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On Sun, 03 Jan 16 00:16:42 UTC Emily Carter (37) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Any injury that prevents me from cycling
Where would you like to live?
In the country
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A really good bike ride that involves lots of hills and loud music
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Tunnel vision.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Batman. He is brave and does what is right to protect his city, but he never seeks credit
Who are your favorite characters in history?
General Patton. He always strove for excellence.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
The men and women who serve with me in The United States Army.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Katniss Everdeen because she kicks ass and can take care of herself
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Led Zeppelin and AC/DC
The quality you most admire in a man?
One who treats me as an equal
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Knows her own strength
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Being a soldier.
Who would you have liked to be?
I wouldn't trade this life for anyone
Your most marked characteristic?
Determined and focused
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
I can become fixated on a task and ignore the needs of those closest to me
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never reach my full potential
What would you like to be?
A role model for my future children and my soldiers
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Anything that grows wild
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Ken Follett and Dean Koontz
Who are your favorite poets?
Maya Angelo and Emily Dickinson
Who are your heroes in real life?
My husband and fellow soldiers
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Jessica Lynch and Susan B. Anthony
What are your favorite names?
Names that sound strong and aren't gender specific (like mine!)
What is it you most dislike?
Cowardice and callousness
What historical figures do you most despise?
Nobody. When you despise people you give them power
What event in military history do you most admire?
The repeal of "don't ask don't tell"
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
To be more charming. My husband makes it look so easy.
How would you like to die?
Defending the people I love
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway

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