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Baa baa, meme sheep.... [Feb. 24th, 2005|10:17 am]
Zoethe
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I resisted the Hundred Things You Should Know About Me, but this one I'll do, mostly because it's so much shorter

Ten Things I've Done That Most of You Haven't

1. Ridden in the basket of a dog sled
2. Telemark skied
3. Been the "designated buddy" of a friend's 8-year-old daughter so she could attend her baby sister's birth
4. Canoed two wild rivers above the Arctic Circle
5. Almost been intentionally drown by a complete stranger - who didn't really mean any harm
6. Ridden on a float in a parade
7. Made over 100 quilts
8. Driven from Alaska to Ohio in a U-Haul
9. Spent a week on a houseboat on Lake Powell
10. Gone back to law school after the age of 40
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2005-02-24 03:21 pm (UTC)
I've been in a parade on a float (a couple of times), and marched in parades (multiple times for middle & high school band). :D Yeah yeah, I know, it's 'most of you', I'm just bored and thought I'd chuck in my tuppence worth. ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 03:25 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm sort of looking forward to the, "oh, I've done that!" chiming-in. It's fun to find people who have shared those quirky moments.
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2005-02-24 03:38 pm (UTC)
Some of the people on my friends list I've known long enough that they were probably THERE when said events happened. My life's not dull, but still. It's making my list making a bit difficult. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2005-02-25 05:51 pm (UTC)
I've ridden on a float in a parade before. . .at least twice.

Oh, yeah, I live in Louisiana. . .parade central!

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, but marching is not the same as riding on a float! [g]
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[User Picture]From: celticdragonfly
2005-02-24 03:53 pm (UTC)
I was on a float in a Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge (the second best poor relative of parades!), as a child in Girl Scouts. I was dressed up as the Blue Fairy, with wings and a wand and boots. I remember it fondly.

Tell me about making over 100 quilts? I'd like to learn to just make one!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:07 pm (UTC)
When we lived in Fairbanks, I was very involved with the quilter's guild there and did a lot of quilting. I made them as wedding presents and baby presents, and for assorted charitable purposes. Mostly by machine, though I did do some handwork. I was most famous, though, for the fact that I would play with fabric and make tops just for the joy of seeing how colors went together, and then give them away because I didn't want to be bothered finishing them. A number were wall-sized, but most were at least generous-sized baby blankets, and lots of bed-sized ones. It was fun; I just don't have time now.
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[User Picture]From: just_carrie
2005-02-24 03:58 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, that whole going to law school after forty thing makes you my guy's hero. He is 36 and is getting ready to take his LSATS. He thought he was "too old."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:07 pm (UTC)
Good for him! Glad I could inspire!!
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2005-02-25 04:41 am (UTC)
My dad went back to law school at *counts backwards* 42, I think. He graduated almost 2 years ago and is doing quite well now.

I have ridden on a parade float. It was actually in my sister's honor; she was a finalist in History Day or something of that ilk, and all the finalists got to ride on the float, and they could take family members, so I went with her. It wasn't much of a float, just a cart in the manner of a hayride but without hay. But we got a nice ride.
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[User Picture]From: demiurgent
2005-02-24 04:00 pm (UTC)
I did the Lake Powell houseboat! It rocked! We'd sleep on the roof and stare up at the stars looking for satellites -- that's how clear it was! And the rock formations coming out of the water... oh, Jesus, the rock formations. They looked like Giants slumbered and soil settled over them...

*cough* um... that's more than you wanted in a comment, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
No, that's fine! It was one of my very favorite trips, and I hope to get a chance to repeat the experience someday.
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[User Picture]From: blergeatkitty
2005-02-24 04:00 pm (UTC)
I've ridden on a float in a parade...but I was like six at the time and it wasn't a very big parade.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:09 pm (UTC)
Believe me, mine was no Rose Bowl, either. [g]
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2005-02-24 04:13 pm (UTC)
I've ridden in the basket of a dog sled. What a wild trip!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'nit fun? So quiet, and so fast!
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2005-02-24 04:15 pm (UTC)
It was like a rollercoaster, only without the rails. And quiet, once the dogs got over being excited.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 04:17 pm (UTC)
Once they are running, the silence is amazing. We used to cross-country ski in an area that crossed the dogsled trails, and you really had to stop and look both ways because you couldn't hear them at all, but - whoosh! - they would fly by fast!
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[User Picture]From: monkeycid
2005-02-24 09:17 pm (UTC)
So have I. I've also *driven* a dog sled (albeit with supervision). It's cool :)
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[User Picture]From: gailg
2005-02-24 05:58 pm (UTC)
Well, I started law school at 40, so I can finally chime in on someone's list (I haven't made mine yet.) Then again, I'm not sure this is all that rare. There are quite a few 1Ls here at L&C that are over 40.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-24 06:31 pm (UTC)
Not all that rare, but the standard is "most of you," which implies that it is my readership, not the world in general, to which the list is directed.

Which is way more lawyerly than I meant it to be. Oh, the irony!
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-02-25 02:09 pm (UTC)
And, to be fair, it would be almost impossible for you to be the only one on your friends list, simply because other older law school students tend to bond together. I know a few people who have friended you because you're one of them.
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[User Picture]From: undertheivy99
2005-02-24 06:36 pm (UTC)

Number 5?

Number five...he tried to drown you but meant no harm?!?!
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[User Picture]From: moon_ferret
2005-02-25 03:48 am (UTC)

Re: Number 5?

I was thinking the same thing. I really want to hear about that one...
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[User Picture]From: violacat
2005-02-25 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Number 5?

I'll third this request...
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From: elmundobueno
2005-02-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
Most of those I haven't come anywhere near to doing. But I have ridden on a float in a parade a few times. I've got the nice little wave down pat.
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[User Picture]From: his_angel
2005-02-24 08:02 pm (UTC)
I rode on some floats in high school. Though I usually helped make them too. Mostly school groups like Students Against Drunk Driving, Future Business Leaders of America, and such.

I drove from Wisconsin to Texas in a UHaul. Granted not the same as Alaska to Ohio but still a longish drive.

Sounds like you've done many exciting things!!

His ~angel~
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From: ____firewater
2005-02-24 08:55 pm (UTC)
Aww, I want to be a designated buddy!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-25 01:46 am (UTC)
It was very, very cool.
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2005-02-24 09:34 pm (UTC)
I actually have ridden on a float too! Cool!
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[User Picture]From: bbwoof
2005-02-24 09:48 pm (UTC)

Don't Get Distracted While Reading!

On first glance, I thought I saw "Driven from Alaska to Oahu in a U-Haul". I raised one eyebrow, thought that this was certainly unique, and then read the item again. What a disappointment!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-25 01:47 am (UTC)

Re: Don't Get Distracted While Reading!

I kept the speed up real high. We hydroplaned the entire way.

[g]
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-02-25 02:08 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm only one of ten. Boo!

We need more life experiences.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-25 02:31 pm (UTC)
We've done things, but they haven't been things that other people haven't done.
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