Where I Am With My Meme

Posted on July 7, 2011

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Me and the dog running the beach

Every once in a while I’ll break out this list and see where I am in life.

The list is compiled from questions posed by Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton, the original interviewer Bernard Pivot from French television, and Marcel Proust’s questionnaire of personality.

On to the questions.  Answer your own in comments or on your own blog.

Lipton’s List

1. What is your favorite word?

Yes

2. What is your least favorite word?

No

3. What turns you on?

Kokkiree’s laugh

4. What turns you off?

Ignorance

5. What is your favorite curse word?

FUCK.  Universal

6. What sound or noise do you love?

The wind chime Kokkiree bought me when we first began our journey

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

Dead silence

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Furniture maker

9. What profession would you not like to attempt?

Nuclear Engineer

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“I told you so.”

Pivot’s Posits (differences only)

3.  What is your favorite drug?

Running and working out

7.  Who would you like to see on a new banknote?

Barak Obama

9.  If you were reincarnated as some other plant or animal, what would it be?

Sea Turtle

Proust’s Pondering (Age 13)

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Isolation

Where would you like to live?

Utopia

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Being a good father and husband

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

The desire for something larger than myself

Who are your favorite fictional heroes?

Hamlet or Batman

Who are your favorite characters in history?

Shakespeare, Lincoln, Ghengis Khan, Elizabeth, Joan of Arc

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

Kokkiree

Who are your favorite fictional heroines?

Scout Finch, Elizabeth Bennett, Madame Bovary, Molly Bloom, and Moll Flanders

Who is your favorite painter?

Roberto Matta, Raphael, Rubens, Botticelli, Vermeer, El Greco, my brother

Who is your favorite musician?

Jazz icons

What quality do you most admire in a man?

Perseverance

What quality do you most admire in a woman?

Integrity

What is your favorite virtue?

Charity

What is your favorite occupation?

Teacher

Who would you have liked to be?

Myself, in a better world

Proust Philosophizes (at age 20 – differences only, plus the added questions)

What is your most marked characteristic?

Hope

What do you value most in your friends?

Love and honesty

What is your principal defect?

Timeliness

What is your dream of happiness?

To grow old and have a loving family

What to your mind would be the greatest misfortune?

Losing Kokkiree

In what country would you like to live?

America, or something very similar

What is your favorite color?

French bleu

What is your favorite flower?

Orchids

What is your favorite bird?

The Peregrine Falcon

Who are your favorite prose writers?

Faulkner and Hemingway (I was raised on American male voices)

Who are your favoite poets?

Keats and Wordsworth

Who are your favorite fictional heros?

Batman and Spiderman (is that ok, Proust?)

Who are your favorite composers?

Ludwig von, Brahms, Dvorak, Bartok, Bizet, and my Americans Copland and Ives (way too many others)

What are your favorite names?

The ones I say daily

What do you most dislike?

Heartbreak

What historical figures do you most despise?

The person who invented reality television

What event in military history do you most admire?

The stand of Stalingrad

What reform do you most admire?

True reform that comes from within

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Telepathy

How would you like to die?

In Love

What is your present state of mind?

Excited about a new chapter in life

What is your motto?

Never let your schooling interfere with your education

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