Why Yes, I Think I Will Be Your Guest

I wore white jeans and a royal blue shirt.  I opted for solid colors because I read that solid colors work better on camera.  I knew enough not to wear green, because that is the color of green screens.  A few years ago Sean Spicer wore a green tie, and someone projected all kinds of crazy video on his tie.  I didn't want that to happen to me.

I avoided my dogs all morning.  That's the thing with white pants--you pretty much just have to wrap yourself in plastic wrap and hope for the best.  I didn't get any paw prints or snout marks on my jeans, which was great.  I remember wearing white pants when I was a kid.  My dog Penny had stolen some bacon and she proceeded to blot it on my white pants moments after I had put them on.  Dogs are great like that.  

But my diligence wasn't enough.  I stopped by the general store near my house and grabbed a snack and a bottle of iced tea.  I had the top down and drove north to Upton, Massachusetts for my interview.  I pulled the bottle of tea from the cup holder, and opened it.  The pressure inside the bottle popped and iced tea spilled all over my lap and onto my pristine jeans.  "Dammit!" I growled.  And this, my friends, is why I always have those Shout detergent wipes in my purse.  Dab dab dab as the world blew by me at 60 miles per hour.

The studio was upstairs from the Upton Massachusetts Public Library, I met Jan Lewis and we sat down and got to it right away.  My bottom lip was still healing from a cold sore, I felt the lipstick I'd slathered on to it itch like crazy.

But the interview was a complete blast.  I got to talk about the idea behind why I wrote Beside the Music, and my forthcoming Before the Music.  She also asked about the things in my bio, the sailing, diving and geocaching.  All in all a great time.  Watch it here:


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added on 05.11.18

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