Daily Prompt: Can’t Stand Me – procede at your own risk

What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why?


At the time it seemed fun. It was on a Site called Bestsellers and Literature where we all knew each other and there was a little game we were playing to introduce each other. It was the year 2007. I was already grey with longer hair, but a little younger and more active, so I introduced myself. This video is still on YouTube, although not a record breaker, thank goodness. I now rarely visit this site, although still have contact with various members mainly through Facebook. They were really good old days where we read books, discussed what we were reading and the lady that organises the site is perfect.

Bestsellers and Literature Forum

I find it my recording completely unbearable, but how else can I become famous. If a talent scout from Pulitzer or Nobel is watching, he will definitely decide that when he nominates me as a prize winning blogger, he will find that an introductory video of me will be perfect.

I do not like my voice, be it in German or English and I really understand when you prefer to see me rather than hear me, although both is something I do not need. It is not that I cannot stand me, I get on OK with me, now and again I have a few misunderstanding with my brain like forgetting where I put something.

We lost a pair of scissors this morning which Mr. Swiss needed most urgently. The last time we lost them he had put them in a bag whilst repairing something and put the bag in the cellar when the something was repaired. I did remind him of this whilst we were searching, but he was sure he would not make the same mistake twice. To reassure everyone he did not. I put them in the wrong drawer. I used them to cut string and put them away with the ball of string. They were found and the situation was saved.

I have another fantastic, spectacular, video of myself in the garden, cutting the pampas grass. My voice cannot be heard so well over the noise of the machine, but Mr. Swiss makes a few comments – in Swiss German. The few words I say are also in Swiss German, so it is no problem if you cannot hear them. This was six years ago, with my new look short hair.

I think I have tortured you enough with I, me and myself. I really think a super actress was lost with my talents when I watch and hear myself. What does Angelina Jolie have that I do not. OK she has long hair, but I can let mine down if I want to.

Daily Prompt: Can’t Stand Me – procede at your own risk

35 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Can’t Stand Me – procede at your own risk

  1. It is great to hear your voice, I find it is English with German accents but no Cockney. I wish I had a bookcase as big as yours. I have a small one crammed full and boxes and boxes of books that I can’t or won’t give away. I also have a Kindle so full of books ( mostly free) that I will have to live to 120 if I want to read them all.


    • I had to learn to drop the cockney in Switzerland as no-one would understand my english. Now I really only speak Swiss German to the Swiss. When I am at home in London, I am back into the cockney. I think I have picked up an accent somewhere along the way after 47 years Switzerland.


      • I understand, I only lived in Switzerland for 3 1/2 years but when I returned to England I was reading a newspaper and my Dad asks me a question in English , I , without thinking answered in German.


  2. Great videos. You did good on the first one :-). Can’t stand seeing videos of myself OR hearing myself. And I’m not following Angelina either so you win by me too 😉


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  7. I am so envious of all your books! I would never be able to make a video like this. I can’t even stand pictures of myself. Thanks for letting us into your home. Now I have a face and voice when reading your blog. I, too, thought your voice would be deeper and have more of an accent.


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  9. G’day,
    For some reason I couldn’t hear the sound, but if you’re selling that home I may very well put a bid in 🙂 You get my vote when Hollywood calls, if I can look after the beautiful four legged person I saw wandering around wearing a blue harness


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