Ten things I've done that you probably haven't:
- Bowled a 200 at the bowling alley in El Unicentro, Bogota, Colombia.
- Escorted an attractive female impersonator to the Gay Ball in Chicago. (S/he was a friend of a friend whose date cancelled at the last minute.)
- Participated in a protest against the way that Iranian students were reacting to news about Jimmy Carter's hostage crisis. (I was a grad student at Roosevelt University in 1979, just after the hostages were taken; my Iranian fellow students thought the whole hostage-taking was hilarious.)
- Marched with a pipe band in a ticker-tape parade honoring the first space shuttle astronauts.
- Urinated in the middle of an Interstate highway. (I-90, somewhere between Sioux Falls and Pierre, SD, one fine Sunday afternoon.)
- Was victim of a major crime in a foreign country. (My laptop and passport were stolen from the Dun and Bradstreet office in Toronto, Canada.)
- Stayed in five different Midwestern cities on five successive nights. This also included seven different flights on three different airlines.
- Spent at least one day in 31 different states and six countries (on four different continents) different from my own.
- Awakened in a hotel room with no clue as to how I got there.
- Gained recognition as the top student in Production and Operations Management at Loyola University. (1978)
Incidentally, next week I'll be able to add something else to the list: Led a training class for a student in Japan from my office at home via VoIP. Let me tell you something: VoIP is about the coolest thing that I've had the pleasure of playing with. The guy I was talking to (who will be taking my class next week) sounded like he was sitting right beside me. Is that cool, or what?