Gracing The Airwaves

13 Sep

Some of you may not know this, but I’m kind of a Renaissance woman. I write, I hike, I craft, I wiggle my ears, I stalk David Hasselhoff, I make suggestive hand gestures to strangers. To be honest, I really do it all. However, the one thing I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t is be on the radio.

I’m not sure why. I’ve got the face for it, and I can talk endlessly about crappy music in yoga pants and a shirt with a questionable stain on it. I think it may have something to do with my foul mouth. Or my grating voice. Or my inability to speak into a mic without making those horrible popping sounds. Or how I love to say, “Check 1, check, check, check 1, check 2” over and over and over again.

A promo shot I sent to local radio stations. No callbacks yet.

However, my dream is about to be realized. I’m part of a writing collective, and they have an Expats Media branch which includes a Blog Talk Radio show. Every Friday it features writers from their flagship website, and talks to them about various topics. It’s a fun Q&A to help them gain exposure and give people a peek at the writer behind the words.

This week, YOURS TRULY will be on the show! I’m really excited because the host is my bestie from another teste, and is sure to ask me all sorts of things I told him he’s not allowed to. So here are the details:

  • This Friday, September 14th
  • 3-3:30 PM US Pacific Standard Time (here is a time zone converter if you live in a land far, far away)
  • Chat room where I’ll try as hard as I can to say hi to all of the sexy people who stop by
  • The host will be taking calls if you want to ask me a question, or tell me how much of a crush you have on me
  • A podcast will be available afterwards for those who can’t listen live

Most importantly: Link to the show

If you can’t make it, but still want to ask a question, leave it as a comment and I’ll pass it along to the host. All questions from “When was the first moment you knew you wanted to be a writer?” to “Is it true you have a birthmark on your thigh that looks like Steven Seagal?” will be considered.

Hope to see you there!

31 Responses to “Gracing The Airwaves”

  1. bpshielsy 09/17/2012 at 3:04 am #

    ” I make suggestive hand gestures to strangers.” Haha you must get some hilarious responses!

  2. Veronica Roth 09/15/2012 at 7:22 pm #

    No way! You can wiggle your ears? Man…I’ve always wanted to do that. I can’t even wiggle my toes! 🙂

    • Jen and Tonic 09/15/2012 at 11:20 pm #

      I can! I can’t wiggle the tops of my ears like Sloth from The Goonies, but I can move my side facial muscles enough to get a wiggle in. I wish I had talents that could pay the bills… 😉

  3. speaker7 09/15/2012 at 11:19 am #

    Goddammit. I read this today so missed your show. I hate how work interferes with important stuff. I’m sure you were fantastic.

    • Jen and Tonic 09/15/2012 at 4:15 pm #

      No worries! You’re one busy biatch these days. I’ll be posting a link soon so all of my followers (and I absolutely mean that in the David Koresh way) can listen.

  4. writerwendyreid 09/14/2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I’m sorry that I missed this. I’m sure you were awesome! 🙂

    • Jen and Tonic 09/14/2012 at 10:21 pm #

      I’ll be linking to a podcast in the next few days for those who want to listen to it.

  5. Carrie Rubin 09/14/2012 at 2:39 pm #

    That’s really cool. And anybody who can craft lines such as “bestie from another teste” deserves to be spotlighted.

  6. kelsgonebush 09/13/2012 at 4:02 pm #

    My laptop is in intensive care so I probably will miss it but hope all goes well ! Xx

    • Jen and Tonic 09/14/2012 at 10:20 pm #

      Thanks for the well wishes! The show was a blast. A new post with the podcast link will be up in the next couple of days 🙂

  7. Madame Weebles 09/13/2012 at 2:59 pm #

    That’s so cool!! I always wanted to be either a radio DJ or a club DJ. Neither of those things happened. So I will live vicariously through you.

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 3:14 pm #

      If I choke on air you can pretend not to know me, and find someone else to live your dream through.

  8. calahan 09/13/2012 at 2:22 pm #

    How long is the show?

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 3:09 pm #

      The show is live for 30 minutes, and then a 15 minute podcast-only portion is recorded afterwards. I’ll update this post now to include that info. Good thinking!

  9. Viciously Sweet 09/13/2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness this is so exciting! For some reason I want you to show up dressed like a member of Run DMC. I want to think of a brilliant question too… Just let me turn my noggin on!

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 3:13 pm #

      HI VS!!! I’ve missed you so much while I’ve been on my bloggy hiatus. I need to catch up with your doodle-y hijinks. How is the Office Professional?

      I need to go out and buy a big gold chain and a tracksuit…

  10. TJLubrano 09/13/2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Ms. Sharp! I can switch my plans around 🙂 I was really bummed when I realized that I couldn’t listen/chat live, so I did some re-scheduling for you. I have no questions at the moment…well I do have questions but it’s a huge blur in my head now. Re-scheduling is quite tiring. Rude, I say!

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 3:11 pm #

      AW! You didn’t have to do that but it is MUCH appreciated. Can’t wait to see you there 🙂

      Get some rest!

  11. The Waiting 09/13/2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Will be tuning in, baby-permitting!

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 12:11 pm #

      I hope you’ll be there! Sniff the baby’s head for me. New baby smell is the BEST!

  12. Dani Heart 09/13/2012 at 10:44 am #

    I am so glad you are finally going to be on Jen. So excited. Now…to think of some crazy question to ask…hmmmmm “If you had to be stranded on an island with just two other people for 30 days..who would they be..and why?”

  13. Bill Friday 09/13/2012 at 10:19 am #

    Yo, D.J. Tanner… Kimmy Gibbler called. She wants her turn tables back.

    • Jen and Tonic 09/13/2012 at 10:36 am #

      I’ll hand over the turn tables to Kimmy Gibbler if John Stamos promises to bring me some greek yogurt.

  14. Aurora HSP 09/13/2012 at 10:08 am #

    Congrats! Sounds like so much fun, good for you, Jen 🙂


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