Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Memes

First Furlough Saturday

Yesterday was my last full day of work, as most of my office was furloughed due to the usual practice around this time of year. It's just part of the gig, and I can use the time to look for other work while improving the house.
Today I started with an hour of yoga/sculpt at the Y, which was delightful. Then it was a matter of waiting for the dryer to be delivered, which was less delightful. When it arrived, however, the delivery group was quick, friendly and efficient; the first load is drying now. This is a prosaic but useful improvement!
My short term goal is to win or try to win the Humorous Speech Contest October 2. The method is practice, although I have supplemented that with research. Most of the research indicates that the writing of the speech is often underestimated as a factor, so I am honing the writing too.
This is fun. I don't have a lot of experience competing to win; as a child I was impressed by my incompetence in competitive endeavours, so I never really picked up the techniques - such as research and practice. However the best time to start is now, and I find I enjoy studying the game!