Thursday, January 22, 2009

Online Journaling Community

I previously posted about the Embodiment community at Live Journal. The whole point of the community is to get you to write in your paper journal every day. Even if this isn't a goal of yours, I still recommend stopping over to browse their community posts. Some of the members post pictures of their journals and you can get some great inspiration there. There are also lots of good text posts. All in all, I think its a nice journaling community and worth checking out if you're into paper journaling.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Magazine Inspiration

Lately I've been coming across lots of offers for free magazines and I've signed up for some of them. These magazines can be great sources of inspiration for journaling. For example, in the mail today I received the current issue of Nylon magazine. There are a lot of pictures in there that I can't wait to cut out and add to my journal. I think I'll wind up collaging some of them. It's been awhile since I've gotten that much inspiration from one issue of a magazine. The poor magazine has only been in my house a couple hours and I'm already ripping it up.

Have you gotten any inspiration for your journaling from magazines? If so, which ones?

Wednesday Weirdness #39

WW #39

1.) Do you drive with your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel? Sometimes

2.) How long do you keep cards given to you on birthdays and holidays before throwing them away? If you don't throw them out, what do you do with them? Some of them I keep forever and some get thrown away whenever I clean up the table where they got plopped. The ones that I keep are in my file cabinet.

3.) If, when you die, you could will any one of your characteristics to your children (child/future children), what would it be and why? My sense of humor because it can get you through some tough times.

4.) What is the best personality trait you got from your mother and the best personality trait that you got from your father? Dad - Sense of Humor; Mom - Being able to push people's buttons and annoy them like crazy. Ok, so some people wouldn't consider this the "best," but it can be fun.

5.) What is something that you wish you had a better understanding of? My husband.

6.) What makes you nervous? Bad drivers. Especially when they are near me on the road.

7.) What is the strangest household object that you have ever or would ever use for help in masturbation? Right. I think I'll skip this one.

8.) What do you have sitting on the counter top in your bathroom? Toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrush, a couple screws, a jasmine plant, nail clippers. There are probably a few other things, but I can't remember them right now.

To see more answers to these questions, head over to Wednesday Weirdness.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Journaling the Inauguration

No matter what your political views, I think that we can all agree that today is a historical day. So why not take some time to write about the inauguration in your journal? Years from now you will probably be glad you have those memories written down. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • Did you go to the inauguration? Watch it on tv? Neither?
  • What moments from the inauguration stood out for you?
  • What do you think about the crowd of people gathered for the inauguration?
  • How do you feel about the new President?
  • How do you feel about our new ex-President?
  • How did you feel when President Obama stumbled over the Oath?
  • Do his speech move you?

These questions are just to get you started. Once you get going you should be able to write and write.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. Whats the coldest temps you've experienced? I hate the cold weather. Why did you have to bring that up and make me cold again? I'm sure we've had 0 degree weather, but I don't know how far below zero I have experienced. Not much I'm sure and I prefer to block memories of that much cold.

2. Whats for dinner tonight? Spaghetti and Italian sausage

3. Would you consider this job in Australia? Hmm, let me think about that... Oh yeah, I would love it. At least until I got sunburn. And I always get sunburn.

4. What was your favorite subject in high school? Drafting

5. How many hours a day is your tv on? Maybe 2.

6. Have you ever received an award? Like a real award? Does honor roll back in high school count?

7. Whats your mousepad look like? What mousepad?

8. Do you think Bud should do the Thursday Thunk meme? Sure. I'm sure he could provide some interesting answers.

9. How many browser tabs do you have open right now? Just 2. Not very many for me I know.

10. If you are a parent, have you or did you ever put Vicks VapoRub on your children under the age of 2? I've put Vicks BabyRub on my daughter's chest does that count? And I'd do it again too. Just don't tell my husband. He would freak.

11. If you had to pick one insect to infest your house for 1 day and after that day they would just suddenly vanish, which insect infestation would you pick? Ants. The stupid ants return every spring and I'm tired of them.

12. What color is your underwear that you are wearing right at this moment? Plain old White.

13. What was the last think you watched on tv? Good eats. Gotta love Alton Brown.

14. What are your plans for the 4th of July this year? Comfort my dogs and grumble about my neighbors setting off fireworks. Oh and maybe a cookout. It's a little early to make plans isn't it?

15. Tell us about one absolutely wonderful thing that happened to you as a teenager and every time you think of it, it brings a smile to your face. I'm coming up with nothing. I'll have to think on that and get back to you.

16. What product could you sell someone based on your love for it? Wii Fit

To see more answers to these crazy questions, head over to Thursday Thunks.

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