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I got a standing O!

September 26, 2008

Before Speech:

  • Vomitous
  • Pasty
  • Sweaty
  • forgot to be political and wear “No on 48” pin
  • Repeated scribbling
  • Barely touching ceasar salad
  • 2% Brain function

After Speech:

  • Blushing
  • Giggling
  • Even sweatier
  • High as a kite
  • Still mad I forgot my damn sticker
  • Devouring chocolate cake
  • 120% Brain function

Old ladies hugged me afterwards. I actually heard people sniffing. People stopped eating to hear what I had to say. I didn’t spew. And people got up off their seats and clapped for me. It was the best high I’ve ever had.

Remember that scene from the movie Waitress?  Where Keri Russel starts having an affair with the hot doctor and she walks through an entire montage smiling from ear to ear? Yeah, that’s how I feel right now.

Another fear conquered. I could debate McCain tonight.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2008 3:00 pm

    Yay for you! I could never do that. Good job.


  2. September 26, 2008 3:06 pm

    Yeeeeeeessss! I knoew you would be great; totally knew it.


  3. September 26, 2008 3:17 pm

    I’m tearing up reading this. You did fantastic. Thank you (truly, you don’t know how big that thank you feels in my heart– it’s huge).


  4. September 26, 2008 4:41 pm

    Woohoo!! I’m so proud of you =) Congrats!! Love you!!


  5. September 26, 2008 5:25 pm

    I’m so happy for you – but not surprised 🙂 Congrats!


  6. September 26, 2008 6:25 pm



  7. laurakim123 permalink
    September 26, 2008 10:11 pm

    YOU GO!!! That is so totally awesome!!!!!!



  8. September 27, 2008 1:52 pm

    Round of applause from us! It’s not easy to get up in front of an audience and speak…good job!


  9. September 27, 2008 1:53 pm

    Round of applause from us! Way to go!


  10. September 27, 2008 2:14 pm



  11. sunlightgirl permalink
    September 27, 2008 11:42 pm

    w00t i knew you would slay them !!you da mom !


  12. September 28, 2008 6:46 pm

    Of COURSE you got a standing O. You’re awesome!

    Sorry if I missed it, but what did you talk about?


  13. carrielt permalink
    September 29, 2008 8:37 am

    Congrates! That’s always a great feeling when you can accomplish something that scares the crap out of you! Especailly public speaking!


  14. September 29, 2008 10:19 am

    Oh hon, I’m so proud. I wish I could have been there to hear you. I knew you could do it =)


  15. Shiona permalink
    October 1, 2008 8:50 am

    Oh my! I was right there with how you were feeling beforehand. That being said I’m so glad you nailed your speech. Great job! You should be smiling from ear to ear. After that you deserve it!



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