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On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:48:22 UTC Alexandra (27) answered the Proust Questionnaire:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being completely helpless
Where would you like to live?
Close with my family, close to the ocean, in a place where I can speak and think freely
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Living with Brian, seeing the world, writing for a living, with cheese and wine and good friends
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Overindulging in anything that should to be enjoyed in moderation
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Huckleberry Finn
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Elizabeth I
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Oprah, my grandmother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jane Eyre
Your favorite painter?
John Singer Sargent
Your favorite musician?
The Beatles
The quality you most admire in a man?
A sense of humor that's propelled by a sharp wit
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Being genuine
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Writing and traveling
Who would you have liked to be?
An archeologist
Your most marked characteristic?
Being dependable. I will always return a phone call, give you a ride, meet my deadline, keep my word, give my best advice
What do you most value in your friends?
Being a distraction from my problems when I need them to be, or helping me focus on my problems and work through them when I need that.
What is your principle defect?
Being afraid
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Being helpless
What would you like to be?
The best version of myself
What is your favorite color?
Yellow, it's happy and bright without being cloying
What is your favorite flower?
I love so many, but to name a few would be roses, peonies, hydrangeas, daffodils, and orchids
What is your favorite bird?
I always stop when I spot a crane in the water
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Elizabeth Gilbert and Mark Twain
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My husband and my paternal grandmother
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
Right now it's Lily and Ben
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, natch
What event in military history do you most admire?
Liberating concentration camps
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The confidence to walk up to anyone and start a conversation; to speak freely and confidently in front of crowds; to sing in front of crowds
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
So much to do, so little time
What is your motto?
Not sure I have one, but here are some I admire: The love you take is equal to the love you make; Don't wear your wishbone where your backbone should be

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