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On Sun, 03 Jan 16 19:43:48 UTC Cindy (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be the low man on the totem pole
Where would you like to live?
A luxury apartment in a culturally diverse downtown metropolis, with lots of things to go out and see and do
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Having everything I need or want within easy grasp/at my beck and call
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Arrogance that masks a secret inner fear of inadequacy
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The warriors who get the girls
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Alexander the Great, Caesar, FDR, Winston Churchill
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Marilyn Monroe, etc--seductive women of power
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Not much of a reader as of late...
Your favorite painter?
Jackson Pollock
Your favorite musician?
Van Halen (Sammy Hagar)
The quality you most admire in a man?
Charisma, undeniable power, even-handed
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Sensual femininity, seductive power, but ultimate submissiveness (they have to CHOOSE to submit happily--there is no question that I've won them over)
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Indulging in more sophisticated pastimes: wine and scotch instead of cheap beer; keeping up with my stock portfolio instead of Halo; all still with the same intense focus and savage joy of a younger man doing more frivolous things
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone born into great wealth
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
They give me room and support to pursue my needs, without competing with me or leeching off of my successes
What is your principle defect?
I look out for #1--this can lead to underhanded dealings and burned bridges, but the only constant in your life is you, so you have to take care of yourself first
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Being known as a failure
What would you like to be?
Happy and powerful
What is your favorite color?
Dark grey
What is your favorite flower?
Don't really have one
What is your favorite bird?
Golden eagle
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Michael Crichton, et al
Who are your favorite poets?
Not much of a poetry guy
Who are your heroes in real life?
George Sanderson, past boss
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Not sure...
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
Being kept from my goals
What historical figures do you most despise?
People who let their greed for power give anyone with power a bad reputation
What event in military history do you most admire?
The end of WWII
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Absolute charisma, a commanding presence, undeniable power
How would you like to die?
An undeniable success
What is your present state of mind?
Feeling antsy from sitting and thinking so long rather than doing
What is your motto?
Sometimes the end does justify the means.

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