Proust Questionnaires #3 Frandi Denness

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Enter inside the mind of Mr Frandi!

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

– From Wikipedia


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Along as I can keep working hard and going down hills harder all over the world with friends well that'll do, most other things are a bonus after that. Oh a jacuzzi, definitely a jacuzzi, it's impossible to be in unhappy in a jacuzzi!.


What is your most marked characteristic?

Probably The Rasta Hat. 


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I did hold a book above head for 2 hours one time. All of the distance pushes, best way to see a country.


What is your greatest fear?

Losing the ability to walk, skate or drive my mini again.


What historical figure do you most identify with?

Maybe that one with the hat, I like hats.


Which living person do you most admire?

Dave Crossley, he does so much for the local music and festival scene, bringing some of the best djs and artists to the longest cul de sac in the UK. He also holds comedy nights in a near-by town and for keeping the good vibes going I admire him, without Dave there wouldn't be much to do round our neck of the woods.


Who are your real life heroes?

There's this guy in out town called Rus and he's our local hero, he's a dog walker and he will wear shorts in any weather and I think he can walk from one side of town to the other in about 5 mins. My boss is also a bit of a hero, he lets me use his jacuzzi when he's away on holiday.


What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?

Biting my nails really annoys me, I've tried that stuff you can use, I just got used to the taste for a day.


What is the trait you most dislike in others?

Not saying please and thank you, repeat offenders annoy me.


What is your favourite journey?

Probably life is my favourite journey, never know what's gonna happen next.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Patience can be, sometimes you just have to get stuff done.


Which word or phrases do you most overuse?

‘Sweet’ ‘awesome’ ‘now then’ and ‘Dr Pepper’ from what's the worst that can happen?.


What is your greatest regret?

In Zambujeira Do Mar, a coastal town we stopped at on one of our long distance pushes, when clambering over the boulders into mini caves, wading through water into other caves, climbing near vertical cliffs, venturing into other inaccessible beach coves, running round in my birthday suit with not a care in the world with not a single person to see me, and the regret was not putting my chest mount on and filming it. But what's done is done.


What is your current state of mind?



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

Nothing really, they're pretty awesome just how they are.


What is your most treasured possession?

My green bear, ukulele, grinder and a drawing/story I made when I went a bit bonkers at a party one time ‘Voltron the Sweetcorn Transformer’. Most other things are replaceable.


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

To not be able to live life to its fullest, then getting to my final days and thinking, well it started off good but what a waste the rest was.


Where would you like to live?

Anywhere with a lovely landscape and smooth Tarmac roads, and a great sun to rain ratio and always got to be a jacuzzi.


What is your favourite activity (bar skateboarding) ?

Building and creating things, I love seeing the finished product of something I started. I've built various things, my current project is a ukulele made out of an old deck. Currently unfinished and I'm not 100% sure if it'll work correctly but it'll make a nice wall piece if it doesn’t. Playing ukulele I love going out to a nice quite spot and having a little practice in the sun.


What is the quality you most like in people?

Friendliness, it's a great feeling when your walking/skating/driving down the road in any country and you wave or say "hi" in the local lingo, and they say "hi" back and give you a smile. 


What is your motto?

Dr Pepper.

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