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I had this thought...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

while I was on my walk/run this afternoon. I left work early because I had a TON of things to get done tonight. Student-led conference with my daughter, make and eat dinner, softball meeting (I hear baseball is included, but I don't pay attention to them! LOL!), and my workout. Oh, and needed to wrap presents for the boy's birthday tomorrow (3/3). He gets to open one tomorrow...the rest are for his party on Saturday.

Since the weather was really nice (50+), I decided to head outside after I did my JM workout. (Did my first day at level 2! That woman is a sadist! LOL!). Anyway, as I was in the middle of part of my run, I had a really great idea about what I should blog about tonight. I mulled it around a little, refined it and then put it aside to come back to when I was ready to type.

Do you think I can find where I set it aside to? Of course not! I'm sure it was brilliant (as I so often think I am!), but I couldn't tell you even the general topic now. I can picture where I was along the path when I was mulling, but not what the mulling was about. I'm hoping that the forgetfulness is due to being really busy, not to old age. Probably it's due to being so busy getting old! LOL!

I'll let you know if I find the thought! Nite all!

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AWYEAGLE 3/3/2010 12:55PM

    I'm sure you just wanted to blog about what a sadist JM is. LOL

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/3/2010 1:04AM

    Hahahah You silly moo!
I know....

They always say just trace your steps back to where you were, it'll come to you again.




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The Marriage Ref got it WRONG!!!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

NBC has a new show called The Marriage Ref. I saw part of it on Sunday (it's premiere) and then a little more tonight on Oprah. For those who haven't seen it, it is not meant to save (or break up!) marriages. It is a spoof-like show where celebrity "judges" hear an argument (or maybe disagreement is a better term) that a couple has. They hear both sides, discuss their opinions and then the Ref makes the final judgement on who wins.

One of the disagreements on Sunday involved a man who wanted a stripper pole in the bedroom and the wife did not. It was hilarious to listen to them discuss and all of the excuses he came up with to have it (our friends will think it's a fishing can use if for an exercise pole, etc.) The Ref decided that since both partners use the bedroom, both partners must agree on what goes in there and since the wife didn't want it, no stripper pole. Very funny and I happened to agree with that. Not that there is anything wrong with a stripper pole in the bedroom, mind you. As long as you both want one! LOL!'s where the REF messed up! Tonight, the husband would never finish anything he started (not projects). If there was a carton of OJ with a little bit left and a new carton, he would open the new carton without finishing off the old one. Same thing with peanut butter, milk, toilet paper, you name it! He would NOT finish the last of something. His reason? "Why should I use something a month old when there's some fresh stuff right there?" That burns my butt!!! emoticon If he doesn't use the last of something, either his wife has to use it or it goes to waste. The way I interpret it (and you know I am ALWAYS right in interpretations!) is that he is too good to use the last of something, but it is fine for her to use it. emoticon Really?!?!?!? What makes you so special that you don't need to be part of this team to keep waste down, save money and use the last of something???? AAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! And the Marriage Ref agreed with him that he didn't have to use the last of stuff!!!!! Okay, TP, who cares. TP is TP. But if there's an inch of OJ left, pour it first, put the carton in the recycling and THEN open the new container, you little prima donna! emoticon Okay, done ranting. Just had to get that out there. emoticon

On a positive note, DH and I went shopping tonight for boy's birthday. Got him some presents, goodies for the goodie bag (only one kind of candy...the rest are little toys!), and me some new workout shoes!! After we got home, I even used them! The shoes that is. emoticon

Off to get some stuff done before I head to bed. Morning comes awfully darn early, doncha know! Nite my Sparkly Friends!

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CONCHALEA 3/2/2010 11:09PM

    Hmmmm. Is there a Roomie Ref show? May need one of those someday. Always wanting me to give stuff to Good Will.

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STEELERCRAZY 3/2/2010 10:50PM

    You know what would happen if the stripper pole was installed? About a month later, he's be hanging his dirty underwear on it. Just sayin'....

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/2/2010 10:43PM

    I would just not buy anything new until it was used up and gone...
I'd be a real little b!tch about that!!!

He'd HATE living with me!!!!!

( I would hate living with me probably too hehe )


Comment edited on: 3/2/2010 11:00:04 PM

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_MAOMAO_ 3/2/2010 9:54PM

  Okay, I'll agree completely bout the oj. But folks who missed the show REALLY missed a great dead dog story - that guy was nuts!

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GEEMAWEST 3/2/2010 9:45PM

    Men!! emoticon emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 3/2/2010 6:23PM

    You are about the 10th person who has told me about that show - had I known it would have discussions about stripper poles I would have watched it. LOL

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CARLANNIE 3/2/2010 11:03AM

    That show is meant to rile up emotions, and looks like it's doing a good job already, lol! I agree with you, though, but I think the sense to use things ups is more pronounced for those of us who are the majority caretakers of the kitchen, and the one who has to buy every new thing that goes into the kitchen, etc. Not using it is like money down the drain, cka-ching!

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    I am exactly like that! I will not use/drink anything thats been openned a bit! Honestly for me, it comes form my childhood! I knew i ahd issues because i am like that.......the other night i finally figured out why! I was the youngest of 6 and my only brother would drink out of cartons, stick his fingers in the food................ugh! Thats why i am like that!

Thank god i pay for the food right? I also live with someone who cares less whose germs are on this or that!


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AUNTIEANNE22 3/2/2010 9:02AM

  Was the marriage ref a guy? I find a lot of men think they are better than women - especially drivers.

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DEUSMACHINA 3/2/2010 12:57AM

    Love your rant about the OJ guy! What a knobend!

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Almost two years later and...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I finally updated my Spark Page! Not a lot, but some. I rewrote my introduction and defined some of my goals. Hope this gives me the kick that I need to get that last four pounds gone! I need to have someone take some pictures of me that I like so I can add those to my page as well. Good thing we've gone may take a very long time to get a picture that I like! LOL!

In June, I will celebrate both my two-year Spark-iversary and my 20-year anniversary. I'm trying to decide how to celebrate them both. Any ideaas?

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BKNOCK 3/1/2010 5:47AM

    You have your list of things that you want to buy, do you have your list of places you want to go? I would get away for at least a weekend!

Great job on being so close to your goal, that is so awesome!

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DEUSMACHINA 3/1/2010 2:11AM

    Just get the photos up already! ;) I'm sure you look FINE! Look at the photos I've posted! Me all red and sweaty, and one in my freaking UNDERWEAR *shudder*.

And G-Ma and Dutchie are right. Get the kids out of the house for the night. Or better still, get the two of you out of the house for the night!

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JUNIAATROME 3/1/2010 12:42AM

    We wanted to change our rings for our 20th anniversary, decided that we had no money for that and then DH gave that amount of money to a beggar "who was really very bad off. You should have heard his story!" - I was ... well you can imagine. You don't want my input on celebration issues. Not good at that, not at all.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 2/28/2010 11:17PM

    Celebration ideas...we'll need to noodle on that before June. In addition to crossing the finish line (which is, OF COURSE, part of it) is there anything you have been longing to do? Place you'd love to go? Experiences you'd like to share?

You will come up with a worthy reward for all your hard work and for your celebrating your life together!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/28/2010 11:15PM

    Awesome stuff!!
* If you don't... WE will kick your butt the last 4 pounds...
* How about a huge tray of strawberries, cherries, and... a bit of naughy champagne??
* How about having that in a special hotel room for the night... ;0)

* I agree with G-Mama...... Kids are a no no.....

I'll stop here,

well... you DID ask ;0)



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GEEMAWEST 2/28/2010 11:07PM

    Congratulations on your achievements so far. You will kick that last 4 pounds out the door in no time. As far as how to celebrate your 20th anniversary I think that's a personal decision that I'd rather not be involved in. LOL (just don't invite the kids!)

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ANAMIA8 2/28/2010 11:00PM

    only four more pounds? thats awesome!! u can do that NOO problem!! good luck =)

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Ugh...brain is full...must empty!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kids are watching Titanic. I wish they weren't. I bawled like a little baby when the mommy put her two little kids to bed while the boat was sinking. I do NOT need to see that again!

DH took me out to dinner. Buffalo Wild Wings. Tried the boneless wings...not impressed. Don't have to have those again. Think of all of the calories I'm saving!

Need some new workout shoes. Keep hoping that I can get the time to go buy some, but it hasn't worked out.

My baby is turning 11 on Wednesday. So far, I've bought pumpkin and frosting for his birthday. He is very excited!'s not what you're thinking! (Dirty birds! LOL!) Since he cannot have gluten and is not a big fan of chocolate, I am making a pumpkin cake for his birthday. It is really very tasty even without frosting. But, he likes the frosting, so he gets frosting. Really need to buy some gifts, send out invites, generally plan the whole darn thing! LOL!

Making potato soup tomorrow. If I don't, have of my lunches for this next week will be air. Air is not very filling, in case you were wondering.

Taxes have been filed and we are getting a refund. A new dishwasher is in my future!!! Dish machine...not new kid to hand wash. emoticon

Did my fifth day of JM's 30-Day Shred. Good thing it's only 20 minutes! Dang that sucked! But I felt so much better after I did it. I even did full (boy) push ups for the whole first 30-second interval and then four more in the second one before I had to switch to modified. Yay me!

Really should start some more auctions for DH but I don't wanna. I have so many things I should do and I just don't wanna. And I'm a grown up so I don't have to so there. Ppffftttttt! emoticon

Okay, that's enough for now. Brain is less full now. Not of anything important, mind you. But I'm sure we'll all sleep better now for my sharing. tee hee

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STEELERCRAZY 2/28/2010 11:47AM

    Mmmmmm, pumpkin. Mmmmmmmm, potato soup. Mmmmmmmmm, buffalo wings.

Thanks. All you managed to do was make me wanna eat.


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LADYIRISH317 2/28/2010 11:14AM

    The pumpkin cake and potato soup sound YUMMY! I totally agree with you about Buffalo Wild Wings, though.

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that potato soup sounds good. Tis the season!

HB to that 11 yo "baby" too. His cake sounded interesting too.

Party or is that Par-TY

Have a SPlendid week!

Signed: Brainless!

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CARLANNIE 2/28/2010 9:46AM

    Heading to the B city right now to do a little shopping and get our taxes done Monday. Hope we are lucky, like you, to get a refund - I absolutely hate having to come up with more. I did talk dh into looking at lighting stores for some new track lighting for our tall ceilings. We'll hit Home Depot and then pull out the phone book for more ideas.

WTG on doing the grown-up push ups! Have fun with the birthday party!
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BKNOCK 2/28/2010 8:26AM

    I have that movie in VHS and after the first time I saw it I never watched it again. The first tape is fine but oh gosh you are right that is terrible. Thanks for the reminder though because it makes me realize how lucky we are.

Glad you did your exercise and wow Bufalo wings again? Mmmm you do make me jealous!

Have a great Sunday!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/28/2010 3:27AM

    Yeah, thanks for that... that will get my brain going on all the things you mentioned.... What about me..?? ;0)

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USFBULL 2/28/2010 1:01AM

    Stay busy, woohoo!! emoticon

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If I can do it, anyone can!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Does anyone else hate that saying? I realize that it is supposed to be motivating, but to me it just isn't! I figure there are two ways to interpret it.

First, I did it so that means you should be able to. If you can't, you must be the biggest loser ever! Well, I happen to love geometery, especially the logic problems (yeah, I know NERD!). So, to me logic problems make sense and some of them are easy. If I can do them, anyone can! NOT!! LOL!! I have a very good friend who is very intelligent. She just isn't a math person. She can write very well. Very descriptive, very well worded and she'd probably tell me that I used the word very too many times in this sentence. Just cos she can do something doesn't mean I can. And vice versa!!! Ugh!

Okay, second intepretation. I am such a total loser that I can't do anything at all. I did manage to do this one thing. Since I can't do anything and I did this, anyone else can do it, so I'm still not special. WHATEVER!!!! You should never downplay your achievements! Everything you have worth having, you worked for and earned! Don't put yourself down by saying anyone could have done it. You did it and you should be proud!

What put me up on my little soap box? I was watching the Dr. Oz Show at the gym and he started some neighborhood weight loss challenge. The leader of the team was some guy named Rocco (or Rocko or Rock Oh, I don't know how to spell it!). Apparently, this guy has lost about 45 pounds in 6 or 7 months. That is amazing! It is hard to lose weight. If you lose weight because you worked at it, be proud. Rocco is the one who said that if he could do it, anyone can. Grrr.....No, I'm not starting my rant again! LOL!!

Okay, on that note, I'm going to finish my sparking fun, finish my book (only 30 pages left!), and then go to bed. If I can do it, anyone can! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/1/2010 1:34PM

    heeheehee...never really thought that hard on it...but you're right.
Now logic problems??? YOu should hear my husband laugh when I try to do those!!!!!

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GEEMAWEST 2/27/2010 8:11PM

    Hmmmmm?. Definitely something to think about. And if I can think, anyone can.

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STEELERCRAZY 2/27/2010 6:23PM

    My interpretation of this neurotic phrase is...well, let me break it down for you:

If I can do it ("I consider myself a loser. I surprised the crap out of myself when I DID DO IT!")...

ANYONE can! ("So, if you can't do it, then you're a bigger idiot than I am! I'm secretly wishing you CAN'T DO IT because THEN I will be superiour TO YOU and I can rub it in your face all the days of your life.")

Well, I'm gonna go get my fitness minutes in...if I can do it, anyone can!


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NANC304 2/27/2010 9:11AM

    I guess I never stopped to think about that phrase. I'll look at it differently now and be sure I never use around you. (Or anywhere you might see it).

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BKNOCK 2/27/2010 7:14AM

    Geometery problems for fun? Wow, you are a nerd! LOL! You crack me up! Keep ranting, it is better to get it out than to bottle it up! I hope that your book was a good one, what was the title? Something about math?

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!

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DEUSMACHINA 2/27/2010 1:34AM

    Yes, I get whiffs of this when people say it, too!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/27/2010 1:06AM

    I like to think that they admit they were or even are losers... with the Large L...
and they are amazed they could do it....

and YOU.... since you ARE SO much smarter and no where near being a loser with the big L.... can OF COURSE easily achieve what they have just achieved....



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SPIDERWEB1016 2/27/2010 12:42AM

    I loove Dr. Oz!

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