Proust Club: Bri Anderson

We’re asking the Block Club team a few questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire, popularized by the famous French essayist and novelist. This famous interview style has been interpreted many times over, from Vanity Fair’s popular last-page profile to “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Today’s questionnaire is with Bri Anderson, one of Block Club’s brand managers. Let’s see what Bri has to say…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness feels like a loaded question. I tend to take on others’ burdens and be hurt by the injustice in the world. For me to achieve perfect happiness, the world would need change. But if you were to ask what I do to find happiness, separate from all others, well, sitting with nature, star-gazing and soaking up the sun.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Ummmm, so…

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What you deplore in others usually has more to do with you than them.

On what occasion do you lie?
I really don’t make this a practice of mine and I’m honestly horrible at it. But I would lie to keep others secrets safe from harm.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I have many loves: my family, my friends, my pets, my career. But the love of my life would undoubtedly be Andrew, for always growing—individually and together.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A ghost to play tricks on my living friends and family.

Where would you most like to live?
Well this is easy. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on this front, as I recently moved to Buffalo from the Midwest. So in this moment, Buffalo, N.Y., but I wouldn’t mind if the U.S. adopted some practices from Sweden.

What is your most treasured possession?
My two cats. They are what I would save before anything else if my apartment were to go up in flames.

What do you most value in your friends?
Sincerity, understanding, selflessness and warmth.

How would you like to die?
Trick question. I wouldn’t.