Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire

Technically, I'm not supposed to start this blog until Friday. However, it has been a long time since I've done any real writing besides micro-blogging (which tends to get me in to trouble). In order to get the creative juices flowing, I've decided to do something I've always vaguely dreamed of doing.

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:

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    Total relaxation. Preferably with an ocean view.
  3. What is your greatest fear?
    Death...or anything bad happening to my child.
  5. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
    I don't. Although, for the longest time I was fascinated with Marie Antoinette.

  6. Which living person do you most admire?
    Michel Gondry, for his amazing creative mind.

  7. 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.

  8. What trait do you most deplore in others?
    Selfishness at the expense of others.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    My nose and the shape of my face.

  12. When and where were you happiest?
    There are so many answers I could give to this. Everyday with my son makes me happy.

  13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I need better self-esteem/more confidence.

  14. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
    Better communication.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

  18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Losing someone you love.

  19. Who are your heroes in real life?
    My close friends.

  20. 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.

  21. How would you like to die?
    Painlessly in my sleep.

  22. What is your motto?
    Hope for the best and expect the worst.

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