Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Question of the Day #1,220

Feb. 29 is traditionally a day where women are “permitted” to romantically pursue men. The tradition dates back to 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick about the "fair sex having to wait for men to propose." As a result, Patrick declared that Feb. 29 is the day that would be set aside when women can ask men for their hand in marriage.

How kind and generous of St. Patrick to give women that kind of opportunity once every four years!

What historical traditions make you realize how far we've come?


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Question of the Day #1,219

Last night, I watched Oprah's "The Next Chapter." In the episode, Oprah attended a Tony Robbins seminar during which he identified "Six Basic Needs":
  1. Certainty
  2. Uncertainty (the need for adventure)
  3. Love
  4. Significance
  5. Contribution
  6. Growth
He asked the audience to determine which were the two driving needs in their lives. Then he asked the audience to think about what those two needs were costing them.

For example, my driving needs are love and growth. The price of letting love drive my life is that sometimes I'll push other things aside for it. The price of growth driving my life is that a lot of times I'll be so focused on my goals that I don't see what's going on around me.

What are your two driving Basic Needs? Do they have a price?


Monday, February 27, 2012

Question of the Day #1,218

If you could play a part in any movie, what movie would you choose?


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Question of the Day #1,217

In your household, are The Oscars a big deal? Why or why not?


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Question of the Day #1,216

"That game was horrible," I said.

"If we had just gone to L's house that day instead of B's, we never would have lost," A said, shaking her head.

"Huh?" I said.

"We watched every game of the season at L's house. Then for the Super Bowl, B insisted we go to her house. That's why we lost," A said.

"I know exactly what you mean," S said. "Before each game started, I used to make sure every person sat in the same exact seat they did during the prior winning games."

"Wow," I said.

Do you believe that a team can lose a game because of something you or someone watching with you does?


Friday, February 24, 2012

Question of the Day #1,215

Two of my friends got married on Sunday. Two more got engaged yesterday.

There's a whole lotta lovin' going on!

Are you seeing a lot of lovin' around you?


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Question of the Day #1,214

A's 11 year old niece created this American Girl spin on "Crazy in Love," using a Flip video camera. Frame by frame.

What amazing stuff have you seen a kid come up with?


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Question of the Day #1,213

First, I walked out of the house without my reusable shopping bags. As I got them out of the pantry, I fumbled around my purse, realizing I didn't have my phone. After grabbing it and heading back out to the car, I realized I didn't have my keys.

I rushed back in the house and asked, "Have you seen my keys?"

M looked at me sideways and said, "No, and unfortunately, I can't call them."

Apparently, I misplace things more than I realized.

What do you often misplace?


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Question of the Day #1,212

"What about cards? Do you just throw them away?" A asked.

"Well, am I supposed to keep year after year of holiday cards? I'd have to cart a giant box around for the rest of my life."

"So, you just toss my fabulous holiday cards?" she asked.

I looked down at the bar.

"What about the cute invitation to your niece's birthday party?" M asked.

"If I saved every invitation and card I ever got, I'd have closets full!" I said.

"But her picture is on it!" A said.

"Oh my god." I gulped some beer. "Listen, I've saved all the letters and cards from my granny and lots of cards from my mom."

They shook their heads at me.

Am I a villian? Or should I be a hoarder like them?


Monday, February 20, 2012

Question of the Day #1,211

A few facts about last night's wedding:

1. The tables were named after bands. My table was "Lush."
2. I got to catch up with a friend I haven't seen in over a year.
3. My lanyard is cool.
4. The friends who sang and played made me fall in love with love.
5. A lot of butts were in the air.
6. I'm not sure what happened in that photo booth.

What do you enjoy about weddings?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Question of the Day #1,210

A couple days ago, Green Girl in Wisconsin posted Three Things about her day. I like the concept. So let's try it.

Three things about today:

1. A chill is in the air.
2. For breakfast, I had delicious chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes with bacon.
3. I'm going to my friends' wedding tonight. (I love weddings!)

What three things would you like to share about your day?


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Question of the Day #1,209

There's a debate going on in my kitchen. (Somebody thinks I overcook bacon.)

How do you like your bacon cooked?


Friday, February 17, 2012

Question of the Day #1,208

Have you written a story in a setting you were unfamiliar with? If so, how did you make it come alive?


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Question of the Day #1,207

It's windy. Plam frond flying windy! And the temperature has a little bite to it.
Windy weather really makes me want to skip my morning walk.

What conditions deter you from exercise?


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Question of the Day #1,206

How do you feel about cuddling?

(I'm a big fan.)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Question of the Day #1,205

Valentine's Day.

Love it or hate it?

(I'm loving it. But that's because I have the best Valentine EVER.)


Monday, February 13, 2012

Question of the Day #1,204

Who would like to comment on last night's Grammy Awards?


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Question of the Day #1,203

Do you know anyone who refers to him/herself in the third person? If so, how do you feel about that?


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Question of the Day #1,202

My heat lamp is dead. I get super cranky when my heat lamp is dead. M is trying to fix it. Not because he'll get cold but because I get super cranky when my heat lamp is dead.

The death of what appliance makes you super cranky?


Friday, February 10, 2012

Question of the Day #1,201

I watched five episodes of Sex in the City last night. It was like eating potato chips. I couldn't stop.

What television marathon sucks you right in?


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Question of the Day #1,200

Okay, so we've had a little time to test out 2012. Time to determine the vibe. Time to weigh the good and the bad. Time to spot the opportunities or lack thereof.

I'm liking it. A lot.

What do you think of your new year so far?


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Question of the Day #1,199

I just thought, "It's a million o'clock and I have yet to write a question!"

I say, "It's a million o'clock" a lot. When I'm out with friends and I don't realize how late it is. When I get sucked up in TV and suddenly notice it's way past my bedtime. And, of course, whenever I'm late.

How do you express time getting away from you?


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Question of the Day #1,198

It's raining. May not sound exciting to the rest of the world, but to me, it's super exciting. A rare dark day, good for writing, where the sun isn't tempting me outdoors. A day to make soup, stay in my jammies and get some work done.

What's your exciting thing for today?


Monday, February 6, 2012

Question of the Day #1,197

Grumbles sounded in the room as Madonna danced through her half-time show. A couple partygoers heckled.

"30 something years ago, that woman arrived in Times Square with $35 and a dream. Look at her now. I don't care who you are, nobody has the right to bash that woman," I said.

"You're right. She's pretty amazing. She's in her 50's, isn't she?" C asked.

The girls on the couch turned and glanced at us. The room quieted.

What did you think of Madonna's half-time show?


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Question of the Day #1,196

Giants or Patriots?


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Question of the Day #1,195

My friend, L, posted this picture on Facebook with the caption, "This I will never understand. Is it really that hard to put the toilet paper on the holder?"

Excellent question. Kind of like putting a dish in the sink. Why not just put it in the dishwasher?

How would you finish this question, "Is it really that hard to ________________________?


Friday, February 3, 2012

Question of the Day #1,194

How accurately do you feel this video portrays the brain power of today's youth of America?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Question of the Day #1,193

The results are in. Phil says there will be six more weeks of winter.

Here in So. Cal, I say if this is winter, I'll gladly take six more weeks.

How do you feel about six more weeks of your winter?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Question of the Day #1,192

Yesterday, the gas went out. Then the Internet died. And when I went to spark the heat lamp, the propane tank was empty.

So I gave up on Tuesday.

How do you know when to quit?