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So in last week’s post I gave guys the opportunity to get inside the mind of a female and ask some questions. Here is my response…even to the guy who wanted to know if women could read his mind… (sorry about the “deer in headlights” opener…we didn’t have time for editing…) What do you think about my answers? Men? Women? Would love your feedback or further advice for these guys… Most importantly…keep the questions coming everybody! I love hearing your questions and attempting to answer…or …
So this week I want to hear from guys who want to get inside the head of a woman. Leave your questions in the comment section below. (You can change your name for anonymity or just because deep down you wish your parents had named you Darth.) Read more
“Don’t take this the wrong way…but Rebecca has some fat thumbs.”
So no, this is not an Ask Joy where I address the likelihood of a girl getting pregnant from square dancing. Although it’s been known to happen…
Another great music video from my friend Ragnar, shot by my friend Matt, staring my friend Hilary, and all of them are related to one of my nearest and dearest friends–Lindsay Sue. At Lindsay and Matt’s wedding, Ragnar and Hilary performed this song and had the whole reception join in on the chorus. While waving our glasses Ragnar swayed with his accordion and Hilary dinked lightly on the keys of a child’s piano. It was a picturesque scene.
For me, receiving a mixed CD is probably the equivalent of getting one of those notes back in middle school* that were all folded up and each corner had a different little message. I loved a note that was filled with drawings and secrets on every inch of the page.
SIDE NOTE: I am starting to re-think these whole “Ask Joy” videos….because… 1) I am running out of different places to sit in my office for the recordings. 2) I never came up with a good “sign off.” (Trust me, “Abschied meiner kleinen Freunde im Ausland!” just didn’t work.) 3) I realized hearing a short question is not how I am wired to respond. I always want to know more. I keep feeling like I am giving a million caveats of “I don’t really know the whole story.” …
I remember the first time I heard Jack Johnson. It was my junior year in high school and I was visiting my brother at Westmont College. We were driving on the 101 just outside of Ventura and he put on a bootleg burned CD of Johnson’s acoustic stuff.
I knew California was going to be different than Michigan, and in terms of music, I think Jack Johnson was my first “cross over” musician.
Awareness of lower-back pain can be heightened when you have to wait through a couple bands at a concert before the real band goes on stage. Surprisingly I enjoyed and haven’t been able to stop listening to the newest album from the band SeaBird that opened this week for Needtobreathe.
(Kind of a lame band name, but I love them, and I am a loyalist. Needtobreathe for life.)
I wasn’t going to post this “Ask Joy” response because I was really tired when I recorded it and I hope whoever asked the question doesn’t feel like I am un-empathetic…it’s just those lazy eyes that kick in when I am fatigued.
A video reflecting on a recent lecture I attended on how to write a Christian Romance Novel. The women were sweet and gracious, but I had a tough time swallowing some of their instructions.
Ok, I might have actually gagged a little. Read more
Trying everything in my power to not laugh for this one.
Bless you boy…wherever and whoever you are. I appreciate your boldness and honest feelings in asking this question. We just happen to differ.
Oh, and I am a woman…just in case that wasn’t clear. Read more
Just kidding, Just kidding! I know we all get our panties in a bunch at gender stereotypes, but my friend just sent this to me and I figured if you can’t laugh at this, (mocking the extremes) then your panties are too tight. Enjoy the laugh! Boys Will Be Girls The girls strike back…(sadly, not as funny as the guys.)
From a single Mom: “Can men see me for who I really am, or are they always going to see me as “mommy me?”
Tomorrow I have the privilege of speaking at Pepperdine University with Dr. Ken Canfield on a fun topic.
Dear Fellow Readers,
Since I am currently in Florida with my two main readers (mom & dad), I assume there won’t be great upheaval if I don’t write a serious blog this week. (Am I ever that serious?) I wanted to take this afternoon off and soak up the sun, but since I went outside yesterday for one hour with no sun screen, I look like this.