Shockingly, that CBS piece on supporting local farmers does seem to have run, though it appears it was demoted from national news to local Oregon news. Which is fine by me. I only know a few people in Oregon.
The segment came out much better than what I was envisioning, that’s for sure. The idea of eating locally was not portrayed as completely wacko, but rather somewhat sensible, which is a refreshing change of pace in the mainstream media. I must reluctantly extend props to CBS.
You'll find the video here, but you are under no obligation to watch it. If you do, just remember what I said about the hair. I could have brushed it, sure, but then I would have been misrepresenting myself. I’m just keeping it real.
Other notes: Only bacon could make me forget that I was on camera. Thankfully, they cut the orgasm part out. The Toddler was so sweet and well-behaved that day that it appears that I've been lying about his daily antics. I am not. But, I'm glad we have some smiles to save for posterity. And at the end, the great food discovery they made mention of me making in my own backyard was this: I’m a shitty gardener. I pulled the only three red tomatoes off of the only three surviving plants in my yard that weren’t weeds. But, shhhh. I think you’re supposed to draw a different conclusion.
So, that's my moment of fame. Let’s just stick to print from now on, shall we? Speaking of which, the written transcript of the segment is entertaining if you enjoy the butchery of the English language as much as I do. Points for finding all the typos (hint: there’s more than two). Also, they gave Husband my maiden name (I win!).
[Update 6/9/08: It did run nationally. Here's the proof. Well, I'll be damned.]