Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest

Yesterday was Nicole Ducleroir's Blogfest. I couldn't make it because of my stupid day job. I'm trying to make up for that now. Please visit Nicole's blog to find all the other entrants.

What is your favorite word? Hmm. That's tough. I love so many words. My favorite changes all the time. I think my favorite right now may be perseverance.

What is your least favorite word? That's easy. Hate.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Mountains. And Trees. I love those two things, especially together, like a fat guy loves a chair.

What turns you off? Religion. Not so much religion in general, as people pushing religion. I read somewhere on the internet once that religion is like a penis. When you're in public, please keep it in your pants, and when you're in private, please don't try to shove it down anyone's throat.

What is your favorite curse word? Motherfucker. Nothing is more fun to say.

What sound or noise do you hate? Alarm clock. There seem to be a preponderance of TV and radio commercials that feel they have to include this sound.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Attorney. I would love to fight for justice.

What profession would you not like to do? Police Officer.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Can I get you a drink?

I wish I could have been on time with this, but sometimes life gets in the way!

31 comments:

Ted Cross said...

Attorney? Really? I know you are right that there really are some who fight for justice, but the few I have known have been people I am glad I no longer know.

maine character said...

Based on this questionnaire alone, I would nominate you for the Justice League.

Many mountains to you, motherfucker.

Jules said...

No job these days is stupid, lame but essential :)

Attorney, huh?! I can see that.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Motherfucker. Nothing like it - especially when it comes out of Sam.U.El Jackson's mouth in Pulp Fiction. Welcome to the blog fest. Haha You rule breaker.

Tracy said...

Matthew, I love you for being the kind of person to express the religion thing so eloquently! lol Although, I agree with that analogy 100%

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great answers. Though I had to laugh when you picked attorney as your favorite profession. Sadly it's not all about fighting for justice thought that was my dream when I started. And it's quite stressful.

Jess said...

I'm gonna have to share that religion analogy with my husband--pretty funny :) I'm with you in terms of mountains and trees being great sources of inspiration!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

OMG, Matt! I LOVED your religion is like a penis answer!! Living where we do, I hope you share this hilarious analogy in only the most discriminating circles. LOL

Thanks so much for playing along!

Kelly said...

Great answers for fave and least fave word!
And seriously. I love trees too. My living room decor is fall leaves/trees and one reason we bought the house we live in (and are selling boo hoo) is because of all the tall beautiful trees.
And what drink would you have? :)

Cherie Reich said...

Great answers! I particularly love your religion answer. :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh, i completely agree with your turn off. I found an agent the other day that did that. Needless to say, her agency is not on my query list

aspiring_x said...

ohman alarm clocks are OBNOXIOUS! except for mine! my alarm clock is my husband- somehow he can tell himself to wake up at a certain time when he heads to bed, and in the morning- bing! he's awake on the dot! crazy,huh? but, i tell you, i'm so glad to not have to hear that beeping anymore! he's lovely to wake up too!

Laura Campbell said...

I checked the page out yesterday. It reminded me of a literary version of Inside the Actor's Studio. I love watching that show. After seeing it, I made sure I was ready with answers. As if James Lipton would interview some silly unknown person. I might just do this myself, though.

I totally agree with you, the alarm clock is the worst noise. It incites anxiety and chills.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Yippee ki yay!!!

Candyland said...

Attorney Timothy Rush approaching the bench. Yes I hear it now.

Old Kitty said...

I can so see you fighting the good fight for justice with words!!! Yay!!

I like your God!!!! Yes please! take care
x

Bish Denham said...

What a description for religion! Religion is dogma as far as I can tell and dogma is man-made. Spirituality on the other hand....

Carolyn Abiad said...

I agree, spirituality and religion are two separate things, but I still prefer to keep personal views about either one to myself. Good answers, Matt!

LTM said...

*snort* re: religion comment, and you're right about that alarm clock thing... that is becoming one of my least favorite sounds. In addition to lawnmowers. ;p

Jen Chandler said...

Glad you could join in anyway! There's tons of fun answers out there!

Yeah. Still laughing over the religion comment...and I have to agree with the alarm clock comment!

Cheers!
Jen

Nate Wilson said...

So, you're willing to fight for justice in the cozy confines of a courtroom, but not out on the streets where the criminal element can physically fight back?

You motherfucker. :)

DEZMOND said...

he he love what you said about religion :)

Holly Ruggiero said...

Good answers. Don't you just hate when the day job or, um, life, gets in the way?

Robert Guthrie said...

"Can I get you a drink." Now that's hospitality.

(Commenting on my blog, you asked if Rocket Donuts is in Freemont. No, Bellingham. Perfect for Freemont, though.)

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Man, there sure is a lot of motherfucking in this thread. Who knew it was so popular? Maybe I should have called my store The Motherfucking Bookshop. Might've had a whole chain by now...

Simon C. Larter said...

A couple things:

1. "I love mountains like a fat guy loves a chair" nearly made me spew vodka through my nose. Let me tell you, vodka dripping from one's nostrils is less than comfy. Be glad I stopped the flow, otherwise I'd've had to hunt you down and pour 100-proof Smirnoff in your honker.

2. I'd prefer to fight for justice as a vigilante killer. I can't be arsed memorizing all those damn laws. Also, I'd need a sidekick. Like Angelina Jolie in Salt. Or in Wanted. Basically just Angelina Jolie.

Corinne O'Flynn said...

Nothing compares to motherfucker. You and I are curse word twins. :) I LOVE the penis analogy for religion. AMEN brother!

Glad you chimed in, I was bummed when I came over yesterday and didn't see your post.

Peace!
Corinne

Lydia K said...

This is one more reason why I love reading your blog. You're so M**F**ing entertaining.

Hart Johnson said...

Great answers! Your religion comment reminded me of a sign I saw on FB recently: Religion is like a penis. It's fine if you have one, and it's even fine if you're proud of it. But you probably shouldn't wave it around, and I definitely don't want you shoving it down my throat.

Talli Roland said...

Mountains and trees - nice. I miss them!

The Survival Mama said...

maine character's comment slayed me....and I would second the nomination to Justice League.

I may have to try motherfucker on more often...

Exceptionally fun to "meet" you. Swinging by to say hi from the blogfest, and follow so I don't miss anything!
The Survival Mama