Because it's 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?

On the TV show "Inside the Actors Studio," these are the questions the host asks everyone he interviews. Back in August, I came across the list on one of my favorite blogs and, like many other readers, posted my answers. Coming up with them was a fun way to kill a little bit of time that day. 

What is your favorite word?
Hope. 

What is your least favorite word?
Literally, because it's overused and, quite often wrongly used, too. (I'm guilty of both.)

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 outcomes 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 the TV 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!"