SHIVAMOON   27,330
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Monk's Hike 03 Feb 2013, -- supposedly monks live in a home right next to the trail head.

18 Nov 2012, Fantastic hike along the Ko'olau Ridge ... very breezy

Fourth of July 2010, Symphony and Fireworks at the park, near Dallas, Texas

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Moon over the Ko'olaus



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Member Since: 9/25/2009

SparkPoints: 27,330

Fitness Minutes: 31,405

My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy, happy, sexy, fit and slim...all the good stuff.

My Program:
I was a vegetarian for more than 34 years, but in July 2009 I started eating a low fat, no junk vegan diet. This is probably the best thing I ever did to improve my health and I lost my excess weight. Guess you could say I'm full of beans now ... so here's a tip on how to cook beans from scratch so that they won't cause excess gas. Start with dry beans, rinse and soak them overnight using a pinch of baking soda per quart (or liter) of water. Drain and rinse the beans and add fresh water before cooking. If you see foam forming as the beans cook, scrape it off and toss it. If you still have a problem with gas, change the water again after the beans have been cooking for a few minutes. Cook the beans until they are tender. Keep in mind if you are just beginning to incorporate beans into your regular diet, your body needs a little time to adjust... you won't be an old gasbag forever.

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Tell me o' Octopus, I begs,

Is those things arms? or is they legs?

I marvel at thee Octopus,

If I were thou, I'd call me us.

Ogden Nash (but written out from memory so it might not be exact).

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Member Comments:
8/26/2014 7:37:06 AM

Wow! Just what I needed - a beautifully scented foot bath - with massage. Thank you!!!

Music? I'm glad you're enjoying it, but - oh what has happened to my head? - I don't remember sending you any? However, I'm very happy that it is giving you pleasure!

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7/31/2014 8:56:04 PM

Thanks so much for the chocolate goodie! And thank you also for the comment on the picture. I hadn't noticed the grandson and I had our mouths the same way. You're very observant.

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6/20/2014 10:49:08 PM

Kaloakulua, our Hawaiian Albatross, regurgitated a ton of plastic:

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5/16/2014 8:15:43 AM

Teddy and I are getting along just great. he's everything I've ever wished for in a bear. Thank you so much.

This vid of cows jumping for joy touched me:

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2/23/2014 8:24:43 AM

My eyes are fine now, thanks for asking. It seemed unbelievable to me but I'm sure that this type of practice is very common and widespread. When it would rain heavy, the mill would illegally dump chemicals in the river. Everyone knew. Everyone denied. Even the doctors in the ER with whom I had to visit a couple of times denied while examining my destroyed eyes.

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