1v$ Sun Jan 10 23:34:29 GMT 2010
For those that don’t know, this Saturday I’ll be finally getting married to my long time (and long suffering) fiancée "Andrea":http://puffinqueen.com/.
As joyous an occasion as this Saturday will be, there is one problem. I have to give a *speech*.
I’m not unaccustomed to public speaking, having given a few techy talks here and there, and during uni, but this…well..this is different.
Giving my speech as the groom of the day will involve standing up in front of a room filled with friends, family, and family-to-be.
As my manager said the other day, this is actually the one time in which your audience is more on your side than any other audience you’ll ever speak before, and yet it’s still as frightening as all hell.
As for how my speech is going, I’ve written over half of it, but I’m now considering re-writing what I’ve got as I’m just not sure if it’s the way I want to go.
Jonty has suggested I write a bunch, plus a "markov chaining":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain tool, and generate a speech. Of course he also suggested I include lyrics from "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air":http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/willsmith/freshprinceofbelairthemesong.html.
Whatever I come up with in the end, I’m sure it’ll be fine, as long as I thank the right people and hit the right sentiments.
"Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there…"