Offbeat Bride on KUOW #In the news May 16 2006 | Ariel arielmstallings I guess my pre-publication press push has officially begun: I'll be on KUOW today around 1:30 (Seattle-time) talking about offbeat brides navigating their ways through the Wedding Industrial Complex. You can listen online via their website if you want. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS Offbeat Bride in Bust! NEXT STET Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Funny. Being a KUOW nerd, I just heard their intro to today's show. I instantly checked your site. Somehow I knew you'd be on this thing. Good luck! Reply Nice job! Reply just listened .. can't believe i actually caught it given the time difference & my spacey mind but sistah! you did great!!! for some reason i can't put your voice & face together .. i suppose i thought you'd sound different.. but Grrreat job mama Reply I'm a long time reader and its so funny to hear someones voice that you've seen blog for so long. Not what I expected! After listening to this interview I will be buying your book, even though I had plans before. And although Im not a future bride at this moment, I hope to one day have an offbeat wedding like you did, cost effective and beautiful!!!!!!! One of the most unique weddings I've ever seen. Amazing! Reply Ok, Catina and Laura, now you've got me curious … what did you expect me to sound like? Reply I dont know, more valley girl and ditzy! That sounds bad, but I just see you as this free spirit hippie (please dont take offsense lol) and you seemed so down to earth and calm. Am I making ANY sense? 🙂 Reply I will listen when I get home — stupid work computer doesn't have working speakers. Can't wait to hear it! Reply HA! Laura, that's funny. When I listened to the interview, I clucked to myself over how I sounded too valley girl. My father used to chide me for saying "like" too often as a teen, and I've internalized it to the point where, when I'm being interviewed, I can usually strip all you knows, I means, ums, and likes. A few slipped through in this interview. That said, let this be a lesson to you all: Don't be fooled by the warm and fuzzy blog exterior, hippy name, and weird clothes: I am one cold, hard, articulate, authoritative bitch. 😉 Reply Ariel is way more valley girl in person than in a radio interview. Totally. Reply laura & i had totally different idea's on your voice . i thought you'd sound more "westcoast snob" then you did. not valley girl or ditzy but more "know it all-ish".. i suppose it has to do with the westcoaster rave/hippie types i've had experiance with in my past also often you come off like you don't want to let any or at least very few walls down.. i don't mean to sound harsh , it is just a vibe i've gotten before.. you sounded much more friendly & welcoming.. but bare in mind , i don't know you in everyday life 🙂 Reply None take, Catina. I think I do sound like that sometimes, actually. So I think you're more right than you know. 😉 Reply Great job on the interview! Your voice has certainly become deeper since high school. Reply Finally listening! (Re: voice comments – I think you sound just about how I thought you would. I heard another NPR piece you were on too.) The one thing that I'm really noticing about your talk is how rarely you utter "uh" or "um." Lucky! I'm always saying, "You know", "like", or "umm" and I come off like a douche. I'm impressed! Reply bridentity. nice! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.