1. I injected 9 fish with hormones today to help them have sex, which I could list all the different animals I've helped to have sex, plus all the different sorts of biology jobs I've had (such as "plankton sorter" or "otolith remover").
2. I've been to Saudi Arabia four times
3. I've fallen out of four vehicles during accidents or while in motion at decent speeds.
4. I petted wild coyotes and racoons in the forest.
5. I caught a cottonmouth water moccasin when I was 12, and brought it home to keep it for a pet. My parents wouldn't let me keep it.
6. I sat on front porch smoking cigarettes during Katrina and watched the water rise (not in the most intense zone).
7. I've been declared insane by a court. Eh, I was depressed.
8. I petted a manatee and sharks and stuff.
9. I've caught cuttlefish with my bare hands.
10. I got paralyzed by a rabbit fish, and had to swim back to shore with one side not working well.
11. I sneak down on top of barracuda and grab their tail. I've caught a moray eel.
12. I've calmed a violent horse by whispering.
13. I'm an Eagle Scout.
14. I was salutatorian of my high school out of 371 students.
15. I won the Woodmen of the World Award for American History at my high school
16. I had an appointment to the US Coast Guard Academy, but I resigned after 14 days.
17. I worked for the largest fish farm in America
18. I paid exactly $500 each for my pick up and minivan. I'm like Rainman. I think all cars should cost about $500.
19. I did prison ministry
20. I worked for 5 months at L'Arche
21. I was a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow
22. I rescued a boy from drowning
23. I held someone at gunpoint (an adult who had had sex with my sister who was 14 at the time)
24. Technically, I've had two guns drawn on me, and two knives, but one of the knife guys was too drunk to be serious
25. I met the third Doctor Who.
26. I was in Boy's State, and met the govener of my state at the time. I don't even remember who he was...but I did meet him.
27. I went out with both gay men and with women.
28. I'm a 40 year old virgin
29. I've walked naked through a waterfall and a Christian retreat
30. I've visited girl scout camp as a boy.
31. I used to catch black widow spiders, cut their fangs out, and take them around showing them to people.
32. I used to put lizards on my ears when I was a child then go talk to people like everything was normal.
33. I rode a camel.
34. My father never said anything positive to me until I was 28.
35. I played a witchdoctor in a play a state Spanish convention in high school. We won.
36. When I was 17, I'd convince restaraunts that I was 21, but I left my wallet at the hotel so I could order wine.
37. My plankton sorter job was on the college campus when I was a senior in high school.
38. I found the job on campus because I met some college biology students camping the woods and got drunk with them.
1. I am a firefighter and deputy jailer
2. Completed course FIF 100 (first one in the nation)
3. used an oxygen mask on a dog, after finding her in a burning building and nursing her back to health.
4. tasered and pepper sprayed some at the same
5. saved someone after a car crash.
6. played in a bouncy castle maze with 25 other grown men (100% platonically)
7. arrested someone
8. had lunch with a judge.
"I put the fires out."
"you made them worse."