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February 20th, 2006


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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: amusedamused
Current Music: "Blue Guitar", -JB

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From:lillassea
Date:February 21st, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
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SWEET! (I remember being highly amused by your observation, myself.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 21st, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Yeah! And I will admit, it was kinda funny. . .
From:fred_smith
Date:February 21st, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
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That is so, so awesome.
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From:gypsydove
Date:February 21st, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
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oh i so want an autographed copy....

do you think you could sell your autograph on ebay now? being published and all....

grin..and acrossed the water too....wow...

we bow before you....

we are unworthy...

LOL
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From:hekatatia
Date:February 21st, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Aw, I wished I'd picked up a paper yesterday. I always skim their blog quotes - that would have been an amusing surprise! =D

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From:castlerigger
Date:February 21st, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
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hee hee hee, awesome story or what!

so obviously I's away all day 'til now and had scanned it today... I have most of the page but to host it on photobucket have to trade off size for the fact you can actually read the text... so here's from the original -



- if you still want mailed the actual copy, just drop your mail add. to the e-mail in my user info.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 21st, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful! Thank you so much! I'll drop you an email about my address in a few!
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 21st, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Oops, no email address is visible on your user info.
From:tanrinia
Date:February 21st, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
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gods, you're going to be IMPOSSIBLE from now on, aren't you.....
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From:qorinda
Date:February 21st, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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That IS pretty cool... and pretty much how I feel about watching skiing or most any sports, actually. I wonder how they get the lj quotes....
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From:erienc
Date:February 21st, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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*claps*
My publishing hero :)
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From:brandondedicant
Date:February 27th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)

congratulations!

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Congratulations!

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