7.31.2007

Thank You, I'll Be Here All Week


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.

14 comments:

goober said...

Be careful...that principal will assign to sensitivity training or paint you a sexual preditor.

Anonymous said...

Yike Barry, you mean people are reading this! I thought it was just us. And by the way, who is the babe in the new profile picture. I'm jealous.

BSG said...

1:26 p.m. She'd be justified. At least 50% justified.

Anonymous said...

Is your new picture one of those wood cut outs that you stick your head in and someone snaps a picture? Soooo life like!!

Pseudonym said...

Hey you're becoming part of the blogging establishment like Deadspin or Daily Kos.

I need to start posting hot babes on an "occasional" basis as well.

Anonymous said...

How much did you pay that girl to cover up your manboob in the picture, bsg? hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm too old to know what you mean when you say the woman in your new profile picture would be "justified." What do you mean by justified? Explain, please.

I may be old, but I'm still nosy.

I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation......

Anonymous said...

OMG! Barry's got a religious symbol on his forehead! Hurry! Let's get that forehead for sale on ebay!

Anonymous said...

I was in the audience at Decatur Intermediate School and enjoyed your presentation very much. Thanks for a very informative and fun time.

Anonymous said...

DIS students are pretty perceptive Barry....."every other of your posts a "babe".......they likely have you figured out better than you do.

.and did religion mess up your mind?

Anonymous said...

Did you get your picture taken during that beach photo shoot?

Anonymous said...

I was in the audience. You're a star amongst DISD. Just one comment...you so do NOT need to be on Nutrisystem! :-)

Anonymous said...

5:58 - interesting comments. Kids are perceptive. They have BG figured out.

Barry has a real good chance to be a good influence.

If we can keep him serious and off the beach.

:-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with maybe posting a few good looking girls, it is a man thing and I can see the humor but can we at least post some that are not dope queens or white trash wanna bees like brittany and lindsey!