Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Ten things

... that I have done (or had done to me) and you probably haven't:
I can claim a couple of Simon's ten as well ;-)

- I'm certainly not the only person to have hair extensions, but I might be the only person to have gone to a business meeting with Microsoft with hair extensions judging by the enthusiastic curiosity that greeted them

- interviewed Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds and Donna Dubinsky - not all at the same time! (And Niklas Zennstrom of Skype last week; they're going to be as big as Apple soon at this rate).

- had a photographer reduced to tears by Terry Pratchett's enthusiastic refusal to take off his hat for a photo

- reconstructed an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson entirely from memory in a semi-fugue state after the tape failed

- taken tea with Charles de Lint

- rubbed Ponds Cocoa Butter After-Sun Lotion onto Neil Gaiman's (sunburned) back

- proofread scripts and pages for Bryan Talbot's award-winning comics

- been stopped by Red Army soldiers for playing ice football in Red Square at midnight

- impersonated Dr Watson, Mrs Peel, Dana Sculley, Bonnie Langford, Kiri Te Kanawa and every member of the Village People except the one in the leather jacket in the Rants & Raves videos with Huw Collingbourne (some of that might end up at at some point).

- proposed marraige on a BlackBerry
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