Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This is why I heart my friend Heather

Behold, the text of an email from my friend Heather:

From: Hughes, Heather

Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:00 PM

To: Shannon McEwen

Subject: I am a complete tool....

I just went out into the cold with my big-red-dumb snowcoat on (the one that I refer to as my “sped” coat, because it seems that only a ‘tard would be caught wearing it). I saw a news team out on the 16th street mall, and I tried to avoid eye contact. I do not want to be interviewed in the sped coat. Well, the reporter asked me if I’d do a quick interview, and I thought, “sure, why not?”

So she asks me how much I would be willing to pay for tickets to Obama’s Inauguration.

“Uhmm $1,000?” I reply.

Dead Air. My eyes dart back and forth from the reporter (with a microphone shoved in my face) and the camera. Aaahh! Where am I supposed to look?

A few more seconds of dead air.

“Boy, that’s a lot of money for tickets.” She says.

And I reply, “yeah,”

Dead-dead-dead silence.

Then the camera guy says, “tell us why”

And I say, “well, I guess because I saw him at the convention and at the rally a couple of weeks ago, and I think he is a really good speaker,” (well mostly I stuttered through this part).

More dead air. I start to panic. Do I have to say something else?? Aaahh!

So the reporter says, “so do you plan on spending $1,000 for tickets?”

And I look directly into the camera and say, “no, cuz I don’t have a $1,000. But if I did, I would totally buy tickets” and I do this bizarre thing with my hands. Like, half thumbs up and half some bizarre hand signal I made up.

Then she has me spell my name in front of the camera, and I start to briskly walk away (because I feel like a complete and utter tool). She yells back, “you’ll be on at 5!” and I just looked back and mumbled, “uhkay”

But I realized I forgot to ask what station! Doh!

I did some research online, and I think it was Jane Slater that interviewed me. So maybe channel 7? Lol.