Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest

Nicole at One Significant Moment at a Time is hosting the Bernard Pivot Blogfest today. The questions below (written by Bernard Pivot) are from Inside the Actor's Studio. I've never watched it, but this seems like a great way to get to know other bloggers. So here goes...

1. What is your favorite word?

Excellent.  That's my favorite word, I'm not commenting on the question. If you're going to be positive about something, why do it only half-way?

2. What is your least favorite word?

Uh... it's a very offensive word that starts with c. I'll leave it at that.

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

Nature.  There is a phenomenal amount of unbelievably cool stuff in nature, and I find it soothes my soul and stimulates just about every creative idea I've ever had. When I'm blocked, all I need is a walk in the park to get things flowing again.

4. What turns you off?


5. What is your favorite curse word?

This is hard; it depends on the situation. When someone else frustrates me, I sound like the kids from South Park after Kenny's been killed. Although I don't use it often, I also like the one that's highly versatile (works as a noun, verb, or adjective).

6. What sound or noise do you love?

The sound of my children laughing. It brightens my day like nothing else.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

We live in the city and walk/bike everywhere, so I think it has to be traffic.

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

I would be a concert pianist.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Anything that doesn't stimulate my mind.

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

"I loved your book!" =D


  1. Great answers - children laughing is so infectious!

  2. I enjoyed your answers - I particularly like the delicate way you answered no. 5 :-)

  3. Choldre laughing. You can't get any better than that. #10 is awesome!

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  5. Great answers! Did you know, Robin Williams gave the same answer as you for question #2, when he appeared on Inside the Actor's Studio? He said it's just a purely negative word, and it's the only word that got him kicked out of the house, the one time he let it fly during a fight with his wife.

    Thanks for playing along!

  6. Try this again! Love your favorite word. Just saying it out loud is fun!

  7. Blerg. I hate traffic. Battle it daily.

    I like to think God would like my book, too. Cute answer!


  8. Excellent is an excellent word and loved your response to #10!

  9. LOL! Uh-oh! The c-word! *hides head in shame* :o)

  10. New follower and fellow blogfest participant here. These are some great answers. I loathe traffic as well. If you are interested, my answers can be found:

  11. I love your word - excellent! Nature and the sound of laughter too; great answers.

  12. Laugher is the best medicine! #10 is great.

  13. Excellent! Reminds me of Bill and Ted...I think I'm dating myself with that reference.

  14. Thanks for the comments, everyone! I'm sloly working my way through everyone else's posts.

    Jessica: I thought your fav. word was funny. You love it for the same reason I hate it: it's such a powerfully negative word. :)

  15. Loved you book! ha ha. I loved that one.

  16. You're a crusader too, so here I am and I'm sure I'll be back. Nature heals and inspires every time.

  17. Nature has always been inspirational to me too. I also write for children, though I haven't had any books published yet. Most of the articles I've had published are non-fiction science for children. Congratulations on your books coming out this year!!

    ~Carla @

  18. Hey there, fellow crusader. I loved reading your answers. Especially loved your answer to number 9.

    Science picture books are an excellent idea. :) Nice to meet you.

  19. A LOT of people hate that C-word! Me, too! awesome would it be for God to tell you he loved your book?

  20. chuckled at #10. What a lovely contrast to writing, being a pianist, good on you. I used to play the organ but I probably can't even read music anymore.

  21. I used to love watching that show. My favorite of yours in the last one.

    Glad to be Crusading with you!

  22. I agree with the C word.

    Response to loved your book?

    Wonderful, then you really should consider sending me back to finish the trilogy...and while I am there, do you mind if I have a go at explaining yours? There seems to be a bit of confusion...tsk tsk.

  23. You had so many great answers to the questions. They were an enjoyable read. Something about children's laughter is contagious and puts an instant smile on your face no matter the day!

  24. Carla: no books coming out, I'm afraid, those are articles that have already been published.

    HowLynnTime: HAHAHAHA! I love it!!

    Thanks and welcome to everyone else!

  25. Hi...fellow crusader dropping in to follow! That blogfest looked like it was fun and I missed it :-( Will have to participate next time...

  26. Totally love #3 and #10. So right on!