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August 04, 2006

Alex, Let me have "Brown Noser" for $500.

Brown Nosing. It gets you put in awkard positions sometimes. I am a self-proclaimed brown noser. I am. I think I got it from my mom. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. Cause I'm relatively good at it. And I'm not annoying with it. Most people don't even know what I'm up to. But today it got me in trouble.

Let me preface this story by telling you that my 'RUNNING CLUB' is taking off. I've recruited almost the whole class and we're all really excited about it. Okay. So I'M excited about it. At any rate, every Friday our professor gives us a safety briefing...on a topic of his choice...

And today he announces that someone in the class will be giving the briefing and that they don't even know it yet. I was not suspicious. I should have, because he promptly walks over and says "Amy is going to brief us on a topic." And not a topic that I get to choose, but his choosing. He chose the 101 Days of Summer, and more specifically "Jogging". It was kindof funny as I'm using a Smart Board for the first time ever and trying to navigate through someone elses PPT presentation and trying NOT to get sidetracked and talk about what I want to. It was all very hard. And made me think that I would not be a good teacher. Although Troy begs to differ. But it was kindof cool-embarrasing talking about warming up, hydrating, walking against traffic, cool down, etc. I probably rambled. And I'm sure some of the peeps in my class could have cared less, but me? Well, I was ultimately glad that I got voluntold. And glad that I got the exposure. And glad that I was the first to have to get up and speak in front of the group. And glad that it was a topic that I LOVE talking about.

And you know what? I'm sure that in the grand scheme of things, brown nosing will get me places. Sometimes in awkard situations, and sometimes in good places. So, I won't stop doing it, but just be more prepared.

Lord I'm a nerd :)

6 comments:

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

I have a healthy respect for brown nosers, being somewhat of one myself:-) WTG on speaking extemporaneously!

thatredheadedlady said...

Hey! Enjoyed talking to you the other night! Glad to have you as a friend. Sounds like you did ok with the unexpected presentation! Sounds a little like my existence each day! :) I loved your entry on the germs -- I would be doing the same thing. As it is, I had to stop on the way to school this morning and buy hand sanitizer!

Firefly's Running said...

Don't worry about being a brown-noser. It happens to the best of us.

neese said...

that is so cool. i bet it was a rush after you completed the presentation. and they say it's easier to talk about something you know about so i bet it was fantastic!

Troy Tarpley said...

You are a nerd, but the coolest one I know. The hottest one I know too.

It's only the first week and your like the most popular girl at school. Can I take you to the prom?

Phil said...

First you organize a revolt against your ex-health club and now you organize a class into a running club! What's next ... organizing a Gulf Coast Marathon?

Gott'a love a good brown-noser