10/24/2016

the proust questionnaire


I have recently become obsessed with Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. If you haven't read any of them you should, post haste. I recently inhaled Ina Garten's version which just made me adore her even more. She {and Nigella} hold a special place in my heart because B. and I used to devour their shows when she and I stayed at home together. I decided to be really, truly self-absorbed and do my own {and, to be honest, nothing has made me feel more lame in all my life} --

1.What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A quiet life with Husband, B. & the dogs.

2.What is your greatest fear?
Anything bad happening to those I love.

3.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Not standing up for myself.

4.What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Narcissism. 

5.Which living person do you most admire?
J.K. Rowling.

6.What is your greatest extravagance?
Chocolate.

7.What is your current state of mind?
In love.

8.What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Unfiltered honesty.

9.On what occasion do you lie?
When people ask how I'm feeling.

10.What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My baked ham legs.

11.Which living person do you most despise?
Nobody.

12.What is the quality you most like in a man?
Humour.

13.What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Non-bitchiness

14.Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
That devastates my self-esteem!
I've lost my... {while it's right next to me}

15.What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Bailey.

16.When and where were you happiest?
When I was a stay-at-home mum with B.

17.Which talent would you most like to have?
To write through the darkness.

18.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Mental illness.

19.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Bailey.

20.If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A dog.

21.Where would you most like to live?
In a cottage with a white picket fence in the country or at a quiet beach with my family.

22.What is your most treasured possession?
My infinity bracelet. 

23.What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being rude to others.

24.What is your favorite occupation?
Writing.

25.What is your most marked characteristic?
Dancing randomly...?

26.What do you most value in your friends?
Understanding. 

27.Who are your favorite writers?
Truman Capote. J.K. Rowling. George Orwell.

28.Who is your hero of fiction?
Bilbo Baggins.

29.Which historical figure do you most identify with?
None.

30.Who are your heroes in real life?
People living with mental illness who still get up every morning.

31.What are your favorite names?
Bailey. Grady. Harper.

32.What is it that you most dislike?
People who take their anger out on others. There's no excuse for it. Ever. 

33.What is your greatest regret?
Opening the back door for Minnie.

34.How would you like to die?
At the same time as Lindsay. In our sleep, holding hands. 

35.What is your motto?
she believed she could and then she couldn't be effed

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