Wednesday, February 16, 2011

An excuse to use the word "Archaeopteryx"



Nicole Ducleroir is hosting the Bernard Pivot Blogfest. Since she does such a great job of explaining it, I'll let her words do so here:

Anyone who's watched Inside the Actor's Studio will be familiar with the questionnaire. The show's host, James Lipton, asks it of every celebrity guest at the close of the interview. The questionnaire was originally created by Bernard Pivot, a French journalist, for the cultural series he hosted on French television from 1991-2001, called Bouillon de Culture.

What I love about the questionnaire is you can either answer the questions with all the truth in your heart, or you can approach them with creativity and cleverness -- finding answers or deliveries no one else has ever come up with. But which ever way you go, each of your answers will be revealing, telling us interesting things about you.


Here's my questionnaire!

1.What is your favorite word? Archaeopteryx
2.What is your least favorite word? Can't
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Thunder storms, fog, the ocean
4.What turns you off? Technology
5.What is your favorite curse word? Fewmets. It drives the dragons crazy and confounds the humans.
6.What sound or noise do you love? Rain
7.What sound or noise do you hate? People yelling at each other
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Quantum Physics
9.What profession would you not like to do? What I’m doing now, answering phones
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Welcome. And you were right: Heaven really IS a giant bookstore/coffee shop on the beach!"

Now then, shuffle on over to Nicole's blog for the grand list of participants. Read their responses, get to know some new people in this great, big, grand blogsphere we call home. Tell 'em I sent you ;D

55 comments:

  1. Yay for thunderstorms! They always inspire me. And your description of heaven sounds just about perfect!

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  2. #10 is awesome. That's how I'd like mine to be to. Fewmets? Going to try that next time I see a dragon.

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  3. great word for number 1- I'll have to see if I can use it today. people arguing is not a fun sound at all.

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  4. Love your answer to number 10! And yes, the rain is a beautiful sound. Good one!

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  5. The beach is heaven. :)

    I love your 'fearless eater'ness! And intrigued by the blow torch factor. ;)

    Have a delightful day,
    Lola

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  6. Nice answers especially number 2 and 7.

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  7. Oooo. Wish I had the smarts to try quantum physics...so fascinating.

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  8. Great answers! I especially cracked up at the curse word answer. A word that effects humans AND dragons -- awesome!

    Thanks for playing along!!

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  9. Okay, I'll bite. What does "archaeopteryx" mean?

    Great answers. I love the sound of rain, too. And answering phones isn't a profession. You won't do it forever!

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  10. What. IS? Archaeopteryx? Okay--off to dictionary.com! With words like that no wonder you're interested in quantum physics!

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  11. A bookstore.coffee shop on the beach - now that IS heaven! If you add chocolate and a diet beverage, it would be PERFECT. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.

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  12. Quantum physics! I seem to remember a quote from Schrodinger to the effect of ... I don't like quantum physics and wish I'd never had anything do to with it ... Seems strange coming from one of the biggest names in the science :-)

    I like your vision of heaven. I'll go there!

    Great to meet you.

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  13. Hi Jen,

    Great replies. I especially like #2. The word "can't" is so negative - it's giving up before even trying.

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  14. I right there with you as far as the word can't is concerned. I have three boy under the age of 9 and they are not allowed to use it.

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  15. hi miss jen!
    wow you had some cool answers to those questions. i like rain but mostly i like it on a tin roof. i got no idea what a quantum physics person does. ha ha. wow what a good word to not like...cant. how cool is that.
    ...smiles from lenny

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  16. Quantum Physics--holy cow. You're a smarty. Nice to meet ya. And yes the ocean is fantastic. I wish I thought of that one. I love the waves (I'm going to hawaii in a coupple of months and I can't wait).

    Well, nice to meet you blogfester (I know that's not a word and it does sound awaful, but I couldn't think of another way to put it).

    New follower here. See ya around.

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  17. i think if more people realized that heaven has a coffee shop and a beach, more people would want to get there eventually.

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  18. Fewmets. LOVE that.

    And yes, nice to meet you!

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  19. We have the same answer to #2 :-) You can see mine at: http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great answers, but I had to look up Archaeopteryx. *blush*

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  21. Archaeopteryx is a great word. Even if I never spell it right the first time.

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  22. I love your answers, especially #5! You have a 25lb cat? O.o Now I'm off to look up Archaeopteryx. :D

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  23. "giant bookstore/coffee shop on the beach" Yes - I want that!

    Thunderstorms get me all creative too!

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  24. I knew archaeopteryx thanks to a childhood of dinosaur nerdery. Fewmets sent me to google, though. You have my favorite word choices of anything in the bloggy-go-round so far!

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  25. Enjoyed your answers. Nice to meet you. I notice you say you have a 25 lb. cat. Are you sure it's not a dog? I thought my 17 lb. Chartreux was at the cat weight limit. Guess not.

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  26. Hi thx for visiting my blog. Love your answer to number 10. I'll have to go and look up Archaeopteryx too!

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  27. Thx for visiting my blog. Love your answers. I'll have too look up Archaeopteryx as well :-)

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  28. oooh! Archaeopteryx is an AWESOME word! Kudos!

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  29. love these answers! thunderstorms are awesome. as is the sound of rain.
    and youd like to have a profession in quantum physics? wow! im not a very big fan of physics myself, to tell you the truth.
    and its be kickass if heaven were actually a bookstore and a library. seriously!
    thanks for stopping by, Jen! youve got a really nice blog! :)

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  30. Hey, Jen! Loved your answers...are we related? So much in common. Happy your like zounds. Have a string of e-mails from folks who didn know and were glad to have an alternative. Hadn't a clue such a simple answer would generate such a response. Wow!

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  31. Not going to lie, had to look up Archaeopteryx. But now I love it too! Also love your curse word ^.^ so great.

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  32. Yeah, that whole answering phones thing would make me crazy. I had a job in which my work required a tremendous amount of concentration, so people left me alone and I was happy. Then I got a new boss who kept phoning me and instant messaging me just about every 15 minutes for a status update. I went bonkers and thought they'd have to carry me off in a straight jacket. Then I see people in medical offices who answer 4 or 5 lines all at once and I don't know how they stay sane.

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  33. Awesome answers, especially for number 8 and 10. I always wanted to be a physicist but I'm not good enough at maths!

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  34. >>..."Archaeopteryx"

    Oh, come on! Couldn't you have come up with something less commonplace? A little more original? I'm sick and tired of checking out the answers all these blogfest participants have posted and finding "Archaeopteryx" listed as their favorite word.

    It's getting OLD!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  35. Love #10! That does sound heavenly. Great answers, Jen!

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  36. Archaeoteryx is a cool word! the missing link between dinosaurs and birds! :)

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  37. Loooove the sound of rain.
    Especially in a city.

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  38. Great words of advice on your 'Been Thinkin' post. "writing like the hounds of hell are after you."
    Writing is scary... every time I start to do something I am convulsed by doubt. But then those hounds start yapping and it's off to the races...
    Thanks for following my blog! Looking forward to reading more from you.

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  39. Bookstore and coffee shop on the beach. So cool.

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  40. I'm not going to try and repeat your favorite word it's a doozy!

    Thunderstorms are good for the soul!

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  41. Ooo, your heaven sounds like mine! And my daughter would love your favorite word.

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  42. Love your answers! Thunderstorms are terrific and any word that confounds humans is good in my book! :)

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  43. If that's heaven then I'm so there.

    And you totally win points in my book for archaeopteryx!

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  44. Wow, a coffee shop on the beach...not bad. =) Love your Fewmets...I also like Leprechaun Taint!

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  45. I'm pretty sure you wrote out Archaeopteryx just to get us all to look it up ;)

    And love your #10!

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  46. LOL! fewmets!? What's fewmets? hahahaa.

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  47. #10 FTW!!!
    And ahhh, such a joy even to read the word archaeopteryx. It is a delight!

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  48. Love your curse word and description of Heaven. Sweet!

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  49. LOL. I love, love, love your answers for #1,5, and 10!! :-)

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  50. Fewmets! I love that word! And oh my, books and coffee on the beach... I wish I was there right now.

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