March 23, 2006

Yay for Sock Monkeys!

So, Districts was yesterday, and I'm proud to say that sock monkeys held its own. True, there were only 3 other people in my round, but WHATEVER! First place is first place! Now sock monkey has a 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and a 4th place. That's pretty sweepy. I have pictures of my ballots, just like my impromptu entry, but first I wanna talk a bit about my speeches. I gave two, so let's go over the first one first. I spoke last and I was really comfortable so I started to make parts of my speech up. That was a mistake, because my coach was working in the judges room and after my round he came out and said "Snively, next time ask for time signals." Uh Oh. This type of speech is 8 minutes long, but they'll let you go up to 30 seconds late, so the MAX is 8:30. I had spoken for 8:37. Not good, especially considering that my speech has been hovering around8:02 the entire year. Oh. That's right. I remember. I improved stuff and added things. Oops. Let's not do that next round. So, I didn't and I asked for time signals from 1 minute down and finished up at 8:15, a great time. Ok, now, a bit about my ballots. Two of them are stupid. Two of them are not. The one with the purple pen is stupid because
  • She wants me to make two more visuals AND cut my speech down
  • She thinks I have more than 100 quoted words (read my speech, I have 99)
  • She got "seasick"
  • She gave me 3rd place in that round for going over time and having too many quoted words (which I didn't!)


The other one that's stupid is the one that gave me 30 speaker points (yay!) but didn't give me a ranking, so I'm not sure what place I got. So, here are the ballots, hope you find them as exciting as I do! Oh, click on them to make them bigger so that you can actually read them. Also, notice the timestamp on this entry. I am tired. I went to bed at 3 AM last, um, morning I guess, and it is late now, so the humor may be lacking from this entry, but bare with me, humor will return to my blog once I figure out how to sleep again.

Oh, and in reference to another of my entries, the hamster wheel tipped me out today and then ran me over repeatedly until my brain felt like soggy cornflakes. Mmmmm, school. I will beat you school! I WILL WIN! p.s. I hate english Ooh, just remembered (wow, please ignore the huge organizational issues in this post, it's ridiculous) that at the tournament I saw my ex-gf. I also noticed that she never actually smiled at me and whenever I looked at her she was glaring at me. I asked somebody to verify, just to make sure I wasn't biased or anything, but sure enough, they agreed and said that she would glare at me and then whip around and whisper to somebody really quickly, who would look over at me and then whisper back. I'm not sure what all that means, but I do know that I was wearing a very cool new suit so they DEFINITELY weren't making fun of my outfit. Ok, now I think I'm done blogging for the night, unless I think of something else. Which is likely. Bye. Oh, I used 1337 in my speech. That was cool.