I am sure that I have mentioned before that in this past semester I have been participating in speech. Well, this past weekend was the first tournament that I have ever been a part of, and first off, I had a blast! Yes, my feet were killing me by the end of the second day (wearing 5inch heels is a mistake that I will not make again!) but we really did have fun! I don’t believe that I have ever mentioned what my speech is about, so I will fill you all in and then post some pics:-)
I only participated in one event this year, Original Oratory. Which, in quick summary, is a speech that can be about, just about, anything you want. My speech was about what is in sodas (Coca-Cola in particular), what Caffeine does to our bodies, and how much money we are spending on sodas/energy drinks/coffee. I have had several people tell me that they did not like my speech because it made them want to stop drinking Cokes *sly grin*, and even more people tell me that they are so very happy that I did not make Dr. Pepper the subject of my speech *note to self: next year do a speech about Dr. Pepper*!
I am going to go ahead and answer the question that I am sure you are all asking, no, I did not place in this particular tournament, which is fine! I honestly did not expect to place here because I was going for the experience not the awards. I was also watching a bunch of other events to see if I might be interested in doing another event next year, which so far, I am considering *considering* Debate and Extemporaneous (Extemp)……But I am not sure if I will have time for these events next year or if I even want to do them yet.
But enough about all that, I have some pictures that I want to post!
So….yea, I am addicted to Mt. Dew and this was literally like 5 minutes after I gave my speech. I was called a “hypocrite” numerous times (in jest), but my argument was that I never once mentioned anything about Mt. Dew 😉
My awesomely, fantastic cousin who won FIRST place in Open Interpretation (O.I; which is an event in which you write your own script and then act it out). His O.I. was about a super-hero named “Woa-Man” and all the famous heroes’ tights! Totally a winner! *If I had a video I’d post it!*
Again we had a great time at the November 2014 tournament and look forward to the February 2015 tournament that is coming up!