Q & A – AS LONG AS THE COPS AREN’T ASKING – Marilyn Armstrong

I Love Questions Unless the Cops Are Asking Them

The latest is Melanie over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, who was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Congratulations Melanie.

She then wrote, “Anyone who wishes to answer some or all of the questions here, you’re more than welcome!!” And since I am “anyone,” here are Melanie’s questions and my answers.

Note: I’m ALSO anyone! So there!


1. Which season fits your personality best — spring, summer, fall, or winter — and why?

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Fall, usually. This year hasn’t been great but still, definitely my favorite season.

2. If you were to choose a well-known axiom or slogan for your life, what would it be?

The truth is easier to remember than a lie.

3. If you were a color, which would you be and why?

I get hung up on this. Do you mean a color I would wear? or just BE? What color is my aura?

I have no idea if I have an aura, much less its color. I don’t honestly think I can answer this because I like a lot of colors, depending on what they are being used for. Many colors I love, I won’t wear. For sheer color, I think turquoise. That clear bright blue you find mostly from Arizona mines.

4. What’s a skill you learned when you were young that you still use today?

Touch typing. I think it is the only genuinely useful skill I learned in school!

5. What’s the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given?

“If they ask you to make an instant decision, say NO.” I wish I’d stuck to it more.

6. If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephen Colbert,  and Connie Willis. And if I get a fourth, Jim Butcher.

7. If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

Listening. I’m an audiobook junkie.

8. What was the most embarrassing thing you have ever done while on a date?

While trying to cut up the steak, it slid off the plate and onto my white silk blouse. I never wore white silk for any event where eating was involved. And I never ordered a steak with bones.

9. If you were the eighth dwarf, what would your name be?

Sneezy Too. I sneeze a LOT. I can sneeze an entire evening away.

10. Where is the last place you’d be caught dead? Aside from the cemetery, of course!

Mountain climbing.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

7 thoughts on “Q & A – AS LONG AS THE COPS AREN’T ASKING – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. It’s funny. You are more or less the same generation of New York kid as I am — and they made everyone who might go to college learn to type. You’d have thought it would have been for the “work from high school” crowd, but they kept saying “there will be papers. You will need typing. You can’t handwrite your papers!” Short-hand died when small recording devices took over, but typing hasn’t changed. Even the keyboard is still the same.

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    1. I don’t see how else you can write. Garry is a VERY fast two-fingered typist, but I’ve been a touch typist since I was 10 and I can’t imagine writing without it. There really ARE keyboards and I think most writers have one or many.

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  1. I can’t imagine NOT touch typing…I think (maybe HOPE is a better word) that it never goes out of style (vis a vis having keyboards instead of those highly annoying touch screens). I suspect that it’ll stand the test of time. Thanks for playing along (and no, as far as I’m aware anyway, no cops were involved… 😉 )

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