Tag Archive: Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

This little guy was taking advantage of my fire escape, so I took the opportunity to take his picture.


I knew if I just looked through my photos I would find a sky photo. I love taking pictures of cloud formations, the sky peeking through the branches of trees and so on.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

This the fountain in the courtyard outside the side door of my office building. I like how the water looks like a bowl.

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

So I guess this makes it official, the following is a sample post that WordPress provides for you to sign up with the post a day.

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.


If you go to the DailyPost, there is a question, I don’t know if you are supposed to use that as an idea for your own blog post or if they just want you to comment and answer.

However, they provide you with a nifty badge, scroll down and you can see mine (I just got the right one in, I had the Postaweek one on there and my posts with now be tagged with “postaday2011”. Now that is it official, the pressure is on!

>The crud abounds.

>Almost everyone here is sick. Only myself, D, Em and Fred went to church today. When I got there (I took my own car), Em was sitting by herself. She whispered to me, “Fred got sick, D had to take him home.” I thought Fred already had this and got over it. Oh well. So I am hiding out in my room because I don’t want it either. Besides, I also have the new James Bond DVD to watch because it is due back tomorrow.

Em asked if I thought she should take some Aleve and lie down, or push herself and go work out. I suggested she should lie down, after all I want to go with her and I wanted to check out my blogs and check my e-mail etc and etc.

So now I am doing that, then I will work out, and then dye my hair, then I don’t know what, since I take my contacts out when I dye my hair, I am not going to want to go anywhere. Maybe then I will watch my movie.

I decided to take the list of types of books in the challenge and compare them to my list of TBR books. That will help me decide which books to read for the challenge.

>I read about this challenge and decided to do it. Thanks to Vickie for the link.

ARHHH!! There be a new challenge for 2009!! I really enjoyed this one this year and look forward to doing it again in the new year.

Hop on over to What’s in a Name 2 and sign up!


*This is a challenge that anyone can join, no matter what types of books they like to read. You should be able to find books from any genre that will work.

*Dates: January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

*The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories:

1. A book with a “profession” in its title. Examples might include: The Book Thief, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Historian

2. A book with a “time of day” in its title. Examples might include: Twilight, Four Past Midnight, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

3. A book with a “relative” in its title. Examples might include: Eight Cousins, My Father’s Dragon, The Daughter of Time

4. A book with a “body part” in its title. Examples might include: The Bluest Eye, Bag of Bones, The Heart of Darkness

5. A book with a “building” in its title. Examples might include: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Little House on the Prairie, The Looming Tower

6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title. Examples might include: Insomnia, Coma, The Plague
My choices:
1. Profession – The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
2. Time of Day – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
3. Relative – The Rapist’s Wife by Kathryn Casey
4. Body Part – Cold Eyes by Romina Wilcos
5. Building – The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
6. Medical condition – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

>Here’s an easy challenge!

>Check out this challenge! It’s at MyFriendAmy’ blog and it challenges us to get a nonreader to read and us already readers to read more! Here are Amy’s ROE!

It’s called the Read One Book Challenge.

Here are the rules.

1) Read one book you have never read before by December 31st, 2008.

2) This book must not be a children’s book that you are reading to your kids. It must be a book for you.

3) This book may not be part of work related research. This book is for you.

4) It can be fiction or nonfiction.

5) Please leave a comment telling me you’re joining in and write a post linking back to this post to invite others to join in as well (if you have a blog, if not just leave a comment!).

6) For bonus points, spend an evening at a Barnes and Noble, Borders, or local independent bookshop browsing through books. (apparently there’s a huge percentage of people who don’t go to bookstores, either)

7) When you’ve completed your book write a post about it and I’ll link to it here!

If you are like Amy and read 2-4 books a week, please still join in though you’ll probably complete the challenge a lot faster than others. One ten dollar Amazon gift card will be awarded through random drawing to a person who signs up and completes the challenge on time.

So get thee over and sign up!!