Woah. Debate is---- awesome. I never realised how much I've changed since starting Debate until my stepmom pointed it out.
Lets put in some perspective: Last year, going up to complete strangers and talking to them was practically impossible, and I had like -40 self confidence. It was really that bad.
This year, I've been meeting new people and becoming friends with them, and I think I'm almost close to the point at which I exude confidence. SERIOUSLY. Ever since starting the class every aspect of my social life has improved.
Not to mention, 'picking up' guys has gotten a lot easier. Wait, what to girls call that? Do we even have a term for it? I can't explain, or even begin to comprehend how useful this class has been. Not only do I have a plethora of new opinions and views of everything, I've become more open and willing to share. (still need to work on talking to shrinks though. for some reason I have a problem opening up to them)
If you have any shyness issues or anything of the sort, I suggest looking into a speech course, or Debate. It will do wonders for you. Also, reading a couple of Body Language books wouldn't really be too bad.
Now, onto how my Tourney went. It was pretty Ok. I mean, I went 2:1 (i won twice), and place fifth in Extemp speaking.
My first opponent was really smart, especially for someone whose only watched one tournament. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with him, not to mention he likes Fall Out Boy (always a plus) and actually knows what he's doing in Debate.
He asked for my number, but I was like, "Dude. I am never on the phone. EVER. Unless necessary. So, why don't I just give you my email?"
Also did I mention his laptop? THE KEYBOARD HAS JAPANESE SYMBOLS ON IT. How cool is that?
I'm sorry MG, but this guy just blew you out of the water. The one thing I thought was kinda weird is that he smiled like my friend Kenneth, which isn't a bad thing because Kenneth has a nice smile. I wonder how old he is..... he said he was a junior, so that's.... 2 years older than me? I don't know....
Also, this week I've been really OCD about personal space. I don't know why, I mean I thought I got over it last year, but apparently it's coming back. Like, it really bothers me if people are to close to me (physically) and they're talking to me or something.
ALSO. Bekka. sending you a direct message on Twitter.