Here's something you might not have known about me, something that will convince you that I am, in fact, the coolest person on earth.
I did the morning announcements in high school.
Oh yes, along with a few friends, I had the opportunity to really irritate 2,400+ of my peers at 7:45 a.m. every single day. I took that responsibility--to piss off thousands of people with obnoxious perkiness--really seriously. So seriously, in fact, that I actually got to school on time every day during my senior year (which was quite different from my junior year, when I decided on forty different days that school just wasn't reason enough to pry myself out of bed early in the morning).
I did the pledge of allegiance, and my friends and I would read whatever other announcements had been submitted from the various clubs and sports teams and whatnot. The best part was when a meeting was mandatory, because I would call it mandytory*. While I thought that this was just hilarious (and still do), many of my classmates weren't so charmed by my wit. So, basically, what we can say is that I was not appreciated in my time. Like Van Gogh or something.
Imagine my delight, then, when I found out that my tiny little baby sister (who starts tenth grade tomorrow!) will be doing the morning announcements at school this year.
She's certainly got the face for it.**
She comes from France.
Wish her luck! And feel free to offer her advice about sophomore year, morning announcing, and privacy controls on Facebook.
*When I first shared this story with Matt, I thought he was going to break up with me.
**It is my sisterly duty to torment Chloe. Lately I am choosing to do this with awful pictures lifted from her Facebook page.