Over the past year, the 7 (or 5 or 8) things about you meme has made its rounds. I first revealed five fascinating (my rating, not necessarily yours!) things about me about a year ago. Then, about a month later, I got tagged again by Chris Brown and this time offered up what my five favorite brands told you about me.
So, I will beg your indulgence (I’m pretty sure you know all you want to about me!) and offer up some new truths about Drew — this time, ala my experiences during my school years to pay tribute to the work Angela does.
My speaking career began early: I gave the valedictorian speech at my high school. I had to get my speech approved by the English department head, so I was ready far in advance. The night before graduation, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided I wasn’t happy with the speech– so I completely re-wrote it and decided it was better to apologize than ask permission. So my speech was a surprise to everyone. My mention of TPing (not in the original) got a standing ovation.
I am gifted at TPing: Through much of my high school career, I was lauded for my TPing ability. The height my tosses could achieve, the obscure places I could get TP and my ability to allude residents, dogs and the police.
I would make myself sick about grades: I was much more of a perfectionist when I was a kid. And I set some unrealistic goals for myself. Straight A’s and nothing less. This wasn’t my parents’ pressure — this was mine. I was making myself so sick they thought I had an ulcer and we had to do all these medical tests. That finally got my attention and I realized I had better let up a little — and did so.
I didn’t start off so well: My poor mom had to hang out at the school for the first week of kindergarten because otherwise, I would not stay. I’m proud to say…she did not have to go to college with me!
My first major was psychology: I fully intended to be a psychologist when I first went to school. Some early experiences my freshman and sophomore year made me decide that wasn’t the right path and voila, a marketing and branding guy was born!
I broke my finger on the playground: We were playing football at recess and during a tackle, my finger got caught in a guy’s shirt and broke. We didn’t get it looked at soon enough…so it is still crooked today. (And aches when the weather is going to change!)
I am utterly incorrigible. I had a 7th grade teacher say this to me. I’m not sure how she meant it, but I took it as quite the compliment and still do, to this day.
There you have it, discerning readers — a little peek into the twisted beginnings of yours truly! 🙂
Since its the holidays, I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you’d like to play along…here are the rules.
- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
- Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.