Dear 100 Hour Board,
Besides being a Board writer, what's your claim to fame?
-this is a clever alias
I have nearly 20,000 reputation points on StackOverflow.com, which puts me in the top 2% worldwide.
I have performed in formal piano concerts attended by hundreds on three separate continents.
I took 2nd place in the BYU spelling bee a few years ago. I won a whole can of Spaghetti-Os for it.
I won the city-wide, co-ed, 5th-grade Knockout tournament in 2002.
I've exercised my second amendment rights by building siege weaponry. (By which I mean two trebuchets. I have no guns.)
I also won 6th place in the state spelling bee in junior high.
And I make a mean strawberry-rhubarb pie.
I am recognized by adoring fans about half the time I go out on weekends. I can be walking down an aisle in Walmart, buying a ticket at a movie theater, ice skating at the rink near my house, attending performances, or even walking around the temple grounds when I hear young voices calling out my name. I have to watch my behavior in public, lest I trigger damaging gossip. Most of an entire county's juvenile population between the ages of twelve and sixteen know who I am. Funny stories about me are told in homes throughout the county.
Who am I?
I'm a rural public school teacher.
I've been within 10 feet of Leonard Nimoy.
I've met the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Patrick Rothfuss called me awesome and said I made his day.
My peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are legen...(wait for it)...dary.
You'd better know how I'd answer this question.
- Mighty Quinn
Dear "How is that working for you?",
As a result of my involvement in a high school Health Careers program, I received recognition as the Health Careers Student of the Year for my high school. In a partnership with that, I was offered an opportunity to have a job interview at the hospital I volunteered at when I am finished with my nursing degree. This offer still stands.
I was ranked in the top 5 of Oregon Women's Lacrosse goalkeepers and maintained a save percentage of 65.2% my senior year. Other commitments prevented me from trying out for an All-State position.
Apparently I haven't achieved anything since high school. It only goes to prove that high school is where you peak, and it's all downhill from there.*
*Not even close to true
I have stood at the easternmost point of the United States at sunrise, making myself the first thing in the entire continental US touched by the light of the sun on that day.
I have done an original translation of The Little Prince.
In college, after a prolonged argument with my roommate on the subject, I performed a scientific experiment involving milk absorption rates in Oreo cookies. Years later, my roommate's little brother reproduced the experiment in his elementary school science fair and won first place. So it's kind of like I won a fifth grade science fair when I was 28.
- The Man with a Mustache
Dear So Clever,
When I was in first grade I won first place in my school's science fair.
Newspaper and magazine bylines, whaaaat. Also once I was even in an article (a TV article, no less!), for being the mayor's friend on Facebook.
I was on a game show!
Nothing whatsoever. My best days are obviously behind me.
I was the district backwards speed jump roping champion in the 5th grade.
I was my elementary school's first female student body president (5th grade was a good year for me).
I've been the [redacted] Bowl Queen since 2003, because they only did it for one year. One and only. I got to ride on the back of a car doing that awkward wave thing and was on ESPN.
I was made the patron saint of another online forum, before the Board.
CJane followed me on Twitter before I followed her.
At my last job, another department referred to me as "The Divine Miss K."
In high school, I competed in a national Quiz Bowl tournament.
Dear most cleverest,
I got second place in Student Congress at a debate tournament one time in high school.
I'm a champion watermelon eater. I can eat it faster than you and faster than anyone you know. I won our neighborhood 4th of July watermelon eating contests every. single. year. when I was younger. And, I won a ward watermelon eating contest a few years ago so, I guess you can say I'm still the best there is.
I can make man-slaying Oreo truffles.
Direct quote about them: "You ave a gift and you best not be hiding it under a bushel, girl. Let it shine!!"
- I once won an Otter Pop eating contest by eating 30 pops in 45 minutes.
- I can spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious forward or backward in under 20 seconds.
- I have never sent a text message.
- I have hair the color of autumn.
- I can sit at a table someone has just vomited all over and continue eating my dessert unfazed.
Dear this is a clever alias,
The Board is no small claim to fame. I actually sat down with a new client a few months back and, after going through my confidentiality and informed consent introduction, I asked them if they had any questions for me. The first one out of their mouth was, "Are you Pa Grape?" I have to say that their question caught me off guard.
Anyway, outside of The Board. Hmm, well let's see.
I had a blog article I wrote picked up and included as a chapter in a book on birth control issues. And I was a guest on CNN Headline News representing a national organization back in 2007 or so. Oh, and I received a Sloan Speech Showcase award in the public speaking course there at BYU. That's about it.
Oh yeah? Well I walked on the moon.
Seriously, I don't feel cool saying this at all (not because this isn't cool, but because I missed the boat on this question, and this is the 21st answer...), but I am one of the top 1/3 shooters in the Army. I'm going to the All-Army Marksmanship Competition again next March to try to improve my standing. I rank higher in rifle shooting than a bunch of Army Rangers, Green Berets, and Delta Force guys.
Dear this ~
I've collected over 1,000 autographs from random strangers, most of which have no claim to fame. I did get one of the Miss America's and also the real Herman Boone (who the movie Remember the Titans was based off of). I think that's it? Unless you count one of the governors of Idaho. It's possible that someone I have an autograph of has gone on to be famous, but honestly, I don't even know what happened to my box of autographs. Even if I did, I doubt I would go through and try to figure out all of the names, just in case.
~ Dragon Lady