I was reading an old issue of Vanity Fair, in which George Clooney Daniel Craig and Matt Damon answer this questionnaire. I was reading their answers and thought, “Huh. How would I answer these questions?” Some of them took some major thought on my part. These were the questions George Clooney answered.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Watching my boys entertain each other.

What is your greatest fear?


Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jade Snow Wong

Which living person do you most admire?

Heather Cocks (one of the bloggers behind

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My need for love and appreciation.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?


What is your greatest extravagance?

Flavored coffee creamer.

What is your favorite journey?

The activities that go into making an awesome story/blog post.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

I usually just hold my tongue.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My breasts.

Which living person do you most despise?

I don’t think I “most despise” anyone. I can think of a few people I can live without, though.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Really? Seriously?”

Which talent would you most like to have?

The ability to write a novel.

What is your current state of mind?


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My amazing ability to hold a grudge.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Their amazing ability to hold a grudge.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My boys.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

A sailboat.

What is your most treasured possession?

My blogs and photographs.

Where would you like to live?

Near the ocean.

What is your favorite occupation?


What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?

A sense of humor.

What do you most value in your friends?

Their rapier wit.

Who are your favorite writers?

Ann Rice, Amy Tan, Wilbur Smith, Madeline L’Engle, Pauline Gedge and more I can’t remember offhandedly.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Just one? Meg (from A Wrinkle In Time)

Who are your heroes in real life?

Mothers and folks who manage to retire with a few decades under their belts with the same company. How do they do it?

What is it that you most dislike?

Fakes and posers.

How would you like to die?

Knowing I’ve done everything God had for me to do.