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On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 03:15:28 UTC Carol Lacoss (62) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
I hate being sick.
Where would you like to live?
In Truro, Cape Cod overlooking the bay
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
sitting by the fire with the cat in my lap reading a good book and listening to classical music, also teaching a really good class
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I don't understand the question.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Paul D in Beloved
Who are your favorite characters in history?
John and Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Anne Stanback, retired CT executive director of Love Makes a Family
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Elizabeth Bennett
Your favorite painter?
Edward Hopper
Your favorite musician?
Bizet (composer) - Carmen
The quality you most admire in a man?
generosity of spirit, commitment to making a difference in the world
The quality you most admire in a woman?
genersoity of spirit, commitment to making a difference in the world
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
reading, cooking, having friends for dinner, traveling, swimming, walking
Who would you have liked to be?
Perhaps Elizabeth Bennett
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
a love of life
What is your principle defect?
sometimes being thin-skinned
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to lose any of my friends
What would you like to be?
more physically strong
What is your favorite color?
shades of maroon, cranberry
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Austen, Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver,
Who are your favorite poets?
Mary Oliver, Billy Collins
Who are your heroes in real life?
Barak Obama
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Eleanor Roosevelt
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
washing the dishes
What historical figures do you most despise?
I don't think this way.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Lincoln's dedication throughout the Civel War
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
a mathematical mind
How would you like to die?
in my bed with someone holding my hand
What is your present state of mind?
surprised at some of my answers
What is your motto?
After going alone to Tanzania on a safari how hard can "that" be? and Oh, happy day!

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