January 26th, 2008

lost locke

The Unexpected Letter Blog Game

I've been tagged for a Blog Game by Carissa. Here are the rules for the game from Carissa.

- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Leave a comment on their blog so that their readers can visit yours.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Share the seven (7) most famous or infamous people you have met. Or go with the original 7 weird things about yourself. Or with Sandra's change and list your 7 favorite writing websites. Lots of choices!
- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.
- Include links to their blogs.
- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven famous people I've met (besides SF authors):
- Anna Deavere Smith, actress. She was a teacher when I was a summer student at ACT in San Francisco.
- John DeLancie, who played Q on ST:TNG. I was an extra in "Christine Cromwell", where he was a co-star.
- John Cusack. Another extra situation, for "Fat Man and Little Boy"
- Andre Braugher. In college he was Hamlet, I was Bernardo.
- Andy Rubin, Android CEO. We worked together at Apple.
- Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist. Same dorm at college.
- Steve Capps, old time Apple guy. He worked for Newton, we played basketball together for fun at Apple

Some weird things about me:
- I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 45 seconds.
- I coach middle school math contest teams and I won nationwide math contests in high school.
- I had the lead in a production of "Godspell" in college.
- I owned an original Mac 128K back in 1984.
- I have double-jointed fingers and can do "spider hands" (where I bend the last joint of my fingers).
- I can make my tongue into a "U" (roll my tongue).
- I can type 90 words per minute.

The next seven people (all VP buddies on LJ):
- Chris (ckastens)
- Kim (writerknv)
- Mark (markteppo)
- Julia (quixhobbit)
- Dorothy (dawtheminstrel)
- Pam (topayz4)
- Eric (ecgriffith)
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How did the Writing-A-Lopolis go?

So I said Friday night was going to be a Writing-A-Lopolis. Here's what I accomplished:

- Revised first three scenes of "Seven Drops" and posted to deathless_pose and LJ. This story is at the "needs thought time" stage now.
- Read and critque the four stories at deathless_pose for last week's prompt "waiting it out".
- Blog posts on: 3000 Calories in a Day; review of latest "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles"; and the Unexpected Letter Blog Game
- Some initial planning of writing activities for the rest of the month and into February.
- Drank two glasses of wine.
- Watched "Shaun of the Dead". Funny, that, then got all touching and gruesome at the end.

Not too bad. I didn't quite get to reading Coyote Wild and picking something to submit. But that can be this afternoon.