Last night's speech to about twenty women went very well. Two comments in particular delighted me and I thought I'd share them with you. The first was from a women who came up after my speech and said, "Have you ever thought of doing stand-up comedy? You are so funny."
I love that. I love laughing and having a good time during my speeches and it's rewarding to know I'm not up there laughing by myself (always a possibility...) So I appreciated her saying that.
The other comment had nothing to do with my speech but is cherished, nonetheless. As I was walking down the aisle toward the door, a woman stopped me and said, "This may sound like an odd question, but are you by any chance a runner?"
My surprise must have showed on my face. "I am," I said.
She nodded. "I used to do a little bit of running and I was looking at you during your speech and I just thought you look like someone who has a runner's body."
Oh people... how happy am I? NO ONE has ever said I have a runner's body. In fact, NO ONE has ever told me I have any form of athletic shape whatsoever in my entire life. I thanked her, we chatted about running for a few minutes and then I floated on air out the door. Happy, happy camper.
On a slightly sour note, I managed to leave my flip chart stand behind. That usually wouldn't be a big deal except that I must have it for a presentation I'm giving tomorrow. So I resigned myself to driving 45 minutes into GSO and back to pick the thing up only... the library can't find it. I can't blame them. It's my fault for leaving it behind. I think they're conducting a half-hearted search of the premises, but looks like I'm going to have to send Blair out on a Office Depot run for a new portable chart holder.