Monday, April 25, 2011

My 15 minutes of fame...

Or really, more like 2:33 of fame, but whatev.

So, have you always wanted to meet me?  Well, here's your chance:

Yup, thas me (no, not the well-coiffed woman at the desk, the scruffy looking one walking around her house).  My family was recently featured on a local station for Earth Day for our sustainable lifestyle.  They wondered who would be a good representative for this topic, and came up with me.  Seriously, I have no idea how they did that, either.  That's not false modesty--I think I'm a halfway decent choice, I just have no idea how they arrived at my name.

At any rate, I was relieved to see that the piece was not a hatchet-job, as I have seen happen to others.  In reality, I was never really worried that our local news station would do something like that to me, but I had seen national media do some truly awful things to people that I respect and care about, so I was a bit hesitant.  Also... um... I was more than a little worried that they'd get to my house and go "I thought you would be all hardcore, candlelight and a campfire in the living room, and instead I see your son playing the Wii!"  But they were kind to me and my family, and somehow even made our house look nicer than I think it really does on the outside (did they photoshop out the peeling paint?!  Thanks!).

They did leave out some of what I felt were *ahem* some of my better moments *snort*, but they did leave in the bit about cooking, which was good, since I think that's really important. 

And can I just say that I've never gotten so much gardening work done this early in the season, as when I was panicking about a fricking camera crew in my house and garden.  Man, that's motivation for you.  Brian had the house spotless, too.  And then--this is exactly the way things happen, too--not 15 mintues before the cameraman is due to arrive, I peek outside and my chickens have gotten under the netting of the lettuce bed and utterly demolished it.  Four chickens scratching away like lunatics in a 4'x4' bed.  AAARRRRGH!  It was a beautiful bed, too.  And it's making a solid recovery, but not within the 15 mintues before WTWO showed up.  They also filmed and showed a lot of the recently-planted strawberry beds, which look essentially like two big, 10' long walled-in piles of mud.  Ah well.  Probably the nicest looking thing in the garden at that point, to tell the truth.

But anyway... so there I am.  Hi everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome interview! Congratulations! And, really, I can relate. Right now it's only radio interviews for me of people interested in discussing my book, but I'm terrified that someone is going to, eventually, want to come to my house. Egads! It would take a week of cleaning to get ready :).

    Thank you for being an awesome spokesperson and model for those of us who are trying to live similarly ;). You did great!