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On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 18:17:29 UTC Candy answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To never leave home for someplace else
Where would you like to live?
United Kingdom
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live with someone I consider my other half, have children, study many things and languages, travel extensively, and laugh many times a day.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To my lying, perhaps
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
My favorites are those who are real, brusque, and not afraid to say what is on their mind in fear of it being seen as a social faux pas
Who are your favorite characters in history?
King Henry VIII Tudor, Anne Boleyn, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria I, Queen Elizabeth I, King James VI of Scotland
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who are vibrant, creative, and inspiring. Women who smile often, for various reasons.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who set out with lofty goals, and manage in the most part, to achieve them. Women of power.
Your favorite painter?
Salvador Dali
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, Humor, Kindness, Liveliness, Openmindedness
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, Naturalness, Humor, Openmindedness, and Beauty
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone of noble blood, as I would be well suited for such a thing, yet others who were, were not compatible with the lifestyle.
Your most marked characteristic?
My open-mindedness
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have been born without a pretty face
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Confederate gray
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Michael Crichton, Christopher Moore, Lewis Carroll, Jean Plaidy, Margaret George, and J.K. Rowling.
Who are your favorite poets?
Baudelaire, Whitman, Poe.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My friends, often.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Eleanor of Aquitaine
What are your favorite names?
Those old or quirky or foreign.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Oliver Cromwell, for certain.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Any of Caesar's campaigns
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
I would like to die peacefully, when I have gotten what I wished out of life, and am content for the "next adventure."
What is your present state of mind?
Fairly calm, and happy. Introspective, as might be expected.
What is your motto?
There's always more than one side to a story.

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