Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ten questions

Welcome to the Bernard Pivot Blogfest, hosted by Nicole Duclerior at One Significant Moment at a Time.
Bernard Pivot is the guy who came up with this questionnaire.


Confession and warning: I'm looking forward to reading other's answers, it's fun to get to know people better, but I'm also participating in this blogfest to get character development ideas from your answers!


1. What is your favorite word? Storm. I love so many words, but this one has serious substance to it, and the potential for both excitement and danger, for realism and symbolism.

2. What is your least favorite word? Vicious.


3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? When someone writes something so honest and true that I immediately think - "oh yes! I understand! I've felt that way too, or I've seen that thing too." Or, just as wonderful "I've never seen it that way before, amazing - thanks for showing me!"


4. What turns you off? Close-mindedness. When someone won't hear your side of the story, or if they hear it, they hear only what they want to hear out of it. I have to be really careful to keep myself from being close-minded, it has a way of sneaking up on you. I think those people who read a lot, and read widely, gift themselves with greater ability to fight close-mindedness.


5. What is your favorite curse endearment? Te quiero (I love you in Spanish)


6. What sound or noise do you love? The recording of my daughter "cooing" when she was three or four months old. She's four years old now...

7. What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of someone chewing with their mouth open.


8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Teaching. The potential to inspire, to open minds to new things (but only if I could have just a few students at a time)

9. What profession would you not like to do? Nursing. I have the highest respect for them, precisely because it's something I can't possibly imagine doing.


10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive? "I can't wait to show you everything and answer all your questions"



45 comments:

  1. Totally agree with #4! #7 is a good one - I hate squishy mouth noises in general ~ :) My favorite interview question? Can I pick a least favorite? Which would be...What do you consider your greatest weakness?

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  2. Interesting exercise. I even thought about a couple responses to the questions.

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  3. Nicely done! I just answered these as well...but already I feel like I should have given more thought (story o' my life! ;-) )

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  4. Nice answers! I've read a lot of these today and the medical profession seems to be big turn off for many - thank goodness there are those who can do it!

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  5. Great answers! Are they yours, or one of your character's? Love it, either way! And I have the same answer for #9. I don't have the stomach for nursing. Veins and barf, ack!

    Thanks for playing along!!

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  6. I hate the mouth open chewing!! It gets under my skin. I'm with you on the nursing thing too. My sister is a Pediatric ICU nurse and I do not know how she does it. She's amazing!

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  7. Oh wow Margo!!! I also hate it when people chew with their mouths open!! Oh my stars!! Now that is truly yuck and so utterly rude!!!

    Awwww I love your favourite sound - that's just so sweet!!

    Take care
    x

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  8. Margo, lovely answers! My co-author Trisha just participated in this also and I'm loving seeing everyone's responses!

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  9. Oh man, that would be such a great afterlife experience, 'hey, here's all your questions answered'. And I love that you changed the favourite curse word question to favourite endearment, plus your answer was great-- have you seen that advert where everything sounds better (i.e. more romantic) in Spanish?
    - Sophia.

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  10. Number 4 is brilliant! I always cringe when people tell me they don't read. It usually shows when discussions start getting deep.

    Love all your answers :D
    Cheers!
    Jen

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  11. Oh, #7 is annoying, although I think it's even worse when someone is chewing gum loudly.

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  12. I like how you changed the curse word to a term of endearment! I've been blog-hopping all day and have started to feel a little dirty from all the bad words ;)

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  13. Hi fellow Crusader! I love that you changed the curse word to an endearment. It's nice to meet you. I lived in Wyoming several years ago. I loved it there.

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  14. Thanks for the follow. Ahhh, the sound of a baby's coos that's a good one. Following back.

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  15. Loved your answers! I'm with you on the chewing with your mouth open - hate it. LOL.

    Bernard Pivot Blogfest

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  16. such awesome answers! Te Querio--man, i adore that saying, ever since i heard it in enrique iglesias's song bailamos.
    and the baby-cooing--SO. freaking. cute!

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  17. I'm with you on the turn off. Great idea to use the answers to create a character.

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  18. Eating or chewing gum with an open mouth=GROSS.

    Fellow Crusader and Blogfester, even if I am an 'old' follower. :)

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  19. What a great idea! It was fun to read your answers, Margo.

    Amy

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  20. Love #3! so true. My favorite question I was asked in an interview is if you were an animal, which one.

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  21. Ew! The chewing one got me...I agree. Bleh!

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  22. Ha! I love it about the mouth noises because that is one of my biggest peeves.

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  23. LOL six and seven! Six because your answer genuinely made me smile. Seven because I immediately thought of windshield wipers scraping the glass. *shivers* I HATE that.

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  24. Endearment? You rule-breaker you! :)

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  25. yeah, I don't think I could do nursing either.
    Hi from a fellow crusader!

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  26. Ooh, I love you in Spanish. Cool! So many people say nursing there. I hope some people keep following that profession or we'll be in trouble!

    Fave interview question: Chocolate or lollies?

    Denise:)

    Bernard Pivot Blogfest

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  27. Crusading by...the only thing worse than listening to someone chew like a cow, is to hear them scrape their teeth on a fork.

    Nice to meet you, now following!

    Nikki

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  28. I'd try teaching too.
    Number 10 was my favourite. So many quirky responses!

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  29. Nice to meet you fellow crusader! I have so many blogs to visit and I love every one! I'm a follower now! :D

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  30. Hiya, buddy crusader! I'm making the rounds today and checking out your blog. Nice to meet you, and Happy Friday! :)

    Artzicarol Ramblings

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  31. Margo, My favorite sound or noise is definitely a baby cooing or giggling. My youngest is 5 and sitting next to me and said, "oohh those rocks are awesome!" He meant the mountains in the background.

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  32. Babies cooing are the best. New follower and Crusader stopping in to say hello!

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  33. I've never heard anyone ask what a person's favorite noise is, so that is my favorite. BTW, I'm here from Rach's Crusade. I'm your newest follower. My blog is a www.idevourkidbook.blogspot.com

    Best,
    Lois

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  34. Wrong blog address. I hate typing. The address is: idevourkidbooks.blogspot.com.

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  35. Your first word is going to be part of the title of my next WIP. I just have to finish the current one...

    Great idea for a blogfest!

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  36. I like that you changed the curse to an endearment! (Just a note: it's actually spelled "quiero" :D .)

    Stopping by from the crusade!

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  37. Hi Margo! I'm dropping in from the Crusader Challenge. Can't wait to get to know you better.

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  38. Hi Margo, just dropping by to say hello as a crusader and a bp blogfester. Sorry it's taken me a while to reach you!

    Storm - what a wonderful evocative word. I think we all have a few storms that particularly stick in our memories, along with the emotions the storm created. I'm totally with you on the chewing with on open mouth - yuk!

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  39. Great answers! I'm with you, it's always fun to get know everyone a little better.

    Fellow Crusader,

    EJW

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  40. I love reading all the different answers to these questions. Hi from a fellow crusader!

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  41. Hi there - fellow crusader stopping by at last to say hi and follow. Looking forward to getting to know you via your blog :)

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  42. I agree, I cant' stand people chewing with their mouth open. :) Hi fellow crusader, I'm a follower now.

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  43. I'm totally with you on #4... great list :)

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