After reading Terry’s weblog article yesterday I decided it was a great idea and promptly decided to “borrow” it (after all, he openly admits he got the idea from Eve Tushnet).
Ten Things I’ve Done That You Probably Haven’t (and perhaps wouldn’t want to):
- While in college, I accidentally signed to my sign language teacher, and her 14 year old daughter standing behind her, that it was a “fu*king hot summer that year” (as it turns out, the sign for “very” and “fu*k” are incredibly similar).
- In the second grade I was the victim of a stabbing courtesy of my older brothers who, after recently watching the movie Alien, decided the knife/hand trick looked really cool (luckily they didn’t hit anything critical, I did that later in life).
- Severed my extensor tendon in my left index finger courtesy of a woodworking accident (the same finger which already had a scar from event #2). My surgeon was also a woodworker; we talked about an armoire he recently completed as a gift for his wife while he performed the surgery.
- As a teenager, served as John Williams’ (the composer) valet for a day.
- Arranged a selection of Monty Python songs for tuba euphonium quartet.
- Broke both of arms in a school gym accident.
- Made one of my college professors cry (no, not the sign language teacher).
- While snorkeling off the coast of Kihei, Maui, I once spent 45 minutes watching single Humuhumukununukuapua’a fish.
- Received a personal tour of the Denver International Airport before it opened for business. It was spooky to be in such a large series of buildings without another soul but my guide.
- Was married in a zoo, instead of dancing at the reception we fed insects to fish.