26 Jul 07

I left work early today to attend a Toastmasters meeting. This is my second time at a Toastmasters event; the first was at a small club that couldn’t really find members; this is a larger club (about six regular members) that’s been going for months. Good people, interesting topics, and some really great speeches. I’m looking forward to it.

Why am I going to Toastmasters? As I told them:

  1. Tom Peters told me to.
  2. As I read about great people, I keep reading their recommendations to join Toastmasters.
  3. Since I’m teaching, I want to be really good at speaking in public.

So, that was fun. Then, for my weekly “recharging the creative batteries” time, I saw Ratatouille again. I enjoyed it at least as much as the first time I saw it. Great animation.

And now, tonight, I contemplate how much I’ve enjoyed keeping my celphone off all day. I really do want to pull myself further off the grid. So, proposed: I will only check blogs and comics once a week. I will only check email once a day, in the early morning. My celphone will remain off except in the evenings, or when I expect a call.

Let’s see how it goes.

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