Thursday, January 31, 2013

Head to toes (4)

Are you satisfied with your general level of health?  What is one health issue that you know you should be paying more attention to? 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Head to toes (3)

Which of your senses – for example, sight, hearing, or smell – has gained extra abilities of discernment as a result of training or experiences you've had?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Head to toes (2)

What is one physical problem or shortcoming that you unfortunately share with one of your parents or someone else in your family?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Head to toes (1)

What part of your body do you have to be careful with, because it tends to get hurt easily?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tell us a story: feeding the snakes

What was one job or responsibility that you reluctantly accepted, but only because there was no one else around to do it?  How did it turn out?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Working with numbers

How comfortable are you at handling numbers and calculations?  Is it something you enjoy, or something you avoid?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Time (5)

Clocks, watches, church bells, calendars, sundials, hourglasses, stopwatches, and metronomes all help us keep track of time. What is one interesting or unusual timekeeping device that you use or that you happen to see during your regular routine?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time (4)

For a runner or a swimmer, the crucial difference between winning a race and claiming second place might be only a tenth of a second. What is one thing you do where acting quickly is essential?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Time (3)

How often do you find yourself rushing through tasks because you just don't have enough time to do a careful and thorough job?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time (2)

How much of your daily life is controlled by time slots, periods of time, such as a work shift or a movie outing, when you've already decided what you are going to do? 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Time (1)

How many times a day do you check what time it is?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tell us a story: flight 001

What was the first plane flight you ever took?  Where did you fly, and what was the reason for the trip?  What specifics of the experience stand out in your memory? 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Flash in the pan

Thinking back over the past few months, what was one exciting new thing that quickly lost its charm?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Long-term memory (5)

Think of all of the different places you've lived. Which of the following types of information has stuck in your memory?
  • The names of next-door neighbors
  • The phone numbers that you used in the past
  • The colors and patterns of your bedroom walls

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Long-term memory (4)

Who is someone you still remember from early childhood, even though you haven't seen that person since then? 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Long-term memory (3)

What is the earliest time you can remember when a whole room full of people were paying attention to you?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Long-term memory (2)

What's one thing you still feel wary about or avoid altogether, because of a single memorable bad experience many years ago?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Long-term memory (1)

What is one interesting skill — something not everyone can do — that you mastered at a fairly young age and have done basically the same way ever since?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tell us a story: no charge

What was something that you expected to pay for, but ended up getting for free? What was the situation or chain of events that led to your surprise freebie?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Opening a window

What is one thing that you're now able to see in a new way? 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Your favorite things (5)

What is one "hidden treasure" that you are publicly enthusiastic about — for example, a favorite restaurant or novelist that most people haven't heard about? 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Your favorite things (4)

What is one of your favorites that you're slightly embarrassed by — something you still love even if it might be unpopular or out of fashion? 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Your favorite things (3)

What is your favorite fun thing to do when going out by yourself?  And what's your favorite way to have fun with a group of friends? 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Your favorite things (2)

What is one favorite thing that you learned about only by accident?  Do you tend to cherish things more if they're not well known, like a secret that you happened to get in on?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Your favorite things (1)

What is your favorite time of day?  What's special about that particular time of day?
What is your least favorite time of day?  What is it about that time of day that puts it at the bottom of your list?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tell us a story: singing

Thinking back to early childhood, what is the first song that you remember someone teaching you to sing? 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Staying up late

What, more than anything else, keeps you awake later than your ideal bedtime?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Year ending, year beginning (5)

What is something you put off in 2012 that you plan to do in 2013?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Year ending, year beginning (4)

Taking an inventory of what happened to you last year, what is a good trend, condition, or practice you would like to contine in 2013? And what is one trend, condition, or practice you'd prefer to leave behind in 2012?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Year ending, year beginning (3)

What is your prediction for the coming year?  Looking ahead to 2013, what is your hunch about changes that are coming this year?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Year ending, year beginning (2)

What is your biggest reason to look forward hopefully to 2013 — if you have to leave out anything that would have been on your list a year ago when you were looking forward to 2012?