I had Toastmasters tonight after work. I told someone tonight that about 95% of the time, I feel better after a TM meeting than I did going into it. Tonight was no exception. A guy re-did his ice breaker speech; even though I have known him for nearly 20 years, I found out some things about him.
Table topics was fun, also. Individual questions. Mine was, "What would you do if you only had 5 years left to live?" I said I would, to the greatest extent possible, stop doing things that I perceived to be a waste of time. If someone told me that a certain movie was good, but fell apart in the second half or something, I would just tell them to tell me about the good parts of the movie and save me the money and the time.
We also voted in two new members tonight. People think it is odd to vote in a member. Why do something so silly? Well, it is a Toastmasters International thing. Some clubs, mostly in the States, have had problems with members joining and becoming disruptive to the harmonious nature of a Toastmasters club. If a club was full of people who are quiet by nature, and some rude and insufferable a-hole joined and caused people to quit, or espoused some political or religious dogma that made others uncomfy, then there was no mechanism for getting rid of them.
In keeping with what service and community clubs (such as the Lions) do here and abroad, TMI decided to insist that all clubs everywhere vote in new members. If they are voted in, the reasoning goes, then they can be voted out, should it come to that. That very seldom happens, although there was one time with one members in our club when it might have. Long story, and nobody is offering me beer.
Anyway, I got home around 7:45. Patricia had taken the bus home, arriving here just before 7. We ate something, and now I am down here in my home office, still configuring my download client. I don't think any drives have unmounted during the day. What an ache in the anus that is!
Today at work, I started coughing and gobbing. I thought I was coming down with a cold, but I decided to take an allergy pill instead. The interior of the drawers at my desk contains a near-infinite supply of things I may or may not need at some point. I knew I had some pills, so I took one. Within 10 minutes, the sneezing stopped. Go figure.
I think I will turn in. The pill I took was the drowsy variety.
Se you tomorrow.
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