Headlines for Thursday:

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@0630-0700 Find out where Toronto Western Hospital is
AX@0730-1000 Q1 Toronto Western Hospital fieldtrip (mie1407f)
AC@0900-1100 Q2 Study for MIE1407F from 2005.10.13 (mie1407f)
AC@1100-1200 Q1 Attend lecture in MP134 from 2005.10.13 (mie1407f)
AX@1330-1530 Sympatico project meeting at 8171
AX@1800-2100 Q1 Toastmasters humorous speech competition
BC@1820-1855 Q2 Exercise: Basic step drop-in class at Field House from 2005.10.13
BC@1900-2000 Q3 Join crochet group at Graduate House : E-Mail from Andrea Vaags
AXRun through (toast)
AXLay out my talk (toast)
AXWrite down laughs on index cards / paper again (toast)
AXFind out about humorous speech devices (toast)
AXWrite my part of lab report for MIE1407F (mie1407f)
BXReply about Seneca and the others : E-Mail from Bill Thanis
BXTell Toastmasters I will be unavailable next week
BXPodcast my humorous speech entry

1. Bloglines keyboard shortcuts: 16:40

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I totally, totally love Bloglines' keyboard shortcuts. That tiny addition just made web-based RSS reading _so_ much easier for me. Why? Because it makes it so much easier to quickly go through titles and lead paragraphs of all the stories on the blogs I read.

2. Take a risk today: 16:41

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3. Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest: 23:38

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I won second place! Yay! Procrastination MP3 podcast (5:35, 680kb)

Thanks are owed all around.

My ever-patient and helpful mentor Paul Wilson helped me get through three versions of the speech: two in front of the Toastmasters and one on the way to the contest. Fortunately, he didn't have to suffer through the six other versions I recorded for practice last night. I owe him the clothes joke.

I couldn't have done it without Greg's advice, either. He gave me a lot of tips on how to speak humorously, and I even used one or two of his jokes. I owe him the survey joke.

The contest was totally fun. Scary as heck--I was trembling before, during and after the thing--but look! I got my voice under control! And I didn't speak too quickly! And I didn't step on laughter _all_ the time! Wheee!

In case you missed the first link: Procrastination MP3 podcast (5:35, 680kb)

Happy girl.

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