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Who are you named after?

They spelled my middle name Arline to honor my dad,  Arlis

Last time you cried?

On the phone with OH, family troubles

Do you like your handwriting?

I quite like it, though arthritis is stealing it

What is your favorite lunch meat?

Smoked turkey. Though it’s hard to beat good roast beef

Longest relationship?

Marriage of decades

Do you still have your tonsils?


Would you bungee jump?


Favorite kind of cereal?

I don’t eat cold cereal, so, oatmeal

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

People do that? Not usually

Favorite ice cream?

Coconut almond fudge, from a local dairy. Wait, lemme 'splain. It's fine-shredded coconut, veins and pockets of Actual Fudge, and slivered almonds, in almond ice cream, which is purest white and intensely almond.

What is the first thing you notice about a person?

Voice, probably, then body language

Football or baseball?

Gymnastics or figure skating

What color pants are you wearing?


Last thing you ate?

Amazing multigrain bread with sunflower seeds, toasted

What are you listening to?

Birdsong. And the county gun range.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Dark, dark blue, or bottle green

What is your favorite smell?

New-cut grass and clover

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?




Hair color?

I keep hoping to go dramatically grey, but it’s stubbornly brown. Fading just  little along the part.

Eye color?


Favorite foods to eat?

I’m forbidden tomatoes, onions and peppers, so pizza with cracker-thin, crisp crust, olive oil and cheeses, broccoli, spinach, black olives, mushrooms, sausage (with fennel!) and maybe pepperoni, more cheese.

Scary movies or happy ending?

Not a fan of either scary or fluff. Troubling, challenging movie with a satisfying resolution—how’s that?

Last movie you watched?

I don’t remember. It’s been a while since I saw a movie in the theater.

What color shirt are you wearing?


Favorite holiday?

Comes thrice a year: post-Halloween, post-Valentine’s Day, and post-Easter. It’s Half-Price Candy Day!

Beer or wine?

Single malt

Night owl or morning person?

Owl into morning

Favorite day of the week?

Don’t really have one

Favorite season?

It would be spring, but for the allergies. Fall, next—though that’s allergy-frought, as well. Winter’s nice, if you don’t have to be somewhere.

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These questions come from Feodora

1. How did you name your pets?
2. Poirot or Miss Marple?
3. Do you have a FB account too?
4. Books - hardcover or paperback
5. Mobile(cell phone): Windows/Android or Apple?

We've always cued on the pet's appearance/personality, and a bit of fannishness. There was Jennyanydots, from elliot's Book of Practical Cats. She was a dilute tortoiseshell who looked as if someone had splashed paint on her, thus, dots. And the solid grey Merlin--actually named after football star Merlin Olsen. Jenny's daughters, Buttercup,a relatively rare yellow tabby female who we thought was a tom, and who had the demeanor of Miss Piggy, all "Mew? Mew? Meeeoww?" when she wanted something, and "Kiiiii-YAAAAH!" when you denied her whatever it was she wanted. Her sister, a true tortoiseshell with the brightest orange showing through the densest black fur, we named Ember. Another mostly black tortoiseshell who was very hoppy as a kitten, we named Cricket. Thomas was named before he moved in on us from neglectful neighbors, and would not answer to anything else. My mom's white miniature poodle's ears showed some apricot in her lineage, and was named Taffy because of the taffy-color on her ear tips. Our three-legged feral rescue was TC--originally for Three-Claw, but also for Tripod Cat, Thelonius Clawed, and other nicks with those initials. Punkin moved in on us from *other* neglectful neighbors, was a big orange tabby with a very sweet and grateful disposition.

While I love the period-ness and the fussiness of Poirot, I have more admiration and fellow-feeling for Miss Marple.

I do have a FB account, which I use to keep in contact with distant relatives and old friends I see nowhere else. I never post there.

If I truly love a book enough to want to keep it, I'll find it in hardcover, either new, or good-condition used. Neither the hands nor the eyes enjoy mass market paperbacks, no matter how inexpensive, so for reading I prefer trade paper, good used condition.

While I have a smart phone, I deliberately don't have internet access enabled. I use it for calls, texts, a contact list, and photos. I don't even have games on it, or maps or gps. I enjoy my status as phone luddite, thanks.
fufaraw: sheep plus text (memesheep)
Two names you go by:
1. Bev
2. Fu

Two parts of your heritage:
1. Adopted
2. Mongrel white

Two things that scare you:
1. Intolerance
2. Bullying

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. locket  (click pic to embiggen)
2. Grey henley

Two physical things that appeal to you:
1. Voice
2. ass

Two of your favorite hobbies:
1. Workshopping writing
2. Arranging photo vignettes

Two things you want really badly:
1. My health
2. The ability to consume unlimited chocolate without consequences

Two places you want to go on vacation:
1. The Olympic Penninsula
2. Drive down Hwy 1 to Norcal

Two things you want to do before you die:
1. Get my body into better shape
2. Travel

Two things you are thinking about right now:
1. How pretty the snow is
2. How toasty my sofa is

Two stores you shop at:
1. Fred Meyer
2. Wonderland Teas and Spices

Two people you haven't talked to in a while:
1. The kid
2. The other kid

Two favorite websites:
1. Livejournal
2. Tumblr

Two things you did last night:
1. Edited photos
2. Watched down the recorded shows on the DVR

Two shows you like to watch:
1. Supernatural
2. iZombie

Two places you like to go to:
1. Deception Pass
2. Ebey Point

Two favorite subjects in school:
1. Drama
2. Creative Writing

Two favorite places to eat:
1. Royal Star (Chinese)
2. Five Columns (Greek)

Two people that who live in your house:
1. The Other Human
2. Me

Two things you like about yourself (physically):
1. Laugh
2. Eyes

Two things you ate today:
1. Oatmeal (thick cut, with walnuts, dried cranberries, and coconut oil)
2. String cheese

Two people you last talked to in person:
1. OH
2. Neighbor David

Two people you last texted:
1. Amy
2. Stefan

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Spending a lot of it online
2. Scrubbing the bathroom
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Another 'me' meme

Describe a scent that you love or loathe
Love - cut grass, wood shavings, steeped and scraped vanilla bean, coffee
Loathe - hyacinths, indoors. Outdoors, okay, but indoors they suffocate me
Describe a visual experience that dazzled you
Talking with a friend, and we stepped outside in the sun. I turned to look at her and saw her aura: she was outlined in cobalt blue sort of pulsing off her, and outside of that was a vivid pink streaming around her in an unbroken current. Never happened before, nor again, and that day had no particular import.
Describe an acquired or unusual taste
Fernet. Tastes like incense smells
Describe a sound that frightens or comforts you
Frightens me - windstorms rattling the house
Comforts me - cat purrs
Describe a sensation that is arousing or creepy
Arousing? music--unpredictably, either classical or movie soundtrack or folk
Creepy sensations - when you don't notice it's gotten dark and the windows are uncovered, and anything could be looking in at you, unseen. Ditto cracked doors--wide open or closed, please. Nothing peeping!
fufaraw: (J2)

1. Do you like blue cheese? No, tastes like feet!

2. Have you ever smoked? Yes, for twenty years. I quit twice, because my psoriasis was so bad, quitting was recommended as removing a system stressor. It worked. Of course the psoriasis has gradually gotten worse again. I toy with the idea of taking up smoking again, so I can quit again. I still crave a cigarette when I'm writing (get stuck, step outside, light up, pace--AHA! lightbulb! Race back inside and fix the stuck point), I miss those lightbulb moments the nicotine hit made possible. I don't miss always knowing where my cigarette case was, and casing every new room I entered, for exits to smoking areas.

3. Do you own a gun? Yes. I used to target shoot. I'd give it up in a hot minute if gun control was passed.

4. What is your favourite flavour? Oh, this is hard! A single favorite flavor? Probably coffee.

5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? Sometimes. Depends on why the visit.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? I regret the yuckiness of their manufacture, but two or three times a year, there's no substitute, as long as I get decent dogs and the mandatory toppings (yellow mustard, beanless chili, slaw)--otherwise, never mind.

7. Favourite Christmas Movie? Scrooged. Or A Christmas Story.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee.

9. Do you do push-ups? I should, but no.

10. What’s your favourite piece of jewellery? One? You expect me to pick one? Each piece of jewelry I've kept is talismanic in some way; I don't wear anything that doesn't have some meaning to me. I guess if I had to pick one, it would be the silver Celtic tree pendant. Or the hallmarked silver wedding band with applied wirework that spirals on one side of the cabochon rainbow moonstone set in an 18kt gold bezel, travels the outer circumference of the ring to spiral on the opposite side of the bezel: two made one.

11. Favourite hobby? Still life photography--very novice level

12. Do you have ADD? Yes, ADHD, inattentive form. I lived my childhood in my head, because I couldn't screen or prioritize chaotic input. Still have trouble with it.

13. What’s the one thing you hate about yourself? paralyzing fear.

14 . Middle Name? Arline, pronounced Arlene, spelled after my dad's name, Arlis.

15. Name three thoughts right now? We're going for a drive today. The Other Human is ready to go. I'm, as usual, stuck in my reluctance to leave one place for another, even if the new place is somewhere I want to go.

16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly. Water, clear soda, coffee.

17. Where's the question? Dunno. I didn't do anything with it! Honest!

18. Current hate right now? Voters who think Trump is a good idea.

19. Favourite place to be? On my front deck, in the breeze from the woods.

20. How do you ring in the New Year? OH celebrates no holidays and usually goes to bed. I'll either watch the ball drop on tv, or read, with an eye on the clock and a lift of the glass when the hour passes.

21. Where would you like to go? Today? Altitude and green leaves, maybe some snow to counteract the high local temps.

22. Name three people who will complete this?   [livejournal.com profile] meus_venator, [livejournal.com profile] anniespinkhouse, [livejournal.com profile] sylsdarkplace, mebbe?

23. Do you own slippers? Yes, but only wear them for a quick step outside

24. What colour shirt are you wearing? Green

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, no, no! Slide right out of bed. SO uncomfortable!

26. Can you whistle? Badly

27. Favourite colour? Green, blue, silver, brown, grey.

28. Would you be a pirate? Nah, not that good a sailor. I like terra firma, flush toilets, and a better class of hygiene than most pirates.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Huh. I usually don't sing in the shower.

30. Favourite girls name?  Because of the many permutations: Elizabeth, Margaret, Katherine, Anne.

31. Favourite boys name? John (Ian, Sean, Ivan, Juan, etc.), William, Matthew

32. What’s in your pocket right now? lint

33. Last person that made you laugh?  The Other Human is a witty bastard

34. Best toy as a child? A book

35. Worst injury? Dislocated knee and torn ligaments that still make climbing stairs problematic--I climb up on the left leg and down on the right, the knee won't reliably bear when it's bent.

36. Where would you love to live? Here, or somewhere just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? just one

38. Who is your loudest friend?  our slightly deaf neighbor--trombonist with the Count Basie band.

39. How many dogs do you have? no pets right now

40. Does someone trust you? I hope so

41. What is your favourite movie? my go-to in the past has been Local Hero. There are so many, though. I guess I'll just say that one.

42. What’s your favourite sweet? really good cake--yellow with chocolate frosting for preference, but other flavors are fine, too.

43. What’s your favourite sports team? I don't, um.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral? It's a tossup: Ride of the Valkyries as sung by Bugs Bunny, or You Can't Always Get What You Want, a la The Big Chill.

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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh (waves) Hi! Nice to see you!

Have You Ever...?

Fired a Gun X
Been Married X
Fallen in love x
Gone on a blind date
Skipped school x
Watched someone give birth
Watched someone die x
Been to Canada x
Ridden in an ambulance
Been to Hawaii
Been to Europe x
Been to Las Vegas X
Been to Washington D.C x
Been to Nashville X (passing through)
Visited Florida x
Visited Mexico
Seen the Grand Canyon in person x
Flown in a helicopter
Partied so hard you puked
Been on a cruise
Served on a jury x
Been in a movie
Danced in the rain x
Been to Los Angeles x
Been to New York City X
Played in a band/orchestra (Sung publicly in a 500 voice choir? X)
Sung karaoke
Made prank phone calls
Laughed so much you cried x
Caught a snowflake on your tongue x
Had children X
Had a pet x
Been sledding on a big hill x
Been downhill skiing
Been water skiing
Ridden on a motorcycle
Traveled to all 50 states
Jumped out of a plane
Been to a drive-in movie x
Ridden an elephant
Ridden a Horse x
Been on TV x
Been in the newspaper x
Stayed in the hospital x
Donated blood
Gotten a piercing x
Gotten a tattoo
Driven a stick shift vehicle x
Driven over 100 mph
Been scuba diving
Lived on your own x
Ridden in the back of a police car
Broken a bone x
Gotten stitches
Traveled Alone x
Gone backpacking
Owned more shoes than I could ever wear
Been to Russia

Seen four countries at the same moment X (at Berchtesgaden--Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany)
Driven across Death Valley X
Actually seen the cows come home X (The town of Konigsee celebrates the cattle's return from high mountain pastures for the winter by parading the cows through town at dawn. Each cow wears a bell on a wide, intricately embroidered collar, and a flower crown. And then you go to the inn and have full-cream hot chocolate with whipped cream on top to warm up)
Visited San Francisco/Crossed the Golden Gate bridge/Explored the Marin Headlands X

Feel free to replace things you've not done with things you have done which aren't on the list!

fufaraw: (Hostage J2)
(You'll note the required PNW uniform hoodie.)

Go here and make your own.
fufaraw: (J2)
There are quite a few empty dates, so if there's anything you ever wanted to ask me, now's your chance. My December questions meme page is here.

In other news, I'm beginning to hate the cold. Both wrists are yelling, and that's with the braces and the warmers. Pfeh.


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