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A live reading of "Jonnie" on KTSW 89.9 Other Side Drive

posted Mar 13, 2014, 2:05 PM by Tiffany Rainey   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 2:15 PM ]
Every time I think back to that shadowy winter day, I squirm in my seat and make strange, guttural noises. You know, those involuntary sounds of regret - groans and grunts - that are typically accompanied by a face-palm and mumbling, "Why did I say/do that?" 

I said I'd never relive that day, that an entire army couldn't force me to listen to my own voice on the air. I said, if ever I'm faced with such terror, I'd resist the temptation to click play. Alas, such a feat in self-restraint is beyond my power. 

A recording of the Persona interview has surfaced and now wafts through the deepest corners of the internet like a plume of cigarette smoke toward a slow-moving ceiling fan. Or something. 

Actually, it isn't as bad as I thought. Well, I'll always feel like a bumbling idiot when speaking publicly, I think, but my interviewers at KTSW 89.9 Other Side Drive, Nicole Lucas and Jose Gonzalez, are quite good at what they do and somehow managed to deliver me from the depths of embarrassment. So, thanks guys! 

It's so not-bad that I don't even mind sharing. See?