So I probably should have simply stopped and restarted recording to lower to exposure, but I was feeling incredibly lazy that day. Learned my lesson, but it turned out looking more hilarious this way. For a while, I was considering reshooting this footage, but there was so much stuff with my salmon broth, the hilarious accidental zooming on my face, and random little tidbits that I couldn't bear to delete. And well, there's also this huge storm, so lighting and background noise would have been terrible anyway.
I hope you guys enjoy my response to these comments--I decided to treat it as a conversation with you guys, so instead of directly answering some of your questions, I gave you guys a larger overview of what your comments remind me of so I can give you guys random thoughts and tips that I wouldn't be able to in a normal video. Seems to work nicely, so I think I'll continue this fashion of answering comments in future videos. :)