Friday, October 17, 2008

A staggering work of 12-year old genius

So I know you guys have been thinking to yourself, 'Chris is so cool, I wonder if he was always this cool?' Well now you can read for yourself. My mom was going through some old boxes and came across my "I" Essay from October 14th, 1997. You're welcome.

My name is Christopher Matthew Stratton. I am 12 years old. I was born on September 29th 1985 in Bilthoven, Holland at 7:14 am. I am the second of five children. I have an older brother who is 13, and 3 younger sisters who are 9, and the twins are 2. In my life, I have lived in 4 different countries. I was born in Holland, and I lived there for 2 1/2 years while my dad flew F-15's at Soesterberg air force base. After Holland, I moved to Burke, Virginia, where I lived for 2 years. Then, my family and I moved to Vienna, Austria, where we lived for 18 months. After Vienna, I moved back to the same house in Virginia, where I lived for 6 years. While we lived there, my twin sisters were born. After Virginia, we moved to Bonn, Germany where I currently am writing this essay.
My friends call me a sports freak because I live for sports. My favorite sport is basketball, but I also play soccer, football, baseball, and roller hockey. My favorite athletes are, Michael Jordan, Juwan Howard, Gus Frerotte, and Cal Ripken Jr. My favorite sports teams are, the Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, D.C. United, and the Baltimore Orioles. My favorite food is my mom's pizza, and my favorite color is jungle green. I enjoy playing sports, going to movies, reading sports thing or comics, and going to restaurants.
I believe overall that I am a nice person to be around. I'm not perfect, but I'm not terrible. I just try to do the best I can in anything I do. I am a Christian, and I try to display that every day. I try to be kind to everybody, even though sometimes I'm in a bad mood and it's hard to. I try to be friends with everybody. I admit that sometimes I brag even though I try not to. I love my family very much. I believe in being honest in everything, friendship, democracy, family, and most of all I trust God in everything I do.


That was pretty long, so if you didn't make it through the whole thing, my favorite parts are bolded. Gus Frerotte is funny because he's the current quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. I liked sports, reading sports things, and eating at restaurants - yeah, good to see that I've grown out of that stage. And I was a level-headed kid, noting that I'm not perfect, but also not terrible. And I believed in democracy.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Hahaha, I know I've already read this, but even reading it again I was laughing. My favorite part is that you believe in being honest, friendship, and democracy.

Liz Ketner said...

now, I don't want to boost your ego too much, but you actually were a really cool 12-year old! some of that stuff you said is very impressive and gives me hope for adolescent boys

Lauren said...

consulting? psh- you should have been a writer!

Dorothy said...

Cool and level headed even at 12. Ah, you haven't changed a bit!!

jenster said...

haha that is the best essay i have ever read. you should publish it and retire.

LA-jan said...

You both have a lot in common!

Stina said...

haha wow that's awesome