Saturday, December 29, 2007

[also, i got 18 of the 25]

1. What is your favorite word?
Gosh, there are so many: onomatopoeia... pterodactyl... polydactyly... antimonyarsenicaluminumselenium... quetzalcoatl... Tlaquepaque*... vicissitude... etouffee... wombat....

2. What is your least favorite word?
Pulchritudinous [and a couple of others that I won't list].

3. What turns you on?
I'm a sucker for voices, especially in accents that I don't hear very often.

4. What turns you off?
Hatefulness. Condescension runs a close second.

5. What sound or noise do you love?
Purring cats. Howling wolves. And while I don't especially like the sound of a 3hp planer with sharp blades cutting oak, I do love the smell.

6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Sitting in the back row, listening to the jet engines on a long plane ride.

7. What is your favorite curse word?
The Big F, of course. Most often used, though, is probably some version of dammit.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Being a Mythbuster, although it strikes me that Paul Krugman's got a pretty sweet gig.

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Any number of these.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I'm a bit skeptical that any of that exists, and if it does, being of the reduce/reuse/recycle mindset, I'd like it to be along the lines of reincarnation of one form or another. If I'm destined for the American Christian version though, I'm with Mustang Bobby [whose blog I stole this from]: I hope all my pets are waiting for me. On the other hand, I'm probably going straight to Hell.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test


Unknown said...

10. “I know there ain’t no heaven and I pray there ain’t no hell.”

I can’t remember where in hell I’ve been consigned.

hipparchia said...

10. got to agree with you [and with blood sweat and tears]

third level, i do believe. all my blogofriends seem to have been sent either there or level two, which says something, though i'm not sure i want to know what.

Archaeopteryx said...

Tlaquepaque is also the name of a suburb of Guadalajara that is a sort of touristy artists' colony where I had one of the best meals of my life, at a restaurant paradoxically named "Restaurante Sin Nombre." The food was fantastic, the beer (Leon Negra) was cold, and there were pheasants, chickens, and parrots roaming around the building. So, Tlaquepaque is one of my favorite words, too.

hipparchia said...

cool! an embedded reporter! and with a glowing recommendation too. i've made the * a link to your tlaquepaque.

the pronunciation of the sedona artists colony community whatever-it-is seems to be tuh-LOCKy-pocky; just out of curiosity, como se dice tlaquepaque in guadalajara?

Archaeopteryx said...

We always said it as "T-Lacky-Packy" but, you know, ugly Americans and all that.

hipparchia said...

tacky, tacky.