Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Proust Questionnaire

 In the back pages of Vanity Fair each month, readers find The Proust Questionnaire, a series of questions posed to famous subjects about their lives, thoughts, values and experience. I saw this questionnaire and thought it would be fun to do--you didn't already know I'd like to be a dog, did you?

Your favourite virtue ::
Faith and perseverance

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Humor, leadership, kindness to his family, humility

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Emotional flexibility, intelligence, positive outlook, passion for life

Your favourite occupation (way of spending time) :: 
Playing board games and celebrating holidays with my family

Your idea of happiness ::
Stability, with the freedom to dream and explore

Your idea of misery ::
Being in debt

If not yourself, who would you be ::
A border collie

Where would you like to live :: 
In the exact house I'm in now, but on a large property and closer to family

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Reds and turquoises are my favorite colors; I am partial to poppies and gerber daisies

Your most treasured possession ::
My journals

Your greatest extravagance ::
My hair (the salon)

Your most obvious characteristic ::
My smile and approachability 

A trait you dislike about yourself ::
Caring too much what other people think; fear of failure

Your favourite poets :: 
Edgar A. Guest, Khalil Gibran, Robert Frost

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Jonas (The Giver)

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Jeffrey R. Holland

Your favourite heroines in real life :: 
 Marjorie Pay Hinckley

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Hitler, Saddam Hussein--the usuals

Your favourite food and drink ::
Chicken mango quesadillas, anything with barbecue sauce, Indian food, cheesecake; root beer (when I'm in the mood for it)

Your favourite names ::
Long ones--the more syllables the better; alliteration (eg Junie B. Jones); the names of my family and friends; if I had another girl I'd like to use the name Katherine

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Pencil-tapping, when people don't smile back, foul language, superficiality

The change you most anticipate :: 
A crazy election year

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
Exceptional vision

How I would like to die ::
Quickly and peacefully

What is your present state of mind :: 

Of what fault are you most tolerant :: 

Your favourite motto(s) :: 
•  I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me (Phil 4:13)
•  Life is all about choices
•  There's no problem so bad that complaining about it won't make it worse
•  You're unique . . . . just like everybody else (said like Eeyore!)
•  Never poke a crazy person
•  Happiness is a journey, not a destination 


Silver Strands said...

Rebecca! I just learned so much about you!! Katniss though? I read The Hunger Games - dark, but gripping - and I'm sure I'll see the movies because I'm one of those people who just have to stop and stare at the horrible accident even though it makes me sick. Now that I think about it, Katniss is a great character - it's the whole basis of the books that makes me sick. And stare, And keep reading.
I'm totally with you on the DEBT thing. Nothingi more miserable!
Emotional Flexibililty in a woman: Hmmm. You've made me think today! (darn it! - it was my day off!)
And one more thing: because you're so tolerant of messes, feel free to drop in any time. I'd love an in-person visiti with you!

Rebecca and Co. said...

You are a sweetheart, Denalee. :)