Serious Characters not that Serious
Nurse Jessica Frick has lived in San Miguel the last four years. When politics were getting “a little crazy” in the US she and her husband decided it was time to leave—with seven pets. They packed and found this city.
Frick uses knowledge to be able to process stressful and unknown situations, that is why when the pandemic began she started talking with highly credentialed and just plain smart women she respects and they decided they could use their backgrounds to try to help with what they thought they saw coming.
They began the FB group COVID-19SMA and since the beginning they have been dedicated to providing factual and evidenced based information. They also began the Masks-4-you project and until now—with Chris McCaskill have provided over 100,000 high quality masks to the San Miguel community. They are involved in the vaccination brigades, provide bilingual interpreters; food through donations, transportation to those most in need. Frick thanked Rebecca Eichler for all her help.
We had an interview with Jessica, and these are not her serious questions.
Jesús Aguado: How do you like your eggs?
Jessica Frick: Over easy ALL the time!
JA: In 100 years, what will people be nostalgic for in SMA?
JF: It makes me sad to say this, but probably having access to our own water source.
JA: If a torta was not called a torta, what would it be?
JF: A sub
JA: What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse? Why?
JF: Either a butterfly or a bee. It would give a whole new meaning to “super pollinators”.
JA: What would the world be like if it was filled with male and female copies of you?
JF: There would be a worldwide shortage of flip flops, good red wine, coffee, and thin crust pizza. No one will have long nails and the high heel market would probably be doomed. Libraries and cozy reading corners would line the streets because we love learning, and we enjoy spending hours gathering facts and getting lost in topics that fascinate us. There wouldn’t be any more homeless animals because we’d all have way more than we should.
JA: If you were transported 1,000 years into the past with no clothes or anything else, how would you prove that you were from the future?
JF: Being a woman, I could show I could read and write and do advanced math….….and if that didn’t work, I’d show them my mad dance moves!
JA: What is the most ridiculous fact you know?
JF: The fear of long words is called Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (which also happens to be the longest word in the dictionary).
JA: If you were wrongfully put into an insane asylum, how would you convince them that you’re actually sane and not just pretending to be sane?
JF: Act normal. Afterall, aren’t we all pretending to be sane?