Borrowed from Almost 30, another Portlander's blog.
Snuck out of the house – Only out of Lonny's house. And Paul's house. And Aaron's house. All in junior high.
Gotten lost in your city - Never really "lost" lost. Just a little turned-around.
Seen a shooting star – Every summer. And a couple months ago, I saw that meteor crash.
Been to any other countries besides the United States – Unfortunately, no. Hopefully soon.
Had a serious surgery – No.
Gone out in public in your pajamas – Are you crazy? Are you out of your mind?
Kissed a stranger – No.
Hugged a stranger – I don't think so...
Been in a fist fight – Fight? No. Gotten beat up? Yes. Numerous times. Thanks, big brother.
Been arrested – Never.
Laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose – Yes, it's something I've been practicing.
Pushed all the buttons on an elevator – Totally. It's great fun.
Swore at your parents – Not to their faces.
Been in love – Currently.
Been close to love – Who can say? What is love anyway?
Been to a casino – Never.
Been skydiving - No, it's a complete waste of money and time. I have no sympathy for people who get in skydiving accidents.
Skinny-dipped – Regularly when I worked at summer camp. Every Sunday night, we had The BBC - Bare Butt Club.
Skipped school – Yeah, classes, not whole actual days, though.
Seen a therapist - Of course. Best money spent ever.
Done the splits - No, I'm a man.
Played spin the bottle – Yeah, but everybody was too shy to do any make-outs.
Gotten stitches – Yeah, about an inch of them on my forehead. Thanks again, big brother.
Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour – Never. I’d rather die.
Bitten someone – Yes, out of love, not anger.
Been to Niagara Falls – No. It's a bunch of water right? Naboo has much more life-like waterfalls.
Gotten the chicken pox – Yeah, when I was like 6 or 7.
Kissed a member of the opposite sex – Regularly, beginning at age 17.
Crashed into a friend's car – No, unless by “into a friend’s car” you mean “into a brick wall, 3 days after getting your driver’s license”, in which case the answer is yes.
Been to Japan – No, nor have I been to France. And I never seen the queen in her damned undies, either.
Ridden in a taxi – No, a gentleman doesn’t ride in taxis; a gentleman is sober.
Been dumped – A few times. Thanks, Kyla L. and Kathie M.
Shoplifted – No, but me and Paul and Angel thought it was funny to pretend to steal candy, and that got us kicked out of at least one, but maybe 2 quickee marts.
Been fired – No, a gentleman doesn’t get fired.
Had a crush on someone of the same sex – I suppose so. Isn’t everyone part gay at one time or another.
Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back – The story of my life. “Mom, Dad – I really like you guys” “Shut up boy! Go to your room! Remember what we told you about having emotions!”
Gone on a blind date – Once, but it was a double date. We were set up by some mutual friends. We saw “Air Force One” at the old Eastgate Theater.
Lied to a friend – When people say, “How’s it going?”, I always say, “Pretty good”, when the truthful answer is more like “I’m depressed for no reason, so I won’t tell you.”
Had a crush on a teacher – The substitute we had in electrical shop my sophomore year. The room was electric! With crushes!
Celebrated Mardi-Gras in New Orleans – I’d rather die.
Been to Europe - Not yet. I believe I already covered this in another question. This feels a bit impersonal. Whose asking these questions, anyway?
Slept with a co-worker – Well, I did some temp work at my wife’s old job, so technically yes.
Been married – Once.
Gotten divorced - Never and I don't plan on it.
Had children – No, that’s scientifically impossible, since I was born with boy-bits, not girl-bits.
Seen someone die – Not at the moment of her death, no.
Had a close friend die – A close friend from high school died last fall in Iraq, but we had totally lost touch with other.
Been to Africa – I’d rather die.
Driven over 400 miles in one day – San Diego to Portland, shortly after 9/11. Got ticketed for going 97 in a 65. I tried to explain that the cruise control wouldn’t work for speeds over 100, but it didn’t help.
Been on a plane – Yes, it’s terrifying.
Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show – I’d rather die.
Thrown up in a bar – No, that’s so passé.
Purposely set a part of myself on fire – Not quite, but I did the old “lighter with a can of Aqua Net spraying into it” flamethrower routine. This was also at summer camp.
Eaten Sushi – A couple times. Eh.
Been skiing/snowboarding – Again, I’d rather die. Although M has a cousin who's husband teaches EXTREME sports. And the cousin is no couch potato.
Met someone in person from the internet – No.
Lost a child - Never accidently.
Gone to college – I was just there today, in fact!
Graduated college – Well, I got an Ass. Degree, now I’m attempting to get my BA Degree.
Fired a gun – No, man. This is 2005. Who uses guns anymore?
Purposely hurt yourself – Absolutely. Regularly, during The Great Depression, aka 1997-1998.
Taken painkillers – Yeah, but not prescription kind, though.