My husband and I have a tradition of getting together with a bunch of our friends for a “social” drink or dinner. Our friends take turns to tell us stories about how they met their spouses or their first love. I get to sit back and listen to their stories of how they learned to balance work and the rest of their lives with one another.

One of my friends had a story about how she met her husband of five years in a bar, in the back of a convertible. When she turned to her husband and asked, “Whose car is this?” “That’s mine,” he said. I remember thinking I was going to have to ask him to explain the backseat of his car.

It’s just one of those things that seems like it would be way too complicated for people who have spouses or love. But it isn’t. It’s just one of those things that can be so incredibly simple to explain to a friend who doesn’t know any better.

The good news is that I’ve discovered this gem: I can add a video to my Google+ account. Okay, so that sounds like a terrible idea. But it is. It’s actually incredibly simple to add video to an existing Google+ profile. Just follow these instructions. They’ll be able to add video as you’d expect, right next to the profile itself.

Ive been using gmail to add pictures and videos for quite some time myself. Ive even used the same process to get YouTube videos to work. It works well and there is a very easy to understand explanation of what you are doing.

But it doesn’t work because it requires that you have a Google profile. So if you don’t have a Google account, why bother? There are plenty of other ways to get YouTube videos to work. But I am very happy to report that Gmail’s video feature works just fine.

Like many people, I don’t bother to create a Google account, not when I have everything backed up on Flickr, Stumbler and YouTube. But I have gotten it working over time by copying a script from the Gmail interface. That is, I used my Gmail account to put the video URL in the address bar along with the caption.

The video feature is now available to all Gmail users, and you will be able to add YouTube videos to your Gmails inbox as well.

This is the same feature that YouTube is using for its video uploads, but Gmails video uploads are just as good. So if you have a Gmails account, you can now add YouTube (or similar) videos to your Gmails inbox.

I am the type of person who will organize my entire home (including closets) based on what I need for vacation. Making sure that all vital supplies are in one place, even if it means putting them into a carry-on and checking out early from work so as not to miss any flights!


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