Friday, November 02, 2007

On Canadian Radio and other things

No pix today - Blogger is being hateful and life is too short for me to bang my head against this particular brick wall. I'll just rattle on instead.

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning I was asked to be on a talk radio show that airs in Montreal and Toronto. I thought this was a swell idea until I heard that I was on the air at 1AM my time. Oy. Buy PR ho that I am (Hey - did I mention I wrote a book? Did I? Huh?) I agreed, and sat here and watched videos until it was time to sit by the phone. Yes I could have taken a nap, but I worried that I would either sleep through my alarm (having sucked up some cold medicine because of course I was sick and was losing my voice), or sound so bleary on the phone people would stage an intervention, so I waited up.

Anyway I am listening to the promo stuff before I get to talk and I hear that right after me is going to be Laurie Perry, Crazy Aunt Purl herself. And I can't talk to her because we are on separate phone lines at different times (and on different coasts - SHE didn't have to talk at 1 AM, bless her heart) and it was very frustrating for me, because I am a total blog stalker of hers and I wanted to see if she said "drunkenology" again. But I said nice things about her, and apparently she said nice things about me too, but I don't really know because me and the cold medicine fell asleep right after I hung up the phone. But I almost met her, really, I almost did.

Speaking of cold medicine, I maybe shouldn't have taken some before I spoke to the host, because when he made some crack about only grandmas knitting I think I might have accused him of living in a cave, or at least not paying attention to the world around him. Maybe. But if there isn't tape of this interview, no one can prove it to the nice lady who books my radio and tv stuff, who might be horrified that I might have maybe insulted a radio host. If any of you in Toronto or Montreal heard this, maybe you could reassure me that I didn't snarl at his unenlightened self. Or if I did, maybe you could just keep it between us. Please...

And in other PR ho news - the wise and enlightened folks at Leisure Arts made me their featured author/designer/fibery person this month. Click here to read the interview, here to check out the design I did for them. It is the Cross Purposes Shrug that you are all sick of looking at me wear with my brown dress with the polka dots. I love that outfit, really I do, but I promise to buy some new clothes before my next round of readings. The seasons are changing and it really is time to stop wearing my summer book signing outfits... Maybe I need a fashion intervention and not a cold medicine intervention....

In knitting and spinning news - there isn't any. Just finished an article for Yarn Market News, and am working away on the log home book. But with any luck there will be some spinning this evening, and the rest of the red sweater for Soysilk over the weekend. With any luck...

2 comments:

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Hope the cold is better! I wish I had heard the interview, it sounds like fun! I passed Secret Language of Knitters around my knitting group on Tuesday night and people loved it!

hugs!

Amy

Donna Lee said...

Cold medicine is tricky, either you pass out or bounce off the walls. And the host deserved to be told off so if you did, so be it. I only wish we got to hear it here.