Kristy Tattrie comes to Fraser Mills with a wealth of experience and a skill-set and knowledge that makes her a perfect fit for us. But who is this enigmatic brewer? We put the Proust Questionnaire to her to find out!
( The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.)
1 What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Basking in the sun by the water, beer in hand with my man and my dogs
2 What is your greatest fear?
Being covered in spiders! And awkward, awkward silence . . .
3 What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I’m impatient, and an interrupting cow—mooooo!
4 What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Fake ass people. Say what you mean, mean what you say.
5 Which living person do you most admire?
Grandma: she can make the best out of damn near any situation.
6 What is your greatest extravagance?
Cheese! And most recently a new Dyson vacuum.
7 What is your current state of mind?
Step into my world and find out.
8 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience! Ha, not actually: they all have their place.
9 On what occasion do you lie?
When people ask me if I lie. To quote Dr. House “everybody lies”.
10 What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I dislike this question.
11 Which living person do you most despise?
There can only be one? Cause I’d say many, many politicians.
12 What is the quality you most like in a man?
Their butt. But really their ability to make me laugh.
13 What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Their boobs. And also friendship, feeling of sisterhood, camaraderie and connection.
14 Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
15 What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My husband. He’s my lover and best friend. But also Taryn, my best-friend, she is my life partner through and through.
16 When and where were you happiest?
Impossible to answer, my happiness is constantly being re-defined as I go through life and grow with my experiences.
17 Which talent would you most like to have?
To sing! Can’t carry a tune, but doesn’t stop me from trying.
18 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I spoke more languages
19 What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Surviving the journey life has taken me on and now thriving instead of just surviving
20 If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
21 Where would you most like to live?
Italy! Food, wine, culture, sunshine, ocean, bliss!
22 What is your most treasured possession?
23 What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Loss/grief. Trying to fill out this damned questionnaire.
24 What is your favourite occupation?
25 What is your most marked characteristic?
Out-going even though at times I don’t feel it.
26 What do you most value in your friends?
That they drink beer.
27 Who are your favourite writers?
Completely depends on my mood and environment.
28.Who is your hero of fiction?
Eve Gardiner from the Alice Network.
29 Which historical figure do you most identify with?
30 Who are your heroes in real life?
31 What are your favourite names?
Sourdough, Spaghetti, Reggiano.
32 What is it that you most dislike?
33 What is your greatest regret?
Not taking that last piece of garlic bread.
34 How would you like to die?
Smothered in puppies.
35 What is your motto?
Clichéd as all hell, but, ‘Everything happens for a reason.’