Ha ha, now that song is stuck in your head, too.
Speaking of stuck, I just spent the morning writing about bioethics, and now I’m good and ready for something different. I love this game that’s going around Facebook:
What’s something you’ve done that you’re reasonably confident you’re the only person on my friends list who has done it?
I’m probably the only person reading this who . . .
threw up on live radio while talking about the moral obligation to vaccinate.
wrote a book that appeared on not one but two lists of worst book covers of the year and also briefly outsold the pope’s newest book on Amazon.
shook hands, at age fourteen, with the brother of my super super crush, Jack Kemp *swoon*.
wrote a letter of complaint to the authors of a book of movie reviews deploring the overuse of the word “swashbuckling” in reference to Erroll Flynn.
convinced my tenth-grade psychology class, including the teacher, that our mailman had had a nervous breakdown and become convinced he was actually a penguin, and that the post office didn’t intervene until he became too forceful in his demands for raw fish.
ate so many Hot Tamale candies while working as a carpet shampoo telemarketer that I briefly thought I had colon cancer.
spray painted bagels gold on two separate occasions, once for a wedding anniversary, and once for a LOTR-themed birthday party.
shook hands with the governor for my award-winning limerick about photosynthesis..
was blacklisted by Tito Edwards for posting a photo of a potato.
came within inches of presenting my book to the bishop of Vermont at a confirmation, only to realize that I had already inscribed it to the bishop of New Hampshire at the last confirmation, but then chickened out and brought it home again.
followed a chicken truck all the way to the wrong orthodontist.
How about you? You seem pretty unlikely to me. What have you done that no one else reading this has probably done? Being able to recite all the Melissa Etheridge lyrics doesn’t count.