Monday, February 14, 2011

Inside Lola's Studio aka Boullion de Culture



1) My sweet friend, Nicole @ One Significant Moment at a Time, is hosting her 'Bernard Pivot's Questionnaire Blogfest'.   


Anyone who's watched Inside the Actor's Studio will be familiar with the questionnaire.  The show's host, James Lipton, asks it of every celebrity guest at the close of the interview.  The questionnaire was originally created by Bernard Pivot, a French journalist, for the cultural series he hosted on French television from 1991-2001, called Bouillon de Culture.


All we have to do is answer the 10 questions for the blogfest.


Okay, so here's Bernard Pivot's/James Lipton's/Actor's Studio famous questions and my (not famous) answers:

  1. What is your favorite word? Rutabaga 
  2. What is your least favorite word? Goiter
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Love, music, the sea, kindness, art, humor, dance, beautiful literature 
  4. What turns you off? Bigotry, bullies, ignorance, closed minds, hatred, animal cruelty, bad driving, loud cell phone talkers, dirty bathrooms...
  5. What is your favorite curse word? I like them all
  6. What sound or noise do you love? The ocean, laughter, coffee brewing, music, husband's laughter, daughter's laughter
  7. What sound or noise do you hate? Whining, bullying
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? World Traveler, 5-star hotel/spa reviewer
  9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything on Dirty Jobs. Ew.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Frozen or on the rocks?


2) Don't forget my LOLApalooza!☆∴*★∵∶。◦°✰•*¨*•♪♫ GIVEAWAY!! 





3) I'm sequestering myself back to my writing cave to pound out some wordage, finish a few projects. 




4) Tell me, how's your writing going? 















Love,
Lola
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93 comments:

Heather said...

Spa reviewer, yes! I love that! Great blogfest. Congrats on pumping out the words. Keep at it girl!

Cheeseboy said...

What a great idea. I love when Will Farrell did this on SNL. Goiter is a stupid word.

BTW, I am following you on Twitter now.

Jai Joshi said...

I love that questionnaire! Every time I watch that show I wait for the guests answers to that thing. It's always funny to hear what they say.

Jai

M.J. Fifield said...

I like all the curse words too.

Good luck with the writing...

Bish Denham said...

Love those questions! Have fun with the writing.

T C Mckee said...

Laughed out loud at number five. If reincarnation exists, I'd like to come back as the barrel taster for Crown Royal, just saying. Maybe we could work together with the whole 5 star hotel/ spa reviewer thingy. What a beautiful life. Love your blog.

Melissa said...

Good luck with the writing!!

I recently got a bright and shiny new idea. Unfortunately I have to wait SEVEN WEEKS to start it. Oh school, why do you SUCK

Tony Benson said...

I see what you mean about goiter! Good luck with the writing. I'm making slow but steady progress, but I always want to spend more time on it than is available.

Susan Fields said...

Tell me more, tell me more, did you get very far? Oh Lola, you make me laugh!

And I agree, goiter is a horrible word.

I also wanted to let you know I posted a tribute to a friend as part of Lolapalooza today. Thanks for the brilliant idea! And best of luck in the writing cave. :)

Linda G. said...

LOL! That's exactly what I'm hoping to hear God say, too.

Also, glad you don't discriminate amongst your curse words. They all have their place. ;)

Jess said...

Fun post! Ewww....goiter IS a nasty word :)

Hannah Kincade said...

Regards to writing: meh. Not good.

I usually just say "balls" a lot.

True story.

Summer Frey said...

If you become a 5-star hotel/spa reviewer, can I be your administrative assistant who comes along??? :)

Summer Ross said...

My writing is going slow unless you count academic papers. Good luck with yours!

Old Kitty said...

I love what you'd want God to say at the pearly gates!! LOL!!!

Good luck with all your edits and writing! I hope your writing cave is nice and warm and padded out with chocolate!!

Take care
x

Lola Sharp said...

You guys are SO POLITE!!

I can't believe none of you told me I was early to the party. Zoinks! o.0

I annoy myself.

I adore YOU.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I saw people with goiters in Africa. It's so horribly ugly! And the worse part? Just a little iodine in their diet and it would go right away.

Loved your answers!! No worries that it went up early. Great publicity -- so thanks! I just finished my answers and scheduled the post for midnight. Looking forward to tomorrow (Wednesday) blogfest!!

Good luck in the writer's cave!

Love ya,
Nicole

Cherie Reich said...

Great answers! And, sometimes it's good to be early. You get to start off all the fun, even if it was by accident. :)

Janet Johnson said...

You think of the best jobs! I could totally review 5-star hotels/spas. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

I James Lipton and I love your answers! Rutabagas are delicious, and that's my dream job, too. Maybe we should go in on it together? ;)

Also, I love all the curse words almost equally (I have a special place in my heart for mofo, though), and seriously, that girl in the picture with the typewriter is wearing one of my favorite summer dresses. Like, the exact same dress I have!

You rule!

Oh, my writing? It's, uh, going. Still revising Evangeline, and working on the WiP in between.

Hope your wordage pounding is successful!

TechnoBabe said...

Rutabaga is one of my favorite veggies but not a fave word. Ha. You are funny. You aspire to mighty professions. If you ever do get the jobs, remember me for your assistant.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh good thing you reminded me about the blogfest! I have to finish that up!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, goiter! Nice choice on worst! Good luck with the writing! I just finished the 'rewrite (again) and am 'smoothing' but it's sort of like mudding and taping... I'm pretty sure perfection is something I might need a professional for...

Jen Chandler said...

Goiter. Ugh. Nice choice for worst word. And being a 5 star hotel reviewer would be nice. Very nice. I think I need to start scouring the job ads for that one...

Best of luck in the writing!

~Jen

Gina Blechman said...

First of all, rutabega-definately one of my favorite words. Fantastic answers to all of the questions. I can't wait to read more of your blog.

Brooklyn Ann said...

Wow, you are fun! I have a few favorite words: Askew, malevolent, schlong, discombobulate... :)

The word "Broad" as referring to a woman sends me into grand mal spasms of hate.

Abby Minard said...

Cute love your answers! I'll be doing the blogfest tomorrow!

Shelley Sly said...

I love your answers to the questionnaire! How fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

I've been ridiculously horrible at blogging the past few weeks (months?) so I just noticed your Lolapalooza and love the idea! You are so sweet and selfless! I will have to join in. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Pirates of the Greasy Caribbean ... or Greasy Pirates of the Caribbean ... or ...??

Love it!

I wish I'd thought of that job though...

Lynda Young said...

I'd love to be a spar reviewer as well. :)

caterpillar said...

Loved the answers....I liked the the things that turn you on, your favorite sounds, and of course, the professions you'd like to try...wonder if they are recruiting for World travelling...:)

foldingfields said...

Great answers! I must admit I am a wee bit delighted that you like curse words...it's like you're good, but you could be bad if you wanted to. :)
Glad that you're writing and finishing projects. I am doing to same!

Zan Marie said...

Hi, Lola
You're in one of my groups at Rach's Crusade. Hi and I'm following you. ; )

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss lola! wow cool answers. me and you got some stuff we think on the same. how cool is that!
...hugs from lenny

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great questions, even better answers! Loved this! And happy, happy writing to you!

Diana said...

love frozen or on rocks. a little bit like James Bond but for 'ritas. Thanks for the follow, I'm following you too.

Carol Kilgore said...

Totally agree with you on things that turn you on and things that turn you off. Same here. I'm heading back to my cave, too.

Angela Scott said...

Thnks for popping by my blog. Love your answers.I wanna be a spa reviewer--that would be sweet. AND I hate whining. It's awful. So I'm totally with you on that one.

New follower here, nice to meet ya :)

Margo Kelly said...

Hi! I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

Lola Sharp said...

I'm trying to get around to everyone in the blogfest and the Crusade...it's going to take me a while. *wipes brow*

Love you guys,
Lola

Jessica Bell said...

GOiter! LOLOL :o) GReat answers!

Alexis said...

Being a Sap reviewer would be great! How dose one get into that line of work I wonder.... and Dirty Jobs, gah I LOVE that show but I am not a big enough person to do anything on there (ok maybe one or two jobs...that really where not all that dirty)

Elaine AM Smith said...

Loving the answers - rutabaga and spa reviewer are my top favourites :D

L'Aussie said...

Hi Lola, I love your answers and love you for keeping them short and sharp! This is a fun 'fest.

Denise:)

Kari Marie said...

A 5 star spa reviewer sounds nice :)

Ciara said...

Great answers. I cracked up at your least favorite word. :)
*waving to fellow crusader*

Lauri said...

these are such fun questions, and yes, rutabaga is a great word!

CherylAnne Ham said...

Hi Lola. Your blog is gorgeous!
Wow, this 'Bernard Pivot's Questionnaire Blogfest' is going viral. LOL I'm seeing it everywhere. Great answers. :)

Len Lambert said...

Hello, Lola! I'm already a follower then I saw that you are also a Crusader! *waves* so I came by to say hello fellow crusader! :) I love that photo above which has got a pretty girl in a pretty dress carrying a typewriter :)

I will check the links you've shared. See you again soon, Lola! :)

VR Barkowski said...

Eww, goiter really is an ugly word. Never thought about it before. Great answers, Lola!

May Torres said...

Goiter! Oh boo! That is an unpleasant word lol

kmullican said...

Hello Fellow Crusader! I love the Pirates pic!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you liked it!

DL Hammons said...

Ewwwwww...excellent worst word choice!! :)

Portia said...

Ahh, Lola, the word goiter makes me laugh! Good luck on the writing projects. I hope your writing cave is warm and cozy :-)

Love,

Portia

Corinne O'Flynn said...

5-star reviewer would be totally fabulous! I laughed at the picture of the pirates, totally singing the song now. ;0

Corinne

Jennie Bailey said...

Goiter is a horrible word! Shudder! Writing is sloooooow, Lola. I'm so distracted lately. I think this calls for Gloria Jean's Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee in the morning. I must pick up a pound. That may help me turn the corner.

Talli Roland said...

Whining is a terrible sound, isn't it? UghughUGH! :)

What a fun blogfest this was!

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh I never thought of world traveler 5 star spa reviewer! YEs, sign me up for that one too! ANd I forgot that coffee brewing is a WONDERFUL sound.

I love that picture from Pirates, too. thanks for giving me a smile!

Theres just life said...

Coffee brewing (slaps forehead) how could I have forgotten that one.

Pamela Jo
http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

Catherine Ensley said...

Oh my, you are funny! Great answers, fellow crusader.

Rogue Mutt said...

Everyone's doing this thing.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

You are hilarious!! Goiter is on my worst word list as well. **shivers** Glad to be part of the crusade with you! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a follower now! ;)

Katie Anderson said...

That is such a fun idea, and should be used in all writer interviews. Have a great weekend!

Paul Greci said...

Love your answers, especially to #6 and #10.

My writing is going pretty well.Just coming out of the writer's cave with a new draft in hand.

Regina said...

Love the answers whining and bullying. Those are annoying and tend to set me on edge too. Great stuff. Fellow crusader and existing follower saying hello and have a great weekend.

Theresa Milstein said...

Love your #1 word. Your #2 word makes me cringe, so I guess I don't like it either!

Terresa said...

Rutabega, goiter, lovely awful words, both.

TGIF, Lola! :)

Melissa Gill said...

Sorry, I've been slacking on the blogging lately. Trying, again to get my WIP in shape. I love your answers! Rutabaga, LOL! And if you find a job as a world traveler or 5-star hotel/spa reviewer and you need a partner, I'm available.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Have fun in the revision cave (hmmm noticed that wasn't your favorite word). ;)

I'll be joining you, especially since I just got the revision notes from my CP--and it came with a warning. Gulp!

My mom makes a great rutabaga casserole, but every time I try to make it, I end up saying a lot of swear words. :P

Rachel Fenton said...

Howdy! I saw you on my followers and thought I'd say, um, I've said it...

Yves said...

Hi Crusader! Just dropping in to sign up on your blog :-)

raisingmarshmallows said...

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

Nikki

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks, Lola. Seems I missed you on my first go round. Music and nature - yeah! Great stuff.

E. Elle said...

Great answers, Lola! Though I laughed out loud at that Pirates picture you shared. Hehe. I have something for you at my blog if/when you get the chance. :)

Erin Kane Spock said...

On the rocks, no salt, please.
Rutabaga is a great word.
Thanks for sharing!

Sharde(Shar-day) said...

Hi Crusader! I'm making the rounds and wanted to stop by to say hello.

Anna Zagar said...

LOLA! Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a coincidence that you love the ocean--I live in Florida, right on the beaches! I love the ocean so much that, in fact, the two book deal I just signed with Macmillan is about mermaids! If I throw a beach party on release day will you come??? Awesome blog here! I can't believe I hadn't found it already!

Christa said...

Good luck writing Lola! I love the word rutabaga.

Lola Sharp said...

Thanks, friends, for stopping by.

Y'all are delightful. :)

Also, I'm craving a margarita w/ salt and a spa day for obvious reasons.

Trisha said...

Love that pic from Pirates :)

Lindsey Edwards said...

Rutabaga is an interesting word to say the least. LoL

I like your favorite sounds too. I love the sound of the ocean. When I was in Hawaii a couple years ago, I spent so much time on the beach I probably came home smelling like salt water! :-)

Kazzy said...

Keep writing! And I love those questions. :)

Nas Dean said...

Hi Fellow Crusader,

Just dropped by to introduce myself and follow! Loved your answers!

The Survival Mama said...

Great answers. I wish I could find more ways to use Rutabaga in a sentence more often :)

swinging by from the blogfest, and following to make sure I don't miss any of the good stuff.
The Survival Mama

Dawn Simon said...

Fun answers! 5-star hotel/spa reviewer--that's good. :)

Good luck in your writing cave! I'll be in mine!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'd love to be at spa reviewer and lol @ 10. :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Man, I'd love to be a travel writer. I met one this weekend. I figure that may be the only way I can ever travel the world all the time. And I agree--anything on dirty jobs would be ew!Although there have been times when writing feels like a dirty job!

Carolyn V said...

Dirty bathrooms turn me off too. Ew!

Tiana Smith said...

A spa reviewer! How does one get into that profession? Cuz I'm thinking it's time for a career change!

Cally J said...

Hiya fellow new adult crusader! I love your Pirates pic with the Grease quote - it made me giggle. :-)

Also think you've got a great mini profile there, gives me a good idea of your writing style and what to expect from your blog. Looking forward to hearing about your (mis)adventures and getting to know you throughout the crusade!

Theresa Milstein said...

That least favorite word is awful. Just awful!

alexia said...

Ha! You have the best answer to the pearly gates question I've read so far. Love it!

Good luck with your WIP!

Deniz Bevan said...

Dirty bathrooms, ew!!
But mmm, on the sound of coffee brewing. Think I'll go have some!

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