Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday Time Waster

http://bethsits.blogspot.com/2008/12/with-nod-to-proust.html

That's a post over at BethSits, with her version of the "Proust Questionnaire."
Come on, it's Friday; what else do you have to do?

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being content. Because content doesn't always mean you're happy; it just means that you're at peace with how things are.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Judgmental.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lying/Dishonesty.

What is your current state of mind?
Blessed.

On what occasion do you lie?
White lies to spare someone's feelings. (You are SO not fat; I love your poetry, etc)

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Quiet courage.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Fearlessness.

Which living person do you most admire?
My mom.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Like, giddy up, that is asinine!, please don't make me kill you.

When and where were you happiest?
Today, right here.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Annie Lennox's voice.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Longer legs.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Ewan McGregor's kilt. ;)

What is your most treasured possession?
My dad's watch.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
"This is the bitterest of all--to wear the yoke of our own wrongdoing." George Eliot

Who are your favorite writers?
Dickens, Shaara, Ben Elton, Flannery O'Connor, Cynthia Rylant (children's author), and Judy Blume (for nostalgia's sake, because she got me through adolescence).

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
I have no idea.

With which historical figure do you most identify?
Again, I have no idea. I admire several, but not because I identify with them. More like because they represent something I actually do NOT have.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents.

What is your greatest regret?
Not worth discussing...

How would you like to die?
Very old.

What is your motto?
More like a philosophy:
"Come to the edge," he said.
"No, we will fall."
"Come to the edge," he said.
"No, we will fall."
"Come to the edge."
They came, he pushed them, and they flew.
--Guillaume Appollinaire

What is your favorite word?
Doppio.

What is your least favorite word?
Nostril.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Good music, good food, good friends all together.

What turns you off?
Bitchiness.

What is your favorite curse word?
F***.

What sound or noise do you love?
Bambina's laugh.

What sound or noise do you hate?
My own voice complaining.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Doris Kearns Goodwin's.

What profession would you not like to do?
Law.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
You're too early! Come back later!

1 comment:

Aye, Me, Muggins said...

WOW! Thats all I can say. WOW!