Above is the link to the audio file of my interview Tuesday with New Zealand’s NPR show Nine to Noon. Sorry, my cell phone connection flickered at a couple of points, but overall I feel like I did decent.
Surprise; CNN news anchor Ted Rowlands called in the morning and asked if CNN could come film a segment. Thinking he meant in a few days, I said absolutely. Come to find out, he meant in about 2 1/2 hours! Panic mode. Dude; Ted Rowlands and his awesome camera guy were in our trailer today. Very surreal. They were fantastic, by the way. Very personable and set me at ease, so I barely noticed that I was in front of a camera. They stuck around for about an hour and a half; not sure how long the segment itself will be. It might air Wednesday morning or (more likely) Thursday morning. If I get any more info beforehand, I will post it; otherwise, I’ll embed the video on the blog.
In about 5 1/2 hours I fly out to New York, where I be on The Today Show Thursday morning with E. Jean Carroll (my first time meeting her in person). I can confirm that we are scheduled to be on around 10:30 a.m., and we are being interviewed by Hoda Kotbe and Kathie Lee Gifford. Will try to get and embed this video as well in a post, if you’re not able to watch. Sadly, Matt will not be able to accompany me to NY, although I tried my darndest to get them to fly him out as well. Sadness.
So, yep yep! After my Today Show appearance, I will be attending a couple of meetings in NY, and then leaving Manhattan to fly home in the early evening. Should be back home by midnight, Friday morning. Very, very busy. And tired. But all super exciting.
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Confidential to Stacey Niffenegger in Gilroy, CA: I just received your very touching letter in my P.O. box. Besides thanking you for your very kind and personal words, I wanted to tell you that you are fantabulous and I know you will do superbly at finishing out college. Your determination to commute an hour each way to and from school to better yourself each day is inspiring to me, as I have yet to finish college myself (or indeed, to attend any classes other than community college ones). Keep up the awesome work, and know that it’s OK and normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes, especially with a mountainous task like higher education before you. You rock, chika!
P.S. There is a rat or mouse in our trailer. We’re not sure which, but either way… gross! It got into a bag of chips and a sack of potatoes. Ewwwww. I hate killing things, but traps must be bought!