Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Infamous Proust

For Getting to Know You on Create a Connection,
paintergirl, has us answering:

The Infamous Proust Questionnaire

* Your most marked characteristic?

* The quality you most like in a man?

* The quality you most like in a woman?

* What do you most value in your friends?

* What is your principle defect?
Being forgetful :(

* What is your favorite occupation?
Making stuff

* What is your dream of happiness?
No pain anymore, freedom to travel in a grand style (ie a staff!) and good wine and chocolate.

* What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have my family perish all at once.

* What would you like to be?
A successful, prolific artist

* In what country would you like to live?
The United States

* What is your favorite color?
Really true purple

* What is your favorite flower?

* What is your favorite bird?
Polish Chicken

* Who are your favorite prose writers?
Barbara Kingsolver, Isabel Allende, Elizabeth Cunningham, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Sherri Tepper, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King

* Who are your favorite poets?
ee cummings, Marge Piercy, Walt Whitman, William Carlos William

* Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

* Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

* Who are your favorite composers?
Mozart, Aaron Copland, Handel

* Who are your favorite painters?
Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gustav Klimt

* Who are your heroes in real life?
That are people I know of: Jane Goodall, Kurt Vonnegut
That I know personally: My parents, some of my teachers, several teachers my kids have had over the years.

* Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Molly Pitcher

* What are your favorite names?
Ruth, Rose, Lucy and Oliver, Gray, Vittorio

* What is it you most dislike?
Being misunderstood

* What historical figures do you most despise?

* What event in military history do you most admire?

* What reform do you most admire?
The establishment of the United Nations, not what it has become, but what it was intended to accomplish.

* What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Ability to Fly would be pretty damn cool.

* How would you like to die?
Packed for a trip I'm about to take, in my favorite chair, just like my grandma did. And not for a loooong time thankyouverymuch

* What is your present state of mind?
Tired of answering all these questions, but glad that I did!

* To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Eating too much good chocolate

* What is your motto?
Currently it is: Do It Anyways


paintergirl said...

Vittorio-fantastic name. I love your answers-I'm so happy you did this-it was long wasn't it?

Left-handed Trees... said...

Long, but fun...glad to read your answers--we had Rachel Carson in common!

nyjlm said...

oooh, I hate being misunderstood as well. It is a recurring theme in nightmare's I've had all my life!
I also love Copeland, and when I put that down I was thinking of music of his that Martha Graham used in particular.

Deb R said...

Great answers, Julie!! (As always!) :-)