A Modern Woman on the Move

in hot pursuit of the great green light…

“On the radio whoa oh oh”

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Yesterday, Alex Wrekk and I went on The Nerd Report to talk about the Portland Zine Symposium and zines!

The hosts, Emily Gibson and Sabrina Miller, were nice and very funny. Before I do radio interviews (wow, I have done multiple radio interviews, what are these people thinking?), I try to listen to a few episodes of the show asking for an interview to make sure it will be a good/fun/etc. Because of this, I am pretty sure I am going to become a regular, Nerd Report listener, they rule pretty hard. And I already listen to other pdx.fm shows, like Cort and Fatboy.

I love doing interviews because you really have an opportunity to learn more about you already love by being forced to articulate explanations for what you’re so passionate about. Also, doing interviews along side of people who share your passion (i.e. in this case, Alex and I did the interview together), is a great opportunity to discuss together what you love in ways you might not think to normally.

Normally, Alex and I work really hard with the other PZS organizers to pull together the event when we meet to talk about and, if when we meet together just as friends, we may not feel like talking about all things PZS because we want to have friend time together. In an interview, we have the chance to talk about PZS just in general, not for the purposes of planning it, which is really refreshing! Also, it’s fascinating to experience how different interviewers choose to frame their questions. In this interview, we sort of mention that when Emily asks a pretty serious and relevant question in an really intelligent way, despite not knowing a lot about zines. Major props, Emily! It also made me feel pretty great when my slightly inappropriate jokes made Emily laugh so much that she put down her headphones, got up and walked around the room cracking up.

The interview was live yesterday, but you can still listen to it now online, found here: http://nerdreport.pdxaudioarchive.com/nerd_episode044.mp3

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  1. Well darn it, lady, I hit submit on my nested reply, and got a “post not found.”

    I suppose you decided that was a little too much sharing, after all.

    Anyhow, if you like, catch up!


    June 16, 2010 at 11:26 am

  2. Well, I happen to be job hunting, to I keep going back and forth as to if that post should be public right now. Catch up?


    June 16, 2010 at 11:28 am

  3. I’d probably err on the side of discretion while job-hunting, too.

    Catch up, as in, a suggestion — what’s new in the life, but not the nutshell version, that kind of thing.

    I suppose I could flip through the livejournal blog archives… I laughed at the last post on that, because I was just talking with a friend this week, “lj, who has one of THOSE any more?”

    Of course, then there is the silliness of Facebook’s path to world domination. I didn’t really even mess with that stuff until I had to for work…


    June 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

    • There is just so much, I wouldn’t even know where to begin, man. Thanks for adding me on facebook though, good to see you–er, on the internet at least. <3


      June 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

  4. […] and it can be hard to sit down and write without direction, which is why my posts so far have been rather pointed or about an experience someone specifically asked me to write […]

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