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On Thu, 10 Feb 11 05:41:56 UTC Al (28) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Depression / Despair
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To hang out with people I like / love
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Too intense
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, and Wolverine
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Alcibiades, "Like a lion!"
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Crystal and Ariel Zevon
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Juno (the pregnant kid, not the goddess)
Your favorite painter?
Chawky Frenn. I haven't met too many painters, but he's a nice fellow. Talented, too.
Your favorite musician?
Warren Zevon
The quality you most admire in a man?
Good humor, honesty, and compassion, in that order.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
The ability to cook good food.
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
I think I like being myself just fine, thanks.
Your most marked characteristic?
Nowadays, overwhelming intensity
What do you most value in your friends?
Trust and honesty
What is your principle defect?
Being able to keep up with everyone all the time
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not being able to prevent a friend's suicide
What would you like to be?
A better person
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Not wild about any of them.
What is your favorite bird?
Probably owls or falcons. Maybe a seagull.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Crystal Zevon and Richard Bach
Who are your favorite poets?
Virgil, Leonard Cohen, and Greg Luce
Who are your heroes in real life?
Crystal and Ariel Zevon, Larry Porges, Sanaa Akkach, and Thomas Stanley. Each of them saved my life.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc and Rosa Parks. Don't know too many others.
What are your favorite names?
Augustus, Max, Jack, and Rudyard
What is it you most dislike?
Fruit. And Negative energy. In that order.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Probably Hitler. Maybe Stalin
What event in military history do you most admire?
I dunno.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Instant sleep
How would you like to die?
I wouldn't like to die this time around, thanks.
What is your present state of mind?
A bit tired but overstimulated from too much chocolate before bed.
What is your motto?
You can call me (Al). I may not always answer, though.


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