Ten things I’ve done that you probably haven’t

Riffing off John Scalzi‘s and Mary Robinette Kowal‘s posts of a similar vain, here are ten things I’ve done that you probably haven’t:

  1. Piloted an airplane myself with no one else onboard
  2. Worked for the same company for more than 16 years
  3. Driven past Harlan Ellison’s house dozens of times before I ever realized it was his house
  4. Had Ray Bradbury wish me a Merry Christmas at Dangerous Visions in Sherman Oaks
  5. Had a letter to the editor published in the national edition of the New York Times
  6. Lived in the same neighborhood as Mike Farrell (B.J Honeycutt from M*A*S*H)
  7. Interviewed twice for television news, once for a local FOX station in L.A., and once for FOX News Channel
  8. Followed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s airplane in for a landing at Van Nuys airport
  9. Snorkeled with giant sea turtles off the northern shore of K’auai
  10. Had dinner with Robert J. Sawyer, David B. Coe and a bunch of other writers at the very first convention I ever attended

Happy new year!

One comment

  1. You forgot #11 – had my entire freezer stuffed with nothing but Stouffer’s Lasagna.

    And I actually have also done #7, just not for the same stations.


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