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You know, now that I think of it, I've had a lot of good pees. Especially since the pandemic started. Sure, I realize it's a privilege that this is even an option for me, but with public bathrooms more of a health risk than they already were, I've peed in alleys, fields, yards, and small bodies of water. Though I wish the opposite was true, I wouldn't call any of these dozen or so instances a defining moment in my life.
I guess that makes me a duller man than Kit Harington, who apparently really likes letting it rip outdoors. In an interview with SiriusXM's Jess Cagle earlier this week, the Game of Thrones (and soon to be Marvel) actor got to talking about his favorite moments on the set of HBO's massive fantasy show. Now, you'd expect that he'd say what actors usually say when they reminisce over the time that made them famous—everyone was great and I learned how to use a sword!—but not this guy.
"I remember shooting up on this incredible glacier in Iceland, and I went off to take a pee, just in… somewhere in the wilds of Iceland," Harington says. "And I just looked out over this glacier and I thought, God, I got the best job in the world. And that always sticks out to me because if I'm ever feeling grumpy about my lot, which, believe me, I can do amazingly, I think of that. And I think, Now you've got a pretty special job."
Nice! Perspective is always good. I think. I'm glad that Kit Harington thinks about his piss in the Icelandic tundra whenever he needs to check his ego. Let's all make a pact to count a few blessings during our next bathroom break, whenever that may be.
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