10 Things I’ve Done That You (Probably) Haven’t

John Scalzi post this link to “10 Additional Things I Have Done That you (Probably) Haven’t” and I thought “Hey, I can do that challenge!”

So without further ado, here is my list:

1– Competed in an organized, sanctioned water ski race.

2– Water skied at over 90 mph.

3– Had a GF crash my brand new Mustang.

4– Been forced to drop trousers and underwear in a room full of people at a SF con so a medic could check to see if I had a hernia (I didn’t).

5– Gave up 21 earned runs in 2/3 of an inning (it was a bad day).

6– Had a blind history teacher take out his fake eyeballs and throw them at me in class because I was talking (actually, anybody who had Mr. Rawls at Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina, CA during the 80’s and 90’s probably had this happen to them at least once).

7– Watched a Navy guy from the HMS Newcastle get beat down by the Carabinieri (National Military Police) in Italy because he took a piss on one of their cars while drunk (I love the English) and almost got arrested with him because I was nearby and didn’t speak Italian (started speaking Spanish and we came to an understanding that no, I didn’t know him and no, I’m not English).

8– Bit by a poisonous snake (rattlesnake) when I was 8. Lived (obviously).

9– Helped a cook on a Navy ship chum up the water during a Marine Force Recon well-deck exercise off the coast of North Carolina just so we could hear the Marines bitch and freak out about the sharks in the water (I got in trouble for that).

10– During a routine colonoscopy had the nurse suddenly ask me “Do I know you from somewhere?” I’d never met her before in my life, but I found it disturbing that she would only ask that when the camera was up my butt.


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One thought on “10 Things I’ve Done That You (Probably) Haven’t

  1. Mr. Rawls was my teacher. I think it was literature… He read Tom Sawyer using braille and did all the characters. If the girls tried to put makeup on he always new and would get so MAD! To this day, I love Tom Sawyer. I didn’t appreciate him when I was a teenager, but now think he was a pretty amazing person. Wish I knew what happened to him.

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