Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Benard Pivot Blogfest

Nicole Ducleroir @ One Significant Moment at a Time came up with this fun and easy blogfest.  You simply have provide your own answers to Bernard Pivot’s famous questionnaire!  Thanks Nicole.  I've had an amazing time seeing what makes our writing friends tick!
What is your favorite word?
Well barring words that are not suitable for little ears, I would say my favorite word has got to be haphazard.
What is your least favorite word?
Hmm . . . this is easy for me.  I despise, utterly detest the word gingerly!
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Two things. Chocolate Covered Expresso Beans kick my mind into action, enabling me to harness the rapid fire of thoughts that flow through my brain on any given day.  To still and focus me, I use rocks.  I have two sitting on my desk at any given time that if roll through my fingers.
What turns you off?
Sugar substitutes.  I got to have the real ting.
What is your favorite curse word?
"Little prick."  It is used in all of my manuscripts and has become a running joke between me and my beta readers.  They email me back the instant the find it.
What sound or noise do you love?
Woodpeckers -- Their rhythmical drumming  is predictable and soothing,
What sound or noise do you hate?
Gunfire in video games.  Unfortunately I have a 12 year old son, so I either need to invest in ear plugs or accidentally break the X-box.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I always wanted to try my hand at creating the Christmas display in the front window of Macy's.  Unfortunately, I have horrible taste!
What profession would you not like to do?
Bus driver.  I can't stand my own kids making a lot of noise in the car.   I doubt I'd be able to handle forty of them screaming.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Where the hell have you been?  Then I would sit down and hash out my life with him over a huge cup of coffee.


  1. I'm going to find a way to use gingerly in my WIP and send it to you. I can't wait to see your response!!

  2. Ooh yes, haphazard is good! Great answers.

  3. I love that your curse word has turned into a sort of scavenger hunt with your betas. Fun!!

    And I laughed a lot at #10 :)


  4. Very unique answers :) I've never heard of anyone keeping rocks on their desk before!

  5. Video games is the most boring I know, waste of time. Unfortunately, my kids play these shooting games too. The sounds are indeed terrible

    Cold As Heaven

  6. There was a woodpecker doing his musical head-banging right out the back door yesterday. Love that sound, too!

    Great answers! "Where the hell have you been?" Hilarious!!

    Thanks for playing along!!!

  7. Too cute! Love the little prick and emails . Sounds fun.

  8. I'm a member of your Crusade group, stopping by to say hi!

    It's funny that you like the sound of woodpeckers. We had one pecking at our house before, so I'd say that's one of my least favorite sounds, especially because it woke me up every morning!

    I agree with the bus driver thing. I was a teacher and couldn't even stand being with my students on a bus for a field trip, let alone trying to drive the thing!

    See you around!

    Quitting My Day Job

  9. I hate gunfire sounds too. It's annoying! My husband finally invested in a good pair of earphones where can hear the game and his friends on xbox live at the same time. That was a happy day for me, lol!

    Designing the Macy's window Christmas display would be such a fun job! Great answers!

  10. LOVE that you'd design a Christmas display window at Macy's! And I agree about the bus driver business...I'd just hate to be responsible for so many people's kids, especially if you get a few bad eggs being disruptive or mean.

  11. Hi fellow Crusader! Loved your responses. You were spot on with that bus driver thing! You have a great smile. It makes me want to be your friend.

  12. Haphazard, caffeinee beans and woodpeckers - that is a matching set of unusual answers. Coo :D

  13. I am with you on the sugar substitue thing! I loved the rest of your responses.

  14. Ha, there's something quite schnazzy about sitting down and havin a cup o' tea with God. Something tells me it would be very gratifying. However, I'm not sure that I'd want God asking me where I've been. Would that mean that he/she would've been wondering all these years why I haven't died yet?

  15. Hey there! You're on the blogfest and the crusade I signed up for...well, I'm following now. =)

    As for the video game comment...I totally agree. That gunfire thrums up my spine!

  16. X-box yuck! I have a 25yo who is obsessed with the blanking thing!

  17. Haphazard sounds like the outfit I work for. Couldn't deal with being the driver of a busload of screaming kids.

  18. Hi fellow Crusader and fellow Trisha :D I liked this questionnaire, a fun read!

  19. Aw, you don't like gingerly? Lol. I love the sound of woodpeckers as well, it's almost as good as birdwatching! Great to meet a fellow crusader!

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  20. Ha that would be cool to create a christmas display in Macys :)

    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

  21. OMG...where do I get chocolate covered espresso beans?! WANT. How is it that I've not only never had them, but didn't know they exist? They combine my two favorite foods...I am remiss!

    I love the idea of rocks. Are they small and smooth? I end up pacing or staring at the wall when I'm festering over something in a WiP. If that fails, a shower almost always leads me to a breakthrough. But I'm intrigued by your rocks. I'd love to see pictures of them.

    Also, no diet/sugar substitutes for me either. YUCK. The initial taste is bad, but the aftertaste is vile and hangs out forever. I love my sugar.

    I'm a fellow crusader *waves hello*, and I'm friends with Nicky, thus I did her BP blogfest as well. I'm still making my rounds because between the two my butt is kicked.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  22. Mmm, chocolate covered espresso beans are wonderful.

    Just dropping by from the Crusade to say hey!