Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest

An Easy Peasy Blogfest!  I'm all over that!  Nicole Ducleroir is hosting this one, and it is a questionnaire where I get to talk about ME!


1.What is your favorite word?

Misattribute. I LOVE a word that causes people to DO what it says...



2.What is your least favorite word?

Fiancé:  when we were engaged, hubby and I used to call it the F word. Also not a fan of husband or wife.  All these terms feel like ownership to me, plus it's nobody's business whether HWMNBMOTI is male or female. I tend to use partner, significant other. 

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

Am I allowed to say pudding?  Seriously though... Alone time. Naked time. Water time. Walking time.  Probably why I write in the bath... I hit 3 out of 4 of those most days.


4.What turns you off?

NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG.  And stress. Stress is bad. But mostly I can tune it out unless somebody keeps REMINDING ME!


5.What is your favorite curse word?

PANTS!
(Pants are evil! Down with Pants!)


6.What sound or noise do you love?

Plunk (something small falling into a pond or lake); I also love the sound of the toads we get in the summer. They make me happy.


7.What sound or noise do you hate?

A car engine wheezing and then failing to turn over.  The squeal of a car with a broken belt. I hate cars. They are expensive. Caring for them is stressful.


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

I think I would have made a pretty decent therapist. Mostly though, I want to be a writer, and am working on it.


9.What profession would you not like to do?

RETAIL.  I put in my waitressing time. I'm not a people person. And I detest being polite to people who are being rude to me.


10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
 
I'm pretty sure he'd be speechless, but a good, "so you found the place alright?" accompanied by the confused face of a host who had given misleading directions...


So there we have it... that was FUN!

44 comments:

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Wow! Your curse word is a lot tamer than mine. It also made me laugh!

Jessica Bell said...

haha! LOVE your answers! I hear ya on the waitressing thing. I did of for TEN years! Ugh! Got good at fake smiles, I tell ya!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great answers! I like 'plunk' too. And retail and I definitely wouldn't work out. :)

Margo Benson said...

Great answers - the toads sound lovely! Pants is a satisfying one!

Tony Benson said...

'Misleading directions' I like that. It says a lot more than two words usually do :-)

Cherie Reich said...

Great answers! And, yeah, retail wouldn't be fun, I'd think.

Summer Frey said...

Ugh to waitressing. Been there, done that, never again (I hope). I was terrible in retail, too--never could make myself upsell! Upsell!

no thanks.

Hart Johnson said...

Samantha-you must not know what i think of pants if you think that's tame!

Jessica-I think everyone should HAVE to, but I am so glad that part is OVER!

Elizabeth-YAY for 'plunk' teehee.

Margo-yay for toads!

Tony-I wondered if anyone would catch that!

Cherie-yeah, I'd have an even harder time pushing UNNECESSARY CRAP than food...

Summer-Never again, is right! And that upsell thing... a huge part of my problem...

Lola Sharp said...

Nagging and whining are evil.

I learned 'pants' from Kitty and I too love love LOVE saying it. :)

Have a happy day!
Love,
Lola

Jennee said...

Great answers! I hate waitressing too so I need people to nag me about getting out of the food industry!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hart,

Thanks for the follow. I'm the 350th minion here. :D I'm with you on the soothing sound of something falling into a lake, but I'm so not with you on the toads - even at a distance. Toads, I equate with skin chills and the urge to move my feet out of the way. Still, they're God's creatures too!

Cold As Heaven said...

The term F-word got a better meaning here.

I think you would be a great as therapist. Tell me when you open your practice, and I will book a consultation >:D

Cold As Heaven

RosieC said...

Pudding. Yes, I think pudding would be appropriate here :)

I would really love to hear you (or anyone, for that matter) sometime yell, "Ah, pants!" when you're really upset. I'd probably fall out of my chair :)

I totally agree on the "partner" issue. I just wish it was honestly more gender-neutral. I guess that comes by forcing it into the system, eh?

Great answers :)

Hannah Kincade said...

I prefer Partner in Crime or that guy who's often around or my Smellmate...cause I smell him a lot.

Fuck pants.

that is all.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

"Plunk" I even like the sound of that word by itself.

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Hart Johnson said...

Lola-YES! Add whining to that nagging of evilness! And there is a FB group for using pants as a swear word if you are interested *snort*

Jennee-step AWAY from the deep frier! *snort* I still get anxiety dreams about it.

JL-350! WAHOO!!! Thanks! I think I like the toads because they mean it is both SUMMER and cool enough for the windows to be open... perfect.

CaH--teehee--I will give a shout when I hang out my plaque...

Rosie... pudding it is! And yeah... with partner everyone assumes same sex. Still, I like that it doesn't say sex or relationship status. It is the 'mind your own business' answer.

Hannah-Partner in Crime is good! I like that one! And YES! Fuck Pants! That should be my mantra.

Jennifer-it's a good sound on it's own, eh? The onomatopeia thing...

Carolyn Abiad said...

Yeah - smiling at people I want to punch is not high on my list either. I'm not very good at that suppression thing anymore. :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

LOVED your answers! I'm with you on the ownership titles. And 'naked time' is seriously underrated by those clothed all day long.

Misleading directions... LMAO!

Thanks for playing along!!

Jules said...

Great answers! Not sure I want to know why pants are bad :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Becky Wallace said...

I only hate pants if they are denim. Jammies, warm-ups, anything knit, and we're good. But once it becomes restrictive, I won't wear them any more!

Ann said...

Misleading directions...ha ha ha. Love it. Enjoyed your reading your take on the questions.

Old Kitty said...

Plunk and pants!! :-) LOL!!!! I can see you as a therapist advocating the need for getting NAKED! :-)

God is so sarcastic!!! Take care
x

Jen Chandler said...

These are great answers!! PANTS!!! That's too funny :D

Great answer to number 10. Love it!

Cheers,
Jen

gideon 86 said...

Always fun to get a few more interesting tidbits into the fascinating mind of the "Tart!"


Michael

Carol Kilgore said...

Plunk is good. A few years ago I worked with a woman who popped a cork if you called her husband anything but 'spouse'. No husband, partner, SO, or anything else - barely even tolerated his name. Just Spouse. So that's what we all called her behind her back.

Holly Ruggiero said...

What flavor pudding?

Hart Johnson said...

Carolyn, you just reach a point where you shouldn't have to put up with it, don't you?

Nicole-Ha! I thought I might be alone on those ownership ones... I've been married almost 20 years, but they STILL bug me. I'm ME!

Jules-would you like my full Naked World Domination Tour schpeel? *snort* Mostly because they are UNCOMFORTABLE!

Becky- I can give jammies or sweats a pass if you are surrounded by uptight people, but really, I just prefer none at all...

Ann-Thank you!

Jenny-you've identified my therapist platform! Get in touch with your inner nudist!

Jen--yeah... I really hate pants... 8snort*

Michael-careful. it's contagious...

Carole- *snort* too funny! I'm not a fan of spouse really, either--that ownership thing again, though at least it is gender neutral. The barely tolerated his name thoug! Oi! I bet that was a trying marriage! Anyone who KNOWS HWMNBNOTI's name gets to use it!

Hart Johnson said...

Holly-pistacchio is my favorite, but anything but banana will pass (I don't like banana flavored ANYTHING except bananas)

LTM said...

*snort* LOL at you and God... Pants. Never been too bothered by fiance, but omg, yes, the nagging already! Yay for this superfun fest~ :o) <3

Arlee Bird said...

Got a kick out of your answers--kicked me right in my pants.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Lovely, humorous, revealing answers, Hart. I have a friend who for a time became obsessed with saying "Abomination" like a revival preacher at every opportunity. Needless to say, abomination became an abomination to me. And to hear his Cajun tongue speak "Wanker" was just too funny for words!

Ellie said...

You do make me laugh! Pants!

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Elaine AM Smith said...

Great answers - gotta love hot water and the tub :D

Julie Musil said...

LOVED your answers, especially God's comments. I suppose he could say a lot worse! Lots of fun.

Kari Marie said...

I like your answers. Pants cracked me up.

erica and christy said...

This was a fun blogfest to read. Your answers are clever. It would be nice of God to be so polite to someone he expected to end up...elsewhere. I've missed visiting here! Christy

Mason Canyon said...

Good responses. Retail is a hard profession. I think all rude people should have to work as waitresses for at least a week maybe they'd be a bit kinder.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Ella said...

Pants, too funny, not at all what I expected!
Toads, what is it with those lately...
Retail, been there done that, phew! The customer is always right; Yeah I saw my Boss, lose it over that one. HE threw shoes at a customer.

Love the Heaven reponse...

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh my gosh...pants and pudding! You are a hoot, Hart. I love your description of the host who gave bad directions. So funny.

VR Barkowski said...

Oh these are brilliant answers. We *are* on the same wavelength. Maybe it's a mystery writer/social science/West Coast thing? Not only do I dislike being nagged, I dislike being forced to nag. I hate cars, look back on my days in retail with horror and can't stand all those possession words. (Although I've grown rather fond of the Mr. VR title.)

Al said...

It was fun wasn't it?
Loved the quirky nature of your answers, but then that is generally your blog quirky!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

I'm still working my way through these...These are fantastic-- I especially agree with # 2!

Simon C. Larter said...

I was a terrible waiter, but an awesome room service agent. Also, one time I walked into a room with breakfast for four models who were sharing a room at the hotel, and one of 'em did the sprint-across-the-room-in-'er-skivvies-to-dive-under-the-covers thing. Best day of my room service career.

DL Hammons said...

MOTHER PANTSER!!!! Nope...just doesn't hold the same appeal for me. :)