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10 things meme

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

1. Walked down a sewer pipe in New York City

2. Been in two accidents where the car flipped over (once driving, once in the death seat), and walked away from both without a scratch

3. Threw up in Bill Maher's basement

4. Almost set the bishop on fire with runaway charcoal from an incense burner

5. Shook hands with Tony Orlando and Dawn

6. Been gay, then ex-gay, then ex-ex-gay

7. Got picked on by Peter, Paul and Mary from the stage at a concert (I was in the second row)

8. Got totally drunk finishing up the wine after a big communion service

9. Played Seven Bridges Road on the guitar, then stripped naked and sat in a sweat lodge

10. Married my brother and my husband's sister (not at the same time)


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 23rd, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
You married your brother AND your sister-in-law AND your husband? And no divorce? Polygamist!
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
As Dorothy Parker once quoted,

Hoggimus, higgimus, men are polygamous
Higgimus hoggimus, women monogamous.
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Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
Sex in the confessional....looky here
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
I did #1. I can't even imagine ever doing it again, but I did. Ew.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Going to the treatment plant to draw samples was worse. Imagine the raw sewage from all of the western half of Brooklyn, right in the same room with you, and you having to dip ladlefuls out and pour it into specimen jars. I did it every day, and never got used to the smell.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
You met Tony Orlando and Dawn!!! Cool!
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
My mother and sister were swooning. I was too--I thought he was pretty damn hot, with that mustache and all.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)

I *have* nearly set a bishop on fire with a wayward thurible ...

and, I've also been drunk on communion wine ... I am a bad, bad boy.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
That only happened to me with my first Communion (g)
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
you were just drunk on Jesus!
Feb. 23rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
I guess that's what they call it.
Feb. 24th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Just ask Michael Jackson
Jesus Juice!
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
This was on Christmas Eve, everyone in full regalia. I was Deacon of the Mass, and I'm always dangerous with a thurible, but especially so that night, since it was my first Big One at the Cathedral...

At the installation of a rector, the same bishop told me to drink all the leftover wine after finishing ablutions. I was newly ordained, so I just did what he said. The other deacon later told me I should have poured it down the piscina in the sacristy. I had to be driven home.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I can't believe you.

I'm surprised you didn't warn another priest with a thurible: “Darling, your purse is on fire.”
Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
"Almost set the bishop on fire with runaway charcoal from an incense burner"

Do you want to try that one again with the Pope???
Feb. 23rd, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
This time I won't miss!!!
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