Post 87, Hour 89: Extremely Important Survey Answers
By Dave Fox
It’s weird, holed up in my home office in Singapore, all by myself, while a whole bunch of people halfway around the world check in on me every now and then. I’ve been hearing periodically from several writing students I’ve known for a while, politely encouraging me onward whilst also making gentle suggestions that Singapore probably has decent mental health services that would be interesting to investigate, purely for cultural purposes.
I scrambled all day yesterday to catch up to my one-blog-per-hour schedule, but never quite got there. After finishing post number 70 in hour 71, I decided an excursion was in order, out of my apartment for the first time in three days, to stretch my legs and brain.
While out, I came up with some urgent survey questions I asked you all to answer. Responding to them myself did not cross my mind until I was walking home, trying to figure out what the hell to write about for 30 more posts.
So in that spirit, here you go – my answers to my own questions:
Who the hell do you think you are?
A raving lunatic disguised as a writing coach, the most fluent Norwegian-speaking American in Singapore, a guy who did not realize his cute publicity stunt was actually a desperate cry for something, though he’s not sure what. Someone who has recently developed a much deeper appreciation for naps.
What do you mean?
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done?
Oh crap. Do we have to go there? Who wrote these questions anyway? One time I taught Kalahari Bushmen to play Frisbee. That was kind of weird. Oh, and one time, I ate an entire sandwich in one sitting.
What’s the weirdest thing you wish you had done that you actually still could maybe do?
I would like to host my own television show about how to meet people all over the world (or maybe on other planets) and hear their cool stories without having to sit in front of a computer for 100 hours.
Please complete this sentence: Humor is __________.
… trickier than usual at the immediate moment, and is also what inspired me to undertake this ultra-ridiculous endeavor, and is also (shameless plug coming, people – brace yourselves!) what I teach pretty well in a cool course that is for sale at a big, wonderful discount for just a few more hours.
Please complete this sentence: 17 is __________.
… not as much fun as chocolate.
Stories about people I don’t understand.
Who inspires you?
Globejotting mascot Sven Wondermoose. May I one day have his carefree, ever-positive spirit. But not his antlers.
What distracts you?
Absolutely fucking everything. It’s like that when you have ADD, but it’s kind of fun too.
What else do you feel like sharing?
More stories, more adventures, and your frequent flier miles. Also the fact that I’m a little bit scared at the moment… seeing the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but still having to whack out another 13 blog posts in 12 hours in order to complete my goal. And to come this far without finishing would kind of suck.
Onward to Post #88!
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