Idea Assassination

On Thursday, I came up with an idea. At the time, I thought it was a good one. I decided that it’d be fun to record the folks in my life and hand out snippets of each person’s voice. So, for example, whenever mentioning Gerry I’d put up a sound file of him speaking. In my head, this seemed like a fun idea especially considering folks often assign voices to people no matter what he/she actually sounds like.

Today, I have been listening to what I’ve recorded so far. I must tell you, I am inches away from actually hating myself. What a humbling experience, hearing oneself converse with folks.

In summation, one of two things might happen should you try this at home: You might suddenly discover that you’re kind of an idiot and you might work to change that about yourself; or you might become a statistic for the nation’s overall suicide rating.

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  1. You know that’s probably something we should all do at least once or twice in a lifetime…listen to ourselves.

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  2. I can’t believe how totally thoughtless I am sometimes. And the way I listen to others? Not good. It’s as if I’m not paying attention sometimes when in actuality I am. I also can’t believe how much I say that doesn’t need to be said. it’s as if I speak to hear myself do so. I must be afraid of silence. Wow, it’s actually astonishing. Maybe I’ll put it up just to prove how completely pointless I can be.

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  3. Oh, and swearing sounds absolutely hideous.

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  4. Thank goodness I don’t do that often when I write. I dont’ think so, anyway. I am seriously am going to give it up in speech. It’s really gross.

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  5. It’s even uglier when you hear your kids parrot your cursing. Except for Owen. When he says “Son of a BITCH” (because he didn’t get any candy in his goodie bag at Jonnie’s birthday party) it’s hysterical.

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  6. “might suddenly discover that you’re kind of an idiot and you might work to change that about yourself”………i wish i could and i’m sure i could if i weren’t so damn dumb! : )

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  7. You ain’t dumb, greg. Remember what George used to say? Remember? “Greg, you’re so bright, that’s why I call you son.” You’re a champ.

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  8. I always sound like a crazed redneck. It ain’t pretty.

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