Thinking Thursday: If (Questions for the Game of Life)


I got If (Questions for the Game of Life) as a gift quite awhile ago. When cleaning out my bookshelves, I rediscovered it. It’s a a book with lots of interesting questions about life.

For “Thinking Thursday,” I decided to give you a few samples to try out.

I kept my choices to subjects that are not too personal, but let me tell you the book WILL challenge to consider some very personal “IFs.”

The book is fun and there’s a good mixture of the IF questions. You could easily use it at a party or as a personal challenge.

Picking the questions wasn’t easy as there are so many. In addition, I decided if I was going to put you on the “hot seat,” I had to participate as well:~)

Your Thinking Thursday Challenge:

Pick and answer one or more questions from the following list of “IFs.” Be sure to include the number for the question(s) you answer.

Here are the questions and my answers are below in italic (note I’d tried not to think too much about my answers):

1) If you could physically transport yourself to any place in the world at this moment, where would you go?

London, England to visit by eldest daughter who lives there.

2) If you could live the life of any fictional character, which character would it be?

Doctor Who (Oddly of all the questions, this one took me the longest to decide on because there are so many:~)

3) If you could be one article of clothing, what would you be and who would you want to belong to?

A straw hat and I’d belong to Charles Darwin.

4) If you were to preform in the circus, what would you do?

I’d be a trick acrobatic rider as I’ve always loved horses.

5) If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

The time when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus.





Tweet, Tweet Said the Birdie


A-tweety-bird-talks_600This picture was taken in Geneva, Switzerland a few years ago when Jim and I were traveling. We stopped at this nice bistro for lunch. As it was such a beautiful day, we sat outside.

After our meal was finished, this bird showed up and landed on my dessert plate. Fortunately, I was finished with my meal and dessert. Anyway, I liked her expression as she looked at the cookie I’d left.

You have two challenges today. You can pick one or do both of them. It’s up to you, just let me know which challenge(s) you picked:~)

Challenge One

Write a caption about this picture. Sounds easy, right?

Ah, but there’s a catch. Isn’t there always?

The catch is to write your caption like a Twitter “tweet.” This means the caption has to be 140 characters or less, including spaces. Need help counting characters, go to Online Character Count Tool.

Here’s  my wacky example: “Bye-bye Cookie Monster. Me GOT cookie!” (38 characters)

Don’t like the “Tweet” Challenge, go for Challenge Two!

What is this bird thinking while she’s looking at the cookie?

Have fun, be creative and enjoy the story photo challenge.



Thinking Thursday: Can You Be Ordinary?


Questions to Ponder:

What’s ordinary mean to you?

Can someone be successful and ordinary?

Are children learning “ordinary” is a bad word?

Dig  Deeper…if you want:

Take a moment to read/scan this New York Times article, Redefining Success and Celebrating the Ordinary. It will make you think about the meaning of “ordinary.”