1: been screamed at by a yakuza member who was irritated with my host brother.
2: walked from the East End of London to West Kensington at 3 AM.
3: been advised to get a hysterectomy by Harlan Ellison.
5: had two award-winning novelists in my basic and extended (contacts-of-contacts) lists of 'people I could have caught VD from'.
6: Told Chris Claremont he had forgotten how to write.
7: been held up at a bank's night deposit drawer.
9: co-authored a religious text.
10: eaten fugu.
If you are curious about any of these, do feel free to ask for more data in the comments.