It was pouring rain and my speech was in danger of dissolving before I finished delivering it, but I finished, and damn if I didn’t ROCK THAT SHIT.

I don’t do a lot of “tooting my own horn” — too many years of low self-esteem, plus the general impression that it’s not polite to brag about oneself — but I knew it.  I know I had a good speech and I know that I am a damn good public speaker.  “Orator.”  If it hadn’t been raining so damn hard I would have been able to move about a bit more and really face the crowd (such as it was), but even under the circumstances I was awesome.  And anyone who says otherwise can suck my dick.