I get a microphone for a whole evening!
On Thursday night, The Bride called me to ask if I would be emcee at her wedding. Considering my love of public speaking and standing in front of an audience, I immediately said yes.
Her wedding is a two-day affair this coming weekend, March 18/19. It turns out that there were some complications with the person who was supposed to be the emcee, so The Bride spoke with The Groom and they agreed that I’d make for a decent emcee. So now I get to be Maid of Honour and Master of Ceremonies in the same wedding celebration! I’m a multi-tasker 😀
I’m looking forward to it, but I’m also a wee bit nervous. I’ve never done anything quite like this before, and I’m really not that funny. I can do the sincere toast as Maid of Honour, but the whole humorous emcee thing… well, this is completely outside of my territory.
So once again, I’m asking for your pearls of wisdom! Have you ever been a Master of Ceremonies before? Do you have any advice for what I should and should not do? My vague plan as of now is: 1) Keep it all short and sweet, and 2) Don’t include any humiliating stories. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when people humiliate people on their birthday/wedding day etc. So I’m not doing any of that during my speaking roles.
Weddings aside, whatever happened to last week’s one-day fast?
I really wanted to do a two-day green shake fast last week. But I ran out of greens powder – horror of horrors! I’ve ordered more, but it won’t be coming for another week or so 🙁 I tried making green shakes the old way with lettuce, but the taste just isn’t appealing enough to be drinking all day long. They’re fine for breakfast or a snack, but I wouldn’t be able to do a green shake fast all day with the lettuce version.
At any rate, I had enough greens powder to make six green shakes on Wednesday. I made another few with lettuce, and I figured that I could at least do a one-day green shake fast this week. But then the cold settled in.
When the temperature gets in the way of fasting.
I used to be a really hot kid. When I was younger, I overheated easily and could handle winter no problem. But within the past five-ish years, something happened to my internal temperature and now I get chilled easily. This makes living in the middle of Canada really, really brutal. Although it had warmed up a little last Wednesday, the office I was working at was freezing, and I couldn’t get warm. I don’t expect that it helped that I was drinking cold green shakes all day long. By late afternoon, I’d had enough, and I made myself some piping hot oatmeal. Problem instantly solved! (And then I had Popchips later on. Whoops.)
So my fasting didn’t work out as planned last week, but that’s okay. I’m looking forward to a couple weeks from now, for three reasons: 1) my greens powder will have arrived and I’ll have an abundance of green shakes at my disposal, 2) The weather will hopefully have warmed up significantly (we had a freakin’ blizzard on Friday night. Seriously! Wreaking havoc on my body and, I’m sure, everyone else’s as well), and 3) this wedding will be over. I’m super happy for The Bride and the wedding process has been a great deal of fun, but I’m not going to lie: it’s been a bit stressful and very time-consuming! So it will be something of a relief to have it out of the way.
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