After the Social Shake-Up, I was advised to brag more in how I presented SMT to our audience. As a Southerner (as well as a woman), it was ingrained in me to at least appear to be deferential. Moreover, I have to admit that I've gotten to a point that when men brag about things, I turn off, or worse, consign them to my "asshole" box. Of course, as you point out, there's bragging and there's a more, "third-person," just-the-facts, disinterested appraisal that you can pass on and not feel as if you are violating your own sense of good behavior. Good advice here, Ekaterina.