Your favorite virtue (of your own)
Consistency in morality; valuing actions over words and goodness over politeness.
Your favorite qualities in a man
Confidence without arrogance (or with minimal arrogance). (“PARTY TIP: A real man is masculine and feminine.”)
Your favorite qualities in a woman
Your chief characteristic
What you appreciate the most in your friends
Loyalty. “Unconditional like.”
Your main fault
Stubbornness. Followed by lack of ambition.
Your favorite occupation
Your idea of happiness
Laughter in the company of old friends.
Your idea of misery
Being betrayed. Or guilt over having betrayed.
If not yourself, who would you be?
Like me but richer.
Where would you like to live?
New York, but with Denver’s weather and cost of living.
Your favorite color
Shades of red and blue.
Your favorite flower
Lilies and tuberose.
Your favorite bird
Hawks and crows.
Your favorite prose writers
Kazuo Ishiguro, Joy Williams.
Your favorite poets.
Wallace Stevens, Anne Carson.
Your favorite hero in fiction
Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes)
Your favorite heroine in fiction
Your favorite painters
The abstract expressionists.
Your favorite composers
Your heroes in real life
Your favorite food and drink
Food: Tomato sauce, chilaquiles, enchiladas, poached eggs, pizza, sushi. Drink: Wine, Campari.
Your favorite names
Georgia, Annick, Adam, Sasha (for a boy).
What you hate the most
The military event you admire the most
The gift of nature you would like to have
How you want to die
Your present state of mind
Faults for which you have the most indulgence
Your favorite motto
“Luck is a skill.”