I was once invited to play a small pop festival in Sweden. I worked at an astronomical observatory on Nantucket. I've written three novels (none published). I poked Billy Corgan in the eye with a guitar string at an open mic in Chicago. I lost my copy of a Wallace Stevens book in the rain and found it the next day; the cover had been torn off, and the pages were wet, but I nursed it back to health!
Life has a way of repeatedly playing jokes on me, and I have a way of consistently finding them funny.