Monday, July 14, 2014

PROUST questionnaire - WONDER no longer - TICK tick

In my quest to join a Writers Group I was asked to fill out the following Proust Questionnaire. 
I did wonder if my answers would determine whether I would make a worthy addition to the group.
In years past, I have read the Proust Questionnaire at the back of Vanity Fair; on occasion I have read it elsewhere. 

I have often wondered what my answers would be - well, I wonder no longer.

For your amusement, here's what makes me TICK.

My assistant - ring in nose, or nose in ring…
either way - Wee Dog is contemplating her own answers.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
. My idea of perfect happiness is reading in bed, Wee Dog snuggled close by, and rain playing on the roof and decks. Bliss!

2. What is your greatest fear?
. I can’t say I have a ‘greatest fear’ - at least not yet.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
. Procrastination

4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
. Procrastination

5. Which living person do you most admire?
. I admire three - Me, Myself and I - they have never let me down.

6. What is your greatest extravagance?
.  Living vicariously through the lives that have graced my space.

7. What is your current state of mind?
. Determined

8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
.  I didn’t know virtues could be overrated - if anything I think many are underrated. 

9. On what occasion do you lie?
. When asked a question were the truth would hurt.

10.   What do you most dislike about your appearance?
. Nothing - I like what looks back at me in the mirror, always have.

11.   Which living person do you most despise?
. I prefer not to despise people.

12.   What is the quality you most like in a man?
. Humour

13.   What is the quality you most like in a woman?
. Humour

14.   Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
. “Hmmm, really…”

15.   What or who is the greatest love of your life?
. My daughter and Wee Dog - they both get top billing.

16.   When and where were you happiest?
. I am happiest in the NOW.

17.   Which talent would you most like to have?
. The ability to carry a tune. 

18.   If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
. Preferring my own company when I have been privileged to have friends that would like my company. Bless them!

19.   What do you consider your greatest achievement?
. Getting this far in life without doing life.

20.   If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
. I’d come back as me - better the devil I know...

21.   Where would you most like to live?
. With grandfather in the Alps.

22.   What is your most treasured possession?
. A childhood doll.

23.   What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
. The state of unhappiness.

24.   What is your favourite occupation?
. The one I’ve done for 31 years - being my own boss.

25.   What is your most marked characteristic?
. My sense of humour tied for first place with my optimistic outlook on life.

26.   What do you most value in your friends?
. Loyalty, compassion, and patience - mostly patience; I can be a trying friend! 

27.   Who are your favourite writers?
. J M Barrie, Jane Austen

28.   Who is your hero of fiction?
. I don’t have a particular hero of fiction.

29.   Which historical figure do you most identify with?
. Cleopatra 

30.   Who are your heroes in real life?
. In real life my mom and dad are my heroes; they taught me to work hard, pay my dues, show gratitude, and to value integrity.

31.   What are your favourite names?
. Moo-tastic and Lucky Lucky Pow Pow

32.   What is it that you most dislike?
. Questions that are vague - and dishonesty.

33.   How would you like to die?
. In a fit of laughter.

34.   What is your motto?
. “She who helps herself is in good hands.”-JW Pearson

My closing question to you - 

Have you ever answered these questions?

If not, do so now and post them! 

I’d like to know what makes you tick!

Cheers, Jenny