What did your mommy or daddy used to make you when you were sick at home? And if you have them, what do you make for your kids? As per my last post, I’m home sick, and a little thought on twitter inspired conversation about what we were given when we were home sick: alexaclark: Why does it seem SO wrong to eat toast slathered w/ butter & [...]
Well, it’s not exactly that I’m saving up, but what I want is a shiny new Canon S5IS. No saving is necessary, since for my birthday Gerry handed me a big fat envelope filled with enough cash to buy me one courtesy of mom, the in-laws and of course Gerry himself. I guess they were listening when I said “all I want is [...]
For a full sit-down dinner with several guests, would you rather be the one cooking or do you prefer to just show up and eat? I love to cook, and love to be cooked for, so… hummm… I’m going to have to pick – Guest. Though it’s almost impossible to keep me out of the kitchen. Though I love to cook for my friends [...]
What story from your wild-and-crazy youth would nobody believe about you today? A dear, but still relatively new, friend of mine said to me today "you know, I'm nothing like I was 20 years ago".** and I thought to myself, "self", I thought, "how much have you changed in the last 20 years?" Fass 1986 [...]
Venus posed this excellent QofD:list 10 simple joys in life that give you a small hit of pleasure when you experience them Super Hero In Training. . The smell of flowering crabs and lilacs wafting through the spring air The first bite of the first ripe strawberry of the year. Wind – that intense, chaotic and powerful wind th [...]
What’s your best tax tip? Get a smart and ethical accountant, and do EVERYTHING she tells you to do!
For those of you reading via RSS or email, Rohan posed an excellent question in the comments of yesterday's Have The Best Day of Your Life post. Essentially he asked, and I paraphrase, what would be included in the Best Day of Your Life? I'm pretty happy with the days life has dealt me so far and I expect to continue stumbling upon B [...]
What’s the infamous story people tell about you? Submitted by Cherney. I have no idea… perhaps they don’t tell it if I’m around. [stampgeek - there is no need for you to take that as a reason to tell one!]
What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out? Banff Springs Hotel We were in Banff staying at the Banff Springs Hotel. I woke up early and saw that there was a little fire escape balcony right beside our bedroom. So I left Ger in bed, snagged the room key and snuck out to see the view from the balcony. As I steppe [...]
“Hi. I’d like to make a deposit to my Daylight Savings Account. No wait. A withdrawal. No, that can’t be right. Spring ahead, fall… back? Spring forward, fall down… Oh, damn! Can I just please have an hour of what everyone else is having!” As all of you who have ever arranged to meet me at a specific ti [...]
What family member do you most aspire to be like? Why? Submitted by MalieKai. My father. I aspire to have his optimism, his joy and his intelligence. He is one of the few people I have even known who lives his life without compromise – for all the good and the bad that entails. He lives his life with integrity. In addition, with ev [...]
If you could have one superpower, what would you choose? Submitted by J.T. I’ve struggled with this question before… but I think I have the perfect answer for me. I would have the power to: Instantly Implement Anything I’ve Thought Of. For example, I’m lying in bed thinking my way through getting up, having a shower, [...]
What’s the next country you want to visit? Submitted by Schomer. Mongolia. My cousin is getting married there this summer and has invited us. I don’t think we can afford it. No. I know for a fact we can’t afford it. That won’t stop me from trying to figure out a way to go.
What is the greatest compliment you’ve received? Submitted by Maraschino. “You inspire me”
Sure, most sequels stink, but what movie really needs a sequel? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Bueller Bueller Edition If we thought we needed a day off when we were in high school, we had NO idea what we were in for. [2012 Update! Honda's 2012 Superbowl Ad for their CR-V gave us a taste of what I was looking for in this " [...]
It was the late 1960s in department store in Saint John, New Brunswick. I was 4 or 5, dressed up in my green velvet dress with a white lace collar, standing with my father at the end of a long line of rowdy kids and frazzled parents. The line looped back on itself three or four times before reaching the platform where, one at a time, kids [...]