Proust Questionnaire: Michelle Sale

October 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment


Proust Questionnaire: Michelle Sale


The Proust Questionnaire is a mini-interview. Its name and modern popularity (see Vanity Fair) is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.

The first victim participant is my wife, Michelle.





What advice would you give yourself at age 19?

Give more consideration to who you are, where you are going, how you are getting there.  Don't just let things happen. 

(Possibly related) What article of clothing was your worst choice, in retrospect?
The glasses I wore when I was 17.  Huge and ugly. 

Do you have a motto?
'Most mistakes can be corrected' and 'It's never too late to be who you were always meant to be' 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My family. 
What word do you consistently mis-spell?
Filter; words that end in 'ence' (or is it 'ance'?).
What word or phrase do you overuse?
Swear words.
What word is the most overused with others?
Swear words. 
What food did you hate as a kid that you now love?
Brussels sprouts 
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my family. 

Your guilty pleasure TV/movie?
Anything that makes me cry every time I see it. 
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Impossible to choose.  maybe Star Wars? 
Who should be the next James bond?
Idris all the way! 
What book do you feel you really should have read by now?
More of the Bible.
First song (or album) you remember buying.
Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler 
Your guilty-pleasure, alone in the car, sing-along song?
All boy-band songs. 
Free trip to anywhere on earth for 3 weeks... where would you go?
Tahiti, Fuji 
If you could photograph one person (alive or dead) who would it be?
my grandmother on her wedding day. 
If you could be photographed by anyone, but nobody else gets to see it, who would be your photographer?
Anyone my husband chose.  Or my husband. 
We all know the gear doesn't matter, but what is your most coveted equipment right now?
Jeremy's ability to photoshop my grey roots. 
Most overlooked talent in a photographer?
knowing that (s)he is creating an image that will be seen for decades.  A true way to make time stop for a fraction of a second. 
What's the easiest way to look better in a photo?
Easy- stand up straight. 
Should people try to find "soulmates"?
Nope.  Nor should they settle.  Ever. 
What one thing should all men know?
Good manners and basic civility toward everyone they meet. 
What about women?
The same.


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