Looking forward to ringing in 2009.
I have to write my feedback form on Match #2 so writing this post will help me get started.
I think this must be the most random message ever! Unless I am mistaken I think you were in the Alameda County spelling Bee back in 88 or 89. I don’t know why but I remember the smallest things from that day so clearly. We sat next to each other during the whole competition and had a little rivalry going, which you won. Out of 185 students I think you made it to the top ten and I was 13th. I still remember the word that got me bounced — “prestidigitation.” I wish I could spell as well as I did then.
omigosh, jeremiah, your email made my day! i remember the rivalry. it was good to have someone to hang out with along the way. i actually got bounced not too far from you. i was 11th! one away from top 10 which was a heartbreaker. the word i misspelled was ‘caliginous.’ funny how we remember the littlest things in life. i also remember looking out into the audience and my mom who didn’t think i could spell worth crappola getting ready to leave her seat every time i was up at the mike! she seriously didn’t think i’d make it as far as i did.
you look well and happy. such a beautiful family. i have everything i’ve ever wanted in life…except the husband and kids…which is the biggest thing. hopefully one of these days.
if you are ever in sf, please let me know. would love to say howdy-hoo-haha in person.
I will tell the story soon. But for now. Read these lyrics. Missy Higgins’ Where I Stood. They tell my story.
Jason: R u still livid?
Catherine: Yes. Very curious which ivy league is your alma mater. Let me know.
Jason: MIT undergraduate…Harvard postbaccalaureate, which was ridiculously easy compared to MIT & I did research & Harvard School of Public Health where I was offered a full scholarship to do my master’s in public health, which I turned down to take a fellowship at U of T @ Austin in engineering, which I quit part way through…and yourself?
I never responded.
Jason: I forgot…Brown U for freshman year of undergraduate before transferring to MIT. But I’ll have you know the most interesting thing about me is my litle dog, Sebastian…he’s all that and then some!!! He’s smart, funny and athletic…and he and I have the same birthday…he turns 3 in January.
Jason: So why do u care so much about where I went2school? If you hv festish4elite schools/intelligence probably more interesting is the fact tht my IQ cannot be measured on a WAIS-R inventory bc it can only measure up to 150…they say that puts me in the top 99.9% but u seem apparently over me…hwvr, i hv sum reelie smart frnds if u r looking 4a hi-iQboyfrnd…in fact, I hv one who exclusively dates Asian women if ur interested.