Yesterday, I had a surreal moment when we went to eat at our favorite local vegetarian restaurant, The Grit (We may or may not have eaten there twice in one day before) and several of my favorite people in Athens (they are friendly, cool, and they serve cake...pretty much my BFFs) mentioned that they saw me in Flagpole, a local Athens magazine. I opened it up, and there was a large color photo of me and a full-page interview, in which I talk about blogging, parenthood, Women's Studies, and of course, I get a little political about birth.
It's not like it should have been a surprise, per se, since I did give an interview for the column entitled, "Everyday People." But it was still surprising, weird, and surreal to actually see it in print! And it made me a little giddy, no lie. The whole thing came about through several random connections (friends-of-friends-of-my-husband, through Facebook) sort of deal. Not only was it a random opportunity, but quite a hi-tech one. Since I was traveling at the time, I "met up" with columnist, Emily Patrick, and she conducted my interview via Skype. It was not nearly as awkward as I expected it to be. I actually had a lot of fun!
And so enough talking about the interview-that-makes-me-feel-silly-but-I-can't-help-but-be-a-little-excited-about it... go see it for yourself. You can read it a few different ways:
-Visit Flagpole and I'm on the front page.
-Or click here to view the paper in PDF