Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Bernard Pivot Blogfest

The Bernard Pivot Blogfest today is hosted by the lovely Nicole of One Significant Moment at a Time.  Here is the famous questionnaire created by Bernard Pivot, answered by yours truly.



  • What is your favorite word?



  • Currently: Rubbish (and Brilly, thanks to Beth Revis ;)


  • What is your least favorite word?



  • The F bomb--tacky tacky, especially out in public when people can hear you. Please.  Spare us.  You're not nearly as cool as you think you are. 
    I also don't love when people use the names "God" and "Jesus" for curse words--how did that happen anyway? And why those religious names? Why doesn't anyone yell out Buddha or the guy who came up with scientology? 



  • What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?



  • Music, weather, books


  • What turns you off?



  • Ignorance


  • What is your favorite curse word?



  • Crap


  • What sound or noise do you love?



  • Laughter--deep from the gut


  • What sound or noise do you hate?



  • I try not to "hate" anything--it's a waste of emotion ;) . But some sounds I dislike are nails on a chalkboard, screaming children, and yappy dogs. 


  • What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?



  • I always thought it would be fun to run a restaurant/bakery.  I'd love to decorate cakes and cookies!
    I also have this secret desire to be an archaeologist and dig up the past--especially in Pompeii, Italy. 


  • What profession would you not like to do?



  • Window washing on sky scrapers.


  • If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?



  • Well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome home. 


    Click HERE for the list of everyone else participating and check out their answers!

    35 comments:

    1. Oo, I wouldn't want to be a window washer on a sky scraper either. Good choice.

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    2. I so agree with your #2 answer! And yet, the F-bomb is my favorite curse word. Still, I try not to blurt it in line at the grocery store. Sounds so bad when I hear strangers use it in public. Especially when little kids are within earshot.

      Awesome answers! Thanks for playing along!!

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    3. Rubbish is a fantastic word! Nice choice.

      (I also agree about window washing skyscrapers... Yikes!)

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    4. Right there with you on screaming children. I have to of my own and it grinds on every nerve I have.

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    5. I would also really love to own a bakery. How cool would that be?! I just watched "Life As We Know It" last night, and it made me want to be able to cook. Too bad I suck. haha Enjoyed your answers! :)

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    6. Great answers! I'm totally looking up the name of the guy who invented Scientology and using it for a new swear word. Thanks ;)

      Cheers!
      Jen

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    7. Hahaha it does not surprise me at all that your favorite curse word is CRAP. I think that it's one of my favorite things about you! I give you mad props for that - because it's a nasty habit I can't seem to break. I do my best not to say the F-bomb in public!

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    8. LOL you make an excellent point! Why don't people use Buddah or the scientology guy! Fun answers, Kristin.

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    9. We share 2 of the same answers! Very enjoyable reading, thanks.

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    10. I love the colors you used!!! I also have learned to love the word Brilly (today) and swimmingly (also found today).

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    11. Window washing skyscrapers, that's a good one! Way to think outside of the box.
      - Sophia.

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    12. yay for brilly and frex! im reading across the universe right now, and i love the innovative words beth's made up! :)
      id actually enjoy window washing on skyscrapers--even if im a bit afraid of heights. which doesnt really make any sense at all, but oh well :D

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    13. ahh, good stuff here. I do think that whole bakery person would be fun. Just think how pretty your creations would be! And yummy!!!

      And I had this thought the other day about nails on a chalkboard. That's sort of becoming a thing of the past, yes? Nice to "meet" you, K~ :o)

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    14. You DON'T Want to run a restaurant. Tried it. horrible! ;o) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    15. Me too on Brilly! I almost said it a couple times while I was reading ATU.

      L. Ron Hubbard! Doesn't sound as good as Jesus Christ! But yeah, I don't like it either. I prefer the Jeez Louise version.

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    16. Music and belly laughter are the most natural wonders of the world :D

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    17. Great answers! I'm so with you on #2. Yes, Brilly is a great word! So in love with that book right now. Crap---that's my usual curse word or I mix it up with crapola.

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    18. Sky scraper window washer...no thanks. S.C.A.R.Y.

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    19. I say crap, all the time. All. the. time.
      Also, rubbish? My husband says that all the time.
      And who the heck is the founder of scientology? I should try that one out, I never understood how we ended up using the Lord's name in vain...

      And Pompeii... Nice...

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    20. Pretty masthead.
      As to curse words, I get a jolt each time someone takes the Lord's name in vain. I assume that some catastrophe has happened, which usually isn't the case. Love me some cake decorating!

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    21. Ah! Someone else who uses the word "crap". It's not especially tasteful but it beats certain other words if you need an expletive.

      Lee
      Tossing It Out

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    22. I'm still laughing about people saying Buddha instead of Christ! I want to open a bakery/design company. Totally random combination, but both things I love.

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    23. Cool answers. I couldn't do the skyscraper window washing thing either.

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    24. Totally agree with you on the window washing skyscraper thing! :)

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    25. Hasn't this been a delightful way to meet fellow bloggers, getting to know them a little better? I really liked your answers. Your answer to #10 matched mine. Have a great weekend, Roland

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    26. You sooooooo copied my answers!!!! :) A lot of similarities.

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    27. Enjoyed your list - I have a theory about the origin of Jesus being used as a swear word. Growing up surrounded by Irish folk, they would call out in reverent request *puts on my brogue for ye*, "Jesus Christ help me" or "Oh, Jesus I could really use a hand." Which eventually becomes "Jesus!" which of course has become a curse instead of a plea.

      Corinne

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    28. I really think someone should start using L. Ron Hubbard's name as a swear word. "Ah, L. Ron!" Ha! :)

      Great list.

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    29. Great list. Thanks for sharing bits of you. A bakery? That could be a creative setting.

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    30. I wanted to be an archeologist when was growing up. I even had “sites” in the playground.

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    31. Finally making my way over for the blogfest! Sorry I'm late visiting.

      Love your response to working in a bakery. I would love to know how to do that.

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    32. Ignorance is such a turn off, isn't it? Great answers!

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    33. ah, it would've been nice if we had a curse based on Scientology :) I'd probably use it all the time :)

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