Would I Rather Be Dead?

Fri, 2007-03-23 00:30

Ok, so I have to give a speech. Not the Gettysburg address or the State of the Union, just a little 10 minute thing soon forgotten. I have notes and know the subject matter by heart, or at least some of it. The rest I made up entirely. No way I could fail at this, but somehow I feel like if someone has made it 46 years without a major public speaking event, and then suddenly has a public speaking event, it is a major event and must not be taken lightly. Either I will go to my grave knowing I made a speech once, or I will go to my grave knowing I made a speech once and bombed so badly that nobody present will ever recover.

I do feel so fortunate to have Internet access at this time. As a result I have access to all sorts of helpful info such as: "The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance" ~Ruth Gordon.

Thanks, lady. It is not like I had more than six months notice or anything. And besides, I was thinking about the speech the whole time. Thinking about the speech is very similar to writing the speech, just less structured.

Anyway, it has been pointed out to me that come Monday morning I will be every bit as good as new. Win, Lose or Draw, anything associated with my little speech will be long done with before the start of next week. Heck, I will probably even sleep late.

Let's hear it for things to tell the grandkids...

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