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#MicroblogMondays 169: Games

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You know how I said on Friday that I’m not playing as many games anymore?  I’m not.  But I still manage to squeeze in a round or two of Desert Golf while I’m thinking during the day.

I would call it a bad habit, but I actually think it’s a good habit.  Plus it takes about 30 seconds to do two boards.

I keep going back to the old, tried-and-true games: Desert Golf, Two Dots, 2048, Solitaire, Candy Crush, Merged.  I like little puzzle games that you can pick up for a moment and play a few rounds and then walk away from for days and not feel guilty.  Or word games — I love crossword puzzles.

So… recommendations?  Because I want to cycle out some of these older games and put a few new ones in their place.

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November 20, 2017   15 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 168: CPR Party

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I read about this great idea recently.  You know how people host LuLaRoe and Stella & Dot parties?  Well, this person helps you host a CPR party.

You get the friends together and put out some fun snacks, and they bring the trainers and dummies.  Everyone in the room learns CPR.  You go home with knowledge that could save another person’s life.  Isn’t that brilliant?

Is it as thorough as a formal training?  No.  But any knowledge is better than no knowledge.  It’s a little expensive considering our local hospital offers CPR classes for free, but it’s a cool idea for a social event.

Would you host a CPR/First Aid party?

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1. Laughing IS Conceivable 8. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 15. Virg� nia
2. Counting Pink Lines 9. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 16. Jess
3. Cristy 10. Isabelle 17. Middle Girl
4. Cyn K 11. Risa Kerslake 18. Shail
5. Turia 12. Inexplicably Missing 19. Daryl
6. Mali (No Kidding) 13. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts) 20. Women Need To Have Each Other’s Backs
7. Mali (A Separate Life) 14. Journeywoman

November 13, 2017   21 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 167: Silence

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The BBC had an article about a little while back about the cultural interpretations of silence.  English speakers tend to panic when there is silence, whereas speakers of other languages see it “as a valuable moment of reflection and a sign of respect for what the last speaker has said.”

As I read it, I realized how much I like silence.  I don’t like waiting for an answer any more than the next person but I like sitting with people in silence.  I especially like driving in silence.  And pauses in conversation are nice because they’re like a period at the end of a thought.

Are you comfortable with silence?  How long would you let a pause go on in a conversation before you felt the need to fill it?

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1. Lori Lavender Luz 8. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 15. Inconceivable!
2. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 9. Journeywoman 16. Jess
3. Raven 10. Isabelle 17. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
4. Shail 11. Cyn K 18. Introducing: Cookie Hobby #Kheer Writes
5. Cristy 12. Turia 19. Tina Basu
6. Laughing IS Conceivable 13. Mali (A Separate Life) 20. Inexplicably Missing
7. Counting Pink Lines 14. Mali (No Kidding)

November 6, 2017   20 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 166: Sucking at Halloween

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Another year, another lack of Halloween costume.  Actually, I take that back; I dressed up as the TARDIS a few years ago, but I made the costume so I could wear my jeans and boots with it.

I have great intentions when it comes to dressing up and poor follow-through because I’m always cold.  And I hate being cold.  So I avoid wearing anything that may make me colder than I already am.  I was thinking about going as Veronica from Heathers, but changed my mind once I remember that I would have to wear a skirt and stockings.  I go for comfortable over clever every single time.

How do you choose your Halloween costume (or lack thereof?)  Do you go for comfortable, or do you go for clever?

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1. Anagha Yatin 8. Risa Kerslake 15. Failing at Haiku
2. Mali (No Kidding) 9. Laughing IS Conceivable 16. Inexplicably Missing
3. Mali (A Separate Life) 10. Isabelle 17. Virg� nia
4. Lori Lavender Luz 11. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 18. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
5. Tina Basu 12. Let it go! #Kheer Writes
6. Counting Pink Lines 13. Shail
7. Cristy 14. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)

October 30, 2017   18 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 165: Choosing to Be Calm

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I wrote a few days ago about a Marcus Aurelius stoicism quote about choosing not to be sad if something is distressing you, and I still stand by the lack of worth in the words once he mentioned that this idea is applicable to anything and everything.

But I also found an old Modern Mrs. Darcy post on the same idea, only applied to the small stuff.  She mentions a friend whose husband was in a frustrating situation, and she said, “Eh, that’s life, she said. You can’t freak out about stuff like this. And she went on to explain that mix-ups like this happened to everyone at some time or another, and that’s just the way it is, and you have to decide to not get upset about it when it’s your turn.”

Your turn.  Like if you think of it like jury duty, this is just your turn.  Nothing you can do about it, so you might as well accept it and move on.  I am terrible at this — the idea of just rolling with things — but this is an idea I can get behind while I reject Marcus Aurelius.

What do you think?  Do you think people can actually choose calm when they’re frustrated?

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Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored post.

1. Heart over Mind #Kheer Writes 8. Isabelle 15. Mali (No Kidding)
2. Laughing IS Conceivable 9. Failing at Haiku 16. Mali (A Separate Life)
3. Risa Kerslake 10. Inexplicably Missing 17. Tina Basu
4. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 11. Amber 18. Different Shores
5. Cristy 12. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 19. Middle Girl
6. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 13. Jess 20. Shruti Shankar
7. Journeywoman 14. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)

October 23, 2017   18 Comments

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