Getting to Know VOX: Arnold Geis takes the Proust Personality Questionnaire


What is your perfect idea of happiness?

  • Spending time with family and friends at the biggest feast ever where the wine is fine and the food is sublime.

What is your greatest fear?

  • A spider crawling into my mouth while I’m sleeping. That is pure terror.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

  • George Washington, because America.

Which living person do you most admire?

  • My wife. I don’t know anyone who can match her cupcake making skills.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

  • God forgot to give me tact.

What is your greatest extravagance?

  • When Gandalf the Grey gets into town we go cray!

What is your favorite journey?

  • The walk from my car door to my front door with steaming crispy chicken wings in my to-go bag.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

  • Dignity… We come into the world with none and leave the world with none.

On what occasion do you lie?

  • When people ask me if I have to go No. 1 or No. 2.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

  • I think there is some Hobbit in my gene pool. I have irregularly harry feet.

Which living person do you most despise?

  • Anyone who thinks its ok to vacuum at 3am… Thinking of you ex-upstairs neighbor

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

  • “Wanna get wings?”

What is your greatest regret?

  • Driving to work with food poisoning.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

  • My wife knows she is second to bacon.

When and where were you happiest?

  • Cross-country road trip with my mom and brother when I was in grade school.

Which talent would you most like to have?

  • Sleep. I’m pretty sure one of my ex-girlfriends had narcolepsy and I am jealous to this day.

What is your current state of mind?

  • Just delightful.

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

  • Please, Lord, I just want to be able to grow a full beard.

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

  • Jetpacks.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

  • Getting out of bed before 8am.

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

  • A troll.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

  • A bald eagle obviously, because America…

What is your most treasured possession?

  • A beautiful old book of famous German poetry given to me by my mother.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

  • The two-minute wait for that pizza pocket.

Where would you like to live?

  • Earth.

What is your favorite occupation?

  • Star Wars Storm Trooper.

What is your most marked characteristic?

  • I’m super serious all the time.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

  • Conviction.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

  • Conviction.

What do you most value in your friends?

  • Friends who don’t flake!

Who are your favorite writers?

  • Goethe, A.E. Housman, J.K. Rowling, Christopher Nolan.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

  • Iron Man!

Who are your heroes in real life?

  • My mother: She worked, went to school, and cared for my brother and I full time all while fighting terminal cancer.
  • My adopted family: They had the courage to take my brother and I in and make us part of their family.

What are your favorite names?

  • Tamino, Maximus, Regina, Violet 

What is it that you most dislike?

  • Friends who flake out on you at the last minute way too often!

How would you like to die?

  • In my sleep while dreaming of flying unicorns.

What is your motto?

  • Always look on the bright side of life.