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OK, this might be entertaining.


10 Things I Have Done and You Probably Have Not

1. Ridden a horse through Isengard. (Well, the area in which they filmed the grounds of Isengard.)
2. Been paid $10 to sing the song "Bitch".
3. Given an unprepared talk to a bunch of teenagers relating Catholicism to Star Wars.
4. Had my blankie used to mop up the blood from a head injury (my own).
5. Attended a summertime Yearbook Camp.
5a. Drawn a picture of my own head on a platter, a la John the Baptist, for a high school drawing class.
6. Drunk margaritas in a swimming pool in Cancun for free while "at work".
7. Written articles that have subsequently been published in an encyclopedia.
8. Had a question I asked included as a part of the official neilgaiman.com FAQ list.
9. Written an academic paper about the movie Starship Troopers.
9a. Said the word "snausages" live on the radio.
10. Fed an eel blancmange with a spoon.


A while ago, I asked Melinda if I might have a desk lamp. I now have a lovely new brass "bankers lamp". I just need to get a bulb for it. And the flowers that I potted (rice bowled?) over the weekend look very nice in their new home. I did well. Go me.

Amazingly, I'm still feeling fairly alert. I hope I don't pay for this by being extra tired tomorrow.
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From:afterknowledge
Date:February 22nd, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I have, in fact, done #9.

The others? Not so much.
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From:khakipants
Date:February 22nd, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I hesitated with that one because I wasn't quite sure. Hmm . . . I wonder if I could replace it . . .
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From:telemachus73
Date:February 22nd, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
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I went to a Yearbook Camp one summer. It wasn't a whole week, though, just a few days. Oddly enough, neither I nor the friend who went with me actually worked on the yearbook. So it was a real surprise not only that we were sent but also when they told us during the workshops we had to work on our yearbook theme for the next year which, of course, we didn't know anything about. Therefore we made up our own theme: "Livin' Large".

We were not invited back.

Also, I feel compelled to mention that I did once write a paper in college explaining how Tim Burton's Batman was a retelling of Moby Dick. And then I submitted it to two different classes simultaneously.
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From:khakipants
Date:February 23rd, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
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You know, now that you mention it, mine might not have been the full week. I might have been making it up. I do know for sure that it was at Gettysburg College, I took a desktop publishing class, and Chelsea Clinton attended as well.

Whee.
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From:dainasplashes
Date:February 23rd, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
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How *is* Catholicism related to Star Wars?
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From:khakipants
Date:February 23rd, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could tell you. Honestly, I have no memory of what I said. I was part of the leadership group for this retreat, and the tape of the movie I was supposed to discuss didn't work for some reason, so we watched Star Wars. And then I had to give a talk. Something about faith and community, I'm sure.
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From:wowbagger
Date:February 23rd, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, my God, is that the retreat where we were supposed to watch The Power of One?
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From:khakipants
Date:February 23rd, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
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That's the one.
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