Friday, November 4, 2011

Two for the Price of One

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. :)


Anonymous said...
I can multi task so listening to music for me is awesome...

Anonymous said...

Grade papers in Purple or green...awesome, I was born in the 1960's with nun's and Red ink only...imagine that! Today the colors and new technology is really amazing. For my daughter I can log into her school account to see how her grades are....right now she lives in a town an hour away with her aunt to finish her Sr. Year...I am getting ready to move for the third time...gotta do my blog photo's soon...on another blog about that...I love to read, write, research and law. I have a paralegal degree and can't find a job. Paper Pens and Notebooks are my obsession too. :) have a delightful night. ~ Jackie

Lyn F. said...

Jackie, thanks so much for your comments! I always found red to be so severe, so when I had papers of my own to mark, I decided green and purple were far friendlier than the dreaded red. Sure, papers still bled green or purple, but to me, it was easier on the eye.

In this day and age (and with programs like Blackboard), the marking is done on-line, so even putting pen to paper for that reason becomes more rare.

I hope you also have a great night!

~ Lyn F.