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The One With The Speech
Tuesday | November 30, 2004 | 9:07 PM | Nikki | Comments (5)

Firstly, I'm aware that I've totally neglected this thing. I've actually neglected my whole domain. And it seems like every time I promise to update, I don't, so I'm not going to promise. I have been playing with another layout though, and i have two people picked out for an additional layout like the Andy Roddick one I have.

Okay, now to the speech. Today I had to do a memorized persuasion speech in english class. All we had was an intro, a little outline, and a conclusion. Of course I had to choose a hard topic, which was the unnecessary use of embryonic stem cells. everyone else had topics like the grading scale (which is totally ridiculous here. 69% is an F. Most schools around here is a 59 F) or school uniforms or something. So anyway, I've been worrying and complaining about the darn thing for weeks. You know, thinking about the worst case scenarios, thinking about every little thing that could go wrong, stuff like that. Well, today, everything that could have went wrong, went wrong. Literally. It was like god was out to get me. Not only did I forget everything and start to stutter and say incomplete, incomprehensible crap, I started to get sick. I had to cover my mouth to keep from throwing up (a scenario I actually thought about before hand. I thought maybe if I actually yacked I would still get the points), and the teacher actually had to tell me to calm down. Then, when I couldn't think of anything, I panicked because I knew I wouldn't finish in over 4 minutes. So when I looked down to read my conclusion, I couldn't see it. Not because I have bad eye sight (which I do btw) but because I was so close to actually fainting everything was all speckley and yellow and blue. Only someone who has been through that will know what I'm talking about. I don't even remember how i finished it, I just know that I stumbled to my desk before putting my head down and trying not to cry or something. Gosh was the horrible. How pathetic am I? I can't walk in that class again! I'll be the girl who almost fainted in class. You can't live that down.

Oh, one more quick rant. The davis cup final is on friday, and I just found out i have a half day friday, so I won't have to tape it! yay. I'm really trying to keep faith in our boys, but its looking rough. I basically think Andy will have to win both ties, and of course its a must win for the Bryan brothers. If Andy can beat Safin and Henman in a row, in straight sets, he can beat these guys on clay. He's 12-0 against them anyway. So what if only one of those wins is on clay, right? ;)


omg! tottally know how u felt! You know what? what a coincidence!.. anyway, today in My AP environmental Sciences class we had to do a presentation on an endangered species.. and like halfway through the presentation I realized that I kept saying "um"'s like after every two word! Even when I tried not to say "um" I would.. it was soo strange for me because usually I don't have a problem with that.

Then I said "gosh I keep saying Um's" OUT LOUD... Like I seriously didn't know I was saying that out loud, and of course the class starts laughing.. so I get distracted and stuttered out the next few sentences and sit down.. (Like I forgot 2 whole parts of my presentation...) So Thats mortifying.. but then when I sit down, my friend tells me "you shouldn't have said that, thats not good presenting skills" OMG, I was about to slap her. Needless to say I dont think I did well for that grade... I think the teacher thought I was fooling around or something.

dont worry, at least you didn't faint.:) . thats the main point because you can argue your way out of almost fainting.. like you can say you were sick that day and dizzy etc. but once someone Faints, thats hard to pretend.

December 4, 2004 2:24 AM

who cares ur site sucks!

January 14, 2005 3:29 PM

I hate Indiana grading scales. They make everyone look dumber than they are. Last year they were the standard 90, 80, etc. and this year they sprung the new one on us. Poo on school.

February 4, 2005 8:31 PM

Thanks amanda! I really appreciate it!

Hey Kelly. Fortunately for my school, next year they might actually lower it back to the normal 90 A, 80 B, ect. Why a 69 is an F here is beyond me. I'm sorry you have to suffer through it too though.

February 5, 2005 4:59 PM

Oh Gina, hey, I forgot about your comment haha. I kept saying like and you know a million times. But you didn't almost faint, so your a much better person then me. But trust me, I cannot talk myself out of what just happened right there. It was horrible. At least my grade wasn't THAT bad in comparison to my speech.

February 5, 2005 5:02 PM
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