The Proust Thing

These are questions from the Proust quiz in a recent issue of Vanity Fair magazine.  It seems everyone and their sister is doing it, so why not me? 🙂

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A nice bottle of Scotch.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying before making sure my LovelyWife and kids are going to be okay.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

On what occasion do you lie?
When every other option has been exhausted.

What is your greatest extravagance?

What is your current state of mind?
Deeply, deeply, deeply frustrated.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

When and where were you happiest?
Holding my kids right after their birth.

Who are your favorite writers?
Chris Moore, Paul Ohl, Eric Van Lustbader, Scott Sigler, Dave Barry, Douglas Adams, Ron L. Hubbart, George Orwell, Alexandre Dumas, Emmanuel Aquin, Kavana, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Signing the Opera.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
If I changed anything, they wouldn’t be my family.

If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Most probably a slinky.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My oddly colored hands.

Where would you like to live?
Hills of Scotland.

What is your most treasured possession?
Wedding ring.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

What do you most value in your friends?
Their uniqueness.

What are your favorite names?
Saturday and Sunday.

What is it that you most dislike?
Having to repeat myself.

What is your greatest regret?
Not saying no.

How would you like to die?
I probably wouldn’t like it regardless of the “How”.

What is your motto?
Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.



  1. @SheilaCSR: Wouldn’t that require you to be able to see straight for a few seconds? [#nonotreally but I also thought I’d try to make you feel self-conscious about that for a minute. You’re also welcome.] :mrgreen:

  2. @Suze: You’ll have to sing something next time we meet. The Starbucks peeps will be happy! 🙂 Also, you need to come over for some Guitar Hero. :mrgreen:

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