I don’t know about you, but I could use a little easy these days. So here we go, an easy old school blog list from Elaine via Shell. Wanna play? Copy the list, plug in your answers and share on your blog. I feel far too old to play the tag game, so I’m not; if you’re reading, consider yourself invited.

A. Attached or Single? single
B. Best Friend? My dad.
C. Cake or pie? Life is too short to choose, don’t you think? I do.
D. Day of choice? Not to be specific or anything, but it’s the first Tuesday of the month after invoice day for one gig, but before the deadlines of magazine articles start to loom large.
E. Essential Item? As much as I hate to admit it, my phone. It’s like another arm these days.
F. Favorite color? What is this with color exclusivity? I seriously can’t pick one. Coral, azure blue, buttery yellow, burnt umber, sparkly champagne…they’re all gorgeous.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Neither. I’ve never liked gummy anything.
H. Home town? Hays, Kansas, otherwise know as “Hace, ‘Merica” to natives.
I. Favorite Indulgence? Hmmm…..in a perfect world, it would be getting lost in a new city. In my current world, it’s a day free of deadlines and the ability to go enjoy a meal without kids arguing over whose chicken nuggets are bigger.
J. January or July? July is my birthday month, but I’d choose January. I really dislike the intense heat of July.
K. Kids? Three—two boys and one girl.
L. Life isn’t complete without? My kids, my family, red wine, chocolate, new experiences, travel, good books, time to do nothing.
M. Marriage date? Doesn’t count if I’m not married anymore…
N. Number of brothers/sisters? 2 natural sisters, 2 step sisters and 1 half sister.
O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, especially if they’re the Honeycrisps we all love. When I buy them, though, they’re gone before I get one.
P. Phobias? Bridges. Cancer. Alzheimer’s.
Q. Quotes? I’m a quote whore…love ‘em all. Still, I always come back to this one: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom ~ Anais Nin
R. Reasons to smile? Random calls from my college boy and my dad, a new bottle of red, brunch with friends, travel and the opportunity to see anyplace new, the smell of fresh bread, veggies from my back yard, Broadway, Royals games with my kids, Saturday morning Farmer’s Market trips, nights spent reading with Erin….
S. Season of choice? Fall.
T. Tag 5 People. No…sorry, hate that. Consider yourself tagged and blog, baby, blog.
U. Unknown fact about me? I hate floating food in dishwater. Makes me gag.
V. Vegetable? Cauliflower, when roasted. Asparagus, when shaved. Sweet potatoes, avocados (are those a veggie or a fruit?), tomatoes fresh from the garden.
W. Worst habit? Procrastinating.
X. Xray or Ultrasound? I’ve had both.
Y. Your favorite food? You know by now that I can’t pick just one. The perfect omelet, guacamole, shrimp tacos, roasted veggies, steak right off a charcoal grill, crème brule, tiramisu, cheesecake…
Z. Zodiac sign? Cancer.