Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Changing Out Of Your Suit In Between Rounds

The other day, I saw this guy who I knew from speech and debate, but he seemed like he was ignoring me. I thought, oh well, we're not really great friends or anything. But I eventually said hi to him. He looked at me oddly and asked:
"What is your name?"

Then he hugged me. I felt better.

With rare exception, I'm not the kind of person who changes out of her suit much at tournaments, so I guess it makes sense that someone wouldn't recognize me. My friends from my club may not recognize me when I am in a suit because they're used to my Disney shirts and Converse that come up to my knees, but that's a different problem. Actually, I don't think it's a problem.

Anyway, it can be fun to put on normal clothes at competitions. Pretty much the only time I did this was when I had three speeches at NITOC and they were all in Pattern A... that was exciting. I barely wore my suit at that tournament, because I wasn't competing for a lot of the time. The one thing I always do is change my shoes or socks, because tournament shoes can hurt, man.

You're homeschooled, and you look funny in normal clothes.


  1. You're homeschooled, and you look funny in normal clothes.

  2. Thank you. :) This is why it's better when I don't do last-minute-before-a-vacation posts.

  3. Hehe. This is so true! My tournament shoes are killers, even though they are only like 1 1/2 inch heels. I feel so sorry for all the girls who wear three-inch stiletto heels all. freakin'. tournament. long. I can't imagine!