Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Answers to the Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being so of the moment that neither the future nor the past dwell in my head.

What is your greatest fear?

What historical figure do you most identify with?
Oscar Wilde

Which living person do you most admire?
Tori, Gabi

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Inability to be organic/live in the moment

What trait do you most deplore in others?
Lack of communication/emotional transparency

What is your greatest extravagance?
Food, time

On what occasion do you lie?
Insignicant moments when a lie is easier than explaining the twisted rationality in my decision making

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My feet are gross; receding hairline

What is your favorite journey?
The distance between fingertips

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone who is an extremist

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

What is your greatest regret?
Trying sex on drugs

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Music and, tragically, this guy

When and where were you happiest?
Katie Smith's backyard, 2004; First kiss, 2001

Which talent would you most like to have?
Dance. Always, always, always.

What is your current state of mind?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Dwelling so much in the past and the future that there is no present.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
An older sister or twin brother

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

If you could choose what or who to come back as, what would it be?
Someone French. That is all I know.

What do your consider your greatest achievement?
This year's Chai concert

What is your most treasured possession?
My wallet

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Unrequited text messaging

What is your most marked characteristic?
Over-analytical; dramatic change in introvertedness based on my surroundings/company

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
Sense of humour. Specifically, mine.

What do you most value in your friends?
Their ability to be there when I feel that I need them and even moreso when I actually do

Who are your favourite writers?
Gilbert Adair; Vikram Seth; Tennesse Williams

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Edmund Tyrone, Long Days Journey Into Night; Hannah Pitt, Angels In America; Ariel

Who are your heroes in real life?
John Cameron Mitchell; Julie Andrews; my hairdresser

What are your favourite names?
Erik, Sebastian, Sarah, Yael

What is it that you most dislike?
Caution; the smell of Downey

How would you like to die?

What is your motto?
This happened as it did not because it was meant to but rather because it could not have happened any other way.

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