Lights, Camera, Action!
ANYway, my interview was set for 2 PM and it was just after 1 PM. I drove up to the university and sat in my car, eating pretzels and listening to the radio. After making my way to the office of Professor Thompson, I was still about forty-five minutes early. So I paced. A lot. For about half an hour. Finally, I knocked on his office door, only to find out that they had finished early and were waiting on me, and had been leaving frantic messages on my answering machine. Oops.
I arrived on the scene, a bit out of breath, and was introduced all around. The sound guy gave me one of those microphone clip things to snake through my shirt, and a little mike pack. I sat down in the hot seat while they adjusted the lighting and background for about thirty minutes. I'm not kidding. Like I wasn't nervous enough.
Finally, the interview began. After I gave some background on myself and the site, Ted tossed out some softballs, like "Why do people watch the show?" and "Why do people want to discuss it online?" It soon became clear to me that I was "Web Girl" and that he didn't necessarily want my opinions on the show -- he wanted to know what "people on the Internet" thought. So, I ended up speaking for the entire Internet community. I hope you all don't mind.