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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

On the News!

I was on the local news on Monday talking about STDs and sexual promiscuity in college students :B Great, huh?

Here's what happened: I was sitting in the office, working like I was supposed to - it was Presidents' Day and there was no one on campus. This was like... at 10 AM.

This lady walks through the lobby and I didn't recognize her... She came up to me and was like "Are you 18 or 19?" and I just scoffed and said, "Um no." And she explained that she was looking for someone 18 or 19 to interview. I told her that it was a holiday - there were no classes and that most everyone had either gone home for the weekend or was still asleep.

She loitered around the lobby for a few minutes before coming back over to me and saying "So... how old are you?" I told her I was 23 and she said "Oh well that won't work." And then, after a moment of thinking (and an act of desperation) she finally said "Well... you're an RA aren't you? So you might be a good one... can I interview you."

I said sure thinking that she was either for the newspaper or that she would just use my quotes for her news story or something... and then she started setting up the camera. I was like o____O WTF LADY!

She told me that there was some benefactor in town that donated a lot of money so that kids under the age of 19 could get free STD testing. She just wanted to know if we (lumping me in with teenagers) thought it was a good idea.

So I said I did think it was a good idea - that a lot of college kids simply can't afford to spend that kind of money. I also said that I'm afraid kids my age (well, kids 5 years younger than me...) just aren't very informed about STDs. They quoted me saying "Free condoms... making sure that they know tha..that... that how things spread and how to protect yourself." (yes, I stuttered. And I was avoiding eye{camera?}-contact xD And like... rolling my eyes.)

Anyways, one of my friends came into the lobby just as she was finishing up (yeah, no one came through that entire time) and she got interviewed. She was MUCH better at it than me - and she's 19, so that worked out really well xD

Anyways, my friend uploaded it to Google and a bunch of people the next day were like "OMG we saw you on the news, STD expert!!!1"

The topic wasn't embarrassing (long past that stage), I think it was the fact that I had woken up that morning, and threw on a sports bra and t-shirt. She was lucky I even brushed my hair... I just think I looked like crap xD

Anyways... that's that story.

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