Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On my mind...

I'm speaking at our RS Birthday Enrichment tomorrow. I have had the topic for about a month now and lots of ideas rolling around my head. I just have a hard time committing and deciding exactly what I want to say.
When Katie called to ask me if I would speak I said "sure." When she told me the topic I just laughed. So here it is -
"Finding relief in life through humor and laughter."
I wonder what people are thinking when they ask you to do these assignments. My theory:
1) you have mastered this skill and they think you could teach people a thing or two
or
2) you could really use a refresher course in this and giving a talk is the best way to start
Maybe they just look at me and think you have to be crazy or have a great sense of humor to still be standing. I'm leaning towards #2 at this point because I think they all have been reading some whiney pregnant blog posts.
Katie jokingly told me she wanted me to do a standup routine... YEAH cuz that would be so pretty!

21 comments:

emahaf said...

way to go on the talk, you will do amazing. I had to speak in sacrement on sunday and as much as I hate to do it everything turned out just fine.

Washington Rimmasch Family said...

If I had to take a gander at why they asked you I would totally pick #1! You are so funny and even in your whiney (by the way everyone is when they are Prego!) moments you are super funny! You will do Awesome.

Jan said...

#1 Heather for sure. I might sneak in on that one. A free comedy night and food. Sounds delightful. You'll have them on the floor laughing. But humor and laughter are the best medicine I know when life ails us. After a good cry and kicking session of course.

rip said...

It is true that laughter is the best medicine. You have a great sense of humor, and even more importantly, a wonderful attitude. I don't think you see the humor in daily living without a great attitude. I get that reading your posts.

Melissa said...

I think you will do awesome with this topic! I wish that I was going to be there to hear you talk!

Tharker said...

Yeah, you could really use a lesson on being humorous and all! You're always so glum....heehee

No really. I don't think they could have asked a better person. You'll do great. I can't wait!

JustRandi said...

Oh my. If I had that topic I would feel lots of pressure to actually be funny. And then I would be very very not funny.
I can only be funny when I'm not really trying.

Good Luck!!

debsters said...

Well it's obvious to me that you were asked because this is you to a T. Great humor, and amazing spirit. You will do fantastic. Good Luck!

Sarah said...

The thing I love about you Heather, is that you don't try hard to be funny. You just have a witty sense of humor and manage to make light of things. I wasn't sure that I was going to go tomorrow night or not, but now knowing that you are speaking might make it worth it. Just look back on some of your old blog posts, you have lots of material to pull from!

Kate said...

Ditto :) #1 all the way!

Ms. Kristen said...

Can't to hear the stand up! I will be there!

AOlson said...

Heather, you are so funny. Definatley #1, I think. You are always able to make light of things. I can't wait to hear your talk tomorrow night!

::DANDEE:: said...

Heather, you will do awesome! You are the perfect person for an assignment lke this.

I'm not sure how I missed the cake post but, WOW! You are so, so talented! I am in awe!

Kris said...

Sounds like they chose the right person! I'd love to come. I agree with Sarah's comment. You just have a great personality, with the sense of humor that is perfect! I bet it will be a great evening!

kristen said...

Dude, blogging is the perfect example. Talk about stress relief through laughter. You'll do great. Good luck!

I can't go to mine and they're serving chocolate cake from Costco. That's the only reason I'd go.

Kelsey said...

Good Luck Heather! You'll do great! I know that you are a funny person, you can do it!

Movie Queen said...

Oh, wow. I have to agree with justrandi. That's like telling somoeone "be funny. Now." But it's true that you are the perfect one to do it. You don't have to try to be funny. You're lighthearted sarcasm is exactly what they're looking for, I'm sure.

Brooklet said...

I think you got asked to speak on this because you have mastered the art of finding humor in all things and because you have a rockin' laugh. Just my thoughts.

Kristin P said...

Heather, You did great last night! You are such a lovable person. So easy to talk to and easy to be around. I love your sense of humor!

polka dots said...

Heather, you did such a good job! You better be careful or your next speaking gig will be at a stake meeting!

Tharker said...

You rocked it! Is it totally sad though that they whole night I kept relating "relief yourself" night to going potty?! Yeah, I know...I'm 5.