What is your favorite curse word?

HA!  You SO thought this p0st was going to be about cussing, didn’t you?  Dirty birds…

It’s about interviews.  As in I want to start doing them for bloggers.  Fun, interviews where we can probe their minds for the brilliant and mundane.  It’s totally fun, you get to know people you didn’t before and get to see sites you may not have heard of.  And I get to channel my inner Ricki Lake.

I already know part of what I’m asking and I’ll probably steal some from the Proust Questionnaire, which is where James Lipton on Inside The Actors Studio gets his adapted questions from.  AND, which is, by the way, pretty much just a 19th century slambook.  (No, really, it kinda was.)

But here is where you help me out.  Give me some questions to ask our interviewees.  Somber, silly, stupid…whatever you want. (Also, if you’re a blogger, volunteer to be interviewed.  I’ll be nice, promise.)

At worst, it’ll be a post you skip.  At best, we all make new friends, which is the best thing ever. (It is.  No, it IS.   Honestly, did you learn nothing from Sesame Street?)

Lay it on me!!

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50 comments on “What is your favorite curse word?

  1. Another Emma
    April 20, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    This might be kind of mainstream and feel free to discard them, but I always enjoy reading people’s answers to “who was your first celebrity crush?” and also “what would you eat if it were your last meal?”

    And I also put my hand up for an interview… I like this community growing thing and I like Sesame St.

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      No, no, food is important. As are crushes.

  2. meghan
    April 20, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    I love that last meal question. I have heard it asked of famous chefs and the answers are fantastic. Usually mom-made comfort food. I also love to hear about dream jobs, superpowers, lottery winnings, perfect days, dream trips etc. And I would be happy to be interviewed though I am quite boring.

  3. meghan
    April 20, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    And “fuck” is my favorite curse word. Eric likes “cocksucker”.

    • Caitlin
      April 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

      meghan, you rock. as usual. 🙂

      • kindofamess
        April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

        I know! She’s going to be the best mom EVER.

  4. Mary
    April 20, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Oh oh oh, I’m raising my hand to be interviewed!

    When I was an RA in college, I liked to ask people why their names were given to them. Like why their parents chose the name they did, what their name means, whom they’re named after. It gave people a good opportunity to talk about themselves and where they came from.

    Since we probably can’t do the full name thing on the internets, maybe ask why they picked their screen name or blog title? Or maybe ask what was their very first internet screen name?

    • ElfPuddle
      April 20, 2011 at 9:56 am #

      Ooh. This! I want to hear the answers to this!

      Though, being a very good citizen of Sesame Street, I actually will like (not just pretend to like) all the questions, because this community is good like that, both in the creative and supportive sense.

      • kindofamess
        April 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

        AWW! ElfPuddle has learned the special lesson for the day! Yay. 🙂

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      OOOO! That’s a GOOD one. Definitely going in. (Well, they’re all techinically going in, in a sneaky way, but this one is really good!)

  5. Jo
    April 20, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    This. Is. amazing!

    Your favorite piece of clothing?

  6. Heather G.
    April 20, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Two things.
    1. Damn! I was hoping I’d get to share my favorite curse word! Damn-shit! (Hehe–it’s a favorite shared by my sister and me. Another one? Punkassmofo, or PAMF for short).

    2. Oh, LAWD, given that I’m on my way to be a psychologist, I can think of some awesome questions, but the first thing that came to mind? “What’s your sleep like?” I think people’s sleep is fascinating and I think it says a lot about a person. People always have stories about dreams, sleepwalking, snoring, and weird shit that happens during sleep.

    Eh, actually, three things.

    3. If you want to interview a quasi-blogger, sign me up!

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      My friend Stacey and I used to LOVE saying, “Sonofa…mother…God…shit.”

      We’re all class.

  7. Ms. Bunny
    April 20, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    You can definitely interview me! I’d love it.

    I think a good question is: what is your favorite ensemble and what does it say about you?

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      Oooo, good one. Although I’d pick Buffy the Vampire Slayer and then have no idea what that says about me. (I like high drama? I prefer a central leader but everyone contributing? I just like saying “The Scoobie Gang?”)

  8. Morgan
    April 20, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I love Mary’s name question. Both given names and the names people choose are powerful and interesting.

    What about, “how has your life turned out differently than you planned it to be when you were younger?”

    I like interevies. Giving them and reading about them. This sounds like a great feature.

  9. Nina
    April 20, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    oooh fun, I’d enjoy being interviewed!

    How about: What’s your earliest memory from your childhood that you can recall?

  10. Zan
    April 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    You can totally interview me, I’d feel super important!

    Questions:
    What makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    What was your favorite dessert when you were 7?

    Tell me about a time when you surprised yourself.

  11. Ariel
    April 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I like to ask about a favorite smell, and why. The memories connected to a smell can be quite surprising.
    I think pet’s names can tell you a lot about a person as well. Much like the name question.

    In the spirit of your journal entry on writing and Grover (who is my fave Seasme Street character) I would also put my hand up for an interview.

    • ElfPuddle
      April 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

      Silly story that says a lot about me:
      When I was young, my mother bought a Grover puppet. He would talk to me and help me clean my room.

      • kindofamess
        April 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

        I still hear Grover’s voice in my head when I say “Near” or “Far”.

        • ElfPuddle
          April 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

          I love you more and more all the time.

    • Katie Jane
      April 21, 2011 at 7:47 am #

      Oooh, favorite smell is a good one. I have so many memories connected to smells, and I wonder if other people do too.

      • kindofamess
        April 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

        Smell definitely is a good one! I used to go around describing smells in reference to what they reminded me of, like I’d tell people, “You smell like birthday today!”

  12. Rowan
    April 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    How about: Where do you blog from most often? And if it is home, are you in your pajamas?

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

      Oooo. Or nekkid.

      I think I need to blog nekkid, just to say I did it. Is that gross, or just weird? I’m okay with weird, but I don’t wanna be gross….

  13. Sharon
    April 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Oooh, this looks fun! Two of my favorite questions:

    1. What is the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up?
    2. If you could spend a year doing whatever you want, with money as no object, what would you do and why?

    And I would feel super honored if you interviewed me!

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      These questions are so good, I want to answer them myself!

      And um, YEAH, I want to interview you….

  14. Helen
    April 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Oo, what fun. I love interviews that have some silly questions (what’s your favorite pizza topping, do you call it “pop,” “soda” or coke,” favorite line from a movie) as well as some deeper, more serious questions- about what the person does or hopes to do, the impact they want their work to have, where they want to travel, what they find comfort and joy in.

    I would also like to volunteer as an interviewee, if you need people. 🙂

    ps. Mine would be “fuck.” It’s just so versatile. 😛

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

      My mom used to call soda “pop”! It still makes me giggle…. And I’m gonna interview everyone who requests it, it’ll be fun!

  15. Caitlin
    April 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    biggest pet peeve?
    biggest fear?
    favorite time of day?

    ah, Sesame Street. the good old days. and now Elmo has his own world… where he googles things to learn about them. so that kids nowadays can grow up to read blogs, I guess.

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

      I peaked on Elmo when he starting getting everyone to tickle him.

      Grover rules. (With Gonzo coming in a blose second.)

  16. Meg
    April 21, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    I want to be interviewed. But only if I get good questions. And I’ve never watched Sesame Street, so you can’t ask me about that.

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

      No dictating questions. You’ll get what you get and you’ll LIKE IT, missy.

      • Meg
        April 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

        I did not have a TV till I was 18. That is not fair.

  17. nml002
    April 21, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I want to be interviewed too. And I want to be asked about favorite kids shows, because I just don’t think we revert enough in our lives. Yup.

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

      I didn’t see a blog in your header, sweetie, do you have one?

      • Nicole
        April 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

        damn I do.. where’d it go?

        mightycourage.blogspot.com

  18. lizzie
    April 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    ooh! i love hearing people’s favorite cuss words. favorite kid shows is always fun for sure…what about favorite movie-theatre candy? i always feel like i know someone better whether they like goobers or raisinets….or if they’re the dreaded “i don’t eat any candy” type of people (ewww).

    • kindofamess
      April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

      Who doesn’t eat candy?!? If there is someone on this blog who does not eat candy, they need to just get to steppin’ because we don’t brook that kind of behavior around here!!!

  19. Natalie
    April 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    What was your favorite book as a kid? As an adult?

  20. Moz
    April 22, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    You were stupid enough to ask the question so I’m having a love affair with fucktard and fucknuts right now.

    Can’t wait to read the interviews.

  21. rebecca
    April 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? i’ve always been partial to cookie monster.

    I’m just getting started with the blogging thing, but this is fun!

  22. sezara
    April 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    such good ideas! I’d love to hear answers to any of these too:
    “what was your best halloween costume ever?”
    “what’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?”
    “pick a time when you got in trouble when you were little: what did you do? and what punishment resulted?”
    and, of course, “scar story: do you have one and how’d you get it?”
    oh, and “cake or pie?”

  23. sezara
    April 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    oh! and i just thought of this one too… “if you could ask me anything, what would it be?” (which could be enlightening in itself, and of course, would let others know even more about you too!)

  24. margaret michelle
    April 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    “What’s your secret ninja skill?” This can be anything, i.e. I usually answer with “parallel parking” and “typing really fast.”

    And I know we don’t really know each other, but I like it around here and I’m down to be interviewed!

    dearmrpostman.com

  25. lacyadams
    May 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Interview Questions:
    1. What’s your “spirit animal”?
    2. If you could have one song play every time you entered a room, what would it be?
    3. What smell and/or sound do you most associate with your childhood and why?

    Favorite swear word: Balls

    And if you’re still looking for people to interview, I’d love to give it a go!

  26. VNikol
    February 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Guilty admission: I’ve actually fast-forwarded episodes of The Actor’s Studio just to get to the Proust Questionnaire part… I love hearing the answers & the fact that Sir Lipton’s (it’s my pet name for him… don’t judge) book “Inside Inside” is full of said celeb questionnaires was the primary reason I had to have it… I’m nosey like that.

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