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    I managed a cafe by age 19. I will have a diploma and a degree before I turn 23. I can't play instruments, R is a music teacher and has enough musical talent for the both of it. I sing a mean Britney in the car tho...
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    I have excellent standardized test scores.
    And some pretty sweet standings in graduations.
    And my grades were freakin' awesome.

    But I don't think any of that matters, really. I've met people with great scores and grades that are still dumber than a box of rocks.

    I sat next to a kid in graduation who graduated with the same standing as me in college. His major? Physical education. Not to knock the degree, but my college boyfriend was in physical education. Advanced softball was really a class.

    I care about how I treat people and would rather have people form opinions of me based on who I am, not what my grades were. What I've accomplished and who I am are two very different things, anhd I care more about the latter.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_total-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:1223e7b8-6399-4c31-b09a-694fd099111dPost:2b318981-5077-48f6-bc02-f7a104cc0582">Re: Total AW for you</a>:
    [QUOTE]. I care about how I treat people and would rather have people form opinions of me based on who I am, not what my grades were. What I've accomplished and who I am are two very different things, anhd I care more about the latter.
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    What? you don't treat people better because they received higher grades?

    I think the point was just to AW, in which case, I earned my masters by 24 and full rides to every university in which I applied. Doesn't make me better or less than anyone else - just proud of personal accomplishments.

    I wish I had musical talent like some of you. H plays the piano and sometimes I regret stopping lessons when he plays.
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    No no, that's not what I mean. ;)

    I was more or less just AWing that I try my best to treat everyone I meet with dignitiy and respect and that's what I like most about myself.
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    I like that about you too, fische.
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    Wow so much talent in this thread, that's awesome. 

    I achieved a 3rd degree black belt in Kempo, love to do art, and am teaching myself to make cheese.
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    I, uh, have a degree in IT.  With honors.

    I want to quit and be an artist of some kind.

    I think this displays a lack of intelligence more than anything else.

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    I'm a classic underachiever, so I don't have much to AW here -  but I am a Wheel of Fortune master.
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    ARbs, I LOVE wheel of fortune.
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    I am really really good at Donkey Kong and Super Mario on Super Nintendo.  Really good.  I put my nerdy videogaming husband to shame.

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    Oooooh ooooooh ooooooh, I'm also an AWESOME holy priest in WoW.

    But mostly, I'm an underachiever like Arb.

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    Wait, I've got another one.

    I do nothing at my job.  I'd estimate that I put about 10% of my total hours into actual work.  I never get a bad review.  Ever.  I go in for my review and I'm honest.  I say what I've done, highlight the successes I get in that 10% of my time.

    Yesterday, I learned that at least one of my clients this year emailed my boss to tell him that even though his project didn't go through and in the end it was only about 50% complete, they were VERY happy with me.  Clients LOVE me.  I had the admin assistant to a VP in law (who NO ONE wanted to take calls from or do work for) send a wonderful letter to my team lead as well as the IT rep for that department telling them how wonderful I was and how great a job I did for them,  how quickly I responded to their urgent request, etc etc etc.

    So, come review time, I go in thinking, "Ohhhh boy, I'll be lucky if I get a 'meets expectations'" and I come out with glowing reviews and my boss thinking I'm just overly modest.

    I'm not.  I do NOTHING at work.  I surf the web, write and I've even considered doing some of my online classes at work.

    Yet I'll get another raise this year and a bonus.  And I don't get it.

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    I used to be a pretty smart cookie.  I guess I'm still smart, just lazy.

    I had a 1390 on the SAT, graduated #4 in my high school class, got 2 full-tuition scholarships to college, turned down the one at UNC and went to a smaller school.  That's when the laziness started kicking in, but I managed to get into a competitive study abroad program in Copenhagen, came back and won the Outstanding Accounting Senior Award in my graduating class, and I was the only person in my class to get hired by a Big 4 firm.

    Um, then I went to grad school where I had the bare minimum GPA required to graduate, so I had that going for me.  I also braved the cold by drinking an entire bottle of champagne before every home football game.  And I passed the CPA exam on the 3rd try!
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    wadingmoosewadingmoose member
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    edited December 2009
    So.  This here used to be a post  about divorce rates.  In the wrong thread.  So, yeah.  Look away and pretend I wasn't a dumbass in an AW thread about intelligence...

    "You can take your etiquette and shove it!" ~misscarolb
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_total-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:1223e7b8-6399-4c31-b09a-694fd099111dPost:5f09cebc-67d6-4726-baa3-9dd479bc6a2f">Re: Total AW for you</a>:
    [QUOTE]PS.  I always giggle at the divorce stats because they're somewhat misleading. 50% of who get divorced every year?  Married couples?  No...  If so, 1 in 2 couples would get divorced every year.  So, you know what the divorce stat is?  # of people who got  divorced compared to number of people who got married in that year. I always find it funny that people say things like "HALF OF YOU WILL GET DIVORCED!" No.  That's not what the stat means and it kind of compares apples to oranges.
    Posted by wadingmoose[/QUOTE]

    I'm glad you said this.  I remember reading somewhere how inaccurate that statistic was, and I was going to point it out, but I couldn't remember why it was wrong.  But that really bothers me that saying "half of you will get divorced" has become so widely accepted over a rigged statistic.
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    NuggetBrainNuggetBrain member
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    edited December 2009
    I got a 32 on my ACTs.  My mom thought it was a mistake and made me take it again.  I got a 32 the second time too. I'm also a published poet, but not in any big deal books or anything.

    Also, I will kick your ass at trivia. 
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    [QUOTE]I'm a classic underachiever, so I don't have much to AW here -  but I am a Wheel of Fortune master.[/QUOTE]

    My grandpa was like that - it wasn't even fun, they'd start a new game, and the dude would pick the letter "F" and Bop Pop would be all "The Statue of Liberty!"

    We always said we never wanted him to go on that show, because he'd win every single game but only walk away with, like, $500 dollars.
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    Um, I passed my EIT exam first time despite the fact that I was so buzzed in the afternoon session that I took a little nap during it. I also put myself through graduate school while working 1 fulltime job, 2 parttime jobs, and single mother with sole custody of my 2 daughters.
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    I got a $24,000 scholarship to Art School. I CAN HAZ DRAWINGS.

    I then transferred to film school and graduated with a 3.8.

    I got a 28 on my ACT's.

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