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On Thu, 30 Sep 10 06:58:41 UTC Christobel in College (18) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The lowest depth of misery is the moment where you are between offing yoruself or striving to live and fight longer.
Where would you like to live?
I'm fortune enough to be living in one city I love, but I want to go to Oxford or Spain.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A steady relationship with a lovely girl, the pleasures of being able to write all the time, and having the ability to go out whenever I want. I also want a hugeass library, a ton of vinyl, and a big closet with clothes
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I am most indulgent in lust, self loathing, self defeatism, and insecurity.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Suttree and Jake Barnes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Richard Nixon, Sitting Bull, and Kierkegaard
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother, and the lovely Caitlin, who I've known for two years and still have a great amount of compassion for, even though we have never been able to be in a relationship together. Maybe someday. Some people are always ghosts.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
There is no more aching figure than Caddie Compson or Lady Ashley.
Your favorite painter?
I love Goya and Bosch.
Your favorite musician?
Either Ryan Adams, Nick Cave, Patterson Hood or Ghostface Killah
The quality you most admire in a man?
I admire wit, morality, honesty, and style.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Humor, comfort, warmth, and honesty. Given I am a human with great a many flaw, I need someone to call me out for my bullshit sometimes.
Your favorite virtue?
Charity and honesty
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing, listening to music. Being a knockabout.
Who would you have liked to be?
Charles Barkley. No doubt. Or David Milch.
Your most marked characteristic?
My glasses, hopefully my wit. My accent also, which I love. I wish I was from Georgia or North Alabama though; simply the richest accent on earth.
What do you most value in your friends?
Intelligence, understanding, humor, and a taste for Milwaukee's Best.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Dying alone with everybody hating me
What would you like to be?
I'd like to be a person with a sexier accent. That would be nice.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Grackles or hawks
Who are your favorite prose writers?
William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, David Milch, Henry Miller
Who are your favorite poets?
T.S. Eliot, Bukowski, Robert Penn Warren, Auden, W.B. Yeats
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother, and that's it. I don't believe in heroes.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Eleanor Roosevelt
What are your favorite names?
For boys: David, Moses, Miles. For girls: Nico, Kelly, Jane
What is it you most dislike?
Lack of sympathy towards other people, snobbiness, and misogynists
What historical figures do you most despise?
Whoever started the trend of anti intellectualism
What event in military history do you most admire?
No idea
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Charm and athleticism
How would you like to die?
I don't. I nearly did once, and I didn't enjoy it.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
If you're going to be dumb, you have to be tough.

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