  You can't beat this popcorn, trust us (and it's low calorie)!   
Free Date Idea

We headed home and fired up the laptop with the special channel we've been creating and laughed and laughed until we were ready for bed.  
Free date idea
     (we're enjoying our new camera with remote, can you tell?) 

I know what you're thinking, "That sounds like fun, but I'm not sure I have the patience to spend 7 months building a collection of YouTube clips."  Don't worry friends, we made our station public and you are more than welcome to recreate this at home, for free, and with no effort except maybe obtaining your own treat to eat while watching!  

Warnings in Advance
1. We have a quirky sense of humor, so hopefully you find these funny like we do, but it's okay and we're not offended if you don't.  
2. We went PG-13 but there are a few with some swear words.  If you're ultra sensitive you may want to skip "Mad TV's Can I Have Your Number," "SNL's Lazy Sunday," and there is some mature content in "The Bed Intruder Song."   We promise they are funny and pretty appropriate, but if you can't stand one word don't watch those.  
3. Movie #7 is 1 hour long.  It's a whose line is it anyway and the time flies watching it, but if you're short on time or attention you may want to save it for last
4. They are all funny, but the first ones added are funniest (to us anyway) and ended up being last on the list, that just means we saved the best for last!  

Enjoy the fruits of our labor and one funny, free, creative date courtesy of the Whitings!  

24 comments:

  1. what a fun idea! you are so fortunate to have a Cafe Rio by you- truly missed! and Camille, i am LOVING those bangs on you! they look super great. good job with this blog, it is always fun to check out!

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    1. Marie my friend, you are too kind! I'm glad it's fun to read what we come up with, sometimes we think we're just weirdos!
      How are things coming for you? When is the big due date???

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  2. this is GENIUS!!! hahahah! And I love your new bangs! :) And I have dates now (multiple!) that I can guest post for you if you want!!

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    1. Thanks so much, it was time for a change in my hair fo shizzle! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have you guest post! Email some ideas and let's talk about this :)

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  3. This is a really good blog page I like reading articles from others with dating sites, good luck to you!

    Video Dating

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  4. This is a GREAT idea. I don't think your youtube channel link works. Can you let me know if its just me? The link seems to take me to Kristen Bells Sloth interview with Ellen but I can't find the other videos. Help?

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    1. Thanks for letting me know- apparently the original Kristen Bell Sloth movie had some formatting change, which broke the link. The link is now updated, and I've embedded the channel into the post so you can just watch it from my blog if needs be!
      Thanks again :)

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  5. HAHA!!! I love this! Thanks for doing all the effort for a great date night for me and my hubs :) definitely reposting on my blog. :)

    Arielle
    runeatlive.com

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  6. I love this! can't wait to try! I added it to my date night ideas blog post so hopefully you will get more traffic :)

    -ML
    http://decrescenzio.blogspot.com/2012/01/52-date-nights.html

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    1. Thanks so much Mary! I hope you really enjoy your date night together too!

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  7. Add Kid History to your "must watch" list. :)

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  8. Haha, no kidding Heather!!!! ^^^^ I've seen about 1/3 of these and they are some of my favorites. I can't wait to watch these others with my hubby! It is one of our favorite things to do is watch youtube stuff together. ;)

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  9. You guys are simply too cute. I can't wait to try this with my boyfriend :)

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  10. I found this on pinterest and I am so excited about this list! I completely agree with the Kid History comment. By far one of our favorites. Here are a few more that we LOVE:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIvk1cSyG8

    gotta love youtube!

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  11. oh, and this one. never gets old.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQzni6JZuGw

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  12. So I actually found this on pinterest. Great idea! But seriously you are missing some of the absolute best on youtube!
    Here are our favorites.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhcA4Ry65FU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvltzwkUEEA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU (Now, this is about the bowbow chicka bowbow, but it's clean!)

    Next, just search for "guy on a buffalo" and watch all the episodes. Hilarious.
    You're Welcome!

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  13. Can't wait to do this with my husband! What is better than laughing together? Btw, Cafe Rio started in St. George, not Provo.

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  14. CAMELOT!!! Oh my goodness its really you! I saw your blog pinned on my Canadian mission companions board. Congrats... You're international! I've known since Vinnie's craft class in high school that you were creative. :) Your blog is awesome and it inspires me.
    You look amazing by the way.
    Love,
    --Nancy (McCune) Jones

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    1. Nancy! I feel like I need to just write a bunch of exclamation marks to demonstrate my excitement!!!!!!!! ! !! !!!!!! ! !! !!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! ! Okay that will likely do for now! Wait, no it won't! !!!!!! !!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
      Thanks for your kind words, and how can we connect my dear, I want to blog stalk you and hear more about your life!

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    2. We have a family blog that you are more than welcome to stalk! Email me and I'll send you the link.
      njones1230@gmail.com
      I'm so happy I ran into you in cyberspace! Yay!!

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  15. Yay! You are in AZ! I craved Cafe Rio when I would visit my friend in Provo so I was BEYOND ecstatic when it was opened in town. I love the pork barbequoa (spelling?) and would crave them when I was pregnant even if my baby was not having ANY of it as I would get major heartburn.

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    1. Isn't it the best? It's good to know that even pregnancy and heart burn can't stop the love of Cafe Rio! :)

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  16. I added it to my date night ideas blog post so hopefully you will get more traffic :) -ML http://decrescenzio.blogspot.com/2012/01/52-date-nights.html. Reply ... 1giftsformen.blogspot.com

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