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
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.
Good luck with that. I think I might still have the original clipping buried with my old things from Freshmen year. I can dig through and check some time.
I don't remember if they even bothered to put a scanned picture on their website. Certainly it's unlikely to be anywhere on the Internet now. I checked waybackmachine.org just in case, but it's very spotty and not good with images.
I'm positive I kept a copy of that edition of the Lantern, but like you, actually locating it is the issue. :)