I love reading Vanity Fair and am always fascinated with the Proust Questionnaire. I find it even more amusing, when the celebrity taking the questionnaire fails to take it seriously. Being a homemaker in my mid-30s, I realize I will never be famous. I've done nothing worthy of celeb and it is nothing I aspire to. Yet, being a homemaker in my mid-30s, it is always fun to live vicariously through the lives of other, more glamorous people.
So, without further ado, let me dust off the cobwebs, and attempt the Proust Questionnaire:
- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Total relaxation. Preferably with an ocean view.
- What is your greatest fear?
Death...or anything bad happening to my child.
- Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I don't. Although, for the longest time I was fascinated with Marie Antoinette.
- Which living person do you most admire?
Michel Gondry, for his amazing creative mind.
- What trait do you most deplore in yourself? I tend to hold onto bad feelings, letting them eat away at me, instead of acknowledging them and letting them go.
- What trait do you most deplore in others?
Selfishness at the expense of others.
- What is your greatest extravagance?
Right now, I am on a budget, but when I have some extra money, I love to eat at fancy restaurants and relax with a spa treatment. I also love to travel.
- On what occasion do you lie?
When the truth is too painful or if I am hiding a surprise/keeping a secret. As Gregory House once said, "everybody lies." I feel like the line is the intent.
- What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose and the shape of my face.
- When and where were you happiest?
There are so many answers I could give to this. Everyday with my son makes me happy.
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I need better self-esteem/more confidence.
- If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
- What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My son. I also set out to build a career in radio, in my late teens/early twenties, and ended up working as a DJ for several years in major market commercial radio. As my mother says, when I set out to do something, I tend to go out of my way to achieve it - often, though, fear holds me back.
- If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would it be?
Probably a tree. Isn't that what we all end up doing when we die? Feeding the trees?
- What is your most treasured possession?
I try not to put too much emphasis on material things, as their true value is fleeting. I'd say my creativity - it keeps me sane.
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing someone you love.
- Who are your heroes in real life?
My close friends.
- What is it that you most dislike?
Cleaning the bathroom, reality television, and the feeling of not knowing. Also, people who think they need to compete with you.
- How would you like to die?
Painlessly in my sleep.
- What is your motto?
Hope for the best and expect the worst.