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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning…

Hey there internet friends!  (Is that too much?  Are we friends? You seem like a nice person, let’s be friends. There, sorted.)

As you may, or may not know, I recently moved my internet home over to a kindergentler, simpler webhosting platform; and the fact that it came with a blog was a big motivating factor in the move. Writing is one of those tasks that always seems to be on my “I’ll get to that! …eventually…someday….” list; but it is something I genuinely enjoy when I get into the swing of it.  These days, time always seems to get away from me, and taking the few minutes every day (or even every week) just doesn’t seem to happen.  This is something that I hope to be better about in the coming year.  To help myself get into the habit, I’m going to be relying on some prompts to help me out.  To kick everything off, I’m going to start with the 10 questions that James Lipton asks his guests on Inside the Actor’s Studio.  I figured it would be appropriate. 

  1. What is your favorite word?
    Flibertijibbet.  YEAH. COME AT ME.  It makes me smile.  I am a big. giant. nerd. Close second, collywobbles, because it makes me snicker every single time.
  2. What is your least favorite word?
    Wait.  Patience is one of those virtues that I’m really not good at yet, I’m going to figure it out someday when I grow up.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Creatively: Honesty.  Nothing enraptures me more as an artist than experiencing a truth through art as both an audience member and performer.  It can be as simple as a character in a play reminding you of someone.Spiritually: Love.  New or old.  Feeling love for a friend or family member.  Getting butterflies about a crush.  Ending up truly, madly, deeply…ass over teakettle for someone for reasons I can’t quite explain.  Falling in love with new material.  Needing love when I’m feeling lost.  God is Love. Unconditional Love.

    Emotionally:  Kindness and laughter.  They’re a good person AND they can make me laugh?   I’m done.  I want to be their best friend, we’re in love, it’s fine.

  4. What turns you off?
    Creatively:  Discourtesy.  Now, don’t get me wrong here.  I can take my lumps and I have a healthy respect for people in positions of authority.  I’m talking about when people deliberately mislead you.  When someone puts you down behind your back or in front of other people in such a way that you know their “criticisms” are meant as insults.  You have to give respect to get respect.Spiritually: Intolerance or hate.  There’s no place for it in my spirituality.  All I want is the love.

    Emotionally:  Avoidance.  I’m sorry bro, doesn’t matter what kind of relationship we have.  Please respect my feelings enough to come out with it already.

  5. What is your favorite curse word?
    Fuck.  That fricative combined with the hard k? Mmm, perfection.  Honorable mentions: twatwaffle and tool.  Those aren’t really curse words, per se.  But I like them a lot.
  6. What sound or noise do you love?
    The ocean waves breaking against the shore.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Slamming doors.  It sets my teeth on edge.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Developmental Psychologist.  That was the only other thing that I was ever really fascinated by.
  9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Waiting tables turns me into a stressed out shell of a person.  Cocktail waiting, I’m good.  But full service waiting tables?  I’m just miserable night after night.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    “A for effort!  Come on in.  Gang’s all here.”

Thank you for reading!
Maggie Leigh

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