I’m in print and astounded. Mitch Young of New Haven Magazine asked if he could interview me a few weeks ago. That interview is in the current issue (though, alas, not online).
It was interesting for me to read, because my words were hardly edited… if he edited me at all. I got to see some stories I often tell verbally, actually written. That’s strange.
When I begin to read back an interview, the first thing I do is check to make sure I haven’t made a fool of myself. It’s easy to talk without thinking and come off pompous.
I worked with an anchor who was always “misquoted,” even though we knew they were her words. That’s what I’m talking about. I’d rather not have to distance myself from what I said.
Thankfully, not too many stupid statements, though one of my co-workers said he wouldn’t have used the word “ass.” It was not an anatomical reference.
There’s also a worry how my parents will react when they see I say their Florida condo celebrates New Years Eve at 7:30 PM? They know it’s a joke… right… don’t you?
What makes this more special is the addition of a full page photo from Steve Blazo.
My head will stop swelling sometime in the next day or two – honest. In the meantime, I’m trying to snatch as many copies as I can find.