A long time ago, John Scalzi posted something about being bad at remembering names.
So naturally I tried to response with something I thought would be funny with a slight nod to The Simpsons.
@scalzi challenge accepted, I will get you to recognize meeting me sometime. Ok, this is hard, I’m bored. Let’s play hungry hungry hippos!
— Derek M. (@doolbneerg) April 4, 2014
I was surprised when he responded.
@doolbneerg If you bring Hungry HungryHippos when we meet, I will definitely remember you.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) April 4, 2014
And as my earlier post with the Menorah has shown, I like doing silly things. So the next time we were in the same area I brought along my (newly purchased) Hungry Hungry Hippos to challenge him to a game.
— Derek M. (@doolbneerg) February 10, 2015
I am fairly certain he did forget about the whole thing, but then again why would he remember. It was fun. I enjoyed the interaction and hope he didn’t think me too weird.