Much to the ridicule of my entire family, I was interviewed by David and Sherry Borzo in Des Moines, Iowa this past Saturday.
To quote my mom:
“What in the world…? Why?” And, “Are they paying you?”
To quote my brother:
…oh, that would take too long. Suffice to say, I endured 72 hours of satire about being a “nationally recognized blogger.” He kept telling me that he was “being serious” and that he feels “terrible” that I don’t believe him. Really? 45 years of knowing him and I’m supposed to suddenly believe he’s sincere?
The good news is that he subscribes to my blog via RSS and hasn’t figured out how to comment. Perhaps he will remember my instructions from this weekend and suddenly show up. If so, please, don’t believe a word he says. Like children, brothers should be seen and not heard.
Anyway, I couldn’t believe they wanted to interview me. I didn’t really believe it was real (I’m a skeptic) and was going to simply ignore Sherry’s email, but then she told me they were interviewing Kathleen Flinn, the author of “The Sharper your Knife, the Less you Cry.” I loved that book! So I did it.
In the video, I look like I blew in right out of the garden, but I didn’t. Believe it or not, I actually attempted to look good. When I came down to the kitchen that morning, my sister-in-law was staring at me weird. Then my brother said something sarcastic about the interview and Sharon started laughing and said (rather loudly, I might add), “OH! So THAT’S why Jennie has make-up on! She NEVER wears make-up!”
I have a little secret: I almost always have some make-up on. I consider it a talent of mine that you simply can’t tell.
If the embedded video above doesn’t work, you can watch the video here, though I hesitate to share it. I’m such a terrible interrupter. Poor David couldn’t get a word in edgewise! I felt like a complete nut, talking to my computer (I couldn’t see them), so try to ignore all the strange faces I make.
I encourage you to listen to some of their other interviews. The Kathleen Flinn story is great. She tells the story of simply uprooting her life and going to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. It’s a great book and a great interview.
It was far more fun than I ever thought it would be. But then, why wouldn’t it be with Sherry saying how great my writing is, how great my photos are and how funny I am?
I’m still waiting for the punchline.