February 20th, 2006
|07:21 pm - Holy crap, I'm published in the UK!|
So today I was alerted to the fact that I have been quoted in a UK newspaper, The Guardian, on freakin' page Two, in some section called "Today on the Web." Thanks, castlerigger, for pointing that out to me.
I admit, initially, I didn't believe it. I mean, hell: who cares what I have to say, especially about the Winter Olympics? There are many more qualified people out there to talk about them (not to mention people who actually like them), and besides, who would ever believe that someone across the pond would be interested in what I have to say about anything? I couldn't (and still can't) find an online version of it, either.
But castlerigger gave me the quote and the page number, and so I went about calling various establishments until I found someone who could get me a copy.
So I drove out to Lane Avenue to pick a up my very own copy of the February 20, 2006, Guardian, printed out at a local bookstore.
And Wow. There I am. In print. In the freakin' UK. A place I've never been physically. And I'm sitting in my car, staring at page two, laughing.
This has got to be the most amusing thing that has ever happened to me.
I'm still laughing. I called my parents and told them about it, and they got a real kick out of it. I've been commanded to bring the clipping home, of course, to show them.
Who knew my opinion was so valuable? And here I thought I was just bitchin' about the Olympics. . .
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Blue Guitar", -JB
I know! I feel . . . famous or something.
We need a scan or a photo booger!
Cool! I think you're wrong though. It's more like a blend of gravity amd balance.
Well, never said I was right :) Besides, they didn't get the whole quote, just parts of it. It must have lost something in the translation to their native tongue, which I do not write in.
AWESOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!! *glomp* :D
That's cool. You can now list being published in the Guardian with regards to both practical application of Newtonian physics and also your views on the social and volitional implications of athletic event viewership to your list of accomplishments in case you wanna impress people.
Mmmm... I love the smell of BS in the morning...
Wow. I think you just wrote my next resume for me!
Now that's amusing. Hail to famous bitches.
Oh. And does that place sell any other international papers?
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)|| |
That has got to be one of the coolest things I can recall.
I know! And it would have passed without me knowing it, entirely, had castlerigger
not noticed it!
Thanks for the picture, that's most impressive. That even beats that old clipping from The Lantern in which you were the anonymous third fencer in the "group of two fencers" squaring off in the field behind Larkins Hall. :)
Dude, I totally need that photo. If you ever find it, let me know. The Lantern's online archive doesn't go back that far, or at least, it didn't when I checked a few years ago.
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)|| |
that is a riot! I didn't agree with that post, personally, but I have to admire that you freakishly got published...
And since it's not under your birth name, it adds to the International Playboy (tm) cred. Teehee
Exactly! I'm totally all about being freakisly international! Yeah!
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)|| |
Dude, that's really cool!
I know! I did a little dance in the parking lot, too, when I saw it. It was good :)
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)|| |
I'm amused as well. That's quite interesting, are they just randomly searching lj each day for things to publish?
They must be. Though apparently mmebuterfly
's quote isn't actually from her, so I think that their research was a bit. . . flawed :)
|Date:||February 21st, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)|| |
It's fun to find yourself quoted in strange an unusual places!
It is! It should happen to everyone more often.