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Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

She asked about:
1.sugar stealing monkey people
Back on LJ, Twisting Flame shared that in the town in Central America her brother (iirc) was working there was a belief that if you broke certain taboos regarding when you can and can't have sex, then the monkey people would come out of the jungle and steal your sugar. Then, as these things do, several of us decided it would be an awesome interest. What can I say, I love unique cultural lore.

2. blobsquatches
To quote Lorn Coleman, cryptozoologist extrodinaire:
"Blobsquatch" is specifically the object in a photograph of a supposed Bigfoot or Sasquatch that has a lack of definition and detail, an illusion created by a play of light within an often unfamiliar natural environment. It is literally a "blob" (an indistinct shapeless form) that may or may not, but probably is not, a Sasquatch.

Not only do I love the concept, but I also have way, way, way too much fun saying the word. It's also there because, at the end of the day, I generally have more fun with the lore and people involved, than I do with anything resembling The Truth.

3. free diving
Free diving, also called apnea diving, is the art of diving on a single breath. Growing up a water girl in Florida it was something you did without thinking too hard on. And well, what girl doesn't want to be a mermaid? It wasn't until I started scuba diving that I became really aware of the sport proper. There is nothing like it really. Swimming down at depth and looking up, moving freely through the water. I've never felt as calm and peaceful as I have after a morning spent freediving, and I'm not even really any good at it. A couple of my favorite links: William Trubridge at Dahab's Blue Hole, Awesome monofin technique, Scooter Ballet. If I ever become a quarter as comfortable in the water as these people are, I will be a happy child.

4. tales from the tinny
This is an Australian Broadcasting Local radio program out of Darwin that I am completely hooked on. And considering that it's about fishing I suppose that the pun was in fact intentional. Not only have I learned that one should use trawling to catch barra during the dry season, but also that the fish-bin never lies, the tide is reversed on the Daly, never challenge a Gove kid to a fish off, and to never under estimate the horrors of bream. Oh also, Warren DeWitt knows all and Morgan has a really damn lovely voice. It's hilarious and crazy and far more entertaining than i ever expected a fishing show to be.

5. tibetan zeppelin pirates
Basically, C. and I were talking about levitating Buddhist monks (as you do) and somehow it morphed into dirigibles filled with monks instead of gas, reigning enlightenment across the land. It makes me smile every time I think of it.

Bugger, it's late, and I'm tired. I'll get to the last two tomorrow.

6. traditional navigation
7. mangrove swamps
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