Sunday, March 13, 2005

The "Ten Things I've Done That You Probably Haven't" Meme

Courtesy of Michele.

Yeah, I know... I'm a late bloomer, get over it.

So, I:

1. Lived by the Blue Ridge, the Berkshires, in a town called Tippecanoe, and in Houdini's birthplace.

2. Went to nine schools growing up. Not including college.

3. Have a child who was both the reason for the title and the model for a public service campaign.

4. Spoke with Sara Mclachlan's husband Ash.

5. Went to high school with a now-famous tenor - and acted with him in Drama classes.

6. Met a famous basketball personality at the brink of his career and later went to the same high school that launched said career.

7. Have a relative who is a self-made multi-millionaire, who also built much of a now-popular tourist area we once lived in.

8. Have a sister who is a famous ballet dancer... Who I've spoken to and had lots in common with growing up, but have never met or seen a clear picture of. My other sister (whom I've also never met) has the same first and middle name as my high school best friend.

9. Made a popular football star laugh after lunch, just before he went off to play basketball (of all things) for charity.

10. Had to take self-defense as a part of gym class in junior high, and the guys training us happened to have been taught by a well-known, accomplished and respected teacher in the area - my uncle.

Ok, so they're a little lame....


letti said...

hey, i went to the berkshires last summer and it was beautiful!

Jeni said...

I've seen your blog before and love it but didn't recognize the name! Of course you can email me, email is on the manuscript site.
I completely understand about having to wait because many of the people I write about are very much alive but there comes a time when the words won't be held back and you have to put them down.
I'm here for you anytime!

Skij Yesh On Domorrow-Walker said...

Houdini's birthplace: isn't that Appleton, Wisconsin? I hear there's nothing to do there but go to his museum.

chanemza said...

Oh, look. Skij was paying attention....