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On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:25:46 UTC AbbySF answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To knowingly not take advantage of the limited time and graces given to you.
Where would you like to live?
Both in the country and the city.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be assured that all is as it should be.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Self Pity.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Not sure. Certainly Gus from Lonesome Dove comes to mind. Maybe Donald Shimoda of Illusions.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
E.H. Harriman and John Muir pop up. Harriman for his service to SF and Muir because he was such a loner.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
I don't know. Isn't that sad?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Francie (I think, it's been sooo long since I read it) of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Your favorite musician?
Ugg. What a question. Elliot Smith??? Elvis Costello? The Beatles?
The quality you most admire in a man?
A Can-Do attitude.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Gratitude and Piety
Your favorite occupation?
Oy Vey! Reading.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
The ability to always read my own compass.
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness and Curiosity
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have not had the family I do.
What would you like to be?
More Peaceful.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite bird?
Hummingbird or Wild Turkey
Who are your heroes in real life?
Not sure. Sad again, isn't it?
What are your favorite names?
Anatole, right this moment.
What is it you most dislike?
Tomatoes! or lack of action.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Ditto. Confused.
What is your motto?
Let Unconquorable Gladness Dwell

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