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Accept the things I cannot change; Serenity prayer or the last step of the grieving process.

Friday, July 02, 2010

This is what's on my mind dimmit! Let's cut funding to DCNR and DEP, who needs them? Our children's children won't have to pay to protect our environment today. besides they will need all their money to move far away from Penn's Wasteland.


http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0116
494720100701?rpc=60

  
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FRANCESCANAZ 7/2/2010 9:06AM

    RIGHT ON! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/2/2010 7:07AM

    It's a rough world right now. You can resolve to do what you can, start a grass roots movement, educate others on the importance of recycling (I taught my parents). We aren't powerless, but too many times the wrong people are in power, or it's just an issue they don't feel strongly about. Hugs!

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Complain, complain, complain

Sunday, June 27, 2010

That's me.

I complain about not being able to get spark points for log-in. I'm so shallow that I need the free points for motivation to lose weight, get my blood sugar under control and generally live a higher quality life.

I complain about not being able to track my food eaten. Actually, this is probably a legitimate complaint, every time I try to get a whole day logged in, somewhere during the process, I hit the report button and then I can't add any more food. The link just goes dead. I have to log out and back in again. Frustrating.

I complain about, well, nothing else right now.

To count my blessings, I have met wonderful people here. From Tracey, who gives voice to what I think; to my new friends on the 'Turtle' team, who share my concerns about my blood sugar and offer advice that I can actually take.

Over all it's more than just a wash, I'd stay just for the people, but I'll take the quality of life improvements as well.

  
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BELLJOANN 6/27/2010 10:40AM

    Keep going. You are able to do this even though you complain. If we didn't have anything to complain about then we wouldn't know what to do.

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ANDI571 6/27/2010 10:23AM

    I can't figure out why you can't run the report and then add more food. I do it all of the time. I have even went back a day when I remember I didn't add something.

Something is going on.

Try and journal on a piece of paper until you get it figured out. That might help. emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 6/27/2010 10:04AM

    Hi there Lewis!

I have consistently received helpful responses to technical/SparkSite issues from here:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
/myspark/messageboard_topics.as
p?imboard=5

It seems that SparkStaff oversee this Message Board. Worth a try! Oh, and I notice that someone else is complaining about the wheel spinning today.

Blessed be!
Maha

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STLRZGRRL 6/27/2010 9:15AM

    Maybe you are having cache problems... have you emptied out your cookies lately?

NOT THE ONES IN THE JAR!!!!

Leave THOSE in there!!!...





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PLAYBLUES22 6/27/2010 9:08AM

    Do your best Sweetie, there are times when the Spark page acts up, but I keep a journal also, so just in case I still have my eye on my goals at all times

Hope you hang in there you are doing so good emoticon

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SANDRAFIVE 6/27/2010 9:05AM

    Keep on counting your blessings and they will out number the complaints before to long. Smile. emoticon

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ASH72461 6/27/2010 8:54AM

  that is what it is all about
improving your health
i find i do best when i set goals for myself at the beginning of the month
and if i fail to meet a goal,
thta lets me know what i need to work on

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Three day weekend

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today is Sunday it's Father's Day. I work Saturdays during the summer so today is the first day of my weekend. Today I'm traveling 1/2 way to Harrisburg (mooville for those in the know) to meet 2 Spark Friends. I'm pretty excited. I hope they're not stalkers. ROFL I can't stop myself sometimes. That last statement is so ridiculous I may delete it. I hope my wife goes with me, but she probably won't. My wife is a wonderful beautiful, witty, personable woman who everyone likes, but her. [sic] I just learned how to use that sic thing, probably used it wrong. [sic] Anyway I'm blessed and stoked.

Tomorrow, YaY! Summer solstice. Sun, Fun, Bon Fires, Naked Dancing, Animal Sacrifices --- there I go again. Disregard every thing after Fun. It is my favorite annual celestial event. The longest day of the year, the culmination of Spring's efforts. Last year was cool and rainy, the tomato plants had some sort of blight and it had me out of sorts. This year is the polar opposite above average temps, actual tomatoes and peppers forming on the vines already and I am all in sorts. [sic]

Tuesday, it's my birthday and I've lived one more year longer than I thought I would when I was in my twenties. I'm not going into quality of life v length of life, the whole idea here as I get it is to maintain a high quality of life while doing those things that lead to good health and a longer life. It's my birthday! Baby back ribs dry rubbed and put into the smoker in the morning. Turning a head of cabbage into cole-slaw and making some jasmine rice to top off the meal. I will not eat much rice. It's a good thing.

Here's wishing everyone who read this "Happy 3 day weekend" and "Happy Birthday" to you. [sic]

lew

  
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VALERIEMAHA 6/20/2010 4:02PM

    Hey Lew,

What a PLEASURE it was to meet and hang out with you today. You and Tracey are uber-fascinating folks...and I'm SO glad that the universe conspired to cause our paths to intersect!

Steamy hot day did not in any way dampen my enjoyment of our time together -- at times fun, or politically charged, or intellectually dynamic, or a combination of the above always in the form of excellent conversation!

Thanks for the effort you both made in bringing three crazy Sparkers together!

Happy Father's Day...and BIRTHDAY JOY!!!
Maha

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STLRZGRRL 6/20/2010 8:25AM

    Maha's and my gift to you... IS US!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEW!!!!

AND HAPPY FATHER'S DAY LEW!!!

AND HAPPY PEPPERS AND TOMATOES TO US ALL!!!!!!

Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!

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I have no hair to burn

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I was just listening to Shep Smith, his hair is on fire about the Oil Spill. If I think about the impact of this thing, it makes me want to cry. This abomination caused by greed and criminal disregard for safety will eventually destroy the gulf coast. Not just the innocent animals that live there, but everything. Once the animals are gone, once the plant life is destroyed what will be left for the human inhabitants? Fishing? no, Tourism? no, Transportation? no, the gulf coast will resemble some post-apocalyptic movie. Ironically the only commerce in the gulf of Mexico to survive this will be the greedy godless amoral criminal oil industry.

What is most frustrating is that I can do nothing about all this. I am willing to shoulder my share of the responsibility for the nation's dependence on oil. But, what choice do I have? Only the wealthy can afford the truly paradigm shifting vehicles, because the car companies will not produce them in sufficient numbers to make any difference.

I will be dead before the Gulf Coast returns to normal. I fear no one alive today will see the Gulf coast again as it was in March 2010.

  
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STLRZGRRL 6/2/2010 12:37PM

    Oh, Lew... you are SO preaching to the choir... I have been in a RAGE about this since the jags at BP were saying there was no more than 1000 gallons a day spilling... LIKE ELEVEN DEAD MEN AND 1,000 GALLONS WERE NOTHING!!!!

I AM ON FIRE about this...

The chairman of BP needs to come on TV every day and start his statement with "First of all, I have no idea what I'm doing..."

We are killing the Gulf (and everything it touches which is... EVERYTHING) with what amounts to HALF A DAY'S oil USAGE in this country.

4,104,800 BARRELS spilled to DATE versus 20 million barrels of oil used every day in the US...

It's not enough oil to blow our noses with in this country but it's enough to kill our world.

Ok. Ok. NOW you've got me started...

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GREATGRANNY9 6/2/2010 9:58AM

  SO TRUE, MY FRIEND. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN FLORIDA. WE ARE GOING ON VACATION ON THE 11TH TO VISIT MY FAMILY AND FLORIDA'S MANY SCENIC SPOTS. WE WANTED MY GRANDCHILDREN TO SEE THE GULF AND SWIM IN IT LIKE WE DID AS CHILDREN. I JUST HOPE IT'S SAFE TO DO SO BY THE TIME WE GET THERE. MY FAMILY USED TO OWN A FISH HOUSE, SO I KNOW VERY WELL THE IMPACT THIS TRAGEDY IS GOING TO HAVE ON MY BELOVED HOME STATE. I, TOO COULD JUST CRY.

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MUSTANG0421 6/2/2010 9:44AM

    How depressing but sadly I think you may be correct. We are destroying our planet and seem to be unable to halt ourselves.
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work, work, work

Friday, May 28, 2010

I've been going through entries on SP and answering comments and the like. I've been at it for about 1/2 hour. I still haven't put in my nutrition info for last night and this morning yet. then on to Facebook, and then Ancestry dot com. work work work.

I have returned to SP for several different reasons, I didn't really leave, but I didn't pay as much attention as I should have. but regardless of the reasons, the people here are very nice. It's refreshing (my new word) how everyone seems so "up".

I appreciate it, I'm slightly manic about my activities so I cannot guarantee I will not stray again, but I'm back for now and enjoying my friends and acquaintances.

Love ya SP

lew

  
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STLRZGRRL 5/30/2010 9:39AM

    WE.
LOVE.
YOU.
LEW!!!!!!R> emoticon

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CKAYT56 5/28/2010 5:51PM

    Glad you are back, a good place to get back to. I joined SP the same week you did. It has helped me and worked for me. I hope you stay!

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BELLJOANN 5/28/2010 3:39PM

    And we endjoy you...welcome back

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JUST_TRI_IT 5/28/2010 8:31AM

    Nice to see you back to a good place.. ! I've been wandering your page today and the views and furry family you have are wonderful! Not sure where this is in the world, but it looks peaceful.

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