Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Proust Questionnaire

This past week I did something very rare. I grabbed a magazine as I was checking out at the grocery store. Crazy, I know! Not some silly gossip though, 'twas Vanity Fair. One of my favorite mags that used to be devoured consistently, but rarely ever now. I wonder why? 

I love reading the Proust questionnaire at the end of every issue. They say the answers to these questions reveals a person's true nature. Sounds a little dramatic to me, but I think it's fun anyway! Behold, my true nature:

What is your greatest fear?
losing someone I love

What is your current state of mind?

a bit fragile, a bit optimistic

What is your favorite occupation?


Which living person do you most admire?

Tina Fey

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
this one is super hard! probably Jane Austen's Emma. So flawed, but always has the best of intentions :) 

Who are you real-life heroes?

Mothers with special needs children

What is your most treasured possession?

my children

When and where were you happiest?

My honeymoon with Bub the hub, Cabo San Lucas

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


What is the trait you most deplore in others?

That's a tie: bigotry and using faith as a weapon against others

What is your greatest extravagance?

eating out whenever I want to

What is your favorite journey?

to the beach

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

my, ahem, chest area

What do you consider the most over-rated virtue?

natural childbirth

On what occasion do you lie?

to save someone's feelings

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

I would give Avery what she deserves- the chance to live a normal life

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

over analyzing

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

taking care of my children, every day

Where would you like to live?

on a lake in Italy

What is the quality you most admire in a man?

self confidence

What is the quality you most admire in a woman?

flexibility in any given situation

What is it you most dislike?

getting up early

What do you value most in you friends?

being a good listener

How would you like to die?

surrounded by my family

If you were to die & come back as a person or an animal, what do you think it would be?

cat, for sure

If you could choose an object to come back as, what would you choose?


What is your motto, the words you live by or that mean a lot to you?

Be the change you want to see in this world

Who has been the greatest influence on you?

my husband


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