As you know, public speaking is more terrifying than cancer. As you also know, I am a glutton for punishment. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why I pitched a story and subsequently told it on Story District‘s 2nd Tuesday stage. The theme this month was “Saving Face: Stories about the Lengths You’ll Go to Preserve Your Image or Status.”
Brittany and baldness play key roles in the story I told. Since Brittany and I had a running joke about how hot Phil Collins was (did you know he’s bald?), it seems only appropriate for Mr. Collins to provide today’s theme song: Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now).
The only thing I’ll offer in the way of an explanation is about a brief detour I took at the very beginning… I unexpectedly saw one of the teachers from the class I took a while back sitting front and center and was momentarily thrown… “Is that Vijay? Oh my gosh, I think that’s Vijay… it’s totally Vijay! Vijay Vijay Vijay…” I think if I hadn’t said her name out loud, it would have been the only thing in my head the whole time I was on stage.