Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Smack, Smack, Smack

If there's a sound I hate, it's the sound of people chewing with their mouths wide open. Smack, smack, smack. It's not that hard to close your mouth and eat! Unless you need your tonsils removed or something. Ok, one or two members of my family are going to read this and groan. They're tired of me reminding them.

Now for sounds I enjoy:
* Christmas carols of all types, especially those sung by boy's choirs with high voices.
* A baby laughing and then hiccuping because she's chortling so hard.
* German church bells ringing throughout the day.
* Drums pounding out a danceable rhythm (it all goes back to my African childhood).
* Crickets chirping at dusk.
* Listening to someone who's really good at reading poetry out loud (think Dylan Thomas, for instance--love that Welsh accent on the recording).
* While we're on accents, I like an Italian accent too! Makes even English sound romantic.
* Listening to people scream on roller coasters.
* Waves rolling in on the Oregon coast.

That's all I can think of for now.

3 comments:

Holly said...

I don't care for people screaming on the rollercoaster or anywhere for that matter but I LOVE the sound of a hard rain/thunder storm especially when that rain falls on a tin roof!

Africakid said...

Holly--that's what I forgot to mention! Me too. In Burundi, we had a tin roof, and I always loved the nights it rained hard and the sound lulled me to sleep.

Betsy said...

Oh, I'm really with you on that last one! I love the sound of waves- on any coast!