Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest: Let's get to know each other.

And today we have Nicole Ducleroir's Bernard Pivot Blogfest. Please be sure to check out the other participants. All we have to do is answer the following questions about ourselves. I've never heard of this questionnaire, but it's supposed to reveal a lot about our personalities. So here we go:

1.What is your favorite word?

I don't have one, but I tend to take a liking to different words every week, like um ... coffee, ice cream, lemon meringue pie ... um ... oh, sorry, what did you say? I'm not supposed to be talking about what I like to eat? Whoops ... but they're still words, aren't they?

2.What is your least favorite word?

rules (who needs 'em?)

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Um ... being turned on creatively, spiritually and emotionally? No, seriously now, writing, music, writing, reading, writing, music, reading, um ... sex? What is that again?

4.What turns you off?

My off button. It's located ... um ... somewhere. Let me know when you find it.

5.What is your favorite curse word?

Really? My favourite curse word is a bit offensive. Can I whisper it? (cunt) (I like it because it's still considered taboo - isn't it? And it sounds so much stronger than any of the others, and if you really want to offend someone, 'fuck you' just doesn't work any more. But if you say, 'fuck you cunt', well, that's kinda crossing the line - the waist line to be exact ;o) Oh yeah, and its Greek equivalent: Mounotricha (literally translated: a cunt hair) PS: please don't judge me. I'm just answering a question! *flutters eyelids*

6.What sound or noise do you love?

Silence!

7.What sound or noise do you hate?

Garbage trucks at 5 a.m!

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

Ok, well, I guess I'd like to be either a zoologist or an archaeologist. I actually studied archaeology before I got into English. I bet you didn't know that about me, huh?

9.What profession would you not like to do?

Garbage collector. I just couldn't bear to wake up all those poor writers who stayed up half the night trying to finish their novels.

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

God: Don't worry, you're not going to be shoved into an alternate universe, or another body, to be given another chance to rectify all the mistakes you made. You're really dead, and it's really over, so relax, pick a cloud, and go to sleep.

Me: Really? Awesome. Oh ... wait ... does that mean, the man of my dreams, who I was convinced I'd met in another life, really wasn't from another life because I didn't have one? Sheesh. I was so sure we had some kinda cosmic connection. Shame ...

God: Oh, don't worry. Of course, he was. You see, this was your last life. You are perfect. Be proud.

:o)


80 comments:

  1. Seems we're up earlier than the rest of the world, eh? Ahhh, I forgot about silence. I LOVE silence. Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree - SILENCE ... with two girls my favourite it's my favourite noise as well as my favourite word !!! :-)next to love ...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Silence. Yay for silence! Loved your conversation with God. Brilliant.

    Bernard Pivot Blogfest

    ReplyDelete
  4. Okay, your answers totally cracked me up! Even early in the morn.

    ReplyDelete
  5. garbage collector truck--ARG.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You were on a roll today! Made me giggle left and right (or maybe that should be top to bottom?)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Jess you nailed this!!! Rules was such a great answer!!! As was all the food you listed, talk about yummy!! It's 6 am and I'm already thinking about pies!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Rules, silence and your conversation with God...that is why I adore you. And no judging on the c word - it is a powerful word.

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOL -- LOVE your curse word! You're right, it is the top of the list when you really need to offend someone. And God's response was awesome! Thanks for playing along!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm a zoologist--it's fun, but writing's better. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. archeology is so interesting! I agree, no one likes garbage trucks at 5 a.m.!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Being an archaeologist would be so cool. I love your answer to #10. Hopeful...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, blessed silence, how I miss thee. Zoology would be really cool as well. And as for question #3? LOVE your answers. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOL on the rules. Yep, who needs them?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Rules, I don't like rules either. What an enlightened person you are.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love that you wouldn't want to be a garbage collector because you wouldn't want to wake up writers. You're a better person than me :) I'd be more concerned about the icky garbage!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh yes, your curse word is spot-on! Not one I use very often, but when I do, it's to great effect!!

    And I LOVE your God answer. Hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Silence. Rules. I love your conversation with God :)

    Another fab getting-to-know-Jessica post! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fun answers. I'm with you on the rules-- gotta have some I know, but I don't like being confined by a lot of them. Actually I don't mind "fuck" and "cunt" if they are used sparingly in proper context as verb and noun. I just don't like it when they are used gratuitously and slung around for shock value and to be hurtful or express anger. I believe they were originally actual words in old English or something like that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ah, the sounds of silence are beautiful indeed!!

    I'd love to be an archaeologist! When I was little, I was convinced I'd be the female Indiana Jones. Ah well...now I'll just have to create a character to take my place :)

    Love #10!

    Cheers!
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  21. Garbage trucks! they are evil. lol.

    I'm a new follower.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Too funny! Love the curse word. It's that extra little dig in teh eyeball. lol

    ReplyDelete
  23. LOl- these are great answers! I have noticed how the curse word you chose is still taboo- but I find it awesome you like it anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your reason to not be a garbage collector!

    And I think archaeology would be so much fun, too.

    Fun answers!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the curse word in Greek - enjoyed your chat with God!

    ReplyDelete
  26. *giggle* Great answers :)

    No judgment on #5. I'm really entertained by the Greek equivalent, though.

    Yeah, those garbage collectors must have it in for all of us, eh? :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great list. I'd have to agree about the "rules".

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love your conversation with God. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I enjoyed number 10. Things should be that easy!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ahhh my ears are burning because I'm so perfectly innocent. Actually the hubs has a pretty foul mouth so it's nothing to me:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love silence for your favorite sound...that one did cross my mind.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love your answers, particularly number one. And, I wanted to be an archaeologist too. It's one reason I ended up majoring in Classics. It was rather sad, though, when I found out that archaeologists really weren't like Indiana Jones.

    ReplyDelete
  33. My garbage truck comes by at 10 am (I'm sleepless at 3 am anyway), but I'd still hate the job.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love your answers and I do not judge. The garbage truck answer sent chills down my spine.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I must agree that being a garbage truck person would seriously suck. I mean really. Those poor people. Eww.

    ReplyDelete
  36. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh you hungry, rule breaker :) You crack me up :D Great answers.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

    ReplyDelete
  38. Favourite words, favourite food--makes perfect sense they are one and the same! And, like your conversation with God. "You are perfect." Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Crazy! I actually studied zoology before i moved on to english!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Silence? What is this silence of which you speak? I thought it a myth. Kids and pets have rendered silence inexistent in my world. *sigh*

    Oh, no judgement from me. ;)

    Hugs,
    Lola

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am boldly going to use your fave cuss word on the hubs, he is the only one I can swear freely with that'll throw him for a loop.

    ReplyDelete
  42. LOL Jessica! I loved your answers. Even though cunt is my least favorite word ever, you were so funny and frickin adorable about the whole thing that you almost had me convinced!

    Yes...I hates the garbage trucks early in the morning too! and now I feel the need for some yummy food....

    ReplyDelete
  43. You're right "rules" is an awful rule. So confining. Loved all your answers! Made me chuckle.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Can you whisper it??? LOL!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. From now on, anytime I say or do something offensive, I'm just gonna bat my lashes. I think it's the perfect plan.

    Thanks for sharing. Now a follower.

    ReplyDelete
  46. AlliAllo ~
    Dang! It seems you and God are developing quite a good relationship - a whole conversation and everything.

    The next time you see Him, do me a favor please, and ask Him, "What's your sign?"

    I've always wanted to know that!

    Hey, how's "String Bridge" coming along?

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    ReplyDelete
  47. I appreciate your candor, Jess. You're real and as a writer one has to be.

    Thanks for the nice comment ... I go the warm fuzzies.

    (not married, but in a LTR)

    Michael

    ReplyDelete
  48. Lol, Jessica, you make me laugh! I love your honesty--so straightforward, who can judge honesty, really?

    *HUGS*

    Guess what, girl? I have an award for ya!

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love your conversation with God! Ohh and while I don't like cunt ... it is the greatest insult!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Having a bit of a problem with the garbage pick up, are you? Fun list. It made me smile!

    ReplyDelete
  51. aww... no love for the garbage man. But don't you think riding on the back of those trucks would be fun? I think they must not do that in Europe... :D My thing is those lawnmowers... ugh!

    And awww.... sweet little convo with God~ :o) <3

    ReplyDelete
  52. Not surprisingly, these were fun answers, Jessica!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  53. You are hysterical and there really is something very satisfying about cunt. It's a good one.

    ReplyDelete
  54. love your answers. let's see, food, no garbage trucks, and sex. i can see we might get along.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your answers are awesome! I love the dialogue with God in Heaven! Priceless :-)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Ah, but would you want to be an Indiana Jones-style archaeologist? What am I saying? Of course you would! I don't know if I'd stand too close to you with a whip in your hand though!

    Love your answers! Roland

    ReplyDelete
  57. Meringue is an awesome word - it bounces off the tongue and silence has value way beyond gold - great choices.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Aw, you finally reached Nirvanna in this life ;p

    And I hate garbage trucks that early too- there should be some kind of law that they can't come until noon.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love the convo between you and God. :)

    ReplyDelete
  60. An off button?
    Where can I purchase one? xD

    ReplyDelete
  61. Your choice of curse word surprises me, as every woman I know hates it.

    There was a good episode of 30 Rock (The C Word) about this, where a coworker calls Tina Fey the word and she's telling someone else about it but won't say the word.

    Tina Fey: It rhymes with the title of your favorite Todd Rundgren album"

    Other character" "It rhymes with 'Hermit Of Mink Hollow'?"

    But I digress. Good list.

    Larry

    ReplyDelete
  62. I like you already! Right from your first foodie paragraph. And then your choice for number 2 - rules. Right on! Regarding your Feb. 15 post, I pick number two. Fer sure.
    Happy Bernard Pivot Day.

    ReplyDelete
  63. If your going to curse, it might as well be a good one!
    Thanks for sharing your answers.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Very funny answers- I enjoyed reading them!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Garbage trucks...bleh! I agree. =)

    ReplyDelete
  66. I may have to borrow your Greek cuss word. It sounds too awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Haha! I love that your favorite words were all food items! Silence is a pretty excellent sound;-)

    ReplyDelete
  68. Great answers, you totally brought a smile to my face. And rules as your least favorite word? Perfection.

    ReplyDelete
  69. You totally crack me up! :) I hope no one ever, ever finds you off switch!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Woh, 70 comments! Ah, what can beat the sounds of silence? Good stuff.

    Bernard Pivot Blogfest

    ReplyDelete
  71. With you on the archaeology.
    I actually studied a chunk in my undergrad degree.

    Off button, what a good idea I could do with one of those sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  72. You are funny, but I had no idea you studied archaeology. That's always fascinated me too.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Loved your answer to # 10!!!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I was thinking today that I should have made mine c*** instead just for that reason. But, I say f*** so much more so it wouldn't be really true. Glad someone pointed out the power of the c***.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Lol love the God chat and hate the same word you do...lol.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Great answers! In re cunt... the first time I really started liking that word was when I read DH Lawrence...

    ReplyDelete
  77. Cunt...that is a damn good word. Totally offensive. Love it.

    ReplyDelete

“I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.” ~John Mellencamp

“Allowing an unimportant mistake to pass without comment is a wonderful social grace” ~Judith S. Marin

“I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.” ~Paul McCartney

“I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod.” ~Charlotte Bunch

“Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.” ~Sally Kirkland

“We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness.” ~Katherine Harris