June 16, 2005

Ten Things

This meme is a little worse for wear, but here are ten things I've done that you probably haven't:

1. Encountered a bear up close and personal in Glacier National Park. Did I mention we were a two-day hike from the nearest gravel road?

2. Climbed Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finished the evening with a few pints at the Wasdale Head Inn afterwards.

3. Broke my big toe playing ping pong.

4. Hiked through the base of Little River Canyon in July (aka Bruce Martin's Death March).

5. Climbed Diamond Head on Oahu.

6. Attended Bear Bryant's last football game, the 1982 Liberty Bowl.

7. Hit a golf ball 360 yards, legitimately.

8. Won the College Bowl at my University.

9. Shook hands with Jack Nicklaus.

10. Listened to a customer admit that the biggest mistake he ever made was not accepting my proposal for a solution we offered him for $250,000 that I estimate instead cost perhaps $50,000,000 over the next 10 years. And that's all I have to say about that.

Posted by Charles Austin at June 16, 2005 04:07 PM

I've done #4 (though not in July) and #6. I almost did #7 (330 yards), but I had a strong tailwind.

Posted by: Jon at 06:35 PM

Then you remember the late hits that sent Tony Eason out of the game three times, following which his backup came in a threw three passes -- al of which were intercepted, leading to a 21-16 Alabama victory. It sure seemed at the time that there was no way Alabama was going to be allowed to lose that game. Sigh.

I've got four or five more "unique" things in reserve if I need to tap into them.

Posted by: charles austin at 08:30 AM