Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nicole Ducleroir's ~ Bernard Pivot Blogfest


The other particapants taking part in Nicole's Blogfest can be found at One Significant Moment!
Thanks Nicole.

1. What is your favorite word?
    I love the word Chivalry.  It conjures days of mists and dreams.
 
2. What is your least favorite word?  
   Torture.  My body aches in sympathy
   
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Classical music, a beautiful painting, a sunny spring day, a walk by the sea.

4. What turns you off?  
    Blaring televisions, constant interruptions and sometimes guilt about what I should be doing   instead. 


5. What is your favorite curse word?
    Shite.......excuse my French!

6. What sound or noise do you love?
    The sound of a child's laughter.  I also love the sound of the sea  waves breaking on the shore.      Very soothing to the soul.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of crunching or nails running down nylon shower curtains.  The old type of nylon/vinyl curtains. When I was young I became very ill and an ambulance was called but the doctor felt I was too ill to move.  He ripped the shower curtain off the bath rail and wrapped me up in it and submerged me into a bath of freezing cold water and ice to bring down the deadly fever.  

 My children when they cried with pain.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?    
When I was in secondary school I wanted to be an Archaeologist.  Make great and historic discoveries then write a memoir detailing all my wonderful and exciting discoveries and experiences. 

9. What profession would you not like to do?   I would hate to be a nurse.  I have a phobic fear of needles.  It is a bit embarrassing really at my age but there you go!

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Welcome! Let me hold the Gate for you!


To my fellow Crusaders, I am just surfacing from a nasty bout of flu.  I plan to visit you all soon. 

47 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Hi, fellow crusader! I'm with you on number 8. I'd love to be an archaeologist. :D

Margo Benson said...

Great answers - that's some story with your illness and the shower curtain!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Loved your answers! And we have the same one for profession we wouldn't like. I couldn't be a nurse. Don't have the stomach for it!

I realized the link on Mr. Linky list was broken for your blog. Looks like a typo in your url when you typed it in. I think I fixed it, but I'll add a note on the bottom of my post right now.

Thanks for playing along!

Jules said...

#8 Oh I still would love to be one. Love your words as well. Isn't this fun? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Kittie Howard said...

Love your answers! Hope all's going better your way...bathroom woes create havoc...plumber got the part for my sink...life goes on, till the next faucet/shower curtain!

Lola Sharp said...

I'm terrified of needles too. Beyond terrified.

We have some similar answers, including our love of the sea. :)

Hugs,
Lola

Summer Ross said...

Love your favorite word. these are all good answers.

Brigid said...

Great answers, Ann. I am with you on the sea. I think I could be a nurse if I didnt have to treat any of my own family.
Poor you and the shower curtain!!

Old Kitty said...

Ann!!!! Take care of yourself and please get better!!!! Rest, rest, rest!!

Awwwww I love these answers - they are all so sweet and poignant - even the noise you hate most. How awful for you to be wrapped up and dunked in cold water!!! Oh dear!!!

Love your swear word!! LOL!! Take care
x

Abby Minard said...

I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was young (decided against it since I can never figure out how to spell it). Yeah, I would hate the shower curtain thing too.

L.A. Colvin said...

I've got the same for #8. Archeologists rule!

Jackee said...

What great questions and I learned so much more about you, Ann! :o) I loved your answers.

I can understand the hate of vinyl curtains. Freaky!

Have a great day!

Tracy said...

Ann, I enjoyed hearing your answers...I really like #10 and about that shower curtain; OH MY!!! good reason to NOT LIKE the sounds.
That was fun getting to know more about you!

Jessica Bell said...

Yay to archaeology! :o) Great answers.

Dan said...

Hello, fellow Crusader! Hope you're feeling better soon. The flu sucks.


Dan

Ellie said...

I loved your answers! Number ten made me laugh. Genius!

Lauri said...

Hi Ann, from a fellow crusader. I loved your answers - I have some very similar ones. What a fun list of questions, too.

Gen Revelation said...

I actually wanted to be a Paleontologist before I started writing and drawing, lol. I love dinosaurs...

New Crusader. HELLO!

-Gen

J.L. Campbell said...

Hello fellow crusader. Liked all the things that inspire you.

Lydia K said...

Yes, forget the Annoying Orange, the sound of children in pain has got to be the most soul-crushing sound.

Great answers!

Raquel Byrnes said...

I think its so cool to see crusaders out in other blogfests. Makes the world seem a little cozier. I hear you about needles...bleh!

Al said...

archaeologist seems very popular!

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Shite? That isn't French! (LOL) BTW, I'm a crusader too-- I think group two.

Jemi Fraser said...

I can understand why you don't like the noise! Glad it all worked out okay!

Archealogist would be fun! :)

Hart Johnson said...

I think those kids laughing and waves are super common--I love those, too. And it's so interesting how many alternate-archeologists I've seen among writers! This seems cool to me, too. I think it's because it is fairly solitary, and putting together a story... just like writing. But VERY slowly.

gideon 86 said...

Hi, Ann,

I love you #1 great fav word....

Love the ocean waves, too. I wish I was there now.


Michael

Len Lambert said...

I love children laughing, too, and the sound of the sea waves :)

Oh, I remember at work, for the first time someone heard me swear and I said 'shite'...they were all laughing at me!!!! Huh? LOL.

Susan Montgomery said...

Hi Ann, loved your Q&A - great idea! I'm a fellow Crusader in the same category as you - Adult Fiction.

Danette said...

HI Ann! I'm excited to be in that group and looking forward to getting to know everyone better! Fortuitous that you have a questionnaire all filled out for us! :) We have a common interest! I too love archeology and my next book my character is an archeologist!

Manzanita said...

Ann, I like your answers. There's a soft blanket about them... even the nice spelling on the swear word. Ha I've read other answers on other blogs and it's interesting to see the different answers. Take care
Love and Peace

Claire Gregory said...

Hey Ann! Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader. I followed through on your dream career and became an archaeologist- I wouldn't do any other job in the world. It's awesome. Looking forward to learning more about you- we have some interests in common, like family history research in Ireland.

Liz Fichera said...

Hi Ann! Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog today. Agree with you completely on that curse word!

Mary said...

Enjoyed the Q&A Ann. Hope you are on the road to recovery!

Regina said...

Great answers. I missed out on this blogfest :( New follower and fellow crusader stopping by to say Hi. Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Great answers. You know my mother used to use your favorite curse word. It was such a sense of deja vu to read that! :-)

raisingmarshmallows said...

making crusader rounds. Nice to meet you, now following!

Nikki

Talli Roland said...

Torture is a terrible word. I hear you: my body aches in sympathy, too.

Loved this blogfest. It was so much fun!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I hope you feel better! The flu sucks!! It's nice to meet you! Just stopping in from the crusade! :)

Charlotte Rains Dixon said...

Hi Ann, Hope you're feeling better soon. I'm a fellow crusader--we're in the same group, so dropping by to introduce myself. Love that you divide you time between Wisconsin and Ireland, very cool.

tinadchayes said...

A fellow crusader stopping in to visit. Hope you get over the flu soon!

alexia said...

Great answers! I hate needles, too. And love the ocean.

J.C. Martin said...

Hello, fellow Crusader! Cool answers. I hate those plastic shower curtains too. They are evil! They stick to you! They harbour mould! *ick!*

J.C. Martin said...

P.S. Get well soon!

Gina Blechman said...

Great answers! I also love the world chivalry. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

<3 Gina Blechman (fellow crusader)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hi there - fellow crusader stopping by to say hi and follow. I hope you feel much better soon! Looking forward to getting to know you via your blog :)

Trisha said...

Chivalry is indeed a nice word :)

Rebecca Bradley said...

I'm not surprised you hate that noise, being dunked in freezing water! My kids crying is also a heart breaker.