29 May 2007

With The Wind In Your Hair Of A Thousand Laces...

It's Getting To Know You Wednesday. I had a great time doing this and thanks Melba for providing me the opportunity!
This final week is a bit of a tribute to Marcel Proust. He really made these questionnaires
popular and I thought it would be fun. You can read about the Proust questions/history here.

The Infamous Proust Questionnaire
* Your most marked characteristic?
extraordinarily nice
* The quality you most like in a man?
sense of humor
* The quality you most like in a woman?
* What do you most value in your friends?
* What is your principle defect?
* What is your favorite occupation?
* What is your dream of happiness?
I'm still searching for the perfect answer
* What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never marrying my husband and having our son
* What would you like to be?
* In what country would you like to live?
* What is your favorite color?
My most favorite is cerulean blue.
* What is your favorite flower?
Tulips and exotics
* What is your favorite bird?
I love birds. I love cardinals and morning doves especially.
* Who are your favorite prose writers?
Jack Kerouac and Longfellow
* Who are your favorite poets?
* Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Joe Harman, from A Town Like Alice
* Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Mary Yellan from Jamaica Inn
* Who are your favorite composers?
Mozart, Chopin
* Who are your favorite painters?
* Who are your heroes in real life?
The people who really do what they love
* Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Martha Washington
* What are your favorite names?
Simone, Gustav
* What is it you most dislike?
People deciding to do the wrong thing
* What historical figures do you most despise?
Too many to list, again poor decision makers
* What event in military history do you most admire?
Paul Revere's ride-shouting "The British are coming!"
* What reform do you most admire?
Ending child labor
* What natural gift would you most like to possess?
lot's of self confidence
* How would you like to die?
* What is your present state of mind?
My brain hurts from answering these questions
* To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My craving for dark chocolate
* What is your motto?
Live and let live

I was going to try to answer these in song lyrics but realised it would have made my brain explode.


firstborn said...

loved reading your list!

JC said...

I think we have the same principle defect. And I want the same natural gift that you want.

Hélène Deroubaix said...

great questionnaire :)

that was nice to read your answers
got me thinking I forgot procrastination ^__^

I have such a list of defects haha!

I love cummings too but I have just read beautiful quotes here and there, I still have so many poets to read!

what is that movie Jamaica Inn?

I was thinking about live and let live too ;)maybe in a rather pessimistic way tonight.


acumamakiki said...

I've always loved this questionaire - I'll play this weekend.

If we lived closer, I think we'd have fun.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

this is really neat. If you come to Boston, I want to meet you!!!! I love your answer "camaraderie" for qualities in a woman because I find that there is a difference between "camaraderie" and "cliquey". I strive to be a good friend to my friends and find that camaraderie means to be strong, selfless, and unconditionally supportive and open minded, and not losing oneself.

paintergirl said...

firstborn-thanks for stopping by

jc-I try so hard and still there is always something that lingers and I don't accomplish. Self confidence would help me, being too nice is almost harmful.

helene-I love you list too. Jamaica Inn-I remember the tv movie version and it had Jane Seymor in it. It involves shipwreckers.

kiki-I wish we lived down the street from each other. I have no one in this crazy town.

stepping-we have to meet-I know we will eventually. I've always wanted to see Boston and Medford where my dad grew up.
Cliques are probably the reason I don't have friends around here. Being an outsider is not easy. For one thing I don't have big hair. I really love the word camaraderie too and I agree with you on it's meaning.

Deb R said...

I enjoyed this series of questions and I enjoyed reading your answers!

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