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18 August 2004 @ 08:49 pm
...work just put three business training trips in the budget proposal next year for me! :) One to Vacaville, CA, one to the West Coast Compliance Conference and one to Philadelphia! I love my job! :) It hasn't gotten approved through senior management yet, but how nice of them to offer to send me. :)

Speaking of traveling, I bought my tickets last night to Julie and Nick's new show "Side By Side"! I couldn't believe it but tickets only went on sale last night and I was already having such trouble getting seats for opening weekend - all the orchestra seats were sold out! What great news for them! :) Woo hoo for Julie and Nick! :)

And UGH - I have to face one of my greatest fears tomorrow. :P I HATE public speaking! :P I always get tongue tied and shy, my hands break out in a strange sweat and I'm barely able to put intelligible sentences together. :( I have to speak at a meeting that we're having for our Reps tomorrow - and although there won't be that many people there, the reps themselves are quite an intimidating bunch. I used to be much worse at public speaking and I do admit that the Jaycees have helped me a lot with that (Yay for being forced to have to emcee conventions!) :) but I still hate it. Hopefully all will go well tomorrow and I won't end up looking like a complete fool. :P

And I did the jeans exchange thing today at Macy's during lunch (the bring in a pair of worn jeans for charity and get a $10 discount off a new pair). It's a great idea, but I'd forgotten how much I hate shopping for jeans! It might be because there's absolutely no way that I'd ever find a pair of jeans that fits me right. But being the eternal optimist, I always go in to my shopping trips thinking that it will finally be the time I'll actually find a pair that I love - but it never happens. :P And what's with all the low waistlines recently? I may be old fashioned but for someone my age, showing my hips is just not the greatest of ideas anymore. :P

Off to gather the hubby for the workout video. :P
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Carecareleswhisper on August 19th, 2004 12:21 am (UTC)
Good luck w/the meeting tomorrow. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
Aww thanks, Carrie! :)
Smithasmittenbyu on August 19th, 2004 01:23 am (UTC)
Our public speaking coach told us that even the best public speakers get nervous! She had mentioned that the day they stop feeling nervous is the day they get boring. It's just they learn to handle it better than us :) You are a wonderful presenter, Sheri. I have seen you in action... so all the best, I know you will do well! :)

And it was Seinfeld's joke I think.... the top two fears of Americans is speaking in public, and second is death. Seinfeld said, "Americans would rather be in the coffin than give the eulogy at the funeral!" :P
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Haha! :D You're too kind with your comments Smitha. :) Thank you for making me feel better - though you've been there (I think) when I've majorly flubbed at state convention. ;) *HUGS* to you, though and thanks for your encouraging words. :)

curlybear on August 19th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
The Jaycees have helped me a lot with public speaking too... not that I have had to emcee much of anything myself, but being asked to go up and talk before the village (and they televise their meetings) and having to conduct/lead meetings has helped quite a bit, and I don't get nearly as nervous anymore. Best of luck... I am sure you will do fine. :)

And FWIW, I really hate jeans shopping too... I'm never happy with the way anything looks when I try them on.
Sheri: Kate Monstershutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
You, know you're right, I think the thing that got me a little more used to public speaking (to begin with) was all those GMMs that I used to run each month when I was president. They really helped. :) One thing that I could never get up the courage to do is Speak Up.

Jeans shopping is almost (though not quite) as bad as swim suit shopping (which I haven't done in years and don't plan to unless I REALLY have to) :P
chandra on August 19th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)

I hate shopping for jeans too. Actually, I hate shopping for ALL clothes. I'm very picky about my jeans too.

I noticed the low waistlines too. WTF?!?!? Let's my fat gut hang right over. Disgusting.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
I hate clothes shopping in general too - but somehow jeans shopping (and swim suit shopping) is the worst! :P I must be the only one who lives in Hawaii that doesn't go to the beach anymore because I dread buying a swim suit! :P
ajayne on August 19th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
If you still make it out to Vacaville... I will meet up with you for lunch or something. :) It is not all that far from me.

About a month or so ago I went shopping and had that same problem with jeans... low rise! Eeek! The pair I bought, I wasn't aware that they were until I felt like I needed to keep pulling them up! I love the jeans though... but I wish they were a wee bit higher in the waist.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
Oh yay! :) That'll be nice! I'd love to meet you if you're free when I finally do make it up there. :)

Low-rise jeans are my new pet peeve. :P It's fine if some of them are that way, but ALL of the jeans in the Juniors section at Macy's were low waisted. :P I didn't really have a choice! And it's okay for most people because they look fabulous in them, but not me. :P
ajayne on August 19th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
Hmm... you know, the thing with that statement, "And it's okay for most people because they look fabulous in them, but not me. :P" is... most people DON'T look good in them. I see so many girls and can't help thinking that they look chubby in those pants because their little love handles flop over the waistband... and these girls are not fat. So... everyone wears them because there is no other option, however, very few actually look good in them. :)

At least that is my opinion. I look absolutely horrid in them and have to make sure my shirt is long enough so that my butt is not hanging out. Hee hee!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
You know, that's true - only the really thin girls I've seen at the mall look really great in them (and they look great in everything) - and the ultra thin models in all the catalogs I see. :P

Now I guess I have to look for some longer shirts! ;)
ajayne on August 19th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
:) That's what I did... bought a few longer shirts.
karmastyx: Brock made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on August 19th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
I don't like public speaking either. :|

I really don't know why low rise jeans are stylish. If the makers of jeans would realize that most of America is not built that way they would make bank!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 21st, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
I think that low-rise jeans could look good one the right people, but for people like me - forget it! ;) I try to cover up as much skin as I possibly can when I wear jeans. ;)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 21st, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the luck! :) I think the speech went okay - I got through everything I wanted to say, though my boss did tell me that I was speaking a wee bit fast. :P Thanks so much for your comments, though - public speaking is something I will probably never get used to. :P