Me Essay - Patrick Sullivan Dan Chelotti Eng Writ 112 I'm...

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Patrick Sullivan 2/11/07 Dan Chelotti Eng Writ 112 I’m not a nerd I’m a . ... Though I received a 2.75 my opening semester at college, I feel it did not represent myself correctly. Ever since my last year in middle school, I have see-sawed with my personality. I don’t consider myself as a nerd or even a writer by any standards but as a student who was eager and interested. I did not earn stellar grades and only once did I not make the honor roll since 8 th grade. I played sports in high school but I wasn’t a jock because I didn’t start at my position in lacrosse nor popular because I wasn’t buddy- buddy with the in-crowd. I found myself in a gray area that I still have yet to get out of. Unfortunately my dilemma doesn’t get any easier because I love playing videogames. Nothing is more relaxing for me than the ps2 humming at three in the morning. Many people’s vision of a nerd is a person who cares deeply about academics and plays videogames whether it is a Playstation or an Xbox 360. This vision also includes a mental image of a kid with long greasy hair and glasses with pale skin because of the lack of sunlight they receive, who resides in their parents’ basement clad in black. This is where the term video gamer or nerd doesn’t fit with me. I play videogames in my family’s living room and I can’t go more than 24 hours without showering at least once. I also like to dress fashionable, which doesn’t mean that video gamers or nerds don’t dress fashionable but rather different from “La Mode”. A perfect example of how easily I could fit into the nerd category, “La Mode” is literal in French for the style but more like what’s
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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