Saturday, July 31, 2010

Road trip

How do you feel about long car trips? Do you resent the time spent traveling in a cramped, limited environment? Or do you relish the thought of hitting the open road with nothing but you, your radio, and maybe some company for a few hours?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sleeping better

Are your bed, blankets, and pillows as comfortable as they could be? Do you have back tension, congestion, or other physical problems that seem to get worse when you lie down to sleep?

What is one aspect of your sleep experience that you wish you could improve?

This week's theme is sleep.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sleeping through the alarms

Did you ever sleep through a earthquake or some other middle-of-the-night adventure that woke up everyone else in the area? Did you ever oversleep and miss an opportunity or an important appointment?

What is one significant event that missed because you literally slept through it?

This week's theme is sleep.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Asleep on the job

Did you ever fall asleep when you were supposed to be working? Have you ever slept while waiting in line overnight for an exciting event?

What is one unusual circumstance or memorable place where you once slept?

This week's theme is sleep.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sleepless nights

Caffeine, worries, noises, and a host of other things can interfere with falling asleep and staying asleep. We can also lose sleep by staying up too late doing fun things. What's the thing that most often interferes with you getting a full night of sleep?

Do you sometimes take sleep drugs? Do you practice relaxation techniques or follow familiar bedtime rituals? What helps you get a good night of sleep?

This week's theme is sleep.

Monday, July 26, 2010


How many hours of sleep do you get each night, on average?

In ideal circumstances, how much sleep would you get?

This week's theme is sleep.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tell us a story: cliff hanger

What was one time in your life when you were left waiting for some important news, or a fateful decision, or a resolution to a tense situation?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Communication breakdown

Are there people you'd rather not talk to on the phone, preferring instead to exchange email or text messages with them? And are there people you prefer to talk to on the phone? Do you have specific reasons, or is it just habit?

Friday, July 23, 2010

A partial solution

When you're troubleshooting a complicated problem, which do you find more frustrating: Getting things to work again, but having no idea how you did it? Or gaining a full understanding of what caused the problem and how to fix it, but not being able to implement the solution?

This week's theme is your preferences and tendencies.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Take me away!

On the whole, which do you prefer, when vacation plans are up to you: being pampered and surrounded by luxury, or getting away from it all in a rustic place of natural beauty?

This week's theme is your preferences and tendencies.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pet peeve

Do you like dogs, or cats? Do you own any?

This week's theme is your preferences and tendencies.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

An open and shut case

Do you sleep with your bedroom door open, or closed?

This week's theme is your preferences and tendencies.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Your reading list

Which kind of book do you read more often: fiction or non-fiction? Which kind do you buy more often?

This week's theme is your preferences and tendencies.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tell us a story: summer fun

What's the most interesting — or most fun, or craziest, or most risky — adventure you had in the summer?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun for the whole family

When you were a child, what games did your whole family play together?

Friday, July 16, 2010

My opus magnum

What is the most ambitious creative project that you have ever undertaken and finished?

This week's theme is creativity.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I wish I could do that

What are a few modes of creative expression that you would like to do, but you don't do? What stops you?

This week's theme is creativity.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Good morning, universe!"

If you had your own weekly radio show, what would you broadcast?

This week's theme is creativity.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Taking care of your artist

What do you do to nurture your creativity?

This week's theme is creativity.

Monday, July 12, 2010


What are the main ways by which you express yourself?

What are a few aspects of your creative self that could be more fully expressed?

This week's theme is creativity.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tell us a story: close encounter

What was one memorable occasion when you unexpectedly came face to face with an animal?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

To-do for you and you and you...

How much is your daily schedule dependent on other people? For example, do you have to wait for someone else to come home before you eat dinner? What other parts of your day -- or week -- are driven by other people?

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm sorry to disappoint you

Have you ever done something that made you look bad in someone's eyes? Were you able to repair your reputation with that person?

This week's theme is how others see you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fan club

Who has the most positive opinion of you? Do you think their opinion is realistic, or are they simply overlooking your shortcomings?

This week's theme is how others see you.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wrong, wrong, wrong

What is something about you that is often misunderstood or hard to grasp, or something that people mistakenly assume about you?

This week's theme is how others see you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"So, am I the first to notice that?"

Is there something about you that everyone (or nearly everyone) remarks upon when meeting you? Is it an unusual name, an uncommon hair color, do you remind everyone of someone famous, or something else?

This week's theme is how others see you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

How others see you

If you asked a dozen friends to describe you, you might be surprised by what they have to say. Our "internal mirror" sometimes gives us a distorted picture: you might be nearly fifty years old but still feel like you're seventeen, or you might self-identify with something that's very central to how you think about yourself that others hardly even notice.

What one aspect of your personality, identity or appearance do you think is the one that sticks in peoples' memories after they are introduced to you?

This week's theme is how others see you.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tell us a story: I once had one of those

What is one thing that you regretted throwing away, because you discovered later that it was more valuable than you realized?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

High above it all

Thinking of all the places that you have been to, where was the place with your favorite balcony, fire escape, rooftop, or hilltop — an elevated place where you could sit, relax, and look out at the world?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Get out your crystal ball

It's time to make one silly prediction. What is one thing — either in your personal life or in the public realm — that you think might happen before the end of 2010?

Just come up with something that seems at least remotely plausible and post it here. If it comes to pass, you can say you were prophetic. If it doesn't happen, then we'll say we were just having fun.

Think about the next six months and gaze into your crystal ball. What do you see?

This week's theme is halfway through the year.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Taking stock

Did you set personal goals for this year? Which of your goals did you reach during the first half of the year? Which goals seem within reach for the second half of the year?

Did you make new year's resolutions? Which of them are on track so far?

Do your goals and plans for this year still make sense? What is the most important goal for you to focus on for the rest of the year?

This week's theme is halfway through the year.