I’m late to the game, but I’ll play this one. EveTushnet asks me to name Ten Things I’ve Done that You Probably Haven’t. I’m just a young man, so it’s hard for me to compete with Terry at About Last Night:
Stood outside and watched a tornado pass overhead.
Accidently ran with the bulls in Spain.
Tracked down the former Vice-President of Peru from his exile in Chile.
Went on a couple of dates with a woman introduced to me by Mo Tucker, drummer for the Velvet Underground.
During my lunch break as a temp, executed a half million dollars in stock trades on my cell phone.
Drank a few rounds of Cognac with Ana María Matute, writer and member of the Spanish Royal Academy.
Got paid on a regular basis to eat at restaurants.
Edited the words of William Gaddis and Evan Boland.
Spent an afternoon showing Valery Ponomarev, trumpeter for Art Blakey and inspiration for the film Moscow on the Hudson, around Salamanca, Spain.
Was a poorly paid functionary of the French state with great benefits.
If you’re interested, I could elaborate in the comments on any item above. Other lists can be found here, here, and here.
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