Share Your World – July 17, 2017

What is your favorite cheese?

Still-life with cheese

Bleu cheese is my favorite, with Jarlsberg right behind it. Any good Swiss cheese will improve my sandwich. Third place? Very sharp cheddar. But to be fair, I like almost all cheese.

Are you left or right-handed?

Absolutely right-handed. My mother could do most things with either hand, including writing. I did not inherit that. I wish I had.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

I used to love both. Then I got sick. Now I am gradually getting better, but at this age, it’s a lot slower than it was when I was younger. “Bouncing back” from illness is a rougher road in your seventies.

Meanwhile, my brain gets a lot of exercise. I often wish I could simply turn it off, especially at night.

Sleep tight

Have you ever noticed that cats and dogs do not get insomnia? Just saying.

Complete this sentence: Hot days are …

I’m okay in relatively dry, hot weather, but we get hot and humid and I hate it. Even if it isn’t very hot, it’s super sweaty weather. Sometimes, the air doesn’t feel like air. It feels like hot soup and I can’t breathe. I’m a big fan of air conditioning!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!


  1. I am very right handed, right eyed, but left footed. I’m so left-footed that the carpeting on stairs to my upstairs showed a wear pattern that reflected that — it was time to replace the carpeting with wood flooring! And if I play cards, I do so left-handed — it’s the only thing that I don’t do with my right hand!


    1. Garry writes right-handed and throws left-handed. My mother was entirely ambidextrous and could write with both hands. I don’t know which foot is strong, but I’m strongly right-handed and right-eyed. It’s interesting how complicated sidedness is. Doesn’t seem to be hereditary, either.


      1. I always laugh at the eye doctor when they are determining dominance — they hand me a throw-away camera and ask me to hole it up to my eye — just to prove what I tell them! I can’t see through the viewfinder with the left eye!


        1. At this point, I can’t see through the viewfinder with either eye. I have the very tiny beginnings of MS which has mostly affected my eyes. They jump around and sometimes, I’m pretty cross-eyed.


          1. Oh, no! I need to make an appointment with the eye doctor — may need cataract surgery this year or next! I would hate to have any condition that makes it impossible to see through the viewfinder!


  2. I seem to breed left handlers, although apparently my grandfather was a southpaw.. I eat most cheeses but have a lactose problem with the soft ones. Cats never have insomnia but have the gift of sleeping with one ear open.


  3. I am another “mouse”, loving about any cheese, The first three you listed are also my favorites. Then i discovered some great bries., my favorite being a mushroom brie from Trader Joe’s… taker a couple little seeded sweet potato crackers and put some of that brie between them – a great snack. I am right handed but a strong tinge of ambidexterity which is good, because after the deer broadsided our VW homebuilt trike, I have a plate with multiple screw in my upper arm – and limited mobility as the angled break in the upper arm tore through about half the shoulder muscles… The damage was so bad that there is no possibility of shoulder repair or replacement. Two screws in the left knee where the tibial plateau broke off in that same accident in 2005. Really feeling it now that I am 70!!!


  4. We are bot right handed but two of our children are left handed. (Where did that come from?) We both love cheese. They used to call me Madame Cheddar at the Monoprix grocery store.


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