We were waiting to order bagels this morning, and Iris Uber Alles asked me, "Mom, when you were an attorney, were you ever on the news?" (Seven year-old Iris Uber Alles has taken up watching the McNeil-Lehrer hour, much to her little sister Lola's disgust. "I can't believe it; it's so BORING!" shouts Lola).
"No," I answered honestly (although a brief I helped write was quoted in many newspapers, I knew Iris only wanted to hear about television appearances). "I was on the news when I was a lawyer, but not for being a lawyer. I was on the news for doing wildlife rehabilitation and for being at Burning Man."
A middle-aged woman waiting for her bagel let out a big snort of laughter and turned around and stared at me. The children were a bit nonplussed at her reaction. After all, Mommy was just answering a question.
i've been on TV, three times actually, yet i bet my appearances were NOTHING compared to yours! nothing was burning, my chest was hidden and i wasn't high. your turn!
Me & Iris were also on TV together once, being interviewed about the conflict between unleashed dogs & unleashed toddlers in SF parks! Since Iris was only a toddler, she was silent.
mine was only stupid "fashion tV" stuff when i worked in that biz in NYC. one was with Tracy Ross (Diana Ross's daughter) for a "makeover", if you could ever see the tapes, you'd see i was so over it all.
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