Well, the events of the last couple of days have been random, to say the least. Last night I got a call from my visiting teacher's husband, Bob Hansen. He said, "Hi Liz, I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I'm a television reporter and I'd like to interview you." What?! Me?! What could I possibly know that you'd want to hear from me? No, I did not know that about him. I knew that he was our ward's bishop a while ago. I knew about his interest in photography. But I did NOT know that he was a reporter. In fact, after I got off the phone with him, I had to look him up online because I couldn't remember if he'd said he was a television reporter or a newspaper reporter. Once I found him on NBC 7/39 News' website, I started to feel nervous about the whole thing. What if I didn't know what he wanted me to know? I didn't want him to feel like coming to my house was a waste of time.
He's doing a segment on photo sharing and Internet photo hosting websites (Shutterfly, Snapfish, Flickr, Picasa, Kodak, Photobucket, etc.). Since I've gotten into photography and I'm a mom at the same time (we mom's are notorious picture-takers), he wanted my opinion on which sites I liked and for what purposes (i.e. photo sharing, photo storage, printing, etc.). He and his camera man, Noé, came by today at 11am. They set up in the backyard and then filmed me taking pictures of my kids for a while. After that we went inside and Bob interviewed me at our kitchen table. Then we went into the living room and I got to show them my photo blog and some of my photography while they kept the camera pointed at the computer screen. I also showed them some of the photo hosting websites that I use. Anyway, while I first mentioned that this was random, I also had a blast. It's the first chance I've had to get to know Bob as Bob instead of Lorraine's husband and it was fun to show another photographer my pictures. Plus, if you really know me, you know that I'm more than ready and willing to share my opinions about things. I'm just not so sure I like doing that on television.
If you're here in San Diego, the segment will air this Saturday (Feb. 16th) on channel 7, NBC 7/39 News, at 11:00pm. Don't expect much. I think he said he'd probably interview me for all of 30 seconds and then use maybe 10 seconds of it during his segment. Woo hoo! I'll be famous after 10 seconds! :-) Just kidding.