The Bernard Pivot questionnaire

These ten questions originally came from a French TV series, "Bouillon de Culture" hosted by Bernard Pivot. It is most familiar to American audiences from the Bravo TV series "Inside the Actor's Studio" hosted by James Lipton. Here are my answers (in case I am ever asked to be a guest on the show).

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What turns you on?
Discovery, learning

What turns you off?

What sound do you love?
The sound of rain falling, heard from inside a tent in the woods

What sound do you hate?
Angry yelling.

What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck, in all its forms. And I became fond of douchebag just about when everyone else stopped using it.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I would love to be a professional dancer: ballet, broadway, Fosse, whatever.

What profession would you not like to participate in?
Sales, of any kind. I even hated selling Girl Scout Cookies.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
"Welcome! Your bags will be delivered to your cabana while you freshen up from your journey. Yoga starts in 30 minutes. The beach is straight ahead and sign ups for treatments and massage are on the board to your right. Can I have St. Peter make you a smoothie and get you a few magazines for the beach?"