Day 20 – T is for Torpor


(noun) a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.


So last night I decided to stay up late.

Well, “decided” is kind of the wrong word: my husband offered me coffee at five in the afternoon and I mistakenly drank it before realizing that I couldn’t remember the last time I had had a caffeinated beverage. Next thing I knew, it was a quarter to four in the morning and I was still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…

Which brings us to the word “torpor.” Man, do I have a lot of torpor right now. Buckets of it. Probably wheelbarrows full of the stuff. *yawn*

But despite my huge amount of torpor, I’m still here writing away, so yay for overwhelming willpower and chocolate chip cookie dough rewards! (Yes, I do reward myself with food like a common animal, don’t worry about it.)

I also picked torpor because its in one of my “Currently Playing/Obsessed With” games right now, Ark: Survival Evolved. If you’re not familiar with it, you play as a survivor on a mysterious island that is home to DINOSAURS! And not just your basic ones like the T-rex or the Triceratops, but all sorts of prehistoric animals! My favorites are the Argentavis, which is a really big vulture/eagle that you can ride on like a boss, and the Spinosaurus (sorry T-rex, you’re just too cliche for my hipster tastes). In the game, the word “torpor” is a measurement of your consciousness, and if your torpor gets too high (like, say, due to some giant scorpion stings to the face or getting headbutted by a Pachycephalasaurus), than you are down and out for the count. Nothing is worse than getting knocked out and watching your unconsious body get swarmed by vicious carnivores…*sigh* ‘Tis the life of a dinosaur survivor.

I expect that with it being the weekend, you might be feeling a bit of torpor too! Share your *yawn* experiences in the comments and I will dutifully reply as soon as I take a little nap…

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