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A Question…
Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Yawn. Last night, I stayed up way too late playing with my new iPad. However, it’s impossible to resist. I bought the white one and put a pretty pink cover on it. It’s sitting on the nightstand, and when I reach to turn off the light at night, I can’t help picking it up and flipping over that cover. Do you know how many free games there are to download? I haven’t even scratched the surface. But I did buy Pages—so, at least I have a tool on the thing that I can use to write. It’s there, buried in all those games.

The past two days have been a bust so far as writing. Monday, I had to work all day on reading through the copyedits for Girls Who Bite. I love how it looks! But no new pages Monday. Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment in Little Rock, which stretched into a trip to the mall because the red-headed hellion needed to see the optometrist. (I have a new purse!) But when we arrived home, it was hot as hell, so I spent the rest of the day in the pool, then went back out last night with the Tiki torches lit to swim again. Sounds like a rough life, doesn’t it? :mrgreen:

So, in the interest of getting to work quickly, I’ll simply pose a question, then run and hide out at my desk while you do all the work!

Whenever you are having a bad day, what is the best thing
you can do to help cheer yourself up?

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40 comments to “A Question…”

  1. Dana
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 8:59 am · Link

    Curl up in bed with a good book and tune the world out.



  2. CrystalGB
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:14 am · Link

    Go out to eat with friends and then book shopping.



  3. Diane P. Diamond
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:17 am · Link

    Whenever I’m having a bad day, I do retail therapy. It always seems to lift my spirits, then I go home and enjoy a nice cup of tea and some choccie biccies.

    I love your books Delilah, I get a lot of fun out of them.

    Thank you for this opportunity.



  4. Kallypso Masters
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:18 am · Link

    Make muffins! And they’re in the oven right now!

    Yeah, it’s that kinda day. Writing a sad scene and just wanna give Master Damian a muffin–only I’ll probably wind up eating them all myself. ‘Sides, he only has eyes for his Savannah muffin–but won’t have anything to do with her now that he …. )

    Back to work (until the muffins come out)!



  5. Christy M
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:25 am · Link

    Go someplace quiet with a book or my kindle. sounds lame, but the stories take me out of my everyday life and that is a getaway all on its own!



  6. Colette Jefferson
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:27 am · Link

    I grab my Kindle and read.



  7. Lisa J
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:39 am · Link

    I wrestle with the 80 pound dog (my 35 pound, 14 year old dog wants nothing to do with him). He loves to wrestle and goes all puppy (he’s 4), jumps around, and acts like he’s on the good stuff. He just makes me laugh with some of his antics.



  8. Donna Baker
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:47 am · Link

    When Im having a bad day I grab a book and curl up on the nearest soft spot and give myself over to the story. :-P



  9. Crystal H
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:57 am · Link

    I grab a book or 2 laydown on my bed and shut out the rest of the world!



  10. Rhonda
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:58 am · Link

    Closing out the world and getting lost in a book i’m reading!



  11. Bridget Werbin
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 10:09 am · Link

    READ!!!!!



  12. Fedora
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 10:13 am · Link

    Definitely reading a good book tops the list, but occasionally things can be improved with judicious application of chocolate :)



  13. Richard Cotton
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    if i was having a bad day the best thing to chear my self up would be to read a funny book and watch a comic film or a comady something to make me smile even think of the good days that i have had



  14. tammy ramey
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 10:48 am · Link

    okay, so for a bad day i make a cup of my favorite tea (hot in winter or sweet tea in summer) make a hot bath with lots of scented oils (my favorite is rose,sandelwood and myrh), light the candles, bar the door (it’s the only bathroom) grab a hot romance book and put on some music. i then spend the next 2 hours in there away from everything and everybody until i feel better. then when i am done i make brownies and put ice cream on top with caramel sauce.

    sounds like a great pick me up huh!



  15. Laura Bowles
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 11:28 am · Link

    Today is my Birthday and I am having a bad day. I feel like I want to sleep through it but to cheer me up I am going to pick up some of my favourite flowers, daisies, buy a birthday cake cook myself a fabulous steak dinner and watch So you think you can Dance tonight on TV and maybe have a cocktail or two. To end my night I am hoping for a screaming orgasm.

    Laura



  16. Delilah
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 11:30 am · Link

    Wow! I went away for a swim in the pool and come back to a slew of responses! Love them all, BTW. But will I sound terribly self-serving if I say that I ADORE the fact so many of you choose to read a book? :-D



  17. Delilah
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 11:32 am · Link

    Laura! Sorry your B-day is a bummer! But I like the idea of you treating yourself. Go buy yourself a really good, high-powered toy!!!!



  18. shadow
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm · Link

    when im having a bad day, i hide, take a book and let myself be be absorbed into the story and i let my imagination run wild!



  19. Becky W
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 12:13 pm · Link

    When I am having a bad day, I like to take a walk either by myself or with one of my dogs. After the walk, I then like to find a quiet place to read.



  20. leslee kahler
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 12:33 pm · Link

    I go work out in the garden, the sun shine and killing weeds usually does the trick :-P



  21. Susan
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm · Link

    I reread a book that I know that I enjoyed. :-D



  22. Diane Sadler
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 3:11 pm · Link

    If I can find a place in the house to read quietly and without interference!



  23. Stacy Wilson
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Whenever you are having a bad day, what is the best thing
    you can do to help cheer yourself up?

    Hmm… Usually, I burrow into the covers, letting hubby or my own redheaded hellion take over with the rug rats. Sometimes, I take my Nook with me. I have lots there I can reread if I haven’t anything new. A nap while burrowed under said covers helps, too.



  24. Maria Cesario
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Say to hell with it all and put up your feet
    But first go find something sweet to eat

    Bury your blackberry, unplug the phone
    This time to spend, is all your own

    And remember in life, there is a good rule to follow
    “Don’t sweat the little things”, life can be too hard to swallow

    MC



  25. June M.
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Depends on what kind of mood I am in. Sometimes I read, sometimes play on the internet, sometimes just veg out on old re-runs, or take a nap.



  26. heather
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 4:23 pm · Link

    NO!!! NOT APPLE! i have a galaxy tab and i love it.

    I read and listen to music. Sometimes if its really bad i meditate but i suck at it.



  27. Virginia E
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Make a big pot of Tea and settle in with a stack of books or my laptop (e-books).

    If it’s one of those I-need-a-good-cry-days, then I head for my room and cuddle up with one of the stuffed critters I’ve kept all these years. Oh, can’t forget the box of tissues, too.



  28. Kathy G
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Eat something yummy and read a juicy romance novel on my Kindle :-D



  29. Madison
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Dependent on ‘how’ bad the mood is, I vary between sitting in a quiet room, and do absolutely nothing, (almost like a meditation), or grab a book/iPad book and read. If the mood persists, I go to a movie. Always a comedy.



  30. KL Joy
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 6:14 pm · Link

    My bad day starts and i head for the shower – washing away all the things that came before that moment.

    Hot stingy needles of water on my back and i envision all the ‘bad’ stuff going down the drain …



  31. Debbi D'Attomo
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:00 pm · Link

    When I have a bad day, I call my girlfriend up to go do some book shopping , lunch and a good old fashion bitch fest. Then come home go through all the books we got and read one of them .



  32. Melissa Porter
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:31 pm · Link

    I like to go in a quiet room with a book. This way I can escape into my own little world for a little while.



  33. Diva Jefferson
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 9:35 pm · Link

    I turn on my favorite Celtic music, and write. Sometimes a bad day is fueled by something I am not happy doing, so I do what I love. Read or write.



  34. Jen B.
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      · June 9th, 2011 at 10:13 pm · Link

    Chocolate. Finding something to make me laugh my ass off. Being quiet (if my prior suggestion isn’t possible). And, as a last resort, I get in the car and drive. And then, chocolate.



  35. Kathy/KHAKI Crouch
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      · June 10th, 2011 at 1:18 am · Link

    I tend to hide out play games on the computer offline or online either one. Since I bought the new laptop in Feb it has so many games built in I get lost. Funny I find the games allow my mind to wander. My question is when you finish a book do you feel lost? I look around and go now what can I read? I am always ready for another one right away. Sometimes if one isn’t grabbing my attention strong enough I read 2 or 3 and the one that really holds my attention that won’t let me go is the one that I finish and go ho hum back to that other book lol. :-D



  36. Dawn Jackson
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      · June 10th, 2011 at 7:24 am · Link

    I don’t have too many bad days but when the occasional should arise, I turn my negative situation into a positive one. After evaluating the source of my problem, I remind myself of all the great things in my life. I may not have much 2 some people but 2 me, I am rich with love, health, a job, a place to rest my head at night, etc. I never try & take advantage of the simple blessing we are given daily and leave the hard stuff up to the man upstairs. Some days may be harder than others but my motto is: “Tough Times Never Last… Tough People Do”. *Smiles*



  37. Brandy W
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      · June 10th, 2011 at 8:53 am · Link

    A bad day is just a bad day. Something to get through. Nothing I do will change that.



  38. Delilah
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      · June 10th, 2011 at 8:59 am · Link

    I don’t have many bad days. I’m one of those oblivious people who glide through life with a vague smile on their face. I can get irked or annoyed or tired, but I am a pretty optimistic person, and I find humor in EVERYTHING.



  39. Ilona
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      · June 10th, 2011 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Like most of your commentators I read. However my favourite thing to do to cheer myself up is to reread an old favourite that already made me feel good before :D



  40. SiNn
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      · June 11th, 2011 at 5:44 am · Link

    i go to a libarary read or buy a ne wbook getting books make me happy reading them make me happier on a ab d day ui curle upw itha book and a blanket and read my mood away