Hey Eleanor! Help Me Make My Wife Dinner for the First Time

Remember when I asked you all to pitch your own Hey Eleanor ideas? My talented friend Matt Houchin & I took the best ones and are making them into a web series. 


Guess what? The first episode is here! 


The gist: My Uncle Whitey wanted to cook his wife dinner for the first time. Ever. So the two of us made her favorite meal together, and surprised her. I don't want to over-sell it, but if this video doesn't put a smile on your face, you're doing it wrong.



"Whaddya call this? Mixing?"


As I mentioned in January, shooting this video scared the ever-living everything out of me. 

I was prepared to cringe at the sight of myself on camera, but honestly, I was too busy laughing to care. Whitey is hysterical and surprising Colleen was an absolute delight. I'm still filled with warm fuzzies! And the cherry on top? Colleen posted this after our dinner on Facebook:




Just more proof that simple stuff = important stuff. 


A huge thanks to our Hey Eleanor guinea pigs Whitey and Colleen, and of course Matt Houchin, who edited everything, had all the equipment, filmed stuff, created graphics, and basically did all the heavy lifting. To be fair, he did get two meals and a free backpack out of the deal. 

Is there something that you’ve always wanted to try? Let’s make it happen. Send me an email with your idea to heyeleanorproject@gmail.com. I can't wait to do more videos (if you like them... subscribe to my YouTube Page, btw!). 


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PS Remember the time my Uncle Whitey took me ice fishing and basically made me eat a live minnow? He's also the guy who hosts Rocket Day. I guess Whitey's been on this blog a lot. Probably because he's awesome.