My name was chosen by my mother and father when I was born.
My name doesn’t have any specific meaning to it other than my parents liked it.
I was born on July 6, 1993 in San Diego, California
Jason Christopher Gray
Family Health History
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Interview with Brian Gray
Did you have a P.E. class in high school?
Yes, but no ENS class.
What kind of things did you do in P.E.?
Run, swim, play sports, physical activities.
Were you required to take another sort of P.E. class?
No, but you could take weight lifting if you wanted.
Did you do any high school sports?
No I did not do any high school sports, I wasn’t really interested back then.
What sports did your school offer?
The main sports were football, track, and baseball.
Was staying in shape important at your school?
No, it was pretty much your own decision, they didn’t really encourage you either way.
Did you have fitness testing?
No we did not.
Did you have to take a health course at school?
No, there was only P.E. at my school.
Did people care about weight?
Yes, a lot of people exercised outside of school.
Were there less overweight people compared to now?
Yes, it seemed like more people are overweight now.
Did you ever diet in high school?
No, I just worked out on a daily basis so I was in good shape.
How were your eating habits?
I would almost always eat a quick breakfast, lunch, and a dinner.
Did you eat healthy?
No, I did not eat healthy, because I was just like every other teenager.
Did you get the recommended amount of sleep each night?
No way, I would usually get 6 hours of sleep on the average night.
Why would you stay up so late?
Work, school work, hanging out with friends, and working on my car takes a long time.
Were you affected by stress?
No, not typically, because high school was easy to me, so there was nothing to worry about.
What were your priorities throughout high school?
School first, family second, friends third.
Did a lot of your school play sports?
No, not really, there were the few athletic people who did, but in general not many did.
Did you ever go to the gym?
No, I never really lifted, I would just go on runs by myself.
Did media have an effect on how people looked?
Yes, they had “up-to-date fashion:.
Did they have an effect on body image?
Yes, they portrayed models as skinny, similar to today.
Did a lot of people walk places?
Yes, because I lived in a small town, so everything was relatively accessible.
Were more people active?
Yes, because without technology people actually went outside, unlike today.
What did you do for fun?
Hang out with friends, cruise around in my old mustang, work on my car. A lot more things outside than kids do today for fun.
What do you think led to a more lazy society now, from when you were a kid?
Technology, hands down. Since technology, more and more kids just stay inside playing games or on the computer instead of going outside.
Family Health History
My family has been pretty healthy, except for my grandpa on my dads side. He has had multiple heart attacks, and has had heart surgery multiple times also. My dad has not had a heart attack yet, but if he does, then it could be a heart problem that runs in the family, possibly passing onto me.
How family came to America
My entire living family was born in America. My mom and my dad were both born on the east coast in Rhode Island and Connecticut, but when my dad was looking for work, he got many offers in California and that’s how I ended up here. I know that somewhere up my family tree, somebody immigrated here from Italy and Ireland.
Fitness Data and Nutrition 5 hrs 30 min 5 hrs 2 hrs 36 hrs 2 hrs 30 min Total 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr 8 hrs 0 Friday 1 hr 30 min 1 hr 0 6 hrs 1 hr Thursday 2 hrs 1 hr 1 hr 7 hrs 0 Wednesday 0 1 hr 0 9 hrs 30 min Tuesday 1 hr 1 hr 0 6 hrs 1 hr Monday Computer Phone TV Sleep Studying
Social and Emotional Health
On the weekends, I like to hang out with my friends and do whatever. I like working on my car a lot with my dad. I have a 1968 Mercury Cougar xr-7 and I love it. Since I bought it I have learned a lot about cars, and it is really fun to work on it. I just recently had to get rid of a cat, because my sister moved in and her baby is allergic to cats. His name was spooky. My favorite vacations are when I go back east to visit my family. I usually go with my dad, and it’s fun because I don’t see my family a lot. My 2 closest friends are Tre Davis and David Nguyen. I have known David since I was in 1 st grade and Tre since 2 nd . I have more close friends, but these are the 2 closest. I went to Sundance Elementary, then Mesa Verde middle school, and now Westview High school. I would like to join the key club if anything, so I can do a lot of community service for college.
I think I am in pretty good shape. I try to work out everyday, and if not everyday then definitely every other day. I go to the gym and lift weights for about 60 minutes when I do work out. I feel that I am a very social person; I have a lot of friends and have no trouble meeting new ones and getting a long with them. Mentally and emotionally, is my worst part. I have self-confidence some days, and other days I have none.
Physical Social Mental and Emotional 85 76 93
Picture Timeline Me when I was 7 months old. I broke my femur by falling down a small set of stairs. My sister and I. I was 1 year old. Just a picture of us two together. Me when I was 2, just running around in my backyard.
Me when I was 4. I was at my grandparent’s house, playing in the sprinklers with my sister. My cousin Jacob and I. I was 3 at this point. My sister, Jacob, and I at my aunt’s house. I was 5.
My sister and I at the beach, just hanging out. I was 5 This was my 6 th birthday. Its my birthday party at Chuck E Cheeses. That is my dad.
This is my friends and I in 8 th grade. It was during a field trip to SDSU. This was me freshman year, in the halls in between classes at Westview.
This was me at the end of last year. I am holding my nephew, Adrian, who is now almost a year old. This was a picture taken of my friends and I. This was from this year, right before homecoming.
Getting my car running When I bought my own car Grandpa getting PhD, dad getting Masters Less procrastination on homework Nice, Outgoing, Funny Jason Christopher Gray Personal Crest Find a way to reach speed of light
On a long and lonesome highway East of Omaha You can listen to the engine Moanin' out his one note song You can think about the woman Or the girl you knew the night before But your thoughts will soon be wandering The way they always do When you're ridin' sixteen hours And there's nothin' much to do And you don't feel much like ridin', You just wish the trip was through Here I am On the road again There I am Up on the stage Here I go Playin' star again There I go Turn the page
Well you walk into a restaurant, Strung out from the road And you feel the eyes upon you As you're shakin' off the cold You pretend it doesn't bother you But you just want to explode Most times you can't hear 'em talk, Other times you can All the same old cliches, "Is that a woman or a man?" And you always seem outnumbered, You don't dare make a stand Here I am On the road again There I am Up on the stage Here I go Playin' star again There I go Turn the page Out there in the spotlight You're a million miles away Every ounce of energy You try to give away As the sweat pours out your body Like the music that you play Later in the evening As you lie awake in bed With the echoes from the amplifiers Ringin' in your head You smoke the day's last cigarette, Rememberin' what she said Here I am On the road again There I am Up on the stage Here I go Playin' star again There I go Turn the page Here I am On the road again There I am Up on the stage Here I go Playin' star again There I go Turn the page There I go There I go
When I listen to this song, what I get from it is that everybody goes through things in their life that they don’t want to, but no matter what happens you just have to keep on going, hence “Turn the Page”. This song relates to me because a lot of stuff has happened to me in my life where I just wanted to give up, but I just kept my head up and continued on with my life.
“ Turn the Page” – Bob Seger
Self-Portrait This is my failed attempt at drawing
My inspiration is my father, Brian Gray. He is one of the smartest people I have met in my entire life, and I look up to him as a father and as a person. He has taught me many life lessons, but the most important thing he has taught me is to cherish your education, because that is something that nobody can take away from you. He is an electrical engineer, and that is also what I want to be when I grow up. I live only with me and him in one house, so I am really close with him.
I look up to you more than I do anyone else in the world. When I grow up I want to be as smart as you, and a great father just like you have been to me. My dream job is an electrical engineer, because that’s what you are. I know we fight, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you, and you know that I do. Pretty much every aspect of you, I reiterate in myself: music, school, politics, jokes. There is nobody else I would rather have as a father than you.
In 3 years I can see myself in college, studying to be an electrical engineer. I would like to stay in California for college, because it is cheaper that way.
In 5 years, I can see myself in college studying to get my Masters in electrical engineering, still in California.
In 10 years, I would have graduated college by now, and I would like to move somewhere back east, because I like it a lot out there, and I love snow.
The one thing I want to accomplish in my life, is to own a 1967 Shelby GT500. That is my dream car, and I want to restore one when I retire.
The media is something that controls peoples thoughts and emotions. They do not have as much of an impact on me as they probably do to an average person, because I do not watch a lot of TV, and I am also into old stuff. The music I listen to is all from the 60s and 70s, so the media doesn’t really affect me in that area, and as for activities, my favorite thing to do is work on my car with my dad and even my car is back from the 60’s. The media does however effect my sister and a lot of my friends, as a lot of my friends listen to rap, and my sister watches all these stupid reality shows on MTV.