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Subject:Re: Trip Reports re: presentations From:Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> To:emmy_aricioglu -at- hp -dot- com Date:Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:51:14 -0500
A few lifetimes ago I was a substitute teacher, which is a synonym for baby
sitter, BTW. I found the best way to get through the day was needlework. It kept
my hands and mind occupied and I could still keep track of what was going on in
the classroom because it's mostly eye ot hand coordination, the mind is free to
Got more projects done during that time. Pay was lousy, though.
emmy_aricioglu -at- hp -dot- com wrote:
> As far as I'm concerned, the best way to get through presentations is to knit
> (yes, knitting yarn, and I'm encouraging the men as well). Knitting frees up
> your mind so that you can actually listen to the speaker because it gives your
> fingers something to do and the repetitive motion of your fingers relaxes your
> body. If the presentation turns out to be tedious or otherwise not as good as
> expected, you at least have accomplished progress on your knitting project, so
> the time was not a total loss.