The host, Lori Hays, was very friendly and gracious and approachable...and I felt I was a horrible guest! I had fun trying to answer the questions without sounding like a drooling idiot, but I think I was rude. I found myself stepping all over what she was trying to say, then rambling, my speech wandering all over the place, repeating itself as if senility has taken hold at the RIPE OLD age of <mumble mumble>.
I felt that Lori deserved someone MUCH more informed about my work, with a MUCH better grasp of the English language--maybe a tree sloth recovering from a stroke, or a cinderblock sprayed with field-expedient jellyfish antitoxin (yes, a pissed-on
She insisted I did okay, again showing those telltale signs of a gracious host.
I listened to the playback later, and it didn't really sound too bad. Reasonably coherent, even.
I'm CONVINCED that she used the F-bomb Editor (that couple-second delay for people who cuss too much...like me) to edit out the "umm" and "ahh" and dead air pauses it felt like I was taking. For those interested in recording and collecting my voice so that you might re-edit me to say all sorts of terrible things...don't bother. I already say those things in order to make my kids snarf whatever they're trying to drink. Also, the voiceprint to unlock the vault includes words that I didn't use in the interview (so nyah nyah!). HOWEVER, if you want to hear what went on in the interview, what's actually behind the words, here's the link. My
portion is the second half.