So I presented my venerable "Introduction to PERL" two-hour tutorial today. I swear, I have given this thing so many times that I feel like I'm just walking to work or something. I got good comments afterwards from several people, though, and the eval forms had no marks less than "good", and the people who marked the presentation "good" and the material "good" usually still marked "excellent" for "speaker quality."
I have no idea why I so doubt my speaking and teaching abilities. I refuse to believe that I'm not mediocre at it, and then I have experiences like this.
Tomorrow is the presentation I have never given before, the one I wrote just a few weeks ago. We'll see how that goes. I'm not sure if I'm targeting the right audience.
The dinner/party outing tonight was a huge fiasco. Too much fucking around waiting for various people to arrive, too much beer drinking and BSing before deciding what we were going to do and where, and then too long getting there, and all the restaurants were closed. Just typical for this crowd. Thankfully, I ate pretty well earlier so I wasn't very hungry, so I was just irritated and not also really desperate for a meal.
I miss Kate, I miss Rebecca, I miss Ajay, I miss my own bed. Time to start thinking about going home.