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  1. Walked from one end of Martha's Vineyard to the other in the middle of the night

  2. Rode at the head end of an Amtrak train going 125 mph

  3. Took fifteen years of tap-dancing lessons

  4. Operated a back-hoe Walked 1.5 miles out to the center span of a railroad bridge, on the walkway grating between the two tracks. Two round trips a day. For a couple weeks.

  5. Slid down a 250-foot zipline wearing black leggings, a black shirt, and a black cape

  6. Was told by a professor that my calculus is "elegant" Had my wallet (including passport) stolen in Amsterdam, and then two days later had the cash that was wired to me by my parents stolen out of my pocket (*cries*)

  7. Fell asleep during the final X-Wing scene of A New Hope in the theater, and had a short dream

  8. Won a year's supply of Baby Ruths

  9. Got a 1040 on the SATs in 7th grade  Spent the night on the floor of both Port Authority and Penn Station in New York (on two different occasions) waiting for the first bus/train of the morningWas a Chinese food delivery person for five years

  10. Received a complaint from a neighboring apartment for having too loud sex at 3am (though the letter only mentioned "loud noises and banging on the walls")

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onatopofthings
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Operated a back-hoe
onatopofthings
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
what i meant to say was i've done that one.


littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Right, yes.

Dammit. I had to use another Amtrak one, which seems like a cop-out.
taumeson
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
how often did a train actually use that railroad bridge?
littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
The foreman would get a foul on one track, so we'd know that no trains would come down that track. But they could come down the other one. It was a few years ago so I can't remember how often we'd have to use the rescue bays (8' x 8' platforms hanging off the side of the deck, every 50', on alternate sides), but it wasn't uncommon. But the track was very straight around there, we could see them coming ("Hot rail!") and had plenty of time to head for a rescue bay (preferably on the OTHER side from where the train would be). So . . . I don't know. Every 30 mins? I don't really remember.
prettykate
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
On Valentine's day at like 3am, Nicole and I were dancing around the apartment to Rick James, in these long red feather boas, and a neighbor started freaking the fuck out and screaming at us to turn the fucking music off, and we were HUMILIATED.

Also; I want to see the tap-dancing!
lorigami
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
got #9...
cool =)
(and kinda weird!)
littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Haha, whoa! What were YOU doing taking the SATs in eighth grade? Did you go to nerd camp too??
lorigami
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
actually, it was 7th grade, now that I think harder. I was asked to go to nerd camp (at Duke) but my parents wouldn't let me.
littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're right, 7th grade, because camp was the summer before 8th grade.

I went to the Johns Hopkins nerd camp for four years! I'm a nerd, nerd.
lorigami
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
I really wish I had gotten to go.
qed
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
Wait, was Nerd Camp the one sponsored by Johns Hopkins? Did I ask you this before? I would totally have gone to that, if I had the money. I think it was 7th grade, because I thought the camp was the summer between 7-8 grades.

christy_p
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
i did 9 too...but I can't remember what I scored.
zombiepatrick
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
Number 6.
littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
DAMMIT.
quba
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
As long as we're nit picking, I've done 12. The Port Authority AND Penn Station.
littlewashu
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Man, I figured someone would say that. Damn.

If I come up with any more, they're all going to be Amtrak-related, and that's lame, so I give up.
misterscarecrow
Feb. 24th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Can I have a Baby Ruth?

No?

Okay, that's cool.

...

you Baby Ruth hog, you.
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