Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thank you everybody for making the 'no anonymous comments policy work'. It's nice to have names to associate with the comments. If you're game, we'd to know a little more about those of you who visit the blog on a regular basis. No stress or pressure, but if you have the time, please take part in the Proust questionnaire. I look forward to reading your responses. -Jane
What is your current state of mind?
Exhausted and somewhat amused.
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
The love of gossip.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Laziness, a sense of entitlement or the inability to think for themselves.
Which living person do you most admire?
Which living person do you most despise?
A certain heartless opportunist does come to mind, but I can't very well name names.
On what occasion do you lie?
To get out of going places I don't want to go.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I hesitate to say.
When and where were you happiest?
Sometime in 1997. It was a very good year.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To read other people's minds, of course.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
One thing? I honestly wouldn't know where to start.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I don't believe I have one, but I'd like to think I've done a deciperhable amount of good for other people.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would it be?
What do I think it would be? A bat or a rodeo clown. What would I want it to be? An ocean.
What is your favorite occupation?
Who are your favorite writers?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, AM Holmes, Barbara Kingsolver, Herman Hesse
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
I enjoy reading fiction, but I find the heroes of everyday life much more compelling.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Teachers (the great ones), working mothers (who do it all), stay at home mothers (who choose to stay home and raise their children), fathers that put their children and families first, service men and women, anyone who stands up for someone weaker.
What are your favorite names?
Chauncy, Gar & Sutton.
What is your greatest regret?
I have regret for the hurt I have caused others, intentionally or unintentionally.
How would you like to die?
Saving the world.
What is your motto?
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons. (from Desiderata)