Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 • No Comments on When the Words Won’t Come, Fake It
I realize I haven’t posted anything of substance in weeks. My mind has been preoccupied with a dozen other things—but nothing about which I feel I could write long, meaningful and interesting paragraphs.
So, while I’m looking for words to fill this screen, here is something I borrowed from Eden at Just One Bite, who got the idea from Inside the Actors Studio, which—oddly enough—has been the topic of more than one conversation I’ve had lately.
1. What is your favorite word?
This is a hard question for a writer to answer (almost as difficult as “What’s your favorite book?”), but if I
to pick one word, it would be “free,” and I don’t mean in a monetary sense. I like words and phrases that begin with “free”—freelance, freedom, free spirit, free choice.
2. What is your least favorite word?
There is an obscene word for the female genitalia that I despise. It’s a horrible, stupid, ugly word that only a sneering misogynist would use. And no, the word is not cunt.
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Being around intelligent people who challenge me. Being alone. Doing something I’ve never done before. Learning something new.
4. What turns you off?
Dishonesty. Narrow-mindedness. Arrogance. Ignorance. Republicans. (Heh.)
5. What is your favorite curse word?
I honestly don’t curse very often, but I suppose “fuck” is my word of choice. It gets people’s attention.
6. What sound or noise do you love?
A cat’s purr. A moan of pleasure. The ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood, as long as it’s not playing a creepy-sounding song. The ocean. A train in the distance. Wind in the trees. Rain, at night.
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
Cell phones ringing in the library. Bad grammar. Loud noise in general.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
College professor. Psychologist. Screenwriter. Sex therapist. Columnist. Coffee shop or bookstore owner.
9. What profession would you not like to attempt?
Accountant. The military. Anything that would require me to work in a cubicle and get up before 8 a.m.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“You weren’t perfect, but you did okay.” and “Yes, there is sex in Heaven.”