29 May 2013

Those 10 Questions

In recognition of tonight's 250th episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio", I am providing my own answers to the Pivot Questionnaire* asked at the end of each show:
  1. What is your favorite word?    Serendipity
  2. What is your least favorite word?    Can't - whether used as an order, instruction, or defeatist statement.  It's a challenge, either for the person who says they can't do something (especially if they do not try), or the person who says that I (or someone else) can't.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?  Sunshine, sunlight.  And really clear, crisp night skies when it is so dark all you see are the stars.
  4. What turns you off?  Closed-mindedness and small-mindedness.
  5. What is your favorite curse word?   Oh!  I don't really curse.  I tend to use made-up things like "Jiminy Christmas!" and "Holy Moses" and "Poot" and stuff like that.  Or I do the Shakespearean Insult sort of thing, sometimes in non-English langauges.
  6. What sound or noise do you love?   Laughter, especially of children.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?   The screech-BANG! of a car accident.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?   Astronaut.
  9. What profession would you not like to do?   Oh, lots.  Pediatric oncology would be a really, really tough one.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  Heaven is not a concept my religion has.  But I think I would like to hear "sorry, we made a mistake and are sending you back - you have more things to do." 

How would you answer these questions?

* Created by Bernard Pivot, based upon the Proust Questionnaire.

PS:  Today is the 60th Anniversary of the date on which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed to the top of the world and touched the sky.

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