A Little Q&A on a FM

What’s more fun than a little question and answer session on a Friday morning?   Not too much in my book.

This weekend I was watching Inside the Actors Studio.   I just love that show.   I especially love the end of it when they ask those ten questions to each guest.   The questions are from a series of questions from the late 1900s and the answers to these questions are supposed to reveal a lot about your personality.

Well, okay!

1.   What is your favorite word? Either “bubble” or “twinkle.”   Cause they are just fun to say.

2.   What is your least favorite word? “Hors d’oeuvre.”   You wouldn’t think I’d need it a lot, but surprisingly I do.   And I can never pronounce it or spell it.   Usually when I have to use it in a sentence I just look down and mumble when its time to say it.   “Appetizers” work just fine for me, thanks.

3.   What turns you on? Humor.   Good, witty, clever humor.   Or stupid, middle school, fart humor.   I’m not particular.

4.   What turns you off? Laziness.   Can’t stand it.   Be active or get out of the way.

5.   What sound do you love? This answer is the only one that’s changed since I’ve had a baby.   My favorite sound used to be someone walking on gravel because it reminds me of early mornings in campgrounds when I was growing up.   But since the Bean’s arrival, that has been replaced by his laugh.   He laughs like whatever he’s looking at is the funniest thing he’s ever seen in his short little life.   It doesn’t get much better than that.   Its genuine happiness.

6.   What sound do you hate? Ugh!   My freaking dogs barking!!   THE SCHOOL BUS COMES EVERY MORNING, DOGS!   EVERY MORNING!   GET USED TO IT!

7.   What is your favorite curse word? Pisser.   I use it all the time.   “That’s a pisser!”   “You’re a pisser!”   “PISSER!”

8.   What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’d love to be a self-supported writer.   Any kind will do.   But I think I’d especially enjoy being a humor columnist.

9.   What profession would you not like to do? Anything with numbers – accountant, retail, banker.   Anything where numbers are part of the daily grind.   I’d poke my eye out with a #2 pencil if I had to work with numbers every day.

10.   If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? I’m proud of you.

So, that’s the insight into my personality.   Now we all know really important things about me like my hatred of numbers and my love of campground noises.

What about you?   If you want, answer the questions for yourself in the comments section.   Just know that as I read all your answers, I’ll be singing, “Getting to know you, getting to know all about youuuuuuuu.   Getting to like you, getting to hope you like meeeeeee…..”

And I may even break out my hoop skirt.

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  1. Maggie

    What a great idea for your blog today! I love these questions at the end of ITAS, too. Because I can’t resist a “survey” type challenge, these are my answers:

    1. What is your favorite word? It’s a tie between Episcopal and discombobulated.
    2. What is your least favorite word? Crotch.
    3. What turns you on? Feeling 100 % mentally present in what I am doing.
    4. What turns you off? Sickly coughing.
    5. What sound do you love? Heartbeats and baby giggles
    6. What sound do you hate? The sound of someone brushing their teeth.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Motherfucker. It’s just so deliciously uncouth.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Professional Dressage Rider
    9. What profession would you not like to do? 911 dispatch operator. I’d hate to have to listen to people in such physical pain, and not be able to control it.
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You accomplished the very thing I created you to accomplish. Now let’s go toast to that with whiskey sours.

  2. 1. What is your favorite word? Goober. It’s a term of affection for me.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Awkward. I just can’t say it. Which is ironic.

    3. What turns you on? Freshly-showered Chris. So springy-fresh.

    4. What turns you off? Sweat. Ew.

    5. What sound do you love? Rain. Soft, but steady, thumping on the roof.

    6. What sound do you hate? Forks on plates. *shudder*

    7. What is your favorite curse word? I try not to, but definitely sh*t when I do something stupid or get hurt.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’d love to be a chef or baker. Own my own store.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Not so into human-ickiness, so I’d have to say anything medical.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Encore! (and it starts again…)

    1. Jen

      I love the “encore”, what a great answer and so true!

  3. Andie

    1. What is your favorite word? Glycerine..no real reason ,just sounds nice

    2. What is your least favorite word? Ferment

    3. What turns you on? Genuine kindness

    4. What turns you off? Arrogance. I can appreciate a person who has confidence in themselves, that’s cool. But people who are just wrapped up in themselves makes me puke.

    5. What sound do you love? Waves crashing or rain lulling me to sleep

    6. What sound do you hate? Prissy girls on the train

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Good ole fu*k

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Photographer for wildlife or a wedding photographer

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that requires you to sit at a desk for 8 hours… *shudders*

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You did well

  4. FUN idea!!!

    1. What is your favorite word? Fabulous. It just sums up any ole super, great, awesome, thing.
    2. What is your least favorite word? Panties. While I think it is meant to sound feminine and delicate (which describes things and words I would usually love), for some odd reason it sounds so creepy, and nasty to me. Just say underwear!
    3. What turns you on? I €™m with you on this one Katie; a good sense of humor goes a long way.
    4. What turns you off? Lying. I €™m an open book and I expect the same from others.
    5. What sound do you love? I love the sounds of rain and thunder, especially when it €™s bedtime.
    6. What sound do you hate? My alarm going off in the morning!
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck. Sometimes it €™s just called for, and yet so unexpected coming from me.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? If I would have been asked this question 6 months ago, I would have for sure said €œhousewife €. However, I €™ve since tried it and realized that without kids (or at least a dog!) €¦ it €™s really not all I thought it would be. I will try it out again someday.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? It €™s an even break between a garbage man and the people who have to pick up road kill. Both are tough jobs; I commend those that do them!
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You have exceeded even what I expected of you. Now, go over there and give your dad a hug. He €™s been looking out and waiting for ya!

    1. Jen

      Answer to #10 is going to stick with me all day. Heartfelt and real.

      1. Awe, thanks. My dad passed away in March due to brain cancer. I just miss him dearly, but I know he is always with me! 🙂

  5. Sam

    1. What is your favorite word? Love.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Sexy.

    3. What turns you on? A scene (either from a movie or a television show) which reflects the simplicity of life and/or a sprawling twenty-plus minute epic rock song.

    4. What turns you off? Artificiality.

    5. What sound do you love? Two particular voices.

    6. What sound do you hate? Arguments.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Not exactly proud of cursing as much as I do so I shall pass.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Penning stories on paper, or on my laptop these days.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Something fast-food related and driving a cab.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Be with your family.

  6. 1. What is your favorite word? Sweet.
    2. What is your least favorite word? Abominable. Every time I say, think, or spell it, it is always Abdominable. Yes kids, rudolph was chased by the Abdominable snowman!!!
    3. What turns you on? grease monkeys and knowing it will all be alright.
    4. What turns you off? ignorance, uncleanliness, flabby lips and zits.
    5. What sound do you love? My little cousins laughing. So… pure.
    6. What sound do you hate? Anger.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Shit. It has the most uses, and sounds the most hilarious when propelled out of a 2 yr olds mouth (I SWEAR I didn’t teach him that, he picked it up during a diaper change!)
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Professional Cheerleader – mainly for the uniforms and the stunts. They look awesome!
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything to do with electrical engineering – my poor bf is always so stressed, and all I have to do is change diapers and reinforce manners all day.
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You made the right choices, I wouldn’t let you make the wrong ones.

  7. Wow – that will take some thought – but I just wanted to say that your comment about gravel at the campground just brought back so many good memories for me as well! I can smell the campfire right now!

    And you should take the humor columnist thing and run with it! No time like the present! I would read it!

  8. Zoe

    Ooh, fun!

    1. What is your favorite word? Monkey. I don’t know why, I just love it. Whenever I have to test a pen, I invariably write ‘monkey monkey monkey’.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Splooge. Ew.

    3. What turns you on? For an ogle, muscly shoulders. For a partner, intelligence. I love intelligence.

    4. What turns you off? Being late. I loathe it when people are always late! My bf is one of those people who can just never be on time, and it drives me absolutely mental.

    5. What sound do you love? A certain bird call in the early morning. There’s one that makes a very particular sound and only does so in the early morning, like 5-6 am. I’ve heard this bird call at that time in the morning wherever I’ve lived in my country. I just love it! I don’t get to hear it often, but when I do, it feels like nature is rising from her slumber to tell me a beautiful new day awaits. Sigh.

    6. What sound do you hate? Music in the mornings. Cannot stand it. I need news in the morning. Music is for the evening.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Bastard, bugger or bollocks. Love em 🙂

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Well, I don’t really have a profession yet. I’m a student, studying for my masters in HR management. So aside from that, I’d like to attempt being a mother.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? I’m going to agree with you on the numbers thing. Can’t stand numbers.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Hi there, welcome to the party!

  9. 1. What is your favorite word? Poodle. a ridiculous name for a ridiculous animal, plus it makes me feel connected with the Gilmore Girls

    2. What is your least favorite word? Menstrual

    3. What turns you on? Smell of soap and nice calves.

    4. What turns you off? Dumb. I know, it’s nice and more than a bit discriminatory, but it’s true.

    5. What sound do you love? The dishwasher running while I take a nap.

    6. What sound do you hate? My kids fighting.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? I don’t really have one. I use sh*t in a pinch. Pisser is awfully good though.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’m going to compete with you on the writer thing. Sorry. You’re much funnier though, so you can have the humor gig.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Just the other day we saw an Animal Control worker picking up a dead, smushed up opossum by it’s tail and I decided then and there that I NEVER want that job.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Yay! You made it!

  10. 1. What is your favorite word? snuffleupagus (what? that’s not a real word??)

    2. What is your least favorite word? zit

    3. What turns you on? my husband’s cologne

    4. What turns you off? Socks (I hate socks- everyone’s socks)

    5. What sound do you love? The dishwasher running while I take a nap.

    6. What sound do you hate? Snoring, people eating(if it’s quiet and I’m in a room with someone eating I can’t stand it), my dog chewing on his bone in my room at 3am

    7. What is your favorite curse word? The only one that really works to convey my feelings is the F word.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I don’t even have a profession seeing that I’m a grad student. I would like to just get a job in general!

    9. What profession would you not like to do? A road construction worker- it seems miserable in the summer and the winter!

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? I don’t think it will be like that

    1. Oops! I just realized I left the “favorite sound” of the previous person.

      My favorite sound is the silence that a fresh snowfall brings. And the only thing you hear is the crunch of the snow beneath your feet. ahhh.

    2. Katie

      I love the dishwasher noise, too. Makes me feel cozy. – Katie

  11. Jen

    Love today’s blog and just to let you know I check your blog every morning before I go to FaceBook, now that’s dedication.

  12. 1. What is your favorite word? Defenestrate. I probably spelled it wrong…but I love to say it. I don’t know why, it just sounds awesome.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Penalize. It sounds so wrong…

    3. What turns you on? Thoughtfulness

    4. What turns you off? People who feel like they have to be about four inches from your face when they talk to you. Also, people who hug crotch-first – it’s really disturbing when someone’s crotch is the first part of their body to touch me in a simple hug. You’d be surprised at how many men hug this way…or maybe you wouldn’t.

    5. What sound do you love? The waves crashing in. Growing up I lived right next to the ocean and it was the sound I heard when I slept with my window open.

    6. What sound do you hate? I think I have to echo whoever said “Forks on plates”.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? I try to watch my mouth but I know I’m guilty of saying “Holy hell!” a lot…kind of an ironic phrase actually.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Doctor or nurse.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything in Customer Service.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? “Your Nana is right over here and would like to see you. We’re both very proud of you.”

  13. Katie, I am stealing this idea! I will post my answers on my blog, ask my readers to respond and then I will link back here. Hope that’s okay–I’ll be giving you credit, of course.

    1. Katie

      You got it, home fry.

  14. 1. What is your favorite word? vacation
    2. What is your least favorite word? work (as in mommy is going to work)
    3. What turns you on? when my husbands wraps his arms around me and kisses my behind the ears
    4. What turns you off? strong odors (even perfume and cologne can be TOO strong)
    5. What sound do you love? my son’s laughter and the music for college gameday
    6. What sound do you hate? dogs barking at 3 am
    7. What is your favorite curse word? I’m trying not to use them but still slip in a S*it every once in a while.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? photographer
    9. What profession would you not like to do? nurse
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Welcome home, I’ve missed you

    1. Katie

      I like your last answer best. Makes me smile. I’d like to hear that, too. – Katie

  15. Sue V.

    1. What is your favorite word? Mommy (on most days)
    2. What is your least favorite word? phenomenal, it’s my husbands new word, he uses it a lot.
    3. What turns you on? gentlemanly courtesy
    4. What turns you off? rudeness
    5. What sound do you love? soft breath of a child sleeping
    6. What sound do you hate? it’s a tie; the sound of someone biting a popsicle or my dog licking herself (ICK!)
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Craptastic
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would like to own a floral/balloon/candy store.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Teacher, I just don’t have the patience for that many children (I’m at my limit with 4).
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You work is done, and your Mom is waiting over there for you.

    1. Katie

      DOGS LIKING THEMSELVES!! EW!!! I HATE THAT NOISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Katie

  16. 1. What is your favorite word? Aw man this is terrible… my favorite word is c@nt. Yes, I am a bad girl.

    2. What is your least favorite word? sphincter: it literally makes me nauseated.

    3. What turns you on? My husband. I’m picky. =)

    4. What turns you off? Chapped lips… GROSS, buy some freaking chapstick, it’s only 99 cents!!

    5. What sound do you love? Water; the ocean, the rain, splashing in a lake. So soothing.

    6. What sound do you hate? Other people eating/chewing. When the guy behind me at work eats his lunch at his desk I crank my music to drown it out. Mouth open chewing should be illegal, but I’m annoyed by any mouth noises!

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Douchebag (thanks to my Dad who I think would answer this question in the same way.)

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I don’t consider what I do a profession so if I were to grow a pair and move towards a profession I would definitely go into Sustainability/Environmental Policy.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that involves getting dirty; that whole series Dirty Jobs makes me gag.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? “What up G, how you livin’… Uh, I gotch you. Welcome to Heaven Dudette!”

    1. Katie

      Sphincter. It makes me giggle… – Katie

  17. first off, sorry i didn’t comment on your last two posts. hope you arent keeping score or anything.
    secondly, i think you can and will be a writer one day. and i will read your stuff.
    k- on to my egotistical answering.

    1. What is your favorite word? it used to be Chunky. I LOVE the way that word forms in the mouth. but NOW? now my favorite word is MAGICAL. i use it ALL the time. it throws people off, and its great. gal at mcdonalds: “How are you today?” MAGICAL. hows motherhood? MAGICAL. whats it like having a hemorrhoid for 5 months? MAGICAL. see?

    2. What is your least favorite word? condiments. its WAY too close to the word condoms. and i worry that the wrong word will come out at the wrong time. and every time someone says condiments, i think of condoms. its very unhealthy. VERY.

    3. What turns you on? honesty. sometimes it hurts my feelings, too, but in the end- i like a good solid honest person.

    4. What turns you off? Guatemalans. i just had ONE bad experience, and now i am ruined. RUINED. dont ever date one, just because he sends you roses, k?

    5. What sound do you love? a baby’s heartbeat. i just got to hear my baby’s heart beat yesterday… and it makes me melt EVERY time.

    6. What sound do you hate? the smokers cough. no, not just any cough… i mean the kind where you can hear them at 6am every morning, hacking up a lung covered in black tar EVEN THOUGH you live three floors below them in an apartment complex. nothing in my life is more unnerving.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? well, i dont cuss. i mean, sometimes i like to surprise my husband and throw one out there now and then… but nothing big. just bitch and hell. but i sure as heck say CRAP a lot. its all i have.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? singer. oh how i would love for people to love my voice and buy my cds, and come to my concerts and worship me.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? computer engineer. NO THANK YOU. um, i only stare at computers if there is a blog involved, k? thanks.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? YOU MADE IT! then i can kick my feet up and enjoy all the chocolate in the world while never gaining a freakin’ pound.

    1. Katie

      Ha! I’m not keeping score!! But thanks for commenting anyway! And hearing your baby’s heartbeat is just the greatest feeling ever! I used to go for my appointments on my lunch break at work and hearing it in the middle of a stressful work day just took all the frustration out of me. I always went back to work feeling so much happier. – Katie

  18. Tressa

    1. What is your favorite word? Can’t really think of one “word” so I will use…….”runs with scissors”. THIS CRACKS ME UP….EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT! Just the rebellious thought!

    2. What is your least favorite word? Groin. I can’t even pronounce it correct. Don’t make me even try! You will laugh 🙂

    3. What turns you on? The rain

    4. What turns you off? Snobby/snotty/hateful people

    5. What sound do you love? The rain. LOVE the rain.

    6. What sound do you hate? People munching on ice. Like nobody else can hear them doing that! Rattles my nerves…

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Don’t really have a “favorite” TRY not to use them to much. But just the norm will always do!

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Interior design. or Fashion design primarily for the full figure women. What is it that they just can’t use some more of the cute material and make things bigger for us!!! 😉

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Can’t handle medical field. Don’t like whinny…sick people that are big cry babies!

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does) what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Welcome home to our mansion my child!

    1. Katie

      Chris eats ice like crazy. I have threatened to divorce him over this issues MANY, MANY times. And you are absolutely right – do they not know we can ALL hear that?!?!?! UGH! I’m getting all worked up about it just thinking about it! – Katie

  19. Beth

    1. What is your favorite word? Joy
    2. What is your least favorite word? Failure
    3. What turns you on? Carmel
    4. What turns you off? Loud Music.
    5. What sound do you love? heartfelt laugher
    6. What sound do you hate? Car Crashing
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Bitchen as in “stop your bitchen and moaning” or Monkey Butt.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Organic Dairy Farmer with a few chickens on the side for eggs.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything in politics.
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Glad you made it. God’s got a good sense of humor.

    1. Katie

      For my sake, I hope God has a good sense of humor. Otherwise, I’m up a creek!! – Katie

  20. 1. What is your favorite word?
    right now – “wombat”

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    onomenopia

    3. What turns you on?
    Thoughtfulness/Mindfulness – thinking about reality and being mindful of other people.

    4. What turns you off?
    Laziness and a lack of regard for others oh, and stupidity.

    5. What sound do you love?
    Campfires

    6. What sound do you hate?
    The sound of any animal being hurt or whining.

    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    “wombat” (just kidding)

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Wedding photographer/Invitation designer/Baker

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Anything un-active.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive?
    “You’re in”

    1. Katie

      LOL – Wombat!!! I love that word!!! I wish it was something other than an obscure animal so that we could use it more often. – Katie

  21. Kate

    Very fun idea for the blog today! I am also a huge fan of the King and I. Something about Yul Brynner – he is just so intense! These are my answers:

    1. What is your favorite word? I go in spurts of having a favorite word. Someone busted out draconian the other day – love it!

    2. What is your least favorite word? Since reading more about my impending delivery, episiotomoy – it just sounds awful. I had to tell my husband what it was the other day & he looked like he was going to go into shock.

    3. What turns you on? The little moments between me and my husband that no one else would ever get.

    4. What turns you off? Smoking.

    5. What sound do you love? Listening to my baby’s heartbeat. That is the most amazing sound in the world – about 12 weeks to go until I get to meet her! I also love the sound of the milk steamer on an espresso machine.

    6. What sound do you hate? Annoying birds

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Again, this pertains to my mood. Asshat always does cheer me up some though.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Orthadontist

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Eye surgeon

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? I love you, yes-your family is here and yes you will be reunited with your husband.

    1. Katie

      Orthodontist is probably the funniest answer to that question so far!! Of everything, you’d want to play with people’s teeth?!?!?! That cracks me up! Such honesty! – Katie

  22. Catherine

    1. What is your favorite word? Schenectady €”I don €™t think I €™ve ever been there but it €™s just so much fun to say!
    2. What is your least favorite word? Uber €”it was way too trendy a few years ago.
    3. What turns you on? People who see the good in other people
    4. What turns you off? Copycats
    5. What sound do you love? The bells ringing at the church across the street
    6. What sound do you hate? People chewing with their mouths open. I get grossed out even writing that.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? F#ck (it €™s just so powerful!)
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Some sort of artist or basket-weaver-type so that I could sell things on Etsy
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Garbage collector or phlebotomist
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Good work!

    1. Katie

      I want to sell things on Etsy, too, but I’m not crafty enough!! I can’t even play on the website that often because I am so jealous of crafty people! Sour, sour grapes. – Katie

  23. 1. What is your favorite word? Booty
    2. What is your least favorite word? The F-bomb
    3. What turns you on? The smell of a good looking guy
    4. What turns you off? Boogers
    5. What sound do you love? Sound of horses eating or drinking
    6. What sound do you hate? People yelling at their kids
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Trying to stop but, “bastard” still seems to be present in my life
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Rancher
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Professional colon cleaner
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Made it huh? (then he’ll walk off mumbling like “Skin of her teeth”).

    1. Katie

      The sound of horses eating cracks me up. My dog, Molly, makes the same noise when she eats. “Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom….” – Katie

  24. 1. What is your favorite word? Conundrum. I just love it!

    2. What is your least favorite word? Pimple. I don’t know why, but it truly bothers me.

    3. What turns you on? Humor, gorgeous eyes and strong arms.

    4. What turns you off? Procrastination, smoking and laziness.

    5. What sound do you love? The 1:50pm school bell, the train whistle at Disney World, baby giggles.

    6. What sound do you hate? “Mrs. Bateman, Mrs. Bateman, Mrs. Bateman, Mrs. Bateman, Mrs. Bateman!!!” And I teach high schoolers.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Sonofab*****.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’d love to be a home organizer, a lawyer or a woman of leisure. : )

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Nursing. My mother is a nurse and is amazing at it. But I know it’s not for me.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Thank you for doing your best, always.

    1. Katie

      I have always wanted to be a home organizer! Let’s go into business together! – Katie

  25. Ohh I want to play!

    1. What is your favorite word? it’s connected to the clavicle, mastoid process and the sternum… it’s the sternocleidomastoid!
    2. What is your least favorite word? moist, and panties. eww.
    3. What turns you on? thoughtfulness
    4. What turns you off? wannabe gangstas who don’t know how to wear baseball caps properly. they often have a vacant look in their eyes as well.
    5. What sound do you love? my phone ringing at 6:30 in the morning
    6. What sound do you hate? accidentally scraping my teeth together.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? pretty much whatever happens to come out at the time, depending on the situation
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? graphic designer, or other type of designer
    9. What profession would you not like to do? NEPA. (trust me, you wouldn’t want to either)
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Very nice improvement!

    1. Katie

      I HATE THE WORD PANTIES!!!! EW!!! – Katie

  26. Stefania

    I just, not more than 10 minutes ago, had to look up hors’douvres again. AND might I add the dictionary feature on every computer does not recognize this word. Therefore neither shall I. I will answer your questions… I just needed to get that off my chest.

  27. 1. What is your favorite word? We were just talking about this today! I would say right now my favorite word is Lovely. I love old fashioned things and I think of gentlemen back in the day telling their wives that they look lovely. 🙂

    2. What is your least favorite word? The “N” word. OMGOSH! I hate hate hate it! Barf! Oh and hives..:heebie jeebie feeling:

    3. What turns you on? When people smell good

    4. What turns you off? Bad breath, ug!

    5. What sound do you love? I really like the quiet. Especially when I want to sleep. Dark and quite is all I need.

    6. What sound do you hate? people filing their nails, again :heebie jeebie feeling:

    7. What is your favorite curse word? oh boy! I have permission? douche bag. That’s about as far as I go because we don’t allow that in our house.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? clinical psychologist

    9. What profession would you not like to do? anything dirty or smelly. no thank you

    10. Heaven exists!!! What would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive?
    Welcome home child! (OHH! It’s gunna be sooo cool!)

    1. Katie

      I say lovely all the time, too! It just makes me smile! – Katie

  28. Kayla

    1. What is your favorite word? Coriander or pumpkin. I say “totally” a lot too, which is weird because 1) I’m not a Valley Girl, and 2) I left high school three years ago.
    2. What is your least favorite word? Any euphemism for female genitalia.
    3. What turns you on? Nerdy-gearhead boys. If you can sit down with me, play DnD and talk Dr. Who, AND can work on a car and race it, I’m yours forever.
    4. What turns you off? Someone who’s out-of-control of their emotions. Especially anger.
    5. What sound do you love? Fire crackling.
    6. What sound do you hate? Frozen metal scraping on frozen metal. Ugh.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Ho-bag. Or douche-boat.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Doctor or Nurse.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Fast-food management. (Been there, done that, left the sheets at the motel.)
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Dude, shouldn’t you be in Tir Na Nogh?

    1. Katie

      I am right there with you on the people who are out of control of their emotions. I think that says a lot about a person. YOU’RE SO INTUITIVE, KAYLA!! – Katie

  29. Kayla

    @Catherine
    I’m a phlebotomist and it’s not that bad. Yes, there are people who hate giving blood so much that they pass out from it, but it comes with the job. Plus, the pay is worth the stress.

  30. Shelley

    1.   What is your favorite word?
    Dream. It’s more than just a word. It lets me turn back time.

    2.   What is your least favorite word?
    Terminal. It depresses me and I don’t get over it quickly.

    3.   What turns you on? Humor.   Good, witty, clever humor.   Or stupid, middle school, fart humor.   I €™m not particular. Well, neither am I!!!!
    4.   What turns you off? Liars. I cannot abide a liar.

    5.   What sound do you love?
    The gentle pft pft of a push mover on a summer morning. It takes me back to my childhood and a time when neighborhoods were quiet and everyone mowed on Saturday mornings. No obnoxious leaf blowers!

    6.   What sound do you hate? Freakin’ leaf blowers!!!

    7.   What is your favorite curse word?
    Damn. Hot damn. Works both ways for good and bad.

    8.   What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Artist.

    9.   What profession would you not like to do?
    Customer service anything. I couldn’t stand to listen to complaints all day.

    10.   If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Your Dad is right here waiting for you.

    1. Katie

      I recently discovered “hot damn” myself. My grandma always says it. I think I’m going to use it more now. Its such a happy curse word! – Katie

  31. Caroline

    1. What is your favorite word? Comfy. Just say it and you feel warm all over, like you’ve just had a warm cup of hot chocolate, are wearing your fav ugly toe socks, and are cuddling with your lover dover.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Vulgar. I mean, who came up with that? It just sounds weird. Vul reminds me of vulva and I think that’s a ridiculous word too… but gar added onto it??

    3. What turns you on? Definitely a lot of goofy humor + charm & a little smart-ass-wittiness that implies super duper intelligence. Okay I can’t just pick one. Sorry. I’m not good with these.

    4. What turns you off? Rudeness & lack of respect for other people.

    5. What sound do you love? This is a tough one. I really love that goodnight “I love you” from my man but I also love my corgi’s enthusiastic yodeling when I get home.

    6. What sound do you hate? My alarm. It is evil.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Damn it. I damn everything. It makes me feel powerful.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would love to own a cutesy bakery.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? I’m with you… Anything that involves numbers and I’m zzzzzzz out.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? “So, would you like to see those videotapes of your life? Because I watch them every day and they’re freakin hilarious”.

    1. Katie

      “I damn everything. Makes me feel powerful.” LOL!!!! – Katie

      1. Caroline

        Ha. I highly recommend trying it!

    2. Katie

      I don’t think everyone can see it, but you have the GREATEST email address EVER. EVER. – Katie

      1. Caroline

        Thank you *bows*! HUGE Red Sox fan… it’s a lot of fun having to spell it out for people 🙂

  32. Sarah C. H.

    1. What is your favorite word? Darling
    2. What is your least favorite word? Stupid
    3. What turns you on? Goofiness. I’m a sucker for goofiness.
    4. What turns you off? Greed.
    5. What sound do you love? The wind in the trees anytime and leaves crunching underfoot in fall. (I love gravel too! I miss camp. 🙁 )
    6. What sound do you hate? Anything dentist related.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Fu*k
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’m an artist but I’d love to be a Medical Examiner or Forensic Pathologist.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? I’m like you, Katie, I am sooo bad with numbers. Life in a job that had lots of numbers in it would be hell for me.
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? The Beatles and Charlie Chaplin are right over there, go check it out.

  33. Lisa

    1. What is your favorite word? Canada…I miss home all the time.
    2. What is your least favorite word? “Wait”. I can be a very impatient person sometimes
    3. What turns you on? A good smelling cologne, especially my hubby’s
    4. What turns you off? People with body odour, people who are full of themselves
    5. What sound do you love? My husband’s voice when he calls me every morning on his drive to work.
    6. What sound do you hate? The hack of someone trying to spit out phlegm they’ve snorted from their nose instead of blowing it…makes me sick just thinking about hearing it!
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Shit…I tend to say it too often.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Ultrasound technician or a trophy wife 😉
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything to do with math would get me fired from a job pretty quickly. I don’t think in numbers.
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Welcome! I’m glad you’re here! Please have a glass of your favourite champagne, the non-fattening buffet is over there, and you’ll be sitting at the table with your family and friends.

  34. Ginny

    1. What is your favorite word? Fabulous or Amazing and I over use both of them.
    2. What is your least favorite word? I think the ‘P’ word is absolutely disgusting.
    3. What turns you on? A sense of humor, definitely. And it can’t be forced but needs to be the genuine, not-trying-too-hard kind.
    4. What turns you off? Cockiness. Ugh.
    5. What sound do you love? I love the sound of a can of coke opening… aw, so good! And the sound of horse hooves on the street and gravel.
    6. What sound do you hate? Finger nails being clipped… shutter!!!!
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Sh*t, its so simple and applicable on so many occassions.
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would love to own my own flower and cupcake shop. 🙂 Together in one shop.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? A physical trainer because that would mean I’d have to work out. haha
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You’ve accomplished everything I wanted and I’m proud of you. Now, go over there and enjoy those wings, chicken nuggets and McDonald’s fries. You can’t gain weight in heaven.

  35. 1. What is your favorite word? I like the word “smoothie.” It kind of sounds like something a five-year-old came up with, but wait — it’s actually healthy and natural! I wonder if this was all a conspiracy to get kids to start eating fruit…

    2. What is your least favorite word? I hate “arguably.” It either IS, or it ISN’T. Take a stand and pick one! (I’m sorry if I sound really Type A here, but seriously, this word rubs me the wrong way.)

    3. What turns you on? Intelligence, sense of humor, smile.

    4. What turns you off? Ignorance.

    5. What sound do you love? The moment when I’m making Mexican rice, and it’s browning, and then I slowly pour in the water. The mixture makes a loud hissing sound — “SSSSSSSSS!” — and it reminds me of my childhood.

    6. What sound do you hate? The cars honking outside my window every day. Freaking Mexico City.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Uhh… see “freaking” above.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I love my profession, actually. But if I had to choose, I’d pick a professional dancer. Touring with Madonna.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Agree with you, Katie: Anything with numbers. If I had to be an accountant, I think I’d stab my eyes out. After I ruined everyone’s accounts, I mean.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? I never thought about this. Maybe, “You look good for your age”? Or… “Your lactose intolerance doesn’t exist here, so I present you with a big plate of gooey, sharp-cheddar cheese quesadillas.” Hopefully he does NOT say, “Surprised to see me?”

  36. Favorite Word…bedtime

    Least favorite word…no (I have a 2 year old and it is said in a defiant manner, nnnooooo!)

    Turn on…”Hey honey the kids are at grandma’s wanna get lucky?”

    Turn off…”Shhh…the kids might hear!”

    Sound I love…silence, if I can remember what it sounds like.

    Sound I hate…anything yelled from across the house, seriously hate that, “MOMMMMMMMMMMMM He hit me” comes to mind

    Curse word…I don’t curse, I figure it shows a lack of imagination and/or self control, this is why God had given me 4 sons, ughhhhh.

    Profession…architect in a quiet corner office overlooking a park with a pond, with swans lazily swimming in circles…did I mention quiet?

    Profession I wouldn’t do…preschool teacher, well teacher of any kind actually. What is ironic about this is that I homeschool…I need to ponder this point.

    When I get to heaven I want to hear…Good job all your kiddos made it too, now they can torment your for eternity! Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor!

  37. Iggy

    1. What is your favorite word? Curmudgeon

    2. What is your least favorite word? Period (Just really don’t like that word)

    3. What turns you on? The music of Barry White.

    4. What turns you off? Stupidity.

    5. What sound do you love? Fall leaves blowing down the street.

    6. What sound do you hate? The high pitched shriek of a child.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Crap.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? If only I could turn back time, I’d be an herbologist.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that doesn’t allow me to be creative.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? You did a great job, are you ready for your next adventure?

  38. I work with numbers all day, I totally understand that whole #2 pencil thing. 1. Chlorofluorocarbons – because I know how to spell it and it works great for hangman. 2. Spider. 3. Honesty. 4. Being Lazy. 5. The ocean. 6. Alarm Clock. 7. I try not to curse. 8. Chef. 9. Retail or working with gross substances. 10. Welcome.

  39. Lindsey

    1. What is your favorite word? jackass
    2. What is your least favorite word? “Intercourse” – omigosh, that word is so disgusting!
    3. What turns you on? Someone who is HYSTERICAL – and who can make good eye contact.
    4. What turns you off? People who CAN’T make eye contact. I want to shake them!
    5. What sound do you love? Definitely the sound of my daughter laughing – she ‘s a riot.
    6. What sound do you hate? Whiny kids – ooooo.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Definitely “shit” – it is so universal and USEFUL!
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’ve always wanted to become a nurse – but I HATED college. Jackass teachers equal bad experiences. I quit, met my husband, found a great job that I worked at for 4 years, had a baby, and now I’m a stay at home mom! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything customer service related – I am just not sympathetic! I get the strong urge to tell people that I genuinely don’t give a shit – and that just isn’t professional!
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? Despite your poor poor choice of language, I’ll let you in. (I know I have a potty mouth – I just CAN’T stop.)

  40. Alicia

    What happened to “the love story” part of your old blog?!? That was my favorite!

  41. We watch Inside the Actor’s Studio all the time. Gotta love James Lipton! What a great way to start of the Q&A section.

  42. 1. sunshine 2. retarded (makes me so annoyed when I hear people use that) 3. a man in the kitchen 4. stupid people 5. I love the sound of rain 6. I hate the sound of babies crying 7. if I use a curse word it is usually s*@t 8. I’d love to run an organization for special needs children 9. I don’t want to do anything that requires me putting my hands in something disgusting 10. It is great to see you your mom is waiting for you!

  43. Oh, fun 🙂
    1. periwinkle or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    2. squelch (…ew)
    3. Humor, and an ease with my friends and family
    4. People who get immature about an important situation (or just avoid it entirely) argh! grow up a little!
    5. Shoes on pavement, and the little tinkle of the music in Disney theme parks. It’s like a drug, and I cannot get enough.
    6. Alarm clocks/buzzers
    7. Probably shit…I say it a lot internally at least. I swear a lot in my head, and people are always amusingly surprised when one makes it’s way out in the open.
    8. I think I would have to go with animator, or paleontologist. Random, I know.
    9. I can’t stand math, and I squirm at unpleasant smells, so nothing dealing with math or garbage.
    10. Welcome to the party! You now get the gift of a personal soundtrack wherever you go, just like in the movies! (As mentioned above, I’d like to think there is a healthy dose of humor up there)

  44. Ashley

    1. What is your favorite word?: Beautiful. 2. What is your least favorite word? Panties. Hate that word. 3. What turns you on? Kindness and honesty. 4. What turns you off? Lying and being superficial. 5. What sound do you love? My boyfriend laughing really hard. He gets a little high pitched at the end and it’s too cute for words. 6. What sound or noise do you hate? My dog barking incessantly. I’m with you, Katie. 7. What is your favorite curse word? Variations on the F word. I look so innocent, yet I have a mouth like a truck driver. I am working on it. 8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I’m ignoring the fact that I’m a file clerk for a second and pretending that I’m already a therapist (which is what I’m studying to be). I’d love to write for a living. Or be a professional chef. Or both. 🙂 9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that involves hard physical labor. Seriously. That or teaching, because as rewarding as I am sure it is…it’s definitely a lot of work and not a lot of pay! 10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? “I love you, and I am proud of you. Come on in!”

  45. I want to play! I want to play! BTW I love that show too, have you watched the Robbin Williams one? It’s older but you can youtube it. AMAZING. That guy is crazy awesome! To the questions: 1. What is your favorite word?
    Home.

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    The “C-word”, absolutely despise it.

    3. What turns you on?
    Humor, compassion, empathy.

    4. What turns you off?
    People who interrupt.

    5. What sound do you love?
    The other day a little boy in my class pronounced to no one at all “I did it!” (puzzle), that was pretty cool.

    6. What sound do you hate?
    Children in pain.

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Probably the “F word”, horrible but true.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
    Teacher, and mom (does that count?)

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    The profession I’m in now, customer service.

    10. If Heaven exists what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive?
    The learning continues here.

  46. Maren

    1. What is your favorite word? right now, douche bag. don’t ask me why…I have no idea. it’s fun to say. *shrugs*

    2. What is your least favorite word? the C-word (you know…cunt)…hate hate hate that word.

    3. What turns you on? a sense of humor

    4. What turns you off? laziness, not that I’m not occasionally lazy…but there’s a difference between relaxing and just laziness

    5. What sound do you love? a baby laughing…more specifically, my baby laughing (even though he’s 11)

    6. What sound do you hate? someone smacking their food, or talking with food in their mouth

    7. What is your favorite curse word? fuck – out loud; son of a….biscuit eater – in my head. go figure.

    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? teaching. or a criminalist…if I was smart enough.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? anything to do with math, number or bad smells. cannot stand bad smells.

    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? way to go. now, take a load off and check out what’s going on back home.

  47. Courtney P.

    1. What is your favorite word? Onomonopia
    2. What is your least favorite word? squish
    3. What turns you on? Humor. Good, witty, clever humor. (I’m stealing your answer)
    4. What turns you off? arrogance
    5. What sound do you love? rain hitting the windows
    6. What sound do you hate? utensils scraping a plate or any repetitive noise like pen clicking
    7. What is your favorite curse word? probably the f word
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would love to my own florist/catering business
    9. What profession would you not like to do? accountant, loan officer, I’m not that fond of numbers either
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive? I’m agnostic so I’m not sure it exists but an “You’ve done alright” would be fine with me.

  48. lauren

    I read your recent post about grieving over the loss of your old home. I can relate in many ways. why did you and chris decide to move to florida?

  49. Aby

    1. What is your favorite word? Omnipotent
    2. What is your least favorite word? mediocrity
    3. What turns you on?love
    4. What turns you off? betrayal
    5. What sound do you love? waves at sea shore
    6. What sound do you hate? cat fight sounds
    7. What is your favorite curse word? F**K
    8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?sculpting
    9. What profession would you not like to do? mining
    10. If Heaven exists (and I believe it does), what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive?couldn’t you make life more livable?

    I love this website marriageconfession.com it seems to be such a cool place to be. We can share thoughts and emotions and it’s for free!

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