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On Wed, 12 Jan 11 20:54:36 UTC James La Salandra (31) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lose a child.
Where would you like to live?
In a rural area somewhere in the midwest U.S.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To love and be loved, to experience artistic and natural beauty, and to be fatted upon fine food and drink.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My reluctance to follow through.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who strive to become complete expressions of human potential.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Buddha, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mark Twain, Gandhi, Carl Sagan
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Single mothers who succeed, against the odds, at raising their children to be healthy human beings.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The reluctant participant whose potential for strength is realized.
Your favorite painter?
Vincent van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Lack of faith in my own abilities.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have never lived at all.
What would you like to be?
A complete expression of my Self.
What is your favorite color?
Electric blue
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The grackle.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Marcel Proust, Frank Herbert, Herman Hess, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury
Who are your favorite poets?
William Shakespeare, Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman
Who are your heroes in real life?
Only myself.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Jonathan, Elizabeth, Corben, Miriam, Caleb,
What is it you most dislike?
My own shortcomings.
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
The battle at Thermopylae
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Loved and without regret.
What is your present state of mind?
Active, aware, exited, yet calm.
What is your motto?
"Ferrum in ventulus non extundo" Iron is not forged in the breeze.

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