Matt Asks Me Weird Things

You know what’s a really incredible thing? Loving and living with your absolute best friend in the world.

After 5 and a half years – or, almost 2000 days (I don’t know why I Googled that) – being asked weird questions by my better half, Matthew, has become the norm. We have the strangest conversations, like everyone else, but Matt in particular comes up with the most ridiculous things. Tonight, I was thinking about this one particular memory, and I suddenly remembered that I noted down a few of the weird questions he asked me, just for, I don’t know, future notice, I guess.  We went on a summer hike in the middle of nowhere, and periodically throughout the walk, he’d turn to me and ask a question. As if the beautiful walk, rolling hills, and blazing sunshine wasn’t enough, this made for a super special memory.

For all you lucky people that do live with your best friend, especially if that best friend of yours is a massive, random weirdo, you’re probably gonna relate with me a little here! If not, admire a few of the weird and wonderful things that Matthew thought to ask me throughout the duration of one hour.

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If you had a horse, what would you name him?

Frasier, Dougie, Ezekiel, Felix. I think I love Ezekiel the most, but I can imagine my fictional, beautiful, shiny stallion with all of the above names.

What mythical animal would you most love to find in the wild?

To clarify, he also meant “to find and have as a per”. This was easy for me. I’d want to find a domesticated unicorn or Pegasus or Rapidash (do Pokémon count?). As you probably already guessed, I’m pretty obsessed with horses – but, alas, I do not own a horse. I did also consider a Phoenix because 1) it’s beautiful, 2) you won’t be sad when it dies, because it will come back to life 3) they have the ability to heal with their tears.

Would you chop off your own arm if you could replace it with a mechanical one?

Basically, no. We debated this one for a while because, yes, the mechanical arm has countless advantages but I can’t imagine any of those advantages outweighing the unimaginable pain of having to cut your own arm off. I also like the idea of, at least for now, being completely human. If you were offering a deal more like “would you chop of your pinkie to become a bionic human, or human 2.0, with massively improved cognitive functions?” then I might say yes.

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What do you think?

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Saturday’s Super Six | Funny Looking Animals!

Good morning, world!

My Super Six is a bit different today. I’ll be sharing six funny looking animals that a lot of people might not even know exist. Strange that, isn’t it? There are most probably thousands and thousands of species that we haven’t discovered on Earth, yet even the ones that have been known about for years are still unheard of by the majority of us!

Anyway, here’s a bit of my giant animal nerdiness escaping out of me. I love animals and nature and science and discovery, so this week’s feature is well up my street. Enjoy!


Blob Fish:

Blob Fish

Image source: Telegraph

Yep, this is probably the ugliest looking creature on Earth, and I’m happy to see any contenders you may have! I can’t think of anything more physically disgusting looking than a blob of goo with facial features…(However, personally, giant isopods make me feel actually ill. I can’t even include an image to share them with you – Google it.)

This sad looking fellow is actually endangered thanks to the over-fishing of deep sea trawlers. This is because it unluckily lives at the same depths as other more commonly eaten sea creatures such as crabs and lobsters.

Aye Aye:

Aye Aye Lemur

Image source: DK Find Out

What even is this? Okay, I’ll tell you.

It’s actually a Madagascan lemur with weird scraggly hair and one creepily long, thin finger that it uses to tap on trees to find bugs. It’s as if evolution really tried hard with this one, and just stopped half way through.

Once it finds the grubs inside the trees, it gnaws open a hole in the bark and uses that creepy looking finger to hook out the creatures and then sucks them off. You should really watch this thing go. Tap, tap.

Dumbo Octopus:

“I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy”… I’m relating to Dory lots here right now!

This little octopus is, no doubt, a bit of a cutey. Named after Dumbo because of its large ear-like fins, this is the deepest living of all octopus species and lives at depths of around 4000m!

Proboscis Monkey:

Proboscis Monkey

Image source: National Geographic

I’d say this is maybe the more well known of the funny looking animals, mostly due to it’s giant, phallic nose. It’s actually the females who are interested in the nose – I guess they say, in proboscis monkey world, the bigger the nose…

Glaucus Atlanticus:

Glaucus Atlanticus

Image source: Wikipedia

I promise you, this is not a Pokémon. This is actually a sea slug!

Although they’re so, so beautiful, these little slugs actually have a painful and potentially dangerous sting, similar to that of a Man o’ War, when touched. It eats the Portuguese Man o’ Wars, and then stores the venom in its little fingers. No wonder it packs a bit of a punch.

Still, it’s incredible looking. Those colours! These slugs live pretty much everywhere that has temperate or tropical seas. They’re tiny though, and only grow to about 3cm.

Shoebill:

Shoebill

Image source: Konica Minolta

The shoebill is a huge, evil looking and endangered bird from the swamps of Africa. The huge, deadly looking nose isn’t the only weird thing about this bird, as it’s widely known to just stand motionless for huge periods of time. That’s kind of its thing.

They are massive, being almost as tall as your average human. With that comes a huge wing span too. I wouldn’t want to mess around with this bird. Sadly, the swamps they live in are increasingly being destroyed and turned into farm land hence it’s place on the endangered species list.

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What other funny looking animals would you say are deserving of a place on this list?

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-Morgan

Currently, I Am… | #2

It’s time for another catch-up. Forgive me, blog family, for falling off the end of the world for a couple of days. I’m back now. 

You can read my previous “Currently, I Am…” here.

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Currently, I am feeling

…like I’m floating outside my own body, and watching everything as an outsider. I feel weird, and not like myself.
I haven’t been sleeping well, if at all, for the last couple of nights and I’m just completely stressed.

Currently, I am hoping

…that my wonderful followers forgive me for disappearing. It may not seem a lot to some, but I love posting daily, so a two day break from my blog is a big deal.

Currently, I am thinking

…if I should have shared my reasons for disappearing for a few days, or if I should have got stuck right back into my blogging schedule. I felt as if I should explain myself, if anything.

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Let’s cheer up a bit now, it’s getting a bit moody in here!

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Currently, I am watching

…a lot of Disney films! Me and Matt subscribed to a free month of Disney Life. Best decision ever. I’ve decided, after careful consideration, that Mulan is my favourite Disney movie.

Currently, I am playing

…Fallout 4. Obsessed. I haven’t done much of anything in the last couple of days, gaming included, but this beautiful thing hasn’t left my thoughts. I can’t wait to finally muster up some energy to play! Here’s hoping weekend brings me a lovely nights sleep.


I actually have a little bit of good news, too. Matt attended a lecture on marketing and social media management a couple of weeks ago at university, and got chatting to the guest.

After suggesting he’d like to get into marketing, they swapped contact details – Matt shared his blog. After having a good read of my wonderful fiancés writing, Mr. Marketing Man offered him a chance to write for the company as a lifestyle writer! Brilliant news.

Coincidentally, because Matt shares the link to my blog around hundreds of times around his blog, Mr. Marketing Man found and read my blog, and decided he’d like me to write for him, too.

Here’s to happier times!

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Have I missed some spectacular posts of yours? I’d love to have a read. It’s good to be back.

-Morgan