For some reason, I was invited during lunch to speak to a group of teachers at lunch at the Decatur Intermediate School. The subject: This silly blog.
Man, I was nervous. Especially when I discovered that the Superintendent and the Principal of the high school were in the audience. Had I ever offended them? Sheesh. Beads of sweat were forming on my red forehead.
The group is learning about technology over these three days (things like blogging, RSS feeds, twitter, video editing, and more). Heck, they were talking about things I didn't even understand. But I was called in for lunch time entertainment which is a dicey proposition. I'm mildly amusing in print. I'm not particularly funny in person. But it went well - I think.
But an amusing moment came from the audience as I was explaining what criteria I use for posting. "Race, Abortion, Religion, and Homosexuality are always crowd pleasers," I said. "And occasionally I'll post a pic of a hot woman." At that point, a mocking voice came from the audience: "Occasionally?!! It's every other one!" It was a funny moment.
They were all gracious and great fun. But it was weird standing up, with a huge screenshot of The Blog in the background, fielding questions.
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