Sunday, June 29, 2008

Manic Monday #22

Question #1 - What sound or noise do you love?  
A sound? The almost imperceptible whisper that my kids make when they sleep. Especially if I have them by my side... If I have to pick something louder than that, I would say the sound of a harp, a clarinet, or a charango (a small South American instrument made with the shell of the back of an armadillo, that resembles -vaguely- a lute). Charangos have a magical, very lively sound. Remember Simon and Garfunkel's "If I could" (El condor pasa)?
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Question #2 - What sound or noise do you hate?
Not sure. The drill at the dentist, a piece of chalk on the blackboard, and especially those big electrical saws that butchers used when I was a kid (I bet they're still using them)
Question #3 - What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Definitely radio host. It's my dream. I dabbled in the area years, eons ago, but that was pretty much it. I would just die if I had a 30 minute-long, little radio show somewhere. Even if it's from 3:00 to 3:30 AM on a Wednesday, I don't really care!
Question #4 - What profession would you not like to do?
Mmmm... those who are pretty much on 'the other sidewalk' from what I do right now. Like accountant, lawyer or psychologist. I've always mentioned those as professions I would never do; nothing against them, just not my thing.


  1. Wow - I had no idea there was such a thing as a musical instrument made from an armadillo shell. Fascinating.Happy Monday!

  2. I worked in theatre and radio for a few years before coming to my senses. :) It was a ton of fun, but hard to make a living doing. As a hobby, on the other hand, it would be great.You should get in touch with these guys:

  3. 1.- The sound of music... definitively.2.- Dentist's drill... absolutely.3.- Agree... Radio host me too. Perhaps some day we could make a radio show joining Pehuajo-Waterloo, Waterloo-Pehuajo.4.- No te metas con los contadores, don't mess with accountants. I'd never be a coroner. O sepulturero...

  4. I can hear in my head the sound of the charango but I didn't know that is what it was called. You learn something every day! :)

  5. You learn something new every day, I never knew that was a charango.Have you thought about web-casting? A friend has a web-cast that he does every week.Have a great Fourth of July.

  6. That's the first time I've ever seen a charango or heard of one. Pretty ... interesting!

  7. UGH! Dentist drill...shudder.I wonder if charangos are popular in Texas...because the drivers around here sure do a good job in making amadillos plentiful along the sides of the road!Come visit when you have a chance - I have my Manic Monday up, as well as the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT I've been hinting at for ages! It's a big day at < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Breakfast at Tiffany's<>!

  8. Ugh I think being an accountant would be mind numbingly boring. But then again, I can't financially managing my way out of a wet paper bag so what do I know?! ;-)


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