Maybe the occasional Scribble Reader has wondered just who in the heck this Scribbler is. But let me tell you, that ain’t nothin’ compared to how much I wonder who the heck you guys are.
But that’s the beauty of Web 2.0, ain’t it? No more agonizing over the wording of your letter to the editor of Omni Magazine in the hopes of seeing your name in print. Just hit the Comments button and fire away.
So here’s your chance to do some scribbling of your own and fill me in on one or more of the following 15 pressing questions:
1. How did you get here? (no need to get cosmic on this one)
2. Have you visited this site before?
3. Are you just here for the baby turtles? (you would not believe how many people search the Internet each day for baby turtles)
4. What kind of posts do you like the best? (a) ocean science (b) climate change (c) birding (d) surfing (e) other?
5. Are the posts (a) about right or (b) too damn long?
6. Would you like more coverage of (a) climate change (b) islands being devastated by rats (c) weird deep-sea creatures (d) earthquake-type stuff (e) celebrity feuds and/or adoptions (f) sex (g) atmospheric physics (h) other (please specify)?
7. How educated are you: (a) made it out of high school; curious about the world (b) still interested in most things (B.S.) (c) able to detect the infantile flaws in some stories; peripherally interested in all the rest (M.S.) (c) basically humoring me (Ph.D.)?
8. Do you wish the words I use were (a) longer (b) shorter (c) funnier (d) snarkier (e) less stupid (f) rhyming?
9. Do you occasionally wonder what possesses me to spend an hour or so writing about such obscure topics?
10. More pictures? (Of what?)
11. Are you not leaving comments because (a) the posts arrive fully formed and inviolable (b) you never make it to the end of a post (c) it’s interesting, just not that interesting (d) try writing about something that matters (e) you have a lingering feeling that even though only a tiny fraction of the world’s population will ever look at a comments page, you might come off sounding stupid and someone, somewhere, might snicker at you from the lonely confines of their poorly lit hovel
12. If scientists were to turn their collective intellectual power toward designing one and only one robot animal, what animal should that be?
13. I am an heir/heiress and I would like to contribute ___ million dollars to further the Scribbler agenda
14. Do I know you? How?
15. Setting aside the surfing and the birding for a moment, if there was one thing in the world you’d like me to write about, what would it be?
I’m really not kidding about this. Answer as much or as little as you see fit. Post a comment – or – if you don’t feel like going totally public – send aphriza at gmail dot com an e-mail. Thanks for reading.