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On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:54:24 UTC EJ (29) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
probably some sort of constipation mixed with loss of family and roof overhead.
Where would you like to live?
in a private place, with nature in abundance
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
watching those NOVA video clips of the earth turning..
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
ah, where to begin? drinking, smoking, playing with oneself.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
the journeymen.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
the founding fathers, teddy roosevelt, richard pryor, stanley kubrick, louis armstrong, the beatles...
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
those little olympic gymnasts are made of steel.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
kate chopin, "The Awakening"
Your favorite painter?
Philip Guston
Your favorite musician?
miles davis / john coltrane...too close to call.
The quality you most admire in a man?
the ability to lead other men.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
the ability to order salad consistently
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
it would be napping, if i could nap.
Who would you have liked to be?
Pope,circa the Inquisition or Jim Morrison.
Your most marked characteristic?
kindness, i hope.
What do you most value in your friends?
confidence, frank opinions, a pretty face helps
What is your principle defect?
personal finance, a weakness for alcohol
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
the bomb
What would you like to be?
someone like myself
What is your favorite color?
i truly dont have a favorite
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
the owl or the eagle
Who are your favorite prose writers?
peter gammons...murakami, vonnegut, halberstam.
Who are your favorite poets?
bukowski, sappho
Who are your heroes in real life?
those who earn what they have ....
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
katherine the great, the queen of horse racing .
What are your favorite names?
the ones that fit the personality that comes with it.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
george w bush, the nazi minions, stalin, jim jones.
What event in military history do you most admire?
the day my close friend left for boot camp.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
i would like it to be a surprise ...
What is your present state of mind?
neutral, as usual.
What is your motto?
it would be false to say i had one.

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