|The Banner Mailbag: Septimus||June 29, 2005|
This is the first installment of The Banner Mailbag, a regular feature where Banner readers get to ask us whatever questions you want. I was never crazy about the idea so I wanted to go first and get it over with. (Sorry guys you told me to be honest).
Where did Septimus get his name from? Trollope? That’s my last guess.
No one ever believes me, but Septimus is my real name. I’m the seventh child of seven children and the literal meaning of Septimus is “seventh born.” My Mom says they ran out of ideas. She once told me my dad liked Roman history and that makes me wonder if he didn’t name me after Septimus Severus. Since I was little I’ve preferred to go by Sep because kids can be cruel. What’s the N stand for anyway?
I’m 5′3 and 140 pounds. Would you have a problem with that?
Is this some kind of code? I’m not sure what you have in mind, but I’m not forming a basketball team, so no.
Why no picture?
From how little kids react to me in the supermarket, I’d say I’m doing everyone a favor. I hope it’s just the beard–hate shaving, have a scar I like to cover up. I thought about a picture, but the idea made me sick, after seeing how everyone looked I thought, no way. I’d rather be judged by my words alone.