Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Proust Questionnaire

Fawzy Zablah wants me to do this: Here is his book Ciao! Miama which is better than most books that have come out.


1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being ten years old holding sparklers on a nice summer night.

2. What is your greatest fear?

Currently, trying to have any courage at all.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

coldness

4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

talking a lot

5. Which living person do you most admire?

living people scare me

6. What is your greatest extravagance?

ice cream

7. What is your current state of mind?

okay

8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

ambition

9. On what occasion do you lie?

i don't lie, i remain silent on certain issues

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

my forehead

11. Which living person do you most despise?

the person who invented text messaging

12. What is the quality you most like in a man?

quietness

13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

quietness

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

devastating

15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

fuck i don't know

16. When and where were you happiest?

i don't want to answer that one either, i feel like I would be discriminating against other moments

17. Which talent would you most like to have?

perfect pitch

18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

that i don't have perfect pitch

19. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

scoring a touchdown in junior high football

20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

women's underwear, preferably a cute pair

21. Where would you most like to live?

i have no clue

22. What is your most treasured possession?

my photo albums

23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

asking someone for money knowing you'll never pay it back

24. What is your favorite occupation?

kickin' ass and takin' names

25. What is your most marked characteristic?

sarcasm, cruelty to those who deserve it

26. What do you most value in your friends?

quiet

27. Who are your favorite writers?

Jack Kerouac, Richard Wright, and Richard Yates

28. Who is your hero of fiction?

Cross Damon

29. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Diogenes

30. Who are your heroes in real life?

That's depressing

31. What are your favorite names?

tasha

32. What is it that you most dislike?

a lot of talking and really any kind of loudness

33. What is your greatest regret?

it doesn't matter, does it

34. How would you like to die?

i'm a writer, what do you think

35. What is your motto?

devastating

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noah Cicero answers questions on the internet.

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

Great questions.

chapman said...

i talk too much.

Anonymous said...

i just felt extremely sad after reading your answer to the first question. hmm

Jordan said...

Hey, I just discovered your blog and think you should check out narrativemagazine.com and some of the writing contests it has at the moment. Worth a shot

brian (baj) salchert said...

Diogenes

A name I was aware of,
but a human I knew nothing about,
and now know/ some things about.

-

I think I understand why
you identify with him.

BlogSloth said...

You should read the Book of Lazarus. God you would love it. Gimme your address and I'll send it to you. I have two copies.

S

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