"Getting to Know You" Speech

Topics: High school, United States, Family Pages: 2 (576 words) Published: December 13, 2006
I was born in Ojai, CA in 1979 to a mother who was going through a separation/ divorce with my natural father. We lived alone for the first five years of my life, spending much of our time with my grandparents who owned an Airstream. My mother married the guy that I call "Dad" in 1986. He took me in right away and has treated me like I am his own flesh and blood (he has two sons of his own from a previous marriage).

I grew up well, traveling all over the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), and have even been to the Caribbean and Egypt. I earned my Eagle Scout in 1997 and I am planning on becoming active in the Scouts again when I have the proper resources. I didn't really push myself in school. I was okay with B's and the occasional C. (My mother was a school teacher- this really pissed her off).

I am a salesman by trade. I am currently working in the Tanning Salon Industry. I work out of my home; selling products to other salons outside of Simi Valley/ Moorpark and I also manage a local tanning salon. I run an anger management class on Friday nights, Family (not my family) dinner on Thursday nights, Church on Saturday nights, and I attempt to get to my SA (Sexaholics Anonymous) meeting on Mondays- although work has interfered with that lately.

When I am not doing any of those things, I prefer to read or play video games (I am currently hooked on "World of Warcraft"). I mostly read Newsweek and Reuters.com for current events. "Fun" reading usually consists of novels of various subjects. I am waiting for the fifth installment of "A Song of Fire and Ice" series by GRR Martin and I Just finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend which was hilarious. I am also an avid coin collector (although my financial situation is requiring me to reconsider the "avid" portion) focusing on United States and Ancient (pre- Byzantine Roman and Middle Eastern preferred) Coinage.

I don't really have any solid long term goals. I want to...
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