|From September 2014|
Photo by my brother-in-law, Sam. Thanks, Sam.
I'm guessing it is a project for The Office Facebook Page - a survey asking us to introduce ourselves, so to speak, by answering a series of questions.
What are your qualifications?
"I went to school for a long, long time and then went to school, again."
This got shortened to DVM from The (of course) Ohio State University and PhD in Biopsychology from Duke University. I left out the MA and the BS....
What is your background?
Fortunately, I had the advantage of seeing other people's answers to know that this meant, "Where are you from?" On my own, I would think it was asking what I had done in the past. Not all that different. But now no one will know I was a corn detassler, a documenter of dragonfly behavior, a castrator of doves, or a catcher of radioactive horse pee. You, dear friend, already knew all of this... so I guess I overstepped with the use of "no one".
I am from the Poultry and Egg Hub of the Midwest.... or what at one time was the Poultry and Egg Hub of the Midwest ... like at the time I was actually becoming from there.
The questions got harder.
Hmmmm. There is this gecko that lives behind the a/c unit in the bedroom. Would he (please be a he an not a highly fecund female!) count?
It seems sad, and possibly suspicious, for a vet to say "I have no pets" or "My pets are all dead."
In the end, I went with sad. "Still missing our bad girl, Zelda."
What animal would you like to be?
Sigh. I don't want to be anything that has to run really fast to get her dinner. I don't want to be an animal that has to run really fast to not be someone else's dinner. I don't want to eat rotting animals. I don't want to bite into a live animal and have my mouth filled with gushing blood. I don't want to be a cow and constantly vomiting - even just a little - into my mouth.
I went with jelly fish. They look so beautiful and so relaxed.
Feel free to comment with your own answers....