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Today, I attended the grand opening for Shane's art gallery. Shane is a quirky, soft-spoken guy with long red hair. For the last 5 years I've thought he was a bit of a weirdo. But today I realized Shane's weirdness is just the side-effect of being an artistic genius. MMT

#20 (1) - Jul 27, 2009 by Gary - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1782) - No, that made me sleepy. (328)

Today, I tested a theory that didn't work, which led me to different theory that didn't work, which spawned a totally new idea that seems to work really well. Although it doesn't solve the original problem, all of my business partners agree that this idea has earth-shattering potential. MMT

#19 (1) - Jul 27, 2009 by Lauren - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (921) - No, that made me sleepy. (337)

Today, my wife and I acted like kids. We ate cotton candy at a carnival, climbed an oak tree in a nearby park and then carved our initials into the tree's trunk. On our walk home it started raining. So we splashed around in the puddles and performed rain-dances as we walked. It was a blast! MMT

#18 (6) - Jul 27, 2009 by Gary - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4454) - No, that made me sleepy. (831)

Today, I met Casey for the first time. But I feel like I've known her my entire life. We kept finishing each others' thoughts before we could speak them aloud. I was at a loss for words, literally. MMT

#17 (4) - Jul 27, 2009 by Jacob - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1076) - No, that made me sleepy. (445)

Today, my company employs 130 intelligent individuals and turns a net profit of nearly $500K a year. I started this company 10 years ago after I was laid off by IBM. If they hadn't laid me off, I might still be working in a cubicle at IBM today. MMT

#16 (7) - Jul 26, 2009 by Bill - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3256) - No, that made me sleepy. (242)

Today, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We unknowingly held our wedding in a park on the same day a college fraternity was tailgating. There were drunken college kids everywhere. At the time it seemed horrific. But it produced several amusing stories our family still laughs about today. MMT

#15 (0) - Jul 26, 2009 by Ashley - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (941) - No, that made me sleepy. (205)

Today, I implemented a web-based business idea I got from my girlfriend. The kickoff was a total success. She actually tried explaining this idea to me 2 years ago, but I was too busy at the time to listen. MMT

#14 (2) - Jul 25, 2009 by DJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1823) - No, that made me sleepy. (163)

Today, I visited an old neighborhood where I used to live. The landscaping in every yard seemed better kept than I remember. And everyone on the block seemed friendlier. But other than the couple who moved into my old house, the same exact people live there. MMT

#13 (0) - Jul 24, 2009 by Josh - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1339) - No, that made me sleepy. (250)

Today, I waited on an elderly woman at the local restaurant where I work. She left me a $90 tip on a $10 tab with a handwritten note that said, "I'm 86 and I can't take this money with me. So please spoil yourself with it." MMT

#12 (4) - Jul 23, 2009 by Drew - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (16601) - No, that made me sleepy. (803)

Today, my mother-in-law cooked fish for dinner. I have refused to eat fish since I was a child. But I didn't want to seem rude, so I sucked it up and ate it anyway. Surprisingly, I thought it was pretty good. And I may try it again sometime soon. MMT

#11 (3) - Jul 23, 2009 by Dale - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (800) - No, that made me sleepy. (1473)

Today, I was walking along the boardwalk in Pacific Beach when I saw 4 teenagers heckling a homeless beach bum. He laughed and said, "I'm not crazy! 'Crazy' is spending 40 years of your life hating 40 hours a week." MMT

#10 (6) - Jul 23, 2009 by Angel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (10910) - No, that made me sleepy. (797)

Today, I was at the beach watching a little girl chase her father's remote controlled car around in circles. She kept jumping forward and falling on her knees in an effort to catch the car as it skidded by. She did this 31 times and failed. But on attempt #32, she caught the car. MMT

#9 (5) - Jul 23, 2009 by David - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3128) - No, that made me sleepy. (651)

Today, a complete stranger outside a local coffee shop was holding a sign that said, "Free Hugs." I hesitated at first, but then I decided to give her a hug. Truthfully, it felt great! MMT

#8 (2) - Jul 22, 2009 by Katie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2979) - No, that made me sleepy. (394)

Today, I bumped into someone who reminds me of someone who makes me smile. MMT

#7 (1) - Jul 22, 2009 by MarieG - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (819) - No, that made me sleepy. (1315)

Today, I heard another Michael Jackson song on the radio. For the last 15 years up until the day he died, it seemed like everyone thought he was a freak. Now, all I hear are MJ songs on the radio and people calling him a musical genius. It's like the world forgot what they had until it was gone. MMT

#6 (6) - Jul 22, 2009 by Marc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4369) - No, that made me sleepy. (1755)

Today, I was sitting on my front porch watching the neighbor's kid have the time of his life with nothing more than a wooden stick and his imagination. MMT

#5 (8) - Jul 22, 2009 by Sam - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (6056) - No, that made me sleepy. (351)

Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, "Because they love each other." MMT

#4 (30) - Jul 21, 2009 by Marc - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (20567) - No, that made me sleepy. (3433)

Today, I spent an hour with a stranger, said nothing, and walked away feeling like I just had the best conversation ever. MMT

#3 (2) - Jul 21, 2009 by Sara - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1750) - No, that made me sleepy. (369)

Today, I ran into an old best friend I haven't seen in nearly a year. We live in the same city, but we're just so busy. MMT

#2 (1) - Jul 21, 2009 by Barry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1141) - No, that made me sleepy. (938)

Today, I was in a really bad mood when a young girl came into my office sporting the most genuine smile I'd seen in a long while. She was bound to a wheelchair because she had no legs. MMT

#1 (1) - Jul 21, 2009 by Jay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3296) - No, that made me sleepy. (197)

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