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Again With the Craziness

Friday, September 03, 2010

Normally, Thursday evenings are pretty mellow - apparently, no one read the memo! Running like crazy again.

  
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POLLKAT 9/3/2010 10:07AM

    So adorable. I really hate extremely busy days!

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VICIOUS421 9/3/2010 2:40AM

    emoticonSuper Dog!!!! emoticon LOL That is an awesome picture!!!!! Hope your night gets better!!!!!
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Got Our Skates On!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Running like crazy at work - hope to have more time to blog later

  
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POLLKAT 9/2/2010 8:14AM

    So funny

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TOMWDCSKC 9/2/2010 4:54AM

    Too late. He already got me. emoticon

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VICIOUS421 9/2/2010 3:06AM

    LOL I love the Picture!!!! Have a great night!!!!

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Are You A Computer Addict?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A friend of mine sent me an email with these pictures - just too funny. Comments are mine.


Nooooo, I need the computer!


Let's hope he washes his hands after using the keyboard.


And you thought pillow wrinkles were bad.


In my day, we'd put the books under the pillows and pretend we could absorb it in our sleep.


I don't even whan to know how little fiber he gets a day.


addicts in training


It's dad's turn to watch the baby


If only this guy had the computer in the john, he'd never have to leave


This is just too sad ...

Computer addicts never die...they just go offline.


I just had to add this one:

  
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TOMWDCSKC 9/2/2010 4:51AM

    reboot, rebutt all the same to me:) emoticon

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MY4KITTIES 9/1/2010 8:32PM

    Thanks for the chuckle. The pics were great!!

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AYAMMAYA 9/1/2010 8:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KERANCE 9/1/2010 8:01PM

    Too funny, thank you!

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SALINAMOONMARE 9/1/2010 6:14PM

    thanks for reminding me i am an addict lol

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LINDAKAY228 9/1/2010 5:20PM

    I think I will need a laptop for my headstone!

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POLLKAT 9/1/2010 7:25AM

    Computer musta stuck....

Comment edited on: 9/1/2010 7:27:24 AM

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POLLKAT 9/1/2010 7:25AM

    So funny. You always find the best pix!!

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POLLKAT 9/1/2010 7:25AM

    So funny. You always find the best pix!!

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SHERYLDS 9/1/2010 6:03AM

    Loved the office in the John. That is a classic.
Had a friend who at 35 still with his folks, had 3 desktop computers in his bedroom, an air conditioner, air cleaner, ceiling fan, and a surround sound stereo entertainment system that was constantly on. All in a 12 by 12 room. Scary....very scary.

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FIREFLYBRIDE 9/1/2010 1:04AM

    I've been known to have my laptop in the bathroom with me... emoticon

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Counting Steps

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yesterday, I blogged about trying the elliptical at the gym. I tried it today for 40 minutes - 2 miles. It really pushes my heart rate up, but it doesn't seem too hard. I actually go slower than I feel like I could, because the machine is telling me my heart rate is too high. My friend LindaKay suggested I clip my pedometer to the hem of my shorts - it seemed to count more steps that way.


Walked the pups this evening, after it got cooler again. They were really eager to walk. I have new neighbors moving in next door - of course, both pups went rabid barking. I keep telling them "No one is afraid of you!"


Along the walk, there are patches of high grass from all the rain recently. Both pups get into it and sniff like crazy - some of it's over their heads!

  
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BUTEAFULL 8/31/2010 3:28PM

    yippee great idea to clip pedometer to shorts, now you can get credit for your steps

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SHERYLDS 8/31/2010 2:06PM

    the smaller they are, the tougher they act

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POLLKAT 8/31/2010 1:49PM

    Cute pix, as always. The angry dog looks a bit like mine. He'll try to tear our ankles off, one small bite at a time!!

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LILPAT3 8/31/2010 11:05AM

    I love the pictures! I have a yorkie that thinks he has to sniff and growl and bark and throw gravel in the air to show how tough he is.

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LINDAKAY228 8/31/2010 8:41AM

    Glad it worked. I can't remember who I got the tip from but I can't take the credit for coming up with it on my own!

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DEVORA4 8/31/2010 2:15AM

  Linda Kay is a smart lady as she is my good friend too. You can believe and/or trust what she says. Love your pics.

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Trying New Equipment @ Gym

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I automatically got on the treadmill when I got to the gym, but I remembered to set it for 2 miles instead of 4. Wore my knee wraps and they felt pretty good. Then ... the elliptical. I had tried it in the past, but prefer the treadmill. On the treadmill, my steps are counted 1:1. They are more like 2:1, 3:1? with the elliptical. It may not have counted all my steps, but it pushed my heart rate up higher than the treadmill did.


Took the pups on their 1.5 mile walk and pushed my steps above 10K. It was getting cloudy, so it was pleasantly mild. Looks like it might rain later, tho.


Sometimes, we need a little motivation to work out.

  
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LINDAKAY228 8/30/2010 8:39AM

    Someone said that if you clip the pedometer to the hem of your shorts, if you wear shorts, it counts elliptical steps better. I tried it once and it did seem to work better but then haven't been on the elliptical since I hurt my hip.
My gym also has a machine that you pedal with your hands like a bike but pedals are at shoulder height. It has settings to increase intensity and and even has a hill climbing setting. Gives me a great cardio workout! It doesn't count the steps though but it does count mileage so you could probably just convert the mileage on the elliptical or a machine like I mentioned by figuring the average of 2000 steps per mile.
Have a great day!

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POLLKAT 8/30/2010 6:32AM

    Awesome job. I'd like to get an elliptical. Awesome pix too!!

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XENA1956 8/29/2010 10:42PM

    Glad your trying new things. My gym has 3 different kinds of eliptical. So it is fun to mix them up. Keep up the great workouts! emoticon

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DEVORA4 8/29/2010 10:35PM

  emoticonyou are trying different equipment. Your pics are fantastic, Where do you find them?

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