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 Gave impromptu unscripted alma mater boosterism at SLC reception tonight, did not make too much of an ass of self, I hope. Certain parts were a little wobbly, but managed to avoid hemming and hawing and repeating myself over and over, and did not employ "like." There is a place for "like," of course, particularly when telling sardonic stories, but that place is not public speaking and certainly not in front of people one wishes to impress.

Got my Fire on. I think pretty well. And oh, they were all so fresh-faced and cute with their nervous eyes, trying to get as much information as possible to make this momentous decision-- and it is important, though not always in the ways we think. I felt a great outpouring of paternal affection, or at least as close to it as I ever get.

Date: 2011-04-15 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfrecht.livejournal.com
Oh, crikey--I rather wish I could have been there for that. I was at the Faculty on the Road thing last weekend, and it was wonderful...And, I've alum interviewed on a few occasions as well (as I did work as a senior interviewer), and am still a HUGE believer in the value of an SLC education. And, had I known about this, then I could have FINALLY met you in person! Well, feck.

In any case, glad you went and that it was a good event all around for everyone! :)

Date: 2011-04-16 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akaten.livejournal.com
I meant to be at the seminar, but I was too sick to make pleasant chitchat and focus on weighty matters. Call me the next time you're in town, then?

Date: 2011-04-16 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfrecht.livejournal.com
Will do! I'll be down on the weekend of the 29th, actually (if all goes to plan)--I have an event on Friday the 29th in the evening, an event on the 30th in the afternoon/evening, and an event on Monday night the 2nd, but Sunday is pretty much free.

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