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Today, I met a cute white guy at a local bar. In conversation he mentioned that he supports same sex marriages. I politely asked him if he was gay. He chuckled and said, "My mom supported the Civil Rights Movement. Do I look black to you?" MMT

#232 (15) - Aug 14, 2009 by Haley - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (12906) - No, that made me sleepy. (1004)

Today, I realized that I could possibly be ruining the most wonderful and fulfilling relationship I have ever had just because I am afraid of something that might never happen. MMT

#231 (13) - Aug 14, 2009 by Katie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2514) - No, that made me sleepy. (238)

Today, I relived one of our arguments in my head. This time I just said, "I support you if this is what you really need to do right now." Then I thought about all of the arguments where I could have said this and realized it's what I should have said all along. Man, I miss you like crazy. MMT

#229 (1) - Aug 14, 2009 by agoo - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (886) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, I decided to redesign my room. As a design major, the first thing I did was create a color palette of the current room. When I reviewed the colors, I realized my room has been Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle color themed for 4 years and I didn't consciously realize it. TMNT was my favorite show as a kid. MMT

#226 (0) - Aug 14, 2009 by Joe - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (893) - No, that made me sleepy. (278)

Today, I got into a big fight with my boyfriend. Angry, I got on FB seeking some comfort. My friends all said they were busy. Sad, I clicked on the last person on my list, a nerdy boy who my friends pick on all the time. He listened to me for 3 hours straight, and said things that left me speechless. MMT

#218 (28) - Aug 13, 2009 by Brandy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (12404) - No, that made me sleepy. (1319)

Today, I told my mother that I hated her for burdening me with all her marriage problems over the last several years. She cried and then told me she will have to burden me again because she was just diagnosed with colon cancer this morning. I’ve been crying ever since. MMT

#217 (7) - Aug 13, 2009 by CE - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4421) - No, that made me sleepy. (142)

Today, I am a 27 year old mom to 3 beautiful children. Everyone told me I was too young to have kids at 22. But what they didn’t anticipate is that at age 26 I would be diagnosed with Fallopian Tube Cancer, requiring a full hysterectomy. Now when people say I look too young to have 3 kids, I feel blessed! MMT

#214 (4) - Aug 13, 2009 by livingpeace - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3406) - No, that made me sleepy. (113)

Today, I woke up naked in his bed. I met him last night at a party. I can’t remember the end of the evening. But I remember saying “no.” MMT

#213 (26) - Aug 13, 2009 by kate19 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (5518) - No, that made me sleepy. (1262)

Today, after deciding to wear my comfy flannel shirt out to a bar while all my girlfriends got dressed up, I met a boy who told me "anything worn in confidence is beautiful." MMT

#209 (6) - Aug 13, 2009 by Lianne - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5020) - No, that made me sleepy. (193)

Today, I went mountain biking with my new neighbors. One of them is easily the quietest, most awkward guy I have ever met. But once we hit the trails, he turned out to be by far the bravest and most skilled at hitting jumps and navigating through the trees. MMT

#208 (1) - Aug 13, 2009 by Austin C - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (855) - No, that made me sleepy. (164)

Today, my neighbor's house burned to the ground. I told him that I couldn't even begin to imagine what it would be like to have my whole life burn to the ground. He looked at me, smiled and said, "My life didn’t burn to the ground. If it did, I wouldn’t be standing here." MMT

#207 (2) - Aug 12, 2009 by Anthony - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3240) - No, that made me sleepy. (131)

Today, as I drove home from her apartment for the last time, I skipped through 64 songs in a row on my iPod before I found a song that didn't remind me of her. MMT

#196 (6) - Aug 12, 2009 by alex - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3728) - No, that made me sleepy. (593)

Today, I saw a man and woman on a shiny new motorcycle pull up to a street corner. The man was well-groomed and the woman had dirt all over her clothes. She dismounted and pulled a cardboard sign out of her backpack. As he roared off, she sat down on the street corner and began panhandling. MMT

#194 (4) - Aug 12, 2009 by LisaDee - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2531) - No, that made me sleepy. (161)

Today, I saw my 28 year old cousin for the first time in 7 years. Last time I saw him, he was a rude little punk. Now he's a really awesome, gentle, postive guy who's excited about the future and concerned about the well-being of others. I couldn't believe I was speaking to the same person. MMT

#192 (0) - Aug 12, 2009 by Cath - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (961) - No, that made me sleepy. (219)

Today, I came to the realization that I waste 75% of my life on the Internet. Then, 5 minutes later, I caught myself publishing this insight on my blog. MMT

#186 (6) - Aug 12, 2009 by MC - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3448) - No, that made me sleepy. (708)

Today, I passed two homeless men in a shouting match in my hometown of Baltimore. I thought it was just a crazy homeless person argument until I heard one say to the other, "Stop disrespecting my city! Pick-up your bottle and throw it in the trash!" He was berating the other man for littering! MMT

#181 (1) - Aug 12, 2009 by jalvani - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (5546) - No, that made me sleepy. (210)

Today, I was cleaning the kitchen with my husband in our brand new house. We were joking around and having a great time. It suddenly dawned on me that if two years ago someone had told me my life would end up like this, dealing with those bullies in high school would have been a lot easier. MMT

#180 (3) - Aug 11, 2009 by boogie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1504) - No, that made me sleepy. (152)

Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. "So," I tried to delicately ask, "What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?" "Well," she responded, "What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?" MMT

#178 (24) - Aug 11, 2009 by Suzie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (21975) - No, that made me sleepy. (824)

Today, while swimming laps at the pool, I was frustrated to be stuck in a lane with a man who could barely swim. He was soooo darn slow. The whole time I wanted to yell at him for ruining my workout. But after he got out of the pool, I realized he was bound to a wheelchair. I felt horrible. MMT

#175 (2) - Aug 11, 2009 by kymala - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2058) - No, that made me sleepy. (124)

Today, I finally got the courage to call this really great girl who I have awkwardly avoided ever since we drunkenly hooked up. I thought she regretted every moment of it because I usually don't do so well with the ladies. But she said I’m adorable and that she’s been hoping I would call her. MMT

#174 (3) - Aug 11, 2009 by Bent - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1016) - No, that made me sleepy. (310)

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