Sunday, October 21, 2007

Interview with a Bob-Kat

I'm still at a loss for words. Well, actually I'm not as such. there is far too much going on in my head that I am trying to make sense of. I suspect that there is little sense to be made of it all, but that doesn't stop my mind chasing it's imaginary tail, trying to figure it all out. It's been an upsetting and unsettling time for me. This weekend has been awful.

Rather than dwell on these things here I thought I would answer these interview questions I found over at Panthergirls, who is a fellow baked bean hater. There should be a club. Apparently these ten questions are posed to guests on James Lipton's "Inside the Actor's Studio" show. You can check out Panthergirls answers *here*. Here are mine:

What is your favourite word?
That would have to be ‘discombobulate’. Which is how I have been feeling lately among other things.

What is your least favourite word?

It’s not one I would like to put on this blog, I dislike it that much. Otherwise, I don’t much like ‘mucus’. It sounds too much like the stuff it describes. The stuff is pretty awful too.

What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
Integrity. Which sadly seems to be becoming a scarce commodity in society. I like it in art, entertainment, politics and society. If I sense integrity in something I instantly warm to it.

What turns you off?
Stupid people who cannot have an adult discussion and resort to foul language. There is no reasoning with them and they seem to think that just because someone has a different point of view, they can verbally abuse them.

What sound or noise do you love?
Besides music, I suppose the noise I love is the dawn chorus. It reminds me of my early morning paper round when I was a kid. I used to love watching the world wake up as the sun came up.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Screaming children. The sort that occurs in supermarkets or other public spaces and rips your nerves apart as it’s so loud and shrill.

What is your favourite curse word?
‘Bloody’. Though I don't swear much.

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

Writer or artist. I would love something where I could create something that other people would enjoy and that I could step back with pride and say “I did that”.

What profession would you not like to do?
Cleaner. I hate cleaning so I really wouldn’t do anyone else’s. Ironically, I do like things to be clean though. Isn’t life cruel?!

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

'Don't panic'.

Hopefully my head will sort itself out soon and normal service will be resumed. Afterall, I still have some Vienna photos to sahre with you.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Dear Dear Bob-Kat...I hate that you have beenhaving a rotten time of it...THAT is NOT fair! You deserve so much better, my dear...

I love your answers to the 10 questions....! Some of your answers made me smile, some made me blush---Mucuss??? Oh Dear...I blushed at that one because my life is mucus....LOL! Great Answers!

I dearly hope things do get sorted out, my dear blog pal....Anything I can do, please don't hesitate to let me know. I send you lots of "sorting out" Prayers! And some virtual hugs, too....

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear you have been having a bad time - I just came over to wish you some good cheer.

the fat lady said...

"When you're lying awake with a terrible ache, and the covers conspire" etc etc. W.S. Gilbert was a most astute observer of the human condition! He always has just the words to do a system reset on our sense of humor. (If you didn't id that immediately, it's from "Iolanthe" and there are lots of verses! Check them out for a good, hearty laugh.) Have a yummy slice ofcheesecake,pompously declare "illegitimum non carborundum" (don't let the b*s*a
*ds wear you down)and do a Scarlett O'Hara (get a good night's sleep and think about it tomorrow). This should work for most problems, and if it doesn't, you have a whole army of blogophites at the ready with suggestions, good vibes, well wishes and prayers.

kenju said...

I hope your life will be good soon again, Bob-kat. Meanwhile, hang in there - and post pics!

Niall said...

Having read the answer you gave to 'what other profession would you like to atempt?'I would like to assure you that the photos you show us, the pictures your words paint in our minds eye..the way you cause us to see the world through your 'Bobkat' eyes (Despite the tears that linger there) in my opinion the work of an touch our hearts whilst everything is 'bloody mucus' is a gift. *-----) (that symbol is supposed to be a flower!)

Carmi said...

Sending you happy thoughts for a rapid return to traction and happiness. I know how you feel, and it isn't fun.

Love what you wrote about writers and artists. I get that precise feeling when something I write hits home with a reader. It's an immensely powerful feeling, and I feel privileged to have been born with this gift.

The flip side: sometimes, I end up with too much weight on my shoulders. Still working on that balance thing.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just checking in, my dear, to see how you are doing...It will be time to get up soon for you, (If you arem't already....Thinking of you and sending you The Best for this day....

And, btw: I agree that you ARE an artist, through and through!

Melody said...

*hheee* - 'Don't panic', what a witty answer!

I hope all gets sorted soon. And I agree with Naomi, you are an artist! Your words are brilliant and your photographs are magnificent!!!

.:mar said...

Loved reading your interview...and hope you will be back to your cheerful normal very soon...
I don't think I would post my least favourite word either!!! and I agree with you about the screaming children. Can't stand that noise! and now I am off to do some cleaning ::sigh::

panthergirl said...

Great answers!! And I agree totally about cleaning. I hate to clean, but I love for my place to be clean and organized. That reminds me... have to hire a new cleaning person!

R. Sherman said...

The point on screaming children hits home. I think there's a difference in the wail of a child who is generally hurt or frightened versus that of a child who is misbehaving. It's the latter I cannot abide.


Theatre 503 said...

I hope the dawn chorus would chase away the discombobulation.

I did that test over at Panthergirl's and I think your answers about both of the above points are spot on.

Oh..and shouldn't it be discombobkatulation in any case?

Smiles rashbre

Shephard said...

Sending you additional happy thoughts, to keep all the other ones company. :)

We seem to like and dislike similar things. :) Fun questionnaire.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing, my dear...! Thinking of you and hoping things are a bit better....HUGS to you and that sweet faced kitty of yours.

rashbre said...

oops I see i was blogging as Theatre503 earlier.

Slight mistake as someone borrowed this laptop and left it signed in.

And, by the way, current 503 show is getting great reviews!