a game! my kingdom for a game!
the basic idea of this game is to tell people 5 things about yourself that they didn't likely know, then tag 5 other people (or in this case, 5 bloggers) and see how far the meme progresses.
- i had a terrific crush on my 1st grade teacher, and wrote her a letter almost every day at lunchtime. apparently my steadfast puppy love paid off: more than thirty years & thousands of kids later, i went back home to speak at her retirement party... where she maintained i had always been her favorite student. i swear, there were witnesses.
- when i was ten, i won a donut-eating contest held in my hometown (i'm king of the world!). however while attempting to defend my title the following year, i threw up onstage in front of family & friends, and lost horribly to the smug, pudgy-cheeked mountain of a boy sitting next to me. i cried like a baby. it was devastating.
- altho i was 'gifted' (translation: geek) i never graduated from high school. in college, i was placed on academic probation a few times. one semester i managed to "hit for the cycle": i got one A, one B, one C, one D, & one F. i got the F for (among other things) sleeping thru a final exam. the A was actually an A+ in Pascal, a programming class which i enjoyed tremendously. in fact, i felt so confident about my programming skillz i took the final exam completely stoned... and aced it. after getting my shit somewhat together, i did manage to make the dean's list before i graduated from JHU. whew.
- once on a dare, i tried to get several hundred people to get up & start dancing at a Neville Brothers concert in Vegas (my wife Saya was playing backup keyboards with them at the time). after failing miserably to get someone to join me, i said WTF and decided to dance all by myself at the front of the stage. security almost tried to remove me, however the crowd cheered me on, and by the end of the song they gave both me & the Nevilles a standing ovation. To this day, the Neville Brothers refer to me as Dancin' Dave McClure.
- a few weeks ago in San Francisco City Hall, i was able to get ~500 people to do the "wave"... three times, no less. completely spontaneous and unrehearsed. i swear, there were witnesses.
okay, now i'm tagging 5 other bloggers:
you're it. now tell us your story!