So last month I was on SiriusXM radio, being interviewed on its Kids Place Live program about my cardboard fetish. This was the day before that Twitter party and I was just starting one of the most magnificent colds I'd ever had. Very exciting but I was so nervous that I locked myself in the bedroom after warning the kids, with various threats, to leave me alone because I was on the phone with a very important person. I also made them all use the bathroom before I got on the phone.
Needn't have worried, because the kids were good as gold, especially after I'd explained I was going to be on the radio, like the Twins games their dad listens to. And in spite of everything being impromptu, the host, Mindy, was so much fun to talk to. When I listened to the interview after, I was distracted by how my recorded voice sounds completely different from how it sounds in my own ears. Also how -sadly- less Singaporean I sound compared to 10 years ago when I first came to the US. Sniff.
Anyway, if you've ever wanted to know what I sound like, and whether I speak like I write (yes), listen to the interview here. It's about 20 minutes. Warning: I speak very fast. Even after reminding myself to slow down. I can't explain it. Whenever I've had to give a formal speech in the past, I pretended I was Darth Vader and breathed a lot between words, just to sound normal. And I also meandered all over the place towards the end, trying to plug the Twitter party when I'd never done a Twitter party. Go ahead and laugh at how unwittingly, honestly clueless I sounded (and was)!
Enough! I'll shut up now and let my
Alien Other Voice take over. Enjoy the interview!