Friday, November 30, 2012

People and animals (5)

Animal opinion time! Answer quickly, without stopping to think: (1) What's your favorite animal? (2) What animal has qualities or strengths that you particularly admire? (3) What animal represents qualities in yourself that you dislike and are trying to overcome? (4) What animal looks great in photos? (5) What animal scares you the most?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

People and animals (4)

When you were a young child, who gave you a chance to meet an out-of-the-ordinary animal? What was the animal? What was your initial impression of it?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

People and animals (3)

Do physical allergies affect any of your relationships to people and animals?  Are there animals you have to avoid because of allergies?  Are there people in your life who are allergic to your pets?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

People and animals (2)

What real-world animals have turned up in your dreams?

Monday, November 26, 2012

People and animals (1)

Did you ever feel wary of someone or decide to avoid them specifically because you didn't like the pets they kept?  Or, conversely, did you ever warm up to someone specifically because of their adorable pets? 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tell us a story: an unexpected gift

What memorable gift caught you by surprise because it didn't come on any of the usual gift-giving occasions?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sleeping in

How much later than usual do you sleep on your days off?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Family album (5)

What is your earliest memory of being with members of your extended family?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Family album (4)

What legendary crisis did your family weather before you arrived?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Family album (3)

Who is the black sheep of your family — or the one most likely to do things that other family members disapprove of?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Family album (2)

Who is someone you never had a chance to meet in person, but know about through the stories that your family tells? 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Family album (1)

What is a story your family likes to tell about you, even though the details of the story are not exactly true? Does their fact-stretching tend to flatter you (put you in a more positive light) or embarrass you (make you look worse than necessary)? 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tell us a story: lucky timing

Tell us about a case of highly unlikely perfect timing -- a time when something or someone came along with just what you needed at that moment to reach a goal, overcome an obstacle, or get out of trouble. What was the situation, and who or what showed up at just the right time?

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Suppose there were a chance to tinker with your life story, to change your attitude or choices for one short period of your life in hopes of creating a better life story overall. What point in your life would be the best place to intercede to make the biggest difference?  And what hypothetical change would you make during that time period to nudge your life in a more positive direction?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Memories and associations (5)

In your memories, what song is inextricably tied to a particular group of people or an activity that you participated in years ago? 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Memories and associations (4)

What is one place you make a habit of avoiding because it reminds you of unpleasant experiences from the past?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Memories and associations (3)

Is there a phrase or saying that, whenever you hear it or say it yourself, always reminds you of a particular person -- someone who said that same phrase all the time?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Memories and associations (2)

What is one household chore or work task that reminds you of a particular person from your past?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Memories and associations (1)

What person from your past do you tend to remember mainly when you're in a particular place? What is the place that calls up that person's memory for you?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tell us a story: "Wrap that up for me"

What is the most elaborate or most extravagant gift that you've ever bought for yourself?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My life on TV

Which TV show is the best reflection of the social world that you live in? Which show makes you say, "Yes, I know people just like that" or "Things like that happen in my own life"?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thoughts and feelings (5)

What is one thing that you tend to steer away from because you find it emotionally uncomfortable?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thoughts and feelings (4)

When your mind gets overloaded with too much information or stimulation, what do you do to regain your balance?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thoughts and feelings (3)

Do you keep a journal? Do you talk to a confidante? What is your way of dealing with your personal thoughts and worries that you don't want to air publicly?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thoughts and feelings (2)

In spare moments, when nothing in particular is going on, what do you think about?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thoughts and feelings (1)

What is one thing that you worry about more than most people do?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tell us a story: wishing in vain

What was something that you wished and hoped for, that turned out to be a disappointment when it finally arrived?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Peace plan

What would it take for you to feel fully at peace right now?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Allies (5)

What is the payoff for your friends and supporters? What do you do to show your appreciation? What benefit do they gain from sticking with you? 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Allies (4)

In a pinch, who's got your back?