Look what came today:
That's right. My Big Ass Bulletin Board has arrived. Oh boy, am I excited about this. It's sitting in the hallway right now, just waiting for me to hang it on the wall. And I want to do that. I really, really do. I just need The Man to help me do it as I do not have the go-go gadget arms and upper body strength required to tackle such a task on my own. When I asked The Man tonight when he might be available to help, he said he'd check his calendar and get back to me.
We. Are. Not. Amused.
But we are still very excited that the bulletin board is here.
In other news, there was a Bernard Pivot Blogfest today (or yesterday, I guess since it is technically Thursday now). I didn't participate because I found out about it too late but I had a great time reading others' responses and decided I'd like to play too, even if I'm a day late (if I was on time, I doubt anyone would recognize me). Here are my answers:
1. What is your favorite word?
Triskaidekaphobia. It's the fear of the number thirteen. I don't suffer from it. I just think it's fun to say. It has rhythm. Which is more than I can say for me. I am also fond of the word jackwagon.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Saunter. I really don't like that word. If I ever describe any character of mine sauntering around, someone should check to make sure the pod people haven't taken over my brain. Although what they would want with my brain, I do not know. Still...
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Intelligence. Also, music and excellent storytelling. I want to be wowed. I want to be moved.
4. What turns you off?
Pretty much the opposite of the above. Intolerance and ignorance. Also, I find Jersey Shore to be pretty damn repugnant.
5. What is your favorite curse word?
I think it's incredibly unfair to ask the daughter of a sailor to pick just one favorite curse word.
6. What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of my dogs snoring when they've fallen asleep while keeping me company when I'm writing. I am also fond of the sound of my niece and godchildren's laughter.
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
The beeping noises that trucks make when they back up. Sets my dogs off every time. And I do mean every time.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I've always wanted to be some kind of ass-kicking international woman of mystery a la Sydney Bristow (or River Tam). That, or a Vampire Slayer.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Child care. Bless those who have the patience and talent for it but I am not one of them. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I would expect to hear, "Who let you in?" But I would like to hear, "You're just in time to watch the Pats game on the big screen."