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    Monday, January 30, 2006

    DZER's Infamous Proust Questionnaire

    DZER did this questionnaire a while ago and I thought it interesting.

    So, I present to everyone the "infamous" Proust Questionnaire, from the back of Vanity Fair, which is based on questions asked of Marcel Proust, first at age 13, then 20.

    What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    Being healthy, happy and loved.

    What is your current state of mind?
    Cloudy and unsure

    What is your greatest fear?
    Death of a loved one

    What is your favorite way of spending time?
    Talking with my kids on most days. Other days just listening to silence

    Which living person do you most admire?
    My mother

    Which historical figure do you most identify with?
    I don't

    Who are your favorite fictional heroes?
    Alex Cross

    Who are your heroes in real life?
    My parents

    Who are your favorite writers?
    Ann Rule, Anne Rice, and Stephen King (stop grumbling DZER)

    Who are your favorite musicians?
    Prince, The Eagles and The Doors

    Who are your favorite filmmakers?
    Steven Spielberg, John Hughes and Alfred Hitchcock

    Who are your favorite actors?
    John Cusack, Anthony Hopkins , Cary Grant and Clark Gable

    Who are your favorite actresses?
    Meg Ryan, Betty Davis, Paris Hilton (yeah, right)

    What was the last book you read?
    "A Father's Rage"

    What book are you reading now?
    "Blowout", by Catherine Coulter

    What is your most treasured possession?
    My family

    Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
    My daughters

    What are your most marked characteristics?
    Hard working ability, sense of humor, low self esteem

    What are the traits you most deplore in yourself?
    Low self esteem and emotional remoteness

    What are the traits you most dislike in others?
    Lying and condescension

    When and where were you happiest?
    Hmm, when I was just out of high school

    What are your drugs of choice?
    Caffeine, specifically Diet Pepsi

    What is your favorite journey?
    Trip upstairs to my bed at night

    What are your greatest extravagances?
    Umm, I live very frugally (I'm a cheap bitch) so I would have to say having my hair cut in a salon.

    What do you most dislike about your appearance?
    My weight

    What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
    Are any overrated?

    On what occasion do you lie?
    When I don't want to hurt someone's feelings

    What is your greatest regret?
    Not finishing my degree in nursing

    Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    Hi, shut up, pick that up, stop hitting her, clean your room (can you tell I'm a mom?)

    What is your favorite swear word?

    If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    My weight

    If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
    I wouldn't change anything

    What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?
    My children

    What would you regard as the lowest depths of misery?
    Being in pain with a terminal illness

    Where would you like to live?
    I love where I live

    What are the qualities you most admire in a man?
    Humor, intelligence, integrity, honesty

    What are the qualities you most admire in a woman?
    Scrupulousness, sincerity, trustworthiness

    What is it you most dislike?
    Lying and meanness

    What living person do you most despise?
    Hard to narrow it down but most politicians and political activists

    What is your biggest everyday pet peeve?
    Driving while talking on the cell phone

    What do you value most in your friends?

    How would you like to die?
    Old, happy and loved

    If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
    A philanthropist

    Who have been the greatest influences on you?
    My family

    What is your motto?
    Get over it!

    What talent would you most like to have?
    More artistic abilities using different mediums (mostly with painting)


    Jay said...

    Love the list.

    Bet it was tough to think of some of them, and tough to decide which ones to use for others.

    And you love where you live?! Believe you me, once you leave, you would wonder why you ever stayed!

    BTW, you've been tagged.

    DZER said...

    I love your answers ... except for the Stephen King part. ick. really?

    lucky for you, you salvaged it with The Doors. I came late to them, thanks to the movie of the same name, and got so into them.

    Hello; I love you. Won't you tell me your name?

    and "skank" didn't make favorite curse word? LOL

    DZER said...

    BTW .. thanks for doing the survey! I love learning more about fellow bloggers :)

    ~Deb said...

    Wow Jenn---you have some great qualities! Family oriented and a great outlook on life in general.

    Great little tidbits on you! :)

    Madame X said...

    I am pissy today...but your list made me smile 'cause I was thinking about you!


    Jay said...

    I'm with Dzer about The Doors.

    That movie was the shit. Much respect for my man Jim. Didn't much care for The Doors until I saw the movie.

    Then I got a sudden urge to go to the desert and seek peyote.

    kellywalters said...

    holy shit babe..

    your a saint already!

    Anonymous said...

    awww Jenn, what a great list.
    somethings I already knew about you but other stuff is cool to read about.:)

    grainne said...

    I would love to see some of your artwork on your blog....I have no artistic talent at all. I have tried...pottery, painting...my endeavors into pottery now consist of putting plants into pots....painting means I am repainting my house or one of the rooms. I envy those who have talent..~L~ share it with us??

    SignGurl said...

    Jay~You will never convince me that Michigan is not the best place in the US.

    DZER~Did you notice that I addressed your dislike of King? I love the Doors movie. He was one deep dude.

    DZER~You are welcome! ::kisses::

    Deb~Thanks, sweetie!

    Madame~*kisses, Biotch*

    Jay~I'm with ya on the desert thing.

    Roxi~I WISH I was a saint!


    Grainne~My art has never been what I would call museum quality. I love working with oil paints.

    Big Pissy said...

    love the list!

    that's always the first thing I read when my Vanity Fair comes in the mail :)