April 05, 2007

A Re-Sounding Success!

Thatís what EVERYone says about the game thatís sweeping the globe, the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three! This weekís set of three questions is brought to us via Mr. Spud himself, Tarheel Marc, who has been quite attentive to the auditory manifestations of springtime.

Letís allow him to explain:

Every year at about this time, we get to open up the windows in the house/car and enjoy the sounds of spring coming out again (birds chirping, lawnmowers buzzing, car beatboxes booming). So please share with the rest of the gang:

1. What 3 sounds do you like to hear at your household?

2. What 3 sounds do you not like to hear at your household?

3. What 3 sounds will you always remember?

So, there you are. Quietly (or loudly) scamper off and think about those and leave your answers in the comments below, or a link over to your own blog. Marc did say he was concerned that some in the readership might have some deafness that defies providing an easy answer to these questions. If so, feel free to modify the questions or answers to best suit you. Also, Southern Hemispherical readers should modify the season as they feel appropriate, or pretend that itís Spring down there, too.

NOW THEN, hear [sic] are my answersÖ

1. I like hearing the kids playing outside. Itís been a long winter, and they NEED to get outside. I like hearing the birds, especially the hummingbirds. And despite the fact that it makes the platter on my electric meter spin around like a dervish on meth, I do enjoy being in bed late at night and hearing the air conditioner cut on, just because I love that blast of cold dry air. (Trying to sleep when it's so warm and humid is just gross.)

2. As much as I like birds, those danged mockingbirds singing ALL THE LIVE LONG NIGHT really needs to stop. Theyíre out there 24 hours a day, singing like itís the middle of the day. Stupid birds. Second, tornado warning sirens. Third, other peopleís lawnmowers early on Saturday morning.

3. Iím assuming that since Marc didnít specifically mention springtime, heís asking for all-time most memorable sounds, so Iíd have to say the absolute best would be the first time Reba ever said that she loves me. Everything else is faint by comparison.

So there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 5, 2007 08:00 AM

Oh Terry, I think some of the memorable sounds your children first made could have made the list for #3. Even passing gas can be good in the right circumstance.

Anywhozitz, I'm up.

[and I wasn't necessarily thinking of springtime sounds, but kudos for including those on your answers]

Posted by: Marc V at April 5, 2007 08:48 AM

In the right circumstances. However, I have also had the distinct displeasure of holding several different little bundles of joy who followed up their precious tiny toots with a gigantic roiling avalanche of horrors that quickly filled their pants to capacity, then proceeded to gush forth from around the elastic leg- and waistbands with the force of a volcano.

They seemed quite satisfied with themselves afterwards.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 5, 2007 09:03 AM

1. I like to hear the coffee making although with the Bunn itís very quiet; I like to hear the soft hum of a ceiling fan and mostly I like to hear QUIETóSILENCEóNOTHING
2. I donít like the sound of yelling, lawn and garden tools and dogs barking a possums in the middle of the night.
3. Not sure what sounds I really rememberóI remember the strange silence right after running off the road in the snow and ice; what a hurricane actually sounds like even this far inland and something else but who knows

Posted by: jim at April 5, 2007 09:20 AM

I'm up, too.

Posted by: Diane at April 5, 2007 09:34 AM

"... gigantic roiling avalanche of horrors ..." You make it sound like a bad thing! At least one of you felt relief, and isn't that what it's all about, keeping the kids happy?

[Sounds like a good name for a punk-grunge band: GRAH.]

Posted by: Marc V at April 5, 2007 09:35 AM

I know, Marc--I should be more sensitive. But I just can't help myself!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 5, 2007 09:43 AM

Late as always, but I'm up!

Posted by: Sarah G. at April 5, 2007 10:53 PM

1. What 3 sounds do you like to hear at your household?
Birds in the morning; crickets at night; babies during the day.

2. What 3 sounds do you not like to hear at your household?
A neighbour's stereo or home theatre system; squeaky doors; babies during the night.

3. What 3 sounds will you always remember?
The hum of my father's car pulling into the driveway during childhood; a kookaburra's call; a baby's laugh.

Posted by: kitchen hand at April 9, 2007 11:40 PM