Intro speech

Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Canadian National Railway, The Birth of a Nation Pages: 2 (610 words) Published: February 21, 2014
William Shakespeare once said ‘Men of few words are the best men’. My name is Alex. I’m a man of few words—an enigma. I would rather spend my time traveling and watching old movies than have a conversation with the world. On my bucket list for travel I want to see a baseball game in all 30 of the major league stadiums. So far, I’ve managed 9 so I have quite a few more to go. It’s a great way for me to see areas of the country that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. I always try to do more than just see a baseball game. I go to the local zoos, or museums and tourist attractions. Once, when I went to Toronto I walked the edge walk on the CN Tower, suspended over a 1000 feet in the air. I couldn’t have had a conversation if I wanted to! Another time, I walked the Freedom Trail in Boston. As a man of few words, I didn’t have to say anything to anyone to be able to walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere and Ben Franklin. Most of the time it works for me! I don’t drive or fly to these places, I take the train. It’s quieter, easier to travel because I can move around and watch the world fly by me. I’m also working through the list of the top 1000 movies to see before you die. I don’t know how many I have seen but it’s a lot. Some of the best were Grapes of Wrath, Titanic, Casablanca, and Wild Strawberries. Some of the worst were Broken Blossoms, the Birth of the Nation—way too long for a silent movie, and Intolerance. I don’t have to have a conversation when I am watching these movies or going to the baseball games—it works well for me. My job at UPS doesn’t require much interaction with other people either. I am a pre-loader which means I get up at 2:00am to make sure all those things you buy on-line get to you or the stores on time. That also means I’ve been up since 12:00a.m.and have managed to fit a day’s worth of work in before coming to class this morning. I’ve never been much of a talker—I think I take after my dad who is...
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