Monday, March 29, 2010

Inside the Actor's Studio Questionnaire

I have to admit I first started blogging because I came across a few blogs that I loved to read.  Then it seemed like blogging was being talked about everywhere.  I didn't know if I would like it.  I try to be careful about my online privacy as much as possible.  But... Woo Hoo!  I made it past 25 posts.  I would like to thank those of you who have been following along on my journey to "Remember the Sunset."  I hope that along the way you can take something away from this blog as I have taken away things from the blogs that I read.

I have lots on my mind today.  And because there is so many different ideas in there I am having trouble creating a cohesive blog post.  So today will be a questionnaire sort of day.  But this is not just any questionnaire.  It was first used by Bernard Pivot and now used by James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio."  I always find actor's responses so interesting and the questions aren't half bad either.  So here are the questions (with a few tweaks I have to admit):

1.  What is your favorite word?    
          - "Plethora".
2.  What is your least favorite word? 
          - "Moist" is the worst sounding word, but my least favorite word is "retard."
3.  What turns you on creatively or spiritually?
          - Compassion
4.  What turns you off?
          - Lying
5.  What sound or noise do you love?
          - Children's laughter or leaves crackling.
6.  What sound or noise do you hate?
          - Sirens from an ambulance/fire truck, that can almost never be a good thing.
7.  What is your favorite curse word?
          - I often say "what the fuhs the matter with you?"  
            Or a couple low-german swear words my Oma used to say.
8.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
          - Bookstore
9.  What profession would you not like to attempt?
          - Executioner
10. If Heaven exists what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
          - "You did your best and your best was good enough.  Come on in.  Welcome Home!"


  1. HAH I missed the "Not" in question #9 and was seriously questioning the type of blog I was reading.

    I like your welcome to heaven though

  2. Moist? What's wrong with moist?! What has moist ever done to you?

    PHLEGM. Now there's a word that will keep you up at night. I mean, PH and L? Together?! Who came up with that word?

    Putrid is also gross but mainly because it sounds like a word that should have a smell. A horrible smell.

    And yes, I would never be able to be an executioner. I don't think anybody ever should be, actually.

  3. Moist is absolutely the worst word on the planet. I could not agree more! I have hated that word for years, ugh, it makes me cringe.
    And there is nothing worse than when old people use it to describe cake.
    bookstore owner would be fantastic.

  4. Love blogging myself. It really opens you up to so many new experiences and insights, doesn't it? And I'm continually amazed at the sense of camaraderie that exists in this community!

    Love your answer for the last question! And I have always dreamed about being a librarian -- how could one resist the smell and sight of all those books surrounding them? :)

  5. No worries Heather. I am not THAT crazy. But I am glad that you read it again to check it :)

    Magpie, I am sensing that you may not a fan of 'p' words. I agree though, phlegm is a bad one.

    My grandma uses moist to describe cakes a lot. I had to ban it from use in my parents house.

    Well thanks, Hema. And I agree the sense of community that you build up is great. Wouldn't it be great to be locked in a library or bookstore. I could spend hours there sometimes.

  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just read your profile, and aside from the "social studies teaching part," you sound like you could be my twin. Or at least related to me. :) Seriously, though, lots of similarities.

    Also, I'm an English nerd and way into words, and I agree with you about "plethora!"

    Looking forward to reading more from/about you!


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