corvi (corivax) wrote,

blame mittelweg

I keep seeing this, and it's neat, but I wasn't sure I had ten, until mittelweg actually asked me about it. So here's my attempt at Ten Things I've Done You May Not've:

1. Dance barefoot in the arctic circle.
2. Climb to the top of Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in the German Alps. Not barefoot! (joxn)
Gotten coral rash. (This requires scuba diving AND being enough of a klutz to blunder into some coral and get the allergic reaction.)(tylik)
Forged a knife.
3. Sleep a couple weeks in a shed in which machine guns were kept, so that my vision tuned in each morning to their silhouettes. Still took me days to realize what I was looking at.
3.5 Been "covered" by six men in black body armor and machine guns.
4. Set all the songs in The Hobbit to music. (lyonesse)
Spend a night sleeping under a bridge in Seattle and a night sleeping on a sidewalk in Berlin.
5. Go three weeks without food.
6. Help build a school in Nicaragua.
7. Speak to Desmond Tutu. Thrice, over about ten years. (He had a secretary the first time, who had a yellow legal pad. The secretary filled up each page all the way, two lines of writing per ruled line, then turned it ninety degrees, and wrote over all the page a second time at a right angle. Then turned the page over and wrote over the back twice too. I found this incredibly fascinating, and for months afterwards, was aware and ashamed of how large and wasteful my handwriting was. Was paper so rare? Did we rich Americans offer him some and he refused it? Later occaisions did not involve any secretaries.)
8. Set a priest in his robes on fire!
9. Accidently walk into a classroom with a live crow sitting on my shoulder. He spent the rest of the exam period atop the blackboard making a lot of noise, before following me and the other students out when we left.
10. Help a horse give birth.

And as antidote, ten things I haven't done you might have. I like this one, too - it's less 'why I'm cooler than you' and more 'why you're cooler than me'. Plus, it's a lot harder. I expect I'll have to replace some of these as people comment and say, "I've never done that either!"

1. Eat sushi I did not make myself.
2. Play poker. (catamorphism)
Use a microwave without help?
3. Actually use my legal first name anywhere other than official documents. (catamorphism)
Been told I look like any other member of my family?
4. Pass a geometry class or geometry unit in school.
5. See The Sound of Music or Wayne's World.
6. Ski.(wintersweet), crimmycat
Learn to tell left from right?
7. Drink when I was underage. wintersweet
Smoke anything on purpose (I've had secondhand weed exposure)?
Eaten an omelette?
8. Swing on monkey-bars.(cow)
Needed eyeglasses for anything?
9. Consider myself an atheist.(robogock, hpapillon, gement, vixyish)
Owned a TV, nor lived with my biological family when they owned a TV? (They do have one now, though.)
10. Eat a fast-food hamburger. (catamorphism)
Graduate high school? (wintersweet)
Own an umbrella? (cow, gfish)
Worn gold jewelry for more than an hour straight?

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