Tuesday, February 20, 2007

a meeting, venus infers



here we go...!

Full name, first name, or initials:
venus infers

Location:
durham and elsewhere

Age:
does that need to be answered?

Gender:
shaken, but not stirred.

Why do you read/write the blog?:
on b&b's suggestion. and because we like the publicity.


Proust Questionnaire:


Where would you like to live?

maybe sans-souci

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

butternut and squash risotto with roasted almonds at gobo in manhattan? does that count?

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?

darcy and eliza, the venus in furs, julius (not the monkey, but the novel)...

Who are your favorite characters in history?

duchamp, the surrealists (well, ok, some of them).

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

anna nicole smith! and anita.

Your favorite musician?

an unfair question indeed! fela kuti, miles, jorge ben, bjork, laetitia sadier.
and of course, burt & hal & dionne.

Your favorite virtue?

sincerity.

Your favorite occupation?

certainly not reconciling expenses nor filing taxes

Your most marked characteristic?

day-dreaming

What do you most value in your friends?

loyalty

What would you like to be?

a renowned palmist and jetsetteur

In what country would you like to live?
maybe somewhere warm

What is your favorite color?

orange

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

i do not regard it.

What is your favorite bird?

the bird of paradise.

Who are your favorite prose writers?

mishima, genet, bryce echenique, silvina ocampo...

Who are your favorite poets?

apollinaire, huidobro, yoko ono, the concrete poets...

What are your favorite names?

azul, olivia, sylvie (or sylvia), constantino

What is it you most dislike?

hateful ignorance and provincialism.

What historical figures do you most despise?

we can dislike all the francos of the world, but what about those who supported them in the first place?
a most unfortunate question.

How would you like to die?

nikki de saint-phalle once thought about going out on a picnic to a glaciar in a cocktail dress, having a bottle of champagne and some sleeping pills.
i'd rather be warmer, though.

What is your present state of mind?

expectant.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

day-dreaming and procrastination!

What is your motto?

as for this moment, never leave for today what you can do tomorrow.

4 comments:

Betty & Bimbo said...

love this, v. and now feel senile for leaving burt/hal/dionne off my list!

did you make it home ok? how was your trip?

venus infers said...

got back south yesterday morning. but as jetblue didn't answer the phone, i had to get a new ticket... no comments.--v

Anonymous said...

venua i always thought flaneur would be a good occupation
who is julius???

venus infers said...

aah! flâneur! but it's just so tiring to simply despondently look around! i also want to have some fun!

julius is the 10 yr old boy protagonist in bryce-echenique's bourgeois lima, depicted in "un mundo para julius."

des gros bisous-- v.