Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I promised Timothy Leary

I don't have any knitting news to tell you today. All projects are going nicely and I just have gotten into bit of a knitting slump. Until the current stuff is done I don't want to start something new (what is wrong with me?)

Anyhow, here is a little story...

timothy

I met Timothy Leary at a party about 15 years ago. It was about 2 weeks before he died. He was nice enough if not a little too grabby for my taste, and we had a long conversation. To tell you the truth, I don't remember about what. I remember thinking how strange it was that I was actually sitting there next to a cult figure. I then remember that he started asking me about what I did for a living and as his hand traveled farther up my leg I was getting annoyed. I told him that I was a Webmaster for a Think Tank in Santa Monica (which at the time I was). This fascinated him (of course it did). Then it happened. He said to me "when I die can I contact you on the Internet?" I said "Huh?" He repeated himself. I had been drinking a few so I thought perhaps I heard wrong. I didn't. He wanted to contact me on the internet AFTER he died. I figured I had nothing to lose. I am pretty good at responding to email. So, I said "sure Tim, you get a hold of me after you die".

Years have gone by and I still haven't heard from him. Then again, I didn't really give him a conduit for contact until now. So, Tim if you want you can leave a comment on my blog. I will answer it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Janis,

Sorry I haven't contacted you sooner. You wouldn't believe how busy I've been. Anyway, I will write more soon.

-Timothy

Janis said...

har har har....

um...
Tim?

laurie said...

YOU MET DR. ACID?? Dude, that is so cool. Really. He's probably tried to contact you often... but I'm sure the ISPs in Acid Afterlife aren't very well staffed ;)

Janis said...

Ya know, I never thought of that. Not only is Acid Afterlife not well staffed, but I hear it is buggy as hell.