So Jaci tags me with a meme, and after I whined and Larissa threatened her (which she didnâ€™t seem to worry about too much)I said to Zoo (which hereafter the husband shall be known as, considering itâ€™s what I call him most of the time) and said, I need to come up with five crazy things about me and I donâ€™t think I have anything crazy.
Me: Oh my God â€“ see? Iâ€™m not crazy at all â€“ Iâ€™m boring!!!
Zoo: Youâ€™ve been to Africa twice.
Me: Thatâ€™s crazy?
Zoo: You peed in a hole. You took 15 hour road trips, slept with elephants and hippos outside your door.
(Aside: When people ask me if they should go to Africa, I tell them that itâ€™s wonderful â€“ the best trip of my life, but if youâ€™re not prepared to pee in a hole, you should not ever go there. Especially, but not limited to going on safari and / or extended road trips)
Me: All right, Iâ€™ll put that. I totally want to live there. Oh, maybe thatâ€™s a crazy thing too!
Zoo: And fishing â€“ you went on an overnight fishing trip in the Indian Ocean, caught 110lb tuna and mahi mahi and wahoo. And you saw the killer whale right near our boat.
Me: My stomach still hurts when you mention cheese and tomato sandwiches. Whoever thought theyâ€™d be good on a fishing trip?
Zoo: And your tattooâ€¦
Me: Thatâ€™s not crazy
Zoo: Well, the story is â€“ a 300lb biker named Tiny eating orange snowballs gave you that tattoo…
Me: My mother reads this blog.
Zoo: You asked. Youâ€™re on your own with the others â€“ my soupâ€™s ready.
Okay, so thatâ€™s three-ish Maybe four, but I was never good at math. Letâ€™s seeâ€¦the other two are things you probably already know.
Number four: I have chronic migraine disease, and instead of the more common visual aura, I smell things that arenâ€™t there or else my sense of smell is so heightened that the slightest scent bothers me.
And number 5 â€“ I must work on multiple projects at one. And by, at once, I donâ€™t always mean, I have 3 stories going â€“ sometimes it literally means Iâ€™ve got those 3 different stories opened in Word and am going back and forth on both of them. And trust me â€“ I have TRIED to focus on only one story at a time, and honestly, itâ€™s to my detriment. So live and learn and write whatever way is best for you.
I need a nap now. Iâ€™ve never liked that Jaci Burtonâ€¦