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Here's video proof that I get WAY too excited sometimes

(I found out that I mispronounced Laurent's name incorrectly AUGH. I'm meeting Laurent for the first time tomorrow. Hopefully he won't have seen this video before he meets me so I can apologize in advance!)

Reader Comments (4)

Heh. You are very excited!

Don't worry about mispronouncing Laurent's name. I've been calling you "Oh-high" for all these years and now I've just learnt that it's "Oh-ee"! :-)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShane

Thank you, Shane. :-D

I suspect I may have been pronouncing your last name incorrectly for all these years as well. Still hoping that someday I'll be able to mispronounce it in person - because that means we'll actually have met face-to-face!

January 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterDebbie Ohi

I'm working on it! :-)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShane

Debbie, your story is amazing, I just watched the video where Lee interviewed you and it got me all excited too!


And cheers for that advice of pushing out of comfort zone!!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaia
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