Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year? (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time).

I do. This year has been particularly difficult; I’ve gotten bogged down in some sort of blogging quicksand and can’t seem to break free.

If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger (someone who looks exactly like you do. Supposedly everyone has at least one out there in the world) and 2 billion dollars, what would you do? What do you think your doppelganger would do?

Is the money free and clear? Then I say we’d split it 50/50 and each be on our way. With any luck my doppelganger would also have a Be The Change mentality and we’d make a huge difference in the world.

A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why?

Good grief, Melanie, this is a doozy. I can’t imagine watching a child burn to death even with a hypothetical promise of saving twenty hypothetical children in the future. I understand the cost/benefit analysis of it but I just don’t think I could live with myself. I’d save the child trapped in the building.

What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes?

I’m ambivalent. I don’t hate them but can’t seem to muster up much love either. Sweet potato fries? Meh. Sweet potato casserole? Double meh. I can eat either but in the end I’ll always choose something else over a sweet potato dish.

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Snoozy fur babies get me every time.

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