Sunday, September 21, 2008

Proust Questionnaire

Miss Alice paid me a Sunday visit this afternoon and we fretted over her writer's block. There is nothing more confounding than a blank piece of paper, when there are so many note sheets stuck up in the gray cells. Fortunately an old copy of a Vanity Fair magazine lay nearby and we got the idea of answering the infamous Proust questionnaire. So here goes my version on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Scrambled eggs over a newspaper
What is your greatest fear?
Not "winning" the race
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
David O. Selznick
Which living person do you most admire?
Those who get paid to do what they love
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Codependence
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Overconfidence
What is your greatest extravagance?
Altoids
What is your favorite journey?
Those that end with the perfect song
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patriotism
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose
Which living person do you most despise?
The Road Runner
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Alejandro mi hermano”
What is your greatest regret?
Failing to properly drive a stick shift
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My toothbrush
On what occasion do you lie?
When the story deserves a good punch line
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Sincerity
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Gumption
Which talent would you most like to have?
Divination
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Our hair DNA
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being Father Tots
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A kazoo
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The handles of a shopping cart
What is your most marked characteristic?
The ability to come up with a quip
What do you most value in your friends?
Their ability at text messaging
Who are your favorite writers?
Those who speak honestly about the underdog
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
What is it that you most dislike?
Cashiers who don’t have change and make it seem like it’s your fault
How would you like to die?
Sipping champagne while having a remarkable conversation
What is your motto?
“Think Happy Thoughts”

1 comment:

Beatriz E Moreno said...

I agree to a lot of them! And we are fortunate because what we would change in our families has to do with DNA...

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