I love the “Proust Questionnaire” page in every issue of Vanity Fair. For whatever reason, I decided to answer my own version tonight.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I cannot even imagine a state such as perfect happiness. I know when I snuggle under a blanket with my pups is about as close as I get to feeling contentment.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Having a closed mind.
On what occasion do you lie? Many people in my life might argue that I am too honest for my own good,
What do you dislike most about your own appearance? Pretty much everything — my mom reminded me all the time that I am ugly.
What words or phrases do you overuse? Now. Seriously? All the swear words.
What talent would you most like to have? I would love to be a more patient and better listener. I am working on that.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? That they would love me.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Not killing myself despite all the times I have wanted to.
What is your most treasured possession? My vision
What is your favorite occupation? Reading a good book with my pups sitting with me.
What is your most marked characteristic? My candor
What is the quality you most like in a man? Sense of humor
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Compassion
Who are your favorite writers? John Steinbeck, Phillip Roth, Liane Moriarty
What is it that you most dislike? People who abuse animals
How would you like to die? Quickly