View of the morning news anchors from our waiting area. All these photos were taken without a flash, so they may not be as sharp as they could be.
This morning I got up early. Real early. I got up at 4:15 am to get ready for a 5 am interview with our local NBC affiliate, KGET. The purpose of the interview was to talk about the Hoffman Hounds volunteer program. We were trying to get the message out about what we do and perhaps recruit some more volunteers and their dogs.
Another view of the studio from our waiting area. The news anchors are on the far left.
Morning news anchor Kiyoshi Tomono.
I met Kim, the volunteer coordinator, and Marylee, the marketing director and my long time friend, at the television station. We had a short wait before being taken to the corner of the studio where one of the morning news anchors, Katie Harlan, was to interview us.
Getting miked up in the interview corner.
Fortunately for me, Kim did most of the talking. Unfortunately for me, Katie did ask me a question. Have you ever had your mouth go suddenly dry and your brain go suddenly numb? That's what happened to me. Finally I was able to spit out the words I had been searching for: temperament test. I put it off to the hour being so early. Marylee said we both did great, so that made me feel a little better.
During the interview with the other morning anchor, Katie Harlan.
The tv people were all very nice. I wonder how they can look so fresh and wide awake that early in the morning. I also had to wonder how many people actually watch the news at that ungodly hour! The segment was brief, only about three minutes long. Afterwards we breathed a sigh of relief and went for a cup of coffee at Starbuck's. I had a much needed white mocha.
I just brought my son to school and I'm sure you'll understand if, after I feed the animals, I take a little nap!