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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest Questionnaire

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! Thanks. Today I'm participating in the the Bernard Pivot Blogfest, kindly hosted by Nicole Ducleroir of One Significant Moment at a Time. Its not too late to join in!

1. What is your favorite word?

Upon reflection, I like multisyllabic words which begin with “E.” Eloquent. Eccentric. Expedient. Effervescent. Elocution. Elementary. Ecstatic. And so on.

2. What is your least favorite word? Almost all words that end with “ump- bump, clump, hump, slump, dump, grump, etc.” They sound dirty, crude, messy, or just plain tired and lazy. The only exception to my feelings about this set of words is “jump”. Somehow the J transforms it into something palatable.

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

1. Reading the Bible, and reading inspirational works of others like Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, J.L. Packer, etc.

2. Also, travelling and learning about different cultures, people, and places. I love learning about out of the way places in desolate landscapes that I never knew existed, and planning trips around the world to places no one else goes.

3. Taking new classes, learning new hobbies, and trying new foods.

4. What turns you off?

Feeling trapped by circumstances. I dislike having to stay put and be responsible to plan for the future, when I want to travel the world and be free.

5. What is your favorite curse word?

Hum…probably “crap.” I don’t cuss, so this is one I can get away with when I am really mad and won’t get in trouble for using.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

Deep, low voices. There are some people I try to carry on conversations with because I like to hear their tone and cadence. It’s like listening to the rumbling of a rushing river.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

Poor, lazy voice quality- when people slur and mumble as though they are drunk, especially on my answering machine. If people are going to speak, they should put some effort into forming their words- if they won’t put in the effort to speak clearly, I don’t want to put in the effort to listen.

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

I would like to be a singer, an author, an artist- anything creative or productive that I could get paid for.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Anything which requires a lot of technical skill with high stakes, like being a neurosurgeon. Trust me, you do not want me to be your neurosurgeon. My current job allows me a margin of error I am comfortable with; if I mess up, no one dies.

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

“Well done, my Good and Faithful Servant.”

Thanks for reading!


  1. Wonderful answers! I thought it was interesting that your favorite and least favorite sounds were tied to voice. And, I'm like you. I feel incredible inspired when I travel.

    Thanks for playing along!!

  2. I agree with Nicole. It's interesting that your fav sounds and least favorite are vocal. I have to agree with the mumbling though. Ugh. I have people call all the time at work who either mumble or who failed English. Big time. Frustrating!! Oooh, and I don't like being tied down either! I have the spirit of a gypsy.


  3. These are great answers. I especially like the words in #1. If you are interested, you can check out my responses at:

  4. I appreciated your responses. They were eloquently stated.
    I very much love travel, as well. As a matter of fact, our family took a year and traveled to all the national parks in the lower 48 several years ago ( I just wrote a first draft about our experiences.
    Thanks for checking out my son's blog, too.

  5. I totally agree with the traveling part--it's so eye opening!

  6. Love your answers. ANd I live all those E words... great choices. I agree with having to stay put... UGH! What a buzzkill when there are so many wonderful places and faces out there!

    Nice to meet you!

  7. Great to meet you all. Glad to see there are so many other restless spirits out there!

  8. Nice answers. I like those multisyllabic E words, too. :)

  9. I find deep voices a pleasure to listen to as well. Even more beautiful to hear them sing.

  10. The answers were outstanding! thanks a lot for sharing this with me.

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