It’s probably a sign of my impending intellectual bankruptcy that I’m succumbing to memeposting, but I like this one (via Todd at Frolic, who got it from EveTushnet.com, and who also points to these folks). Do I have ten things? Well…
- Been a state spelling champion. (What, you didn’t know there were state spelling champions? Only in Virginia.)
- Shaken James Michener’s hand wearing clothes that I had flown in the day before, since my luggage had gotten lost en route.
- Sung under the baton of Robert Shaw, twice—once at the Kennedy Center.
- Jammed—and recorded—with Dave Brubeck in the Washington National Cathedral.
- Fractured my sternum.
- Sung for President Bill Clinton and NBC anchor (and Wahoo) Katie Couric on the same day.
- Asked six or seven senior Microsoft executives when they were going to stop pissing off a substantial community of potential customers by calling Open Source Software a “cancer.”
- Helped build software that’s saving American lives and taxpayer money in places like Afghanistan—and supporting humanitarian missions in Cambodia.
- With the help of 15 close friends, sampled beer from more than 50 countries in one sitting.
- Driven cross country in four days.
What’s interesting to me looking back at this list is that many of the items are about my singing—which I haven’t really done since I got back to Boston. Time to change that.