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On Tue, 24 Feb 15 02:45:15 UTC emily (24) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
mental illness
Where would you like to live?
ideally California...but I love Cincinnati too
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
music, friends and family
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
junk food and arguing with people on the internet
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
orlanda from jacqueline harpman's "orlanda"
Who are your favorite characters in history?
helen keller, billie holiday
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
my mom
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Your favorite painter?
alphonse mucha
Your favorite musician?
i have a lot! etta james?
The quality you most admire in a man?
not racist/homophobic/sexist/etc., supports feminism, doesn't talk over other people or get defensive when called out for saying problematic things
The quality you most admire in a woman?
loves other women and doesn't try to distance herself from them (i.e. "i'm not like those *other* girls")...i see a lot of this and it's sad!
Your favorite virtue?
empathy and patience
Your favorite occupation?
listening to and making music
Who would you have liked to be?
a good person, a good social worker, a good mother
Your most marked characteristic?
loud, brash, opinionated
What do you most value in your friends?
their values/morals
What is your principle defect?
poor impulse control, poor executive function in general
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to have been an only child
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
daffodils, baby's breath
What is your favorite bird?
budgies, lovebirds, finches, conures
Who are your favorite prose writers?
billy collins, ee cummings, rumi
Who are your favorite poets?
ogden nash, shel silverstein

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