Thursday, September 20, 2007

radio listening focus group - first night

last night i participated in a focus group on radio listening preferences. it was less like a focus group and more like a trippy 2 hour session of the SATs. not trippy because of drugs, but rather the 7 second snippets of drug-induced music. and the loathed rod stewart/phil collins songs. it was scary, we were put in this holding room that was dark and no one was talking. so i immediately made a friend with a lady named robin. they moved us to the room full of tables and we sat down with our scantron booklets and #2 pencils. we sat down behind a guy that was the illegitimate child of pete rose and steve irwin (you know, crocodile hunter). robin and i sat together with one other guy at our table, and i'll tell you who he looked like when i figure it out. robin, i noticed, is a cutter. she must be going through something right now because one of the shallow slices amidst the numerous scars on her arm was relatively recent. i realized that tonight is my only chance to reach out to her before i never see her again, possibly for eternity. if you're reading this pray that i'll have the right thing to say to her tonight.
in lighter news, i tried to go 2 days (or was it only 1??) without my energy drink. i give up. if i'm going to get anything done, i'll have to have 1 in the morning. but that's it. i figure, it's the same as one cup of coffee. and when have i ever made a pot of coffee without drinking the whole thing??? it helps when i throw it in with my smoothie mix rich in antioxidants. boring!!! today's goal is to put away the clothes in my room and try to get my room clean. something i have battled my whole life. right, mom?

5 comments:

embee said...

i made the mistake of agreeing to do a radio/music survey on the phone. one time. then they wouldn't stop calling!!

tinkerwiththis said...

we did a tv survey for a place once, he sent us like 30 bucks and he was a christian and very nice on the phone, so i did it. i agreed to it even before he said he would pay me!

morninglory kitsch said...

oh i'm getting paid alright. $80

Anonymous said...

OMG, the room situation... I couldn't walk on your floor till you left for college. We repainted, fumigated, shampooed and de-haired everything. You're getting it back 3-fold with Bailey

Anonymous said...

On the other note, you know you're my best friend and all that messy room stuff is forgotten, since you're not living with me anymore, anyway. :) Bless your heart. You have a good heart.