Monday, April 16, 2007

Fun Monday!

Bethany my favorite Ice Cream Mama is hosting this week's Fun Monday.

This is actually the first one I've ever done. Except this one time I tried to participate, but for some reason didn't make it onto the person's list. It was probably because I was late sending it in. But I digress.

Anyway, this week's challenge is a series of fun questions! Enjoy!

What is your favorite word?
I think it would have to be “passed”. Passed is always such a happy word in my life. Like when I get to say, “Hey! I passed my final exam!” or “Thank God that moron passed the Radiological exam and I don’t have to give it to him for the third time!” or “Yeah, I totally passed him on the road, because he was going slowly.” See? All happy.

Now the word, “past”, while sounding the same has a very different meaning and not a good one in my book. Because my past kind of sucks.

What is your least favorite word?
Okay, hands down: Cooter.
In my world, because of a very specific incident, the word cooter stands for a part of the female anatomy.
Here is the story behind it:
Jason, as a fifteen year old boy, moves to North Carolina and enrolls at Hee-Haw High school. As he had been enrolled in private, Episcopal school since first grade, this was rather traumatic. However, he somewhat easily makes friends and befriended a young man who asked him one day,
“Do you like cooter?”
To which he responded, “The mechanic on Dukes of Hazard?”
Yes. He really did say that.
That is the best story ever. EVER.
Also, why I hate the word “cooter”.

What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
Creatively: I suppose it would be the positive reinforcement I get. I guess I could be all cool and say that I write for myself and for my own joy or whatever, but frankly, that would be just a big stupid lie. I write because I like to make other people laugh. I get something out of it.

Spiritually: The joy I get out of sharing with other people. There is something very special about being surrounded by a group of people who feel the same way you do and are happy about it. You don’t get that very often in everyday life.

Emotionally: Safety. Feeling loved and safe.

What turns you off?
Feeling pressure. Pressure of any kind makes me feel uncomfortable and angry.

What is your favorite curse word?
Which one I use most often or my favorite? I think they might be different.
I tend to say, “hell” a lot. Is that even considered a curse word?
Most of the words I say are not curses, but probably should be. Like douchenozzle. That’s just not nice, I don’t care who you are.

What sound or noise do you love?
Warning: Cheesiest response of all time.
The sound of my kids laughing.

What sound or noise do you hate?
The “critical stop” noise on my computer. Because it generally means that I’ve done something moronic.

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

No, just lying. I’d really like to work in a nature center and teach children about plants, animals, and the environment.
I think I’d have to get over my fear of birds, turtles, and otters first though. Crap.

What profession would you not like to attempt?
Grave-digger. Ugh, just…no. Just no.
Also, funeral director. You are a better man/woman than I if you can do that job, and thank God for you and your service and all, but I could NOT do it.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
When God sees me he’s going to be all like, “WHASSSUP!?”
N o, seriously. He will. We’re peeps like that.
As that song, “Tennessee” says,
“Although you’re superior over me, we talk to each other in a friendship way.”
Also, he totally told me to go back to Tennessee.

I THINK THAT SONG IS ABOUT ME. Holy crap! Thanks Arrested Development!

Go by Bethany's place and see who else is participating!


Beccy said...

I love your answers, I wrote the same for the noise I love so we can be partners in cheesy answers!

Anonymous said...

Cooter...haha...I don't like it, either!!

You and God are peeps like that, huh? Sweet. Put in a good word or four for me, please?

CPA Mom said...

Cooter? COOTER? I cannot.stop.laughing. Jason, you crack me up.

Cheesy answers work for me too!

Oh, I should have said funeral director too. I saw a body being prepped once (don't ask) and it was amazingly disgusting. And creepy.

Unknown said...

"douchenozzle?" Nice one. One of my co-workers is particularly fond of "neckface." Whatever that is.

I agree on the 'no pressure' thing. Pressure's never fun.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Ok seriously how funny is it that you and I answered the same about the profession we don't want...


God would totally send you back to Tennessee.

frannie said...

I met Cooter once- the one from Dukes.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Personally, I don't think the kids laughing response really qualifies as cheesy in the traditional sense.

It transcends cheese, you know?

Anonymous said...

That cooter story is great. Now that's a REAL MAN!

The very nice man said...

Brilliant answers from start to finish!
Loved reading them!

Patiently waiting said...

Cool post!

Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

That story about Jason is too funny! I probably would've answered that question the same way!

I cannot stand birds! They freak me out with their pecking and crap!

Amy W said...

Love the Cooter story!

Great answers!

Sabrina said...

Totally agree that "Cooter" should only be used when referring to the DOH mechanic. . . .fear of otters? Interesting. . .
Oh, and wow, your puppy is CUTE!!!

Unknown said...

Okay, but I love your answers, but I think that you should change your "About me" back to I'm totally awesome like it wasy before.

You may not feel that way right now, but listen Chick - you ARE totally awesome. We wouldn't be here laughing at your open letters if you weren't! Keep that chin up and take the puppy with you on your walks.

Julie said...

That Cooter story is awesome. I can see how Jason may have misuderstood - I would have thought the same thing. You know, Jason would be jealous - I met good old Crazy Cooter - he used to have a whole Dukes of H setup in VA. Husband & I got our picture taken with him - he was a very nice guy. Even sat in the General Lee.

julie said...

My first thought on Cooter was Dukes of Hazzard, too. I'm very embarrassed to admit that.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Jason. Although, I didn't grow up with Dukes of Hazzard, so I would have thought it was another word for "cooties." Which is probably way worse than Jason's answer!

And the laughter of children? How is that cheesy at all???? I think I wrote a whole post about the sound of my son's laughter, now that's cheese! but not the stinky blue cheese kind. More like a fresh mozzarella ball, all squishy and creamy good.

Denise said...

COOTER AKA/ skincher which is just as bad. ewww

Pamela said...

several people have mentioned grave digging. ..... never even thought of that one.

pole dancer ha ha ha. cute.

Enjoyed your take on all the questions.

Anonymous said...

Cooter!! LMAO!!!!!

Oh, and I'd like to try pole dancing, too, but I am living proof that there can really be waaayyy too much T & A. Yep.

Molly said...

Hello Chick Over There,
You have written a set of heartwarming, thoughtful answers. Douchenozzle... now, that is a dreadful thought.

Shanilie said...

This was a fun read. I feel like I have gotten to know you a little more. :) I will def. have to try this one!

PinkCat said...

Very good answers indeed and bloody funny. I thought a cooter was a cootie. lol Hey I can be forgiven because I am British after all. lol

My favorite curse/swear word is Beotch!!! lol

Take care sweetie xx

SJINCO said...

Cooter? Pole Dancer? Hands down, I loved your answers.

And I love Arrested Development!

Bethany said...

I have never heard of any anatomy being referred to as cooter.

After my day at work, I'm thinking grave digger might not be so bad.

my4kids said...

Hey I didn't know what you were talking about the word cooter either the first thing that came mind was the guy on dukes of hazard but that is also Izzaks favorite movie and we watch it all.the.time....
I don't think its cheesy to say you like the sound of your children laughing..I said it to. If its true, its true.

Alpha Dude said...

You already have 26 comments. I figured that is enough so I decided not to leave you one.

I hope you don't mind.

Unknown said...

Dang, girl! You know how to get an audience!

Why is it that guys have no problem with their vernacular when it comes to women's anatomy, but can't seem to multi-function in most other areas in life?

A question for God, I guess.

EE said...

Cooter...LOL...haven't heard that word in years!!!

Jhianna said...


My new favorite word :D