Won a gold medal in a competitive Scrabble tournament (okay, it was in the Senior Olympics, but a gold medal is a gold medal)
Conducted the Hallelujah Chorus with a 70-voice choir and orchestra.
Represented self in district court against a real attorney and prevailed.
Won a blue ribbon from the Iowa State Fair.
Occasionally entertains with handwriting analysis (paid on at least one occasion).
Scored 49 out of 50 in Camp Lake Hubert riflery competition.
Studied sociolinguistics as a postgraduate fellow at the University of Reading, England.
Persuaded Regis Philbin to invite me to his office; 40 minutes later, we were still talking.
Continues to sing first alto in the Des Moines Choral Society.
Recognized as the Woman Business Owner of the Year, Business Record.
Recognized with Research Award of Merit by the Newspaper Association of America in 2004 (at that time, the youngest to be so recognized)
Continues to serve on the board of directors of the Science Center of Iowa.
Sat in on a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Earned doctorate in communication theory and research at the University of Iowa.