I have now been on Spanish television. And I even had a speaking part! Not only that, someone recognized me and phoned Teré who then phoned me. I didn’t catch the TV news last night, but Teré sent me the link. (Click here.) It’s the entire half-hour news program, but the time counts down on the right side of the video. The segment begins at 15:00 and my bit starts at 13:34. Truthfully, the only reason I’m so excited is because I spoke easily in Spanish and didn’t embarrass myself.
There’s been a trash collectors’ strike in Sevilla and the trash has been piling up on top of and around the dumpsters. I must admit, it’s being kept very orderly, but it’s unusual to see piles of trash in a city that is always so well-maintained. The street cleaners still come through every night. The sidewalks and plazas are still spotless. But, the dumpsters have become an eyesore. It’s also, obviously, very bad for business.
|THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR ME TO BE FAMOUS (WELL, ALMOST FAMOUS).|
Before heading upstairs after breakfast yesterday morning, I stopped on our plaza to take a picture of the piles of trash. I hadn’t noticed that a reporter and a cameraman were doing the same thing. The cameraman asked if he could film over my shoulder as I locked in on my photo. Of course I agreed. Then the reporter started to talk with me and asked if I would mind being interviewed. Of course I agreed.
When we arrived for breakfast this morning at Los Niños del Flor one of the other regulars exclaimed (in Spanish), “I saw you on TV last night. I want your autograph. No! I want a signed photo!” (Of course I agreed.)
What aired of my “interview” lasts about 7 seconds. So, be sure to spread the word. It’s the only way I’ll get my entire 15 minutes of world fame.