7QT: “It’s Been a While” Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in 7QT so I’m glad to be here this week. I usually write my 7 Quick Takes around a theme, but today I feel like just posting some boring tidbits. 🙂

— 1 —

 Have you ever watched The Big Bang Theory? I happened upon the show by accident several weeks ago and have been hooked ever since! All I could think of is “How did I not watch this show before?!” Some of the themes of the show is inappropriate (the premarital stuff) but the other parts are so funny. Sheldon just cracks me up! If you have any amount of the nerdy in you, you should check it out.

— 2 —

I’m really happy that I’ve actually been following through with my goal to write for 5 minutes per day. It may not seem like much but it is a good start for me. The nice thing is that most days, once I get started I usually write for longer – often up to 15 minutes. I shared a little about my experience with getting back to writing here.

— 3 —

As I’m writing this, I’m watching The Wedding Planner on AMC. Not one of my favorite movies but it’s okay. I liked Jennifer Lopez better in Maid in Manhattan. One movie I can watch over and over again? You’ve Got Mail. Yep, definitely one of my guilty pleasures!

— 4 —

You would think by reading numbers 1 and 3 that I’m a big TV person but I’m not. I used to watch a lot of TV but I’ve lost my taste for most of it through the years. It seems like every show I sit down to watch has a liberal agenda or is so poorly written it’s ridiculous.

— 5 —

But, there are some shows I really like such as Castle, Body of Proof and Scandal. These shows are well-written with engaging and interesting storylines. (The fact that all three shows are on ABC was not expected or planned. 🙂 )

— 6 —

I can’t believe that classes are starting up again on Tuesday. On the one hand, I’m not ready to get back into the crazy schedule of papers and tests but I am excited to move forward in my goal to get my bachelor’s degree. This semester I have speech (interpersonal communications), American Literature II, Biology and Business Writing. All of the classes except speech are online.

— 7 —

The class I am dreading the most is speech. I don’t know how I am going to be able to stand up in front of the class full of teeny boppers (well, high school graduates) to give a speech. I barely can speak a sentence in front of more than three or four people. I know God will be with me and I suppose it will be a good opportunity to practice my word for the year – trust. 🙂

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  1. The movies you listed in #3 are all movies I enjoy. As for #7–you have a lot of life experience and self-knowledge they don’t! Just take courage in your real expertise. That’s what helped me when I was nervous about talking to med students. I was terrified of addressing those we are prepared to hand our lives & health to. Until I realized I was twice their age and they had no idea about life yet. 🙂
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  2. Stopped by from Ruth’s blog.
    As far as public speaking, don’t speak tot the group! Pick out two people in the middle of the room and “talk” to them. You can scan right or left, but settle on a few people. Worked for me for many years.
    You will be wonderful.

  3. Public speaking is definitely intimidating, Carol, but teens are a great group to speak to. And, even though I’ve been speaking in front of large crowds for 25 years, I still get nervous. Once you’re up there, though, you’ll do fine! (Good to see your 7QT again!) God bless…

  4. I absolutely love Big Bang Theory! Best show ever.

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