Caught on tape

The Images of Pomona blog asked to interview me. I complied — why not? — but spoke almost inaudibly (cars rushing by 50 feet away on Garey turned out to be louder than me, as you’ll notice). What can I say, I’m a soft-spoken person. I also couldn’t figure out what to do with my hands. Other than that, it was a huge success. At least for Whitney Hanlon, the interviewer.

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  • A. S. Ashley

    Have a nervous breakdown on me, big guy!

    [Will do! -- DA]

  • Doug Evans

    Hey, she asked you everything I was going to ask you when we meet. I guess our get-together now will be mostly us picking at our food with our forks, taking our time to look over the dessert menu, and occasionally commenting on the decor of whatever place we pick. Well, I suppose the fact that I couldn’t really hear anything you said may help.

    All joshing aside: kudos for agreeing to do the interview and it really is information I’ve wondered about, so props to the host for the questions. You have more guts than I do: the few times I’ve seen myself on video, I’ve thought “Good lord, I look/act like that?”

    True story: I was video-taped for a class project back in the 90′s, and as soon as I popped up on screen, before I’d done anything, the class burst into laughter and made comments like “There’s Doug!” I was, on the TV screen, just standing there. To this day I don’t really get what that was about. But at least I’ve put it behind me, as evidenced by the fact that I’m bringing it up 15 years later.

    I should maybe hire a therapist or something to work through these issues instead of hashing them out in your blog. ;-)

    [Yes, but hashing them out on my blog is cheaper. And don't think I didn't watch this video in horror myself, thinking, "Good lord, I look/act like that?" -- DA]

  • Ramona

    Next time you are interviewed by Whitney Hanlon (trying not to type “Whitney Houston”) and you still have trouble knowing where to put your hands, reach out a grab hers. Her hand-flapping is distracting.

    I’m glad to see that you are the same modest yet self-assured guy that I sense in your writings. WTG, David.

    [As I had only met Whitney moments before the tape rolled, we hadn't progressed to the hand-holding stage. -- DA, modestly]

  • judi

    Nice interview! The love for Pomona just oozed from Youtube. Now all you have to do is edit in a cat playing piano and a skateboarder landing uncomfortably on a railing, and it can go viral.

    Also, congrats for reaching 304 fans on Facebook. Whoo-hoo!

    [Thanks! Having the FB link on my blog's home page has really helped -- we average two signups per day. -- DA]

  • Lisa

    Nice plug for the column near the end. You’re a pro. :)

    ["Wednesday, Friday and Sunday." It's my motto. -- DA]