GKN Weekly Update 12.20.10

Happy Christmas Week! Shopping done? Presents wrapped? Stockings hung? It’s an exciting week, ain’t it?


So last week I finished the first 24 of 50 medical narration scripts. Whew! The hard part about these wasn’t necessarily saying those big scary science-y words, it was the narration of formulas. It’s not like narrating a list, even thought it’s sort of a list. It’s more like saying a phone number. Dat-dat-duh, dat-duh, dat-duh, you know? Also, in the middle of the formulas were a ton of parentheticals. For example, “X (the sum of A plus B), times Y (the units of energy), equals Z.” Stuff like that.

TIP OF THE WEEK: I love science & math but I only took the minimum requirements in high school & college (I was too busy getting my thespian on!) so I need to really study these scripts to make sure I know what I’m talking about. However, it’s not so much that you know what you’re talking about, it’s about SOUNDING like you know what you’re talking about! Cadence & tone are just as important when trying to get ideas across as much as subject knowledge. Obviously, it’s better to truly know the subject, but we only have so much time and so much brain capacity!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Q: Am I evil?

A: You’re not smart enough to be evil.

(BTW that was me knocking some guy down a few pegs while he was trying to impress a girl. Good times!)

STUFF!: I saw “The Taking of Pelham 123” remake last night. Not good. It was a big disappointment since I’m such a huge Tony Scott fan. The original from the 70’s was WAY better. If you have a free night and not sure what to rent, rent it! It starred Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Great stuff!

From Tom Dheere’s apartment, this is Tom Dheere, GKN News…

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