March 9th, 2005

Meme Sheep

10 Things You Probably Haven't Done

Sorry this went up so late today, but I was in no mood to write before bed last night. This has been a very hard list for me to compile, because I run with such a crowd of exceptional people, and I really am more of a popularizer and a documenter than an innovator. Still, here are ten things that I've done in my life that you probably haven't:
  1. I was the first person to be photographed nude for an article in St. Louis magazine.

  2. I've been a fringe member of two groups labeled as terrorist by the FBI.

  3. I've been to all of the following at least once: the Rainbow Festival, the Starwood Festival, the Free Spirit Festival, Elf Fest, Burning Man, the World Science Fiction Convention, and the Pennsic War.

  4. I've survived an attempted murder, by a gang, by playing dead early in the attack.

  5. I've taken MDMA ("Ecstasy") only once in my life -- the week before it was made illegal.

  6. I won 3rd place in the first (and as far as I know, only?) St. Louis Post Dispatch "Best of the St. Louis Web" contest.

  7. I accidentally snubbed Sun Ra at a party.

  8. I once played trombone on stage with the Swinging Love Corpses, and I rocked and the crowd loved me, even though I'd never played trombone (or any other instrument) before in my life.

  9. I've had a hostile drunk ask me at one of my own parties, "Who the hell are you?"

  10. I've woken up in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. Many times. On purpose. In my own bed.