Yesterday, I ended up obeying my earworm and posting Trololo YouTube videos. And yes, I was still whistling or singing the Trololo song today amidst all the people attending the 2011 Covenant Network conference at First Presbyterian.
I decided to answer two prompts with this one post. Here we go:
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today?
LOL! Well, considering the earworm going through my head for most of yesterday and today, I think the song title is obvious. Tro-lo-lo-lo-lo, lo-lo-lo, lo-lo-lo, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho... Tro-lo-lo-lo-lo, lo-lo-lo, lo-lo-lo, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
But yes, I can listen to music and write... but it depends on the type of music. I can't do it to pop or rock or any sort of "modern" type music. I can write to classical music, as long as they're instrumentals (chamber music or orchestral music). Opera? Nope. I'll want to listen carefully. Choral music? Not a chance. Same thing: I'll want to listen very carefully.
The exception to "writing to instrumental music" is organ music. I'll usually pay close attention to that... or just close my eyes and allow myself to be taken away by the music.
Friday, November 4, 2011
When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?
Definitely computer. Since I'm able to touch-type pretty quickly, it's easier for me to put my thoughts on virtual paper (typing it out) rather than writing it out. I've been known to bring the laptop to events where there is a speaker involved; I'm usually sitting there, typing away, taking notes whilst the speaker lectures.
There are times when it's nice to physically write words on paper, but I'll use a pencil, not a pen.
Unless I'm grading papers. Then I'll reach for a pen. Preferably in purple or green. :)