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Friday, September 24, 2021

Day 43

The basic Proust Questionnaire courtesy of Vanity Fair:

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? A quiet cup of tea.
2. What is your greatest fear? Social faux pas.
3. Which living person do you most admire? It varies, currently @maxtryathlete.
4. What is your greatest extravagance? Champagne.
5. What is your current state of mind? Exhausted.
6. On what occasion do you lie? Customer service.
7. What do you most dislike about your appearance? Fingernails.
8. Which living person do you most despise? Donald J Trump.
9. What is the quality you most like in a man? Openness.
10. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Intelligence.
11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Meanwhile…”
12. What or who is the greatest love of your life? @Noooonie
13. Which talent would you most like to have? Be fluent in multiple languages.
14. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Know exactly what to say at the right time, not ten minutes later.
15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? A songbird.
16. Where would you most like to live? The Netherlands.
17. What is your most treasured possession? Inherited items: jewellery, a table, two maidenhair ferns.
18. What is your most marked characteristic? My hospitality.
19. What do you most value in your friends? The ability to pick up exactly where we left off, even though years may have gone by since we last saw each other.
20.Who are your favorite writers? Kazuo Ishiguro, Donna Tartt, Paul Theroux, Guy de Maupassant (to name a few).
21. Who is your hero of fiction? Poirot.
22. What are your favorite names? Louis, Oliver, Max.
23. What is it that you most dislike? Suburbia
24. How would you like to die? In a comfy bed with a cocktail of meds.
25. What is your motto? “Everything works out okay in the end, if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

Amendment I. No 8 should include and/or read: Rupert Murdoch.