Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to by anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us METAMORPHOSIS.

My new action photo, taken in the kitchen by No. 2 son and now in a happy new year frame of mind. Actually Mr. Swiss was on the edge of the photo, but he wishes to remain anonymous.

OK fellow victims in the blogging sense of the word, we now have a year of blogs behind us, searching every day for something new and imposing to write for a daily prompt. Did we find it – of course we did. Although as you all may know, I am still searching for a mentor, a contract, a prize to crown my success in Word Press. Perhaps this is the positive side of things, if I had achieved my deserved recognition I may no longer be here, moving on to pastures of 50 shades of anything that would pay and recognise my talents and I might would be missed.

So now you know who I want to be tomorrow, The Blogger. In the meanwhile I will continue my blogging episodes wrapping you all in thoughts “what will she write next”. If you are one of my disciples, followers, I am sure you have all set your alarm clocks to register the time of the e-mail arrival informing that she has done it again, waiting impatiently for the notification of my new words of blog wisdom.

Will I metamorphise tonight? Will I retire to my bed and awake tomorrow morning fixed on my back in bed, no longer being able to rise? Memories of Gregor Samsa come to my mind in Franz Kafka book Metamorposis when he awoke one morning changed into a beetle-like creature complete with six legs. He had a problem to turn as his back had become an armoured heavy surface during the night. Gradually he was ignored by his family and left to dwindle away – who needs a humanoid beetle in the family. No-one wanted him; he was not like the others.

There is actually no-one I would like to become, I am unique, I, me and myself. If I was someone else, who would tend to the needs of my felines, they would sit impatiently waiting for a dish to be filled with tuna fish, or vitamin rich pellets and nothing arrives. Who would spend many happy hours in the kitchen composing a new five star menu for my tribe, although Mr. Swiss can make a very good apple flan. He is also quite professional with the use of the vacuum cleaner and his ironing talents are perfect. Am I slowly becoming superfluous? Mr. Swiss and I have braved many New Years together, something like 46, so what could possibly happen?

And now I will take my leave and once again wish you all the best for the new year, may it be filled with blogging inspiration and if you remain as you are until tomorrow, then the magic WordPress daily prompt spell will again be overcome.

Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow

Happy New Year Pingbacks

  1. North Acton Tube Wisdom | As I please
  2. My blogging year – 2013 in review | Sue’s Trifles
  3. Tomorrow I will be ME! | I am Shira
  4. King Arthur | alienorajt
  5. Change Is Hard | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  6. The Old Me Is The New Me | The Ambitious Drifter
  7. Turn the Light on | A Teacher’s Blog from Land’s End
  8. I Just Want To Be Me: Daily Post | Just Visiting This Planet
  9. Three Wishes… | Kate Murray
  10. Daily Prompt: A Brand New Me, Effective Tomorrow | Melissa Holden
  11. daily prompt: a brand new you,effective tomorrow | aimanss…
  12. Living reality. | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. A New Mentality for a New Year | Lewis Cave
  14. WordPress Is Having A Barbara Walters And Oprah Winfrey End Of Year Special | The Jittery Goat
  15. A Single Organism.
  16. DP Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Sabethville
  17. Freedom I am after thee | dandelionsinwind
  18. Daily Prompt To Motivate You into 2014 | Misifusa’s Blog
  19. 242. Metamorphosis | Barely Right of Center
  20. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  21. A Brand New You -Effective Tomorrow | The River Mom
  22. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Nicole Sloan’s Books
  23. EFFECTIVE TOMORROW | hastywords
  24. The Hybrid Evolution | johnny ojanpera
  25. The Power of Change | meanderedwanderings
  26. Who could ask for anything more? | Life is great
  27. A Brand New Me? | suzie81’s Blog
  28. DAILY PROMPT: BRAND NEW ME, STARTING TOMORROW! | SERENDIPITY
  29. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Awl and Scribe
  30. Let’s do the MetaMorphing Warp again! | An Upturned Soul
  31. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | The Story of a Guy
  32. Evolution | Pixie Polly
  33. Metamorphosis | Destino
  34. Be Who You Are | Retrofocus
  35. I want to be a better Me | Reinvention of Mama
  36. A New Me? | Flowers and Breezes
  37. Shedding the Past | Nicola Kirk
  38. A Brand New Me! | A Crazy Chef
  39. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: Metamorphosis
  40. Quoting Popeye | My Author-itis
  41. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Geek Ergo Sum
  42. Daily Prompt: New Year, New You | On Thick Ice – The Spurious Imaginings of Reality
  43. Captured just in time. | The Land Slide Photography
  44. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Basically Beyond Basic
  45. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow « Mama Bear Musings
  46. A Pup’s Resolutions… | Haiku By Ku
  47. Butterfly Journal | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
  48. 2013 Intentions – Metamorphosis Daily Prompt | Linda Long Writes!
  49. You Say You Want a Resolution? | Thoughts & Theories
  50. 2014 New Beginnings, A Brand New You | medicinalmeadows
  51. Pee Here Now and Tomorrow, Too/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  52. Plain Ol’ Me | A mom’s blog
  53. Surfer Rob is one singular sensation | Rob’s Surf Report
  54. The Daily : A Brand New You | Patty Ryan Lee
  55. Looking Back | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  56. The Past, The Present, The Future | andthatgotmethinking
  57. Too Many Sweaters: New Years Resolution | The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  58. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | The Nameless One
  59. Celebrate Recovery First NLR | lifewithgreeneyes
  60. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Transformation | soletusknow
  61. I’m magic, I’m me. | 61 Musings
  62. oh 2013 and the importance of having a clean ass | FamousFeline
  63. I am not that girl anymore | not4faintheartsblog
  64. Metamorphosis | Everyday Jetsam
  65. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow (Hitler’s Publicist, Yoko Ono, A Native) | The Uncustomary Housewife
  66. Day 0 | waitloss
  67. A Brand New You | Just for Fun Drawings
  68. I choose to be me | michelle tries blogging
  69. Hello 2014! | kaffechai
  70. New Year, New Me | Future Manhattanite
  71. Becoming | Muddy River Muse
  72. Where I Want to Go | Make A Wish
  73. The New Year | superpsychotic1990
  74. Shedding The Skin I’m In | A Wild One Within
  75. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Gradual Thought
  76. Daily Prompt: Nouveau Moi est Old Me | One Starving Activist
  77. metamorphosis of a myth | peacefulblessedstar
  78. WP Daily Prompt: Metamorphosize, or Not to Metamorphosize | by LRose
  79. Another Year Bites the Dust | Lynne McAennyl
  80. Rebirthing. | Veni, vici, vidi
  81. Chapter O N E | the bippity boppity beautiful blog
  82. Chapter 2 0 1 4 | the bippity boppity beautiful blog
  83. My secret identity | tjbarkerseattle
  84. Tomorrow: A New Me | Author Kim Fry
  85. Meet The New Me – Same As The Old Me | Edward Hotspur
  86. Daily Prompt: Brand New Me | Morrighan’s Muse
  87. Who are you? New Year’s Resolution | In my eyes
  88. A Gradual New ME | Write Through Life
  89. Daily Prompt: New You | sukies original

Daily Prompt: Brainwave

What’s the best idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea — the idea itself, where it came to you, and the problem it solved.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BRIGHT.

I once had a brainwave when I saw how the sun was shining through one of my kitchen chairs so I grabbed my super DSLR camera and took a shot.

I have had many brainwaves in my life. I decided just having one feline would be a lonely life for a cat, so I let the litter sister adopt me as well. I then decided that three felines would be better than two. This was not such a good idea, felines are not known for the sociable side of their life and no three feline is still the outsider after twelve years, but he has survived.

One of my best ideas was to marry Mr. Swiss. What did you say Mr. Swiss, “aha” was the answer, so you can take that how you want to.

Another idea was to learn Russian. It was an eight week course which developed into 10-12 years. I can still speak it and write it which is a wonder, but the United Nations have not yet requested my assistance as interpreter, not has Vladimir Putin needed my services: One of the problems with being an unrecognised language genius.

Of course, my best idea was to blog, much more fun than playing boring brainless games in Facebook. Blogging is the key to fame, the chance to have my talents recognised all over the world. Unfortunately this has not yet been noticed by all, but time will tell.

One of my best brainwaves was to learn how to drive a car at the age of 36. After ninety lessons I passed the test first time. Since that memorable day I have only really had two big crashes and one smaller one. The big crash was quite interesting, I hit the car in front and the van behind hit me. I even managed to drive to the garage with a dented motor bonnet, it was even repaired. Another big crash was when I was waiting innocently at the traffic lights and the car behind forgot to break and pushed me into the car in front. We all parted friends after a discussion at my place which was just around the corner from the crash. All my repairs were paid for, I felt sorry for the lady in the car at the back.

This will do for today. I had to go to the docs this afternoon and so am a bit short of time for long lectures on how my brain develops record breaking super ideas, making an impact on all and causing boundless admiration.

Daily Prompt: Brainwave

Brainy Pingnbacks

  1. Hikkikomori | 365 days of defiance
  2. Vege-might | As I please
  3. I hate Inspirational Facebook Update Pictures | As I please
  4. Kitty Plans | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  5. Gather close; let me dismantle a story… | alienorajt
  6. Ideas… | Kate Murray
  7. Daily Prompt: Brainwave – The meaning of Yummy in picture | littlegirlstory
  8. DP Daily Prompt: Brain Wave | Sabethville
  9. Bright ideas | Bullet holes in the wall
  10. Phoneography weekly: Waterloo Street (四马路) | We Live In A Flat
  11. The Lurker’s List | Idea
  12. Bore Me With How Clever You Are: The Story Of Clever Carl | The Jittery Goat
  13. Brainwave | Geek Ergo Sum
  14. Bright idea. | Hope* the happy hugger
  15. Garden of Ideas | Finale to an Entrance
  16. Luminous Leaves | Travel with Intent
  17. don’t say-BE | peacefulblessedstar
  18. DP Daily Prompt: Brain Wave | nugs321
  19. Brainwave | The Story of a Guy
  20. BRAINWAVE: IT SEEMED LIKE A GREAT IDEA AT THE TIME | SERENDIPITY
  21. A Good Idea | A mom’s blog
  22. Daily Prompt: Bright Idea | On Thick Ice – The Spurious Imaginings of Reality
  23. The Best Idea I Ever Had | NoPantsRomance.com
  24. The Lost Art of Problem Solving | meanderedwanderings
  25. An Atmosphere of Imaginary Brightness | An Upturned Soul
  26. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | I really just pretend to know stuff
  27. Farewell, songbird. | Randomlyabstract’s Blog
  28. S. Thomas Summers | When Writers Can’t Write, They Should Write!! Here an Idea!
  29. When does an idea count as a brainwave? | Sue’s Trifles
  30. Story Of A 1964′s Grand-Ma ! | Shadows Of The Divine
  31. The Classic Wish… Two Places at Once | Cornelison
  32. Full Moon… | Haiku By Ku
  33. After a Dark Winter. | The Land Slide Photography
  34. Unease | vic briggs
  35. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | Basically Beyond Basic
  36. Bright Idea | Flowers and Breezes
  37. Phoneography: Season Sampler | Light Words
  38. Then There Was the Time I… | My Author-itis
  39. Daily Prompt – Bright | johnny ojanpera
  40. Inspiration? Idea? Daily Prompt/Brainwave? TSUNAMI! | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  41. New Idea Or Reinventing The Wheel | Kansa Muse
  42. 241. The Best Idea I Ever Had | Barely Right of Center
  43. Brainwave | The Nameless One
  44. The perfect time to note to self to defrost the fridge. Or not. Actually, definitely not. | thoughtsofrkh
  45. It Began Like This… | Call Me Incorrigible
  46. DP Poem: Bright Light | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  47. DP Poem: Bright Light Through the Darkness | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  48. Bright | Words ‘n Pics…
  49. WINTER DAY « MY WALL
  50. Time to Make Some Changes | Lewis Cave
  51. Office drone killed by brainwave | Fictionalism
  52. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | Winging it
  53. The Chocolate ‘Moo’ Cake | Miss Spicy Hat n’ Sugar Socks
  54. Inchoate | tjbarkerseattle
  55. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | niennie
  56. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | From Slacker To Scribe
  57. Daily Prompt: Brainwave | The Uncustomary Housewife
  58. Daily Prompt Challenge: BrainWave | Jottings and Writings
  59. Brainwave Schmainwave | 61 Musings
  60. Brainwave’s Final Notion | treatmentofvisions
  61. Bright: Daily Post | Destino
  62. Brightest idea I ever had? – Show Your Outfit
  63. The Brain In Spain Falls Mainly On Insane | Edward Hotspur
  64. Dead Cat Hiding… | A.C. Melody
  65. My Bright Idea | Overcoming Bloglessness
  66. Brainwave: Daily Prompt! | Nicole Sloan’s Books
  67. Brainwave | Ramblings from the Swamp
  68. Big Bang Theory | Wiley’s Wisdom
  69. Our Best Idea—Family Planning | A Wild One Within

Daily Prompt: The New School

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SKILLED.

If you were a bee, you would not have to go to school. It is all in the gene, you got it from mama, who got it from her mama and so on. Being a human we arrive with nothing and it all has to be supplied by a teaching system.

We start with home life, mum and dad telling you what to do and what not to do, but mum and dad do not always know the answers, so we eventually go to a place called school and then the problems begin. My mum was one of those completely convinced that “your school days are the best of your life”. As mum left school at the age of 13 to work in a place where she sorted foreign bank notes that were printed in England, I do not think her school days were long enough to stay in her memory.

My grandfather was apparently thrown out of school (mum’s dad) for swearing at the teacher. I can believe this, although whether this was a family story, or if it really happed I do not know. It seems his spare time in the evening was spent watching the men at the corner of the street gambling and their language was quite flowery at times, so this was the reason (said my mum).

Eventually I went to school. Being born in the so-called “boom” year of 1946 when the masculine population in England returned from the war, we were on average 40-50 children in a school class, so it was survival of the fittest. I survived, battling against discouragement and arrived at a high school.

The idea is now to redesign school. Who am I to do this? I was once in the position in Switzerland of teaching English at evening classes, having an English mother tongue. Sounds easy, but believe me it is not. Of course I grew up speaking English so the basics were there. Unfortunately I had never had a pedagogical training. I was not in charge of the class to show them what I could do, but to impart my knowledge so that the class would learn. My class liked me, but I realised what was missing on my side. I did this for a year, but decided being a teacher was not my thing.

So now I have my own school, the children being the victims of my training. Where to start?

“Good morning, I am your new teacher. There are going to be a few changes in your timetable. Today we are beginning with a new subject known as “Blogging””.

“What’s that Miss?”

“You do not know what blogging is. You have never written a blog? This is a large gap in your general education. Today it is a matter of survival to be able to blog. How many of your have a computer at home?

Very nice, I see you are all fully equipped. Any Mac owners here? Two – ok no problem, all . basically the same thing.

Is anyone in Facebook? All of you. You see we are already half way there. Do you even post photos in Facebook? What did you say Johnny, your mother forbid you to use the computer because you showed a photo of your mother in her dressing gown with curlers in her hair. That was not nice Johnny, you should have asked before showing the photo to all your faceboook friends. Do you have many? Oh I see, well with a thousand friends, perhaps your mother was not happy.

To continue. Blogging is something like Facebook, but you have more room to say what you want. I will give you a subject and you will write an article in Word this evening about it and load it onto a memory stick. Tomorrow you will bring the sticks and I will show you on the school computer how to insert them in a special blogging programme. You may use photos to illustrate the blog.

Would anyone here like to suggest a subject?”

“Yes Miss, what about my day at school.”

“A good idea Mary. Remember you are writing for the public so make it interesting.”

They made it so interesting with photo illustrations of me that I lost my job. Education is just not my thing.

Daily Prompt: The New School

Educational Pingbacks

  1. School’s Out Forever! | alienorajt
  2. That One thing I wish to be taught to children (particularly in the philippines) | 365 days of defiance
  3. Best Days? (an idea for a book) | Kate Murray
  4. How to raise naughty children (and why all good parents should consider doing so). | Cogito Ergo Mum
  5. Daily Prompt: The New School | From Slacker To Scribe
  6. A Salute to Teachers and the Art and the Love of Learning | meanderedwanderings
  7. S. Thomas Summers | Jesse James Takes the Gun
  8. Killing Creativity | 61 Musings
  9. A new school | Sue’s Trifles
  10. We Need Dumb Teachers To Get Smart Kids | The Jittery Goat
  11. Redesigning School: My Viewpoint on a Herculean Task | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  12. The new school – inspired by the Daily Prompt | Kicking On
  13. creation does not stop at conception | peacefulblessedstar
  14. Footie Smoochie | Retrofocus
  15. The Lurker’s List | School
  16. Daily Prompt: The New School “Old School New School” | Dancing with the Wise Women
  17. School. Thou art banished | rightclickontheworld
  18. Daily Prompt: The New School | Awl and Scribe
  19. JED’s Playhouse
  20. School time at the playhouse | JED’s Playhouse
  21. Getting Back to The Root | My Play Nook
  22. Daily Prompt: The New School | Nicole Sloan’s Books
  23. Daily Prompt: The New School | Basically Beyond Basic
  24. The Next Generation School | iPrattle
  25. The schoolyard | not4faintheartsblog
  26. 239. New School | Barely Right of Center
  27. Daily Prompt: The New School | Heron There & Everywhere
  28. The New School | The Nameless One
  29. The New School | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  30. Basics | Flowers and Breezes
  31. Daily Prompt: The New School | I really just pretend to know stuff
  32. The New School Called: Reality Horizons | The Political and Social Chaos Blog
  33. Daily Prompt: Skilled | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  34. A Meandering Look at My Ideal of Education/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  35. Epistemology | vic briggs
  36. Education Means Enlightened hearts, Not Straight A’s ! | Shadows Of The Divine
  37. A Post About School!? But it’s Christmas! | Baby Gates Down
  38. The New School | Geek Ergo Sum
  39. Learn your place | Fictionalism
  40. The School of Practicality | The Wind…It is blowing…
  41. Harmless Propaganda
  42. Rob’s Surf Report
  43. Daily Prompt: The New School | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  44. The New School | lostguy35
  45. Standardized Testing Is Ineffective. | Write Through Life
  46. Getting Schooled… | sltimewellwasted

Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner

You’ve just won $1 billion dollars in the local lottery. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings. How will you spend the money?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us RICH.

My bank, but not my bicycle, nor is that my car you can see. I cannot ride a bicycle and with so much money I no longer need to learn. Even the car would be a size too small, and who wants a car, I want a chauffeur and a car. It is a nice bank, I know most of the clerks, being a small town and living in a small village next to the town. When I arrive I take a numbered ticket from a machine and wait until the number lights up on a screen telling me which window I can visit. Our Swiss banks are very well organised and very clean of course. There is not a bank note to be seen. That is all kept in a secret place where the gnomes live and only appears by means of an electronically propelled tube where the bank notes arrive, neatly folded when required. Who needs money today, it is all done by computer and credit cards. Probably I took this photo after arriving in town on the local train, but now that has all come to an end.

I must make a small correction. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is tax free in Switzerland. The gnomes who live in the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich decided that is a big no in Switzerland. Of course if you are an Arab prince, a foreign King or a member of a government somewhere in the world, you would get away with a numbered bank account meaning no-one knows you have it. Basically “nobody can find out you are the owner of your account. Information about the account is only disclosed if a Swiss judge is presented with information that your account was used for serious illegal activities, such as drug traffic or arms dealing. For an extra fee charged by the bank anually you can even obtain a numbered account, where the only information used in transactions to and from the account is a number, secret agent-style”. OK I got that bit from Internet. We have a bank secret although there are countries in the world that do not like this and are trying to prevent us from keeping secrets. Where would the Swiss be without their bank secrets? It would be like preventing MacDonalds from selling hamburgers..

Would I do such a thing? Of course. I would have to check with Mr. Swiss that our transactions in connection with drugs and gun running are in a secret place, so otherwise it is all systems go.

Spending the money is another problem. I think I would just let it lay in my little gnome account and gather some interest. As a golden oldie I no longer work for my living, I live off the Swiss state in the shape of a pension. Even the British state sends me a little contribution.

I did have a strong feeling that I had already told WordPress what I would do if I was rich. They probably did not believe me, so asked again, or perhaps they lost my priceless blog contribution in the archives. No wonder my talent has still not been recognised.

So now you are all poised and wondering what Mrs. Angloswiss will do with this new found wealth when she picks it up at the bank. I think I would employ someone to write my daily prompts, perhaps the lady that wrote 50 Shades of …… I am sure she would increase my followers and likes. That being taken care of I would move to an island, yes the Cayman Islands, keeping an eye on my wealth. I would build two villas, one for Mr. Swiss and I and one for the felines, paw friendly of course. I could then do what I want to all day long. No cleaning, no washing, no ironing, no cooking. Just count my money, lie in the sun and swim in my pool.

You know what, when I think about it, life would be really boring. Let’s forget it and WordPress do not bring this one again next year, I am running out of ideas.

Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner!

Winning Pingbacks

  1. Billion Gold Coins | 365 days of defiance
  2. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | George and Nigel
  3. A Billion in the Bank | As I please
  4. Geek Ergo Sum
  5. What is a biscuit? | littlegirlstory
  6. DP Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner | Sabethville
  7. It’s MY Billion Dollars | Everyb0dyd0thefl0p.com
  8. Depends on when you ask I guess… | thoughtsofrkh
  9. Daily Prompt: You’re A Winner! | From Slacker To Scribe
  10. A Novel About Finding Treasure And What To Do With It | The Jittery Goat
  11. A Billion Dollars of Fun | 61 Musings
  12. Daily Prompt Challenge – Rich | soletusknow
  13. 238. Billionaire | Barely Right of Center
  14. A Dream Come True | Flowers and Breezes
  15. Daily Prompt Challenge | Jottings and Writings
  16. Getting Rich and the Tribble Epidemic | Rob’s Surf Report
  17. Daily Prompt: You’re A Winner!!! | Nicole Sloan’s Books
  18. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  19. If I Had a Billion Dollars… | Traci’s Space
  20. daily prompt: you’re a winner | aimanss…
  21. Mega-Jackpot Crazy Town | PROOF OF GOD! …and other tragedies.
  22. My Other Blog | Daily Prompt: You’re A Winner!
  23. money cannot buy | sarahscapes
  24. Give it away? | A mom’s blog
  25. My Irresponsible use of 1 Billion Dollars | TechnoTom
  26. A Rich Life… | Haiku By Ku
  27. windfall | peacefulblessedstar
  28. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | lifebeinggirly
  29. Diner’s Dilemma | Harmless Propaganda
  30. DP Challenge Accepted ~ “Yes, We All Are Winners, Money Or Not”! | Just A Recovery Author Learning To Be A Better Writer
  31. DP Challenge Accepted ~ We All Are Winners Money Or Not! | Just A Recovery Author Learning To Be A Better Writer
  32. Daily Prompt: Billion Dollar Winner | Breathe.
  33. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | Tillie’s
  34. Daily Prompt: The One Billion Dollar Question | One Starving Activist
  35. One billion dollars and me.. !! | life at random outlook
  36. Wish list ! | Dreams to Reality !
  37. That’s How We Rolls | Retrofocus
  38. When Money Killed Him | Shadows Of The Divine
  39. What would you do with a Billion Pounds? | Jola’s log
  40. Daily Prompt: Winner! | Kawanee’s Korner
  41. Living the good life | Unknown File
  42. When your numbers come up | Fictionalism
  43. Filthy Rich | Active Army Wife
  44. Dreams of riches | 2 times pink
  45. Easy Peasy! | A.C. Melody
  46. The life of one woman…
  47. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | I really just pretend to know stuff
  48. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | lynnesartandsoul
  49. Daily Prompt: Rich! Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall | @ The West Gate
  50. Did you hear? Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | Melba Christie at Poemattic
  51. WP Daily Prompt: You Are a Winner | by LRose
  52. Daily Prompt: Rich | A Taste of Morning
  53. The quest of Jesse | tjbarkerseattle
  54. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  55. The Billion Dollar Question | Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | A Room of One’s Own
  56. If I Had a Billion Dollars… | Baby Gates Down
  57. Blowing it on health, wealth and happiness for all. | Dancing with the Wise Women
  58. I Won? | Square One Notes
  59. If I Were a Human | Wiley’s Wisdom
  60. If I Had A Billion Dollars… | polymathically
  61. Santa Outdid Himself This Christmas – Most of The Time The Best Presents Come From The Heart (not the store) | Finding Ann MacGregor
  62. $1b? Really? | tuckedintoacorner
  63. Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner! | Writing Canvas
  64. A Billion Bucks Buys A Lot Of Freedom – Daily Writing Prompt: “You’re A Winner” | Laughing Through Life

Daily Prompt: Moment of Clarity

Tell us about a time you’d been trying to solve a knotty problem — maybe it was an interpersonal problem, a life problem, a big ol’ problem — and you had a moment of clarity when the solution appeared to you, as though you were struck by lightening.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us AWESTRUCK.

The positive side of a knotty problem is that you can sometimes transfer it to someone/something else.

“Mrs. Human, are you referring to me and my fellow felines as something. We are not objects, we are moving attributes to nature.”

“Sorry Tabby, did not want to insult you, but there was a knotty problem when Mr. Swiss and I decided to solve the problem for you and your sister to be able to climb to the higher sleeping places. We altered the your room and removed the collection of cardboard boxes which you used to arrive at the top of the cupboard to make it more pleasing to the eye. We substituted the boxes with a safe wooden stairway.”

“Mrs. Human you did not ask what we thought about it. We were perfectly happy with the various cardboard boxes, feline friendly and no problem. I had to take it upon me to climb this risky construction to reach where I wanted to go. My sister Nera has not yet used it and will not. She says it is not a paw friendly construction and does not suit her feline physique.”

There you have it. What Mr. Swiss and I considered the perfect solution, did not meet with the approval of the feline mafia. They were not pleased and all the coaxing with plates of tuna fish has not moved Nera to use the specially constructed feline stairway to heaven. It might be because she has weight problems?

“I heard that Mrs. Human. I have a perfectly proportioned body. It is the fluff effect, not weight is that clear?”

Actually Nera was sleeping but like all felines her ears never sleep.

Do I have knotty problems? I have one every day when the daily prompt arrives, knowing what to write to ensure that my prize suspected blogs attract the recognition they deserve. I do not do personal in a blog or big ol’ problems (whatever they are). I have repeated moments of clarity, being struck by lightening, but they do not always meet agreement with others.  To be honest, it was my idea for the feline Stairway to Heaven, which is now only used perhaps once a day by Tabby; Nera not looking at it with her bushy feline tail and Fluffy being blind he has not yet found it.

I have a motto in life, “you have nothing to lose” when a knotty problem arrives. Just climb the stairway one step at a time, you can either fail and land on you’re a**e or you arrive at the top and look down on the others. I am still climbing the stairway to blog of the year and will let you know when I get there.

I do not usually plaster my blogs with videos, it is too easy a solution, but in this case I think it fulfils the purpose. Here are Led Zeppelin with Stairway to Heaven.

Daily Prompt: Moment of Clarity

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Daily Prompts: I was here

You are the first astronaut to arrive on a new, uncharted planet. Write the note that you leave to those who come after you.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CARTE BLANCHE.

Well it is something completely different, but there are advantages. The air is just like ours on Earth, if there is any air left on Earth. I have been gone so long and my radar tells me there is an empty space where the planet Earth was, something like a black hole. No problem, there is enough room here.

You can drink the water and there is even food, for vegetarians.

“Tell them about us, tell them about us”

“OK, but at your own risk.”

Yes I have found a colony of Woggles here on this planet. They call themselves Woggles, because they well woggle. Don’t worry that they have three eyes and four arms, they are quite peaceful. They confirmed that planet Earth no longer exists, so they decided to keep me for their archives. I was thinking if earth no longer exists then there is not much point writing this note as there will be no-one to read it. On the other hand, you never know, perhaps there is a second space craft on its way with the remainders of the population.

“What did you say Woggle, no chance. If humans do something they always make sure that it is perfect and the black hole they left behind is so round and deep, it could not be better.”

I will continue all the same. Clothing has become superfluous; the Woggles do not have a word for clothing. I discovered that I now have a third eye in the middle of my forehead, just like the Woggles and it seems that there are two arms growing below those that I already have. The Woggles now call me chief Woggle as I am much bigger than they are.

Indeed they have accepted me as one of their own, and said if I continue to drink the water I will become one of them.

We even have television. Electric storms are quite common here, and the Woggles just catch the lightening and use it. I used to be able to watch Fox news from earth when it existed but only when the Woggle children were sleeping.. Galactic News is quite good, it seems that the Daleks have made peace with the Klingons and now live in harmony together. Being now a Woggle I am entitled to one holiday per year and will be teleported to planet Dalek this year. It seems even the doctor now lives there. He was lucky to escape in the Tardis before the big implosion happened. The Daleks love him and were sorry that his television adventures finished, as they were using the money they earned to build their own Tardis. My holiday trip includes a visit to Disneyland Dalekland when I am there. The doctor is in charge.

I must now go, Mrs. Woggle is waiting for me. It is nearly dinner time and we have griddles for dinner. I just love them, they taste so fresh and alive. They move in your mouth to the last bite. She cooks them in Klingon wine, imported from their planet. Yes, I am married and we are expecting our first Woggles next week, they arrive in pairs. Life is good on planet Woggle, who cares if the world has disappeared. If any ex inhabitants from Earth do ever arrive here then take my advice, become a Woggle, It simplifies life, although probably you will not have a choice. The Woggles say that is the best solution to avoid wars. Integration by drinking Woggle water. The metamorphosis to a Woggle takes place slowly, you feel no pain and you become one of them.

“Yes Mrs. Woggle I am coming, just writing a note for those that come after me. You say no-one is coming from Earth I am the last. Oh yes, I forgot.”

Daily Prompt: I was here

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Daily Prompt: The Best Day Ever

You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us INDULGENT.

Another prompt I will have to slip around. I noticed it has been up an hour and only one contribution has been made. Probably the Christmas fun is the reason; people are too busy enjoying their best day ever to write about it.

I have had some good days in life, memories of which remain. The less good days slip away from my mind. Life is too short to indulge in bad memories. Best days are not composed of where, doing, weather, eating and seeing. Best days are a calm feeling you have inside that all is well, nothing goes wrong and you can relax and breathe and treasure being in good health, which many cannot.

My daily computer tour is usually the same. Look in on the e-mails, is WordPress still there, and of course the customary trip across the Facebook landscape. I am not an avid writer in Facebook, my main contribution being the cross posting of my blogs from WordPress. Some people even read them. Today was a real lookalike sensation.

First of all I was confronted by Christmas wishes from all over the world, from my cyber colleagues that I have never met. They really take pains to present wonderful graphics full of the Christmas spirit. I cannot summon up the energy to do this myself and my wishes are usually season’s greetings. At the moment I am enduring the second day of Swiss Christmas. We had a good lunch, we are taking it easy, no stress.  Yesterday was the big family day, and to be quite honest I could only really relax when the food was eaten and the presents distributed.

I saw photos of turkeys in all situations. Being ready for the big bake, their carcass draped with spicy extras, perhaps bacon slices and their insides stuffed to the maximum. Here perhaps a few minutes’ reflective thoughts for the motherless turkey chicks now left to tend to themselves, until next year when we again decimalise the turkey population. I saw photos of laid tables ready for the feast and so many decorated fir trees it was overwhelming.

Many years ago when No. 2 son sung in the cathedral choir I attended a midnight mess. Not really my thing, but we do everything for the kids, and he would have to walk home on his own in the dark in the early hours of the morning. Not being catholic or anything else, I found it to be an interesting service, very symbolic and the choir sang wonderfully.

Yesterday evening through some perchance, I watched the midnight mass at St. Pauls in Rome with the pope himself as the chief. It was a channel hopping thing but we remained and watched about an hour until eleven in the evening. I quite like this new pope, he is a realist, knows what religion should be about, cares for those not so fortunate as himself and has changed quite a lot of the customs in the Vatican, much to the disappointment of many fellow Vaticanites. It is a wonder that he was elected I think. I am not becoming a convert, but I have no problem with religion. Comparing him with photos from his predecessors at the same mess, there was a great difference, mainly in the clothes. Clothes do not make a person, it is what inside that counts, but they leave an impression. The pope was dressed in a plain white church cassock, no pomp and circumstance, no bejewelled clothing, just plain and simple in white with his famous brown shoes and a white skull cap. The fancy slippers seem to have disappeared from the uniform.

The transmission of the service was interesting. Perhaps it was public relations pure, but it was an unforgettable experience. The organisation and logistics were perfect. Every participant knew what to do and when. It was fascinating and I enjoyed it more than any Hollywood show or film. I must be getting sentimental in my old age.

And as the golden blogging sun sinks slowly in the West, I will now leave this place and put my hope and faith in the future blogs that I will be writing until the end of the year.

Daily Prompt: The Best Day Ever

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Daily Prompt: The Guilt that haunts me

Share a time when you were overcome with guilt. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome you guilt?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us REFLECTIVE.

A reflective glance on the cold frosty days we had. Today it was sunshine pure and warm. Even my birds gave up visiting the birdhouse for food, they are too fat anyhow.

This will be a shorter contribution as if I stay longer on the computer I will have a haunting guilt that my seasonal evening meal will not be ready on time. Today, Christmas Eve, is the big day in Switzerland, where families get together in the evening, exchange gifts and generally be merry and celebrate. Being Switzerland, the celebration runs on a quieter scale. For a golden oldie like myself it is even quieter, just I, me and myself, Mr. Swiss and sons No. 1 and 2.  Daughter ½ visited two days ago on her way to a Swiss mountain holiday with man and we are now all set.

So to avoid a haunting guilt feeling, I will soon progress to the kitchen, finish dressing my meat and put it in the oven (low temperature and slow cooking method) so that it will be à point and ready on time. The veg has been prepared, the entrée also: all I have to do is to prepare the potatoes and make the port wine sauce. Where do I get such great ideas? If you ever see my son No. 2 hovering around on my blogging sites – just ask him. Usually he just looks in and if it is not about felines, he actually reads what I write.

There is of course a desert, but that is frozen – so thanks to the modern day deep refrigeration that is no problem. It continues tomorrow, but we are less people and there is less to cook at lunch time.

I have never been overcome by guilt, it is not a subject for me. Of course, if anything happens you will be the first to know, you will read it in the international press. “Angloswiss lady sentenced after being found guilty of plagiarism. After receiving her Nobel/Pulitzer/ Booker prize for her blogging talents, it was found that it was all lies. It never happened, it was just the vivid imagination of a golden oldie.”

WordPress gave us a year’s blogging subjects, unfortunately they are the daily prompt blogging subjects we had this year. I have now noticed that up to now I have done them all, have not missed a day and so will continue until the last day of the year. Many are clapping hands at the list we have been given. I seem to be the only one that has made a negative comment in the sense that there is nothing new there.

Wishing you all the best of the season, do not eat too much, do not drink too much and get enough sleep – OK, I know you will, but so will I.

Daily Prompt: The Guilt that Haunts Me

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Daily Prompt: Interplanet Janet

You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SPACE.

Yippee! I have got my own planet and at last an opportunity to show one of my moon photos. I know, it is not a perfect example, but I still have not got the hang of the moon settings on my camera. It is the best I have at the moment.

And now to business, my own planet. I could call it Planet WordPress, where the daily prompts live and rotate day for day, pursuing us with ideas on life and coming with the good old phrase “Tell us about……”, but there will never be a planet WordPress, because WordPress only exists in the cyberworld, bringing us closer together with its suggestions and slowly turning me into a frustrated golden oldie who is becoming a misery guts with her complaints about the daily prompt. However, let us look on the bright side of life.

I do not think I want a planet. Who is going to live there? Definitely not a humanoid species, as soon as they are there they will begin to think about how to make it better, turning it into something worse.

I always had the idea that my felines originally came from a planet somewhere in another dimension in space the planet Koshka (that is the Russian word for cat). A silent planet, perhaps a soft meow can be heard from time to time, otherwise the felines communicate by telepathy. Their boss would be a lady called Bastet, commonly known as Bast, and would even be able to walk on two legs when necessary.

The inhabitants would be felines. Now and again due to an overpopulation  an excursion to the planet Earth would be organised, by teleporter of course. Felines are more intelligent than the human species. They would settle on the earth and multiply and go forth. The best idea Bast had was to send the first group to Egypt. Bast is a clever girl, she knew what the felines needed: corn chambers infested by mice and the felines were happy. They did their job well.

When Bast sent a delegation of black felines it did not turn out very well as it was in the so-called dark ages, when witches were burnt or drowned for doing their black magic. It seems that many of these black felines adopted a witch as its slave and so they were burnt as well. Later Bast sent the tailess felines. They decided to take over an Island called Man somewhere near the British Isles. That was a success, and even today this species of felines populates the Isle of Man.

In the meanwhile Bast is still there, she is immortal. Now and again one of her colonists reports to her telling of life on earth and the fantastic food available. Now Bast has a storage room full to the top with tuna fish cans. The inhabitants of planet Koshka are still trying to open them and a group of felines are working on the paw-friendly can opener

If you are owned by a feline and it seems to sleep a lot, do not worry. It is a dream traveller and is reporting to Bast on planet Koshka.

And this super story of the day is now closed. I am surrounded by my three felines, all sleeping – are they really there?

Daily Prompt: Interplanet Janet

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Daily Prompt: My Number One

Who is the most important person in your life? Describe that person in as great a detail as you can muster and most importantly, tell us why you cherish this person.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHERISH.

My Santa says hello from my living room and is certain that he is the most important person in my life at the moment.

He might think that, but first of all I have to tear myself away from the mirror and leave I, me and myself. I cherish myself because I am me, am original, and have no copies; there is no-one else that is me. Having reached a grey-haired golden oldie age and still more or less alive and kicking, I can celebrate myself as being the most important person in my life.

This seems conceited, overdone, and self-important? I suppose it does, but in my right mind I would never expose any person I know personally in a blog to tell the world how wonderful that person is and my reasons for cherishing a person, other than myself, are mine. It may be, most probably, that person does not want to be the centre piece of one of my prize suspected winning blogs. That person may not want to be canonized, put on a pedestal and be worshipped. Not everyone wants to be the subject of a public blog.

I feel so sorry for the people in Facebook that are the centrepiece on a timeline, their character being praised as being perfect perhaps by their wife or children and all the friends and friends of friends clapping virtually with their remarks. Lucky you having such a wonderful husband/wife/father/brother/sister, with 200 likes or more in support. Probably they are bored and have nothing better to do.

So I will continue in support of myself. I can only argue with myself for printing words in support of me. I will not be compromising anyone, embarrassing anyone, just myself. You want details – no problem. I am not a bad cook, we are all still alive at home. I eat too much sweet stuff, but don’t we all? I like to have a golden oldie midday sleep after lunch, but so do many others. My felines are never hungry or thirsty and want for nothing. I like to read a good book in the evening and prefer it to watching the TV, although I do make an exception for East Enders, a BBC soap based on my roots in London. I like orchids and now have quite a collection. I never throw them away, if the leaf is still green and the roots still look healthy, then it is still alive so keep it, you never know it might grow again. My collection has expanded but I still have room on the floor beneath the glass table.

What else can I say about me? I am an Autumn person, the Winter is too cold, the Summer too hot and Spring too wet. I do not like Leonardo DiCaprio, prefer Johnny Depp, but above all like Brad Pitt: like listening to Italian singers mostly, especially Paolo Conte and Lucio Dalla. My favourite song of all time is still City of New Orleans sung by Arlo Guthrie, but have already featured that in another blog somewhere.

Enough details? I will now have another look in the mirror, an occupational hazard when being the most important person in your life.

Ok, I just do not want to be the misery guts of the Daily Prompt, so I make the most of it, although to be quite honest I enjoyed this one, probably because it was about I, me and myself.

Daily Prompt: My Number One

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