Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Action 222

If you could have any art work in the world, what would it be?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Action 220

If you had to design a flag from scratch, what would you put on it?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Action 218

Name a few things you've hung onto for a long while and really don't know why.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Action 216

Name something nice to take your picture in front of, beside, near, or behind.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Action 214

Roughly, how much space do you think there is between the tops of your middle finger and index finger when stretched out completely?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Action 213

What (where) is the fanciest place you have ever visited?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Action 212

What are the first things you buy when you move into a new place?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Action 210

What was the last thing you took a photo of. (you can post the image to your comment if you want to get fancy).

Friday, December 7, 2007

Action 209

What makes the best the leftovers?

p.s. I am taking a vacation from computers this weekend, I'll be back posting questions on Tuesday! Thanks for participating.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Action 208

Make up a classified ad for something you own that you want to get rid of.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Action 206

If you were to make a music video for yourself (regardless of whether or not you can play music), what would be the theme?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Action 205

What are some small injustices, the little things that create big headaches?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Action 204

If two hot air balloons collided in air, what do you suspect would happen?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Action 202

What's your favorite line or word you say, the one you say most often? (if you don't know ask someone who knows you well).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Action 200

If 25th anniversary is silver, 50th is gold, what would you gift for a 200th anniversary?

HAPPY 200TH!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Action 196

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear "Thanksgiving?"

Monday, November 19, 2007

Action 195

If you were given one minute on a national television station to do whatever you want, what would you do?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Action 194

If you were given a robot and it could only be trained to do one thing for its life, what would you train it to do?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Action 191

If you were to design an amusement park specifically for the employees of a large office building, what would you put in your park?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Action 190

When you have booger in your nose, do you normally pick for it or do you go and search for some tissue and blow your nose?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Action 189

How many doorways do you think you pass through in a typical day?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Action 186

Have you ever paged anyone at a bar, restaurant, or airport? Or have you ever been paged yourself?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Action 184

If you were asked to create a TV show, what would your show be about/ look like?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Action 182

What kind of soap do you normally use to clean yourself in the shower?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Action 180

The Center for Improved Living has been given a full-page ad in Art Review, what would you put in the ful-page ad?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Action 179

How many times a year do you think you get bitten by bugs?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Action 171

I have been asked to participate in a big art fair with The Center for Improved Living as a special project. I proposed to build a store-like place within the fair and offer various TCFIL products and services. I'm curious as to what you would make to put in the center?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Action 170

If you could visit any one place in the world today, where would it be?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Action 168

Which is worse - someone swinging around on the dance floor spills their drink on your head or you return to your car in the parking lot and you notice the person next to you has put a small dent in your door because they opened their door too much and too fast?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Action 167

Do those little earphones you put directly in your ear that usually come with MP3 players, walkmans, iPods, fit in your ear?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Action 166

If you had a billboard and you could put up anything you want, what would you put on it?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

tech help on comments!

I am experiencing some difficulties with Haloscan comments.

Haloscan displays comments fine on the first page, but when you go to "older posts," it appears as if there are no comments on the posts, which is not the case. In order to see the comments, the user must click on the post title to go to the individual link for the post to find that there are actually comments. This is a misfortune considering my blog is based around the answers in the comments.

Have you heard of this before? What can I do to fix this? Or even better yet, how do I migrate back to blogger based comments?

I initially set up haloscan so we could post links and photos, but that doesn't seem as important anymore with the direction the site has headed.

Thanks for your participation and help!
All the best,

Action 162

Describe the alarm clock next to your bed.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Action 161

If you were to build a shrine, what would be the first thing you would put in it?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Action 158

What's the strangest thing you have in your car at this very moment?
(if you don't have a car, what the strangest thing you may have in your car?)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Action 156

If you had to deliver the message "Stop what you're doing" to anyone in the whole world ,but only to one person, and you HAD to deliver it to him/her, who would it be?

Action 155

What do you need to quit?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Action 153

When you go to the store and are in need of many of the same thing, but can't quite remember exactly how much you need - do you tend to buy less and then have to return to the store for more or typically do you buy more and then have to return the unused items?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Action 151

Do you fold your laundry the moment it is dry, shortly thereafter, not at all, a bit here and there, or other?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Action 146

Take a small walk today and visit a place close to you that you have never been to before. Tell us about it if you want.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Action 145

If you were to tell everyone in your neighborhood something, anything, what would it be?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Action 140

If you were given the opportunity to go on a 7 month retreat to the center of the earth , would you go?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Action 138

Have you ever been hit by a pigeon? If so, tell about it.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Action 136

Try and guess the coordinates (degrees of latitude and longitude) of the address you are at right now? You'll probably be totally wrong - if you'd like to see the correct ones go here and type in your address - and if you want to tell us the difference and the location that'd be swell.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Action 134

If you had to make a choice right now, and you had to eat one, Chicken Noodle or Clam Chowder?

Monday, September 3, 2007

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Action 132

If you had to sell something of yours today, what would it be?

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Action 130

If you were to "remote-controllize" something in our life, what would it be?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Action 126

Name something you considered doing this past week, but didn't.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

action 123

What do you want to ask The Center for Improved Living community?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Action 120

What was the last really embarrassing thing that happened to you?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Action 119

If you could combine two movies to make one epic movie, which movies would you choose? What would you title the movie?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Action 118

What was the last place or event you snuck into? If you want to elaborate on how you did it, by all means.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Action 116

If today, you were celebrating your 199th birthday, what would you do?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

action 115

If you were walking and knew you were being followed, what would be your plan?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Action 114

If you were a skunk what would be the first thing you would spray?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Action 113

What strange and seeming insignificant thing are you really good at?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Action 111

What have you named your main mode of transporation? What is it? (If you haven't named it, name it now.)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Action 110

What would you do if you woke up, went to your bathroom, and found Neil Young taking a shower?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Action 107

What do you think you could fight off easier, a polar bear or a python?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Action 106

How long have you been living at the place you're living at now? Where is it?

Monday, August 6, 2007

Action 105

What's the tallest building you've been in?

author note

I added a widget called madKast so it may be easier to share and send the daily actions around. If you have any questions, comments, problems with this service, which is new to me as well, either leave a comment here or e-mail me - marc at ineedtostopsoon dot com. thanks for all you participation!! This is site is completely amazing all because of you!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Action 100

If you were forced to get a tattoo on your neck, but you could pick the design, what would it be/ look like?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Action 99

If you could magically gain the ability to break a world record (new or old), which would you break?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Action 098

If you were stuck only having one feeling (e.g. happy, sad, glum, exuberant) for the rest of your life, which feeling would you choose to have?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Action 096

How many movies do you think you've watched in your lifetime?
(if you want to state your age, that may be beneficial)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Action 094

If you could start your own organization that helps people what would it do and be named?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Action 093

If you had to choose between a pirate, ninja, or viking for a roommate, who would you choose?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

Action 090

Assume that you believe in reincarnation, what would you like to come back as?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Action 089

Describe the funniest noise you can make with your body.
(you can choose to make a video or recording of it as well)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Action 087

What is the greatest distance you have fallen or jumped from?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Action 086

Where is the furthest distance you have traveled?
(place to place or distance or metaphysically)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Action 082

Which do you have - procrastination, perfectionism, neither, or both?

Monday, July 9, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Action 080

Make something today. What'd you make?
(show us if you'd like)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Action 079

What do you want to "spill the beans" about, but haven't?
(I expect lots of anonymous posters)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Action 070

What was the first "illegal" thing you remember doing? Did you get caught?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Action 069

What's the grossest thing you can think of?
(or at least the grossest thing you want to write here)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Action 067

If you were to write and direct a sitcom based on your life right now, what would it be called? Who would star as you?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Action 066 1/2

Approximately how much living space do you need to feel comfortable?
(could be in sq. ft. or dimensions or something else)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Action 065

What would happen if all the people in the entire world jumped at once?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Action 062

Invent a name for a clothing store. What might you sell there?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Action 061

What's the most important thing you need to replace right now?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Action 059

What unique feature would your dream house contain?
(as always, feel free to give video chat or do a drawing of it)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Action 057

If you could blend two things together, what would those be? What would they make?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Action 055

If there was one thing you didn't ever have to worry about again, what would it be?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Action 053

What is your favorite type of tree?
(supporting information, e.g. stories, would be cool)

Friday, June 8, 2007

Action 052

If you could add one medieval castle feature to the place where you currently live, what would it be?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Action 051

If you could have a statue of yourself put anywhere in this world, where would it be? What would it say underneath it?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Action 050

When you get home and go inside, where do you put your keys?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Action 049

If you could be part of a club, real or made-up, which would it be?

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Action 047

Yell - how'd that feel?
(if you want, you can go outside or go in a closet to yell)

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Friday, June 1, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Action 043

What's the strangest thing you've heard in the last week?
(story, gossip, noise, comment, overheard conversation, etc.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Action 041

What was the last thing you ate? How did it make you feel?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Action 040

If you found a frozen human from the 1700s and unfroze him, what would be the first thing you'd show him?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Action 038

Invent a holiday.
(feel free to name the day it would fall on)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Action 036

What's the best thing that happened to you in the last two days?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Action 035

After reading this, look to your left. Describe what you just saw.
(feel free to post a photo or video of it - if you don't know how to do this, instructions are in the right sidebar)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Action 033

What was the last thing(s) you purchased?
(feel free to name from where and how much)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

author note

I was recently asked, "how does answering a question [on this site] improve my life?"

One participant put it nicely, "it is actually some cool thought provoking questions that are meant to stimulate and improve our mental processes and I can hardly wait to track back and read some more of these questions."

The questions may or may not improve your life, they may improve another's in some way different from you, someone may get a date out of it? Who knows? I'm just trying to ask questions to make people think about themselves and what's around them - it creates a forum for that sort of information. Then we the readers get to see the world through so many different little peepholes.

The site probably isn't going to improve your life in conventional ways like make you shed 20 lbs or cure diseases or give you as much energy as a cup of coffee, but it does aim high!

So... how does this site improve your life?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Action 031

What were you thinking right before you thought to read this?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Action 030

What would you do if you won the lottery? (let's assume it is a BIG amount of money)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Action 028

What's the worst job you've ever had? (details encouraged)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Action 026

Write a haiku for or about your mom. (oops, a haiku = 3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Action 024

Invent a pharmaceutical. What does it do? What is it called?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Action 023

What is the silliest thing you have in your wallet or purse?
(feel free to take a photo)

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  • p.s. all the comments seem to be working now, if you can't leave one, please e-mail me your comment, marc at ineedtostopsoon dot com (just click that), and i'll put it up manually for you.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2007

    Tuesday, May 8, 2007

    Monday, May 7, 2007

    Action 020

    If you had a (graffiti) tag, what would it be?
    (drawings, photos, present tense welcome!)

    Saturday, May 5, 2007

    Action 018

    what is your power animal?
    (definition of power animal: animal spirits which reside with each individual adding to their power and protecting them from illness.)

    Friday, May 4, 2007

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007

    Action 014

    If you could invent a new Olympic sport, what would it be?

    Monday, April 30, 2007

    Action 013

    Give us a video tour (preferably with commentary) of what is around you right now.
    ------------------------------------------- // youtube quick capture //

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  • These instructions are also located in the right sidebar, "Instructions for posting video and images in action comments," under video. I'll be using this method until I can figure out how to change the Haloscan script. Thanks for bearing with me. If you have any questions at all, please e-mail me at marc at ineedtostopsoon dot com

    Sunday, April 29, 2007

    Friday, April 27, 2007

    Thursday, April 26, 2007

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007

    Action 007

    If you could have any .com name, taken or not, what would it be?
    (you can have several)

    Monday, April 23, 2007

    Action 006

    Make up a band name (or several). This is one of my favorite games.

    Saturday, April 21, 2007

    Action 005

    If you HAD to choose to be either stranded on a deserted island with only a battery powered pipe organ or stuck deep in the jungle with just a leaf blower and forklift, which would it be? Why?

    Friday, April 20, 2007

    Action 004

    Take a picture or write about the oldest food product in the kitchen nearest you right now (work, home, restaurant, etc.).

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  • Thursday, April 19, 2007

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Action 002

    What band, dead or alive, would score and play the soundtrack to your life?

    Monday, April 16, 2007

    Action 001

    If you could be any building in the whole world, which building would you be?

    A New Day, A New Blog!

    Welcome to The Center for Improved Living Blog! This blog will hopefully make life just a bit more interesting.

    Here's how this works:
    Everyday, I will post a different action for you to do. All you have to do is post your response in the comment section of the action. You can complete any action at any time. That's it - no gimmicky bullshit, just pure curiosity and excitement.

    Soon, I hopefully will have the answer to being able to post images and video in the comments section so we can realize much more visual projects. But in the meantime they will be text based.

    The Center for Improved Living is the sister site to ineedtostopsoon.