Monday, April 16, 2007

Fun Monday - The Interview

Bethany of Ice Cream Mama is hosting this week's Fun Monday challenge. The challenge involves answering a set of interview questions similar to those posed by John Lipton of Inside Actor's Studio.

1.What is your favorite word?
Today, my favorite word is grace.

2. What is your least favorite word?
I dislike words that degrade people particularly ethnic slurs.

3. What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
As I do not feel tremendously creative, I am not usually creatively inspired. I do enjoy making signs and cards with my computer and making PowerPoint presentations. If I was younger and artistically talented, I would enjoy studying to be a graphic artist.

4. What turns you off?
Hate, self-righteousness

5. What is your favorite curse word?
My favorite cuss word is the mother of all curse words. That is right the good old Anglo-Saxon word for intercourse, and I do not mean talk. That is right, this old gray-haired lady, seventh grade science teacher, and Sunday school teacher says FUCK although I do not say this word to seventh graders nor to Sunday school students. I do confess to delighting in the fact that people do not expect the word to come out of my mouth. My,my

6. What sound or noise do you love?
the sound of a gentle summer rain on the window and the sound of my two-year old granddaughter saying words like "blueberry" and "Play-Doh."

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
I hate the sound of loud music, where you only hear the bass...boom, boom, booming, disturbing the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.

8.What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
Graphic artist, dancer, geologist

9. What profession would you not like to attempt?
Cardiothoracic surgeon, lawyer, steelworker, ditch digger

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Come in, my good and faithful servant.

28 comments:

swampwitch said...

Oh, that word, that word. I think most teachers, if they are honest like you, have that word tucked away as a favorite. Love it that you shared it. Amazing that our answers were very similar in many respects. I appreciate you mentioning my Multiple Intelligent "lesson plans."

my4kids said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm not always a good little girl but the word thing is one I still feel like if my mother heard she would be so disapoined like an inner voice, or something like that.
Great post by the way. I have a 2 year old neice and I love listening to her talk also...so cute!

Pamela said...

I nearly put the same answer on several of the questions.... but later changed them.

except I don't use the f-bomb. I think my mom may be watching from heaven and she'd just flip her switch if I was saying it. ha ha ha ha

Isabelle said...

Oh, many congratulations on your impending regrandparenthood! I am so desperate to be a granny, but don't see it happening any time soon. I keep reminding my children that my Granny was a granny at 52 -and I'm 56! (Actually, my other granny was 62, but I don't mention that.)

Tbanks so much for your comment on my Dad post.

Beccy said...

The Irish say feck instead and it's perfectly acceptable here, my mother still doesn't approve though!

Princess Banter said...

I hate that kinda music too -- I especially hate it when it comes with words that are supposedly english but deliberately messed up!

frannie said...

love your curse word answer! nothing like "For Unlawful Carnel Knowledge"!

frannie said...

ok- I meant carnal-- sorry, teach!

Kell said...

Unfortunately, unlike my mother, I like that particular word, too. It's just so useful sometimes.

Enjoyed reading your answers and congratulations on the new grandbaby.

dodo said...

ah - play doh should have been on my least favourite words list! the smell, the rancid green it always ends up being regardless of which colour it started out as, the impossibility of getting out of carpets - the whole thing. Euch!!

The very nice man said...

Ethnic slurs!! I am with you on that one!!

ChrisB said...

I like your answers. I won't comment on the word my daughter has already done that!!

I fully agree about ethnic slurs and I'd forgotten how much I also hate the bass beat disturbing the peace, particularly on a Sunday.

Rachel said...

I am with you on #7! I HATE those stupid cars with the bass blaring!!! It drives me crazy!

Robin said...

Well, now, you DID surprise me! I like that! And your answers resonated with me, I'm finding all types of closet "f" users today. Gosh, bloggers will tell ANYTHING, huh?

Frannie is hilarious!

Great list...love your candor :).

Amy W said...

I can almost hear the rain now...thanks for painting a wonderful picture of rain on a summer day.

Stephanie said...

I *heart* teachers!!

And I find it hysterical that you use the "f" bomb!!

gawilli said...

My favorite word today is hope and my least favorite is no. I really like your favorite word.

Oh, and I've seen you dance. You're pretty darn good!

Luke said...

AHEM! Such language, Mother!

And I do remember a few instances of you trying to play off saying some like-sounding, more-benign word rather than admitting to uttering that expletive. Also, there was that joke about the foo birds.

Molly said...

Laughed at your honesty about that super-vehemently- expressive word that begins with "f"! Don't like it but that doesn't mean it never passes my lips! My own personal favourite is "Scheise!"---picked up from my children when we lived in Germany [the first words they learn in a foreign language are always the ones you wish they wouldn't!]Somehow it sounds less offensive than its English translation, though probably not to Germans!

debi said...

My favorites on your list are # 5 and # 10. I must confess, it slides off my tongue very easily. I try not to use it anymore as I watch my Grandson everyday. When you slam your finger in the car door that word automatically comes through. Don't know why, it eases the pain that word.

debi said...

I just read Lukes comment and it took me back 33 years. My Mom was visiting my then husband and I.She was napping. A friend came over with the new Alice Cooper album. We were playing a bit loud I expect. She was always a very sweet quiet lady. When she came into the room and said" how long do I have to listen to that fucking shit?" I almost cried. I asked her to never say that around me again. She never did.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear mjd. Wow, I like your answers. I agree about the boom boom boom. And grace - ahhh a lovely word (and name - trying to sell sabrina at Un-Cork-ed on it for her baby).

susan said...

Oh my...there goes my sweet image of you! lol You know, pretty much every word has it's place, as long as you don't overuse them...it takes away all the shock value!

Tink said...

Excellent meme! More proof that my adoration of you is not misplaced. In short, you're fucking awesome. ;)

paddy said...

Hello mjd, and what a strange name you have (all the better to........with)
Very king of you to drop in and comment. You sound exceptionally ordinary and that is not a disparaging remark in any-way; in fact it is an absolute pleasure to make your cyber acquaintance, as I've encountered some strange species of the "3rd." kind on my blog, if you get my drift.
I like the ten favourite; sounds like you are in what happens: happy. Good for you Please drop in again.

Jess Riley said...

#7: agree, agree, agree!!! We live on a corner lot, so all of the booming-base vehicles slow down and give us a nice, long listen to the garbage on their sound system. Ugh.

Your other answers were pretty darn good, too. :)

Biddie said...

I don't mind loud music if it's my own! I drop the f bomb far too often, and I am trying to curb myself. I say feck, too, it drives my Mum crazy. She thinks that's worse then the f bomb....Maybe I just do it to make her crazy...

Anonymous said...

MOLLY MOUSE!!! I AM SHOCKED....I thought you were/are perfect. Here I thought I was the only one to "slip" once in awhile.

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