Tags: accomplishments

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Aw gnat! I was going to post something like "I'm now 15.99999984 years old... 15.99999987... 15.9999999... 15.99999994... 15.99999997... 16!!!" but my computer clock displayed midnight before I could start typing. In fact, somehow it's at 12:02 AM already. And now it's 12:03.

But that doesn't change the fact that it's FINALLY MY BIRTHDAY!!! Yay!


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Stuff I might could do this year according to them:

Albert Einstein wrote an essay containing the beginnings of the special theory of relativity. In it, Einstein showed that time and motion are relative to the observer.

American sharpshooter Annie ("Annie Get Your Gun") Oakley challenged and defeated the well-known marksman Frank Butler, whom she later married. She could hit a dime in mid-air from 90 feet.

Legendary womanizer and adventurer Casanova was expelled from a seminary for moral misconduct.

Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti had his first arrest and exile.

George McFarland ("Spanky" in the Our Gang series) retired from the movies and spent the rest of his life doing sales and charity work.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley ("Dr. Livingstone, I presume?") sailed for New Orleans as a cabin boy.

Cornelius Vanderbilt began a ferry service between New York City and Staten Island.

Tennis player Tracy Austin became the youngest person to win the U.S. Open.

Guitar player and songwriter Maybelle Carter invented the 'Carter lick,' which used the thumb to play melody and changed the role of the guitar in country music to that of a lead instrument.

American poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant wrote the first draft of his most famous poem, Thanatopsis.

American film director Howard Hawks became a professional car and airplane racer.

Patrick Taylor left home in Beaumont, Texas with only a suitcase full of clothes, 35 cents and the desire to attend college. Evenually he earned a petroleum engineering degree and became one of the richest men in Louisiana.

Emilie Redfern managed to offend the entire town of Chatham and be forcibly removed.

Ashlon suffered a horrible breakup after being 'used and abused' for an entire year.

Rhiannon Carr of Wisconsin, to protest St. Patrick's Day celebrations, vowed to celebrate St. Andrew's Day in an obnoxiously Scottish fashion.

By the age of 16, Sarah Ouseley had travelled to Tanzania, climbed halfway up Kilimanjaro, helped build a classroom in a town called Moshi, been on safari and swum in the Mediterranean ocean.

Melissa Virzi gave up a traditional Spring Break in order to help build a battered women's shelter in Tijuana, MX. She also went to Mississippi to help with Hurricane Katrina Relief.

Kaylie found one of the greatest guys in the world.
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Things other people accomplished at age 15


Age 16→

Albert Einstein, with poor grades in geography, history and languages, dropped out of school.

Composer George Gershwin ("Rhapsody in Blue") left school to pitch his songs in Tin Pan Alley.

Chess champion Bobby Fischer became an international grandmaster and dropped out of high school to devote himself to professional competition.

Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg dropped out of school to concentrate on tennis.

American reformer Susan B. Anthony began teaching school.

Issac Asimov entered Columbia University.

Henry Ford, disliking life on the farm, moved to Detroit and trained as a machinist.

Ragtime musician Eubie Blake began playing piano in Baltimore brothels.

Benjamin Franklin contributed anonymously to a local newspaper, and he wrote ballads and peddled them in the streets. Also at this age, he became a free-thinker and a vegetarian.

Edith Piaf began her career singing in the streets of Paris.

Billie Holiday began singing in a Harlem nightclub.

Eddie Murphy performed his own comedy routines at youth centers in New York.

Louis Braille, blind since age 3, improved the method of raised writing.

Baker's apprentice Hanson Crockett Gregory invented the first ring doughnuts by knocking the center out of a fried doughnut.

Outlaw Jesse James joined up with Quantrill's pro-Confederate guerrillas.

Tennis player Jennifer Capriati became the youngest semifinalist at Wimbledon.

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison became manager of a telegraph office.

Newspaper editor Horace Greeley became an apprentice printer.

Anne Frank wrote the final entry in her diary.

D. Eversz gave herself a concussion in Foot Locker after attempting to do a backflip off the counter.

A 15-year-old boy in southern India performed a Caesarean section on film, in an attempt to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest surgeon. The surgery was successful, but his physician father may face criminal charges and have his license revoked.


I'm not sure if this should make me happy, depressed, or both.