15 March 2010

GRAE Week: One Year of GRAE (plus Proust)

Last year I created GRAE New York. My first post was on March 15 because of the significance of the date; you Shakespeare buffs will recognize the date as the ides of March, the day Caesar was killed. GNY is not as forlorn as that date, but it is of equal significance. After a number of blogs under my belt, I truly feel GRAE New York has staying power. I have a number of regular readers, not including the friends and family I get to read my posts by syncing the blog with Facebook and Twitter (oh technology).

For those of you who don't know anything about the girl behind GRAE, here's something I like to call The Proust Questionnaire.

What is your most marked characteristic?
my ability to listen

What is the quality you most like in a man?
humor and height

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
humor

What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
not being so vocal at times

What is your favorite occupation?
writer

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
achieving all my goals

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
going through life unhappy

In which country would you like to live?
Vive la France!

Who are your favorite writers?
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cecily von Ziegesar

Who are your favorite poets?
Shel Silverstein, Eminem

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Gatsby

Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Rory Gilmore

Who are your favorite composers singers/bands?
Jason Mraz, Gym Class Heroes, Justin Timberlake

Who are your favorite painters?
Andy Warhol, Keith Haring

What are your favorite names?
Madison, Jordan, Harper, Logan

What is it that you most dislike?
dishonesty

Which talent would you most like to have?
ability to play guitar/piano/drums

How would you like to die?
in my sleep when I'm nearing or have reached 100

What is your current state of mind?
curious about a number of unrelated things and people

What is your motto?
"I'm really just the sum of many different parts." (Thank Ashley Olsen for that one.)

So here's to another year of GRAE New York. Cheers!

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