Headlines for Tuesday:


Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AX@0700-0900 Q2 Prepare Toastmasters humorous speech (toast)
AX@1130-1300 Q1 Prepare lab for mie451f (teaching)
AX@1200-1215 Pick up Microsoft Office CD
AX@1500-1700 Q1 Attend lecture in BA1230 from 2005.10.04 (mie1407f)
BX@1800-2000 Q2 Attend Toast IT at Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd floor - Toronto from 2005.10.04
AXReapply for Graduate House : E-Mail from Rebecca Spagnolo (grad)
BXDiscuss data import : E-Mail from Peter Shepard (teaching)


1. Humorous speech

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Whoa, went way out of my comfort zone there. Giving in to social pressure, I volunteered to do a humorous speech for our Toastmasters club contest. I did a riff on my usual productivity schtick, talking about the power of procrastination. It wasn't a rolling-in-the-aisles success, but it wasn't completely horrible, either. I got at least one or two smiles. So I guess it was just _slightly_ horrible. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Still. It was a good experience, in the way that jumping into the cold, deep end of a pool is a good experience even if you're just flailing about while all these Olympic swimmers are watching you.

I guess I'll be up for the area contest... Yikes.