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?
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.
Seems we're up earlier than the rest of the world, eh? Ahhh, I forgot about silence. I LOVE silence. Cheers!ReplyDelete
I agree - SILENCE ... with two girls my favourite it's my favourite noise as well as my favourite word !!! :-)next to love ...ReplyDelete
Silence. Yay for silence! Loved your conversation with God. Brilliant.ReplyDelete
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Okay, your answers totally cracked me up! Even early in the morn.ReplyDelete
garbage collector truck--ARG.ReplyDelete
You were on a roll today! Made me giggle left and right (or maybe that should be top to bottom?)ReplyDelete
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
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
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
I'm a zoologist--it's fun, but writing's better. :)ReplyDelete
archeology is so interesting! I agree, no one likes garbage trucks at 5 a.m.!ReplyDelete
Being an archaeologist would be so cool. I love your answer to #10. Hopeful...ReplyDelete
Oh, blessed silence, how I miss thee. Zoology would be really cool as well. And as for question #3? LOVE your answers. LOL!ReplyDelete
LOL on the rules. Yep, who needs them?ReplyDelete
Rules, I don't like rules either. What an enlightened person you are.ReplyDelete
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
Oh yes, your curse word is spot-on! Not one I use very often, but when I do, it's to great effect!!ReplyDelete
And I LOVE your God answer. Hehe!
Silence. Rules. I love your conversation with God :)ReplyDelete
Another fab getting-to-know-Jessica post! :)
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.ReplyDelete
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Ah, the sounds of silence are beautiful indeed!!ReplyDelete
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 :)
Garbage trucks! they are evil. lol.ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower.
Too funny! Love the curse word. It's that extra little dig in teh eyeball. lolReplyDelete
Ha ha! I loved your answers!ReplyDelete
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
I love your reason to not be a garbage collector!ReplyDelete
And I think archaeology would be so much fun, too.
Love the curse word in Greek - enjoyed your chat with God!ReplyDelete
*giggle* Great answers :)ReplyDelete
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? :)
Great list. I'd have to agree about the "rules".ReplyDelete
Love your conversation with God. :)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed number 10. Things should be that easy!ReplyDelete
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
Love silence for your favorite sound...that one did cross my mind.ReplyDelete
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
My garbage truck comes by at 10 am (I'm sleepless at 3 am anyway), but I'd still hate the job.ReplyDelete
I love your answers and I do not judge. The garbage truck answer sent chills down my spine.ReplyDelete
I must agree that being a garbage truck person would seriously suck. I mean really. Those poor people. Eww.ReplyDelete
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Oh you hungry, rule breaker :) You crack me up :D Great answers.ReplyDelete
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Favourite words, favourite food--makes perfect sense they are one and the same! And, like your conversation with God. "You are perfect." Beautiful!ReplyDelete
archaeologist for the win!ReplyDelete
You had me at "ice cream."ReplyDelete
Crazy! I actually studied zoology before i moved on to english!ReplyDelete
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*ReplyDelete
Oh, no judgement from me. ;)
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
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!ReplyDelete
Yes...I hates the garbage trucks early in the morning too! and now I feel the need for some yummy food....
You're right "rules" is an awful rule. So confining. Loved all your answers! Made me chuckle.ReplyDelete
Can you whisper it??? LOL!!!! :)ReplyDelete
From now on, anytime I say or do something offensive, I'm just gonna bat my lashes. I think it's the perfect plan.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. Now a follower.
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?
'Loyal American Underground'
I appreciate your candor, Jess. You're real and as a writer one has to be.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the nice comment ... I go the warm fuzzies.
(not married, but in a LTR)
Lol, Jessica, you make me laugh! I love your honesty--so straightforward, who can judge honesty, really?ReplyDelete
Guess what, girl? I have an award for ya!
Love your conversation with God! Ohh and while I don't like cunt ... it is the greatest insult!ReplyDelete
Having a bit of a problem with the garbage pick up, are you? Fun list. It made me smile!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
And awww.... sweet little convo with God~ :o) <3
Not surprisingly, these were fun answers, Jessica!! :-)ReplyDelete
You are hysterical and there really is something very satisfying about cunt. It's a good one.ReplyDelete
love your answers. let's see, food, no garbage trucks, and sex. i can see we might get along.ReplyDelete
Your answers are awesome! I love the dialogue with God in Heaven! Priceless :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love your answers! Roland
Meringue is an awesome word - it bounces off the tongue and silence has value way beyond gold - great choices.ReplyDelete
Aw, you finally reached Nirvanna in this life ;pReplyDelete
And I hate garbage trucks that early too- there should be some kind of law that they can't come until noon.
I love the convo between you and God. :)ReplyDelete
An off button?ReplyDelete
Where can I purchase one? xD
Your choice of curse word surprises me, as every woman I know hates it.ReplyDelete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
Happy Bernard Pivot Day.
If your going to curse, it might as well be a good one!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your answers.
Very funny answers- I enjoyed reading them!ReplyDelete
Garbage trucks...bleh! I agree. =)ReplyDelete
I may have to borrow your Greek cuss word. It sounds too awesome.ReplyDelete
Haha! I love that your favorite words were all food items! Silence is a pretty excellent sound;-)ReplyDelete
Great answers, you totally brought a smile to my face. And rules as your least favorite word? Perfection.ReplyDelete
You totally crack me up! :) I hope no one ever, ever finds you off switch!ReplyDelete
Woh, 70 comments! Ah, what can beat the sounds of silence? Good stuff.ReplyDelete
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With you on the archaeology.ReplyDelete
I actually studied a chunk in my undergrad degree.
Off button, what a good idea I could do with one of those sometimes.
You are funny, but I had no idea you studied archaeology. That's always fascinated me too.ReplyDelete
Loved your answer to # 10!!!ReplyDelete
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
Lol love the God chat and hate the same word you do...lol.ReplyDelete
Great answers! In re cunt... the first time I really started liking that word was when I read DH Lawrence...ReplyDelete
Cunt...that is a damn good word. Totally offensive. Love it.ReplyDelete