Thursday, April 11, 2013

Proust Questionnaire

I love the Proust Questionnaire that they have on the last page of Vanity Fair.

Even since Dominick Dunne passed away, Vanity Fair hasn't really been the same to me, but I still do love the Proust Questionnaire and reading how famous people answer these defining questions.

I decided to answer them myself and share them with you, seeing that I am not sure I will ever be on the last page of Vanity Fair....Enjoy!

1.  WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
      Failing


2.  WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?
      Anxious and excited


3.  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?(WAY OF SPENDING TIME)
       Riding my bike, walking barefoot on the beach


4.  WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?
       Marilyn Monroe


5.  WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
       Cat Marnell for being a mess that just signed a half million book deal. 


6.  WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
     Sybil Carpenter in a "Perfect Day for Bananafish" by Salinger


7.  WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
       My mom, my dad, and my Sissy


8.  WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
       The first piece of jewelry Crush gave me: a pearl bracelet, my late Nana's patent leather purse


9.  WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?
       At the beach with Crush making love under the stars


10.  WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?
       My big mouth and my love of people


11.  WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?
       Dishonesty, over-promising and under-delivering 


12.  WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
       Bullying, small mindedness, being fake


13.  WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
       A good steak and a strong martini made with Grey Goose


14.  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?
       The one I am about to take and spending the entire day with a good book 


15.  WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?
       My cellulite and psoriasis


16.  WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?
        Being frugal 


17.  ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE?
       When I know someone cannot handle the truth


18.  WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?
       Basically, In all honesty, In my opinion, I understand, Let me help you 


19.  IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
       I would weigh 155 pounds.


20.  WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
       Leaving a bad relationship and coming home when I know I needed to for my own health.


21.  WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
        Where I am going and by the beach


22.  WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
       Chivalry, manners, and kindness


23.  WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
       Balls


24.  WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?
       Lack of integrity, snakes, and spiders 


25.  WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
        Intelligence, an open ear, and a sense of humor


26.  HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
       Sleeping in a warm cozy bed next to Crush while I dream of all of my favorite people. 


27.  IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?
       A bird....perhaps a bluebird or a robin


28.  IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN OBJECT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
       A comfy couch that my family loves to lay on


29.  WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?
       It only takes one, True loss is the only way to get to real love


30.  WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
       My mommy.  She had withstood a lot, inspired me, and taught me that no one is perfect




8 comments:

  1. LOVE!
    (And ps - Vanity Fair is my go-to magazine. Always has been, always will be. I read it cover to cover throughout the month!)

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    1. THANK YOU! VF has great long articles, tons to read. Right after Dominick Dunne passed, I did notice a decline in content, but I read it at the nail salon the other day and it seemed back to par....great article on Tay Swift. I should resubscribe since I am traveling so much these days....some juicy reading material will be a treat!

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  2. Love this, I may have to do this myself!

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    1. Please do! I would LOVE to read yours.

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  3. R&f... omg I have adored Domick Dunne forever!!! Cancelled my subscription to VF the year he died. Love this! Does your mom read your blog? Hope so cuz that last answer is a gift she will never forget.

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    1. I cancelled mine the year he died as well...just wasn't the same. I still will pick it up for plane rides as I do find some of the stories interesting and there is always a lot to read. As for mommy, yes, I shared with her and you are too sweet, she was indeed very appreciative.

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  4. I love this! I would like to die and come back as a dolphin or Britney Spears ;)

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