I started a cover band with Topher Lin called We Used to Praise God. For each show, we print out the lyrics to our songs into little hymnals, and people sing along to Since U Been Gone, Mrs. Robinson, The Rainbow Connection, etc., etc.
I have free-dived in Thailand, salsa danced with abuelas in Cuba, eaten squirrel-with-fur-on soup and raw mystery bird with a Khmu family in Laos, visited a rock star backstage in Tokyo, won a couple hundred dollars playing baccarat in Macau, and swum with dusky dolphins in New Zealand.
I won an academic award in high school and flew to the White House to meet the president. But he was summoned elsewhere that day, so I shook claws with Vice President Dick Cheney instead.