6 Unusual Things That Have Happened to Me

1. I had two cars die while driving, resulting in tows of over 100 miles . . . in the same summer. One died around 150 miles North of Fairbanks, AK. The other near Denali National Park.
2. I went tanning in a tanning bed. The first and only time I did it, I ended up with red stripes on my back like the American flag. It was very relaxing until the burn set in over night. I still have two more free tans at that place in Green Bay.
3. I flew a Douglas DC-3 North of the Arctic Circle. No take-offs or landings. But I did bank my way between light clouds on a mostly sunny summer day.

The Hand4. I was the photographer for a photo shoot of two men in jock straps. The outtakes were awesome. The expressions on the faces on the photo developers were even better.

5. I helped edit a book for a guy I had never met or even spoken on the phone with. We met on a stock message board, had a common interest in Google, and we clicked. Carly thinks it’s strange that I have “online friends” but I wouldn’t be writing this right now if I hadn’t been tagged by an “online friend” I hope to meet sometime over a Reuben Sandwich.
6. I invited an Internet porn star into my apartment. I used to live on Excelsior Blvd. in Minneapolis near the Whole Foods. One night, I swung down to pick up the mail at the front of the building and noticed a woman standing in the entryway. I let her in, only to find out that she didn’t live in the building (security breach). She seems like a total character so I invited her up to the apartment I shared with a friend, Ben. Ben was surfing the web when we entered the apartment. I grabbed beers for all of us and she started talking to Ben about how she had a web site. Ben looked it up, and sure enough, she had her own porn site. She wasn’t exactly attractive. Eventually, I went to bed, leaving Ben to deal with the porn “star.” He decided to drive her home, but she was having a hard time remembering where she lived so it took a looooong time while I was cutting zzzzz’s. I believe this was on a Monday night. Moral: don’t bring porn “stars” home.

Time to tag some other folks: Kenneth, Mike, and Tim. Let’s see what’s unusual in your past.

Kyle Cannon – Friend, Runner, Patriot

I’d just like to point out that my friend Kyle Cannon is not . . .

While he isn’t any of those things, he’s still a good person, has done a few things in life, and looks something like this:

Kyle Cannon

I’m Big in Cooper

Yet another link pick-up for The Deets. This time from fellow Cooper neighborhood resident and blogger, Aaron Landry. Aaron documents goings on by moblogging with his hiptop.

Aaron does a great job aggregating 3rd party site content onto his blog. He’s pulling in events he’s going to attend from Upcoming, bookmarks from del.icio.us, dodgeball checkin history, last.fm listening log, and his Flickr photo feed. Very cool. That’s an awesome way to create fresh content for your blog by just doing your thang.

If you don’t happen to be familiar with the Cooper neighborhood, you can read all about it on the Wikipedia page about Cooper I started.

Pre-BenCredible Ben at Yahoo HQ

BenCredible, originally uploaded by edkohler.

This is a shot of Ben at Yahoo’s HQ yesterday only hours before the site BenCredible came to life. Notice the melancholy expression on his face. Times and psychological states quickly changed when BenCredible came to life.

While I previously described BenCredible as the worst blog on the internet, times have changed. Ben now has three posts and grand plans to move away from the default template.

Worst Blog I’ve Ever Seen

A friend tipped me off to a new blog called BenCredible tonight. I’ve seen a lot of blogs in my day and I can say in all seriousness that this blog is quite possibly the worst blog on the Interwebnetthing. Frankly, Google’s robot would projectile puke molten silicon if it accidentally stumbled upon this waste of bits and bandwidth.

Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh, considering the site has been live for five minutes and the Colbert Report keeps distractive Ben’s attempt to publish his first post.

Good luck moving away from the default theme, Mr. Higginbotham.