The podcast voice meme thingy

Grigorisgirl did the voice meme, and I thought it was fun to hear.

I hate to hear myself talk, it’s surreal and I sound stupid. But I decided to
challenge the fear of sounding ridiculous. I ploughed through all 13 questions (with a lot of ehrms!) and somehow ended up rambling for more than 7 minutes! Blame question 11 and 12 for that.

At least I didn’t sing along with James M.

And I am so close to removing this post.

1) What’s your name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
4) Is it cold where you are?
5) What’s the time?
6) What are you wearing?
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
8) What was the last thing you ate?
9) What was the last thing you watched on TV?
10) What’s your favorite TV show? Why?
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and read some of it! GO!
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Talk about that.

I apologize if you made it all the way through. I am cringing when I hear it.

12 Comments

  1. grigorisgirl · 23-11-2007

    Great!! I think everybody hates hearing there own voice because it’s not the one they hear in their head. You speak marvellous English and I am ashamed at my lack of language prowess.

  2. Zazz · 23-11-2007

    Absolutely voicilicious! I could listen to you for ages. If ever you do an audio book: I am herewith signing up for a copy.

  3. Jaci · 23-11-2007

    Ingrid, this was fantastic! So THAT’S what you sound like, eh? I am tempted to do the same and post it.

  4. Anna · 23-11-2007

    I really like your accent :) In a way, it’s almost calming. I would listen to it again if I didn’t have to go to school.

  5. Jill · 23-11-2007

    Hi Ingrid – so nice to finally hear your voice! :) And I think you speak beautiful English too, so please don’t change it, it’s lovely.

  6. Ingrid · 23-11-2007

    Well thank you all.

    @Grigorisgirl – I will happily exchange my languages for your accent :)
    @Zazz – voicilicious, that’s too much credit!
    @Jaci – go do it!
    @Anna: Thanks!
    @Jill – thanks but I do hope it changes to a bit less foreigner-tries-to-speak-english accent :-)

  7. Anne · 23-11-2007

    Ah..so this is how you sound talking english! Very brave you posted it. Oh..the first sentence has got nothing to do with the last one :-)

  8. joachim · 23-11-2007

    [sorry - link removed]
    I very much enjoyed hearing you!
    Nice earful of a soft speaking flatlander, with an accent entirely different from the grigorisgirls accent.
    Neither of the two are easy to place on the map.
    You could have done worse by living in Australia trying to emulate the local version of the english language.
    What’s so interesting about the british version of english is the fact that is not uniform throughout the United Kingdom. I think I prefere the scottish flavour.
    Do you have an accent speaking danish? Would like to hear it.
    Can we have the questions reanswered in about 1 year from now?

  9. kate · 23-11-2007

    Wahhh!! I can’t hear you! I can’t get any sound … I could hear Grigorisgirl so I was looking forward to hearing you too.

  10. winter solstice · 23-11-2007

    The accent is nice, you have a storytellers voice. If it was my voice I was listening too though I would likewise cringe – I hate putting on my voicemail message, it just sounds like someone else…

  11. Ingrid · 24-11-2007

    @Kate: the file is here:

    http://www.thegirlinthecafe.com/audio/thememe.mp3

    @Joachim, that’s a good idea, to answer them one year from now to check if my accent has changed. Will do that!

    @winter solstice – a storytellers voice. That is a very nice thing to say. :)

    @Anne : :-)

  12. kate · 24-11-2007

    Thanks Ingrid – I’ve just listened to your voice meme. You have a delightful accent in English! I enjoyed this … and have another movie recommendation too!

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