Bernard Pivot Blogfest :)

First thing, I had several lovely comments about the first post of my critique. Thank you to all. You can read my entire critique here or click on the critique page in my page header. I will post more about what I learned and advice later this week. For now though Nicole Ducleroir is hosting the Bernard Pivot blogfest and it is FUN!! Please check it out and see what the other bloggers have answered.

Here's mine. Enjoy. ;)


1. What is your favorite word?
If you ask my kids it would be "STOP IT". But that's two words. Hhmm I have several and that's really hard for a writer to narrow down to one word. I'll list my top three.

a. Luscious---it just sounds pretty and reminds me of ripe fruit
b. tulips--it looks pretty and I love tulips
c. fantastic--because I can say it with the same inflection whether I'm being sarcastic or really mean it.

2. What is your least favorite word?
TAXES

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Colors, vibrant colors and alcohol. Vibrant colorful alcohol. Just kidding. The alcohol doesn't have to be colorful . ;)

4. What turns you off?
Being forced to believe one way.

5. What is your favorite curse word?
Damn it to hell on a shit stick.

6.What sound or noise do you love?
My boys giggling uncontrollably. You know that deep belly laugh they can't stop.

7. What sound do you hate?
Any metal grinding or squeaking when its coming from an appliance or motor vehicle that I still owe money on.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Since my family and friends would frown on me starting up my own Mafioso I guess I'll go with archeology.

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Maggot Farming. Although I hear its lucrative.


10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Well I'd like for him to say "welcome" but I have a feeling he would say any number of the below.

a. Are you the one who sent the query letter?

b. Slush pile is through the gates and to your left. Jump in, I promise we'll get to you.

c. May I help you? You seem lost.

d. Your restraining order said 1000 yards.

e. OK , I give up but go to the back so no one knows I let you in.

f. Do you remember .....in your 3rd book ....when you took the devil's side....

56 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Option D on question 10 made me laugh out loud. And, I'll agree alcohol is a pretty good turn on.

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  2. f. I did that too, so I'll wait around for you and we can go get a beer together in hell or something.

    Welcome to the crusade, this seems like a fun blog fest, wish I had time to join in.

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  3. LA- as always your answers are wonderful. I just read the whole post to beloved husband.

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  4. Lisa, do you have twitter??

    lol, maggot farming?? That's like my dream job.

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  5. "Taxes" is a good one that I hadn't thought of.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. I love your answers for the last question about Heaven! Made me laugh out loud!

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  7. Love these answers! Tulips - you just can't say it nastily, I like it.

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  8. I love your favorite curse word! Might need to try that one out, seems satisfying. Oh, and it's tax day in our house!

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  9. I was cracking up at your answers! So funny, so much fun to read. (Maggot farming? LMAO :D) Thanks so much for playing along!!!

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  10. Hello, fellow Crusader.

    Great answers. This looks like a fun blogfest. I totally missed it.

    Dan

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  11. Completely agree on the sound of kids laughing. Your answer to #10 made me laugh out loud! :D

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  12. I love your answers for number 10, especially D and F. :D

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  13. OMGosh! I love your answers for #7 and #10. Amen to both. LOL.

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  14. Ha! I like no. 5. I shall use that :-)

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  15. This post is fantastic! And you're right, taxes stink.

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  16. Oh LORD these are funny! Note to self: do not read answer to #5 with mouth full of tea!!

    Great answers!!!
    Jen

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  17. LOL- love your answer to the god question-

    your curse sentence is fabulous!

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  18. Maggot farming? ew. I love little kid's laughter. It just makes you want to laugh too! Fun answers!

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  19. We both chose our children for #6 (even tho mine are grown). I loved #10.

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  20. Oh, luscious is a good one! TAXES = EVIL!

    And gosh, wouldn't it be terrible if God did judge us on the content of our books?

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  21. SInce I'm going around to all of your blogs and this will take a little while I'm just going to give you guys a blanket comment. I hope that's ok with you. Rane, I do not have twitter. I'm scared of it but think I need to look into it. Thanks for all of you visiting.

    I love seeing your answers!!!!!!

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  22. Maggot farming, eh? I had no idea. lol.

    I'm following.

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  23. people actually maggot farm?!?!?! ACK!!

    and i love your answers to #10. hilarious :)

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  24. LOL. You are not going to give God any wiggle room, are you?

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  25. Just came over from the blogfest. Loved your taxes answer because it's so true.

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  26. *cracks up* Okay anyone with answers are witty and hilarious as yours deserves to be followed!

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  27. There is such a thing as maggot farming? I think I'm about to be sick...

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  28. I love your answers! My curse word involves a phrase with shit as well, and your answers to #10 was my favorite! :)

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  29. "May I help you? You seem lost."
    "Your restraining order said 1000 yards."


    HA!-HA! That's good stuffs!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  30. Loved your answers! Truly funny. I liked getting to know you better. How am I not a follower?

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  31. Just love your curse(phrase)word. I also love your heaven entry multiple choice! And Maggot Farming, UCK!

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  32. Grrrreat answers! (OMG, maggot farming!)

    I'm dropping in from the blogfest (nice to meet you!) and am your newest follower.

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  33. Thanks gusy. Coming around to all your blogs now. I love this blogfest!

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  34. Maggot farming is definitely disgusting! The 1,000 yard restraining order comment was funny!

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  35. Hello, and thanks for following me.

    Your favorite curse word was (were?) brilliant! Also loved your various answers to number ten. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  36. ha! Love the query talk with God! :o) Thanks for following me! I'm following you too now.

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  37. awesome answers! 'damn it to hell on a shit stick' is quite the creative cuss word :D and all the family-frowning-upon stuff aside, being a mafioso would be quite fun! haha.

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  38. Haha, love the things god might say to you. And yes, that metallic grinding is awful!

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  39. Tulips, vibrant colours and laughter: I love them all. Your swear in streaks too! :D

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  40. Thanks for the follow-back! Your hub's in NO now! Ohhhh, but I miss NO and all of South Louisiana. I'm patiently waiting for the day we leave Virginia. Not that there's anything wrong with Virginia. I just wanna go HOME!

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  41. My kids' giggles was almost my favorite sound, too. But I chose something that makes me ache with longing instead. *sigh*

    Your conversation with God is hilarious.
    New follower :)
    Corinne

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  42. "Damn it to hell on a shit stick." <---I'm definitely going to use this sometime in the near future. Best I've read yet.

    Also, love the answers to your last question. Hilarious.

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  43. I love your quotes from God! Now how would I go about sending him my query?!

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  44. Hey guys. Just finished up go to all your blogs. If I get more comments I'll get to yours too. Working on the main list now.

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  45. You are SO funny! And what a cute blog you have! Count me in as a follower.

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  46. Hi L.A.! I found your blog through the my sister's Blogfest, and I just became a follower of your awesome blog :) Your answers were fantastic--also my fave word to say! I laughed right out loud, especially reading your Pearly Gates list!

    Great to meet you, and I look forward to reading much more from you~
    ~ Noelle

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  47. I read your post and actually Googled maggot farming. I have way too much time on my hands! Great answers BTW.

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  48. Great answers. Maggot farming, okay I now have another don't want to do it job.

    This is a great blogfest, but I have to learn to speed read or speed type....

    Pamela Jo
    http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

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  49. Got a couple more of you. Phew. ;)

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  50. Lol! I love all your answers to number ten!! Heehee. "May I help you? You seem lost." ☺☺

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  51. Still laughing over your collection of answers to #10

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  52. Ewwww, maggot farming! *gags* Yeah. I'll take a pass on that, too. o_0

    And I LOVE your #10 pearly gates answers. :) Especially the restraining order version.

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  53. HA! I actually laughed out loud reading your list. Thanks for sharing your answers. I'm going to look into maggot farming.

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