Thursday, October 23, 2008

My life is weird.

Yesterday there was a reporter and camera guy from one of our local news channels in my living room.

A REPORTER AND CAMERA GUY IN MY LIVING ROOM.

They interviewed ME (about children's healthcare, of course).

It still seems a little surreal to me.

I've spent the majority of my life being quite certain I would never be the sort of person that might have video cameras in her living room. I was also positive that I would never make a habit of giving speeches in front of legislators or members of the press. I was equally convinced that I'd never end up in statewide papers or be flown to New York for a photo shoot either. I was probably also pretty secure in the fact that my mailman would never stop me and say, "Hey! I read about you in the paper. You guys got a bum deal."

That is to say, sometimes I'm wrong.

I can now say I have now lived through my first television interview! They said I did really well, but I was too nervous to objectively judge it for myself. The reporter even said, "They are going to think I got an actress for this one." which was obviously him being WAY TOO KIND. I'm still very nervous about it all, you know, how it will be edited and spliced, whether I'm going to sound like an ass, that sort of thing. It won't air until next week and even then I think I might just be too nervous to watch it for myself!

[this is where the photo of the reporter and camera dude would be if I wasn't so panicked that I totally forgot to take a picture of them]

19 comments:

No Mother Earth said...

You are going to be a big spokesperson, an advocate. I can just feel it. You've got the goods.

Janet said...

It's curious where life takes us, isn't it?

Gwen said...

So crazy! I'm sure you represented, you goddess, you.

cinnamon gurl said...

You better make sure it gets on youtube (and of course here). You rock.

Magpie said...

Oooh, when will it air? Where?

cori said...

I know you did an outstanding job!
I can't wait to see it! You should be so proud of yourself! You have become a voice that people are hearing! YOU are making a difference my friend!
I think that is pretty awesome if you ask me! :)

mamatulip said...

I want details - when it will air and where! I want to see it!

ewe are here said...

I'm sure you were brilliant.

Hope it makes it to youtube...

Jade, Will and Illy said...

You should post the vid of yourself on here! That way all of us can see it, even if we don't live nearby :D Good for you for speaking out. Oh, and for not being so panicked you peed your pants when they were there. That's what I probably would have done. :P

InTheFastLane said...

Life throws us curveballs...doesn't it! Take this one and run!

Amy Y said...

Oh I totally would have crapped my pants! I hope you watch it long enough to videotape it so we can see!!!

Do it for me ~ so I can say I know someone who's been on TV. :)

Becca said...

Cool! Sounds like you did a great job. I was interviewed on TV once and rocked back and forth from foot to foot the entire time. My head kept disappearing out the side of the frame.

You're awesome for being so outspoken on this issue!!

Margaret, soon to be mama said...

When will it be on? What station?

flutter said...

I can think of no better person to be doing this, with your grace

Dr. Cason said...

I'm proud of you. People think this is a little issue and it's not. It's so much more important that most people realize!

womaninawindow said...

couldn't do it. Just couldn't do it. I would swallow my tongue or shit my pants. Ya, get that on tape. See? You're looking better already, aren't you?

~aj~ said...

So proud of you, Kyla. So proud!

I hope the interview will be available online. You WILL let us know if it is, right? :)

Mimi said...

Oh for sure it will be awesome. You are awesome.

On the surreality of it? I had a lawyer once tell me I gave the best deposition he had ever heard. Um, thanks? And all I had to do was get sued for 3 millions dollars! Hooray! (I've seen the transcript, indeed, I rocked it large)

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