Wednesday, January 12, 2011


One of my indulgences when time and schedule allow is the watching of Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton on Bravo cable channel. This program is an interview show with Lipton, as host and interviewer, asking a series of well thought out questions of star actors, directors, producers, comedians, and the like in front of a theater full of students from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Taping lasts several hours and the finished product is edited down to one hour that is broadcasted. This format results in the “star” transforming him or herself into a artist/teacher. The show culminates with the star fielding questions from “his/her students”, but before that occurs he or she is asked a last list of questions by Lipton, the same for each guest. The questionnaire he uses was originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot after the Proust Questionnaire. The ten questions Lipton asks are
1.     What is your favorite word?
2.     What is your least favorite word?
3.     What turns you on?
4.     What turns you off?
5.     What sound or noise do you love?
6.     What sound or noise do you hate?
7.     What is your favorite curse word?
8.     What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
9.     What profession would you not like to do?
10.  If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Number three of the questionnaire I tapped into yesterday to create a blog topic. But today, a snowy day where I sit, with school canceled and little on my short-term to do list, I wanted to post the questionnaire for you to respond.  I, too, will answer it before the day is over. As this is usually the favorite part of the program for me, I thought it would be one of my favorite blogs if I can have my readership answer. I’m hoping you will take the time and put your honest answers down. I so look forward to reading them!
Please join me tomorrow for “Tantalizing Thursday” when I offer up another recipe and give you the opportunity to post one of your own! Until then, I await your answers to today’s questionnaire!


  1. 1. Yes
    2. No
    3. You
    4. Hearing "You can't do that."
    5. Music
    6. Bad music
    7. Shit
    8. Architect
    9. Septic tank pumper
    10. "Welcome home."

  2. Racing


    Is this a family orientated blog ?

    Is this still a family orientated blog ?

    What ever I am listening to right now its in the House to Trance spectrum.

    Grinding gears.

    ---k the ------g -----r is -----d I think it starts with f and has four letters.


    I doubt I stick at cleaning the inside to sceptic tanks for long.

    Yo ! Bro ! Give me 5 ? Now give me a hug ? Now lets go Party !

  3. 1. Yes

    2. No!

    3. Order

    4. Chaos

    5. Ocean

    6. The sound of a child falling- especially the thud right before the "silent scream" & cry.

    7. SH**!! I love the hardness & finality of the "t".

    8. Professional Organizer or Interior Designer

    9. Anything that would cause me to smell nasty when I got home.

    10. Welcome Home- Well done good and faithful servant, you were forgiven even though you didn't think so.

  4. 1. Nachos
    2. pees
    3. Hot chicks (like Mrs. Cracker)
    4. Hairy/fat/sweaty dudes
    5. Harley
    6. Hairy/fat/sweaty dudes
    7. sob
    8. retirement
    9. nut cup tester
    10. not so fast bub

  5. 1. My favorite word is love.
    2. My least favorite word is abuse.
    3. My husband, writing, and feeling sexy are the things that turn me on!
    4. Violence turns me off completely.
    5. My husband's laugher and sounds of delightful approval are the things I love to hear, but also my children's unbridled laughter and my favorite music.
    6. Scraping knife on a plate, fingers scraping on a black board and my children's helpless cries are the sounds I detest.
    7. My favorite curse word is F*ck, but I use all of them regularly. I'm a potty mouth.
    8. I was a teacher and wanted to be a writer. Now I'm a writer... how about a PAID writer! Yes, that's the profession I'd like to do besides my own. Or jeweler. Both.
    9. I would not like to work as a lab technician who takes blood all day.
    10. You got it right, Kid. Nice job down there, you'll fit in marvelously here. Now, go see your family, they're anxious to see you.

  6. Before hand perparation of questionnaires will be always helpful to write unheard questions..your blog gave me unique ideas of writing perfect Questionnaire questions

  7. 1. Yes
    2. Whatever
    3. Woodworking
    4. Overbearing people
    5. A laughing child
    6. Leaf blowers
    7. F*ck
    8. Custom Cabinet Maker
    9. Toll Collector
    10. You were having such a good time down there, we gave you a couple extra years. You did good, come on in.