This week I had a Whitworth Spotlight article posted online about winning the Spirit of Oregon Award for Academy 7. Awesome, really, but I thought you’d probably rather hear Aerin and Dane's reaction to the award than mine. So I took the idea to Aerin and Dane. And, well, sometimes good ideas don’t work out. This was how the conversation went.
Aerin: He says, “No.”
Me: Really, why not?
Aurelia: Haven’t you noticed? He never pulls his weight around here!
Me: Aurelia, this was a conversation between Aerin and me.
Aurelia: You’re both going to let him get away with this, aren’t you?
Me: Aurelia, this is NOT your book.
Aurelia: Fine! (She exits.)
Aerin: They’re too much alike.
Me: I’ve noticed.
Aerin: Anyway, he says he doesn’t do interviews.
Me: But it’s not really press.
Aerin: He says if Aurelia wants to run this blog, that’s fine with him, but we’ll have to do it without him.
Me: And what did you say to that?
Aerin: I said I wasn’t talking in public all by myself.
Me: You’re saying no interview.
She shakes her head.
Me: But don’t you think people would rather hear from you than me?
Aerin: I think they’d rather hear from him.
Me: And he thinks . . . ?
Aerin: He says . . .
So, I guess I’ll just have to send you all over to the Whitworth Spotlight article instead. http://news.whitworth.edu/2010/10/whitworth-education-alumna-wins-oregon.html