Please answer the following if-Proust-blogged questions
What is the quality you most admire in a blogger?
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What is your most marked blogging characteristic (or, how would you describe your blog)?
What is your greatest virtue as a blogger (what do you most like about your blog)?
Besides snark? My goal as a blogger is to overcome my writer's block, which is really just a symptom; truly I have lost my voice and some of my sense of self. I want to discover who I am and relearn how to speak to the world, particularly my husband. To trust in my own perceptions and and feelings and believe that people want to hear what I want to say.
What do you regard as the principle defect of your blog?
It uses some free software and is probably pretty buggy. I am new to this whole blog thing, so I am still finding my style; also there are less than 10 entries. Truly, most days are the same as the one before. I sleep, the baby sleeps, I feed the baby, I cook, I eat, repeat. I never leave the house. Hopefully I will get out more and have more to write about.
What character of fiction do you most wish had a blog?
Dirk Gently; that man knew snark, used the "Zen method of Navigation" and met Thor and Zeus.
What historical or real life person do you most wish had a blog?
Obviously, Douglas Adams. I wish my high-school economics teacher had a blog. It was always great to hear him put news stories into an economic frame-work. Also, I love debating him.
What is your present state of blog (present state of mind as a blogger)?
<lol> Experince level 1: novice.
What is your blog motto?
My official blog motto, or at least what it says where my profile is supposed to go is: "Another Canuck mom tries to take over the blogiver". I prefer blogverse, but I googled it and there seems to be a consensus that it's blogiverse, so what are you going to do.
I think a better motto for my blog would be the motto for North Carolina: "Esse quam videri"; To be, rather than to seem.
Then, select and answer the questions from the list below that you feel will most reveal the person behind the blogger, as many or as few as you like (from the original – abridged – Proust questionnaire)
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To feel that your life has no purpose, that you have made no impact on the world and never will and that no one would notice if you were no longer around.
Who are your heroes in real life/fiction?
Those who, through struggle, find out who they really are. You can start out poor, and become a millionaire, overcome debility, or save the city from the super-villain. These are all laudable things. But an unexamined life is not worth living, and those who can discover and accept who they really are, are the true heroes.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I despise most those who feel that "they" are less than human. That "we" have souls and "they" do not. That "we" are civilized and "they" are not, that "we" are intelligent and "they are dumb". That "they" care less for themselves, their families, their community or their god.
Whether "they" are blacks, aboriginals, women, homosexuals we are all human, we are all equal.
What is your favorite virtue?
The four virtues are temperance, prudence, courage, and justice. Temperance is just silly, eat all the chocolate you want there will still be enough for me. But the ability to know what is right (prudence) and do what is right is the best virtue of all.
Who or what would you have liked to be?
I would have liked to have been a successful programmer before I became a mom. I also used to want to be a vet, now I am not so sure.
My number one secret dream (though it is completely incompatible with motherhood and practically impossible) is to be a photographer for National Geographic. I love photography and nature, I am so curious about other cultures and I think I would love to travel.
Where would you like to live?
Rosedale, the Bridal Path, or Forest Hill; a big yard, a nice house, a safe neighbourhood and just minutes from the convenience and diversity of downtown. A hobby farm, maybe in Europe. The 1800's when fashion was easier, times were simpler, lives were more clearly defined and life was good <lol> Ok, it wasn't but it seems like it was from where I am.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I can see all sides of almost any issue, this makes me flexible and non-fanatical. It means I am empathic and I hope that makes me a better friend and a better person. It also means I can be indecisive, ambivalent, and can find it hard to express my opinion. Even if I feel passionate about something I won't want to make someone feel badly about their choices. Also if you really want my opinion you may end up with five, which isn't helpful if you were hoping for advice that would solve your dilemma.
Also I am full of useless trivia and endless stories. Of course I don't have the kind of useless trivia that wins game shows<lol>
What do you most value in your friends?
Someone who calls even if I don't call back, someone who makes plans and invites me along. I don't call people back until I have enough time, or it's the right time, of course then time passes and the more time that passes the guiltier I feel and the harder it is to plan. Also I have trouble planning things more than a day in advance, because what if something else comes up, things change. Better not to make plans than to cancel them, or miss something, or let someone down. I'm an awful friend, I'm glad a few people put up with me. I wish I had more friends though.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, in my bed, at 115 years old
<p> And you asked for a photo of some part of me so here it is: