Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Crowdsourcing my anecdotes!

I'm taking the bus to NYC today for my in-person Jeopardy audition tomorrow. I am anxious about the trip! I am not actually anxious about the audition! I know. I'm a weird kid.

The thing is, with so many things going on in my world lately, I've been blocking out the very existence of this audition. So I'm only now filling out my questionnaire. And I am totally stuck on my anecdotes.

If you watch Jeopardy, you know what I mean. After the first commercial break, Alex talks to each of the contestants about some random thing about their life. I must provide random interesting things.

I must provide random interesting things that are appropriate for network TV. And that are expandable one-liners. The story of the time baby Elayna met Neil Gaiman is hilarious, but too long.

One of the problems with this is that I can't tell what parts of my life are interesting to people who aren't me! I have told any number of stories that I thought were perfectly normal, only to have people go "wait, WHAT?"

If I have ever made you go "wait, WHAT?" tell me now!

What I have so far:

* Award-winning SF/F poet
* BARCC volunteer
* Jumped out of perfectly good airplane for charity

What PG-13 things am I forgetting?
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