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These are the people in your neighborhood

Keith Kentop at JuJu  :(

Keith Kentop at JuJu

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by French writer Marcel Proust.

At the end of the nineteenth century, he answered a questionnaire in a confession album belonging to his friend.  At that time, it was popular among English families to answer such a list of questions that revealed the tastes and aspirations of the taker and Proust always answered with enthusiasm

So, compare your answers to fellow Belltown denizens.  We’ll corner some local personalities to answer our questionnaire on living, working and playing in Belltown.

For our inaugural Belltown Proust questionnaire, we asked Keith Kentop,  Mr. Belltown 2012, to share his thoughts about love, life, fear and beer.  And of course, Belltown.

What is your idea of Happiness?
Formal dinner parties with family and friends.
 
What is your idea of misery?
Hopelessness… and warm, flat beer
 
What are your favorite qualities in a man?
Creativity, diligence, compassion
 
What are your favorite qualities in a woman?
Charm, guile, deviance
 
What are your favorite qualities in Belltown?
Community conscience, diversity, tolerance of douchbaggery 
 
What do you most value in your friends?
Staying in touch
 
Who are your favorite musicians?
Presley, Basie, Ellington, Strummer and … Manilow
 
Who are your heroes and heroines in history?
Francis Albert Sinatra, Coco Chanel
 
Who are your heroes and heroines in fiction?
Jim Rockford, John Maclean, Lois Lane
 
Who are your heroes in your life?
Carol Kentop, R.N. (ret) Devin Carlen
 
What event in history do you most admire?
The invention of beer… it literally saved the world
 
What social movement do you most admire?
Civil Rights in the last 100 years
 
What is your favorite food and drink?
Toss up:  champagne & oysters or Dr. Pepper & Fritos
 
If not yourself, who would you like to be?
Hal Needham, Worlds Greatest Stuntman
 
If not Belltown, where would you like to live?
Palm Springs (you know when)
 
What natural gift would you like to possess?
Innate musical talent
 
What is your present state of mind?
Hopeful
 
Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate? 
Compulsivity
 
What fault do you most easily tolerate in others?
 My own
 
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Anyone who uses their horn for more than half a second
 
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, like my Grandpa… not screaming in terror like the passengers on his bus
 
How would you like to be remembered?
… “he was such a nice boy”
 
What is your motto?
“I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas.”
 

1 Comment on "These are the people in your neighborhood"

  1. Thanks Keith and Lisa ! This will be fun to watch…

    What is your idea of Happiness?
    Laughing
     
    What is your idea of misery?
    Crying
     
    What are your favorite qualities in a man?
    femininity
     
    What are your favorite qualities in a woman?
    masculinity
     
    What are your favorite qualities in Belltown?
    diversity
     
    What do you most value in your friends?
    openess
     
    Who are your favorite musicians?
    the players “playing for change”
     
    Who are your heroes and heroines in history?
    Myles Horton and Marie-Bernarde Soubirous
     
    Who are your heroes and heroines in fiction?
    dr. zhivago and lara
     
    Who are your heroes in your life?
    Daniel Ransohoff in Cincinnati
     
    What event in history do you most admire?
    Alexander’s founding of the Library of Alexandria
     
    What social movement do you most admire?
    Civil Rights in the last 100 years…(thanks Keith)
     
    What is your favorite food and drink?
    bread and beer
     
    If not yourself, who would you like to be?
    my son or daughter.
     
    If not Belltown, where would you like to live?
    Woodinville
     
    What natural gift would you like to possess?
    beauty
     
    What is your present state of mind?
    older than most
     
    Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate? 
    tolerance
     
    What fault do you most easily tolerate in others?
    intolerance
     
    What is your biggest pet peeve?
    pets
     
    How would you like to die?
    cremated in my Nordstrom business suit.
     
    How would you like to be remembered?
    we did it without him…
     
    What is your motto?
    if I could only find my glasses, I would know what was going on.

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