Hello Dear Reader, I hope that, if you have been perusing any of the other works on this ePortfolio, you are enjoying yourself and have found something interesting or noteworthy to read, and if this piece is the initial contact for you and this ePortfolio, then I welcome you to this pseudo-diary I’ve been provided with. Now that any and all formalities have been dealt with, we can get into the riveting tale promised by the title of this article.
My name, as you could probably guess by the huge letterhead and URL of this website, is Joey Ripepi, and at the time of this being written, I am a freshman (or first-year, whichever floats your boat) at The Ohio State University, majoring in business, with a specialization in international business, and I am a member of the Honors Program. I attended Saint Ignatius High School and during my illustrious four years there, I excelled academically, was involved in several noteworthy clubs that I loved to do, and ran cross country and track the entire time. Though I am sad to have left Saint Ignatius, it prepared me well for this new chapter I am currently starting out upon, and I have already utilized many of the lessons from my high school years in college.
Now, that is my educational history and what I’m sure some are here for, but maybe if I’m going to do an about me article/entry, I should describe some of my interests, talents, and hobbies for you. I have always been a voracious reader and usually try and read at least two books a month, though that depends on what time of the year it is and how busy I am with schoolwork and the like. Over the summer I really got in a groove and read almost eleven books, so I feel excited about getting to cross some titles off of my reading list and adding some more. My favorite book usually changes from week-to-week, but right now I really like The Martian or The Lords of Discipline, both of which I highly recommend. I also love movies and seeing how they are made, the behind the scenes action and developments that take place before they make it to the screen. My favorite movies also vary a lot, but some of my favorites are Miracle, Avengers Infinity War, and Baby Driver. Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for good movies for me to watch!
Outside of those two things, I enjoy running, swimming, and skiing, really most sports. I love being active and getting competing against some friends, having fun and being outside on a great day. On the other end of the spectrum, perhaps, I love food, and trying different foods from different cultures, though if you give me a choice, I’d choose Italian food most of the time.
Another passion (hobby?) of mine is music and singing. I have always been a singer and sometimes have a difficult time keeping quiet when a good song is on and I’m in a place where it’s generally not acceptable to burst out into Hotel California. I have been trying to learn guitar but the one hurdle I’m currently facing is that I do not have a guitar. So, until then, I’ll try my best to be creative about learning it and see what I can do.
Well, I know this is going to come as a disappointment to all of the fans out there but I feel that this is a good place to end this particular entry. I don’t want to show all of my cards too early, so I’ll save some interesting things about myself from future entries and installments, so that all of you devoted fans can have some content to keep you excited and coming back for more, because trust me, I know how hard it would be to not read the entirety of this ePortfolio in one sitting.
Until next time folks.