Daily Prompt: Inside the Actor’s Studio

James Lipton at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

James Lipton at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the interview show, Inside the Actors Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions.
Here are my responses:

Note: I actually haven’t really sat down to think about any of these things, so I am just writing the first things that come to mind.

  1. What is your favorite word?

 Euphoria

Euphoria: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. This word is so me.

2.What is your least favorite word?

Goodbye. I have had to say this word so many times in my life, and there are times you do not want to say it, but you have to. Like in Nepali they say, “Rahar le haina, Kahar le” which means not by choice but by circumstance (usually bad)

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Positive energy. It is positive energy that will make you want to get out of bed at 4 am on a -4 degree morning to fulfil your heart’s innermost desires. Despite the result, if there is positivity, you can shoot for the moon. It brings out the right state of mind, visualisation and brings about good vibrations. It declutters your mind for the pursuit of your desires.

4. What turns you off?

Negativity. It brings about the devil in you and banishes warm thoughts and feelings from your life. You end up focusing on the negtives and the drama that ensues. It distracts you from your main goals and dreams.

5. What is your favorite curse word?

Asshole. Being an asshole is not caring and deliberately going out of your way to upset someone.It is disrespecting other people.

6.What sound or noise do you love?

Baby’s laughter.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

Honking. It is so unhealthy and produces a chain effect. There are people on the roads whose hands never leave the horn. Honking is not going to make anything move faster, and what the hell is it that you have to do so urgently? In case of a real emergency, what could help is leaving the house early and planning according to traffic conditions. Now, if only everyone had a little common sense.

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

The idea of being a spy excites me a great deal. And I would make a great one, since no one is going to think I am one so I’d be able to get away with things.

9.What profession would you not like to do?

A garbage collector.

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

Your room is ready. Your carriage awaits.

The Daily Prompt: Inside the Actors Studio

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Oh Facebook!

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I had deleted my account and was good for about a week, no cheating. But then I finally succumbed on the seventh day. I had to take a peek at what my friends were upto, did they notice i was gone? Did they miss me. But after logging back on and seeing no ‘campaign’ to bring me back to facebook kept my social arrogance in check. Even my own flesh and blood sister did not notice I was gone.

Oh facebook

It is such a love-hate thing for me right now.  It hardly helps  when I log on when lonely and sad and I see hundreds of pictures of happy smiling people in exotic locales. It does not make my loneliness vanish, it brings out another emotion.  Jealousy, wild raging jealousy. Oh how I envy my friends doing fun things in awesome places especially in my already weakened state.

The second point is these facebook games like zynga and others which are so addictive and hook you in the 2 seconds you start off and you level up like 5 times, and then the begging starts, items to get from friends, time waiting for piddly energy recharge and turns, you have to wait a day for more turns. All this can be happily waved off, if you pay of course, which is still endless.

Oh and did I mention you are also supposed to flood your own wall with posts and requests spamming your own wall. It just gets so cluttered. therefore I feel facebook has just become too much noise.

I would never pay for a facebook game but all these tactics are hurting the game companies and facebook in general, because there will come a day when the player despite multiple accounts and adding random people to help in the game, will just give up and find it not worth it to spend so many hours fruitlessly. There’s always a new level, you hardly up a level anymore, and the challenges just begin to feel like chores. And then the player feels trapped. So one day they just stop. Like farmville, I tolerated it for way longer than any others. I am glad to report that I am so done .

I have an app suggestion, don’t know if it is already out there but i highly doubt it. You allow this app access and it tracks hours spent on games, and aggregartes them in days or months. Like if you have spent 24 hours on a game, it will tell you “You have spend a total of 1 day playing *insert any of the addictive genre games here* that you will never get back. Go out and play.”

And all the other social networking sites just follow suit with facebook’s strategy because it is the market leader innit.

So the question begs asking where do I go now?