Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Quiz time!

Sometimes in the blogging world you just want to take a quiz. In school I used to hate class quizes and tests, but for some reason in the blogging world quizes are the thing to do.

So without further a do a quiz I found over at Mary P'.s blog:

1. What is your favorite word?

I really don't have a favourite word, per say, as I like to look for words that seem to flow within a sentence. I like simple words that get across the point trying to be made. One of my pet peeves is when academics use large complicated words that confuses the average reader in piece meant to be read by the general public (i.e. a newspaper article). I call this "ivory tower syndrome" because in cases like this I see the academics as being out of touch with the average person. So simple words are my favourites!

2. What is your least favorite word?

Just like Mary P., "Like."

If your not "A Valley Girl" then don't use the word "Like" in every sentence!

3. What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?

Simply getting out and going for a walk. Doesn't really matter where I walk, I just need to get the blood pumping and my body moving. For some reason I do a lot of my thinking while I'm on my feet. I guess thats a good thing, employers are always looking for people who can think pragmatically on their feet.

4. What turns you off?

STUPID PEOPLE! Especially poor customer service agents at fast food establishments and call centres.

5. What is your favorite curse word?

Zoot! Cause its French and sounds funny.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

Sound? Silence..... Sometimes it's nice to have quiet once in a while.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

Kids throughing a temper tantrum. Any kid over the age of one who starts wailing. If your an infant, for some reason the tantrum isn't ear piercing but sounds cute. However, once the little one gets over the age of one or two years old, the tantrum sounds worse than nails on a chalkboard.

8. What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Teaching....without the stress of marking!

9. What profession would you not like to attempt?

Teachers Assistant at a university or college. I hate marking the same essays or papers over and over again. When I was a teacher in New York City I loved reading the first fifteen essays by my students because the papers provided fresh well thought out reading material. However, the monotony after a while makes my eyes strain and I would rather figure out how to not do the marking period! So to all the TA's out there....THUMBS UP!....for being able to mark hundreds of term papers by university students in such a short amount of time.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Welcome to the Peanut Gallery!" "Check out what is going on in our Ant Farm down below today!" "Can you pass the popcorn?"

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