Monday, November 16, 2009

Another Reason Why I’m Chandler

I don’t like to take personality tests. You know the kinds that you answer a million questions to find out what “personality type” you are. Tom on the other hand loves these tests. What ends up happening is he bugs me to take them too.

I once took a test that asked the question, “Which Friends Character Are You?” Tom had nothing to do with it; he likes the more serious types of tests. Believe it or not I was Chandler. Maybe it’s the fact that I crack jokes all the time. Maybe it’s because I have something sarcastic to say (or ten). For the record, I show lots more self control with telling a joke. Those of you who know me are a little scared right now, but you should have seen me 20 years ago.

But this morning I was reminded why there is another reason why I’m the Chandler character – sound effects.

I don’t know about you other ladies out there, but I am horrible at sound effects. The majority of guys are born with this ability. They play cops and robbers or solider and produce all these sounds that sound like guns or bombs.

This morning I tried to imitate the sound of hair being cut by scissors. When Tom gave me that all knowing puzzled look, I told him what sound I was trying to make. He smiled, said he loved me and then made the correct sound of scissors cutting hair. We just laughed.

Here is a clip of Chandler that proves that sometimes these tests do come out correct.



© Nadine Zawacki 2009

P.S. I have been responding to everyone’s comments. It’s not something I’ve done in the past, but just started doing.

18 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

that's ok honey, I like your "other" sound effects :)

Tom

JEWELIA said...

Maybe the sound effect you're "trying" to make is actually what makes it funny..Don't stop being "You" after all there is only one "you"

Laurel said...

Nadine, I don't think I could make a scissors cutting sound effect no matter how hard I tried. In fact, I wasn't sure how to make that whip cracking sound until I watched that clip!

So, now I'm wondering what I'm missing out on because I don't have the imagination to do good sound effects and I've concluded...NOTHING! All power to those who can do it (I have a friend who does all kinds of sounds an voices,and he actually ended up being the character Buzzsaw Louie on a Veggie Tales video, so it can be quite a useful talent) but I figure my talents must lie elsewhere and can be just as useful!

Now that's faith talking! LOL Thanks for sharing Nadine.

jennifer said...

Ha! You and Tom... the sweetest couple I know!

Sometimes I CAN do voices or sound effects, sometimes I CAN'T. Regardless, any sound that I make has a southern twang to it.

My scissors sound would be SNIII-UP.

:)

Lil Red said...

Ha! You're so much fun, Nadine! :)

I wish I could access the clip, but I'm having trouble viewing any of the ones posted on blogger for some reason.

PS - I should take that Friends test...I'd probably be Phoebe! :)

Demara said...

HAHAHAHAHA that was a very good sound effect...I mean the one that actually sound like a whip! Wow.

I like personality tests too...but once it's done, it's done.

So since Jeff hates it, and I've done so many. I just asked him to do one. The most important one to me.

So now I know we are exactly opposites...i'm an INFP and he's an ESTJ

There are only 8 possible letters with the Myers Briggs personality test...so yeah EXACTLY opposites!!

It says that in marriage these two personalities would have a Parent-child relationship. And THAT we do! I think it's terrible...but kind cool because we have been unable to have children. We are eachother's child. hehe

Cindy Campbell said...

OK, I know a child who needs speech therapy yet somehow he can make gun noises that no one else in the world can make- like he actually sounds like a machine gun firing!!! Anyway, I can not do accents and can sometimes do sounds, but you can do sooo many things that you need not worry about it. I think Jewels is right- the sound you make is what makes it funny!
And Chandler is not a bad character to be...

chelle said...

hehe that is fun.

Tom Bailey said...

I am not against personality tests.. as long as the other person giving it is willing to go through tests I put them up to.

Nadine said...

Tom - I love you honey. ;)

Jewelia - I can't help being funny. I don't even try.

Laurel - Sound effects are fun even if you can't do them.

Jennifer - I would love to hear your sound effects - with your sweet, sweet twang.

Lil Red - You can try YouTube and search Friends, Chandler. It's called Whipped I believe.

Demera - Sometimes those tests are very accurate and helps you understand your spouse better. Seems like you have a very loving relationship.

Cindy - I love accents. I can do a few but not to many. Funny how sound effects doesn't effect speech problems.

Nadine said...

Chelle - I'm glad you enjoyed the clip. He's so funny.

Tom - Thanks for stopping by. I'll come by and visit your blog too.

Ginnie said...

well, the best sound you make when I see you is laughing. It's contagious and fun. so forget the other ones and keep laughing.
here's a sound...ingulori. it's what I have to type in to leave a post. sounds like something interesting. how about you make up a sentence; who or what makes this sound? and yes, I am in the house toooo long.

Jacki said...

Hahhaa...this is too cute! And you are right...guys I think are just better at sound effects. Sometimes Peter will use sound effects to describe something, and I will ask him "how did it sound?" just to get him to repeat it. Which he does, but even more exaggerated.

I use more hand motions than sound effects, probably because of my Sicilian blood. :-)

Nadine said...

Ginnie - Thanks. Tom says all the time he'll watch a comedy not because he likes them but he loves to hear me laugh. Isn't he sweet?

Jacki - I also talk to with my hands but not I'm Italian. Tom is also good at sound effects. I agree - definitely a guy thing.

Dawn said...

I didn't watch Friends much - but you always have a good point to make in your posts!

Amydeanne said...

lol i'm horrible at sound effects too!

palmtreefanatic said...

lol! funny!

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