Rear View Mirror – My Week In Review

The-Proust-QuestionnaireIn a nod to Inside The Actor’s Studio, I will answer some questions. The questionnaire concept was originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot, after the Proust Questionnaire. I picked/chose some of the questions I wanted to answer. There are 35 original questions, and if you search through the internet, you can find variations of more, I found my own mix.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? A hot cup of coffee, empty early morning city streets, a walk with Rick and Scraps.

What is your greatest fear? Not leaving it better than when I found it.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Impatience.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Apathy.

Which living person do you most admire? Jimmy Carter.

What is your greatest extravagance? Cosmoseuticals.

What is your current state of mind? Anxious optimism.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Mercy, probably.

On what occasion do you lie? When my opinion is requested regarding someone’s appearance.

What do you most dislike about your appearance? My hairline and my waistline.

Which living person do you most despise? I forget their names. They deserve to be forgotten.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Understanding.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Bravery.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? People who listen to me should answer this question. Maybe “may I email you your receipt?”

What or who is the greatest love of your life? I want to make me the greatest love of my life.

When and where were you happiest? Here and now.

Which talent would you most like to have? To sing.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My hairline and my waistline.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Becoming closer to being the type of person I would be proud of.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Probably a Chinese peasant, statistically speaking. If I could choose what to come back as, it would be a gay couple’s rescue dog.

Where would you most like to live? New York City. Paris. Buenos Aires. Los Angeles. Seattle. Stockholm. Madrid. Jakobstad.

What is your most treasured possession? I cannot think of anything, which is probably a good thing. It means that I am not irrationally attached to physical possessions.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Apathy. Indifference.

What is your favorite occupation? I like the position I am in right now, it ticks all the boxes of experience and interest. If I could design my own occupation, I would like to be a philanthropist/art patron.

What is your most marked characteristic? My natural pearly-white smile.

What do you most value in your friends? Conversation. Comfort.

Who are your favorite writers? David Rakoff. F. Scott Fitzgerald. John Mac Donald.

Who is your hero of fiction? Nick Carraway. Travis McGee.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? According the the BuzzFeed quiz “Which Great Historical Figure Are You?”, I am most like Genghis Khan due to our similar loyalties and braveries.

Who are your heroes in real life? Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton.

What is your favorite color and flower? Black, white, grey, and navy blue is my color palate when it comes to clothes, home decor, and dogs. For flowers, I like white peonies.

What are your favorite names? Buster.

What is it that you most dislike? Eggplant Parmesan.

What is your greatest regret? Wasting time on regrets.

How would you like to die? Getting hit by a bus while jogging at 125 years old.

What is your motto? Hic Sunt Leones. It is Latin for here there are lions, mostly used on the uncharted territories of old maps.

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This week on Waldina, I celebrated the birthdays of Elsa Schiaparelli, Brassaï, Colonel Sanders, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar, Jacob Lawrence, Max Schrek, and Freddie Mercury. Do you remember that episode of Little House on the Prairie where the Olsons changed their restaurant menu to only serve a couple options and it failed miserably? People like choices. Then, at the very end of the episode, a guy that looked like Colonel Sanders came through town, looking for franchise opportunities of his only chicken restaurant? They laughed at his preposterous idea. Even when I was a kid, I knew that timeline couldn’t possibly be correct.

The Stats:

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Total Posts: 2,192
Most Popular Post Last WeekA Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89

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This week on TheRealSPA over on Tumblr, I highlight photos and videos that I found interesting. There was a series of middle finger photos that came through that I am particularly proud of. Sometimes, you just gotta fly the bird.

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Posts This Week: 56
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76 floors up. That's the space needle way down there.

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This week on my @ScottParkerAnderson Instagram. I posted a selfie on the 76th floor of the Columbia Tower.

The Stats:

Total Posts: 28
Total Followers: 326
Total Following: 639


This week on @TheRealSPA Instagram, I posted photos taken from the 76th floor of the Columbia Tower.

The Stats:

Total Posts: 772
Total Followers: 426
Total Following: 569

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This week on @SenorScraps Instagram, Scraps announced “I’m With Her.

The Stats:

Total Posts: 60
Total Followers: 278
Total Following: 482

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This week, I reactivated @TheRealSPA on Twitter. My deactivation was in response to all the total shitbags that have tons of followers and feeling like I wanted less in common with them. Also, a lot of the time, it feels like I am opting in to be marketed to. We shall see how it goes this time.

The Stats:

Total Tweets: 21
Total Followers: 5
Total Following: 51

Source: Which “Great” Historical Figure Are You

Source: The Proust Questionnaire | Vanity Fair

Source: Proust Questionnaire – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Source: David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire – Brain Pickings

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