Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inside the Actors Studio: Blogger Style!

I was reading a fellow blogger's page today, and saw this awesome Blogfest she is taking part in.  It was just too tempting, so I hurried over and signed up as well.  I honestly don't know too much about Inside the Actors Studio (I have to spend most of my tv time nowadays watching the kiddo shows... Hello there Caillo... again...) but these questions were awesome.  Enjoy!

   1. What is your favorite word?
    Clasps.  There is something about the "cl" at the beginning, and the "sps" at the end that makes me smile every time.

   2. What is your least favorite word?
    "No."  I hear it much too much from my almost three year old, and no I face the chance of hearing it even more, very soon.  I just don't like it!
   3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Smelling the rain, seeing it snow, getting so pulled into a book that I refuse to blink even though my eyes beg for it.  Hearing "I Love You."  Striking up that one awesome conversation that somehow, even though it is barely related, lights that flame of an idea in the back of my head.

   4. What turns you off?
    HUB Syndrome aka Heads up Butts.  Where someone refuses to read a book, see a show, talk about something, just because they decided it wasn't good enough for them.  Or heard from someone else that it was bad.  Give it a shot people... You might like vanilla, but chocolate is good too.

   5. What is your favorite curse word?
    I'm a stay at home mommy, so my curse words have evolved into "" "Shi-oot" and "Dang!"  Isn't it great?

   6. What sound or noise do you love?
    I love music, most all music.  Unless its rap. (I'm sorry, but I just can't stand the stuff.  I have tried... and it just does not work for me.)  And the sound of my boys laughing.  And rain... there is something about the sound of rain that always sends me some place amazing.

   7. What sound or noise do you hate?

    Temper tantrums.  Shouting.  My neighbors upstairs who, I swear, are training elephants...

   8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Well, I am attempting to become a true-blue author.  Working on that one... Aside from that, I grew up acting and miss it something fierce.

   9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Oh, most every other profession out there.  I get super stressed when I am in a "real" job (as if being a mommy isn't a special stress of its own, right?)  Add in anything dealing with numbers, math, or stupid customers, and I am gone.

  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    *Holds out my published book* "Will you sign this?" ;)


Sylvia Ney said...

Fellow blogfest participant and new follower here. I really like your answers to #4 and #10. HUB seems to be contagious ;-) If you get a chance, check out my responses at:

Jenni Merritt said...

HUB is highly contagious. Make sure to take your meds to avoid getting it. I take my dose of Reality every day. :)

Michael Offutt said...

1. What is your favorite word? "Astonishing". There's this British celebrity physicist that does this show on the science channel and I love the way it sounds when he pronounces it with his accent.

2. What is your least favorite word? "Like" is my least favorite word. You what I'm saying, like right? Like, it's just like...not cool anymore.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The music to the Toyota commercials. Seriously though...sunshine. I'm powered by sunshine and clear skies.

4. What turns you off? Body odor. It's a real turn off and I just want to get away.

5. What is your favorite curse word? I like the f-bomb. It's simple, I hardly ever use it, and it still gets attention, especially when written.

6. What sound or noise do you love? I like the sound of an incoming text message. It means someone is paying attention to me :)

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
I dislike the sound of babies crying while I'm watching a movie in a theater.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Life has so many vistas. I would have liked to have become a doctor but don't think I had the brains for it.

9. What profession would you not like to do? I wouldn't want to be a C.N.A. That's a rough job with hardly any appreciation.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I'm an atheist so I don't believe in this. :/ But if it's "Candyland" then I'd like to see lots of eye-candy and have him confirm that everything that I was seeing was going to take an interest in me.

Keary Taylor said...

10 made me smile =)

Susan Oloier said...

I almost said "no" for my least favorite word. And I cannot take the shouting either. It must be the need for a writer to have quiet.
Thanks for sharing!

Brigitte said...

I think your upstairs neighbors and mine are affiliates in the elephant training industry.
Except mine are training them to play Dance Dance Revolution. :p

great answers~

Jenni Merritt said...

DDR Elephants... that's dangerous

My neighbor's elephants are trying to learn to juggle bowling balls. They suck at it, to say the least. :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

HUB Syndrome! I love that!! Great answers. Clasp is a great word; I never thought about it before today. Rolls nicely off the tongue.

I'm ashamed to admit it, but I enjoy rap music. It's my guilty pleasure! The beat is (often) good, and the lyrics are surprisingly humorous, a lot of the time. Still, I'm blushing as I type this. LOL

Thanks for playing along!

Jenni Merritt said...

Nicole - Aw, don't blush. Lots of people like rap... obviously. Its almost insane how popular it has gotten in the last few years.

I'm just one of those traditionalists, in a sense, that think talking all angry to a beat really isn't music... though I don't know what I would call it. I like me my singing :)

And I loved playing along! Thanks for hosting this awesome blogfest!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Your three, four and ten are such wonderful answers!!! LOVE them.

Angela Scott said...

Your number 10 answer has been by far the best answer I have yet to see. Bravo. *raising hands to the roof*

Very nice.

Nice to meet you and read your responses.

I'm a new follower and can't wait to see the great things you do :)

Jenni Merritt said...

Angela - Aw Thanks! *raises hands to roof right back at ya!*

Abby Minard said...

Aww! Love your answers! Especially your last one ;p Oh man I can't stand Caillu...that kid annoys the crap out of me! I'm right there with ya on the curse words. Ooh, I love rain too, and thunerstorms. Like, the kind with the gentle rumble that goes on forever.

Meika said...

The sound of asking for an autograph...LOVED your answers!

Jenni Merritt said...

Thanks everyone for the awesome comments!! This was a fun one to fill out

-Abby - Uhg, I can't stand Caillou either. We actually banned it for a while. But my two year old is sooo in love with that show, we just have to let him watch it every so often. Through gritted teeth...


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