Inside the Reader’s Studio Meme

August 26, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Books, LIfe | 10 Comments
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Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog tagged me with this meme and I’m so excited about it. I’ve often wanted to be asked about my favorite swear word and now’s my chance to answer that question. Yee Ha! In addition to checking out her answers to this meme, she’s also holding a great giveaway. Click here to find out more about winning an ARC of The Gone Away World. If I don’t win it, I sure hope that you do. :)

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In the spirit of continuing my “getting to know you” theme from last week, I thought I’d borrow this questionnaire from my good buddy James Lipton (love him!) at Inside the Actors Studio and try to get a fun little meme started at the same time. So, I’ll answer the questions and then tag three of my blogging buddies, who will then tag three more, and well…you see how it goes.

What is your favorite word? I like a lot of words, but I think I’ll go with malfeasance. I’ve loved it ever since I first watched Fargo.

What is your least favorite word? c*nt. It is always distracting to me and makes me tense. For example, I could hardly watch Sexy Beast because of Ben Kingsley‘s character’s frequent use of that word. This is the verbal equivalent to torture in movies.

What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)? laughter, a twinkle in the eye, great music, books, and films

What turns you off (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)? burping words

What sound or noise do you love? Danny’s voice, Allison’s laughter, Emma’s singing,Trista singing, the opening chords to “Where the Streets have No Name,” the chorus to “Fire Woman” by The Cult, rain, birds in the morning

What sound or noise do you hate? burping words, the sound of people eating, jaw popping, snoring, loud breathing, Ted Levine’s voice (Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs)

What is your favorite curse word? Without any competition, it’s motherf**ker.  Ever since I heard Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction say, “I’m a bad@ss motherf**ker, motherf**ker” I’ve been hooked.  It’s also uttered over and over again in the song “Die Motherf**ker, Die” by the Geto Boys during the scene where they are kicking the springs out of the printer in Office Space.  Perfect, just perfect.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’d love to be a librarian, archaeologist, or an author.

What profession would you not like to do? Pretty much any job featured on The Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.  I love the show, couldn’t take any of the jobs.  I’m just glad that there are those who will.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? After hearing the Edge playing the opening to “Where the Streets Have No Name,” which is how I’ll know I made it to heaven instead of the other option, I hope to hear God say, “Before you do anything else, you must read all those books you’ve left unread.”

I tag Katherine at A Girl Walks into a Bookstore, Adam at Letters on Pages, and Matt at A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook.  Please tag three more and link back here so I can follow it along.

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