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Ginger Greene


Steppin' out with Ginger and Art Greene


 Proust Questionaire (Adapted from Vanity Fair, January 2001)

 1. What is your greatest fear? going blind
 2. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Intolerance
 3. What is your greatest extravagance? throwing away half-used bars of expensive soap
 4. What is your favorite journey? Drive to Skylark for lunch
 5. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Absolute certainty that you're right
 6. What do you dislke most about your appearance? My body suits me fairly well--I don't have to look at it. Ask somebody else.
 7. Which living person do you most despise? Anybody named Bush
 8. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Hide and watch"
 9. What or who is the greatest love of your live? Art Greene
10. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Jack Aubrey
11. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Starting the research lab at the FBI (well, I helped.)
12. What is your most treasured possession? My great-grandmother's silver coffee service.
13. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Snowed in and out of cat food
14. Where would you like to live? Downtown Charlottesville
15. Who are your favorite writers? Jane Austen, Nevil Shute, John MacDonald
16. Who are your heroes in real life? Madame Curie, Queen Elizabeth II, Thomas Jefferson, Nelson Mandela
17. How would you like to die? in my own bed, under Hospice care
18. What is your motto? "Tout s'arrangera"
19. What is it that you most dislike? Brussels sprouts, boring people
20. What is your greatest regret? not spending more time with my mother before it was too late.
21. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? I don't know what it might be, but I'd LIKE it to be a Siamese cat.

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