emma peel

emma peel
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La dolce vita, Canada
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December 10
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Citizen of the world
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A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem. Disclaimer Please be advised that what you read here does not represent anyone at OS, or anyone else in the known blogosphere, or world outside the Internet unless specifically stated. I've spent most of my life as a journalist, arts and film critic, editor, educator and writing coach. I've been lucky enough to travel extensively and to meet many fascinating famous and ordinary people. I live in a beautiful part of the world that sustains my soul. I am blessed to have an understanding husband and loyal friends. I have a sharp edge, but underneath I am an idealist and a romantic. My heart breaks at all the stupidity, injustice and cruelty in the world. I will never stop fighting against it.

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MAY 16, 2010 5:13PM

These are a few of my favourite things -- for Pilgrim

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1.   What is your favorite word?

Don't think I have one but I do rather like sublingual. It's just sexy to say.

2.   What is your least favorite word?

Fart. I've never liked it.

 3.   What turns you on? 

Fine writing, good films and music, seeing people achieve more than they think they can, lazy summer afternoons, the beach, walks in the forest, beautiful blossoms, enjoying good food and wine with friends and family. This is starting to sound like a Playboy centrefold quote so I'll stop.

4.   What turns you off? 

Cruelty to the defenseless whether human or animal, injustice, greed, intolerance, immodesty. Carelessness and unprofessionalism rankle me -- do something right, or to the best of your ability, or don't bother. And then take justified pride in the results.

5.   What sound or noise do you love? 

Oh, so many. Birds singing, soft rain, the whistle of a tea kettle, people laughing authentically, waves of any kind, the murmur of good conversation. And the sound of a Champagne cork popping! 

6.   What sound or noise do you hate? 

Leaf blowers, snow blowers, jet skis, pretty much anything without a muffler. I like your list but I would add whining, verbal abuse and the incredibly high-pitched shrieks of children and heavy metal music.

7.   What is your favorite curse word? 

Fucktard.

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

Documentary filmmaker, actor/singer.

 9.   What profession would you not like to do? 

Anything where I have to deal with hierarchy and bureaucracy and nasty people, which doesn't leave much! 

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

"Welcome home. We've been waiting for you," spoken by my father and brother.

 

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I like your #3, but your #5 endears you to me.
It's a dreadful word, isn't it?
Champagne cork sound...brilliant, I forgot that.
Lovely list, Emma.
#1 Does "sublingual" mean someone who is below speech?
#3: I really like these answers.
#4: I really like "rankle."
#5 and 6 are good. #9, I agree (one benefit of freelancing).
#10: I'm sure they will.
Thanks for joining!
Your list is great, emma. I agree with your least liked job and I love your favorite sounds.
R
I like your choice for #2, and #10 puts a big old lump in my throat._r
What a great list! I love #4, and I agree with the bureaucracy thing. I made you one of my Favs because I stumbled upon your blog one day. I loved what I read. Please check out my 10. Thanks.
I love these peeks into others feelings, thoughts. I enjoyed reading, visualizing yours.
Thanks everyone. Just give me a chance to get to yours. AtHome: sublingual means something you put under your tongue, often medicines or homeopathic remedies.
we're sisters in swearing on #7, emma. ; and whining is a great addition to #6. good list here.
Until you qualified it in the "Comments" I was thinking that "sublingual" was some esoteric refinement of foreplay!
Obviously, I'm a fucktard.
No. 10. believe that it is true.
When that cork pops, poor a glass for me so I can toast your #5.
Lezlie
It's not my favourite, but I do like sublingual.
There's something subliminary going on there, I think.

I like your list, especially the promise in the whistle of a tea kettle.
Unfortunately #9 is far too correct.
I'm starting to like Fucktard.
Emma everytime I rate one of your posts you get bonus ratings is Kerry afraid of you to.
What about photographic images ?
You don't like cacophony either! Great list.
I am so with you on the machines without mufflers...all of them. Muffler up!!
Champagne popping. Of course, why didn't anyone else think of that?
Sublingual....funny.I love teakettles as well,everyone should have one .
This has been a good day at OS. You did a lovely job.
cacophony sucks.

So pleased with you and Amanda G's no. 2's.

This has made my day. I though me and my family were the only one's who couldn't bear it. The world at large seems to say it a lot.
The more I think about it, the more I think sublingual one of those very rude words we should only use in private.
Like elevator.
Kim, it does sound very dirty doesn't it?
I think we should find a room.
The best part about authentic laughing (#5) is when it self-perpetuates. When you're so tickled by your own laughing (or someone else's) that it makes you laugh even more. One the best forms of exhaustion is when you've laughed so much that you can barely breathe and the muscles in your cheeks and stomach are aching.
Champagne cork popping! I love this and you for reminding me. We always say WOO HOO after the pop.

Can't talk about #10--I get choked up.
I am in total agreement with #9. I never made a very good boss myself and I'm not good at taking orders. You're right...it really narrows the field.
You and I ARE quite similar, down to the annoying sounds. 'Cept my favorite word is alluvial. I just don't know what it means. Must check...someday.