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Proust at 15, Me at 34...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A hug for anyone who needs it!

Chloe posted half of the Proust questionnaire today. Here is mine...

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Anything happening to my children.

Where would you like to live?
On my own island somewhere warm.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being with my family every day and not having to work and having no worries and being able to travel as we like…I can go on…

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Frustration, and quick-temper

Who are your favourite heroes/heroines of fiction?
Jo March: Little Women, Sherlocke Holmes

Who are your favourite characters in history?
Galileo, Socrates, Ptolemy, Columbus, Lawrence of Arabia

Who are your favourite heroines in real life?
Rachel Carson, Elisabeth Mann-Borgese

Your favourite painter?
Rosetti, Hunt, Waterhouse among other pre-Raphaelites

Your favourite musician?

The quality you most admire in a man?
Sincerity, honesty, intelligence and humour

The quality you most admire in a woman?
The same as in a man

Your favourite virtue?

Your favourite occupation?
doing anything at all that I love to do (writing, reading, painting, scrapbooking, decorating) without having to worry about getting paid for it

Who would you have liked to be?
I can honestly say that there is no one I would rather be…..

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    those answers were deep.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I'll take blog hugs any day, and especially this week :( I've sent an e-mail and might say a bit about what's gone on this week once my brain functions again. Thanks again, Cathy. Oh, and what's on page 282 of that places to visit book?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I didn't think I was going too deep, but then I guess the Socrates reference could be considered deep! :)

    Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
    Wanna go?...

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Think beach...um...sunshine. What was the place I selected last time? Beach huts on a tranquil island...? Spa treatments. I need spa treatments...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    YES! Amanwana....I wanna I wanna I wanna go to Amanwana....the island inhabited by butterflies and crab-eating monkeys...let's go.

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Crab eating monkey? LOL!! :)

  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    Great list. The last answer was the best. How great is it to truly not want to be anyone else??

    Insightful as usual. :)

  1. Blogger Alysa said:

    I always am up for hugs. This post reminded me of Friday. Sitting at Book People in an old creaky chair staring at the historical section. Not sure why it reminded me of that but it did. I want to go back and do that again this week..and get another tripple shot mocha latte. The smell alone wakes me up :)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    OOOoo, Proust questionnaire...nice :)

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    I love those questionaires. They yeild so much nifty information!

    Hugs rock. Especially ones from kids and small furry animals.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Love your hug picture. Kinda makes you want to jump in and snuggle with them.

    You did a nice job on your list. I think this was a good one you got from Chloe. I also plan to participate.

    Have a wonderful day,

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Love your hug picture ... everyone's going kitty-ish these days !!
    Your list was great, wonderful answers. Loved your last answer, shows that you are totally happy with who you are.
    Have a great week, take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Are those your cats? How cute and huggable :)
    I'm doing that quiz as well. Have a great sunday!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I know, made me chuckle too...

    And the best thing is that's how I truely feel...

    Sounds wonderful..off you go....:)

    Have you done this one before?

    Hugs from me and my kids and my nice furry animals :)

    I was thinking about you when I posted that photo; it looked like one you would like, and so do I! :)

    I also knew that you would like the photo! :)

    Devil Mood;
    No, not my kitties, unfortunately....

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    the last one made me smile for you and the reply.

    One day for me..one day..enough said.

    Happy Sunday :)

  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    great picture. very relaxing.

    Im glad you love being you. We should all love being ourselves

  1. Blogger Mahala said:

    That picture is priceless :)

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    I loved the questionaire and the your answers. It is always fun to read those and get to know someone in a different way.

    Thanks for sharing and how wonderful it is to be happy in your own skin!!


  1. Blogger x said:

    i'd love a hug, and not just one.
    I like Jo as well. She is a great character. As i was looking for recipes today, i found a "Specialty Omelet" inspired by the point where Jo makes her mum breakfast (omelette, tea and biscuits) Want it??
    Oh and i want to come wherever it is you are going with Stephanie. :)

  1. Blogger Eric said:

    I don't need any hugs today, thank you. I much prefer giving them anyways. ^_^

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You have the right attitude.
    I hope you had a good weekend.xoxo

    So do you love being you too?...

    Isn't it cute!


    Yes, can you be by in the morning with that?
    Stephanie and I are planning a trip to Amanwana...wanna travel? We don't leave manana...

    Giving, receiving, they all end up as hugs {} :)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    No, not completed one myself, but i am familiar with the Proust questionaire though. Perhaps i may indulge.
    How's your "working weekend"? been thinking about you.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    My working weekend hasn't worked out so well; I did work yesterday but not today. I will be making up for it in the evenings of the upcoming week,though. Man, I need my babysitter back!

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