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Question 17: What Time Period Would You Want to Live In? How Would Your Passions Change?

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Question 17: What time period would you want to live in? How would your passions change?
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Forever an Anglophile, I have fallen in love with Downton Abbey, a British television period drama series on PBS. Beginning in 1912, with the sinking of the Titanic, it tells the story of three daughters of an earl who cannot inherit their family's estate, unless through an arranged marriage. But more importantly, it tells the story of the relationships between the Crawley family and their servants, and the era's dynamics between the young and old, the elite and the poor. After all, they believed that there is "nothing worse than a maid serving a duke" and that after marriage, a woman's "husband will tell her what her opinions are." So why would I want to live in this time? Well, the fashion is incredible, and I'm enthralled with the importance of family loyalty and inheritance being of the utmost importance. So while a very difficult time to be a woman, a very intriguing one.

It was also the time when cinema was being born, and I think it must have been amazing to see your first moving picture. After all, look at the excitement that The Artist has brought back to movies.

Posted by Eileen Burke on February 17, 2012 at 5:45AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Our Second Weekly Winner Is . . .

Karrie B. from West Virginia! While competing in the OnSugar Love.Write.Win. Blogging Challenge, Karrie won our second weekly prize for receiving the greatest number of comments on her new OnSugar blog, Beautopia. She will receive the HP Pavilion dv6t laptop, with Beats Audio and crisp viewing on its 15.6-inch HD display!

Each day, we're asking a new question to get you that much closer to winning our OnSugar Love.Write.Win. Blogging Challenge. You can join the challenge anytime, but why wait? You could be this week's winner! Just receive the greatest number of followers on your posts this week, and you can win the same great prize.

And that's not all! At the end of February, we're giving away the grand prize, the premium Ultrabook PC HP Envy14 Spectre and an external drive, to the blogger who inspires us the most. So answer today's question in a post, or write another post on something that lets us get to know you better. Just make sure to tag it LoveWriteWin to qualify. Learn more about the contest.

Congratulations to Karrie!

Posted by Eileen Burke on February 16, 2012 at 11:23AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Question 16: Have You Been Successful in Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions?

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Question 16: Have you been successful in keeping your New Year's resolutions?

Where did January go? And why do we make resolutions at all? I imagine most of us vow to quit smoking, make a career move, get organized, save money, and lose weight every year around this time.

Truthfully, I have not been concentrating that hard on my resolutions, and I'm glad this question came along to remind me. Maybe February is my month! It's never too late to start, after all. So enough excuses about the lack of time and constant fatigue. Time to make a plan. After all, they've done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.

Posted by Eileen Burke on February 16, 2012 at 5:45AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Question 15: What Things in Life Should Always Be Free?

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Question 15: What things in life should always be free?

It is often said that the best things in life are free. The very valuable things in life don't cost a penny: the air we breathe, love of family, friends, and significant others, and good health. It is too difficult to limit it to three when shelter, food, health, clean drinking water, the freedom to live life as one pleases, and the right not to be judged should all be free as well. But there are three that stand out to me:

What are some things in life that you think should always be free? Write a post in your OnSugar blog and make sure it's tagged LoveWriteWin!

Posted by Eileen Burke on February 15, 2012 at 5:45AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Question 14: What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

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Each day, we're asking a new question to get you that much closer to winning our OnSugar Love.Write.Win. Blogging Challenge. Answer in a post and be sure to tag it LoveWriteWin. Learn more about the contest. If you want to do your own thing, feel free; just tag LoveWriteWin on any post you write that shows off your writing skills and your passions.

Question 14: What’s your guilty pleasure?

I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly . . . . No, I kid, my guilty pleasure has to be food. Indian, Japanese, chocolate mud pie, I eat it all. In fact, the only two things I don’t eat are cottage cheese and melon, either separately or together.

Since I’ve moved out to the West Coast, an omelet and BLT are forever changed in my eyes with the addition of some slices of avocado. I had never even heard of Bolani until I went to the nearby farmers market and tried a sample. Artichokes, oh you crazy Californians! Wait, wow, these are amazing. All these delicious and fresh new things at my fingertips make me wonder what I was eating in NYC my whole life! Oh yes, pizza, bagels, and black and white cookies. Although I miss them, I’m too busy enjoying the freshness that these wonderful markets provide. After all, the pizza in New York City isn’t going anywhere.

Posted by Eileen Burke on February 14, 2012 at 5:45AM | Permalink | 0 Comments