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On Fri, 01 Oct 10 06:02:26 UTC Chris S. answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Feeling useless
Where would you like to live?
A house.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A trip to the Waterfront, the Westmoreland Mall or having a girlfriend.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Gluttony and sloth
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Harry Paget Flashman, Professor Cyril Fielding, Mulai Ahmed Mummahed el-Raisuli the Magnificent (real but conceived fictionally)
Who are your favorite characters in history?
T.E. Lawrence, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Winfield Scott Hancock, Henry VIII (not admirable but certainly fascinating)
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mrs. Gordon and Dunlap, Professors Smith and Tsoukas.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Laura from Brief Encounter
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Maurice Jarre
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, ability to listen, self-confidence, sense of humor
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, ability to listen, tolerance, regard for others
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
I've only had one and it sucks
Who would you have liked to be?
David Lean
Your most marked characteristic?
Intelligence, laziness, insecurity and introspection
What do you most value in your friends?
Willingness to put up with
What is your principle defect?
Greed, sloth and gluttony
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Losing the love of my parents
What would you like to be?
A rich person
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Sun conure
Who are your favorite prose writers?
T.E. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, George Orwell
Who are your favorite poets?
Boris Pasternak
Who are your heroes in real life?
My best Professors and tecahers, my parents (especially my father), my friend Joe
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Catherine of Aragon, Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
Elizabeth, Rebecca, Lionel
What is it you most dislike?
Failure, ignorance, stupidity, bigotry
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin,
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Union repulse of Pickett's Charge, July 3rd, 1863. Honorable mentions to the 101st Airborne at Bastogne and the Stauffenberg plot.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
With the satisfaction of having achieved something.
What is your present state of mind?
Melancholy and exhausted
What is your motto?
I Dreamed, I Failed, I Surfed the Web

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