This week I caught myself uttering a pretty epic backdoor brag.
If you are not familiar with the concept of the "backdoor brag" it was delightfully illustrated by Jenna several times on 30 Rock.
Kenneth: The personal essay is way harder than I thought, cause it's not in my nature to brag on myself.
Jenna: Not even a backdoor brag?
Kenneth: What's a backdoor brag?
Jenna: Backdoor bragging is sneaking something wonderful about yourself in everyday conversation. Like when I tell people it's hard for me to watch American Idol cause I have perfect pitch.
Kenneth: Oh! Ew.
Here was mine:
"I sort of wish my lecture wasn't sold out, because it is so stressful dealing with all the people still clamoring for tickets."
I know. Gross.
But it's true! Tomorrow I am giving my lecture about Helen Igoe and Madame Thiry, and it sold out almost two weeks in advance. So this week I kept getting calls and emails from people trying to figure out if I could squeeze them in. And I got all anxious and stressed out because I want everyone to know about those fascinating ladies but there is only so much space in one room. It is going to be such a good lecture, so I can't help feeling bad for the people who can't go.
[Although maybe I should be practicing instead of blogging and bragging]