Happy Monday Morning

There’s nothing quite like a random survey on a Monday to help us procrastinate for a few precious moments before the work week kicks in fully, right? 

(For a variety of reasons, I have been asked the following questions at different times in life but don’t remember what I said previously, so it’s a new adventure, yay. Let’s go!)

1. What is your favorite word? serendipity
2. What is your least favorite word?  hangry
3. What turns you on?  humor, loud music of my own choosing
4. What turns you off?  lies, liars
5. What is your favorite curse word?  dammit!
6. What sound or noise do you love?  my sons giggling, waves crashing
7. What sound or noise do you hate? static, other people’s loud music
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? librarian
9. What profession would you not like to try? something with math all day
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  “Welcome! The library’s over there–make yourself comfortable.”

Now you have a turn, please! 🖤

52 thoughts on “Happy Monday Morning

  1. 1. What is your favorite word? cruise
    2. What is your least favorite word? I can’t mention it on here
    3. What turns you on? humor, loud music while driving, reading a good mystery
    4. What turns you off? being lied to
    5. What is your favorite curse word? I don’t have one.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? my granddaughters giggling and being called grandma
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? fireworks in the neighborhood, thunder, loud mufflers
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? librarian
    9. What profession would you not like to try? anything that is outdoors in the Florida sun
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome! Your family and pets are waiting for you over there. The concerts are free, Elvis is playing tonight”

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  2. 1. What is your favorite word? I have two: penultimate and exsanguinate
    2. What is your least favorite word? irregardless (curse you OED!)
    3. What turns you on? My loud music
    4. What turns you off? Definitely lies/liars
    5. What is your favorite curse word? I had to admit it, but the F-word
    6. What sound or noise do you love? birds in the morning
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Oher people’s loud music
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Dog groomer
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Anything with numbers
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome! Squashy chairs, books, and hot tea over there – we have plenty.”

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  3. 1. What is your favorite word? My Grandmother’s middle name. Arietta (Her name was Isabella Arietta)
    2. What is your least favorite word? Broad (referring to women)
    3. What turns you on? eating anything with cheese
    4. What turns you off? lies, liars
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Damn! (It mostly comes out “Fudge Ripple”)
    6. What sound or noise do you love? The birds in my back yard
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? traffic, and people arguing
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Historian at the Smithsonian
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Construction of a skyscraper
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome home! Your cats are waiting in the library by the fireplace”

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  4. How fun!

    1. What is your favorite word? Allegedly
    2. What is your least favorite word? Joyous (or phrase is “no worries” when you say thank you to someone
    3. What turns you on? Elvis music and his impersonators
    4. What turns you off? lies, liars
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Bullshrimp!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Laughter
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Cartoons
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? chef or author
    9. What profession would you not like to try? I used to say auditor (lol) but probably history professor
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “I am shocked you made it up here.”

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  5. 1. What is your favorite word? yes
    2. What is your least favorite word? no
    3. What turns you on? independence
    4. What turns you off? phonies
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Goddammit! followed closely by son of a bitch!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Onions and garlic frying in oil
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? politicians talking
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? police detective
    9. What profession would you not like to try? accountant
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “I’m real. But you can come in anyway.”

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  6. Thanks for the fun, Cyn! I’ll be checking back all day for replies! Great way to get to know the group. 🙂 This is just going to blow my cover and show what a mush I truly am though… Please don’t tell anyone. 😉
    1. What is your favorite word? love or family/friends
    2. What is your least favorite word? (swearing) J.C. or G.D.
    3. What turns you on? 60s-90s music, laughter, friends
    4. What turns you off? deliberately mean/bad people, hatred, stereotypes.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? I’m with Liz- The F-word.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? The voices of my loved ones (Family or friends)
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Fireworks hurt my ears- I’m 80% deaf and wear two hearing aids. The shrill fire alarm going off in my building. It happens a lot!
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? doctor or author- maybe both? 🙂
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Hmm, waste management or sewer treatment plant worker.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Your family is waiting over there, You can charge your kindle on any cloud, and your wish was granted, you are now an angel working with our animals.”

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    1. Tracey, do we live in the same apartment building? I thought mine was the only one in the world who had this problem. Last evening again! I live in Raleigh. Makes it hard to concentrate…

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  7. 1. What is your favorite word? Yes
    2. What is your least favorite word? No
    3. What turns you on? humor, good food, good wine, the beach
    4. What turns you off? hypocrites, liars
    5. What is your favorite curse word? ahh…best not said
    6. What sound or noise do you love? beautiful music, waves on the beach
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? loud voices, loud music from people’s cars
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? physician
    9. What profession would you not like to try? grade school teacher, food service attendant
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Fooled you…it’s real!”

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  8. 1. What is your favorite word? Kerfuffle (made me laugh when I first heard and still does)
    2. What is your least favorite word? update required (whoops that’s two)
    3. What turns you on? humor
    4. What turns you off? liars, cheaters, and litter
    5. What is your favorite curse word? F___
    6. What sound or noise do you love? kids laughter
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? car horns, road rage
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? librarian
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Podiatrist (feet…)
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome, let me check the list for your name. We have a lot of Joneses.”

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  9. What a fun game, Cyn!

    1. What is your favorite word? terrific (because it reminds me of my dad)
    2. What is your least favorite word? literally (when it’s not)
    3. What turns you on? cream sauces
    4. What turns you off? snobs
    5. What is your favorite curse word? dagnabbit!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? the cello
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? people talking with phlegm in their throat
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? foreign language teacher
    9. What profession would you not like to try? construction
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Try the cream sauce; it’s heavenly!

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  10. Well, there goes my chance of Cynthia taking over my job. Bummer!

    Honestly, I don’t know the answer to most of these questions. Favorite word? Least favorite word? I don’t know. (Now if it were favorite phrase, I don’t know might qualify.)

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  11. 1. What is your favorite word? integrity
    2. What is your least favorite word? “exact same”
    3. What turns you on? a newly opened flower
    4. What turns you off? drool
    5. What is your favorite curse word? sh**
    6. What sound or noise do you love? the orchestra tuning up moments before a performance
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? any conversation about politics
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? memoirist
    9. What profession would you not like to try? anything medical
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “It’s about time!”

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  12. Thanks for helping me procrastinate, Cyn! Ha!

    1. What is your favorite word? bauble; gossamer
    2. What is your least favorite word? cringey
    3. What turns you on? good food, sense of humor
    4. What turns you off? meanness
    5. What is your favorite curse word? curses! [or made-up ones]
    6. What sound or noise do you love? gentle rain, family chatter, fun music
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? yelling, whining
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? songwriter, taste tester
    9. What profession would you not like to try? any super dangerous jobs
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome home—now go and relax!”

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    1. “Gossamer” is especially lovely, Jen! And ooh, taste tester.

      Which reminds me: I knew someone who worked for an ice cream company and got to not only taste test but also make up the flavor names. Can I change my answer? 🙂

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  13. . What is your favorite word? Pogo
    2. What is your least favorite word? curated
    3. What turns you on? humor, KC & the Sunshine Band
    4. What turns you off? A-h0les; hypocrisy
    5. What is your favorite curse word? I can’t say!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? waves lapping on a shore
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? leaf blowers
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? architectural historian; Broadway dancer
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Anything where you have to be outside in the heat or cold all the time
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your family is waiting for you

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  14. 1. What is your favorite word? Christmas
    2. What is your least favorite word? Postponed (I always spell it “postphoned”)
    3. What turns you on? Echo and the Bunnymen (just the music)
    4. What turns you off? Pomposity
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Not considered a curse in Ireland, but Jayzus Mary & Joseph!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Summer rain
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Crumpling Styrofoam
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Actress
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Anything Top Gun
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Of course I didn’t make a mistake. I’m God!”

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    1. What is your favorite word? Fabulous
      2. What is your least favorite word? Cockroach
      3. What turns you on? The sound of the ocean at night
      4. What turns you off? Self-important people
      5. What is your favorite curse word? Bollocks
      6. What sound or noise do you love? A cat’s purr
      7. What sound or noise do you hate? A lot of voices at once in a single room. Information overload.
      8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? a stage actor. Watched the Tony Awards last night.
      9. What profession would you not like to try? The person who has to repaint the Golden Gate Bridge. Heights give me the willies.
      10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “You tried. That’s good enough.”

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    2. I just drummed to Jive the Mood (I think it was called, or maybe Swing the Mood?) Next time I’ll tag you, Lisa! Also, we’re Pennsylvania Dutch/ Hungarian. We do Cheesus, Mary, and Choseph and the donkey they rode in on!

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  15. 1. What is your favorite word? edumacated
    2. What is your least favorite word? moist
    3. What turns you on? Broadway
    4. What turns you off? know-it-alls and the humorless
    5. What is your favorite curse word? jammy bastard
    6. What sound or noise do you love? the ocean
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? motorcycles
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? forensic scientist. I would be AWESOME at that!
    9. What profession would you not like to try? submariner (I was in a submarine once … egads!)
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “It’s showtime!”

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  16. What is your favorite word? Love. Second favorite: Diddly.
    2. What is your least favorite word? Hurry.
    3. What turns you on? Sense of humor.
    4. What turns you off? Bullies.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Effin’!
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Church bells (three blocks from my house).
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Seagulls screaming outside my window.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Owning a store that sells only Christmas merchandise!
    9. What profession would you not like to try? A surgeon — I couldn’t handle the stress.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “You were never alone.”

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  17. 1. What is your favorite word? Serendipity–I agree
    2. What is your least favorite word? Pollution
    3. What turns you on? Ryan Gosling and Mark Wahlberg
    4. What turns you off? Condescension
    5. What is your favorite curse word? I curse in Spanish and can’t write it here
    6. What sound or noise do you love? The ocean
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Rap
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writer
    9. What profession would you not like to try? CPA
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Your pup is here waiting for you with your parents!”

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  18. Oh my GOSH! This is so fun!!

    1. What is your favorite word? Love
    2. What is your least favorite word? Panties
    3. What turns you on? A wicked sense of humor
    4. What turns you off? Unkindness
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Double-damn (which my mom used to say; so much better than a singular damn)
    6. What sound or noise do you love? My kids’ laughter
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Styrofoam rubbing against anything
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Librarian
    9. What profession would you not like to try? Anything medical
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome! The gang’s all here, and the licorice is over there.”

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