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  • My Thoughts On Saying 'Bless You' When Someone Sneezes

    Posted 10 hours ago by Desiree

    My Thoughts On Saying ‘Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes 2/21/17   OK, I know some people are of the thought persuasion that this is as important as saying “please” and “thank you”, but I have to say, I disagree. I understand why people think that: it stems ...

  • Why not Try a New Diet Mediterranean Style?

    Posted Mon at 6:47 AM by BettySeay

    The wonderful Mediterranean Sea encompasses Europe, Africa and Asia. It is a result of this mixed blend of societies that Mediterranean cooking has a wide assortment of sustenance things to look over. Adhering to a good diet arrangements are a piece of this current culture's eating regimen described...

  • it seems im almost rid of my 'issues'

    Posted February 19 by tropicalclock

    you know,  im going good i have to say.... well im trying to keep a good moral, beside everything...the hard is that i never have anyone to talk to.people view me as a sort of alien or whatever... a livin being that they should forget/ who have no opinion/who doesnt deserve an opinion...w...

  • Take the answerMug Quiz

    Posted February 18 by Didge

    How smart are you? What sort of personality do you have? Are there dark shadows lurking in your psyche that threaten to overwhelm you in times of stress? Dare to take the following test to learn the things that even your closest friends won't tell you. 1. What is a contour? a. The outline of a figu...

  • Code Blue

    Posted February 16 by WingedWonder

    Shhh!  Hush now.  Listen.  What was that?  Did you notice it?  A presence, an intensity, brushing up against us raising the hair on arms.   Felt, but hardly seen, this visitor we call Silence tip toes suspciously down the hall.  We know why it is here.  I...

  • A Legend, a Kite, and a Dragonfly

    Posted February 15 by Didge

    One autumn Saturday Lynne and I spent the day in a land of oddly shaped volcanic plugs and strange, eye-catching rocks, about 240 kilometres west of Sydney. We went hang gliding with our son, Neil, at Rylstone Airport – a mostly disused airstrip now operated by hang gliding legend Bill Moyes...

  • Karma - what it really means.

    Posted February 13 by Veena.K

    Karma is a fundamental mechanism of our existence. It applies to everyone, regardless of belief. Anyone can understand the reasonableness of karma, and all great spiritual authorities have taught the principle of karma: that there are reactions to our actions. In the Bible, for example, we find the ...

  • Confessions of a lapsed Baptist.

    Posted February 13 by Didge

    Have you ever heard of a preacher who went to sleep during his own sermon? Or a missionary who went skinny dipping? Or a pastor who wouldn’t let his flock go to the movies? I met them all in my salad days before I met Omar Khayyam and found an alternative to religion. ~*~ Rip van Winkle was ...

  • 3 Minutes

    Posted February 12 by Lucia

    Britain's in political meltdown. A Tory is bemoaning the lack of impartiality by the Speaker of the House of Commons. This is unacceptable. Some proportion of the populace voted for something they didn't understand and to highlight this in a democratic forum is treachery. I flip channels t...

  • Kookaburra!

    Posted February 9 by Didge

    From 1954 to 1979 I worked in Sydney’s Chief Telegraph Office. It was one of the two major telecommunication hubs in Australia (the other was in Melbourne) and in those early years we worked with Morse code as much as with teleprinters and telex. Located on the fourth floor of the GPO, the Tel...

  • Writing a Blog

    Posted February 9 by Marguerite, the Beloved

    I just want to see if this blog is going to work, before I post one I have worked on for days. 

  • To Love

    Posted February 8 by Ritesh

    I'm sorry but I'm not coming up with the blog as the section's name suggests. This is a poem written by a friend long time back. Just thought to share with everyone here.. To love is to share life togetherto build special plans just for twoto work side by sideand then smile with prideas one by ...

  • Strangers on a bus…

    Posted February 7 by Didge

    I once travelled from Sydney to Cairns (gateway to the Great Barrier Reef) by bus. That was 44 hours straight with the occasional refreshment stop. You meet all manner of interesting people on a trip like that. A couple of hours into the trip a pair of newlyweds boarded. The bride and groom were fr...

  • Make yogurt and peanut butter at home.

    Posted February 4 by Veena.K

    Folks, I love everything home made, first of all I have this notion that it is more hygienic and therefore healthy and secondly the satisfaction we get when we make something with our own hands. I've seen my friends spending wastefully on items which can easily be made at home. And it will definitel...

  • Atlantis: what really happened?

    Posted February 3 by Didge

    The legend of Atlantis was passed to us through the works of Plato but had its origins much earlier. Over the centuries since then, enthusiasts and optimists have adopted (and adapted!) the legend as their own, adding whatever wonders seemed appropriate for such a mysterious land. Fortunately moder...

  • Missing

    Posted February 3 by Luna Lovegood

    I've been thinking of you a lot lately.I'm not sure why. I wonder if I cross your mind as often as you cross mine.And it's strange... our relationship was ambiguous.We were friends, but also strangers. I don't even know your last name.We were friends, but also more than friends. You felt something f...

  • Wonder

    Posted February 2 by Luna Lovegood

    I wonder... when you come back, will you still be the same person you were?I wonder... when you come back, will it still feel like I've known you my entire life?I wonder... when you come back, will you remember all the stories, the jokes, the secret world we built together?I wonder...Will you even c...

  • The nonnative speaker of English

    Posted February 1 by Veena.K

                                               The nonnative speaker of English   If yo...

  • Which dwarf had an affair with Snow White?

    Posted February 1 by Didge

    A few years ago somebody asked this question on which was then a leading Q&A community. I spent some time researching the answer in the archives of Private Eye magazine and found that, while the affair was well documented, nobody knew for certain whom she had chosen. Even so, I thought it mi...

  • Close encounters of the creepy kind.

    Posted January 28 by Didge

    Have you ever thought you were in a room with something that wasn’t there? Have you ever heard voices where there should have been silence? It happened to me about fifteen years ago and the experience was as eerie as it was mystifying. At first I thought somebody had come into the building wi...

  • Suzie

    Posted January 25 by Didge

    My neighbour of 25 years was ginormous. At 6’5” he weighed in at 23 stone (that’s 146 kgs or 322 lbs). He was German and had served with the Luftwaffe during the war. To top it all, he looked like a very large version of John Banner who played the role of Sgt Schultz of Hogan&rsquo...

  • Leaping leeches: a health hazard for hikers.

    Posted January 23 by Didge

    I don't know about your part of the world, but in Australia, leeches can jump several metres, and can grow so large that even emus are scared of them. Hikers who venture into leech-infested areas should realise that leeches may carry the AIDS virus and must learn to protect themselves. Like ot...

  • A non-blog, non-event

    Posted January 22 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    I wrote a blog, well I mean a different one, not this one.. It was all about the things I admire about America, and I still do admire lots of things about America, but I didn't post it.. I didn't have the heart..  it doesn't feel right here at the moment

  • Valentine’s Day Colors (Red, White & Pink)

    Posted January 21 by BlueJay

    Valentine’s Day Colors (Red, White & Pink) The Color Red The color red has long been understood to represent life, love, war and death. Interestingly, these passions and experiences of humankind can all be found in the very first account of man in the Bible. The first human life in all creat...

  • A blur of sasquatch...

    Posted January 21 by Didge

    I have an on-line friend who used to drive a fork-lift. The warehouse was very noisy and there was a time when another woman couldn’t make her hear. She’s a tall lady and when the workmate became exasperated she yelled, “Hey, Sasquatch!” She heard that all right, and the nick...

  • What's Up With Answermug?

    Posted January 18 by Marguerite, the Beloved

    I see there are many changes on the AM format. I wonder if they are temporary. I can't even ask a question.

  • Of things lavatorial...

    Posted January 16 by Didge

    On a tour bus in tropical North Queensland the driver announced that we would soon reach the most important tree in Australia. He parked at a rest stop and pointed at a plain, concrete construction, saying, “There it is. A lavatree.” It’s something we take for granted now but it wa...

  • They're only words after all. Part II: X-rated.

    Posted January 14 by Didge

    Somebody on’s Q&A community asked why we have “bad” language. Goodness me, it would be a sad old world if we couldn’t give vent to the occasional expletive. Some people’s conversation is awash with them, others rarely use them at all, some swear with great effec...

  • The most beautiful 'Deus ex Machima' story ever :-))

    Posted January 13 by JakobA

    Koukaku no Pandora

  • They're only words, after all

    Posted January 12 by Didge

    If you've ever seen a street parade in an old movie you'll be familiar with the "ticker tape" thrown from office windows as the parade passes below. When it wasn't being used as street litter that tape was also used in teletypes and, after use, could be trashed or stored (in case some of the informa...

  • GIVE ME An F.......

    Posted January 12 by bookerdana

    "Give me a U, give me a C...." As Country and the Fish sang at Woodstock. Trump ,PETrump has decided to leave our nuuclear aarsenal "home alone" as Stephen Colbert so abbly put it.I really don't care about the inane Tweets,or the newest rantings about Hollywood actresses,but the security of the nati...

  • Sometimes it's better not to ask.

    Posted January 10 by Didge

    Have you ever seen somebody wearing a lapel pin in the form of a question mark? And were you ever tempted to ask, “What’s the question?” Beware! You have just invited an amateur evangelist to bend your ear for as long as it takes you to escape. For the question will be, “What...

  • Have you ever seen a man vanish into thin air?

    Posted January 7 by Didge

    I spent he 1980s competing in triathlon, which meant that all free time had to be used for training. At lunchtime I walked a kilometre to a public change room near Sydney Harbour, spent the next half hour running 6.5 km, then showered and walked back to work. It was hard to fit it all in to a 60 mi...

  • Bullying, cyber-bullying and why free speech is still my bug be

    Posted January 6 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post has been edited/removed/deleted by the user.. very sorry for any inconvenience 

  • The Mug: 2017 and Beyond

    Posted January 6 by Just Asking

    2016 was one heck of a year and I have to say, I am sure glad to be done with it. I know a lot of you have been asking development/ glitch-related questions and I want to address what’s happening with that. If your curiosity will be satisfied by hearing “We’re working on it,”...

  • I am hopeful for a better year

    Posted January 2 by HamSolo

    Last year was very depressing and sad for me and didn't go the way I wanted it to, but I am hoping that I am able to find peace with my self this year and to not be depressed anymore. The reason for my sadness is mostly because I lost a lot of my good friends because of my ex so I am awfully lonely ...

  • I Thought It Was Funny

    Posted January 1 by MaryJanine

    1.) Hickory, Dickory, Dock.Three mice ran up the clock.The clock struck one.The other two escaped with minor injuries.2.) The poor dog - he thought his name was Damnit. As in "Sit, damnit! Stay, damnit! Come HERE, damnit!"

  • Reflections and a New Year ahead

    Posted December 31, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

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  • Flow

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I find myself lying in bed, crying.I go to sleep, with my cheeks still damp from tears.I wake up, and it starts again.I don't know why I cry.I don't know.I just feel this immense sadness inside of me, and they leak out of my eyes.I sleep so much. I sleep so that I can escape.I don't know when this w...

  • Hello

    Posted December 28, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Instead of writing blogs, I've been typing out journals in Word and printing out physical copies. I don't visit social sites much anymore, so that's why you're not seeing me around. I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the holidays. Maybe I'll get to posting something here soon. Lemon

  • Mortality... the line is very thin

    Posted December 26, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

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  • A WISH

    Posted December 23, 2016 by bookerdana

    Its the end of the calendar year,that time of when everyone is supposed to be ecstatic...after all we're all receiving DIAMONDS as big as the Ritz and snazzy sports cars with big Christmas bows and all sorts of bling,right?With such silly expectations (I'm not even going to mention resolutions and h...


    Posted December 23, 2016 by WingedWonder

    Like a soft and playful apparition, the gentle breeze when it blows in a sweet caress upon a baby's face, takes it's tiny breath away.  With perfect silence, it delightfully lifts the spirit, floating it just a little nearer to giggling enchantment in an unexpected wisp of bliss....

  • How are you

    Posted December 22, 2016 by Emilyforbub

    Hello bub,It's almost a year!How have you been ?Merry Christmas

  • Ample Preparation

    Posted December 12, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

      12 December 2016 12:18 PM Monday  To Do Today: • Make To-Do list • Masturbate • Wash hands  • Dust bedroom • Vacuum house • Scrub bathroom mirror, counter, toilet, floor, shower • Shower  • Change...

  • Life After Death

    Posted December 10, 2016 by CallMeIshmael

    What follows is an account of a dream I had 35 years ago.  It was of a place I read about after “seeing” (as in a vision) it in the dream.  You’ve heard of it; it’s heaven.  And you’ve heard the descriptions of it given by people who have had near death e...

  • This site

    Posted December 7, 2016 by MofG

    This site is nice now it sorta reminds me of RS (a game I used to play with my cousins) that is to say the fashion of speech in the pop up notices.. Reminds me of it.. Something about the friendly informative tone :) Anyway I'm back here now again because I'm annoyed at some other site I was on...

  • Isolation

    Posted December 5, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I find myself tempted to cut off ties with people.I am just so tired.I feel like I don't fit with them...or more like I should be only the best version of me.At least if I am alone, I'll know why I feel alone... it's because I made it so.Not because others make me feel that way.

  • Feeling grumpy and out of sorts - warning this is self indulgen

    Posted December 1, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post's content has been edited/removed by the user - apologies for the inconvenience 

  • "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"

    Posted November 29, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

     Darkness at the break of noonShadows even the silver spoonThe handmade blade, the child's balloonEclipses both the sun and moonTo understand you know too soonThere is no sense in tryingAs pointed threats, they bluff with scornSuicide remarks are tornFrom the fool's gold mouthpiece the hollow h...

  • Maya Angelou

    Posted November 27, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

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    Posted November 27, 2016 by President Silly vs. Sharonna

    Something has been nagging me of late, and I think I am compelled to pay attention.  I am studying, once more, energy modalities.  What that means simply put, is that there are different methods of attracting and connecting with power.   If you want something and you do not get i...

  • Playing "Grab the stick" with Trump.

    Posted November 26, 2016 by Lago

    I have a stick, an old chewed out piece of branch about a foot long and two inches thick.  I sit on the floor, place the stick next to me, and call out to my pit bull to come.Usually, he'll be walking lazily but curiously around the kitchen corner until he sees me sitting there with the st...

  • I won a game/I am competitive

    Posted November 26, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post's content has been edited/removed by the user - apologies for the inconvenience 

  • I Love to Sing and Dance!

    Posted November 24, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Yeah, I talk about how terrible I feel all the time, but dancing makes me feel really good. I wouldn't be alive if it weren't for good music. Dance the blues out... Let the soul out... 

  • Don't Waste Your Time

    Posted November 24, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Just what you wanted on Thanksgiving Day: another sad story! Well, you can just turn away, now, and have yourself a lovely holiday... Or you can stick around and torture yourself. (Don't bother.)   There's nothing much that's new for me to say, really, except I don't know why I am continuo...

  • Last Night's Dream

    Posted November 24, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    I drove my car all the way to the edge of the Amazon, then pulled off the road and met with a group. We eventually made it to our destination on a small, square, wooden pallet raft. When we first pulled in to dock, there were big waves that tossed us around and the little raft kept bending with...

  • Just Two Weeks Ago...

    Posted November 23, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    08 November 2016I grabbed my journal from the desk and scrawled a short introduction, along with the date and time, before handing the journal and pen to you. You sat on my bed, your luggage ready beside you. I told you to write, and to promise you'd be back soon, like the last time you traveled acr...

  • Glitches

    Posted November 23, 2016 by Marguerite, the Beloved

    I wonder what has happened to Answermug today. You can't post questions, or answer questions, the chat room is gone, and mother seems to work. Perhaps this blog works.

  • Ramblings of Life, Love, and Sad Confusion

    Posted November 22, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    I have been staring at this white space for hours, in-between clicks on various YouTube music links.  Other clicks, too... Why did I grab the gun? ... My .357 Mag. that usually hides in its holster in that one part of the house that I never go near... Until a little while ago. A little while ag...

  • Cycle and Sync

    Posted November 22, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    You stupid f***. You hurt me. You hurt me because you wanted to. You hurt me because you knew how much you were hurting me, and you hurt me anyway. I love you. It's not your fault. I love you so much. You didn't know. You don't understand. You can't understand. You would never hurt me. You...

  • Trust

    Posted November 19, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I wish I could trust people a little more.I have trouble trusting the ones I love the most... I am convinced that they will hurt me in the end, whether intentionally or unintentionally.I know it stems from a crippling fear of hurt. And I know, I know... You can't go through life without being hurt.b...

  • Homework

    Posted November 19, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post has been edited/removed by the user - apologies for the inconvenience 

  • A perfect complaint

    Posted November 18, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    I realized recently that I am obsessed with perfection. Just like the villain Cell from dragon ball z. I know that almost nobody of you cool kids watch that, most of you talk either about random stuff, s*x or politics here. So, I doubt many of you will get the reference, but I wanted to mention it n...

  • Confession

    Posted November 17, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I've been cheating on you, AnswerMug.Just had to get that off my chest. Carry on.

  • Election Results

    Posted November 12, 2016 by Karen

    Listening to all the conversations around me and reading the comments on here has saddened me to the core of my very essence. Yes, we have a new president elect, no, he's not the best choice, but neither was his opponent. People have said he will encourage white people to start assaulting blac...

  • random

    Posted November 10, 2016 by nobodylair.37

    I'm bored. and it amazes me everyday how we've evolved into thinking, creative beings. Composing music, dancing, creating buildings, questioning each other's motives, lying to each other, falling in love and articulating it in words and sounds and similes.. falling out of love and inventing new ways...

  • I've never written a blog before!

    Posted November 10, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post has been edited/removed by the user - apologies for the inconvenience 

  • End of An Era

    Posted November 9, 2016 by Marguerite, the Beloved

    The election of 2016 is over. For that, I am grateful. America is waking up to a new day and a new president-elect. The shock is that, that man is Donald Trump. It is difficult even to write this blog. How does a person handle shock? The first thing is a thought of non-belief. We say, "That can't be...

  • I Question Social Norms

    Posted November 8, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    "I Question Social Norms"... I would like to say that I challenge them, but I don't actively try to change anything. I "be myself" and complain about how challenging it is to be myself. In January of 2015 I stopped shaving my underarms, mostly due to skin irritation, and by June 2016 I had...

  • Vacancy?

    Posted November 6, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    I haven't been here in a while. It's been over two weeks since I last posted anything here, even a comment. My boyfriend came to visit me from  across the country and every time he's here, time stops. I just want to be with him. Needless to say, he's gone again, and I'm back to writing and putt...


    Posted November 5, 2016 by peaceofmind50

    Heck.. I am still unsure what thumos actually is. I must admit today was the first day I encountered the word. I wonder what your take on thumos is? I wrote something about it down below, my insane brain was triggered by finding an article on thumos today, lol.The ancient greek word THUMOS (spirited...

  • "Blah" Days

    Posted November 3, 2016 by RainNomad

    I'm sure many of you have experienced one of those days, the type of days you can only describe as "blah".  Those days when your mind is blank, you're just going with the motion, not really fighting the flow or doing much of anything. All I want to do is sleep or just lay down and stare into sp...

  • A difficult situation?

    Posted November 1, 2016 by michaela2001

    Having lost my lovely wife to cancer in July 2016, I am coming across some difficult times. For years I have been interested in cross dressing but never had the opportunity to fulfill my desire. My late wife didn't mind when I bought underwear because, as she said, "It couldn't be seen. There is som...

  • Pie

    Posted November 1, 2016 by Lucia

    Standing pressed up to the countertop, arms outstretched, drumming my fingers rapidly three times on it's surface. A long sigh. A couple more ta-rats ta-rats and then I begin. Call it my 'baking stance'.Scales, bowl, a butter knife appear. Flour and fat, half butter half lard, rubbed deftly through ...

  • No government will satisfy a country without virtue

    Posted October 31, 2016 by peaceofmind50

    This country has hit rock bottom...My thoughts...A society crumbles when the very soul and integrity of its citizens ceases to exist. There is not a government in creation which will satisfy a citizenry devoid of virtue or critical thought. When a society chooses moral relativism over truth, it devo...

  • Memories

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    It used to throw me for a loop when people would ask me what my best childhood memory was.... I don't have much that I can remember, much less label as "best memory".Is it because my memory was deteriorating? The memories I can remember was only because of some strong emotional reaction I had attach...

  • Lost and Found

    Posted October 30, 2016 by Madeleine

    Hello again,Just popping in (to the new site!) to say hi! (have you missed me?!)I've moved house - I'm now living in my own home finally! (after 6 years of renting, horrible landlords and moving multiple times) So that's the good news.Less good news is that my mum, who has multiple health issues has...

  • Clinton Campaign admitting dark operatives behind violent prote

    Posted October 28, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    Recent news broke out that over a year investigative journalists were with the Clinton Campaign and found out that they were indeed hiring dark operatives to start those protests. Even went as far as admitting that some of the protests that had violent confrontation were all actors. Caught on tape. ...

  • Workout, simple jog and weights.

    Posted October 26, 2016 by peaceofmind50

    My latest foray into jogging was a night jog which I did 4.5 miles in 38 minutes negotiating the cracked sidewalks a city presents to a runner. I followed that up with 500, 58.5 lb curls in 55 minutes. Total workout time 93 minutes. Curls done with 2 inch 38.5 lb olympic bar plus two ten lb weights....

  • Danli Prison

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    Watching a documentary right now where Honduras is the murder capital of the world. They give weapons to the inmates to police themselves and the guards are left outside. That suddenly reminded me of the over aggressive anti police sentiment here in America. If it was up to them I'm sure a bunch of ...

  • AdventureMug

    Posted October 24, 2016 by WingedWonder

    Here, Inside of me, beats the heart of a small boy.  A precocious and rambunctious child, always ready for adventure and new discoveries.  On a wing and a prayer, he is a hero, slaying life's dragons and toppling personal giants.   Charting a daily course toward towering unknowns...

  • An Annoying Autobiographical Pause

    Posted October 23, 2016 by Vetrov

    The Index. The original manuscript of this memoir is missing and all copies scattered. Only the index remains. The page numbers provide a chronological sequence and persons are identified by initials only. A Alcoholism, battle with, 130-135 family history of 17-19 AB, decides to move in with, 356-...

  • Song Of Me

    Posted October 22, 2016 by WingedWonder

    I am Me. Both sides of me, make the whole of who I am. I am Christian and I am Gay. I can not be one and not the other without denying who I am all together. They are an elegant duo.  Each one passionate. They are the lush harmonies, layered one upon the other, that create and compose the Magnu...

  • Tolerances of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts.

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Vetrov

    It was close to midnight and I couldn't sleep. She was lying behind me, cupping my stomach with her left hand. While a single rivulet of sweat slowly trickled from between her thighs into my natal cleft. It was as if our secretions were trying to find their lowest gradient. I was totally in lov...

  • Head Hunters

    Posted October 21, 2016 by Lago

    Head Hunters There once was a man named Ted who beat all with a Bible o'er the head,he said that if you stayed stilland gladly conformed to his willhe'd  teach you to turn stones into bread.There once was a man named Marvinwho beat all o'er their heads with Darwin,He said that if you stay...

  • Tolerences of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Vetrov

    She suddenly remembered a happy time from her childhood when her Father told her she was going to have vanilla ice cream. He put her in the back seat of a cab and took her to a small office on the edge of town. She was only four years old and didn't understand fear. They made her sit down in...

  • Fear

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    Sometimes I feel like I am two people.One is a scared little girl, always trying to run away from things that seems dangerous.The other is the woman, who reassures the little girl all the time."It's okay, nothing to fear..."I think the hardest part is when the woman herself feels scared, there reall...

  • Tolerances of the Human heart in Crash Impacts

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Vetrov

    Our tour guide was Agnes and  she was the most beautiful woman l had ever seen. Tall, dark, deathly sexy. And wearing cork clog shoes, which hadn't been in fashion since the seventies.Once the bus was in motion she stood up and began reading the names on her list and when she came to my pa...

  • Tolerances of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Vetrov

    My favourite pianist was gay The most famous pianist was gay My favourite writer was gay My best friend in high school was gay My favourite actor was gay My favourite actress is gay The teacher who taught me feminism at university and his boyfriend were gay I fell in love with a lesbia...

  • Tolerances Of The Human Heart in Crash Impacts

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Vetrov

    In Our First week of dating My true love gave to me: A Bad Case of Genital Herpes In Our Second week of dating My true love gave to me: Chlamydia And a Bad Case of Genital Herpes In Our Third week of dating My true love gave to me: Tertiary Syphilis Chlamydia And a Bad Case...

  • The Dilemma of the Systemma

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Lago

    THE DILEMMA OF THE SYSTEMMA A monkey jumps off a tree branchswings side to sidefrom a rope.To the left,he goes gets lied to,to the right,he goes gets groped. 

  • Secret Brewing for Two

    Posted October 18, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Shallow, hollow gold Reap from your lover's eyes Coat your mind with it Slip in to stay asleep Set the tea to steep in Let light shine but keep from distilled wine Arm in arm we drink Tongues flick teeth and weathered glass to bleed of life...

  • Sheep.

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    New emails came out about Hillary being afraid of backlash by liberals if she comes out with "too much support" of Israel. I'm going to have to find that one.

  • Podesta

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    Here's one of the leaked emails about John Podesta where they talk of blacks and Muslims as never do wells and Roma kids as being in special needs schools: "The main reason behind successful immigration should be painfully obvious to even the most dimwitted of observers: Some groups of people are a...

  • Voter Fraud

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    Apparently dead people can still vote and many still vote democrat. Which I found out is a type of voter fraud. I guess Trump is right about rigged elections.

  • Tolerances of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts.

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Vetrov

    The train to PraguePassed near DresdenThat hot eveningIn July 2010Through the same Euclidian SpaceA fourteen-year-old LillyanneHad sat inWith her MotherThe Grandmother I never metWho died a few months laterBut not because ofThe 750,000 phosphorus bombsAnd 1300 Flying FortressesSent a day laterBut in...

  • Tolerances of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts.

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Vetrov

    0.00001 (chance of falling in love in next two hours)0.000000001 (chance of getting struck by lightning)0.0000000000140 (odds of winning national lottery)O.00000000000645876347888 (Planks Constant)0.00000000000000000000000000001 (fuck all)0.000000000000000000000000000002 (two tenths of fuck all)

  • Tolerances of the Human Heart in Crash Impacts.

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Vetrov

    What a difference a day makesWhat a difference an hour makesWhat a different a minute makesWhat a difference a second makesWhat a difference a millisecond makesWhat a difference microsecond makesWhat a difference a nanosecond makesWhat a difference a picosecond makesNow we can actually see important...

  • Ugh

    Posted October 17, 2016 by Paige42986

    I am flat out down right exhausted! My emotions are all over the map lately because just when I think finally I am going to have some answers to my health problems another problem crops up! I am so tired of fighting with the doctors for the last 3 years to get what i need to see how bad my neck and ...

  • But... Wow.

    Posted October 17, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Sh*t. I found something that makes sense to me. It's scary. But. It's a very good general description of my life, especially my adult life. Sh*t. I hate titles, I refuse that psychologist bullsh*t, I'm not my mother... But... Wow. I'm basically posting the entire Wikipedia article here (more of my o...

  • Mug Update 10/15/16

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Just Asking

    We’ve been here for nearly three weeks now and most of you have settled in. (YAY!) Here’s a quick update on where things are at and what you need to know now...   If you take nothing else away from this, know these three things: #1 The FAQ section is your friend. Look for it in t...

  • Darling Little Sh*t

    Posted October 15, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Wow. I'm eavesdropping (with consent) over the phone while my together-thing is out to dinner with his family, thousands of miles of away. I am not used to so much commotion! It's a little intimidating. I haven't met any of them yet, although I'd like to, and I hope to soon. It calls to attention ho...

  • The grass is always greener on the other side.

    Posted October 14, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    Ever since I gained awareness when I was 4 years old I have dealt with huge feelings of envy and inferiority regarding my peers.They were stronger, faster, and funnier than me. And some of those jackasses were even smarter than me, although I wasn't dumb. I always was the second kid in class in term...

  • Sorry it wasn't me....

    Posted October 14, 2016 by Karen

    This was brought to my attention and need to comment: MuggerMate, whoever you are, this was NOT my post Anything I have to say about the site, I'll say it here, not anonymously on an obscure website.  Anyone...

  • Strange Clash Ramble

    Posted October 14, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Do you want me? Want to love me? Want, want, wanting is so sad. I love you, but how could this last? My feelings are unfounded, but it's all I've ever known--I know it'll hurt, I crave that fleeting rush. Won't it hurt? You don't want to hurt me, I know. But I'll end up alone, whether the mercy runs...

  • Dating

    Posted October 14, 2016 by JosephinaBallerina

    My garden is carpeted with apples; an autumnal blanket across my lawn. Bruised and broken fruit, gently decay. And I can no longer tell when I fell for you, or when I saw the autumnal sun echoed in your eyes. If 'this' was in the movies we would kick our way through leaves in the park on a first da...

  • Saturated

    Posted October 13, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    This morning I laid in bed for hours listening to the rain fall. I woke up at four, six, and seven o'clock, but I didn't roll out of bed until eleven. Then I put on some sweats and a fluffy sweater, and I went to the Mexican bakery downtown and got pastries and a coffee. The bill was only two d...

  • Eliminate Food Waste

    Posted October 12, 2016 by Silverwings

    Our country> USA, wastes tons and tons of food each day, while millions still remain hungry. USDA and EPA both feel it is time to change this situation, and something that baffles me is that the Rockefeller Foundation is getting on the bandwagon too, to the tune of 39 Million Dollars. This amazes...

  • "Non-"

    Posted October 12, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Non-believer  Non-whatever Put a word down, and then put a "non-" in front of it, and that's probably me. I'm not what people expect. It's not a matter of deliberate aversion to the norm, I simply cannot be anything other than myself, and I'm not sure I believe in anything at all. Ex...

  • Taste

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Lucia

    Sunday mornings are twilightish in that the norms of everyday living don't seem to apply, and as an example I have found myself perusing cookery books with no practical reason.Things I've found - The Romans were extremely excited about cabbages. A boiled, vinegared and oiled cabbage got Pliny The El...

  • Spankings.

    Posted October 9, 2016 by Lago

      Things I don't understand A long time ago, in what seems like somebody else's life, I found myself riding in the open back of a sand colored Army truck, driving the streets of some war torn country.  The truck, a five ton, when not carrying provisions from one forsaken spot to anot...

  • Dissolution

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    It's wonderful, isn't it?When two people connect, and you build a secret world with a language that only the two of you understand.It builds and builds, and suddenly what was once a vague imagining becomes this vibrant world, built by hours and hours of conversation.And then one day.... it just stop...

  • Walls and Bridges

    Posted October 8, 2016 by bookerdana

  • Swiss Army Man

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    I never really liked Cast Away. I tried to like it but never got into it. Now I am watching Swiss Army Man which is a suitable replacement :)

  • Jade Earrings

    Posted October 6, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Down on my knees I love to please Don't you like what I do for you?Won't you come through for me?I don't believe in love when it's not mineThere's something about youThat might be fine Addicted  and I know what that meansI am yours in my dreamsCan't you see me in just y...

  • Another Shout To Myself (and I'll regret this later 'cause I pr

    Posted October 6, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    There is something wrong with me the world.I only love am addicted to need want you.I don't feel right in all I do don't do. You're okay? You're not responsible for the way that I feel. ... Why'd you leave me like that? It's not that you left, being alone is good, ...

  • Yes.

    Posted October 6, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    Someone should write a book that's completely politically correct and see how it goes. I think the results would be hilarious.

  • The Everything Update Blog

    Posted October 6, 2016 by Just Asking

    Woah. I don't even know where to start. This has been one heck of an adventure and I'm very grateful you guys have been along for the ride.I will preface this by saying that answerMug is not run as a business (as if that couldn't be more painfully obvious at this point lol). It was given to me ...

  • Death with interruptions

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    "... Death itself, alone, without any outside help, has always killed far less than man."

  • Red Rubber Ball

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Just Asking

    I should have known you'd bid me farewellThere's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very wellNow, I know you're not the only starfish in the seaIf I never hear your name again, it's all the same to meAnd I think it's gonna be alrightYeah, the worst is over nowThe mornin' sun is shinin...

  • I'm Not Pathetic, I Don't Want Your Pity

    Posted October 5, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Excerpt from today's journal: 05 October 2016 2:00 PMI should've been up and productive hours ago. Instead, I stayed in bed, dozing in and out of consciousness with the rain falling outside all morning. There's a clear break now, with sun poking through, but I have to get ready for work. I...

  • I LOVE October

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

  • Ignoring my mind

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I hate that I have to fight so hard to ignore that voice in my head...That destructive whisper, just saying all these hurtful things.Most days I live peacefully with it. It's there, it's always there. I just know that I don't need to listen to it.Some days that whisper seems like a roar, noisily sho...

  • Jake Tells A Joke

    Posted October 3, 2016 by Misanthropicunicorn

    LOL. Something must be wrong with me I about died laughing. I love Adventure Time.

  • Dads are so Sweet

    Posted October 3, 2016 by Baybreeze

    I have  had issues trusting men for many years, and I also had a dad who treated me quite poorly, drank, physically hit me, etc.. but lately, I have seena number of men out and about with their kids, many of them young kids , baby to 6 yrs old, and each one I've seen consistently kissed, talked...

  • Who's the Fool?

    Posted October 2, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    Why am I always the fool? ... Wait. That's not right! You're the fool; I gave you the chance. And now, your chance is up! ... Wait. It's not that easy. I want to be furious, I want to think you're bad for me, but I still love you. 

  • Yessss

    Posted October 2, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

  • DANGER - Do Not Remove Cover

    Posted October 1, 2016 by lovelywarpedlemon

    I don't really have the energy to write right now, but I'm going to try to form words in a somewhat coherent pattern. My brain was off today. I stood in a space of no larger than five square feet and stared blankly at the nothingness in front of me, aisles of junk that nobody needs, ringing up custo...

  • The Pop Up Muck Up

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Lago

    The Pop Up Muck Up I'm having issues with some kind of pop up blocker that's not letting get messages. Man, this is like reading thru the insufferable Da Vinci Code, while drunk, . .and high. . And starving because you had the munchies.So you had to go get something to eat. Then you thought about ...

  • Testing alignment

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Just Asking

    Does this stay center aligned? I'm writing a blog to find out. Curious, isn't it?

  • Meditation

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Baba

            Last updated 2/20/17  5:45 PM West Coast time                                                               ...

  • Watch and learn WHY I'm a liberal..

    Posted September 30, 2016 by excon

  • Manifold sniffs!

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Transquesta

    Damnit, where are the Glitter Bunnies!?  I want Glitter Bunnies!!  Waaaaaanh!!!That is all. :-)

  • We're Back-ish

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Just Asking

    Hi all, The past 48 hours has been a whirlwind of activity, but Mug 2.0 is up and alive.    As previously noted, you will need to use the “Forgot Password” option to log in the first time.   We are still missing groups. They imported, but they failed to recognize whic...

  • Revamp Scheduled for Monday/ Tuesday

    Posted September 24, 2016 by Just Asking

    Hi all,   We are still battling with a series of glitches on our site that have locked some people out and it seems to be related to the IP address. Many muggers, including myself, are using VPNs and mobile devices to access the site in the interim, but the tech team is aware and working on i...

  • I've fallen and I can't get up

    Posted September 19, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    I've fallen to a new low. Really let myself go.  I just applied nail polish without a basecoat. As a self proclaimed "Polish Enthusiast" I feel as though I've committed a crime. Any nail polisher worth their weight in acetone knows you apply basecoat, colour, then topcoat (unless your colour h...

  • EEK!!!

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Just Asking

    Sorry about the blip, guys!   answerMug runs on a cloud platform called Ning, which was owned by Mode Media until yesterday. They announced they sold Ning to another company and then abruptly shut their doors.   The new company was apparently doing some backend work today, perhaps migr...

  • Nostalgia

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    When we hugged goodbye, you had squeezed me a little tighter than necessary. I was transported to the past for a second. That 21 year old me would've been ecstatic to be in your arms. It would've been everything she dreamed of, being held by you, someone she had cared for so deeply, and thought abou...

  • It's the End of August, Where is the New answerMug???

    Posted August 31, 2016 by Just Asking

    Our end of July deadline for wrapping up the new site came and went. Here we are and it's almost September. Where are those new features we promised we'd release?!?   The shortened version is that we really want our refresh to be a seamless transition for everyone, and the redesign just isn't...

  • A letter for someone I hope will never read it

    Posted August 26, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    Hello. It has been a while since the last time we spoke. I would estimate 5 years approximately. I have been thinking about that last conversation we had. I assume that you won't remember it. I regret everything I said or did. I was not ready for you. Most likely I am not ready to be with anyone, ev...

  • About sex, spirituality, heroes and freedom of speech

    Posted August 19, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    I was reading a news website some days ago, and I found a curious article about a man that apparently is 120 years old, I think he is an Indian, by looking at his physical appearance. As you can expect the reporters asked him about how he managed to survive for so long, and he gave a curious answer ...

  • One Part New Site Update, Three Parts Thank You

    Posted August 13, 2016 by Just Asking

    Revamping the site has been a long very long insanely long process. My original goal was to have us up and running with the better features at the end of July. That was my "padded" end date. I really thought we'd be done long before that, but the more we messed with the site, the more we found ...

  • Ensnared.

    Posted August 11, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    I had good intentions and I was "doing the right thing" doing what was "best for me" despite fearing and loathing it all. I was willing to make a sacrifice for myself. There were no plans for self-sabotage. Which I don't think has ever happened before. ...I always leave at least a little wiggle room...

  • What Online Casino Game Are You?

    Posted August 7, 2016 by Just Asking

    My mom’s side of the family are what I would call “casino people.” They’d go a couple times a month. My grandpa had his casino money built into his budget. When he did well, he’d never say a word, but if he did poorly, he’d say, “I bought the Indians some ...

  • The History of answerMug

    Posted July 22, 2016 by Just Asking

    answerMug officially launched March 4, 2012. The site was originally a spin-off site created by a former member of Answerbag, known as “Wey” or “Weylon.”  This is how it looked Aug 7, 2012, when there were 107 members... probably all people from Answerbag. If ...

  • New Site Updates

    Posted July 21, 2016 by Just Asking

    Find more photos like this on answerMug ; Hi all,   I just wanted to give you a quick update on where we're at with the new site. We're getting closer!   Thank you to everyone who has helped out so far. I really appreciate it.&nb...

  • Writing my feelings

    Posted July 17, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I noticed that I write my best posts when I'm unhappy.   But today I feel something as close to contentment as I've ever gotten.   I don't know how to frame how I feel in flowery sentences and unique combination of words.   I am not familiar enough with this feeling as I was wit...

  • Helping My Mother Understand

    Posted July 15, 2016 by Just Asking

    My mom was deemed "mentally incompetent" following her stroke. There are a million things that highlight this, like today, when her arm slipped under her seat belt strap and she couldn't figure out how to remove it.   Or, like the fact that she swears people are stealing stuff from her room, ...

  • A Story is Still a Story Even if it's only a Phantom

    Posted July 13, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    It's been almost exactly 7 months and I still think of him every day. I don't know what to do with that. I suppose if I were to over-simplify it, I'd say I'd rather him be here, regardless of any complications that might arise.    I've said before that I hate when people come and go come...

  • About life and death

    Posted July 1, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    I was browsing the web a few days ago I read some motivational post somewhere about Steve jobs giving a graduation speech at some University in USA. It was focused on using the limited time we have on earth to its fullest, focusing the speech on one question Steve made to himself and shared with th...

  • About wanting stuff

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    "For the curse of life, is the curse of want" This is a quote from a videogame, dark souls 2. It may be from a digital form of entertainment, but the phrase resonates with me. About the general problems of human condition. Most people are slaves to their wants and that includes me, unfortunately. W...

  • Words

    Posted June 14, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I fall in love with words. I fall in love with beautiful phrases and thoughts. And I lose sight of what is real, and get lost in a fantasy. Then I hit the ground and wham, reality. With all its debris around me.

  • Ladybug

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Just Asking

    I had the strangest day today. I felt an awful lot like Alice must have after she went down the rabbit hole. I worked through the morning and visited with you wonderful folks. The afternoon I reserved for picking up my kid’s medical records- their pediatrician just passed away and the office m...

  • Oscar Wao: Origins

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Oscar Wao

    The nickname I chose for this site has an interesting story, yet I cannot disclose it completely to avoid spoiling the fun for anyone that gets interested in knowing more. Oscar Wao is the main character of the last book I read. "The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao". He is a dominican-american fa...

  • ll

    Posted June 5, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    I've never watched myself in a state of dissociation with this much awareness before. It's almost an oxymoron. I wouldn't mind getting out of here, though I do find myself watching with a morbid sense of curiosity. Also, I'm reminded of my former self, or more accurately, the self I spend so much o...

  • Balance

    Posted June 1, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I find that there are days when I can be positive, an optimist, then comes the plunge. There are always highs and lows. The lows are always rough to fight through. I always say that the lows make me appreciate the highs all the more. But when I'm there... it always feels like a battle that takes a b...

  • Wedding

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    My friend of 15 years got married today, and I was one of her bridesmaids.   As part of the "inner circle", I was of course privy to a lot of events that not everyone gets to witness. One of which is where, as part of local tradition, the father of the bride gives away his daughter by recitin...

  • The Untold Power of a Depressed and Anxiety-Ridden Person

    Posted May 18, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    It would appear I've broken my therapist.  I've never met a more genuinely positive and enthusiastic-about-life person.   She seems to have taken a conscious step away from me. Though I understand, there's a part of me that feels betrayed. It's hard not to. Emotions aren't entirely rati...

  • Laughter

    Posted May 17, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    A sense of humour does a world of good. The ability to laugh over some of the bitter things in life is invaluable. I've learned that I need to be able to find humour in most situations, just to make it easier to handle. And then there are times that someone making me laugh is enough to pull me out o...

  • Site Downtime

    Posted May 13, 2016 by Just Asking

    Hi all,   For those of you unaware, answerMug is a very tiny outfit. The site was founded by a member from a corporate online community and has been privately funded ever since it's inception. It is also built on a modular system, tied together with numerous other networks. This is a great wa...

  • Memento Mori

    Posted May 11, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    I spend every day moving from one distraction to the next. In between distractions I sleep. I don't sleep to rest, nothing gives me rest, I sleep to escape. I've slept away the last 5 years. Sometimes I'm glad I never took to abusing drugs or alcohol. If I abused either in place of trying to evade l...

  • Wonder

    Posted May 11, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I sometimes wonder why I find myself on this site.   Some people may accuse me of running away from real life...   In a way I do, I guess. The feeling of being a square peg trying to fit in a round hole goes away when I am on here.  

  • Loss

    Posted May 9, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    I don't think I've experienced actual loss in my life.   I've lost friendships. I've lost pets.   Family? Sure.. I've lost family. My grandparents are gone but I was still too young to feel actual loss. I remember thinking, "Ok it feels weird not having grandfather around anymore." I b...

  • Watch You Go By

    Posted May 9, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    It's fine being drunk on the weekend But it's finer being drunk all week I feel good  I feel bad I don't know I miss my mom and my dadAnd I see hellfire in your rosy cheekI watch you go byAnd I watch you I watch you go by  And I watch youI watch you go byAnd I watch ...

  • Paths

    Posted May 7, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    We can't always keep looking back and wonder if you're doing the right thing. Someone once said to me, "even if you are stumbling in the dark, if you are stumbling forward, that is still progress." So I continue stumbling. I continue following this path that I find myself on, even though it feels li...

  • Change

    Posted May 5, 2016 by Luna Lovegood

    Change is inevitable. One of the most clichéd sayings (which I detest) is "the only constant in the world is change." I don't know why I detest it so much, because it is true. Maybe I hate the idea of change. I like staying with the familiar. I always look back to my past self and think, "Oh ...

  • Sunrise

    Posted May 5, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

            I'm sitting on my kitchen table watching the sun come up. Some of my only good memories with my dad are of me and him watching the sun come up early in the morning, around 5am, before he went to work. There's something special about Spring sunrises in particular. &...

  • -

    Posted May 4, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    It's funny what missing someone will do to you sometimes. You'll forget about how they inadvertently added to your madness, you'll risk it all, become unbound, all just to talk to them again. To have them back.

  • Phoenix

    Posted May 1, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    Phoenix In The Meantime Rising   I feel like my flame has gone out. My passion. My desire for anything. Small as it was, my flame kept my soul from becoming cold, damp, and dark. It was in essence, my drive. The ferocity and adamant, downright, bold faced refusal to accept defeat. It was a k...

  • Venture. Fracture. Caution. Regret. ∞

    Posted May 1, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    All I ever want is for someone to care about me. But when someone does I'm too blinded by fear to see it. Until it's too late; even then I'm still not certain.

  • ++

    Posted May 1, 2016 by ambivalent Friability

    I can't be the only one for whom missing someone and longing for them becomes more painful over time for a long, long time before it begins to wane.

  • answerMug: Now Featuring Taboola

    Posted April 19, 2016 by Just Asking

    Hi all,   I just wanted to give you a quick update. As you probably know, we really want to implement some features, like on-site notifications, a better like system, and perhaps even an app or better mobile functionality. These things cost money that we just don’t have yet.   We...

  • Thank You

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Just Asking

    answerMug is my utopia. I was born and raised in a small Midwestern town that probably had fewer citizens than answerMug has members now. Though I presently live in a good-sized city, I still carry many of the values I picked up in my youth. I love people of all types, I try to be considerate, and I...

  • Going on vacation - will be back!

    Posted March 29, 2016 by DaydreambelieverTrumpDisbeliever

    This post has been edited/removed by the user - apologies for the inconvenience 

  • The Art of Asking

    Posted March 21, 2016 by Just Asking

    Are you trusting enough to let hundreds of strangers write on your naked body? Are you brave enough to couch surf in the homes of strangers? These are a few of the things Amanda Palmer talks about doing in “The Art of Asking.” If you haven’t seen the TED Talk, it’s well wor...

  • Is Revenge Sweet?

    Posted August 23, 2015 by Just Asking

    This posting is a poem written by a fellow Mugger...   Is Revenge Sweet?   Sometimes getting revenge seems like the right thing to do. To even the score for what someone has done to you. When you've been wronged, you want to make them pay. They had their moment and now you want your...

  • Just Asking, Party of Five

    Posted March 13, 2015 by Just Asking

    There are some personal things I don't really talk about online and it's generally stuff that makes me emotional. I've been very absent lately, and the reason why falls into that category, but I'll explain why anyway.   Some of you know me from another website, which I mostly disappeared from...

  • Start with a Clean Slate: A New Poem from Anonymous Poet Laurea

    Posted January 25, 2015 by Just Asking

    For those of you who aren't familiar, Poet Laureate Joe is an anonymous poet who occasionally slides me his works and allows me to share them with you. This is his latest installment.   START WITH A CLEAN SLATE We are all born to begin with a clean slate.With the chances that we could do som...

  • The Seeds I Sowed

    Posted November 13, 2014 by Just Asking

    For those of you who don't know, the past year has been an incredibly difficult one for me. I won't get into the hows or whys, but I've known for a long time that I would have to move. However, moving meant I would have to give up the home I'd lived in for more than a decade. The only home two of my...

  • In an Instant *Warning, Medically Graphic*

    Posted August 21, 2014 by Just Asking

    As I sit here at my trusty laptop, my hands are still shaking. Sometimes, it helps me process things better to write and sometimes I think my experiences can help others, so, even though I'm still reeling, being here and sharing it seems like the thing to do. There's no way to convey this morning's ...

  • ARE MOTHS INSANE? By the omnipresent Anonymous Poet Laureate Jo

    Posted August 2, 2014 by Just Asking

    ARE MOTHS INSANE? By the omnipresent Anonymous Poet Laureate Joe!!!   I often wonder why moths come out at night. Then proceed to go searching for some light. It would be easier if they would awake in the day. But for reasons unknown they prefer the hard way. In the daytime there is ligh...

  • What the Blog?!?

    Posted August 1, 2014 by Just Asking

    It's the kick-off day of our first-ever blogging contest here on answerMug.  I'm really hoping to see a variety of familiar and new avatars creeping over to this section. I'm not really sure why some people steer clear of blogging, because it's the most versatile form of communication we have h...

  • A New Normal

    Posted July 4, 2014 by Just Asking

    Every now and again, something happens that jolts us- a life-altering event that has the power to change everything. Sometimes, we have control over the event or we cause it, like a new job or a marriage. Sometimes, we’re powerless, such as when death or illness strikes. I remember the early ...

  • "The Need of Childhood" (From the Desk of The Anonymous Poet La

    Posted May 27, 2014 by Just Asking

    For those of you unfamiliar with Joe's work, the Anonymous Poet Laureate Joe!!! is a writer who occasionally sends me poetry to share with you all.  I have failed him.  Shame on me.  Posting a few works of his today that I have been selfishly keeping for myself.  Sorry, Joe!!!. ...

  • "No Respect for the Law" (From the Desk of The Anonymous Poet L

    Posted May 27, 2014 by Just Asking

    For those of you unfamiliar with Joe's work, the Anonymous Poet Laureate Joe!!! is a writer who occasionally sends me poetry to share with you all.  I have failed him.  Shame on me.  Posting a few works of his today that I have been selfishly keeping for myself.  Sorry, Joe!!!. ...

  • "Trust" The latest installment from The Anonymous Poet Laureate

    Posted May 27, 2014 by Just Asking

    For those of you unfamiliar with Joe's work, the Anonymous Poet Laureate Joe!!! is a writer who occasionally sends me poetry to share with you all.  This is the latest one...   TRUST   There are people you like and those you love. But trust is one thing that is set above. If you...

  • Where Does the Money Go?

    Posted February 13, 2014 by Just Asking

    I was recently inspired to come up with a list of normal household expenses, including the types of insurance a "financially responsible"person might consider.  This isn't exactly a scientific (some data came from as far back as 2012- I pulled the most recent numbers I could find) or all-inclus...

  • I realized last weekend that I didn’t want to be nice anymore..

    Posted February 10, 2014 by Just Asking

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    Posted January 19, 2014 by Just Asking

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