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On Wed, 09 Nov 16 22:50:21 UTC Erskine (35) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
In my home with my daughters.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Waking up to fresh biscuits, and my daughter's hot breath on my face.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
What is that? Like a vice? I smoke a lot.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Atticus Finch. He's the man. Gandalf the Great. James Bond.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus and his tribe.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My baby girl.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
My oldest sent me The Hunger Games. I like her having Katniss.
Your favorite painter?
DeMarcus. In F Tier. He cleans the toilets and shit. A real dude. He don't ever complain. He's a street artist. Murals. You can see them around Caddo if you're interested.
Your favorite musician?
My Daddy named me after Erskine Hawkins. So maybe I should like jazz, but I like Lil Wayne. Paul made me listen to Johnny Cash. He likes that country shit. He ain't half bad.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
I don't want no hard woman.
Your favorite virtue?
Be a good father.
Your favorite occupation?
A vet. I'm good with pets. Especially the wild ones nobody likes.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
My temper. I get high remarks for being good with my temper.
What do you most value in your friends?
You don't ask for the world when I need just a cigarette.
What is your principle defect?
I'm in prison.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not to hug my children.
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
I used to get Tonya these flowers that stained my shirt. She loved those. Not red though. She hates red. Yellow.
What is your favorite bird?
Sometimes we'd go to Birmingham for the summer. Granddad still lived there. He had a bird house for the hummingbirds.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
I have time to get through Tolkien.
Who are your favorite poets?
Langston Hughes
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Josephine Baker
What are your favorite names?
James. Tonya wasn't really feeling it at first, but she came 'round.
What is it you most dislike?
Summer. No AC.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I just read an article about Steve Jobs. Even though he wasn't great, they still talk about him like he changed their life.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Obama got Bin Laden.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Quiet my mind.
How would you like to die?
Not here.
What is your present state of mind?
It's time for basketball.
What is your motto?
Get up.

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