This week’s Fun Monday is being hosted by Bethany at Ice Cream Mama. Click on over to see who the participants are this week.
Bethany’s challenge was to answer the following ten questions, which she got from her favourite TV show, The Actor’s Studio.
I’m in a bit of a bleh di blah mood today, so please excuse me, and I’ll excuse your yawning as you read!
What is your favorite word?
Favourite words, for me, are chosen entirely because of their sounds. In fact, I said a favourite word on Saturday night (I actually admitted to the person I was talking to that I only said the word because I like the way it sounds), and now I can’t remember it. Too much Pinot Grigio, I guess.
Anyhoo, at the moment I’m admiring the phrase: Respublikansky Stadion, which is up there with Maidan Nezalezhnosti. I can’t think of any of my favourite words in English at the moment (sod’s law strikes again) but you can be sure I’ve probably used them a million times in my blog.
What is your least favorite word?
I like to think of least favourite uses of words. For example, in high school, my peers started to use the word docile to indicate that someone was stupid. In my mind, docile means gentle and timid – like Bambi. It really ruined the word for me.
In Australia, it’s also common to refer to people who are hippies or live in the country and are a bit rough as ferals. To me, feral is a plant or animal that grows out of control. I don’t really like it used in reference to human beings. But, it actually does work well, and I do use the word – and hate myself every time I do.
I also don’t like people who are too lazy to use decent adjectives, and just describe everything as ‘f***ing’. This is common amongst some Australian males… I went to the f***ing beach yesterday and the waves were f***ing huge so I got my surfboard and caught the sweetest f***ing waves.… etc. Grow a brain and expand your adjectival vocab, for goodness sake.
What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
I love cooking. I love reading about food. I love thinking of meals to create and picking out new recipes to try. And I love to gobble it all up. Enough said, really.
I also love listening to music. As I’ve grown up, I’ve tended to retreat into my old favourites rather than find new bands – just a bit lazy I guess. We all know how I feel about Simon & Garfunkel (and if you don’t, click on the link).
I also love writing. When I was working for big corporates, I loved the challenge of creating news for the company, and editing and proof reading documents. It’s hard to be creative about the same company for years on end, but when you conquer the challenge, it feels good!
What turns you off?
Public drunkeness (unless it’s me, ho ho ho), hoiking and spitting on the ground, aggressive people, public conflict (e.g. couples fighting in public).
I also get turned off by people who REALLY force their opinions on others. I can be a bit bossy, so this could well be me, but I’m constantly keeping myself in check. I try hard to keep my trap shut, so I don’t appreciate it when others don’t (that being said, I know hardly anyone who’s so opinionated I’m turned off).
What is your favorite curse word?
Fricken, bollix (yes, I know that’s not the spelling, but that’s how I say it), shizen, f***, pr*ck…
What sound or noise do you love?
Rain on the tin roofs in Queensland houses (listening from the inside), wind outside (but I hate being IN the wind), Mr Moi’s voice, birds, the sound of Skype starting up (as it always precedes a phone call home).
What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of toilets flushing on planes. Always makes me think I’m going to get sucked down too. People talking over the top of one another. Car horns beeping for no reason.
What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
– Opening and running a shop, perhaps a cafe
What profession would you not like to attempt?
– Anything with numbers
– Teacher (I don’t disrespect the profession. I just seriously don’t have the patience)
– Anything that involves too much networking or selling.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Good on ya for being a good person.