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I meet interesting people.

I find that what people are reading makes a *great* conversation starter. I see more people on the T reading GRRM nowadays, but I still see tonnes of people reading HP, and it's always an easy opening line.

Sometimes the universe steps in to make the weirdnesses work some pretty amazing magic, though.

- At the airport the weekend I flew to Pittsburgh, I couldn't find a seat at my gate where I could charge my phone. So I went a gate down, and someone sat across from me and pulled out reading "A Game of Thrones" and she was also wearing shoes that looked almost like ghillies. We started talking... [ profile] elements, turns out she went to college with you!

- This afternoon I missed my train and had to wait for the next. But once it came, I got on and I saw one woman reading "A Storm of Swords" and we only barely spoke. But then I heard some college kids talking about HP - well, fangirling Dan Radcliffe and talking about characters (Ginny, etc.), and I dug out an Ascendio card. At least one of them is a Communications major and is a huge HP fan and I apparently "Made her Year" because she did not know what HP conventions existed. And I recommended she talk to her advisor about getting credit for going - and also that she check out the CFP since a proposal that gets accepted would look good on her post-college resume.

- Last night, slightly different situation, but I was at a Weird-Ass Joe's in Acton (the only restaurant, apparently, on 27 in Acton), and I drove up and down looking for something a little less expensive. But by the time I decided Joe's was my only option, didn't have time to do anything but sit at the bar. Another woman came in around the same time and asked if the seat next to me was free, which it was. I then asked her (after ordering) if she would mind watching my stuff while I went back to the car, because I'd forgotten my script to read during dinner. Well, as a result, we struck up a conversation. She's a trademark and IP lawyer who lives in Lowell and she's a hockey fan.... We had a great conversation that made both our meals much more pleasant. But if I hadn't spent a few minutes looking for the (non-existent) Friendly's I wouldn't have met her.

Weird, random, awesome encounters.

Oh, and WHY does the NHLN lose its feed every hour on the hour? Cut out - no lie - 42 seconds before the end of the game! (We won anyway.)
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Okay, so I haven't posted in forever, I know. Are you really surprised?

But I had such a weird and random day today I just had to share. But I'll cut for the disinterested. )

So, yeah. Welcome to my world of Random. Only in my life would missing a bus (twice) and forgetting my phone and my hat and everything else today LEAD me to a serpendipitous discovery of Potter activity. Yeah.
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And of course, I was pretty much ignoring LJ all weekend.

I was at skip=540. Yeah.

Anyway, [ profile] ficwriter1966 tagged me:

Rules: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.

Hm. I did one of these recently-ish. But okay, here goes:

1. I don't use a top sheet on my bed. I have an acrylic blanket that I've used since I was in high school, and I wash it as-needed, but sheets just wind up bunched around my neck.

2. I'm also an untuck monster. And the bedding isn't comfortable until it's been left unmade for at least three days.

3. I've used construction and/or steel-toed boots as winter boots since I was in college. Generally boys' as they're roomy enough for rag wool socks. I LOVE boots, but my calves are too thick for the cut of the shank on most women's boots.

4. I totally don't wash my dishes until the sink is overflowing or the dish I want to use is dirty and I need it.

5. I know I've used this one before, but: There's a soundtrack running in my head 24/7 and it's on random access. The slightest trigger can make me spontaneously break into snatches of song. Also, as proved at last night's holiday party, I know every song ever. ;^D No, not really. It just seems like it.

6. I'm a complete clothes horse, but if I had any say about it, I'd wear jeans and t-shirts pretty much all the time.

7. I have absolutely no idea what to write for today's Monday Meta over at [ profile] wee_chesters. Oh, that's not a habit? meh. It's a little known fact. Deal.

8. I've never held a job that took as many hours in the day as I had to log. No matter what the job I've had, I've generally always been able to keep my work up to date and still have time for (sometimes lots of) personal stuff, like checking email, reading and writing fic, and oh, yeah, LJ memes. (This job may be changing that!)

9. I can write without looking at the paper. Picked this skill up from a drama teacher in college (Yes, some of you probably know who!) and find it incredibly useful. Except for when I occasionally write all on the same line. Oops.

10. Not little known, but I'm a horrible correspondent. I just suck at returning emails, phone calls, etc. Holiday cards? Forget it.

10A. I'm really good at putting things down. As in, when I'm supposed to pass something on, like a cloven fruit or tagging other people? I put the thing down. And then I don't necessarily remember where I left it.

In other words, if you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.


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