. I hate
loud noises and loud places and especially loud people. I'm easily
startled and easily distracted and don't have normal people's noise
habituation response. That means no bars, no clubs, and none of
those parties with boom boxes and fifty people trying to speak at
. Back when
I considered it a reasonable idea to become a vegetarian despite
hating most fruits and vegetables, I survived by eating Quorn
instead of food. It tastes almost as good, but it doesn't have any
of that pesky fat or cholesterol or baryonic matter. I stopped
being a vegetarian a couple of years ago, but Quorn still holds a
special place in my heart and in my refrigerator.
. I used
to go on vacations, but those were boring so I switched to quests.
Once I went on a quest to discover the West Pole and ended up in
Slea Head, the westernmost point in Europe. Another time I decided
to go old-school and went on a quest for the Holy Grail. I ended up
in Glastonbury, England, where the Holy Grail is believed to rest
at the bottom of a local well. They charged three pound sixty pence
admission. It was kind of disappointing.
It's a good word, and I love the Don Quixote story. One of my goals
in teaching myself Spanish is to be able to read it in the
original. Until then, I content myself with listening to the
soundtrack from "Man of La Mancha" a lot.
. This is
how I spelled "choir" up until the sixth grade, which incidentally
is also the last time I was in an actual choir, and I'm keeping it
to stick to the "q" theme. It's been a long time since sixth grade,
but I still sing. A lot. Sometimes karaoke, sometimes in the
shower, and sometimes I just break into song when the opportunity
. I did
philosophy in college and have a special interest in philosophy of
mind. One time I sorta might have maybe as a joke created a
philosophy role-playing game with a campaign where David Chalmers
leads the armies of humanity against a plague of zombies. It kind
of went viral on the Internet and snowballed until somehow the
actual David Chalmers found out and said some very nice things
about it. So on the one hand, one of the world's leading
philosophers is aware of my existence; on the other, it's in the
most embarrassing possible way.