Anne Clendening: L.A. chick, writer, yoga thuglet, smartass & columnist for elephant journal.
Sometimes you guys love it, other times you absolutely loathe it. And this is where I can tell you what I really think… But it’s 1:00am, and The Shining just came on. Gotta motor. ★ Annie
Below, my answers for the famous Proust Questionnaire you may have read in the back of Vanity Fair Magazine. Doesn’t sound like the usual mindless, boring, getting-to-know you chit-chat, does it?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Swimming in the ocean, at dusk, in the middle of a hot summer.
What is your greatest fear?
Getting old. Flying. Also being trapped, suffocated or drowned.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I don’t take things seriously enough.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your most treasured possession?
My dog’s silver name tag. I’ve been wearing it around my neck ever since he was put to sleep two years ago.
Which living person do you most admire?
The guy who did something nice today for someone he didn’t know and told no one, whoever that is.
What is your current state of mind?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My short legs.
What is the quality you like most in a man?
An open heart. And a dazzling smile.
What is the quality you like most in a woman?
The ability of a chick to be a true friend to another chick.
What words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Go fuck yourself.”
What talent would you most like to have?
Musical talent. I would love to be able to play my piano, my guitar or my harmonica.
If you could change one thing about your self what would it be?
I wish I was tougher, like a New Yorker.
What would you consider your greatest achievement?
27 years, and not one drinky-poo.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
“Someone who knows better.” ~Carrie Bradshaw
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My gorgeous husband. And my beatiful boxer Shamus McDog.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
What is your favorite occupation?
As in job? Cake Decorator.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Probably my giggle. Someone told me once it sounds like a pebble rattling around in an empty Coke can.
Who are your favorite writers?
F Scott Fitzgerald, for The Great Gatsby. And Henry Rollins, for everything.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your greatest regret?
How would you like to die?
In a plane crash, because of the irony of my intense fear of flying. Not that I would like to die in a plane crash… You know what I mean.
What is your motto?
Sometimes you just gotta say “what the fuck.”