February 1, 2006

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Toastmasters

Good to be back in Toastmasters. For the table topics game, I asked people to tell me what they liked the most about Toronto. Everyone had fun talking about Toronto, and I added a few new items to my list of things to do or see while I'm here. It turned out that one of the guests was also new to the city. Great timing!

I've volunteered to do my eighth speech next week. I'll be talking about Secret Happiness. The eight speech project is about using visual aids effectively, and I'm sure my wonderful socks will be an excellent visual aid. ;) Secret Happiness!

We had an executive meeting, too. Must get the hang of organizing my notes for the minutes. Will write up the minutes tomorrow and send it to exec.

Oh! I did the secret geek handshake today. One of the guests mentioned conferences - "cons", in geek lingo. Gaming conferences, in particular. First half of the geek handshake. I responded by telling him that in terms of computer gaming, I'm weird - I'm into Nethack. If you could've seen him just light up... Secret geek handshake indeed!

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Metadata course

It's a good thing I read about Dublin Core, FOAF, and other wonderful Web-based stuff before! =) I'm not _too_ out of place in our metadata course, and can actually participate in the discussion. Rachel and I usually have our hands up when the teacher asks questions (rhetorical or not), although other people occasionally contribute.

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Happy socks

I woke up terribly lonely today, so I wore happy socks. That gave me an idea for another Toastmaster speech to be entitled "Secret Happiness." =)

My happiest secret is a star. Not a lot of people know where it is and what it means to me, but it's one of my secret happinesses.

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