Last night, I ran for the office of Seargent-at-Arms at Demosthenian Literary Society (I lost).
When I got up on the stump to give my speech, I was wearing
1 track jacket
1 dress shirt
6 socks, distributed variously over my body to, um, accentuate some things
1 pair of jeans
1 pair of pajama pants
1 pair of shorts
2 pairs of boxers
Yeah. Lots of layering.
At the end of my speech, I was wearing
1 pair of boxers
There are many reasons for this. One was that I was ill-prepared, and decided to add a gimmick. Another was that elections go very late, and it was 2:00 AM before I spoke--I needed to get my audience's attention.
Interesting observation, though. I am very very body-shy; very uncomfortable with my body. But I felt just fine speaking in my boxers--a good deal more than I do speaking fully clothed. I should wonder how full nudity affects my speaking. My speech began with a lot of jokes; the end was more serious. And it was delivered half-naked. So. Fun.
By the way, I shall have to hurt my brother. I asked him if anyone had done this sort of thing before--I'd not like to copy anyone else. Turns out there is a precedent--except that he didn't keep anything covered.
So. This is another step in breaking me of my body-shyness. Yay!
And I think the fact I did well at all in the elections (though I lost) had a lot to do with my, um, presentation.
Congratulations to all the new Demosthenian officers, especially Sarah May, the new Seargent-at-Arms!