Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lesson Learned: Never give me a microphone.

Last night was the Mother Daughter banquet.  The banquet where I forgot to say anything I planned to say and instead just vomited a bunch of stuff out of my mouth.
I am much more comfortable behind the safety of a computer screen.  (Notice I didn't say better).  Anyway, I got up there and my mind went haywire and nothing was natural and I forgot to be myself and instead turned into this awkward talking head.
There were funny slides that weren't funny at all because I was so panicked about I don't know what that I forgot to mention them.  And all of your lovely comments - forgot.
(Yaya made this gorgeous dress.  I want one in my size.)
Thankfully Mia and my mother-in-law saved me (and there was this big hook).  They were both at ease and mostly made up for my weirdness.
Mia had quite the support system.  She was on cloud nine and when we got home said, "I want to do that again."  Translation, "Next time just let me handle this, Mom."
I told Andy I was never talking again.  He got so excited until I clarified, "into a microphone."  Then his face fell.
But I have to do this again.  In less than two weeks.  Unless someone from the Stillwater church of Christ was there and wants to go ahead and cancel.
Either I'll remember the slides and the wonderful comments or I'll run out of there screaming.
I've been trying to find a silver lining and this is it:  My family still loves me and most everyone will forget all about this in a day or two.  Except me.  So I guess this is more like a bronze lining...
However I did get to go shopping for a new outfit so, yah, silver it is.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

I love your self-deprecating humor! You make everyone else feel okay about themselves! And you make us laugh too!

I had to come in a little late since it's play week at EMHS and I'm the lunch lady again. Well, dinner lady. But I caught the presentation and really enjoyed hearing from ALL of you!

OK Chick said...

I'm sure you were fine. I hate speaking in front of others, and we always think we did worse than what really happen. I'm sure it was great.

Gena said...

This is the post in which I have nothing to say because I was listening to a bunch of middle schoolers make (lovely) music on their instruments. I'm sure it was nothing less than fabulous, hilarious, and poignant. :)

Wut Wut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alyssa said...

I missed it and sad about it. Two sick kiddos. So wanted to be there to cheer you on! And I'm positive that you were fabulous!

Catherine said...

Well, I have never had to do that (speak intelligent, funny, and poignant thoughts to a crowd with the help of a microphone), so I don't know what to say. I CAN tell you that I am forever thinking of ideas for talks (should I ever be called on to do one, although I doubt that will ever happen and I'd probably chicken out anyway and refuse to do it) -- and I'm pretty sure if I DID agree to do a talk, that no matter how much work I put into it, at the end I would be convinced that I totally stunk it up. And I'll betcha I'd be right!

And NO -- this is NOT a plea by me to anyone seeing this to sign me up! I'm trying to give Summer some moral support. Although I'm not sure I'm doing it very well. Yeah... see there, Summer? Even with a computer I'm not doing too well!

My point is, let it go. Learn and move on. And Robin is right -- you are very funny!

Alyssa and I were talking today. Both wondering how it went, and wishing it had been recorded so we could see it. Although, in the interest of full disclosure, we really did want to see you and the MIL, but we REALLY wondered what your sweet girl had to say!

maresa said...

You and Mia are so beautiful! (and I'm really digging Andy's hair)