Thursday, May 31, 2012

Question of the Day #1,319

Today was so crazy I forgot to ask a question.

What did you forget to do today?


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Question of the Day #1,318

If you could, would you rather end hunger or hatred? Why?


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Question of the Day #1,317

As I pulled into the library parking lot, the attendant smiled and waved at me.

"Hello!" She called out from her booth as I drove by.

I remembered her. Not from the library parking lot, but from a lot I used to park in while working on an onsite project.

She sang and danced in her booth as I walked from my car into the library. The song sounded like a prayer echoing through the garage.

After I finished at the library, I drove up to her booth. As she sang me a "hello," her entire face smiled.

"What is your secret?" I asked.

"What secret?" She asked.

"To being so happy." I replied.

"I have God." She waved her hands in the air and spun around, all the while singing. "I have everything."

"Thank you. I'm so glad I saw you again today. God bless you," I said and pulled away.

This woman, who works underground, in parking garages, in a booth all day, is joyful.

Who astounds you with their amazing attitude?


Monday, May 28, 2012

Question of the Day #1,316

I have a serious dilemma.

T.Y. and I celebrate every birthday by giving each other Hostess Cupcakes. He must have been hungry when he went to the supermarket on my last birthday because there are three full boxes of Hostess Cupcakes on my counter.

Eating three boxes of Hostess Cupcakes could kill me. Lord knows I'm not going to eat them. But what should I do with them? I hate to throw out food. Especially food that won't go "bad." But I'd feel guilty feeding those sugarbombs to anyone. And seeing them crowd my counter every day makes me batty.

What should I do with them?


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Question of the Day #1,315

I got poked on Facebook by a complete stranger. Not a friend. Not a friend of a friend. Just a random old guy.


Who has overstepped a boundary with you lately?


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Question of the Day #1,314

I'm a foul mood.

How's your mood?


Friday, May 25, 2012

Question of the Day #1,313

Would you rather be born with an elephant trunk or a giraffe neck?

(Just go with me, people. I need a laugh today.)


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Question of the Day #1,312

"Worrying is like praying for something you don't want."

I read this yesterday and had an "ah ha" moment. Of course, if the law of attraction states that what you focus on is what you bring to yourself, this makes a lot of sense.

Then I worried all night.

What counterproductive thing can you just not help doing?


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Question of the Day #1,311

I walked outside to find soil all over the furniture on my deck. Then I noticed the gift some animal left me in a planter.

Has an animal ever left you a "gift"?


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Question of the Day #1,310

I'm excited for my critique group tonight. It's always great to read such amazing writing, but in addition, it's so much fun to exchange ideas with smart, confident women.

What kinds of groups are you involved in? What do you enjoy about them?


Monday, May 21, 2012

Question of the Day #1,309

My eye is twitching. This is new. In what new way has stress shown itself to you?


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Question of the Day #1,308

"Remember corned beef hash when we were little?" My brother asked.

"You mean out of the can?" I asked.


"That was disgusting. Be we loved it!" I replied.

"I know!" he said.

What food did you eat as a kid that you wouldn't touch now?


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Question of the Day #1,307

Where should you never take a first date?


Friday, May 18, 2012

Question of the Day #1,306

You know when you're a kid and you're looking for your shoes for hours and you can't find them and the minute you ask Mom for help, she finds them in two seconds? This morning is like that.
Or when I struggle to open a jar of pickles and the BF unscrews it with the first twist? This morning is like that.
Do you know what I mean? Does that happen to you?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Question of the Day #1,305

Hummingbirds buzz outside the window. Zoom in. Zoom away.

What animals amaze you?


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Question of the Day #1,304

The other morning, I woke up late. I rushed through showering, dressing, chowing a banana and making tea. The ice dispenser seemed to jam, and in my impatience, I opened the freezer door to grab some out of the bin. Ice flew all over the floor.

As I began to gather it, I looked up at L.

"Remember how we talked about how important it is to set the tone for your day?"

She nodded.

"This isn't a very good start," I said.

"Or maybe it's the universe telling you to cool down!"

Has the universe sent you a metaphorical message lately?


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Question of the Day #1,303

One thing I notice as I get older is that I like to plan. I like to know what's going to happen, when it's going to happen and how it's going to happen.

I prefer to back into situations so I'm on time, polished and ready to go.

This doesn't mean I'm rigid and can't be spontaneous, because I can dash off in the convertible with 10 minutes notice. But for most things, on most days, I find I'm more productive when I have a plan to follow.

How about you? Are you a planner? What works for you?


Monday, May 14, 2012

Question of the Day #1,302

What's your favorite form of travel? Bus? Plane? Boat? Car? Hovercraft? On foot?


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Question of the Day #1,301

How did you spend Mother's Day?


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Question of the Day #1,300

While discussing government issues, L said, "I think we need a Department of Common Sense."

What type of department would you add to your government?


Friday, May 11, 2012

Question of the Day #1,299

Can you write while you listen to music? (I can't concentrate with music or TV in the background. I'm wondering if I'm not alone.)


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Question of the Day #1,298

Would you rather always lose or never play?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Question of the Day #1,297

I didn't sleep well last night. As a result, I have an upset stomach and my head feels like a bowling ball.

How does lack of sleep affect you?


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Question of the Day #1,296

If you could hear any song, right now, what song would you choose?


Monday, May 7, 2012

Question of the Day #1,295

I recently went to a wedding in an upscale community. The only person I knew, besides my "date," was the groom.

We ate dinner with a group of people our age. But it was strange. Two of them seemed genuine and friendly. The rest seemed obsessed with money and material things.

My friend and I discussed the weird vibe as we dashed back to our hotel room to change. In my jeans, flip flops and favorite comfy sweater, we met up with the rest of the wedding guests at the hotel bar.

There, a girl I'd eaten with, looked me up and down and actually sneered at my appearance.

She had a pretty face, perfectly pulled back hair, professionally done makeup and her figure was fantastic in her designer dress and designer shoes. But suddenly, she was the ugliest girl in the room.

What makes someone ugly to you?


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Question of the Day #1,294

Ahhh. Picture an impromptu Sunday lunch at beachside restaurant with my girlfriends on the perfect sunny So Cal day.

What are you psyched about?


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Question of the Day #1,293

Do you sleep in on weekends?

I find it harder and harder to do so. Maybe it comes with getting older. But I think the biggest reason I don't sleep in aymore is because there's so much to do.

What about you?


Friday, May 4, 2012

Question of the Day #1,292

If you could choose between living five good lives and one extraordinary life, which would you choose?


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Question of the Day #1,291

I am generally a positive person, but right now, I feel like nothing is easy. I try to accomplish one thing and something else blocks my way. Then I have to figure out how to get past that block before I can get anywhere near the track I need to persue to reach the primary goal.

This entire week, I can't seem to get past Point A.

What do you do when you feel like you're hitting a brick wall?


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Question of the Day #1,290

I'm using new blogging software and it's driving me crazy!

What new program are you having trouble adapting to?


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Question of the Day #1,289

Who's taking advantage of you?