Originally posted by Tinkleflower
Nik - here's what I'd do. Imagine your audience stark naked
Won't that be a little... er... distracting? The last thing I need is too start giggling or being googly-eyed. Imagine it if you will:
Blahblahblahblah [insert reading here] blahblahblah... (peers off into the audience, per Tinkle's advice, imagines some of them naked) 'Oh Dear
Lord, what is that thing??' (Borders and Waterstone's put up posters in bookstores: do NOT let this woman ever near readers again).
Today has been a smidge hectic. I signed the lease! $270/month. Sure, it's small. Sure, the shower is...uh..questionable. Sure, the kitchen
isn't even big enough to swing a rat, let alone a cat...but it's cozy, it's safe, and it's mine. And my landlord isn't an arse, which always
I have a new hoooome, I have a new hoooome... *sings*
I love that song! When you are all settled in, will you have a housewarming party? Will you invite us? We promise not to swing Fritz in the
Ok, I'll calm down a bit. The only sucky thing is...I'll probably be offline for a good two weeks. Possibly even longer (money ran out, phone
company wants deposit. Meh).
Noooooooooooooooooooooo. Yeah, but NOooooooooooo. Ok, wait let me adjust my inner mode from selfish to selfless... Ok. Better.
Take ALL the time you need Tinks. We will miss you of course, the place won't be the same without you. Who will tell Kalapadea to keep his feet off
the teak tables and who will yell at us about the place being a 'complete state'? Zaph will buy inferior package donuts and Nescafe. And no one's
stories will be as good (sniff) - sorry everyone but it's true! Seriously though, a few weeks off the computer will be a good chance for you to do
your decorating and settle into your new place, which is always great
I'll be around for a couple of days before I go incommunicado, and I want to hear about your reading, Nik, mkay? And I want to hear what (who?)
everyone's been doing...
I'll let you know how it went after tonight. If I'm not too miserable and/or drunk. Sure, I haven't even picked out what part of the story I want
to read - procrastinating till point of paralysis - nor have I practiced before a mirror, on a tape, or on other humans, and I'm nervous as all heck,
but I'm sure I will do well... right? right??
Duzey: Thanks for the advice
We do have some very chatty extroverts and closet extroverts on TKA myself included ) I've done many, many
presentations - I don't mind them at all and in my job they are mandatory (not to mention frequent and impromptu).
'Nikelbee, shows us the latest stats on Councillor so and so and her tree hugging agenda. And try not to get too technical.'
'Can I use 6 letter words?
'No. Remember, we support the government's new plain English
proposal. Keep it to 4 or less
'In that case I have not come prepared... prepped... prep... rea-dy.'
'You mean I can make it up as I go along?'
'Sure, as long as you make it under 10 minutes and stay away from big words. Also, don't ask any questions. No one likes a smart ass.'
'Piece of cake.'
Reading my own work though... egads. Makes me feel like doing this:
[edit on 11-10-2005 by nikelbee]