I am going to give myself a grade of D+ on participating in the National Day of Silence. Having to work – and to be at the Help Desk – and to manage students – kind of put a crimp into a big chunk of this day. Fortunately, I was able to spend the entire second half of my work day in silence. But then I went out after work with friends. So I probably was silent for 15 hours of the day and un-silent (?) for 9. Better than half, but still not so great. Alas. Kind of a dud goal for me. Maybe next year I’ll do more on NCOD – seems like that would play into my chatty nature a little bit better than this did.