Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Five. James Lipton. Your turn. Go.



Do you remember the Friday Five?  If you do you have been around here since at least 2007.  

The questions below are asked by James Lipton on his television show Inside the Actors Studio.
It is always fun to hear the answers.



What is your favorite word? 
What is your least favorite word? 
What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? 
What turns you off? 
What is your favorite curse word? 
What sound or noise do you love? 
What sound or noise do you hate? 
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
What profession would you not like to do? 
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? 




Give them some thought and answer in the comments!  

You can pretend you are Meryl or Julia or Sandra for a moment.  :o)


See you in the comments!

Encourage one another,
Donna

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seven years ago...also.

44 comments:

  1. What is your favorite word? Serendipity
    What is your least favorite word? The f word
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Late night conversation with dear friends
    What turns you off? Chronic criticism
    What is your favorite curse word? Do I have to admit that I have one?
    What sound or noise do you love? My children laughing together
    What sound or noise do you hate? Loud chewing
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Travel writer. Or chef (if I could go back in time)
    What profession would you not like to do? Phlebotomist
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Welcome. Your mom is right over there waiting for you!"

    Thanks for the trip down Friday Five Memory Lane.

    Happy Friday!

    Di

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    1. P.S. And look at little Katie peeking out at us up there. Love that sparkle in her eyes!

      Di

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    2. How we long to see our beloved ones again. ((Di))

      The other day I put 'hug arms' around my husband's name in a text and he was utterly confused. I said, I was hugging you. He was bewildered.

      Swell answers :o)

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    3. Bewildering my husband is one of my favorite jobs (-:

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    4. Anonymous10:34 AM

      Hey, this sounds fun!

      favorite words: departure & arrival!
      un-favorite word: the "F" word (I totes agree, Di)
      what flips the switch creatively, spiritually & emotionally: music, and spending time with friends in long conversation
      favorite curse word: crap
      favorite sounds: birds singing in the a.m. in spring; big wind in tall trees
      un-favorite sounds: dental drills, dental noises in general - all that dental crap!
      new profession? drawing a blank
      profession to avoid? anything in a dental office!
      in heaven? I long to see His face, and hear Him say "Come on in, the table is set!" What a day that will be ...

      thanks Donna!

      hugs from Susan in Munich

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    5. Anonymous2:05 PM

      I love long conversations with friends, too.

      S.P.

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  2. Anonymous10:30 AM

    What is your favorite word? Love
    What is your least favorite word? The P word (female body part)
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Visiting animals - zoo or pets.
    What turns you off? The sound of people arguing.
    What is your favorite curse word? Not really a favorite - but one used far too much: sh!t
    What sound or noise do you love? Children's laughter
    What sound or noise do you hate? Arguing
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Zoo owner/operator
    What profession would you not like to do? Janitorial for public places. People can be so gross :(
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, good job. Your family and the animals are waiting for you.

    Thanks. Have a Great Weekend!
    Bridget (Ohio)

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    1. Anonymous10:37 AM

      Bridget, I love the part about the animals in heaven!

      I hope in my heart of hearts that He points out my doggies to me, upon my arrival, too!

      ~ Susan

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    2. I just have to admit that I've spent far too much time trying to think of what the 'P word' might be! Lol I'm totally drawing a blank.

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  3. What is your favorite word? Glory
    What is your least favorite word? Moist :)
    What turns you on? Perfect music for the moment, a well-turned phrase, a sense of team/working together.
    What turns you off? Sweaty teenage boy smell.
    What is your favorite curse word? Fartknock and Stink. As in, "oh STINK!"
    What sound or noise do you love? A cappella hymn singing by those who really want to.
    What sound or noise do you hate? That horrible, popular, rap beat.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? English teacher
    What profession would you not like to do? High school janitor.
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Well done, good and faithful servant. Come, meet John Wesley, Isaac Waats, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams...."

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    1. Anonymous11:08 AM

      Steph: I love to say "stinkwagon" when I'm ticked off! it's very gratifying :-)

      ~ Susan

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    2. You do NOT say fartnock. Really??????

      Di

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    3. Anonymous11:05 PM

      Stephanie, I love your answer for sound or noise you love- a cappella hymn singing is the best- especially with wonderful close harmony. Always seems like a glimpse of heaven to me!

      Debbie Z.

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    4. Di, we absolutely do say 'Fartknock' and, occasionally, it's less-acceptable cousin 'ballrock'

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    5. Anonymous9:43 AM

      Thanks for the laughs, Steph!
      S.P.

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  4. What is your favorite word? - Sequoia because it's the shortest word in English that uses every vowel. I'm weird.
    What is your least favorite word? - Hate
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? - Seeing something I've never seen before
    What turns you off? - Negativity
    What is your favorite curse word? - S**t
    What sound or noise do you love? - Waves crashing on the shore, laundry turning in the dryer, and laughter
    What sound or noise do you hate? - Squealing or screaming
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? - Bridal shop owner
    What profession would you not like to do? - Dentist
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? - "I'm so glad to see you face to face!"

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  5. What is your favorite word? Epiphany
    What is your least favorite word? curse words
    What turns you on? When things finally fall into place or something becomes crystal clear.
    What turns you off? People getting angry over the least little thing.
    What is your favorite curse word? My go to is dagnabbit. What can I say? I'm from the South, y'all.
    What sound or noise do you love? Sounds at the beach; gulls, squealing kids and especially the crashing waves. (Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is my favorite.)
    What sound or noise do you hate? My husband's deep breath when he's angry or a whiny child.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? A fabric store owner
    What profession would you not like to do? Professional photographer - I don't have the nerves for it. I sweat like Albert Brooks on Broadcast News. ;)
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

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    1. My daughter in law has a niece named Epiphany (she was a total, joyous adoption surprise for her parents!). They call her Pip.

      Di

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    2. {{{LIKE}}} :-)

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  6. Anonymous12:09 PM

    What's your favorite word? Tranquility.
    What's your least favorite word? Sin.
    What turns you on (creatively, spiritually, or emotionally)? Beautiful music, a sunrise/sunset, a well-written passage in a book.
    What turns you off? An unexpected inappropriate scene in a movie I am watching or book I am reading. Then I have a hard time enjoying any of it and want to stop watching/reading.
    What is your favorite curse word? "Oh skittledepoop."
    What sound or noise do you love? Rain splattering on tree leaves.
    What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of sirens. I feel anxious and begin to pray for unknown persons involved in whatever calamity.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? A writer (I wrote short stories when I was young but haven't attempted it for years).
    What profession would you not like to do? Telephone sales.
    If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Well, done, thou good and faithful servant" and then be enveloped in the arms of Jesus. Then next up, a sweet reunion with my grandparents and great-grandparents who I loved so very much.

    Debbie Z.

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  7. Fun! I do remember. I've been reading your blog and lovely comments forever, I think - not much of a commenter myself thought. Let's see now...
    What is your favorite word? Celebrate
    What is your least favorite word? Moist (the sound of it gives me goosebumps)
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Being well rested
    What turns you off? Anger - anyone near me. It takes over all of my energy.
    What is your favorite curse word? A new favorite from John Green (author) on the Vlogbrothers! Combine a cooking method and a disease. For example: Fried Malaria! Or Baked Measles!
    What sound or noise do you love? Rain on the roof
    What sound or noise do you hate? Fingernails making any noise, but especially when people use their nails to crease a folded paper. Bleeeeeeaaaaahhhh!
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Musician. I'd love to make music in a group. This was not considered a serious occupation when I grew up, so all my instruments are gone now.
    What profession would you not like to do? Anything outdoors with mosquitos around.
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome

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    1. Hah! We have the same least-favorite word!! :)

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  8. Fave word: Love
    worst word: cancer
    turn on: glowy light
    turn off: dark low hanging clouds
    curse: I mostly only say this in my head. but want to yell it out my car's open window. a**ho*e. sorry. you can thank kevin klein and a fish called wanda.
    sound love: waves, wind, loud jets
    sound hate: jazz
    profession: nurse. i like medicine. i'd be good at the caring part.
    bad profession: politics
    heaven: welcome.

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    1. Anonymous1:07 PM

      cancer is indeed one of the worst, ugliest words imaginable. nodding my head in agreement.

      I can see you as a nurse.

      ~ S

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  9. Anonymous1:27 PM

    What is your favorite word? Schenectady
    What is your least favorite word? The Queen Mother of All Swears
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? A dad with his children
    What turns you off? Swearing
    What is your favorite curse word? Dammit
    What sound or noise do you love? Laughter
    What sound or noise do you hate? Cutting of cardboard with a steak knife
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Baby holder in the hospital nursery
    What profession would you not like to do? The job of any elected official
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your children are incredible. Caitlin has been entertaining me for years while we've waited for you.

    Bridget in Minnesota

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    1. Anonymous1:02 AM

      Hi Bridget in Minnesota - I keep coming back here to this Friday Five post to comment, can't help myself. Your answer to the Heaven question melts my heart and I'm sending you a virtual (((hug)))

      ~ Susan

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    2. Anonymous6:47 AM

      Thank you, Susan. Cancer is rotten. We have been missing Caitlin since 1997. She would be 22 now and I am forever grateful that I can see parts of her in each of our other five children.

      Brigdet

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  10. Anonymous2:02 PM

    What is your favorite word? Love
    What is your least favorite word? The f-bomb
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? cooking, sunrise/sunsets, ocean/beach, horse riding
    What turns you off? anger, jealousy, grouchy people
    What is your favorite curse word? Dammit
    What sound or noise do you love? laughter/baby's first laugh, cows in a pasture (mooing)
    What sound or noise do you hate? snorting/hacking when out in public.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? FULL-time SAHM, or working at the Ronald McDonald House
    What profession would you not like to do? Even though I was a dental assistant at one time and enjoyed it, I would say the medical field.
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hi sweetheart! Let's go see your family!

    This is so fun! I love to read all the great answers.
    Sarah P. from Iowa

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  11. What is your favorite word? Hope.
    What is your least favorite word? Literally, because it's an overused and often, wrongly used, word.
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? My daily yoga practice. It resets my mind and heart in ways that, if I were to describe them, would sound flighty and silly and very earthy crunchy.
    What turns you off? Anything that promises dramatic somethings in only "a few easy steps!"
    What is your favorite curse word? I love all curse words and am no stranger to swearing. But I can't share my favorite swears here because your blog, dear Donna, is like my favorite yoga studio or church - swearing isn't appropriate there nor here.
    What sound or noise do you love? The way my puppy squeaks and yawns when she first wakes up in the morning.
    What sound or noise do you hate? Smartphone alerts. All of them.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would love to be a doctor. Or a scientist that makes cosmetics, like lipsticks - I would love to make lipsticks. I would also love to be a professional photographer, with a studio and endless creative license.
    What profession would you not like to do? Anything that Mike Rowe did on that show "Dirty Jobs." (As a civil engineer, I've dabbled in some of the jobs he featured. Yuck.)
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "You rocked that role as Archangel Gabriel in the Christmas pageant back in '81. THAT'S what's getting you in the door today, little miss potty mouth. Welcome!"

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  12. Love your creative and funny answers :)

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    1. Oh my pants, you are so right about the smartphone alerts! Exactly!

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    2. Hahaha. Autocorrect changed Oh my lanta to oh my pants!!! Pfft. (I am on my kindle with that not so handy feature, but at least I can use my Google sign on)

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    3. I was JUST going to say 'oh my pants' is an AWESOME curse word. :)

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    4. Anonymous9:26 AM

      hmmmm - might have to switch 'er up a bit, every so often.

      ;-)

      Susan

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  13. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Favorite word? Love
    Least favorite word? Ooze (yuck. moist is a close second.)
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Making connections (good conversations where I feel people GET me, helping others, those types of things. And music most definitely.
    What turns you off? Mean people.
    Favorite curse word? Don't really have one. I say Darn quite a bit. Not a goody two shoes, really, truly.
    What sound or noise do you love? Soft, pattering rain on the roof. My husband playing the piano late at night. If it's while it's raining, even better. :)
    What sound or noise do you hate? Fingernails on chalkboard. It's killer. Also absolutely hate hearing people yell at their children out in public. Not disciplining -- just being nasty.
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Would love to be a social worker.
    What profession would you not like to do? Podiatry or anything to do with feet.
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Thanks for trying! And I love you.

    This was so much fun! I'm going to go read the other comments now.

    Mary Z

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  14. Anonymous4:59 PM

    love
    idiot
    Pinterest, the ocean, the laughter of friends and family
    People who have nothing good to say and are critical of others
    I don't use curse words
    the neighborhood children laughing
    windchimes, yelling and really loud noises
    veterinarian
    almost anything Mike Rowe has done on Dirty Jobs
    Welcome home.

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  15. What is your favorite word? Healed
    What is your least favorite word? Shut-up
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Learning a new craft, listening to Worship music and time with the Lord in the morning
    What turns you off? Bad manners
    What is your favorite curse word? I don't have one
    What sound or noise do you love? Waves lapping on the shore
    What sound or noise do you hate? city busses
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Doctor
    What profession would you not like to do? dental hygienist
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I am proud of you

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  16. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Favorite word: Love, healthy is a close second
    Least favorite: I can't believe it is Kim's favorite too...shut-up. My mother did not ever let me say it and I understand better now...there is always time to listen, especially to children.
    Turns me on: My husband's smile, music, all of it, except rap or discordant notes, making or buying something for others, reading, reading, reading.....
    Turns me off: rude people, burping out loud without saying excuse me, arguments in public, parents speaking harshly and belittling their children
    Favorite curse word: Cursing not allowed in my home growing up...the other day I said dam out loud and my DIL said, "Nana, I have not ever heard you say anything like that." This does not mean I don't think things sometimes....;-)
    Sound I love: the ocean, rain, wind, children laughing, dogs barking happily, the voices of my loved ones
    Sound I hate: any sound from animal or human in pain...oh my, I am a chicken with other's pain
    Profession to attempt: artist, I so wish I could draw or paint
    Profession not to do: anything medical
    In Heaven, I so hope God says, "You tried and you get to come in. Come see your family and friends and pets!" Bliss indeed!
    Thanks Donna E. G. B Dear One! love and prayers, jep

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  17. Anonymous9:54 PM

    What is your favorite word? Blessed / Blessing
    What is your least favorite word? curse words, especially F...
    What turns you on creatively? Quilting - designing, and working our all the fun details, picking fabrics etc.
    What turns you off? Mean-ness & hatefulness
    What is your favorite curse word? Boogers! (Ever since my boys were little, it became my go-to work. If they repeated it - it was rude, but not BAD.
    What sound or noise do you love? My children's laughter, camping in the woods sounds - crickets, little night critters noises; a mockingbird's song.
    What sound or noise do you hate? whining
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Full time quiltering - selling my quilts/quilt designs & making enough $ to life on that creative hobby.
    What profession would you not like to do? Fast food
    What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? The traditional
    "Well done, my good and faithful servant." and maybe 'It's been fun watching over you, now welcome home."
    Donna Mc
    GA

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  18. What is your favorite word? Love
    What is your least favorite word? Can't
    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? Intelligence and good conversation
    What turns you off? Arrogance
    What is your favorite curse word? S**t
    What sound or noise do you love? Children's laughter - I find it contagious
    What sound or noise do you hate? Rap and/or loud motorcycles ... actually, ANY sound pollution
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writing books ~ preferably fiction
    What profession would you not like to do? Mortician
    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Welcome ~ all your dogs and you family are over there, eagerly awaiting your arrival ... they've missed you as much as you've missed them ~ we are glad you are here"

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  19. My favorite word is azure.
    My least favorite word is crotch.
    I'm turned on by kindness.
    I'm turned off by hatefulness.
    I do not have a favorite curse word.
    I love the sound of my mother's voice.
    I dislike the sound of incessant barking dogs.
    I would like to attempt being a librarian.
    I would dislike being a truck driver.
    If Heaven exists, I hope to hear God say, Welcome Home!

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  20. Anonymous9:48 AM

    jodie, I just came back here to read more comments, and your least favorite word made me laugh out loud! it is a crumby word, for sure!

    great list - I think I would attempt being a librarian, too. Books are such great company.

    ~ Susan

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