I would just like to appeal for some sympathy this evening because I am feeling very sorry for myself.
I prepared a beautiful 37 slide powerpoint presentation about Elizabeth Taylor for today's Actresses of the Silver Screen attendees. And a very brilliant talk peppered with sparkling quotes.
Got to the auditorium, put the thumb drive into the computer, and...
Approximately 87% of the images would not display.
How would Miss Taylor handle such a situation, I wondered. With grace and charm, no doubt.
Then I thought of her Oscar-winning performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
But I am not a famous Hollywood actress.
This is what I looked like:
In two weeks, I am scheduled to talk about Claudette Colbert.
I am making sock puppets just in case.