austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

Tuesday's child is full of grace

A friend was surprised to learn I was a first-born child. He'd had me pegged for sure as a middle child. I had to wonder why ... well, as he understands it, middle-borns tend to be very sociable, get along quickly and well with everyone, and fit easily into any scene. It's still the strangest compliment (I guess it's one) I've ever gotten.

I've got more to talk about, but I think I'll do one of these surveys for fun instead:

  • Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does.
    ``My Son, The Greatest: The Best of Allan Sherman.''
  • Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does.
    After 1903 -- What?, Robert Benchley. While oliver_otter probably has Bil Gilbert's Chulo: A Year Among The Coatimundis I imagine I've got a bunch of books others haven't.
  • Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does.
    Buster Keaton's College.
  • Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has.
    The top of the giant Sentosa Island Merlion.
  • Name a piece of clothing that no-one else on your friends list has.
    One ``I Love My Coatimundis'' T-shirt.
  • Name an occupation that you've had that no-one else on your friends list has had.
    Freelance researcher for a test-prep book publishers. (They gave me topics; I looked up book, magazine, newspaper, or other references; photocopied and mailed them in; they paid me per useful item.)

Trivia: Approximately 75,000 McCormick Reapers were in use in the United States by 1867. Source: The March of Democracy, James Truslow Adams.

Currently Reading: The Rise of the Great Powers 1648-1815, Derek McKay and H.M. Scott.

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