Proust Questionnaire Maeve Mulrennan Galway Arts Centre

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A bouncy castle full of puppies.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Michael Jackson.

Which living person do you most admire?

Tom Cruise – sure he seems to be happy as Larry.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My terrible memory.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Fancy things from McCambridges.

What is your favourite journey?

The old Journey, I’m not too sure about their new singer, even if his rags to riches story is truly inspirational. Don’t stop believing.

On what occasion do you lie?

When it’s to either maintain or revive the craic.

Which living person do you most despise?

I’m sure they know already.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

When I find them you’ll be the first to know.

When and where were you happiest?

Hopefully that is yet to come.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Something that Simon Cowell could sell.

What is your current state of mind?

Giddy.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Never being fired from any job.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

The love child of Prince and Rihanna.

What is your most treasured possession?

I would say my cats but we have more of a co-habitation arrangement than actual ownership.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Having a cigarette with no way of lighting it.

What is your favourite occupation?

I should say mine but I would love to be Oprah Winfrey.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Cop-on.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Independence.

Who are your favourite writers?

Daphne Du Maurier, Yoko Ogawa, and Roald Dahl.

What is your motto?

If in doubt, ask, “What would Madonna do?”

Maeve Mulrennan is the visual arts officer at the Galway Arts Centre. She also writes short stories and will be reading from her work at the Over The Edge showcase in the Town Hall Theatre on Friday April 27 at 3pm as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Kernan Andrews

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