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Ten things...
...I've done that at least some of you probably haven't. Meme-alicious.

1. Told Gareth Thomas his cabaret performance would've been improved by the unexpected appearance of Brian Blessed. (Actually most things could be improved by the unexpected appearance of Brian Blessed.)

2. Watched sarabi hyperventilate after meeting Sylvester McCoy.

3. Met Galway Kinnell. Incredibly briefly.

4. Won a murder mystery night. (Which is to say, I was the lucky random draw-ee from among the people who correctly guessed the murderer. I b'lieve I won a whole 20 bucks, which paid nicely for Subways for self, maeyan, and our respective roomies at the time.)

5. Acted in a (different) murder mystery night. I was the quacked-out medium who was sucking up to the current (and eventually murdered) owner of the manor house in hopes my claims of some inheritance from the previous (childless) owner might gain some credence. maeyan was the assistant to the Scotland Yard inspector, disguised as a maid. sarabi was the widow of the foully murdered landowner. *looks at maeyan* I remember who actually dunnit. Really I do. Except for where I don't, besides the fact that it wasn't any of us.

6. Painted the word "George" on the side of my car. Hey, it was her name. Also, it was a 79 station wagon in 1991. That paint may well have been the only thing holding her together.

7. Gone to a college whose central (actually, only) fountain was made in the shape of... a weeping basketball. To commemorate the loss of the entire basketball team for one particular year, in a plane crash. Which has my deepest sympathies, and I'm cool with dedicating the fountain to them, but... a weeping basketball? Only in Indiana.

8. Visited California, but only from the inside of a uterus.

9. Tumbled headfirst sideways down the basement stairs.

10. Pet a stingray.
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beadattitude

2005-02-22 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey! I did one of those! I petted a stingray! Very cool, like thick thick wet velvet.

The weeping basketball makes me feel like I'm going to hell for laughing.

mpoetess

2005-02-22 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey! I did one of those! I petted a stingray! Very cool, like thick thick wet velvet.
Yes - it was weird and nifty and kind of creepy.

The weeping basketball makes me feel like I'm going to hell for laughing.

You and every class since about 1981, I'd wager. (The accident was in 1977, so ruling out the classes that might have known the victims personally.)

(no subject) - beadattitude, 2005-02-22 08:43 am (UTC) (Expand)

Is a picture of the weeping basketball faountain on-line anywhere?

kuzibah

2005-02-22 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)

I mean, it's gotta be, right?

Re: Is a picture of the weeping basketball faountain on-line anywhere?

mpoetess

2005-02-22 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, sure. Here.

Mind you, the fact that it was supposed to be a weeping basketball was possibly student legend; there's nothing in print that says so, afaik.

Ah hahahaha! - kuzibah, 2005-02-22 10:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Ah hahahaha! - mpoetess, 2005-02-22 10:54 am (UTC) (Expand)

kaydee23

2005-02-22 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)

I had a 73 car in 83 named "La Bomba" by my friends. When the naugahyde started coming off the roof (It was yellow with brown leather look) my boyfriend and I used that silver duct tape to secure it. It looked so bombalicious. Also, I fell down a flight of stairs 10 years ago at work, and I caused no harm at all to myself (or anyone else).

We're practically twins.

mpoetess

2005-02-22 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! We used staples to pin up George's interior ceiling lining. That and randomly-placed buttons with clever sayings on them.

thebratqueen

2005-02-22 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

I've pet a sting ray! A baby nurse shark too.

mpoetess

2005-02-22 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yup, I got to pet the sharks too; they were in the same pool as the rays. At SeaWorld.

zortified

2005-02-22 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

I was a pilot, in a murder mystery. Complete with jacket and silk scarf.

Also, I have been petted by an octopus.

mpoetess

2005-02-22 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

How dashing!

The piloting. Not the octopus.

mogigraphia

2005-02-22 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)

I have been in many murder mysteries, including being the murderer. And I solved the murder at least once too. These were large murder mystery RPG parties though, wherein a horde of us take over some poor sod's house, turn up in costume and chew the scenery all night, or sometimes all weekend. They were specially written by us and were often insanely complicated. Fun days. :)

*smooch*

mpoetess

2005-02-22 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mine were both in college; the one I won the prize at was a group that came in for a student activity night. The one I was in was when I was in England, at Harlaxton manor; we built the mystery, such as it was, around the murder of the fake 'new' owner, based vaguely on the actual history of the building.

roseveare

2005-02-22 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Told Gareth Thomas his cabaret performance would've been improved by the unexpected appearance of Brian Blessed.

Hehe! Stunning. :)

mpoetess

2005-02-22 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mind you (even though I still look back on it and cringe) I wasn't as snarky as it sounds; they'd done a final roundup of all the remaining guests who were still backstage at the end of the cabaret event at a con, and sadly Brian had already taken off to go get even more drunk. The last act would've been much more amusing for his presence.

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mpoetess

2005-02-22 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

We're even; I didn't know about the golf tournament.

Hi!

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Re: "most things could be improved by the unexpected appearance of Brian Blessed"

mpoetess

2005-02-23 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)

1. Yes. I will save you a seat.

2. He came to give a reading at UE. I think my entire contact with him was shaking his hand and then sitting about ten places away from him at the after-reading dinner.

icklek

2005-02-23 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)

How exactly does a basketball weep???

mpoetess

2005-02-23 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)


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