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On Tue, 14 Jan 14 16:16:16 UTC FYS14julie answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to live longer than your children
Where would you like to live?
in a high place near big water with four seasons
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
a fabulous book with more than 500 pages, a big chair, and a nice bottle of wine
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
bad spelling and social awkwardness
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
girls with guts
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Einstein, St Francis, Da Vinci, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, every forgotten woman who made a difference
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
women who get called 'bitch' They are almost always totally cool
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
women who don't answer stupid questions or idiotic insults.
Your favorite painter?
at the moment, Twombly and Jasper Johns
Your favorite musician?
Bach and Paul Simon
The quality you most admire in a man?
courtly intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
intelligent elligance
Your favorite virtue?
pleasure in all vital things
Your favorite occupation?
reading, walking, listening, watching, breathing
Who would you have liked to be?
wonder woman
Your most marked characteristic?
an irritating charm marked by inexplicable cheerfulness
What do you most value in your friends?
survival
What is your principle defect?
an irritating charm marked by inexplicable cheerfulness
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to live longer than my son
What would you like to be?
an irish pub singer with red hair
What is your favorite color?
i liked them mixed up
What is your favorite flower?
lily
What is your favorite bird?
robin
Who are your favorite prose writers?
whatever I'm reading
Who are your favorite poets?
dickenson and paul simon
Who are your heroes in real life?
my best girlfriends. amazing
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
I don't like names
What is it you most dislike?
tedium and rudness
What historical figures do you most despise?
the scum of Wall Street CEOs of all kinds
What event in military history do you most admire?
I don't
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
to remember everything
How would you like to die?
not knowing
What is your present state of mind?
a little anxious because the internet is not workig like it should
What is your motto?
fools rush in and get the best seats

I believe that nothing is irrelevant as long as it triggers a thought.

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