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

Riffing off John Scalzi‘s and Mary Robinette Kowal‘s posts of a similar vain, here are ten things I’ve done that you probably haven’t:

  1. Piloted an airplane myself with no one else onboard
  2. Worked for the same company for more than 16 years
  3. Driven past Harlan Ellison’s house dozens of times before I ever realized it was his house
  4. Had Ray Bradbury wish me a Merry Christmas at Dangerous Visions in Sherman Oaks
  5. Had a letter to the editor published in the national edition of the New York Times
  6. Lived in the same neighborhood as Mike Farrell (B.J Honeycutt from M*A*S*H)
  7. Interviewed twice for television news, once for a local FOX station in L.A., and once for FOX News Channel
  8. Followed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s airplane in for a landing at Van Nuys airport
  9. Snorkeled with giant sea turtles off the northern shore of K’auai
  10. Had dinner with Robert J. Sawyer, David B. Coe and a bunch of other writers at the very first convention I ever attended

Happy new year!

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

One reply on “Ten things I’ve done that you probably haven’t”

  1. You forgot #11 – had my entire freezer stuffed with nothing but Stouffer’s Lasagna.

    And I actually have also done #7, just not for the same stations.

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