‘The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.’
Word of the day: Ipseity – selfhood; state of being oneself
Decided to answer the questions I asked of everyone else last week, does that mean I am self-involved? Well, I have a whole blog all about my life, so probably yes.
These questions are open to anyone who wants to answer them. I’d love to hear your views.
What recurring dream do you have? Do you know why?
I’m driving a tractor at work and I have a series of realisations: I don’t know where I am; it’s night time; I’m not wearing boots; I’ve lost the keys to the tractor; I’m wearing pyjamas; my tractor has no steering wheel; my tractor is a bed; this is a dream.
Oh and one where I get accidentally locked into a tunnel at work, and realise I haven’t brought my keys.
Both due to general anxiety, I guess.
If you could choose any name for yourself, what would you choose?
My dad wanted to call me Tetra, which has the appeal of the name-not-quite-chosen. So maybe Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Tetra the Fabulous.
What’s the weirdest fact you know?
Lichen is made up of two organisms, algae and fungi, creating a new organism that looks nothing like either. Most people look unimpressed by this fact, but it blows my mind. So much weirder than a cat and a duck being friends.
What’s a secret about you that no one would ever guess?
The last time my IQ was tested, most of it was below 80 (about a year after my accident.) I’m assuming no would guess that specifically.
Do you prefer to stride or amble? Why?
I’m a strider mostly, it sets my imagination moving and makes me feel like flying should (where as flying just makes me dizzy)
Name a small thing that made you smile today?
Hamoudi trying and failing to balance a wooden spoon on his nose. It fell off an landed in his coffee, splashing it all over his shirt.
What made you want to write or keep a blog?
Originally, to get me writing stories. Now, to get me to pay attention to all the bizarre things in the world around me. Figuring things out, observing people and having adventures all make me happy, but without a reason to do them, I get lazy.
What was your best decision ever?
Moving to Mexico many years ago, with no real plan, little money and a guy I barely knew.
What could have gone wrong today, but didn’t? It can be as serious or ridiculous as you want.
I could have tried balancing a wooden spoon on my nose while drinking coffee, resulting in disaster, mockery and staining.
For a week you can have any job you want and be good and successful at it, what do you choose?
Marine biologist or surgeon. Or ninja. or a combination of all three.