Every time I pick up a Vanity Fair magazine (which is fairly often- I have a subscription), on my first flip through (I usually read a magazine about four times) I always go to the back and look at who they have interviewed in this months “Proust Questionnaire”. It is just one of those little things that I always liked. This month, on their website, Vanity Fair offers readers like me the opportunity to take the “Proust Questionnaire.” Once done, a little box pops up and informs you to which former questionee you are most like. So I thought, “what better way for a college sophomore to procrastinate?” and promptly took the quiz.
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
- opening night with everyone I love in the audience.
2. What is your greatest fear?
- being unhappy, not getting what I truly want.
3. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
- Katherine Hepburn
4. Which living person do you admire most?
- My mother
5. What is the trait you deplore most in yourself?
- I worry too much
6. What is the trait that you deplore most in others?
7. What is your greatest extravagance?
- My laptop
8. On what occasion do you lie?
- To protect someone else or to evade punishment
9. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
10. When and where were you happiest?
- The summer after my senior year of high school in Europe.
11. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
- I would be braver.
12. If you could change one thing about your family what would it be?
- They would be closer
13. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
- Traveling 3,000 miles away from home all alone and succeeding
14. If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be?
- A Sea otter- they look like they have so much fun
15. What is your most treasured possession?
- My photos.
16. What do you regard as the lowest depths of misery?
- Death of a parent or a child.
17. Who are your heroes in real life?
- My mother, my father, my boyfriend, my dog
18. What is it that you most dislike?
- Peer pressure and pain
19. How would you like to die?
- quietly and before my husband
20. What is your motto?
- “Jump” and “no regrets”
Apparently George Carlin and I have a lot in common.