This was my beginning video class project. It was a pivotal project for me as a storyteller because it was the first time I crafted a story to promote an idea. I knew I wanted to focus on some aspect of the superficial nature of the SoCal lifestyle, but it took me a few drafts to figure out how to get there. I also learned quickly where the line was between humor and insulting as some gasps from my classmates in early drafts told me when I went too far. In the end, I had a project I could be proud of, one that felt like me and my sense of humor, and illustrated some of my perceptions of the world.