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
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?
I keep hoping to go dramatically grey, but it’s stubbornly brown. Fading just little along the part.
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?
Comes thrice a year: post-Halloween, post-Valentine’s Day, and post-Easter. It’s Half-Price Candy Day!
Beer or wine?
Night owl or morning person?
Owl into morning
Favorite day of the week?
Don’t really have one
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.