"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.


  1. Liked your answer to number seven.

  2. Ouf. The "c' word is GAH! It makes me go mental. Really mental. So did loud chewers. Somebody refrain me!

  3. I hadn't thought of ethereal... that's a good one! And yes #2--you and me. Oh, and yes again to #4... we have the same #3! And mmm... chef... :d

    fun stuff and nice to "meet" you! :D <3

  4. OMG We had the same #8! We are twins!

  5. I love how when it comes to curse words it's pretty much the same for everyone.

  6. I loved reading your answers! I'm with you on #2. There's nothing kind or positive in it, at all. I didn't know you like to cook! We should exchange recipes :))

    Awesome answers! Thanks so much for playing along!

  7. Psychology is an interesting profession and rather noble too. Sweet answers from a sweet, talented writer.

  8. I'm with you on the social worker. It'd be more like "come over here to this dark little alley and let me show you my new baseball bat" heheh

  9. Yes! A thunder and lightning writer! Glad to meet you.

  10. LOL! Everyone seems to hate my fave curse word! :o)

  11. I like the sound of a thunderstorm too~

  12. I love your answers - thunder, lightning and ethereal :D

  13. I am a former social worker who worked a short time with protective services. Not easy. For sure.

    Love your #10.
    following you.

  14. Eating noises drive me crazy, too! I enjoyed reading your answers and I love your blog background. Ooh...ethereal is a great word!

  15. haha a friend of mine HATES smacking noises when people chew gum.

    #10--- love it :)

  16. Thunder and lightening storms are pretty cool. I've always been fascinated by psychology. It was my first major in college and then I changed to English and became interested in writing.
    Interesting thoughts in your responses.

    Tossing It Out

  17. Hi, Adriana,

    I enjoy my music too.
    Juddering, I used once in a YA novel and boy do I hate the sound of people sucking their teeth.

  18. Great favorite word (both of them). And your right, we share a love of music in common. As far as I'm concerned, it can cure the common cold sometimes. :)

  19. Juddering is a spectacular word. And ethereal is right up there as well. Great list!! I would also agree that social worker would be hell. I might have to become a Vigilante Social Worker...


  20. Great answers!! I love thunder....and not a big fan of the "c" word, though I've met a few.

    Swinging by to say hi from the blogfest, and following to make sure I don't miss anything good from here on out!!
    The Survival Mama

  21. I'm with you on the least favorite word. Juddering is a great word.