Questions 11 through 15

  • You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do? Thought I would have to remind myself to do it, I would do my best to speak up. It would be tough, because I’m not that kind of person at all, but I don’t like when people speak against my friends, especially when the criticism is unjustified or distasteful.
  • If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? I’d quote John Lennon. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. “
  • Would you break the law to save a loved one? I would, absolutely.
  • Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Almost every day of my life. I have a three year old, after all. What he does that seems insane to me, later is the most creative thing I’ve seen all day. 
  • What’s something you know you do differently than most people? There are many things. I eat my ice cream cake in a certain order. I do the same with my Skittles. I never read the end of a book first, no matter how badly I might want to. I don’t know if this is different or not, but I make sure to hug and kiss my babies first and last thing, every day I’m with them.

I feel like I should think harder about these questions. Sometimes the answers don’t feel long enough, but no matter how much I think, this is what comes to me.

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

This Is Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

This morning, I sat down to check my e-mail and putz around on the internet for a bit when I got a pop up telling me my computer was infected with a virus and I should purchase an update copy of an antivirus software in order to delete the files and keep my computer protected.

Lucky for me, I asked Mr. Google about said virus warning.

Turns out Security Shield is a bogus antivirus program.

It took me all day to get the virus off of my computer. Part of that was because I was bouncing back and forth between working on the laptop and working on the desktop to meet a deadline. Part of it was because after I rebooted the computer in Safe Mode, the antivirus program that had been suggested shut the computer down.

I’m so grateful to have friends who work with computers on a regular basis. I sent a text to said friend and got a phone call about ten minutes later. An hour later, my computer is running as smoothly as it was yesterday.

I have no idea how I even got the virus, but I’m just glad it’s gone.

How was everyone else’s Monday?

A Boy and His Rocket