Those who know me know that I am rarely short on words. But want me to shut up? Just stick a microphone in my hand and put me in a room full of people. Since 1994 I have put on a Wee Forest Folk collectors convention called Mouse Expo. Back in the early days Tim did the emceeing. When he stopped attending, Mark Blakely took over the job. I've never been fond of public speaking, but could do so in a pinch. But I remember the day I hated it. I was giving a talk on displaying your Wee Forest Folk and a woman in the front row started nodding off. OMG...I was boring! I rarely used the microphone after that and never have emceed the event myself. But this year we had a slight hitch. My emcee could not make the event at the last minute. So the Headcheestress of the Academy of Alchemy took the stand and the microphone. I did pawn off some duties, but I took control of my fears and did a good portion of running the event from the front of the house for a change. I do enjoy sharing my wit and thankfully most got it and laughed. I think no laughs at a joke is even worse than having someone nod off while you speak. And I did look pretty damn good in that witches outfit. Too bad Halloween isn't year round.