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On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:11:06 UTC Jacqueline Garrett (38) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be victimized/made to feel inferior without my consent (especially by a male).
Where would you like to live?
Los Angeles. Definitely Los Angeles. In (semi) retirement.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To exceed every one of my goals and to earn the respect of society.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Single-minded desire at the expense of all else. And lack of respect for authority (non-existent in my mind).
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Women not afraid to achieve their potential and/or gain what they deserved. Foxy Brown, Coffy, etc.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Boudica.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My grandmother, who made it known how she suffered before suffrage.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I've answered this question.
Your favorite painter?
Georgia O'Keefe
Your favorite musician?
Janis Joplin, maybe Billie Holiday as a close second.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Modesty, wisdom, sense, compassion, empathy.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, independence, self-reliance, boldness, passion
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Providing justice where it is due.
Who would you have liked to be?
Irrelevant. I am who I am, and I intend to do the best possible with what I have been given.
Your most marked characteristic?
Tenacity, boldness. Spunk, maybe?
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, honesty, and trustworthiness.
What is your principle defect?
Rejection of authority; arrogance in the pursuit of independence.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have been born male, or to have been born meek. For that matter, to have been born both.
What would you like to be?
Consistently fair, valiant, and true to what is morally sound.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Indian Paintbrush.
What is your favorite bird?
Ornate Hawk-eagle
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Octavia E. Butler, Rita Mae Brown, John Irving
Who are your favorite poets?
Emiliy Dickinson, Alice Walker, Marianne Moore
Who are your heroes in real life?
Again, my grandmother. And my potential.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Again, Queens Boudica and Hatshepsut.
What are your favorite names?
For a female, Sheba. For a male, Roy.
What is it you most dislike?
Submission, injustice, cruelty.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Henri Rousseau, Peter Zohrab (is he historical? immaterial).
What event in military history do you most admire?
The establishment of the Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps in the US in 1941.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Mind-reading, or perhaps invisibility.
How would you like to die?
A good 60 or more years older than I am now, after squeezing out every ounce of potential in me.
What is your present state of mind?
Uncomfortably introspective.
What is your motto?
I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. (Madonna)

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