Monthly Archives: January 2011

Postaday topic #32: Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Topic #32 Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or something else? I am not only an optimist, I am a perennial optimist. I am a person who sees the jar as half-full, looks for the pony hidden in the pile of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #31: If you had your own reality tv show…

Topic #31 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: If you had your own reality show, what would it be called? What would it be about? Who would the main characters be? Let me begin by saying I don’t … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #30: It’s time to vent

Topic #30 What’s going on in your life right now that’s driving you nuts? I am playing a bit of catch-up in SO many areas of my life. What is driving me nuts is that I cannot stop time and … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #29: Do you want to live forever?

Topic #29 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: If you could live forever, would you? Why or why not? When I saw the title for this topic, a song immediately began looping through my head. The song? Fame from … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #28: What tech can’t you live without?

This was another Topic #31: What’s one piece of technology you can’t live without? Bonus topic:  What technology do you wish would disappear from the world? I can’t live without my computer! I love to create documents and to be on … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #27: Who are the three funniest people?

Topic #27 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: Who are the three funniest people in the world? Who are the three funniest people you know personally? Three funniest people in the world? Robin Williams, Craig Ferguson, and Billy Crystal. … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #26: What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday?

Topic #26 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday? How would it differ from a typical Sunday? If it’s Sunday where you are, what kind of day is it so far? Perfect … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #25: What is your favorite sound?

Topic #25  What is your favorite sound? I’m going to cheat a little bit in blogging about my favorite sound. If you will indulge me you will see why. I am going to say that my favorite sound is the sound … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #24: How do you define the word friend?

Topic #24 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: How do you define the word friend? A friend is someone who stands in the trenches with you when things get tough. A friend is someone who loves you at … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #23: Is it always better to know the truth even when it hurts? Or is ignorance bliss? Or are they both true some of the time?

Topic #23 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: Is it always better to know the truth, even when it hurts? Or is ignorance bliss? Or are they both true some of the time?Bonus twist: how does your opinion … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #22: Describe your laugh

Topic #22 Describe what your laugh sounds like. Who in your family is your laugh most similiar to, and most different from? I don’t exactly know how to describe my laugh. If I unexpectedly find something to be hilarious, I … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #21: what’s the single most important thing…

Topic #21 Here’s today’s topic idea, brought to you by Plinky.com: What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010? And how do you plan to top it in 2011 (perhaps by completing your blogging challenge!). I can answer … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #20: What’s the most important thing you’re putting off?

Topic #20 What’s the most important thing you’re putting off? And why haven’t you done it yet? What do you need to make it happen? I would say that the most important thing is having my files (especially expenses) organized … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #19: What is the bravest thing?

The bravest thing I’ve seen someone do? There are a few—superhuman efforts on 9/11 and in Oklahoma City, of course come to mind. Closer to home? My friend Vincent and my cousin Brittany doing tours in war zones—Vincent in Iraq … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #18: Questions about hope?

Topic #18 Here’s today’s topic idea: What gives you hope? And what, if anything, makes you question hope? And what makes you question your questions of hope? And…President Obama aside, life gives me hope. He is not the author of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #17: Does everything happen for a reason?

Topic: Does everything happen for a reason?.God has a reason for helping you through things so that you can learn from it. God has a reason for letting you enjoy things, so that you can experience a small part of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #16: What’s the wackiest advice you’ve ever heard?

Topic: What’s the wackiest advice you’ve ever heard? “Be a homeowner. You can never lose money in real estate”. Oh yes, a real estate agent actually said that to us when we were looking for a house to buy in NJ. … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic #15: If you had a time machine…

Topic: If you had a time machine….Where would I go? Gosh—part of me would go to Dallas in 1963, (or to MLK or to RFK in 68) and try to prevent the assassinations. However, I know in my heart of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #14: Why did you start?

Topic: Why did you start?. I started this blog on the advice of my friend Dana. She knows I am a reader, a writer, a person with much to say. She knows I desperately need a creative outlet to reduce … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #13: What are you looking forward to this year?

My wishes and hopes for this year are many. I am very much looking forward to watching my son graduate from college. He struggled mightily in school in his early years. He had a hard time. He went through some … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #12: What are three things you can do to be a better friend to the people in your life?

this started out as a bonus question for #22 What are three things you can do to be a better friend to the people in your life? Three things I can do to be a better friend? Take better care … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic #11:What do you want to be remembered for?

I hope that I will be remembered for my compassion and my supportive nature. I hope I will be remembered as a person who is insightful, intelligent, and encouraging. I hope when people remember me they will remember me as … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #10: How do you stay entertained when you are snowed in?

#10 1/10/11 How do you stay entertained when you are snowed in? Having lived in many snowy areas, we have been snowed in many times. We pad around in our jammies for awhile. The pace is lovely when the whole … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #9: Describe a recent Aha moment. What sparked it?

#9 1/9/11 Describe a recent Aha! moment. What sparked it?Today I was really feeling sorry for myself and quite put upon. I have had Bell’s Palsy now for about 2 weeks. I have had to rush all over town for … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #8: How do you stay focused on a task or activity?

#8 How do you stay focused on a task or activity? What do you do when you need to concentrate or get things done? (Say, writing a blog post).1/8/11. There are a lot of different techniques I use to help … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #7: Share a story about a memorable job interview

#7 Share a story about a memorable job interview.1/7/11. My most memorable job interview was right after I graduated from college. I had graduated with a BBA and believed anybody who was going to be a big shot would start … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #6: Are you stressed out right now? (Why or why not?)

#6 Are you stressed out right now? (If so, why? If not, why not?)1/6/11 I am very stressed out right now. It is January and I have been stricken with Bell’s Palsy. My days and weeks are chock full of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #5: Do you prefer to talk, message, or a different communication method?

#5 Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method? 1/5/11. This question has my stock-in-trade answer: it depends. With the dawn of the cell phone, smart phone, and email and web sites, etc. It is easier … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #4: Share something that makes you smile

4 Share something that makes you smile. 1/4/11 I am going to share something that not only makes me smile, it on occasion makes me burst out into uncontrollable laughter! I don’t know how many people will have even heard … Continue reading

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Postaday topic#3: What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010?

#3 What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010? The single most important thing I accomplished in 2010 was to help one of my students see her own innate giftedness. I began working with her a couple of … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #2: Name someone who deserves more credit than they get

#2 Name someone who deserves more credit than they get. Oh gosh, that is so easy. My husband deserves way more credit than he gets. He works so hard at his job every day, putting in a ton of hours. … Continue reading

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