Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The BPB Blogfest

Nicole Ducleroir over at One Significant Moment at a Time is hosting a very cool blogfest. The BPB blogfest - aka the Bernard Pivot Blogfest - is to celebrate her 500 followers. Wow!! Way to go Nicole!

Here's what Nicole had to say about the blogfest...
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.

So here we go. Here's Bernard Pivot's famous questionnaire:

1. What is your favorite word?
Imagine

2. What is your least favorite word?
Hate

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Music, laughter, art, sunshine

4. What turns you off?
Sadness, exhaustion

5. What is your favorite curse word?
I'm a teacher - I don't use those! :) When pressed, I will say 'piddlepop'

6. What sound or noise do you love?
Laughter, music, songbirds

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
Chainsaws, dentist drills, forks on plates

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Author, marine biologist, computer programmer, animation artist, horse rancher, researcher, sports analyst, counsellor, special effects creator, photographer, photo-journalist, architect, director, chef, ... (okay, I'll stop now!)

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Politician

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
The library is in that direction...

That was fun! Thanks Nicole - if you haven't visited her, make sure you do. Also check out her blog for a list of all the entrants.

What's a profession that always sounded interesting to you?

89 comments:

  1. Oooo, dentist drills. I don't like them either.

    For #10, I'd like, "You were always right." Fat chance though.

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  2. LOL! 'piddlepop' ? I thought it was piddlepoop. Maybe that has something to do with being Australian and the fact that they tend to do number one and two at the same time ;o) LOLOLOL!!! Sorry, I like grossing people out :o)

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  3. I'm like you, I could list dozens of professions that I would like to try. I channel most of those dreams into my novels though. This blogfest is fun!

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  4. Piddlepop! Hehe! I might have to steal that one from you... :)

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  5. Piddlepop is precious, Jemi! I too would like to do many things, but for now I'd just reply: writer, heh. ;P

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  6. The library is in that direction...--- YES YES YES, think how awesome heaven's library would be.

    Awesome list.

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  7. Heaven's Library must be AWESOME! Do you think 'banned' books are there? Or do they only stock them in Hell's Library. LOL! Your answers are fantastic, so much fun to read. And I'll let 'piddlepop' fly next time I need to curse...I'll bet it will cheer me up!

    Thanks for playing along!!

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  8. Dentist drills...how could I have forgotten to put that in my hated sounds?! *shudder* That IS a dreadful noise, indeed.

    Have a happy day! :)

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  9. Any sound in the dentist is awful! I'd hate to be a politician too. Even the decent people seem to get corrupted.

    Great answers! I love the Pearly Gates one!

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  10. Dentists are bad whether they make a noise or not. And take Architect off your list, I know, you do not want to be one :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  11. LOL- love your answer to number 10. and Politician would be a horrible job

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  12. Your #10 resembles mine :D Love it!!
    A politician would be a horrible job. Unless I could be voted Queen.

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  13. Fun answers. You'd like to do many things .... That's great!

    Love your answer to number 10.

    Mcihael

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  14. hi miss jemi! me and you are just the same on that number 3. and for a swear word you got me laughing on that piddlepop! ha ha. i didnt never hear that before but for sure i like it.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  15. Piddlepop! I love it. :) May have a couple of protagonists that could use that one...

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  16. I, like so many others, LOVE "piddlepop". That's just great.

    Great answer to #10. I hope that also comes with infinite reading time that doesn't get cut due to other obligations. That sounds wonderful!

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  17. A true Renaissance Woman! One of many interests and talents.

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  18. "Piddlepop." Love it. You could R-rate it and maybe say piddlepoop? :) And, yes, I'm with you on answer #10 and would add in "there are no late fees."

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  19. Awww lovely Jemi!! Piddlepoop is a fab word!!!! Awwww and your God is after my own heart!!! Yay for libraries!!

    Great answers!! Take care
    x

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  20. I like piddlepoop but I might be incline to add a syllable piddleypoop.

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  21. Some very good and quite original answers; #1,2 and 10 brilliant. Why didn't I think of those myself >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  22. Ha ha ha! I dodged #5 on my answers too. And dentist drills? *shivers*

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  23. always nice to get to know my fellow writer/blogger friends a little better.

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  24. Love your favorite word! I may sacrifice my favorite word and adopt imagine.

    Hmm, never heard piddlepop, although I do say twinkie-doo a lot. :)

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  25. Great list--short and to the point. I wish more people would resort to "piddlepop" than some of the other words I hear being used all the time.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  26. This is such a fun blogfest, and I love your answers. "Piddlepop" is the best curse word ever. ;)

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  27. I love your swear word for school - I went with Chewbacca! Imagine, laughter and songbirds? Yes, please. :D

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  28. LOL. Brilliant. Especially the answer to number ten!

    Bernard Pivot Blogfest

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  29. I saw this blogfest on another friend's blog today and LOVE the questions! Wish I had time. Hope you're doing well, Jemi! Hugs!

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  30. Great answers but "piddlepop", really? lol

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  31. You have a whole lot of other stuff you'd like to do, with more left to list. Wow! :D

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  32. Love the last answer, and I got a kick out of piddlepop. When working with kids, you have to get creative sometimes. :)

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  33. Theresa - that's a really good one! Probably a slim chance here too! :)

    Jessica - no worries! I'm a teacher - pretty hard to gross out with that!

    Samantha - Imagine is my favourite - and you're right - the song is gorgeous!! Thanks for droppin by :)

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  34. Piddlepop? Jemi, that's so funny!!

    May have to incorporate that in my children's book :)

    Piddlepop, indeed!

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  35. Hannah - it sure is a fun one :) I like so many jobs - writing them into our stories is a great way of enjoying them!

    Talli - let's make it a trend! You never know what will catch on :)

    Mari - I agree - writer definitely tops the list!! :)

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  36. Summer - yup - it sends horrible shivers down my spine every time! :)

    Erinn - and imagine having all that time to read! :)

    Nicole - thanks! It's been a lot of fun playing along - thanks for hosting :)

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  37. Lola - thanks! I really don't like that sound!

    Laura - thanks! It's true - most of the sounds in that office are not my favourites!

    Jules - wow! I always thought it would be a cool profession - now I wonder why I should stroke it off the list... :)

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  38. Jennifer - wouldn't it be great? I'd love it! :)

    Summer - thanks :) I can't even imagine being a politician... yuck!

    Jen - love it! Queen it is! although I don't think I could pull off the hats! :)

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  39. Michael - thanks! The library would be awesome!!

    Lenny - I don't quite remember where piddlepop came from - but I've been using it for years!

    Elizabeth - I've had one I considered using it for - but decided in the end to use a different one! :)

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  40. Rosie - thanks! Piddlepop has long been a fave of mine :)

    Ann - thanks! I'll agree with interests, talents though? Maybe not so much... :P

    Lynn - lol! I've actually never R-rated it - maybe one day when I'm really on edge! And I'm totally in with the lack of late fees!

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  41. Old Kitty - thanks! I think that library would be totally awesome! :)

    Holly - piddleypoop could really work! I like it!

    Cold as Heaven - thanks! It's always interesting to see what pops into our heads at the moment! :)

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  42. Shannon - love it! Dodging is a necessary survival skill at times! :)

    Michelle - thanks! These blogfests are terrific for that!

    VR - Imagine is just one of those words! Full of such possibilities :)

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  43. Lee - thanks! I much prefer not to hear the cursing as well! :)

    Emy - this is such a great blogfest! I do love the word as well! :)

    Elaine - Chewbacca? LOVE it!! :) I will definitely be borrowing that one!

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  44. Ellie - thanks! Can you imagine the books??? Awesome!

    Beth - thanks! It's been busy everywhere - I haven't been around as often as I'd like! Hope you're doing well!

    Mary - yup! Really! Bizarrre, I know :)

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  45. JL - there are so many things I'd love to do! I wish we could try different jobs out every 7 years or so! :)

    Kari - thanks - it is one of my faves! :)

    Shelley - you've got that right! Kids enforce creativity in adults - love it!

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  46. Kristen - thank you! :)

    Wendy - Piddlepop indeed! I use it all the time :)

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  47. Love your responses and I think you may have started something with piddlepop. LOL

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  48. Mason - maybe it'll start a world wide trend! Piddlepop!!! ;)

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  49. Sports Analyst?? Now that's an interesting choice. :)

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  50. DL - I love my sports! Doing the analysis would be awesome! :)

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  51. Piddlepop is going to start appearing in a lot of novels, I fear. LOL!! That is a fabulous word. My list of possible swear words have developed over the course of this blogfest. Enjoyed your list, and hope there are libraries in Heaven!

    Corinne

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  52. The library in heaven. Just one word, wow!

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  53. Corinne - so true! I'm getting lots of new words too! So much fun :)

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  54. Al - wouldn't it be a great library!!! :)

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  55. Marine Biologist, animation artist, special effects director, I would so like those jobs too.

    This is so much fun. Glad to meet you,
    Pamela Jo
    http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

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  56. Pamela - glad to meet you too! There are SO many jobs I think I'd enjoy - so many fun careers!

    This has been a terrific blogfest!

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  57. Piddlepop! Hilarious!
    And oh yes, I love Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe too :-)

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  58. Piddlepop and library. I like those!

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  59. AGGGGHHHH! I love the library! I will see ya there when I get done passin out my get out of hell free cards...maybe better save one for myself, don't want to miss the library! They have TV in hell, but it's hell, what do you expect. They don't read, they just wait for the movie you know.

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  60. Deniz - thanks - I use it all the time! :)

    I'm reading Anne again right now on my iPod - loving it! :)

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  61. Glynis - thanks! I kind of like the thought of the library too :)

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  62. HowLynnTime - now THAT is the best description of Hell I've ever heard! I'm definitely aiming for Heaven now! Thanks for dropping by :)

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  63. Thanks India - and it's what I really say!! :)

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  64. Exhaustion turns me off - and wipes me out!

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  65. I'm with Jessica, I thought it was "piddlepoop." Piddlepop is much nicer than "crabcakes" (mine).

    What profession ... interesting question. Maybe a pilot. I have a friend who's a pilot and he flies passengers like pandas or whales.

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  66. Haha! I love your preferred welcome to Heaven. I have something for you at my blog, if you have the chance to visit. :)

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  67. Diane - exactly! That's definitely been my problem more often than not lately! Gotta work on it :)

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  68. Helen - I do like crab cakes too! I'll have to try that one out :)

    I wanted to be a pilot too for a while. Unfortunately my eyes are far too bad to even consider it. I'd love a job like your friend's - that would be awesome!

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  69. Thanks E!

    I'll pop on by right now! You're a sweetie :)

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  70. too cute--I'll meet you in the library! And YES to sunshine! :o) <3

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  71. Leigh - It should be a great place to relax! :)

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  72. Jemi, your comment about heaven is the BEST! Love it. Your answers were awesome, and say a lot about you :D

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  73. Julie - thanks! :) Maybe I should be a little concerned about exactly WHAT they say ... :)

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  74. Sugar was my favorite swear word as a teacher, until the end of May and then I had to watch my tongue...LOL! Great answers, Jemi!

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  75. Sharon - I've used sugar too - and sugar beats! It's always a challenge! :)

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  76. I think I've decided to make piddlepop my favourite word :)

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  77. Don't like dentist drills, the word hate, or the idea of being a politican either!! And your attempted career list is awesome! You have some serious talent :) Love your answers, Jemi :)

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  78. ooooh, IMAGINE is such a nice word and so suggestive ...

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  79. Love the blogosphere and meeting new friends. Enjoyed your answers.

    I've always been interested in law enforcement. I think that is why I write about police officers. LOL. I think it would be cool to be a judge, too.

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  80. Lynda - Love it! You'll get a few funny looks at first, but people get used to it! :)

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  81. Saumya - thanks so much! The careers are things I'd love to do - unfortunately not things I've had the chance at! But I'd love too :)

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  82. Dez - exactly! That's why it's one of my favourites. Even some of my students in really tough situations can use it and find wasy to escape :)

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  83. Maryann - thanks! It is so much fun to meet new folks :)

    I think I'd enjoy a lot of aspects of those jobs too - but I wouldn't want to try the death row type cases!

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