December 19, 2011–The Lipton Questions
I like this idea of answering a list of questions. Wish I had gotten it done on time, but it is what it is.
1. What is your favorite word?
Bookkeeper. The repetition of the consonants has fascinated me since I was a kid.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Can’t. Yuck. I’ve written about it before here.
3. What turns you on?
Sexually? None of your business. In general, enthusiasm. If you’re enthusiastic, I’ll get behind you.
4. What turns you off?
Apathy. Take a stand for God’s sake.
5. What sound do you love?
The sound of happiness from my wife. There is nothing that makes me feel more complete and more right than the sound of Gloria laughing or singing.
6. What sound do you hate?
Complaint–if you don’t like something, change it and if it is beyond your control to change it, shut up! Complaining just makes everyone else feel bad too!
7. What is your favorite curse word?
I like all of them that are euphemisms for curse words. Throughout my childhood, my father said “Gol dang” constantly, and it made me smile and made me feel safe at the same time. I have taught our children to say “Salamanca” when they hit their funny bones or otherwise injure themselves in some minor way–I derive a certain inappropriate glee from hearing them say it.
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Professional fisherman. Politician. Football coach. Restaurateur.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Actor. Outside sales rep. Social worker.
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
The ones you have left behind are going to be just fine. Don’t worry.