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07 January 2008 @ 09:15 pm
Only one thing is standing between me and my NYC vacation...  
...it's a darn pickle story! :P Yep, that's right... a pickle story! :( Don't know if anyone remembers my panicked post back in December where my BIG boss fell ill and wanted me to do his training on Kauai for him? Thankfully all your good wishes worked and he actually showed up to do it. :)

Here I am in a similar situation. He wanted me to do the same training tomorrow on Maui... Those who read my panicked previous post know that I'm terrified of public speaking - it's almost a phobia for me. :P I made one last impassioned plea today with BIG boss and he agreed to do the training, IF and only IF I did the "Pickle Story" portion of the training. :P Not too bad, right? He ended his call with me today by saying, "But it better be flawless - AND you better sharpen your storytelling skills!" Sure, no pressure there! :P

In some ways this is worse because BIG boss will be there in the audience watching and evaluating me (as opposed to NOT being there at all if I had to do the whole training myself.) UGH... I just keep thinking to myself that if I can just get through tomorrow and that darn pickle story, it's smooth sailing work-wise (as smooth sailing as my job can get, at any rate!) until I can leave for NYC on the 16th...

My hope is that he gets SO wrapped up in his training and forgets to call me up to do the "pickle portion" and does it for me... And yes, it's a stretch, but one can hope, right?

So if you can spare any last "please don't let Sheri have to speak" wishes (as you've sent over the last time) I'd really appreciate them!!

I have to run - I have to get to sleep since my flight for Maui leaves at an un-Godly hour tomorrow morning. HUGS to all!!
Current Mood: nervousnervous
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Sue!! I did post an update about the whole pickle story thing! Big HUGS!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on January 8th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! A blessing on your day - no matter what happens!

The good news is that you know the pickle story like the back of your hand, right? Pretend they're all children! Pretend you ARE one of your fine actor friends! Pretend you're only telling the story to a couple of friends! You routinely find out you can do things you've not done before (signing, anyone?), so should the scary happen, you'll be fine. I believe in you!
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for all your words of encouragement! I actually calmed down when I read your comment before I left for the airport. :) Thank you SO MUCH!! I updated about my day and actually linked the actual pickle story, in case you were interested.

Big HUGS!!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on January 8th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
You are in my thoughts, Sheri! But I'm also sure that you can do! Big hugs to you! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Sabine!! :) I updated about the whole awful pickle story thing last night before I passed out. :) Thanks so much for all your encouraging words!

Edited at 2008-01-09 04:22 pm (UTC)
ajayne on January 8th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
You mean he can't talk about his own pickle? ;) *smirk* Ok, that was bad.

Here's to hoping you don't have to do it. *sends all the right vibes your way*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Heeehee! :) If you're interested, I've actually linked the pickle story in my update of what happened - just because I've talked about it from time to time and some people wondered what the heck I was talking about. :) HUGS!
ajayne on January 10th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Ah, OK, the Pickle story. :D Yep, I went and looked.

So glad you didn't have to do it - again!
UnderWorldFayunderworldfairy on January 8th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
well its not that bad.. you can do this!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Marla!! And I've actually updated about what happened yesterday - with a link to that pickle story if you wondered about it.
karmastyxkarmastyx on January 9th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Sending out many wishes!!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 9th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Laura!! Big HUGS to you!!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on January 9th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Looking forward to hearing how your day went!