My friends conspired to throw a surprise birthday party for me on Saturday, March 8th, 2003.  Their expert attention to details, crafty resourcefulness and covert orchestration skills (including a brilliant valet parking mission courtesy of Parker) combined with my overwhelming na´vetÚ conspired to ensure that I would be taken completely by surprise.

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After appearing on CNN's Talk Back Live, I figured I had reached the pinnacle of my success, until I landed on the front cover of Success magazine.   Actually, I measure success differently from most people.  It's not about how much money you've collected or how much stuff you possess, it's the quality and quantity of friends you have accumulated.  Based on that, I would assert that I am very succesful.

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My eight-grade yearbook picture, along with tantalizing facts about my birth date.

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