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Odd coincidences - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
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Odd coincidences
Jason Kottke, mad proprieter of kottke.org, is nine months older than me. (And two days older than Jason Wessel, though unlike Wessel, appears to have been a grade ahead of me in school.) Says he about himself:
1973: I was born on September 27th at 4:44 am...or so they tell me. My parents named me after Jason of the Argonauts and Alexander the Great. Not exactly a humble beginning.
Yeah, that's where my folks got the name, too. Additional funny coincidence:
1976: My sister was born in August of this year.
So was the first of my sisters. However:
1977: Star Wars came out in May, but I don't think I went to see it.
I did see it, at the Edens I theater on Skokie Boulevard, which eventually bonded with Star Wars in my head not merely because it was one of the first movies I ever remember seeing in a theater, nor because it was probably the first one I saw after we moved to Northbrook that summer, but because the building's design bore similarities to Space Mountain, which I would be introduced to the next spring when we went to Disney World for the first time. (And where I was semi-permanently turned off to roller coasters, being dragged onto that pitch-black ride by my dad far earlier than I was ready for it.) (Oddly, it is actually my favorite roller coaster nowadays. Not that I'm willing to ride many. And most of them, I still shout a lot of obscenities during the big drops.)
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