“You’re Being Sarcastic Already?” – A Little Bit About Myself

October 22, 2015

Let me tell you, it feels good to be on the Glog.  Not many people know this about me, but when I was just a boy people would ask, “What would you like to do when you grow up?”  And, without fail, I would tell them, “I wanna be a Glogger.”  It’s true, just ask my parents.  And just four short years ago, because she’s always followed in my footsteps, my sister, Amalia, decided she’d join on as the Tuesday Glogger.  Ever since, I’ve been living in her shadow.  And now my friends, finally, it is my turn to step into the spotlight.  My one and only goal here at the Glog is to completely eclipse my sister: the valedictorian, the ivy league acceptant, the star nordic skier. Molly, if you’re reading this, there’s a new Glogger in town.Molly The Glogger

One of the first things my friends will tell you about me is that they can never tell whether I’m being sarcastic or not. It might be my most annoying trait, but I like to think that I’m just keeping you on your toes. I thought maybe I could get through one Glog entry without any sarcasm, but it comes out of my mouth uncontrollably, so I apologize. In all seriousness, I’m here because I enjoy writing, and I want to give you a look at some of the adventures that I’m able to have at Gould.

Caleb, Jacob, and I found some pretty sweet mountain biking... IN THE SNOW!

Caleb, Jacob, and I found some pretty sweet mountain biking over long weekend… IN THE SNOW!

In case you’re interested, here’s a brief biography: I was born in 1998, and grew up in Maine’s most beautiful mountain village, only a few minutes away from where I now go to school.  My mother and father both worked at Gould before I was born, and as I’ve mentioned above, my sister is an alum, so the connection runs pretty deep.

My very first tour of Hanscom Hall.  We started looking at boarding schools pretty early on.

My very first tour of Hanscom Hall. We started looking at boarding schools pretty early on.

I like to say I was born on skis, which sounds a bit trite, but it’s not too far from the truth.  I’ve been a competitive nordic skier for as long as I can remember, and it has always been my life goal to take the sport as far as I possibly can.  As soon as I arrived at Gould as a ninth grader, I was sucked into mountain biking and road cycling as well, mainly thanks to Coach Southam.

"Man, I hope it snows soon"

“Man, I hope it snows soon.”

The last thing you could possibly care to know about me is that I appreciate great films.  Movies are my favorite artistic medium. They seem to capture emotion in ways that no other art form can. Last year, I made my first short film, and it was a total disaster, but it sure was fun. Here’s a little teaser I made before the film festival in May:

Well, that’s about all I’ve got for today.  I’ll be here every Thursday, so please do come back and see if I’ve anything interesting to tell you.

Regards,

Andrew

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4 Responses

  1. Greg Gilman Greg Gilman says:

    Great post. Hanscom steps photo wins the internet.

    You probably learned the most from the challenges you encountered during the making of “Lecture,” but I love how it turned out.

  2. Avatar Nancy says:

    Andrew, how fun to read your glog:) Love the young Andrew pictures and captions. Looking forward to next Thursday:). And by the way, I really enjoy watching “Lecture” – it amuses me every time!

  3. Avatar Bernie Sanders says:

    Andrew, bravo! I love the post. You know what, you’re the sort of guy like me. A real grassroots individual. I bet you only have one pair of underwear too! I’ll be waiting for next week.

    Bernie

  4. Avatar Lorrie Hoeh says:

    Love your creativity and sense of humor! Don’t mind sarcasm a bit. Keep up the good work!

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