"Published author, aspiring novelist . . . welcome to my world of madness!"

Feb 16, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest!

Thank you to the ever lovely and talented, Nicole Ducleroir for hosting this fun event! And congratulations on reaching over 500 followers! I know many, many more will join you along the way.

I had a lot of fun answering these questions. I think if blogging were more an ask and aswer type thing, I'd be apt to participate more often! Okay, here we go:

1.What is your favorite word?   I recently came across juddering and loved the way it rolled off my tongue. It means To shake rapidly or spasmodically; vibrate conspicuously. I would have to say ETHEREAL is my all time favorite though. Even it's definition fills me with joy and peace. How much better can it get than heavenly, light, and airy?

2.What is your least favorite word?    cunt...I hate that word with a passion.

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?   Music. It is perfect for setting any mood or tone, and sometimes powerful lyrics can inspire the basis for an entire novel. I also enjoy a relative amount of solitude without any interuptions, so music, candlelight, and the dead of night when most of the wold is fast asleep.

4.What turns you off?   Sadly, that is a long list. Intolerance, selfishness, bad attitudes...and I really despise when people play mind games...you know guilting others into thinking or acting a certain way, just so you get yours. I guess what it all boils down to is inconsideration. I think people should always be mindful of others and thier predicaments...think before you speak or act.

5.What is your favorite curse word?  I say Beezus a lot in lieu of cussing, but sometimes that just doesn't cut it! For those times I resort to a two-punch combo. Fuck (pause) ass. An old man with Torret's said this quite often in The Boondock Saints and it always made me laugh. So saying that is my way of relieving stress or pain and giving myself a little giggle at the same time.

6.What sound or noise do you love?   Thunder or the sharp crack of lightning.

7.What sound or noise do you hate?   Eating noises: people chewing loudly, smacking their lips, or God forbid, scraping the fork against the plate so hard it makes that nails on chalkboard sound.

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?     Psychology, because it is fascinating...or a professional chef because I love to cook and I'm darn good at it!

9.What profession would you not like to do?    Social work for children's protective services. I would end up going to jail over some of the parents you hear about today. I would not have the patience or restraint to deal with people like them.

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