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Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Behind-The-Scenes Peek at the Interview/Photo Shoot

So the interview went well. On Thursday, when the interviewee came to my house, I felt more relaxed since she seemed completely laid-back. She was young, making me feel like we were on the same page. I wasn't nervous to begin with, but I'm glad that it didn't go worse than I had anticipated. She asked me the basic questions, but I felt at times like I was talking too much because I could see her fingers flying on her notepad throughout the whole interview. Other than that, it was fine. I was especially pleased by her question of "What can our readers do to help after reading this article?" since hopefully it will inspire others in my town to donate to AHOPE or other African organizations. Maybe it will even motivate some people to adopt! (Hey, you never know!)

The photographer came on Friday. There were a few slight complications due to the combined facts that my brothers and the kids we had visiting would NOT leave us alone even though they were outside (making faces in the windows, etc...needless to say I was NOT too pleased with them!!) and also that I honestly cannot take a flattering picture. In the end, though, I think the photo shoot was okay- I think the photographer got the best pictures out of me that he possibly could have. They also asked me to send to them extra pictures of my project, if I had them, so I e-mailed them the pics I included here earlier of me sorting the pjs as well as a picture of the kids at AHOPE. When he was done, the photographer revealed the news that they wanted to do a big spread on this that would be running either this week or next week. I was surprised by how big the story will be, but I'm of course excited!

In other news, we are still running around preparing for LG (Little GIRL), and VERY soon, we'll be able to refer to her by another name. We pretty much have one picked out, but I'll wait until it's 100% definite to announce it here!


At 5:54 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Hi Susanna! You left a message on my blog today. I just wanted to say hi, and thanks for sharing--I'm so happy to see you so happy about your new sister, "LG". :) If you don't mind, I'm going to link your blog to mine so my visitors can find you. Also, I'm really glad that you truly "get it" and care when it comes to Africa. Not to sound like an old lady (I'm only 29!) but it encourages my heart to see a girl your age who is thinking about the world around her. Have you read "There Is No Me" yet?

God bless you!

PS-where did you get your pink blog wallpaper? Mine needs some help...

At 8:03 PM , Blogger Scarlett_333 said...

Hi Susanna! I just saw your blog linked on some other blog, and find it really cool! I am a high school student too and really love learning about int. adoption (want to adopt from Ethiopia when I am older!) but right now I am just learning about the country, reading blogs, and writing a story set there. You sound like you have a really interesting life! I am finding your blog fascinating :)

At 8:04 PM , Blogger Scarlett_333 said...

P.S. America's Next Top Model is one of my fave shoes too... a weakness of mine :) (and Grey's)

At 11:32 PM , Anonymous Sarah said...

Hey Susanna,

When you article comes out, please post a link--I'd love to read it! Oh, and I PM'd you about the pj's on the forum--looking for a way to get them to Ethiopia. I also emailed Erin (supermom) to see if she had any leads...great project!

At 11:39 PM , Blogger Scarlett_333 said...

Just read your post on my blog, and that is so weird that you rent a cottage on Lake Erie. My cottage is on Lake Erie too! It is right outside a little town called Dunnville. I live in a suburb outside of Toronto myself.
That is awesome that you went to Kenya. I am going to spend some time tomorrow and read some more of your blog!

At 11:41 PM , Blogger Kellie said...

Definitely post a link to your article on the forum when it is published, Susanna. I am looking forward to reading it :)


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