Burning Questions

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by Leandra Medine
November 30, 2012
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Revisiting Proust is never a bad idea.

What a fluid transition from Bieber to Proust.

Close friends to my perman-friend delivered a small multifaceted gift box to us three weeks ago. Inside the box, we found salt and pepper shakers unapologetically labeled “Heroin” and “Cocaine,” and a big burgundy book adorned by gold scriptures of the Assouline variety, titled “The Proust Questionnaire.” A long time admirer of Marcel Proust, I couldn’t chalk up my fixation to much more than burning jealously–for he was born in Paris, after all–and sweeping emasculation: will anything comparable to In Search of Lost Time ever exist in both length and substance? Sure, I had heard of The Proust Questionnaire, if not because I studied literature than certainly because I am an avid Vanity Fair reader.

But when I opened the burgundy hardcover and found what seemed like the very familiar answers of Proust to a questionnaire that he’s become so widely recognized for popularizing, an obvious, albeit self indulgent, urge to answer the questions personally attacked me too. I flipped through the pages and learned wildly intimate things about outstanding individuals who had previously seemed so remote.

Brigitte Bardot wished to be a fairy if she were not herself. Alain de Botton’s favorite name is Eloise (he also have the same birthday as me,) and Diane von Furstenberg’s heroines of fiction are all mothers.

In my answering of the questions–I would like to die while buying expensive shoes at age 101, my idea of misery is perpetual entrapment in my thoughts, my idea of happiness is a glass of wine and good conversation with my parents, grandparents, brothers and husband and my present state of mind goes, what is life if not a celebration, and what is celebration if not for life?–I was forced to reflect on that which had seemed so distantly foreign. Ultimately, I learned how wholly and closely these answers manifest within me.

I now urge all of you to take a look at the Proust Questionnaire, re-purposed below, and to share in the comment whatever answers you’d like to. It is unassumingly therapeutic to project such raw honesty.

Your favorite virtue.

Your favorite qualities in a man.

Your favorite qualities in a woman.

Your favorite occupation.

Your chief characteristic.

Your idea of happiness.

Your idea of misery.

Your favorite color and flower.

If not yourself, who would you be?

Where would you like to live?

Your favorite prose authors.

Your favorite poets.

Your favorite painters and composers.

Your favorite heroes in real life.

Your favorite heroines in real life.

Your favorite heroes in fiction.

Your favorite heroines in fiction.

Your favorite food and drink.

Your favorite names.

Your pet aversion.

What characters in history do you most dislike?

What is your present state of mind?

For what fault have you most toleration?

Your favorite motto.

And though it’s been removed, I think it is considerably enlightening to think about how you would die if the option were yours. If you’ve already answered these questions, do it again! Revisiting Proust is never a bad idea.

REPLIES
  • Elisa

    I love this type of self-indulgent, self-centred questionnaires. And the fact that I can’t possibly answer any of them with one answer. Now I am worried. it seems that I have no definitive desire, but just a bundle of confusing wishes that eat each other. Oh dear.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
    http://www.ourwanderingminds.com

    • Leandra Medine

      self indulgence is the crutch of living!

      • http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/ blue roses

        truth! if one cannot indulge the self, viscerally or intellectually or spiritually, what is the bother?

        i love this…. encouraging me to re-visit proust!

  • http://twitter.com/chiyunli chiyunli

    My present state of mind is whatever’s going on is part of life, so just go with it.

  • http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/ blue roses

    if not me, a mermaid. or maybe a female protagonist from a dh lawrence novel.

    foie gras, soft shelled crabs, duck.

    black iris.

    prose: pam houston, henry miller, lydia davis, john cheever, raymond carver, james joyce, leo tolstoy

    poets: anne carson, charles simic, wb yeats, wc williams

  • Martina

    Oh, really interesting.. Maybe I’ll answer them on my blog (don’t wanna bore people with my long answers). I’d love to read all of your answers – even if they were super long. :) x

    http://thirdculturecool.blogspot.com

  • Samantha Humphreys

    Your favorite virtue. – Family first…is that a virtue? I don’t even know…

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Honesty and Enthusiasm, ok two.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Independence

    Your favorite occupation. Whatever it is when you get paid to be yourself.

    Your chief characteristic. Loyalty.

    Your idea of happiness. Relaxing with those who make me happy.

    Your idea of misery. Loneliness.

    Your favorite color and flower. White, and Hydrangeas.

    If not yourself, who would you be? Beyonce, def. beyonce.

    Where would you like to live? Anywhere urban, near family, with access to nature. Could be anywhere

    Your favorite prose authors. I have a favorite?

    Your favorite poets. again…

    Your favorite painters and composers. Caravaggio, Gauguin, and John Williams.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. Anyone who fights for others ahead of themselves. there are many.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. Women who risk their lives for other women’s rights.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Not gonna lie, I googled heroes in fiction. If I had to google, I think I don’t have one.

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Hester Prynne

    Your favorite food and drink. Dumplings, anything warm in a mug, preferably caffeinated.

    Your favorite names. Luca, Siddy, Franca

    Your pet aversion. People who say they will do things and never do. Also being late.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? The obvious, and anita bryant.

    What is your present state of mind? Hopeful, but unsatisfied.

    For what fault have you most toleration? Ignorance/annoyance/stupidity due to youth…they will learn.

    Your favorite motto. totally YOLO. cause thats the only one that comes to mind right now.

  • Reptilia

    “Brigitte Bardot wished to be a fairy if she were not herself.” love this!!

    Great post!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xxx

  • Nico

    I’m stubborn and I hate snakes!

    http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it

  • Jen Baguss

    Your favorite virtue. Generosity

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Cool-Headed-ness

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. A sense of humour

    Your favorite occupation. Entrepreneur-ing

    Your chief characteristic. Crippling self-doubt

    Your idea of happiness. Getting my back scratched.

    Your idea of misery. Never getting my back scratched.

    Your favorite color and flower. White, and Chrysanthemums (Only because I like the name)

    Where would you like to live? Paris in the 1920′s

    Your favorite prose authors.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Atticus Finch

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Strong and complicated women.

    Your favorite food and drink. Cheese and Canada Dry Gingerale (but not together)

    Your pet aversion. Cats, but I also like dogs…..

    What is your present state of mind? Worried

    For what fault have you most toleration? Vanity

    Your favorite motto. “If you don’t eat, you don’t shit and if you don’t shit, you die” (crude, but true!)

    • Alexis

      I’m a huge fan of this motto…

  • http://twitter.com/stylecurrent Ashley

    If not yourself, who would you be?

    Man Repeller, Karl Lagerfeld, or a princess of a European country

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Linda

    i would seriously like to die in my sleep. most peaceful way to go.

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • http://feastoffashions.blogspot.com/ Rachel Waters

    I love this line regarding your present state of mind: “what is life if not a celebration, and what is celebration if not for life?”

    What a fabulously creative, clever & delightfully accurate statement. I couldn’t say it better (or even half as well). So ‘Prost!’ (cheers) to your gift with words! xo

    http://feastoffashions.blogspot.com

  • GiuliaG

    Your favorite names: Ezra, Graham, Alma, Leone, Neri, Chloé, Nicolai
    Your favorite qualities in a man: Sense of humor, courage

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: sense of style,honesty

  • alcessa

    Your favorite virtue. Modesty.

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Openness.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Depth and complexity of comprehension.

    Your favorite occupation. Anything with written texts.

    Your chief characteristic. Clumsy on all levels.

    Your idea of happiness. Hiking, s*x & hubby time.

    Your idea of misery. The global village (as in: a bunch of Noseys with strictly philistine grasp of human condition(s) needing to control it all)

    Your favorite color and flower. Green & … hm. None?

    If not yourself, who would you be? A well-off university educated man of my age. Because they are allowed so much more.

    Where would you like to live? Somewhere warm, green & relatively alone.

    Your favorite prose authors. Salman Rushdie, Thomas Mann, Colin Cotterill, Terry Pratchett.

    Your favorite poets. Whitman. Shakespeare.

    Your favorite painters and composers. … Sorry, none. Am really a text girl. Though I don’t mind Kandinsky & Brahms.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. / Your favorite heroines in real life. Just about everyone managing to be reasonably happy, having a sense in life and (almost) no urge to hurt simply because they can.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Hmmm

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Claire Randall Fraser (sorry)

    Your favorite food and drink. Salad (mixed veggies) and coffee

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Hitler, Stalin & Co.

    What is your present state of mind? Unapologetically optimistic.

    For what fault have you most toleration? Others not taking ME, MYSELF and I too seriously.

    Your favorite motto. Carpe.

  • kathryn

    Your favorite virtue: COURAGE
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: SELF-RESPECT
    Your favorite occupation: MUSE
    Your idea of happiness: LEARNING
    Your idea of misery: DEPERSONALIZATION
    If not yourself, who would you be? NOBODY
    What characters in history do you most dislike? HEINRICH HIMMLER
    Your favorite motto: EVERYTHING’S GOING TO BE OKAY
    How you would die if the option was yours: QUIETLY AND WITHOUT PAIN

    • kathryn

      I forgot one: Your pet aversion: APATHY

      • http://feastoffashions.blogspot.com/ Rachel Waters

        at first I read this thinking you were very anti pets who are apathetic and I was thinking fist bump! totally my pet aversion too and why I prefer dogs to cats; my dog goes bat shit if I’ve been gone 1 minute and I need that kind of validation apparently. But I think it means you aversion in humans. But either way, apathy is a good one for sure… be it a 2 legged or 4 legged creature.

    • Leandra Medine

      I so enjoy that you chose nobody if not yourself. So telling!

      • kathryn

        nobody’s life is without turds, as the saying supposedly goes:)

  • Donna

    I love your thought provoking posts!

    Your favorite motto. – Everything happens for a reason

    http://www.soyouagree.com

  • http://twitter.com/trendsurvivor Nina Papaioannou

    Your favorite virtue… honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a man… tenderness
    Your favorite qualities in a woman… loyalty

    Your favorite occupation.. blogging

    Your chief characteristic…style

    Your idea of happiness… doing what you like

    Your idea of misery…constantly obeying rules

    Your favorite color and flower… orchid

    If not yourself, who would you be… myself

    Where would you like to live.. in LA

    Your favorite prose authors.. ?

    Your favorite poets.. Kavafis

    Your favorite painters and composers… Picasso, Rolling Stones

    Your favorite heroes in real life… my father

    Your favorite heroines in real life… my friends

    Your favorite heroes in fiction…James Bond

    Your favorite heroines in fiction… Bella

    Your favorite food and drink… asian fusion, wine

    Your favorite names… Hlektra

    Your pet aversion…snakes

    What characters in history do you most dislike.. unjust

    What is your present state of mind.. clear

    For what fault have you most toleration…stupid acts of love

    Your favorite motto… Destiny is your character

    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

  • Jinnie

    Your favorite virtue. Kindheartedness / Pursuit of Love

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Integrity

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Nurture

    Your favorite occupation. Any that follows a creative passion

    Your chief characteristic. Guilelessness

    Your idea of happiness. Discovering appreciation

    Your idea of misery. The suffering of innocents

    Your favorite color and flower. Yellow for joy; red for passion; green for
    life. Flower: ranunculas

    If not yourself, who would you be? I am meant to be me, but if I could
    choose to ‘layer-up’, I would give myself the attribute of a great mind.

    Where would you like to live? Where I am, but with better weather. :)

    Your favorite prose authors. I don’t read enough to be able to say.

    Your favorite poets. My mother.

    Your favorite painters and composers. Painters: how to choose from amongst the
    impressionists?? Gauguin is wonderful for his colours.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. People who work for good.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. As above.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Sadly, I am not well-read enough to
    adequately respond to this question.

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. As above.

    Your favorite food and drink. Fresh seafood; and good coffee.

    Your favorite names. Delphine; Igora; Catherine.

    Your pet aversion. Pointless arguing.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? All who committed atrocities
    against innocents.

    What is your present state of mind? Contentedness.

    For what fault have you most toleration? Indecisiveness.

    Your favorite motto. “Work ‘Be’: the Who you Are.”

  • http://pilanaandcompany.blogspot.com.ar/ Constanza

    I so think this is the perfect way of wasting my time! Let’s do the whole damn thing!

    My favorite virtue – Knowledge in all its ways

    My favorite qualities in a man – Sense of humor, gentleness, knowledge, courage (As well) and a good ear.

    My favorite qualities in a woman – Style, determination, strength and

    My favorite occupation – Does blogger count? I’m so confuse in this one, maybe stylist or novelist, or journalist? Hahaha

    My chief characteristic – Honesty and style (I stand out because of how I dress because people where I live don’t really dress “pretty” for going out to the street, I do haha)

    My idea of happiness – Laying on a soft and comfortable sofa with “the one” and even though the sofa is small for both of you, you make it work fitting your bodies between each other. But you’re both doing something different. I’ll be reading a book and drinking hot chocolate.

    My idea of misery – loosing something I’ve been working on for very long time or someone I love.

    My favorite color and flower – Tarco’s or Jacaranda’s flower or Jasmines and I don’t really have a favorite color I love them all so much!

    If not myself, who would I be? – Any ginger! I’ve always wanted to be red haired

    Where would I like to live? – Manhattan, Palermo (Buenos Aires), Paris or London.

    My favorite prose authors – Jane Austen maybe?

    Your favorite poets – Borges!

    My favorite painters and composers – Van Gogh and Gershwin.

    MY favorite heroes in real life – Writers, they inspire me so much! And good designers or couturiers like Oscar de la Renta.

    My favorite heroines in real life – Well, any woman who has shown to be strong and deal with anything, Coco Chanel, Jane Austen, Frida Kahlo,

    My favorite heroes in fiction – Green lantern and Flash! Yeees! Oh and Poirot and Sherlock Holmes! I love detectives!

    My favorite heroines in fiction – Well, all the leading-ladies from Jane Austen’s books and Shadow from X-Men haha I love comics n.n

    My favorite food and drink – Avocado with kanikama and mayonnaise or Sushi and Orange juice.

    My favorite names – Nylo (Which doesn’t exist in real life, shame on real life), Roma, Frederick, Emma.

    My pet aversion – Being mocked, bullied or bother by anyone.

    What characters in history do I most dislike? – Hitler? Well on this one I’d have to go with Argentinian History and say Sarmiento, cause I didn’t like his story while reading it and besides he brought schools to Argentina!

    What is my present state of mind? – Too much to think about!

    For what fault have I most toleration? – Silliness and people who get distracted easily

    My favorite motto – “I don’t need easy, I just need possible”.

    http://pilanaandcompany.blogspot.com.ar/

  • http://twitter.com/ZouBahar Zou Bahar

    Your favorite virtue. Kindness

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Kindness

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Effortlessly strong

    Your favorite occupation. Writer

    Your chief characteristic. Passionate

    Your idea of happiness. Writing for a living (and very successful at that), the emancipation of animals from slavery (to humans), being able to speak fluent french (and not just conversational french), and having a third husband who is french, like my 2nd, (just a lot better+kinder), yoga, pilates and working out to be a consistent and important part of my life till my last breath.

    Your idea of misery. 8 billion people to feed

    Your favorite color and flower. Orchid, teal

    If not yourself, who would you be? A cross between Lady Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess of Devonshire in the 18th century and diane fossey

    Where would you like to live? Though I’m happy living in Malaysia (its always sunny here and the beaches and tropical jungles are great) I wouldnt mind having a chateau in France.

    Your favorite prose authors.

    Your favorite poets. Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Maya Angelou

    Your favorite painters and composers. Edward Hopper, Monet

    Your favorite heroes in real life. Tun Mahathir

    Your favorite heroines in real life. Dian Fossey

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Piscine Molitor Patel

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Jane Eyre

    Your favorite food and drink. Rocket Salade and green tea

    Your favorite names. Chloé, Alain

    Your pet aversion.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? George W. Bush, Tony Blair obviously

    What is your present state of mind? Restless

    For what fault have you most toleration? Rudeness

    Your favorite motto. Courage creates history

  • Jane Ashley

    Your favorite virtue….Patience

    Your favorite qualities in a man….intelligence, humor, confidence

    Your favorite qualities in a woman….strength, humor, kindness

    Your favorite occupation….law

    Your chief characteristic….vibrance

    Your idea of happiness….

    Your idea of misery.

    Your favorite color and flower…..purple and peonies

    If not yourself, who would you be? President.

    Where would you like to live? Seattle.

    Your favorite prose authors….Victor Hugo and Tolstoy

    Your favorite poets…..Neruda

    Your favorite painters and composers….Renoir and Stephen Sondheim

    Your favorite heroes in real life….my father and Ronald Reagan

    Your favorite heroines in real life….Beyonce Knowles and Jackie O

    Your favorite heroes in fiction….Harry Potter

    Your favorite heroines in fiction….Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre, Eponine (Les Mis)

    Your favorite food and drink….tomato basil soup and diet coke

    Your favorite names….Sarah-Charlotte, David, Leah

    Your pet aversion….CATS

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Napolean and Marie Antoinette

    What is your present state of mind? bored

    For what fault have you most toleration? shyness

    Your favorite motto. “Run your life, don’t let your life run you.”

  • Becca

    Your favorite virtue.
    discipline
    Your favorite qualities in a man.
    capability
    Your favorite qualities in a woman.
    kindness
    Your favorite occupation.
    artist
    Your chief characteristic.
    considerate, solitary
    Your idea of happiness.
    optimism
    Your idea of misery.
    lack of fresh air, sunlight and time to walk
    Your favorite color and flower.
    magenta, peonies (or lilacs)
    If not yourself, who would you be?
    someone fabulous
    Where would you like to live?
    Rome
    Your favorite prose authors.
    Isabelle Allende
    Your favorite poets.
    Rumi
    Your favorite painters and composers.
    Pre-Raphaelites, Chopin
    Your favorite heroes in real life.
    father
    Your favorite heroines in real life.
    mother
    Your favorite food and drink.
    popcorn and hot chocolate
    Your favorite names.
    Ovid, Caleb
    Your pet aversion.
    agressiveness
    What characters in history do you most dislike?
    Nazis
    What is your present state of mind?
    nervous, guily
    For what fault have you most toleration?
    insecurity
    Your favorite motto.
    “Cultivate your garden”
    And though it’s been removed, I think it is considerably enlightening to think about how you would die if the option were yours.
    old lady skydiving accident

  • Jaguar Zinnias

    Your favorite virtue. Honesty.
    Your favorite qualities in a man. Intelligence, Sense of Humor, Trustiness.
    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Intelligence, Sence of Humor, Trustiness.
    Your favorite occupation. Curator.
    Your chief characteristic. Being ridiculous?
    Your idea of happiness. A fulfilling job, a close-knit family, and a disposable income.
    Your idea of misery. Living in fear/stagnation.
    Your favorite color and flower. Gray or Pink, white orchids or tulips
    If not yourself, who would you be? No idea.
    Where would you like to live? A brownstone in New York or double gallery in New Orleans
    Your favorite prose authors. Don Delillo, David Foster Wallace, Jane Austen, Joan Didion
    Your favorite poets. T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound
    Your favorite painters and composers. Satie, Chopin, Reich, and there is no possible way I can narrow down my favorite painter
    Your favorite heroes in real life. My family.
    Your favorite heroines in real life. Oh, ok, well also my family. And Hilary Clinton.
    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Jeez… Neville Longbottom?
    Your favorite heroines in fiction. fjsakfj;alfjsa… Elizabeth Bennet, Sydney Bristow, a billion others
    Your favorite food and drink. Water, Jamaica, coffee, any kind of carbs
    What is your present state of mind? Procrastination mode.
    Your favorite motto. Make good decisions.

  • kate

    Your favorite virtue- compassion

    Your favorite qualities in a man- humorous, honest.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman- boldness

    Your favorite occupation- writer

    Your chief characteristic- independent

    Your idea of happiness- freely roaming the streets of paris, not tied down by a schedule,able to freely and thoroughly enjoy all the content the world has to offer. pastries required, bicycle optional.

    Your idea of misery- burrowing so deeply into a place of despair inside my mind that I cannot easily find a way out.

    Your favorite color and flower- yellow, peony.

    Where would you like to live? paris, naturally.

    Your favorite prose authors- jeffrey eugenides, ernest hemingway, david sedaris, joan didion, dave eggers, david foster wallace

    Your favorite poets- charles baudelaire, e.e. cummings, ezra pound, pablo neruda, william wordsworth, dorothy parker

    Your favorite painters and composers- georgia o’keefe, pablo picasso, henri matisse, edgar degas, george gershwin, dustin o’halloran, erik satie, camille saint saens, claude debussy

    Your favorite heroes in real life- woody allen

    Your favorite heroines in real life- my mother and nora ephron

    Your favorite heroes in fiction- sydney carton

    Your favorite heroines in fiction- scout finch

    Your favorite names- saoirse, suzanna, ronan, darragh, clemence, manon, hugo

    What is your present state of mind? nostalgic, tinged with anxiety yet ambition

  • benbenasc

    Hi MR, great article again, thank you!!

    I have a somewhat different but still burning question for you. How do you feel about the whole IM-resembling-collection-wave in the fashion industry these days? Take Mango, Zara, H&M’s upcoming summer collection, the swedish brand Hunkeydory http://columbine.freshnet.se/2012/11/30/hunkydory-ss13/ and prob also others larger brands. Both from the aspect of creativity, the fact that they resembles sometimes are VERY strong (where does the acceptable border of “plagiarism” go in the fashion industry”), and from the perspective of serving the consumers who realistically are willing (and I am as well) to buy a cheaper IM looking version in heart beat?

    Would really appreciate your thoughts on this :-)

    xx

    • Leandra Medine

      It’s touchy but not ridiculous to assume that if modifications and adaptions of an otherwise expensive garment (or full collection, I suppose) are reinterpreted at a more accessible price point, people will pounce. I can’t tell you how to spend your money and I also can’t tell you that I don’t shop at Zara but if you’re so conflicted about the uncanny similarities–the answer to whether or not you should indulge likely rests right there.

  • Natalie

    Your favorite virtue: Love, kindness

    Your favorite qualities in a man: Honesty, empathy, courage

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: Same as above

    Your favorite occupation: Artist (in any sense of the word)

    Your chief characteristic: Vivacious

    Your idea of happiness: To be healthy, carefree and surrounded by family

    Your idea of misery: Boredom, loneliness, illness

    Your favorite color and flower: Green and wildflowers

    If not yourself, who would you be?: I always wanted to be a Spice Girl ;)

    Where would you like to live?: Northern California… And I must always live near the water

    Your favorite prose authors: J.D. Salinger, Anne Lamott

    Your favorite poets: Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Henry David Thoreau

    Your favorite painters and composers: Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt… I’m not very familiar with composers.

    Your favorite heroes in real life: My brother

    Your favorite heroines in real life: My mother and grandmother

    Your favorite heroes in fiction: Atticus Finch

    Your favorite heroines in fiction: Meggie in “The Thorn Birds” is a heroine to me

    Your favorite food and drink: Grilled salmon… Bread (!)… Ginger ale with bitters

    Your favorite names: Tovi, Naomi, Evangeline

    Your pet aversion: Arrogance

    What characters in history do you most dislike?: Hitler

    What is your present state of mind?: Just taking life one day at a time

    For what fault have you most toleration? Impatience and not being punctual… I can relate

    Your favorite motto. “Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!” -Christian D. Larson

  • Maya

    Your favorite virtue: supportiveness

    Your favorite qualities in a man: intelligent, caring, interesting

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: funny, intelligent, empathetic

    Your favorite occupation: journalism… or music… or music journalism!

    Your chief characteristic: interested

    Your idea of happiness: good food, good music, good setting, no stress

    Your idea of misery: the suburbs.

    Your favorite color and flower: black (I know it’s not a color, but humor me.) and scabiosa

    If not yourself, who would you be? Billy Holiday. for sure.

    Where would you like to live? New York City

    Your favorite prose authors. Jack Kerouac, John Grogan, Cory Doctorow

    Your favorite poets: Allen Ginsburg, Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson

    Your favorite painters and composers: Picasso, Banksy, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich

    Your favorite heroes in real life: My cousins

    Your favorite heroines in real life: Marie Colvin, Katherine Hepburn

    Your favorite heroes in fiction: Jason Bourne, James Bond, Marcus Yallow

    Your favorite heroines in fiction: Hermione Granger

    Your favorite food and drink: fried rice and non-fat lattes

    Your favorite names: Dodger, Jamie, Alex

    Your pet aversion: Cats

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon

    What is your present state of mind? Tired

    For what fault have you most toleration? Hot guys being obnoxious

    Your favorite motto: “It’s impossible to live without failing in something unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default.”-J.K. Rowling

  • http://twitter.com/meguigsb Megui Gómez-Sala

    Your favorite virtue. KINDHEARTNESS

    Your favorite qualities in a man. CHIVALRY

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. TENDERNESS

    Your favorite occupation. SOMETHING WHICH MADE ME HAPPY AND WOULD BE ENOUGH FOR A LIVING

    Your chief characteristic. ENTHUSIASTIC.

    Your idea of happiness. FAMILY

    Your idea of misery. LONLINESS

    Your favorite color and flower. GREY AND CAMELLIA

    If not yourself, who would you be? A MORE FABOULOUS VERSION OF ME

    Where would you like to live? NYC

    Your favorite prose authors. OSCAL WILDE

    Your favorite poets. RUBEN DARÍO

    Your favorite painters and composers. RUBENS, GRAU-SALA, MOZART, ROSSINI

    Your favorite heroes in real life. DAD

    Your favorite heroines in real life. MOM

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. BATMAN AND SHELDON COOPER AS FLASH

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. TESA ALTMAN

    Your favorite food and drink. NUTELLA AND WATER, COCA-COLA, MOJITO

    Your favorite names. ERNESTO (Earnest), ALEJANDRA, MARGARITA

    Your pet aversion. RUDE PEOPLE IN GENERAL

    What characters in history do you most dislike? I CAN’T TELL, TOUGH I’VE HEARD OF LOTS OF THEM, I’VE MET NONE.

    What is your present state of mind? SLEEPY

    For what fault have you most toleration? BEING LATE

    Your favorite motto. MEMENTO AUDERE SEMPRE (Always remeber those who dared)

  • theflashbanggiveaway

    Your favorite virtue: wisdom

    Your favorite qualities in a man: kindness

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: strength

    Your favorite occupation: artist

    Your chief characteristic: independence

    Your idea of happiness: freedom

    Your idea of misery: being trapped

    Your favorite color and flower: every color (depends what it’s next to and how much), wild flowers

    If not yourself, who would you be: something I can’t imagine

    Where would you like to live? In a bigger apartment, right here in nyc

    Your favorite prose authors:

    Your favorite poets: Sherman Alexie, Maya Angelou

    Your favorite painters and composers: Composers none. Painters, too many to name and too many whose names are unrecorded.

    Your favorite heroes in real life: people who get back up and don’t push other
    people down.

    Your favorite heroines in real life: people who get back up, and don’t push other
    people down.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction:

    Your favorite heroines in fiction: Fleur Pillager

    Your favorite food and drink: tea, fresh berries, home made biscuits/bannock

    Your favorite names: Otsitsya, Jane, Owen, Marlowe

    Your pet aversion: squeamishness

    What characters in history do you most dislike: agents of colonial violence

    What is your present state of mind: pensive

    For what fault have you most toleration: forgetfulness (for my husband)

    Your favorite motto: Dynamite comes in small packages

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  • A

    Your favorite virtue. – Persevering conviction

    Your favorite qualities in a man. – Strong Morals, Respect for those that you can help, and challenging the authority of those without the first two.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. – Honesty, passionate devotion, caring and understanding.

    Your favorite occupation. – An entrepreneur of sound morals and strong sense of ingenuity

    Your chief characteristic. – A few months ago I could of answered this no problem. With all that’s been flipped upside down in my life lately, it is too soon to say. It is looking to be a character building experience, just too soon to say which characteristics will come out on top.

    Your idea of happiness. – Making the person I love most in this world happy.

    Your idea of misery. – My life right now, the loss of the person who means most to me in life.

    Your favorite color and flower. – Violet Tulips (not mine, but hers)

    If not yourself, who would you be? – Who ever is fortunate enough to be spending time with her at any given moment.

    Where would you like to live? – Someone once told me “People are more important than places” I have learned that one the hard way.

    Your favorite prose authors. – Malcolm Gladwell

    Your favorite poets. Winston Churchill (not really a poet, but has laid out some powerful words), Robert Frost, & Edger Allen Poe.

    Your favorite painters and composers. – Banksy

    Your favorite heroes in real life. – My perspectives on life are chaining to much right now to be able to say with any real conviction

    Your favorite heroines in real life. – ” ”

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. – Makes me realize I need to read more fiction :(

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. – ” ” I like mythology, but listing them seems cliché

    Your favorite food and drink. – Lobster and ginger ale. Not together though :)

    Your favorite names. Carolyn

    Your pet aversion. – Ferrets. They stink and are noisy.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? – Kim Jong Il & Bernie Madoff

    What is your present state of mind? – Introspective

    For what fault have you most toleration? – Stubbornness

    Your favorite motto. – “Learn from yesterday; live for today; hope for tomorrow”
    “Live your life without regret. Don’t be someone who they’ll forget.”
    “I have learned more from my mistakes than my successes”

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  • http://www.injackiesshoes.com/ Alexandra

    My husband and I answered these over dinner last night, and I ended up learning some new things about him. It also made me stop and think about what my most defining characteristic is (because I never think about that). Thanks for the idea! I’d love to hear your answers!
    xo,
    Ali

  • CJ

    For what fault have you most toleration?

    The San Andreas Fault is a good one, I guess.

    -CJ
    publicrevival.com

  • CJ

    I must also add, Leandra, that every single time I comment on here, I fail the Captcha about ten times before finally getting it right and it makes me feel incompetent and blind.

    -CJ
    publicrevival.com

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      If you connect with another profile, you don’t have to enter it at all :)

  • lauren

    My favorite qualities in both a man and woman are a sense of humor and loyalty to family and friends!! My idea of happiness is loving oneself so I can truly love others!

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

  • Jiva

    Your favorite virtue.
    Kindness.
    Your favorite qualities in a man.
    Introvert. Intellectual. Unjudgemental.
    Your favorite qualities in a woman.
    Complexity.
    Your favorite occupation.
    Scientist in a lab.
    Your chief characteristic.
    Reflective.
    Your idea of happiness.
    Spending time with friends, family and a copious amount of wine.
    Your idea of misery
    Having only myself as a constant companion.
    Your favorite color and flower.
    Olive green. Sunflower.
    If not yourself, who would you be?
    Ana Karina circa 1960-1970.
    Where would you like to live?
    Brooklyn.
    Your favorite prose authors.
    Mikhael Bulgakov. Herman Hesse. Vladimir Nabokov. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
    Your favorite poets.
    Sylvia Plath. Pablo Neruda.
    Your favorite painters and composers.
    Gustav Klimt. Roy Lichtenstein.
    Your favorite heroes in real life.
    Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Darwin.
    Your favorite heroines in real life.
    Aretha Franklin.
    Your favorite heroes in fiction.
    Protagonist of Tomorrow in the Battlefield Think of Me.
    Your favorite heroines in fiction.
    Sacha Savaroff (The world is like that). Sabina (The unbearable lightness of being). Tatyana (Evgeney Onegin).
    Your favorite food and drink.
    Fries and coffee.
    Your favorite names.
    Izanami. Damion.
    Your pet aversion.
    Driving a motorized vehicle.
    What characters in history do you most dislike?
    Stalin.
    What is your present state of mind?
    Apathy.
    For what fault have you most toleration?
    Ignorance.
    Your favorite motto.
    Move forward. This never happened.

  • Johanna Linnéa Persson

    Your favorite virtue. Truth.

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Humbleness.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Courage.

    Your favorite occupation. Trying something completely new.

    Your chief characteristic. Life enthusiast.

    Your idea of happiness. Serenity in life/purpose.

    Your idea of misery. Our senses taken away from us.

    Your favorite color and flower. White & lotus flower.

    If not yourself, who would you be? A Hollywood star during the 1950′s.

    Where would you like to live? On a beach, in a country where it’s never below 18 celsius.

    Your favorite prose authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Emily Brontë, Joyce Carol Oates.

    Your favorite poets. Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Brontë, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou.

    Your favorite painters and composers. Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Peter Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. Jesus Christ, my father, C.S Lewis.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. My mother, Jane Austen, Marilyn Monroe.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. The Drover from “Australia”.

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Jane Eyre, Leia Skywalker.

    Your favorite food and drink. My mom’s bojabes & home-made ginger beer.

    Your favorite names. Abigail, Noah, Joshua.

    Your pet aversion. A labradoodle (because of its fluffy, curly hair & vivacious personality).

    What characters in history do you most dislike? The ones intoxicated with a mad urge for power and dominance.

    What is your present state of mind? In the midst of reveries.

    For what fault have you most toleration? Being human.

    Your favorite motto. “I’m not bitter. Why should I be bitter? I’m thrilled to death with life. Life is—if the way God has given it to me was just a platter—a golden platter of life laid out there for me. It’s been beautiful.” Johnny Cash

    How would you die if the option were yours? The Euthanasia Coaster.

  • Felicity

    Your favourite virtue. – Loyalty.
    Your favourite qualities in a man. – Humour and kindness.
    Your favourite qualities in a woman. – Humour and self respect.
    Your favourite occupation. – Writer.
    Your chief characteristic. – Terrible sense of humour.
    Your idea of happiness. – Love that isn’t destructive.
    Your idea of misery. – Love that is destructive.
    Your favourite colour and flower. – Rainbow colours and chrysanthemums.
    If not yourself, who would you be? – Someone with more tolerance and longer legs.
    Where would you like to live? – 1920s Paris. More realistically; London, or New York.
    Your favourite prose authors. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, JD Salinger, William Boyd (Any Human Heart is remarkable), Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote.
    Your favourite poets. – Sylvia Plath
    Your favourite painters. – Picasso, Matisse, Monet.
    Your favourite heroines in fiction. – Matilda.
    Your favorite food and drink. – Mashed potato. Chocolate. Lemon martinis (out) and red wine (in)
    Your pet aversions. – Arrogance and sycophancy.
    What characters in history do you most dislike? – Hitler, probably.
    What is your present state of mind? Worried, hungry and slightly sad.
    For what fault have you most toleration? – Lateness

    Death-wise, I think I’d like to go in my sleep with no pain, after spending time with the people (and dogs) I love best.

    Stop making me think, Leandra! x

    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://twitter.com/CassandraMLopez Cassandra Lopez

    Your favorite virtue- BRUTAL honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a man- The ability to be patient, understanding and honest, all at the same time

    Your favorite qualities in a woman- See above, with the addition of good hair.

    Your favorite occupation- I’ve been working in tattoo shops my whole life. It doesn’t suck to be surrounded by creativity 24/7

    Your chief characteristic- The ability to be empathetic

    Your idea of happiness- Traveling

    Your idea of misery- Being forced to stay in one place for the rest of my life

    Your favorite color and flower- Purple (all shades) and Lillies

    If not yourself, who would you be?- Somebody with tolerance

    Where would you like to live?- I’m happy where I am- NY

    Your favorite food and drink- Anything sweet & my mothers coffee

    Your pet aversion- Legitimate Liars

    What is your present state of mind? Content

    For what fault have you most toleration? eh, I’m pretty intolerant! =X

    Your favorite motto- If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

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  • Liz Greene

    Your present state of mind: “ what is life if not a celebration, and what is celebration if not for life?” might just be one of the most fabulous statements I’ve ever heard and absorbed.

  • ML

    Your favorite virtue. Loyalty.

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Responsibility (shows manhood like no other).

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Sense of humor.

    Your favorite occupation. To do what I am best at.

    Your chief characteristic. Maturity.

    Your idea of happiness. Laughs in family.

    Your idea of misery. Loneliness away from family (which is redundant, whatsoever).

    Your favorite color and flower. Red, tulips.

    If not yourself, who would you be? A writer.

    Where would you like to live? Home, Venezuela.

    Your favorite prose authors. Is Gabriel Garcia Marquez a prose author?

    Your favorite poets. Pablo Neruda.

    Your favorite painters and composers. Picasso and… I don’t know.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. My father and husband.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. My mother and no more.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Harry Potter (which I strongly believe marked my generation behavior… Am I being too naïve?).

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.

    Your favorite food and drink. Pasta, sushi y “tajadas con queso” which means platains with cheese… so venezuelan.

    Your favorite names. Sofía and Andrés (Spanish names for Sophia and Andrew).

    Your pet aversion. Cats.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Karl Marx.

    What is your present state of mind? Trying to learn how to live one day at a time.

    For what fault have you most toleration? People whom I feel pity for.

    Your favorite motto. Semper fidelis.

    And though it’s been removed, I think it is considerably enlightening to think about how you would die if the option were yours. If you’ve already answered these questions, do it again! Revisiting Proust is never a bad idea.

    I’d ask G. a negotiation. Anytime, but without feeling it.

  • AshleyOlivia

    Your favorite virtue.
    Loyalty

    Your favorite qualities in a man.
    Kindness, a positive outlook on life, athleticism, the ability to chill-ax

    Your favorite qualities in a woman.
    Reliability, intelligence, humor

    Your favorite occupation.
    Whatever Joan Rivers does.

    Your chief characteristic.
    Charming awkwardness.

    Your idea of happiness.
    A shopping trip with my mom. (But a very close second is accessorizing in the morning, which includes a cup of coffee.)

    Your idea of misery.
    Grading composition papers.

    Your favorite color and flower.
    Navy blue and poinsettas (such a shame that navy blue poinsettas don’t exist…)

    If not yourself, who would you be?
    Myself, but Queen of England (an in my own right, not because I married someone, bitches.)

    Where would you like to live?
    London

    Your favorite prose authors.
    Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, Frances Burney, Sue Monk Kidd

    Your favorite poets.
    Pope, Wordsworth, Yeats

    Your favorite painters and composers.
    Gainsborough, Reynolds, Haydn, Schubert, Copeland

    Your favorite heroes in real life.
    Obama

    Your favorite heroines in real life.
    Rachel Maddow, Katy Perry, the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II

    Your favorite heroes in fiction.
    Achilles, Lovelace, Tom Jones

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.
    Marianne Dashwood, Catherine Morland, Katniss Everdeen

    Your favorite food and drink.
    Stir fry with tofu, Cinnamon Dolce Latte

    Your favorite names.
    Olivia, Georgiana, Alexandra

    Your pet aversion.
    The only animals I’m averse to are monkeys, but you shouldn’t have them for pets anyway because they will eat your face.

    What characters in history do you most dislike?
    James Franco

    What is your present state of mind?
    Relaxed, but slightly hungry…

    For what fault have you most toleration?
    Scatterbrained-ness

    Your favorite motto.
    Bitches be crazy.

  • Jennifer

    Your favorite virtue – honesty
    Your favorite qualities in a man – nurturing
    Your favorite qualities in a woman – balls
    Your favorite occupation – fireman (they’re so sexy!)
    Your chief characteristic – anal retentiveness
    Your idea of happiness – inner peace
    Your idea of misery – current marital status
    Your favorite color and flower – violet blue and freesia
    If not yourself, who would you be? My friend Shaz – she finds joy in everything or fakes it
    Where would you like to live – San Luis Obispo or Lake Tahoe
    Your favorite prose authors – none
    Your favorite poets – again, none
    Your favorite painters and composers – Monet, O’Keefe (no composers)
    Your favorite heroes in real life – teachers because they put up with so much for so little
    Your favorite heroines in real life – see above
    Your favorite heroes in fiction – Dirty Harry
    Your favorite heroines in fiction – can’t think of any?
    Your favorite food and drink – french bread and lemonade
    Your favorite names – Kristen, Tyler
    Your pet aversion – organ meats
    What characters in history do you most dislike – Would George W. Bush count?
    What is your present state of mind – unhappy in life
    For what fault have you most toleration – I’m not very tolerant!
    Your favorite motto – you don’t lick it, you don’t stick it!

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  • kirsty

    Your favorite virtue. : righteousness

    Your favorite qualities in a man. boldness

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. STRENGTH

    Your favorite occupation. advocates-barristers

    Your chief characteristic. third-world-child

    Your idea of happiness. sitting in a cafe in paris sipping coffee. time stops then

    Your idea of misery. alone, cold, directionless

    Your favorite color and flower. navy, hydranges

    If not yourself, who would you be? tarzan, swingin on the trees

    Where would you like to live? Islington, LONDON a million times over

    Your favorite painters and composers. bach, beethoven, mozart, chopin, rachmaninoff

    Your favorite heroes in real life. advocates

    Your favorite heroines in real life. aung san suu kyi

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. atticus finch

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.

    Your favorite food and drink. sushi, soya flatwhite

    Your favorite names. josephine

    What characters in history do you most dislike? lenin, hitler, mao

    What is your present state of mind? clear and back-achy

    Your favorite motto.It always seems impossible, until it is done. – Nelson Mandela

  • Gada

    Your favorite virtue. Benevolence/compassion

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Thoughtfulness, intelligence,

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Confidence, integrity

    Your favorite occupation. Artist

    Your chief characteristic. Good

    Your idea of happiness. Peace

    Your idea of misery. Helplessness

    Your favorite color and flower. Dark purple, roses

    If not yourself, who would you be? Edie Sedgwick

    Where would you like to live? home, in the West Village

    Your favorite prose authors. Emerson

    Your favorite poets. Theodore Roethke, Poe

    Your favorite painters and composers. Klimt, Vivaldi

    Your favorite heroes in real life. Lincoln

    Your favorite heroines in real life. Joan of Arc

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Batman!

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Alice, in Alice in Wonderland

    Your favorite food and drink. Bread/Barolo

    Your favorite names. Coupella, Theodore

    Your pet aversion. Animals

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Hitler, Mao Zedong

    What is your present state of mind? Complacent, pensive

    For what fault have you most toleration? Procrastination

    Your favorite motto. “multum in parvo” much in little

  • Marcia Tennyson

    Your favorite virtue. Honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Honesty again. And Humor.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Loyalty. And will gossip with me, but keep my secrets!

    Your favorite occupation. Mom.

    Your chief characteristic. I’m laid back.

    Your idea of happiness. A night with friends and Miller Lite.

    Your idea of misery. College Bars.

    Your favorite color and flower. Black. Hydrangea.

    If not yourself, who would you be? My best friend.

    Where would you like to live? Madison, WI, where I grew up.

    Your favorite poets. Poe.

    Your favorite painters and composers. Van Gogh, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. My husband.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. My Best friends and Hilary Clinton.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Jacob.

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Hermine.

    Your favorite food and drink. Kogane Shrimp. White wine or Miller Lite

    Your favorite names. Oliver and Gabriel…my sons’ names.

    Your pet aversion. Dogs, chinchillas, birds, spiders. I only like Cats.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? The weak ones.

    What is your present state of mind? Pensive.

    For what fault have you most toleration? Indecision.

    Your favorite motto. How a person treats someone that can do nothing for them, is a measure of their character…ex waitress, bum on the street

  • lapetitemortxo

    Your idea of happiness. A pot of tea and a stack of books

    Your favorite color and flower. Mint green, Dutch hyacinths

    Your favorite prose authors. Curtis Sittenfeld, Junot Díaz, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll

    Your favorite poets. Wendy Cope, Robert Frost

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Tyrion Lavnister, Winnie the Pooh, Holden Caulfield

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Hermione Granger, Elizabeth Bennet, Stargirl Caraway, Daenerys Targaryen

    Your favorite names. Célèste (mine), Cosette, Lisbet, Eloise, Amélie, Madeline, Prudence, Willa, Margot, Jack, August, Archer, Elliot

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Andrew Jackson and the obvious ones

  • Ellen

    Your favorite virtue. Kindness

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Intelligence

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. Intelligence

    Your favorite occupation. something where I get to be creative

    Your chief characteristic. talkative

    Your idea of happiness. feeling safe but not bored

    Your idea of misery. boredom

    Your favorite color and flower. red, peony

    If not yourself, who would you be? an artist perhaps?

    Where would you like to live? Somewhere warm like the south of France or California

    Your favorite prose authors. Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh, Hilary Mantle,

    Your favorite poets. Homer. Or maybe he would count as prose? EE Cummings

    Your favorite painters and composers. Helene Billgren (Swedish artist/painter), Bach, Jagger-Richards

    Your favorite heroes in real life. Médecins sans frontiers

    Your favorite heroines in real life. as above

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Sherlock Holmes

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Jane Eyre, Harriet Vane

    Your favorite food and drink. My husband’s chili, really nice wine

    Your favorite names. Annie, Mattias

    Your pet aversion. Stupidity

    What characters in history do you most dislike? People who have instigated torture

    What is your present state of mind? Happy, excited

    For what fault have you most toleration? Forgetfulness

    Your favorite motto. Time heals all wounds

  • http://twitter.com/AleeeMarr Alejandra

    Oh my, just saw other people’s answers and I think I did mine wrong? Oooops.

  • http://twitter.com/navieh navie

    Your favorite virtue.: Honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a man.: a GOOD sense of humour, and a great smile

    Your favorite qualities in a woman.: kind eyes

    Your favorite occupation.: Flight Attendant

    Your chief characteristic.: Friendly as can be.

    Your idea of happiness.: travelling with the one I love

    Your idea of misery.: Losing anyone I love

    Your favorite color and flower.: Black, and Lily

    If not yourself, who would you be?: my brother

    Where would you like to live?: Belle Ile en Mer, Bretagne, France

    Your favorite prose authors.: Hemmingway

    Your favorite poets.: singers

    Your favorite painters and composers.: My mother in law

    Your favorite heroes in real life.: my dad

    Your favorite heroines in real life.: haven’t found one yet..

    Your favorite heroes in fiction.: Robin, of Batman

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.: Veronika in Veronika decides to die.

    Your favorite food and drink.: Afghan Food & Mango Nectar

    Your favorite names.: Ariana and Charlie

    Your pet aversion.: People who are two faced. OMG.

    What characters in history do you most dislike?: Hitler.

    What is your present state of mind? Calm

    For what fault have you most toleration? People who cancel on you last minute

    Your favorite motto.: Carpe Diem

    and voilà!

  • Dorie {BrooklynSalt}

    I can’t wait to fill out my Proust. This post also led me to Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire which seems like a fab gift idea.

  • Jennifer of Adventure Often

    Your favorite virtue. ABUNDANCE

    Your favorite qualities in a man. GENTLEMANLINESS

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. CONFIDENCE

    Your favorite occupation. FASHION BLOGGER, TRAVELER, FASHION DESIGNER

    Your chief characteristic. ADVENTURE!

    Your idea of happiness. UNLIMITED FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY, LOVE, TRAVEL, POSITIVITY, & BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES + HOMES.

    Your idea of misery. 9-5. CUBICLE. POVERTY MINDSET.

    Your favorite color and flower. PEACH & FUSHIA. HYDRANGEAS + FRESH PICKED ROSES

    If not yourself, who would you be? OLIVIA PALERMO, BUT JUST FOR A WEEK OR SO.

    Where would you like to live? ALL OVER… NYC, PARIS, TOKYO, OUTSIDE MILAN, VENICE, COSTA RICA, BALI, & MORE!

    Your favorite prose authors. DEEPAK CHOPRA.

    Your favorite poets. DOCTOR SEUSS

    Your favorite painters and composers. ROTHKO, WARHOL. MOZART.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. YOU!

    Your favorite heroines in real life. OH I MEAN, YOU HERE! (you’re fiercely yourself, of course I picked you!)

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. PRINCE CHARMING.

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. MY MIND.

    Your favorite food and drink. FRESH GREEN FIGS, AMAZING ALOO PARANTHA, FRESH GREEN JUICE.

    Your favorite names. SAINT NICHOLAS (even though I’m Jewish)

    Your pet aversion. I DON’T LIKE CATS.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? I THINK CONFEDERATE LEADERS ARE OVERRATED (I live in the South, we lost the war, OK?)

    What is your present state of mind?I JUST MEDITATED!

    For what fault have you most toleration? SHYNESS

    Your favorite motto. I AM POSITIVELY EXPECTING GREAT RESULTS, NO MATTER WHAT I SEE IN FROM OF ME. THE UNIVERSE IS REARRANGING ITSELF FOR MY BEST INTEREST RIGHT NOW. :)

  • THEABRAHAM

    Your favorite virtue. DRESSING

    Your favorite qualities in a man. HIS PROFESSION

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. HER SCENT

    Your favorite occupation. LOVER

    Your chief characteristic. DARK HUMOR

    Your idea of happiness. HET MODEPALEIS

    Your idea of misery. COMMERCE

    Your favorite color and flower. WHITE AND GARDENIAS

    If not yourself, who would you be? HARTNETT’S GIRLFRIEND

    Where would you like to live? STILL NEW YORK

    Your favorite prose authors. PROBABLY HARUKI MURAKAMI

    Your favorite poets.

    Your favorite painters and composers. INDONESIAN PAINTER SRIHADI, FRANCK

    Your favorite heroes in real life. MY BETTER SELF

    Your favorite heroines in real life. MY FEMALE BETTER SELF

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. STILL BRUCE WAYNE

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. BLAIR WALDORF

    Your favorite food and drink. BURGER AND WINE

    Your favorite names. BENJAMIN, IRFANO, ANJASMORO, JOSHUA

    Your pet aversion. NON INTIMACY

    What characters in history do you most dislike? PROBABLY LUCIFER?

    What is your present state of mind? JUST DO IT, SWOOSH!

    For what fault have you most toleration? WHITE LIES

    Your favorite motto. DREAM ON, BUT DONT IMAGINE THEY’LL ALL COME TRUE (VIENNA – BILLY JOEL)

  • http://twitter.com/pramache Pramache

    Your favorite virtue.- Honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a man.-Intelligence

    Your favorite qualities in a woman.-Friendliness

    Your favorite occupation.-Chef

    Your chief characteristic.-Wittiness

    Your idea of happiness.-Waking up everyday and loving everything that I see.

    Your idea of misery.-Being surrounded by people who are fake.

    Your favorite color and flower.-Pink / Hydrangea

    If not yourself, who would you be? -Victoria Beckham

    Where would you like to live?-Big Sur

    Your favorite prose authors.-T.S. Eliot and Chaucer

    Your favorite poets.-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Your favorite painters and composers.-Van Gogh, Pieter Brughel the Elder, Tchaikovsky

    Your favorite heroes in real life.-My Husband

    Your favorite heroines in real life.-My Sister

    Your favorite heroes in fiction.-Pip in Great Expectations

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.-Jane Eyre, Madame Bovary

    Your favorite food and drink.-Sushi, Strawberry Lemonade

    Your favorite names.- Sloane and Maciel

    Your pet aversion.- Being Late

    What characters in history do you most dislike?- Napoleon and Oueen Victoria

    What is your present state of mind?- Chaotic

    For what fault have you most toleration? – The ignorance of youth..life will teach you all you need to know

    Your favorite motto.- Je Pense, Donc Je Suis.

  • Karina Ibelis

    Your favorite virtue: DREAMER
    Your favorite qualities in a man: HONESTY
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: SELF-RESPECT
    Your favorite occupation: ALL ABOUT FASHION
    Your chief characteristic: LEADERSHIP
    Your idea of happiness: HEALTH + MY BABY GIRL+ DO WHAT YOU LOVE
    Your idea of misery: LIVE WITHOUT LOVE
    Your favorite color and flower: BLUE + RED ROSES
    If not yourself, who would you be? MY LITTLE GIRL
    Where would you like to live? ITALY OR PARIS
    Your favorite heroes in real life: MY DAD
    Your favorite heroines in real life: MY MOM
    Your favorite heroes in fiction: IRONMAN .. HE HAS ATTITUDE hahaha
    Your favorite food and drink: PIZZA + SWEET DRINKS
    Your favorite names: DIANA ISABELLA (THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER :) )
    What is your present state of mind? A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
    Your favorite motto: I HAVE TWO: IN GOD I TRUST … YEAH LIKE DOLLARS :)! AND Everything is possible for one who believes!!
    Xoxo,
    Karina Ibelis
    http://karinaibelis19.wordpress.com

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    Your favorite virtue: DREAMER
    Your favorite qualities in a man: HONESTY
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: SELF-RESPECT
    Your favorite occupation: ALL ABOUT FASHION
    Your chief characteristic: LEADERSHIP
    Your idea of happiness: HEALTH + MY BABY GIRL+ DO WHAT YOU LOVE
    Your idea of misery: LIVE WITHOUT LOVE
    Your favorite color and flower: BLUE + RED ROSES
    Where would you like to live? ITALY OR PARIS
    Your favorite heroes in real life: MY DAD
    Your favorite heroines in real life: MY MOM
    Your favorite heroes in fiction: IRONMAN .. HE HAS ATTITUDE hahaha
    Your favorite food and drink: PIZZA + SWEET DRINKS
    Your favorite names: DIANA ISABELLA (THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER :) )
    What is your present state of mind? A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
    Your favorite motto: I HAVE TWO: IN GOD I TRUST … YEAH LIKE DOLLARS :)! AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE WHO BELIEVES !!

    Xoxo,
    Karina Ibelis
    http://karinaibelis19.wordpress.com

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    Your favorite virtue: DREAMER
    Your favorite qualities in a man: HONESTY
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: SELF-RESPECT
    Your favorite occupation: ALL ABOUT FASHION
    Your chief characteristic: LEADERSHIP
    Your idea of happiness: HEALTH + MY BABY GIRL+ DO WHAT YOU LOVE
    Your idea of misery: LIVE WITHOUT LOVE
    Your favorite color and flower: BLUE + RED ROSES
    Where would you like to live? ITALY OR PARIS
    Your favorite heroes in real life: MY DAD
    Your favorite heroines in real life: MY MOM
    Your favorite heroes in fiction: IRONMAN .. HE HAS ATTITUDE hahaha
    Your favorite food and drink: PIZZA + SWEET DRINKS
    Your favorite names: DIANA ISABELLA (THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER :) )
    What is your present state of mind? A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
    Your favorite motto: I HAVE TWO: IN GOD I TRUST … YEAH LIKE DOLLARS :)! AND Everything is possible for one who believes!!

    Xoxo,
    Karina Ibelis
    http://karinaibelis19.wordpress.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Patterson-Brinkerhoff/1472905916 Julie Patterson Brinkerhoff

    Your favorite virtue. Compassion

    Your favorite qualities in a man. Loyalty

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. INdependence

    Your favorite occupation. Race car driver

    Your chief characteristic. Humor

    Your idea of happiness. Waking up at my mom’s house when I’m visiting and having coffee with her in the wee hours of the morning.

    Your idea of misery. Watching those I love drown themselves in self-pity and destruction

    Your favorite color and flower. Blue and daffodil

    If not yourself, who would you be? Proust

    Where would you like to live? I’m here. In the country.

    Your favorite prose authors. Sheila Murphy

    Your favorite poets. Billy Collins

    Your favorite painters and composers. Picasso, Kandinsky and Mattisse

    Your favorite heroes in real life. My brother

    Your favorite heroines in real life. My mother

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. None

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. None

    Your favorite food and drink. Taco Bell and Bailey’s on the rocks

    Your favorite names. Savannah, Shelby and Lucas

    Your pet aversion. People who believe everything they read or hear.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Anyone who purported to be a God.

    What is your present state of mind? Disdain due to my slow recovery from the migraine from hell. But generally, unapologetic for becoming who I am, finally.

    For what fault have you most toleration? I lack the ability to tolerate a lot of bullshit, so this I would have to think about, a lot.

    Your favorite motto. Always be yourself, but if you can’t be yourself, be a unicorn.

  • Kathryn M.

    Your favorite virtue. KINDNESS
    Your favorite qualities in a man. HUMOR & WIT
    Your favorite qualities in a woman. INDEPENDENCE & CREATIVITY
    Your favorite occupation. MUSICIAN AND SCHOLAR
    Your chief characteristic. FRIENDLINESS
    Your idea of happiness. HAVING WONDERFUL FRIENDS
    Your idea of misery. BEING FRIENDLESS
    Your favorite color and flower. RED / IRIS
    If not yourself, who would you be? I’M PRETTY GOOD WITH ME.
    Where would you like to live? AUSTIN, TEXAS OR SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
    Your favorite prose authors. LOUISE ERDRICH, JEANEATTE WINTERSON, BONNIE JO CAMPBELL
    Your favorite poets. MARIANNE MOORE, ADRIENNE RICH
    Your favorite painters and composers. ODILON REDON, JOSEPH CORNELL, SOROLLA / BRAHMS, BORODIN, BERLIN
    Your favorite heroes in real life. MY FRIENDS
    Your favorite heroines in real life. STILL, MY FRIENDS. AND MY MOM (1947-2001)
    Your favorite heroes in fiction. DANIEL SEMPERE
    Your favorite heroines in fiction. HARRIET THE SPY
    Your favorite food and drink. SCALLOPS, VANILLA MILKSHAKE
    Your favorite names. MARI, MALIA, ANA, RAFAEL
    Your pet aversion. UNKINDNESS
    What characters in history do you most dislike? RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC, SEXIST JERKS
    What is your present state of mind? SLIGHTLY ANXIOUS
    For what fault have you most toleration? INTERRUPTERITIS
    Your favorite motto. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMETHING YOU DON’T. LEARN FROM THEM.

  • Rachel Love

    Your favorite virtue:
    Tolerance

    Your favorite qualities
    in a man: Assertiveness

    Your favorite qualities
    in a woman: Strength

    Your favorite occupation:
    Costume Designer

    Your chief
    characteristic: Boldness

    Your idea of happiness:
    To love and be loved

    Your idea of misery:
    Heartache

    Your favorite color and
    flower: Green, Gardenias

    If not yourself, who
    would you be: I can’t imagine not being me. I like me.

    Where would you like to
    live: Versailles

    Your favorite prose
    authors: Edgar Allen Poe

    Your favorite poets: John
    Keats

    Your favorite painters and
    composers: Jackson Pollock, Giuseppe Verdi

    Your favorite heroes in
    real life: Gandhi

    Your favorite heroines in
    real life: Audrey Hepburn

    Your favorite heroes in
    fiction: Batman

    Your favorite heroines in
    fiction: Elizabeth Bennet

    Your favorite food and
    drink: Mexican, Bellini’s

    Your favorite names:
    Elliot (boy or girl), Jackson and Annabelle

    Your pet aversion: Flakiness

    What characters in
    history do you most dislike: Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush

    What is your present
    state of mind: Functioning

    For what fault have you
    most toleration: Stupidity of Youth

    Your favorite motto: Knowing what you cannot do
    is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. –
    Lucille Ball

  • Sarrie

    Your favorite virtue. HUMILITY.

    Your favorite qualities in a man. CONFIDENCE, RESPECT, STRENGTH OF CHARACTER

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. HONESTY

    Your favorite occupation. DESIGNING

    Your chief characteristic. GENIUNINE NON-CHOLANTNESS

    Your idea of happiness. DOING MY FAVORITE OCCUPATION AS A LIVING

    Your idea of misery. BEING STUCK DOING OTHER STUFF. REALITY. BUT IM STILL HAPPY:)

    Your favorite color and flower. BLACK. ROSES.

    If not yourself, who would you be? A PERSON THATS MORE CAPABLE, GOOD AT SOCIALIZING AND NOT GAINING WEIGHT.

    Where would you like to live? A FARM WITH HORSES/CONDO IN THE CITY

    Your favorite prose authors.

    Your favorite poets. NONE

    Your favorite painters and composers.

    Your favorite heroes in real life. THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE

    Your favorite heroines in real life. MARGERET THATCHER

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. RONALD REAGAN

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. QUEEN ESTHER

    Your favorite food and drink. MANDLE BREAD WITH COFFEE

    Your favorite names.

    Your pet aversion. BABY CHICK

    What characters in history do you most dislike? HITLER

    What is your present state of mind? BORED AND WAITING FOR THE CLOCK TO STRIKE 6.

    For what fault have you most toleration? LACK OF REMEMBERENCE

    Your favorite motto. IF YOU CANT ORIGINATE, DONT IMITATE.

    IF THE OPTION WERE MINE, HOW TO PASS ON? I WOULD SAY, IN MY SLEEP I GUESS.

  • Catherine Solomon

    favorite virtue: honesty
    favorite qualities in a man: selflessness & wit
    favorite qualities in a woman: strong willed
    favorite occupation: purposeful
    chief characteristic:sarcasm
    idea of happiness: on the beach with margaritas and a hott boy
    idea of misery: more than 8 hour work days
    favorite color and flower: amethyst & sunflowers
    If not yourself, who would you be: white orchid
    Where would you like to live? Tuscany, Italia
    favorite poets: CS Lewis
    favorite heroines in real life: birth mothers, freakin’ ouch.
    favorite food and drink: bloody marys and the dressing inside them.
    What characters in history do you most dislike: has Borat died yet?
    present state of mind? Hungry
    favorite motto: You do you, and umma do me. – some rapper
    How to die? satisfied and aware

  • Hayley

    Also known as… “The Ultimate Myspace Survey”

  • Leila

    Your favorite virtue: bravery

    Your favorite qualities in a man: loyalty

    Your favorite occupation: politician and fashionista

    Your chief characteristic: cultured

    Your idea of happiness: sitting in a cafe drinking turkish coffee at a turkish cafe while gazing at the blue mosque (it used to be just sitting in a parisian cafe in cafe de flora on st. germain but I am kind of over paris).

    Your idea of misery: being alone, uninspired

    Your favorite color and flower: slate blue, white roses

    If not yourself, who would you be? a young sophia loren

    Where would you like to live? i’d live to be able to split the year between the US, the Middle East and Europe.

    Your favorite poets: Rumi

    Your favorite painters and composers: Picaso and Shardad Rohani especially for his song “epic” it is amazing

    Your favorite heroes in real life: mohamed booazizi for sacrificing his life and starting the arab spring

    Your favorite heroines in real life: hillary clinton

    Your favorite food and drink: hummus and dough

    Your favorite names: Asia

    Your pet aversion: hair in my food!

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Mao, Stalin, and many more

    What is your present state of mind? Focusing on school work

    Your favorite motto: a Persian motto: Khastan, Tavanestan art! (when there is a will there is a way!)

  • Leila

    Khastan, Tavanestan ast*

  • Anna

    Your favorite virtue: Honesty.

    Your favorite qualities in a man: Sense of humor

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: Independence

    Your favorite occupation: Journalist

    Your chief characteristic: Curiousity

    Your idea of happiness: Being surrounded with true friends.

    Your idea of misery: Loneliness and a lack of sense of purpose.

    Your favorite color and flower: Grey. Flower:squill.

    If not yourself, who would you be? Someone braver.

    Where would you like to live? Paris:)

    Your favorite prose authors. Niel Gaiman.

    Your favorite poets: Else Lasker-Schüler, Szymborska.

    Your favorite painters and composers. Gustav Klimt, Edvard Grieg, Salvador Dali.

    Your favorite heroes in real life.

    Your favorite heroines in real life. Simone De Beauvoir

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Sherlock Holmes

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Anne Sherley

    Your favorite food and drink. Cheese of all sorts. Jin and Tonic

    Your favorite names. Anna, Jane, Ahron.

    Your pet aversion. Racism.

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Hitler and Stalin.

    What is your present state of mind? Seriously amused.

    Your favorite motto. Knowledge is power.

  • geezi

    Your favorite virtue – Humility

    Your favorite qualities in a man – Honesty

    Your favorite qualities in a woman – Strength of Character

    Your favorite occupation – Fashion Stylist

    Your chief characteristic – Analytical & Balanced

    Your idea of happiness – A feeling of harmony with the world

    Your idea of misery – Public embarrasment

    Your favorite color and flower – White Frangipani

    If not yourself, who would you be – A strong & assertive woman

    Where would you like to live? French Country

    Your favorite prose authors – Jane Austen

    Your favorite painters and composers – Gustav Klimpt

    Your favorite food and drink – Fried Eggs, Sherbet

    Your favorite names – Ira, Norah

    Your pet aversion – Bad Breath

    What characters in history do you most dislike? – Hitler

    What is your present state of mind? Restless

    For what fault have you most toleration? Anger

    Your favorite motto. Don’t think too much, anyways it’s never worth it.

    How would i want to die? In my sleep

  • HelloMrsRobinson

    Your favorite virtue. compassion

    Your favorite qualities in a man. gallantry, kindness, humour

    Your favorite qualities in a woman. self-esteem, kindness, humour

    Your favorite occupation. Whatever makes you happy

    Your chief characteristic. Optimism

    Your idea of happiness. A sunny, warm day spent on the beach

    Your idea of misery. A rainy cold day stuck outside without an umbrella

    Your favorite color and flower. Red and the Poppy

    If not yourself, who would you be? a hot man

    Where would you like to live? Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong

    Your favorite prose authors. Adam Gopnik,Albert Camus, Edith Wharton

    Your favorite poets. T.S. Eliot, Mary Oliver

    Your favorite painters and composers. Alex Katz, George Bellows, Erik Satie, Sergei Prokofiev

    Your favorite heroes in real life. I am not quite sure

    Your favorite heroines in real life. Dr Christiane Northrup

    Your favorite heroes in fiction. Odysseus

    Your favorite heroines in fiction. Penelope, Joan of Arc

    Your favorite food and drink. chocolate and champagne

    Your favorite names. Santiago, Joaquin, Marcus, Zelda, Georgina, Octavia

    Your pet aversion. complaisance

    What characters in history do you most dislike? greedy ones

    What is your present state of mind? anticipatory

    For what fault have you most tolerance? pride

    If given the choice, how would you die? at a very old age, peacefully, preferably in my sleep

    Your favorite motto. elegance is refusal

  • Abbie

    Your favorite virtue.
    Loyalty

    Your favorite qualities in a man.
    (Good natured) humor, good eater, good reader, curiosity, drive, responsibility, kindness, consideration of people’s time

    Your favorite qualities in a woman.
    Humor, adventure, curiosity, passion, kindness, responsibility

    Your favorite occupation.
    French occupation of Spain, circa 1805

    Your chief characteristic.
    Today?

    Your idea of happiness.
    Still trying to figure that out.

    Maybe that moment when you’ve got a goal in sight, you know you’re going to reach it, but you haven’t quite reached it yet.

    Your idea of misery.
    Running a marathon.

    Your favorite color and flower.
    Shades of blues and reds, and combinations thereof.
    Daisy.

    If not yourself, who would you be?
    Someone incredibly beautiful and incredibly decisive.

    Where would you like to live?
    In a brownstone in a city I love with a person I love.

    Your favorite prose authors.
    Fuck prose. And that bastard William Faulkner.

    Your favorite poets.
    Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, Richard Blanco, my mother

    Your favorite painters and composers.

    Your favorite heroes in real life.
    Ghandi

    Your favorite heroines in real life.
    Malala Yousafza

    Your favorite heroes in fiction.

    Barack Obama

    Your favorite heroines in fiction.

    This is the most overwhelming question! Anne of Green Gables, Eponine, Mary,

    Your favorite food and drink.

    Foie gras and a good glass of wine.

    Your favorite names.
    Mom.

    Your pet aversion.
    Anything that smells bad… So, most pets.

    What characters in history do you most dislike?
    Henry VIII

    What is your present state of mind?
    Anxious. I slept with someone I shouldn’t have last night. And I hit someone’s mirror with my car by accident and didn’t leave a note. Apparently, I’m destructive today.

    For what fault have you most toleration?

    Snobbery.

    Your favorite motto.
    Fuck it.

  • Brigitte

    Love this!

    Your favorite virtue: Honesty
    Your favorite qualities in a man: Sense of humor, charm, wit
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: Loyalty, gregarious
    Your favorite occupation: Writer, designer
    Your chief characteristic: Intrigue
    Your idea of happiness: Wanting nothing more than what I already have
    Your idea of misery: Entrapment
    Your favorite color and flower: Periwinkle hydrangeas
    If not yourself, who would you be?: Mary-Kate Olsen
    Where would you like to live?: Exactly where I am. Manhattan
    Your favorite prose authors: J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Your favorite poets: Sylvia Plath
    Your favorite painters and composers: Monet, Picasso, Tchaikovsky
    Your favorite heroes in real life: My grandfather
    Your favorite heroines in real life: Grace Kelly
    Your favorite heroes in fiction: Harry Potter
    Your favorite heroines in fiction: Blair Waldorf
    Your favorite food and drink: Lobster & white wine
    Your favorite names: Piper, Meritt, Holden
    Your pet aversion: Laziness & entitlement
    What characters in history do you most dislike?: bin Laden
    What is your present state of mind?: Content
    For what fault have you most toleration? Boasting
    Your favorite motto. YOLO?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ariana.estrello Ariana Estrello

    Your favorite virtue: HONESTY
    Your favorite qualities in a man:
    Your favorite qualities in a woman: STRENGTH
    Your favorite occupation: INTERPRETING
    Your chief characteristic:
    Your idea of happiness: Mexico….my grandmother’s garden.
    Your idea of misery: NOT BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS MYSELF
    Your favorite color and flower: PALE BLUE/ORCHID
    If not yourself, who would you be? MYSELF….3 INCHES TALLER. ;)
    Where would you like to live? AUSTRIA….THE HILLS ARE ALIVE
    Your favorite prose authors: TRUMAN CAPOTE & EDGAR ALLEN POE
    Your favorite poets: EDGAR ALLEN POE
    Your favorite heroes in real life: PARENTS
    Your favorite heroines in real life. CORRIE TEN BOOM
    Your favorite heroes in fiction: CAPTAIN AMERICA
    Your favorite heroines in fiction: STORM
    Your favorite food and drink: MEXICAN FOOD AND SWEET TEA
    Your favorite names: MONTSERRAT/LATE GRANDPA’S MIDDLE NAME
    What characters in history do you most dislike: KARL MARX
    What is your present state of mind: RISKY BUSINESS
    For what fault have you most toleration: MESSINESS
    Your favorite motto: “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”

    How would you die if the option was yours: MEXICO LISTENING TO MARIACHI WITH THE ONE I LOVE

    • http://www.facebook.com/ariana.estrello Ariana Estrello

      QUALITIES OF A MAN: CONFIDENCE
      CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC: PEOPLE THINK I’M FUNNY

  • http://thepoppie.com/ Poppie

    Your favorite virtue: Patience because I don’t have any.

    Your favorite qualities in a man: Loyalty, intelligence, independence, kindness.

    Your favorite qualities in a woman: Loyalty, intelligence, independence, strength.

    Your favorite occupation: Writing

    Your chief characteristic: Realness

    Your idea of happiness: Living in a closet in NYC with Jason writing.

    Your idea of misery: Stuck around my family for the rest of my life.

    Your favorite color and flower: Black and Black Rose

    If not yourself, who would you be?: I don’t know.

    Where would you like to live? In NYC or London or Seattle.

    Your favorite prose authors: Dickens, Kafka, Nabokov, Hemingway, Orwell, and Austen.

    Your favorite poets: Poe

    Your favorite painters and composers: Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, and Edgar Degas.

    Your favorite heroes in real life: Ernesto Guevara, Karl Marx, Dr. MLK, jr., Stokely Carmichael, Cleopatra, Jaqueline Susann, Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo and Angela Davis.

    Your favorite heroes in fiction: Atticus Finch, Ender Wiggin, and Hermione Jean Granger.

    Your favorite food and drink: chicken tikka masala and coffee, wine and beer.

    Your favorite names: Ruth, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Rose, Hazel, Lily, Lillian, Lilith, Lenin, Miles, Maddox, Malcolm, Herald, Harold, Herrick, Michael, Scott, Philip, Erik, Rebekah,

    Your pet aversion: I hate cats

    What characters in history do you most dislike? Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, John Taylor, Joseph Kony, Omar Al-Bashir, and others

    What is your present state of mind? Anxious and Stressed

    Your favorite motto: Change before you have to!

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