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Beans & Cornbread Had a Fight

Friday, January 13, 2012


I put a pot of beans on to cook, pushed the table aside in my tiny, messy kitchen and hooped to my new favorite song. Could be a sign of cabin fever... Winter is hard on hoopers.
The song is "Beans and Cornbread" by Louis Jordan & His Typmany Five. I don't own the rights to this fab song, but I wish I did.

  
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WOOFERCOALBOY 4/21/2013 5:32PM

    Loved this! emoticon

Have you realized yet that your hooping also counts as cardio? So very vigorous! emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 10/4/2012 2:09AM

    You can sure HOOP it up gal. Loved this!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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-SEVEN- 10/3/2012 11:00AM

    Oh my God, girl, you are so cute!! How fun of you to post this! I love it :)

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DEBIGENE 10/2/2012 9:31AM

    You're to much fun !!! Love your attitude !!!

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MADZOE 2/25/2012 12:30PM

    Oh my GOSH I love your videos. I showed them to my 14 year old this morning and she declared you are her new hero and she loves you!

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GRACEGREEN13 2/18/2012 5:25PM

    i'd be happy with half your energy, creativity, and downright crazy fun!

LOVE that BEANS AND CORNBREAD

You are fun AND funny!

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MAZACK 2/13/2012 5:46PM

    Thank you for sharing. Got a good laaugh, never knew hoops could be so fun.

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TRISHN89 2/12/2012 10:27PM

    too cute and fun!! Thank you for making me smile!!

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T-PUPPY 1/31/2012 9:47AM

    OMG! That looks like so much fun! emoticon

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SHERISMILEY 1/30/2012 10:53AM

    You are amazing!!! Way to go on all your weight loss!! You are a inspiration to me! I needed something to make me smile today...! emoticon

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SINFULLYQUAINT 1/29/2012 9:15PM

    This is just awesome, you're an inspiration! And I LOVE this song, hadn't heard it in ages!

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BIGBROTHER323 1/28/2012 12:38PM

    I'm blinded for life....LOL! Cool! You're braver than I....then again, this white boy did wrap at the school talent contest 10 years back! LOL

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CUMMINGSHD 1/23/2012 8:11PM

    hilarious! thanks for sharing!!

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CHAMILTON50 1/23/2012 2:25PM

    Love it! We dance in the kitchen.....why not hoop! You make it look so easy and so much fun! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 1/21/2012 1:13AM

    I am sooo glad I have found you again! loved the video. I think of you every time I do supa hulla hoop on Wii Fit! emoticon

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JEWELLE217 1/20/2012 2:23PM

    You make hooping look like so much fun! I want one!!!! I can tell you that I won't be as graceful as you!

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SHELLSTERS1 1/18/2012 8:53PM

    Fun!!

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THISISFORMENOW 1/18/2012 8:53PM

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FJEANKELLY 1/18/2012 8:17PM

    Awesome hoop work, fun song all in all creating great smiles. Thank you.

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KIN59VARA 1/18/2012 6:03PM

    Love, love, love love it!!! Yeah beans!

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HS1056 1/17/2012 9:20AM

  I know where to come when I need a laugh! You are a RIOT, Shelli! And very talented with that hoop! Ya didn't break anything! LOL I know I would if I tried that. What a fun Mom you are! Keep on sparking!

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INFLATED 1/17/2012 3:28AM

    I do have to tell you, when I read the title of this vlog, I thought of the old cartoons where different foods were fighting inside a stomach and thought, "Oh No, someone is sick!" Was I in for a surprise!!!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 1/16/2012 10:09PM

    GOOOOO SHELLIE GOOOO !!! LOL Girl you are a RIOT !! SIMPLY A RIOT !!!! you do MAKE ME MOVE MY TOES (is that excerise? I DO A WONDAH !! WOOHOOOOOO) Today I walked 20 mins !!! WOOHOOOO ! Hey I LOVE the HOOLA HOOPHA !!!! YOU KEEP A MOVING THAT THANG !! You will soon be AT YA GOAL !!! WOOHOOOOOOOO !!

Swing them therah HIPS !! AM PROUD of the SONG AND The PERSON DOING THIS WORK !!!!!!!!! U old "Othah Team !" I dare NOT say it OUTLOUD OR DO I????? LOLOLOL A DAWGIE !

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RUBECCAL 1/16/2012 9:54AM

    Love it! Great song too.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/16/2012 9:54AM

    This got my toes tapping. I can't believe you can hoop in such a small space. I too have cabin fever. Have to think this thru.

Great job!

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CVRONEK 1/16/2012 9:00AM

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You got my hubby and I dancing! emoticon

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 1/16/2012 7:40AM

    I love... I want to learn how to hoop like you.... I'm so not that co-ordinated though, lol :D emoticon

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FLYCHRISTI 1/16/2012 4:05AM

    You are awesome!!!!
Thanks for this. You made my day!
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LJVANHORN10 1/16/2012 1:34AM

    Now I am craving beans and cornbread! LOL Just kidding. I loved watching another crazy lady...I was beginning to think I was the onloy one out there! We should start a club! LOL

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/16/2012 1:32AM

    Thamks for putting a smile on my face! I sure wish I was outgoing like you!!!!!!!

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LIFEBECKONS 1/16/2012 12:41AM

    Watching this is the most fun I've had all day long! emoticon emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 1/15/2012 10:48PM

    What fun. I was hoping you don't have a low ceiling light or ceiling fan every time the hoop went up high. You looked like you were having a ball.

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SUNNYARIZONA 1/15/2012 10:35PM

    Ok, it is official....you are NUTS!!! hahahaha.

BUT, have to admit you make me get out my large WEIGHTED hula hoop!!!

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MOORE4LESS 1/15/2012 10:32PM

  I just watched this! You are a woman of many talents!! emoticon

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SASSYBLONDE69 1/15/2012 2:32PM

    I can barely keep one hoop going on the Wii! This is inspiring!

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LINDAISFAT1 1/15/2012 1:32PM

  I loovved it!! Thanks for making me laugh!! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 1/15/2012 1:22PM

    Nice! But now I'm hungry! emoticon emoticon

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MARTINT011 1/15/2012 11:16AM

  thANKS , I found myself moving and laughing at the same time.

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CULAINA 1/15/2012 10:35AM

    i admit to being more than a little jealous of you and your co-ordination. if that had been me hooping in your kitchen, those beans would have been the first thing knocked flat on the floor. there would probably also be a dent in the oven and the entire contents of your counter swept off.

for that reason, i have added 'learn to hula hoop' to my list of 40 things to do before i'm 40. not that i will hula hoop in the kitchen, mind. well, not often. :D

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BARBARAJ73 1/15/2012 9:47AM

    FAN-TAB-U-LOS!!!! I was hoopin' right along with you (but only in my dreams...) I give you extra props for doing this in your kitchen without breaking anything !

I emoticon your blog!

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DAVIEC76 1/15/2012 5:12AM

    Found this at 5 am Sunday Morning. Great job. What a way to start a Spark week. I sure wish I had that hip movement. Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/15/2012 2:12AM

    Wonderful! I canīt wait to be able to make something like that...

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MISSY455 1/15/2012 2:11AM

    Oh my goodness! I was laughing so hard, your best yet!
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REEBADABEEBOOS 1/15/2012 1:35AM

    You are looking so GOOD in those jeans!!! And I love that move you do where you alternate pumping your arms downward. (Does that make sense!?)

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BUFFALOKAY 1/15/2012 12:36AM

    Happy Hooping!
Great job!
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BUSYMOM911 1/14/2012 11:28PM

    You SOOOO made me smile! I wish I could hoop like you. Maybe I'll give it another try. You sure make it look so fun.
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TRIPLEL1977 1/14/2012 11:15PM

    I've never been able to hoop, but I think I just might add it to my bucket list. emoticon

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SUNCO27 1/14/2012 11:15PM

    At the end of the video, my 2 year old says, "Mama, more? More, mama!" You get an amen for cabin fever from us. And now I need to make my son a hoop cause he's doing your moves with an imaginary one!

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FVH2012 1/14/2012 10:51PM

    WOW! That was GREAT!

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My Emoticon Manifesto

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You know that I love all things Spark. I do whatever I can to spread the Spark and support the site. But alas, there's one thing I can't do. I don't possess the geek powers to create emoticons. And that's too bad, because the magical IT SparkElves can't possibly have enough time or manpower to keep up with the ever-growing need and demand for the all-important emoticons.
Here are some emoticons I would design, if I possessed the necessary SparkGeek powers (and permissions). Keep in mind, my favorite emoticons are the little smiley face dudes, so that's what most of these are. (Ahem, clearing throat and tapping pointer on the giant SparkChart of Emoticons.)

Hula hoop- The fact that we're missing a hoop emoticon is shocking. The dude with the too big pants almost looks like he's hooping. So does the dude with both arms raised in victory. Close, so very close. I appreciate the hoop goodie; we just need the emoticon to go with it.
Ninja- Um, yes. Incredibly useful.
Superhero w/cape- For those of us using our powers for good and not evil.
Disco ball or smiley with sweet 'fro- We need something to represent "bow chicka bow wow" moments. This is important!
Airplane- For SparkPeeps going on fab trips. I keep thinking there is one, but I don't think so. Feel free to correct me, if I'm missing it. I miss some things, with these multi-focus lenses. You should see me bobbing my head up and down during a 3D movie.
Geek (smiley w/horn-rimmed glasses)- I adore all things geek and I don't think I'm the only one.
Viking (smiley w/Viking helmet and possibly braids)- Some will use this to represent the proverbial "fat lady." I choose to think of it as a SparkPeep on a victorious rampage through the gym or grocery store.
Wizard- Yes, I know the sleepy dude is wearing a wizard looking hat, but he's asleep! We need a wizard who's on top of things.
Smiley w/top hat- For the classy emoticon.
Doctor (smiley w/stethoscope)- For the SparkPeep who needs get well wishes.
Carmen Miranda (smiley with fruit hat)- For my Zumba SparkPeeps. Also can be used to encourage others to eat their freggies.
Bigfoot/Sasquatch- I have no idea if this is possible with a smiley face, but I think it would be entertaining to have Bigfoot sightings on SparkPeople.



What kind of emoticon would you design?

PS: I should mention that I'm not complaining and I don't actually expect Spark to make any of these (except maybe a hooper...). They have far bigger fish to fry, er, I mean, steam or broil. I'm just using my imagination. I tend to do that from time to time.
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GRACEGREEN13 2/18/2012 5:56PM

    all excellent suggestions.

any news if the sparkgods have taken notice? : )

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CELLISTA1 1/21/2012 1:50AM

    What I'm missing on Spark is the "irony" emoticon. A smiley rolling its eyes?

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LIBBYFITZ 1/21/2012 1:17AM

    Yes we need new emoticons! Loved your ideas!

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QSULLIVAN 1/18/2012 11:49AM

    I'm all over the geek and ninja... is there such a thing as a geeky ninja? I can't imagine that you won't get your hooper! I mean really, you spark so many with those hoops, how can they not make a happy hooper!

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THEIS58 1/18/2012 9:15AM

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BIRKIE528 1/17/2012 11:22PM

    Loved all your ideas!! & the others mentioned in the comments...(MUPPETB---I would use that one on a daily basis...LOL) emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 1/17/2012 9:25PM

    Love the ideas you've mentioned! Being the nerdy nerd that I am I'd love to see a
dragon emoticon, breathing fire of course, to symbolize all the calories we're burning off! emoticon


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MEDDYPEDDY 1/15/2012 2:18AM

    I think I stayed with spark so long because of the ability to be creative... to make and change my own page, to send goodies and to use emoticons. The playful side of that talks to my attitude... I have been a member on other forums as well but did not last... and the reason I donīt use facebook that much is because I feel it is more about making noise than beeing creative...I love interacting with spark friends but half of the fun is to make my own input not only in words but in coulours and patterns as well...

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WOLFKITTY 1/14/2012 1:31PM

    Hah.
Defiitely need the nerdy one (why did I think we already had one?) -- I mean, what about when I'm trying to be a smarty pants? That would be perfect.

Jocelyn
8-)

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TX_WILDHEART 1/14/2012 11:07AM

    Love all your ideas... YO sparky gawds... are you listening! You blog made me giggle.. and we all need to be able to laugh. Thank you for that! HUGS

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KIMSAGGIO38 1/14/2012 10:13AM

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MISSLISA1973 1/14/2012 10:10AM

    I would certainly love to see some new emoticons of almost any sort. I'm not sure I know how to write anything without an emoticon. emoticon

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RAYNEVALO 1/14/2012 9:25AM

    Definitely a Crossfit emoticon!

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CAMELSAMBA 1/13/2012 10:05PM

    I love your geek smiley guy, and you definitely need a hooper. Do they have an ice skater? That's what we've been doing the past two weeks - lots of ice skating. Now that we finally have snow I might need to go out and do some XC.

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Just checked - they have hockey: emoticon

and downhill skiing: emoticon and snowboarding: emoticon

but i'm not seeing stick-less ice skating or nordic skiing. Alas!

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JULIA1154 1/13/2012 9:05PM

  Loved this - and hope the IT folks are enjoying it, too. Maybe it will ignite their creativity!

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MUPPETB 1/13/2012 6:49PM

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Look.. they do have a snowflake.... I would like to see a chick with frizzy/frazzled hair sticking out in all directions for those days when I am out of my mind emoticon

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 1/13/2012 6:21PM

    We definitely need more emoticons to express ourselves!


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ROXYZMOM 1/13/2012 6:18PM

    You are so funny and what a big imagination -- I am impressed!

Great job!!

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BLUESKY104 1/13/2012 1:45PM

    emoticon ideas and emoticon Smiley Face at the end .

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GETMETO50 1/13/2012 12:31PM

    I agree, they really need some new smilies and emoticons and goodies...I get bored easily!

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DEBLYNN323 1/13/2012 11:34AM

    Great ideas! You are so funny...love you and your blogs!

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HHB4181 1/13/2012 11:06AM

    I'm always up for more emoticons!

such a fun read, thanks!

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MAGIC_HORSES 1/13/2012 9:49AM

    I loved this. If it were up to me, there would be a cowboy hat wearing SP smiley, with a seeded grass stalk clenched between his / her teeth. AND there would be horsies. emoticon

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LEXIE63 1/13/2012 8:00AM

    LOLOLOL
Big Foot! Inspired! LOLOLOL

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TREESA57 1/13/2012 7:09AM

    Funny and great blog

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GRAYGRANNY 1/13/2012 7:09AM

    Hmmmmmmmmmm seems you got some people thinking there girlfriend of some interesting ones...........the hoop one I do like too., and from me to you..........
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SWAZY33 1/13/2012 7:04AM

    Hope the Sparkgods listen and make some new ones!

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1BEACHWALKER 1/13/2012 12:46AM

    Cool-loved this! So many of us have asked, commented and pleaded for updated, new emoticons and even spark goodies!! You have good ideas! I love to use all of them whether we get new ones or not! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 1/12/2012 11:41PM

    LOVE THIS!!! I agree with your list, and would also add a sarcasm emoticon and probably an eye roll emoticon. I'm sure I could think of 100 more if I put my mind to it! LOL

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VISHYT 1/12/2012 10:01PM

    Lol! Crack up! Ok, what about a Loch Ness monster to go with the Big Foot? And a wry smile one- do we have one of those? (Kinda naughty sarcastic smile... hmm. Nope we don't!) Anyway, funny blog. Thanks!

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MEMEME75 1/12/2012 9:57PM

    Well today I was looking for snowflakes, but all I could find was a snowman..not quite what I wanted, but it was what there was.

How about an Elvis emoticon?

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 1/12/2012 9:41PM

    TOTALLY love this list! I've thought the same thing from time to time, wishing there were others but I can't think of any at the moment. Love the way you explain yours. Thanks for sharing! emoticon The mullet makes me smile! Maybe it's the southerner in me! Christine

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HIPPYCAT 1/12/2012 9:31PM

    I think we need a happy dancer.

Of course, it also took me sraey owt to realize that there were PAGES on them there emoticons, so maybe we also need one for a "V8" moment.



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KIPPER15 1/12/2012 9:25PM

    Love it and agree. emoticon

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JAS1990 1/12/2012 8:36PM

    Haha I would LOVE a ninja emoticon :D

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GIANTMICROBE 1/12/2012 7:12PM

    I hope The Powers That Be read this one... hehe. I would design an eye-rolling smiley!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/12/2012 7:09PM

    These sound great! They add new ones now and then.......maybe they will sneak a peek at this blog and look into it! emoticon

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MRSSCHENCK 1/12/2012 7:05PM

    I love this blog. I was thinking the same thing. Often I'm looking for the perfect emoticon to describe what I'm feeling and it's not there! Now that you ask, I can't think of one! But when I need it and it's not there, I'll come back to this blog and post it. emoticon

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MSROZZIE 1/12/2012 6:49PM

    What a great sense of humor and imagination. emoticon I enjoyed your blog post and was smiling while reading it. Thanks for sharing! Spark On. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 1/12/2012 6:25PM

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LINDA! 1/12/2012 6:08PM

    Great ideas!

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LISALGB 1/12/2012 5:47PM

    Awesome ideas!! I love them all!! I think Sparkpeople should use all your ideas!! My son really liked the Bigfoot idea!!
Keep it up - love it!!

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SMILE4MESN 1/12/2012 5:26PM

    Viking (smiley w/Viking helmet and possibly braids)- I would like this one!!!!

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REEBADABEEBOOS 1/12/2012 5:18PM

    Don't forget the roaring dinosaur emoticon! emoticon

And I'm VERY surprised they don't have a hula hoop or airplane emoticon. I had to CHECK. I would have put money on the airplaine, I'd swear I've seen it!

Love the blog! Power to the people! Haha.

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PSALM42 1/12/2012 5:00PM

    I don't know... you and your family are very creative... maybe the next homeschool adventure? Learning how to create emocotions is JUST as useful as math in real life! emoticon

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PETESKI24 1/12/2012 4:34PM

    What a good blog

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/12/2012 4:03PM

    what a good post....

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SPAYYOURCAT 1/12/2012 3:01PM

    I really enjoy the slightly sideways way your mind works! My emoticon would have cat ears and a tail to match.

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JENNSWIMS 1/12/2012 2:45PM

    Oooooh. How about a chubby woman hitting a scale with a sledgehammer?

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Circling a Date and When Two Worlds Collide

Friday, January 06, 2012

If you've read any of my blogs or watched my vlogs, you know I get excited. It's my nature; I'm like a large puppy that way. SparkPeople has made it even worse by amping up my positive meter. Seriously, how many times a day can one woman woohoo? Anyway. I'll refrain from rattling on about how excited I am to be re-learning the ukelele (I'll save that for a vlog) and tell you two big things that have me buzzing right now.


Rock the Uke!

Have you ever seen a cooler ukelele?

My new fav t-shirt.

Today is Day 278 in my exercise streak. Yes, I'm excited about that. I had a couple of touch and go days over the holidays, but it's all good. And trust me, I'm not going to exercise if it's dangerous or anything, okay? The touch and go days were very light, short sessions. I'm being smart. All or Nothing Girl is nowhere to be found. But I realized that I'm knocking on 300's door. I searched through the calendar to see when Day 300 falls. Holy cow, it's close! If all goes well, Day 300 will be January 28th, year of our Lord, 2012. So the question is, what should I do? 300 is a big deal to me. I feel like I have to mark the occasion somehow. I don't want to do another epic hoopathon like Day 200. It took me three days to recover from 200 consecutive minutes of hooping. LOL. So what, what should I do? I want to think of something, so I can, you know, get EXCITED about it. Hee hee. Thoughts? (Remember, no running, jumping or high-impact allowed--doc's orders.)

PREPARE FOR GLORY!

The other buzzy item is the new SparkTeam I started. I'm a SparkEvangelist. I carry my SparkCup everywhere, wear the bracelet, sport the tee, gift the books and talk about it all the time. What I've wished for, though, is for my SparkWorld and In-Person World to occasionally collide, in an organized fashion. I have a few, in-person SparkBuddies and I love that! I think it'd be so fun, though, to have a whole team of people you actually spend time with physically, a team you could go to the park with, stuff like that. So, I started a SparkTeam for members and friends at my church. We don't live close to any family, so our church family really is that for us on a daily basis. It's a fun and eclectic group of people. Who better to hang out with, encourage, etc? We're just getting started. It's going to take a while to get everyone plugged in. Remember how overwhelming the site can be at first? I recorded a screencast this morning, showing people around a little more. Hopefully, that will help. Can't wait to get Sparkin' with these folks!


So, what are you excited about today?

  
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LORIVIOLA 4/9/2014 8:52AM

    today i am excited because today is day #344 of my walking streak (outside in all weather). Only 21 days left to 365!!!

1000 days will be january 26, 2016 emoticon

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SPAYYOURCAT 1/20/2012 4:03PM

    I love the way your mind works! emoticon

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MYOWNHERO 1/19/2012 12:26PM

    Can't stop wanting that tee shirt!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/16/2012 10:00AM

    The Ann Arbor team use to be pretty active. I haven't heard anything from them in a long time. I would love to have real life sparksters to hang out with. I hope your new team is a huge success!

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CJMCCRAY 1/14/2012 11:53AM

    I love your energy and positive outlook. You took initiative and found a way to get a group of people together to work toward a goal. I think that is AWESOME! emoticon

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KIPPER15 1/14/2012 8:10AM

    Love the uke. I have a mountain dulcimer and am going to start lessons soon. We could form a crazy band. emoticon

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/12/2012 12:47PM

    Love this. I have had the same desire to have flesh-and-blood, present people, part of my spark world.

My daughter's all time favorite movie is Wizard of Oz. We watched that movie every day from the time she was three for easily a streak of 300 days. The first time through, she found it a little scary. Then she was fascinated. When we came vacationing and left it at home, we had to go get a copy for grandma or she could not (would not) sleep! That was over 20 years ago, and she would love the shirt.

Now I've seen everything. I had no idea on this earth that there was such a thing as an electric ukelele.

Keep Sparking, and keep blogging.

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FITFABJENN 1/11/2012 8:10PM

    Congrats on your upcoming milestone. Maybe you could send 300 Spark goodies!

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ALIENANGEL 1/11/2012 10:22AM

    honestly the first idea that came to mind for me was a walking meditation of 300 steps. it would be sort of opposite for you, since you stated you are high energy. A walking meditation is usually walking very slowly. I think that would be pretty cool.

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/11/2012 1:49AM

    An impressing ukulele - with amplifier wow! Celebrating 300.. dom somthing nice for yourself or something fun with your family... a hoopin halleluja at church is an option, you will have to be creative on that one. I believe you are a person that has different views on what is real fun so it is up to you to create that vision...as the date is up in two weeks you need to make it simple...

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JENNSWIMS 1/10/2012 11:54AM

    I can't wait to get home so I can watch the most recent installment of the guinea pig chronicles! I'm so happy to be back on spark and catching up on your blogs!

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KIN59VARA 1/10/2012 2:49AM

    300 here you come! I love your idea for your team. Prior to reading your blog I had seen on your page that you were the leader of a team and I said " Count me in" Realize that this won't work but love your idea for your team.

Can't wait to hear you play the uke!

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DOLLYHOLLY 1/9/2012 7:14PM

    You're totally AMAZING & emoticon! I LOVE your spark & energy. Can you gimme some? LOL

P.S. That guitar looks heavenly! I only have an acoustic.

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WILDASTER 1/9/2012 10:29AM

    Shelli,

Love the shirt and the Uke! I played one for many years, it was an old one that my brother got for me at an auction. I still have it but have not touched it in a long time!

The shirt made me laugh! My kids are into some zombie game and I know they will laugh too.

Congratulations on your streak, I know you can make 300. Wow I would celebrate for sure! And you have almost 900 friends cheering you on!

Have a great day!

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RAYNEVALO 1/9/2012 9:55AM

    Maybe you could send out 300 positive individual messages to 300 of your spark friends? It's not physical but it may make a difference in someone's day. Just a thought. emoticon

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MISSRHEAMOSS 1/8/2012 11:54PM

    You are truly amazing, I can't even imagine hooping for 200 minutes straight!! On another note that ukulele IS awesome. I just got a Baritone Uke for Christmas and have been having fun playing with it. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/8/2012 7:35PM

    emoticon I can't wait to see what day 300 will be! emoticon on your new team! emoticon

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JLPEASE 1/7/2012 9:51PM

    Great blog. Your enthusiasm is contagious!
Thanks for commenting on my blog and my Beanie photo. She loves to watch football -- just kidding -- she prefers listening to music on the radio. But she is rooting for the Saints right now.
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CULAINA 1/7/2012 12:27PM

    you are a wonder and an amazing woman. so, that makes you...wonderwoman :D

300 is amazing! how about writing 300 words about how spark has changed your life and send it to the local newspaper/station and get them to do a story on you and your church buddies?

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CAROLYNINJOY1 1/7/2012 11:38AM

    Wow! 300 is upcoming, IMPRESSIVE! emoticon emoticonAND of course a big emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/7/2012 10:44AM

    You are the awesomest (is that a word??) Ok, you are a SPARKGODESS (I KNOW that's a word . . . you own it!) LOLOL

Hmmmm....300 huh. With your church you could maybe collect 300 cans/jars/boxes of food to a pantry? Could you collect 300 healthy recipes to put together a cookbook for the church community?? Could you collect 300 books to donate to the local library, school . . . whomever could use them?

Just some ideas. Hope they help. Good luck and I know you'll do something spectacular!!

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SHERRYJVP 1/7/2012 9:54AM

    you have an awesome New Year ahead. I can just tell. You inspire me so often. Thank you.

How about celebrate your 300th day with icecream? Oh no....TAKE THAT BACK. I didn't mean it. is there a 300 something measurement you could walk or ride a bike? Walk 300 meters while hooping? ok I will keep thinking.

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 1/7/2012 8:05AM

    Hi! I'm excited most to be your SparkFriend! Wow, your blogs just light me up and I can actually feel your "vibes" through the computer!

Great idea on starting the team with your church members....I wish I had even one person on Spark that I knew in real life but then again with some of the stuff I blog about it is probably best I don't!!! emoticon

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/7/2012 5:11AM

    Shelli, you are glory-bound!

Spark on!


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LIFEBECKONS 1/7/2012 2:19AM

    I'm excited because I think I'm going to reach a major SparkGoal this weekend - just in time for my Sparkiversary.

And I'm really impressed that you've been able to form a SparkGroup with your church family. That is SO awesome!

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THE-MORE-GIRL 1/7/2012 12:45AM

    Since I'm sick, I'm mostly excited that it's the weekend, but your glee is infectious! C'mon, 300!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/6/2012 10:26PM

    I LOVE your Sparkgeekgoddessness (you *own* that word, all yours)!

*you're an evangelist streaker
This, this gets me way excited. I love seeing postive energy and you my dear have it oozing from every fiber of your being...which reminds me, YES, I love the shirt! That is a WAY COOL shirt! Did Audrey find that one?

The uke, looks too cool. You need to play the uke for DPF, just sayin'...You know, puttin' that out there...you know kinda like a D*A*R*E...sorta thang...

Super awesome on your church Sparking. Looking forward to meeting them!



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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 1/6/2012 10:18PM

    Congratulations on keeping your streak and for your live Spark group. Hmmm, have to get back to you on an epic event to mark your 300th day. Maybe walking 300 dogs at the same time? Is your church congregation that large to go help some shelters?

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/6/2012 9:52PM

    I know your new team will be a success!!!!!

I am excited about a 20 pound loss over the last 30 days!!!!....now only 230 more pounds to go LOL emoticon

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YIWEN39 1/6/2012 7:31PM

    emoticon Spread the Spark Shell :-) Who better than you? ;-) emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/6/2012 7:11PM

    I just really enjoy reading your blogs. You just have so much enthusiasm and positive energy.
I know you will have a great Spark Team.
As for marking 300 days, I will have to think on that before I can give you suggestions.

Have a great weekend!


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KARIDIAN1 1/6/2012 6:12PM

    You sure have a great outlook and energy to burn. Love you uke. We have one too, but not that style. Very cool on you new group at church. They will all e hooping soon I bet.

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MADKAPKID 1/6/2012 6:07PM

    I love visiting you. I always leave with a big ole smile! You zest for life just bubbles out and spreads.....And, that is an awesome gift to have! Thank you for being you...and have a joy filled weekend, Hugz....Karen emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 1/6/2012 4:45PM

    I'm really happy that San Antonio has a local spark team that gets together - that really helped me when I first started on here last February! It's awesome to have an active group and I'm glad you've started one!

Ukelele - I remember being put in the ukelele club in fourth grade and how at the time I was mortified because I'd never even HEARD of one, and it seemed so uncool. Then later, I grew up, and realize just how frickin' awesome that was, and i wish my 10-year-old self had realized how awesome it was too. :D

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PICKIE98 1/6/2012 4:43PM

    I think your wonder woman shirt will look great under your robes!!!

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ELISOS 1/6/2012 4:42PM

    You are the best, love you and have a great weekend!!

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CROOKEDLETTER 1/6/2012 4:07PM

    Ms. Shelli, you keep sparking! You are a bright spark. You sparkle. And you deserve barrels and barrels of sparking, sparkling, sparkly sparkpoints for spreading the spark to your community!

Your blog post made me smile, so I thank you for that!

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TRULYVISIBLE 1/6/2012 4:05PM

  You are too cool for words. You are now learning the ukulele! How fun are you. The secret to a long happy marriage, never get boring. Your husband must thank his good fortune everyday that you said yes to him and became his wife. That picture of you with it is just adorable! Can't wait for the next vlog, ukulele, light show with hoops,cute kid who happen to be your daughter and fur friends. All I need is butter free popcorn and I am set. You're AWESOME!

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A_NEW_JAN 1/6/2012 3:48PM

    What a beautiful person you are!
Sharing SP with your church family is such a great idea!
I would love to have a SP friend that I could visit with occasionally, but as far as I can tell I'm the only one within 100 miles.

300 days of exercise?! Wow... perhaps you could calculate how long to walk, run, hoop, or... ? to burn 300 calorues.
Whatever you decide, I can't wait to hear about it!

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JOYINKY 1/6/2012 3:47PM

    Wow Shelli! I really admire how you keep everything moving in a positive direction and take everyone you can with you! WooHoo! Can't get too many of those in a day! Love the UKE; brings memories of my Dad; he could play and it was fun! Nothing like your super deluxe one though. No, I've never seen one like that!
Today I was excited because it's 60 degrees out and I chucked my plans for the afternoon and took Sugar for a 3.5 mile trail walk. Just got back and am going to go out in the yard in a minute and give her a much needed grooming in the sunshine.
Yes, 300 is something to celebrate! If it were me, with this mild winter (if it holds for 3 more weeks) I think I'd plant 300 crocus bulbs for many springtimes of rewards when we really need them! Or, I'd spend $300 on something I really wanted but wouldn't ordinarily treat myself to. Of course that would have been easier if I'd paid myself $1 a day along the way. Still, make it a reward; you've already done the marathon!.
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_JODI404 1/6/2012 3:47PM

    The uke is super awesome!!!!!! Cool & beautiful!

You are looking thinner my friend. I don't know what the scale is saying, but you are most certainly losing inches -- Way to Go!!!!!!!

I do hope you have your wooo hooo T-shirt now!?

I think your new Spark Team sounds really cool. It would be a lot of fun to have support & interaction with your friends and family like that. Great idea!

As far as day 300, not sure how to mark the epicness. emoticon I'm sure you'll think of something amazing. So glad you were able to hold on to your streak! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/6/2012 3:06PM

    you go...onward to glory emoticon

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LILMISSRED79 1/6/2012 3:01PM

    OMG.. I *need* that t-shirt! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 1/6/2012 2:56PM

    What fun to have face time with other Sparkers!

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LITTLETEALOVER 1/6/2012 2:54PM

    Yes, that is absolutely the coolest ukelele that I have ever seen.

Congrats on (nearly) getting to 300 consecutive days. That's awesome! For the celebration, I like ALLPROTAMMY's suggestion of the group hoop. It would be a nice combination of the things you are excited about. You could even wear your shirt...and, dare I say it...play a bit of ukelele!

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You are amazing Shelli! So proud of you and look how thin you are!!!
Hugs,
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ALLPROTAMMY 1/6/2012 2:16PM

    You could get ten of your new members and hoop for 30 minutes which would add up to 300 minutes. What ever you do I am sure it will be fun. Love your new uke!!! Blessings sent your way!

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CONRADBURK 1/6/2012 2:10PM

    I am excited about cooking kale for dinner. I have two bags of curly kale that I got on sale. They are good until Jan 12, so I need to cook them. I enjoy the slightly bitter taste that is so different from the sweet and salty tastes that are so common. It is a Brassica that is related to cabbage and broccoli. I love kale!

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Streaking by the Skin of My Teeth and Creeping Up on Wonder Woman

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sometimes streaking reminds me of the book, "How to Eat Fried Worms." Did you read that when you were a kid? These boys make a bet that one of them can't eat 15 worms in 15 days. Some of the boys do everything they can think of to make the kid lose the bet. One day, they take him to the ballpark, stuff him full of junk food, stay out late and have a good time, all in hopes that he'll forget to eat his worm that day. He almost does. That's been me and Christmas break.

It's rare when the four of us are on break together, so when we are, we really take advantage of it. We stay up late, sleep in, hang out with friends, go places, do stuff, avoid anything with "work" at the end and play, play, play. One of the days was cold and rainy, so no hooping outside. We ran around and played with friends. We were having so much fun goofing off, I completely forgot about exercise until the very end of the day. I was in the middle of a goshthishasbeenafunday contented sigh, when two words flashed in my mind--FRIED WORMS! I jumped on the elliptical and burned out a workout. Whew! I know I'm going to break my streak someday. I'm realistic. It can't go on forever. But I don't want to break it for something stupid, like forgetting. If I break it, I want it to be for something legit, like having to go to the hospital.

The next day I go to the hospital... At the risk of TMI, I wake up in the night with some, let's call them, "plumbing issues." Things are not pretty but I manage to get in to see the doc first the in the morning. She tells me, "Do not pass go, do not collect $200, get thee straight to the Emergency Room." Thankfully, they run some tests and find out things are not as bad as the doc feared. They fill me full of prescriptions and send me on my merry way. This, I think, is the right time to break my streak.

I'm surprised by the debate this sparks when I get home. We actually all sit around and discuss whether or not I should break my streak. This has become a Family Thing. I reason that I'm really not feeling that great, I'd like to rest and I'm perfectly happy with 268 being my high score. I examine myself, to see if this is true. I look for All Or Nothing Girl, lurking in the corners. She's nowhere to be found. I'm okay with breaking my streak. This is a legit reason. But Hubs says I should rest and wait until the end of the day to make my decision. He reminds me that I kept my streak going through the stomach bug two weeks ago. I think he's afraid that I'm going to mope around if I break my streak. I don't think I will, but I take his advice. I chug liquids, take meds and sleep all day.

At the end of the day, I'm feeling loads better. I think about the streak. I wonder if I should try ten short minutes on the elliptical. I search for All Or Nothing Girl. I DON'T want to do it for her. If I do it, I want it to be because I feel good enough to do it. She's still nowhere to be found. So, I cautiously step on the elliptical and do a slow and careful ten minutes. And then I stop, content with doing the bare minimum. Shaky Day 269. This morning, I poked my head into Audrey's room to ask her if she wanted oatmeal for breakfast. First words out of her mouth--"Did you do it? Did you break your streak?" She breathed a sigh of relief when I told her no. Somehow or another, I think my streak has turned into our streak...

Today, by the skin of my teeth...


Creeping up on Wonder Woman. DH bought me THE shirt for Christmas. LOL. I can kinda rock it if I'm standing up, but when I sit down, it looks like I have a built-in utility belt. Just wait-- 20 lbs. from now...

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/7/2012 10:18AM

    Winners eat worms.
That's what I'm getting from this blog.

Wonder Woman will be achieved...even she needed to learn to walk and weild weapons.

Keep flexing that Self-Control Muscle. You are stronger and you fall 7 times, but, get up 8.

Success is yours. Hug it.

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HIPPYCAT 1/27/2012 11:40PM

    This blog has made me get up and exercise more than once in the past week. I envision you on that elliptical and I just get up and go.

THANK YOU!!!

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JEWELLE217 1/16/2012 7:29AM

    I love your blogs! They are incredibly motivating. I have finally come to the decision to start my own daily exercise streak beginning today (Thank you for the motivation!). Congratulations on staying on your streak! emoticon

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VILLAMARIA 1/12/2012 9:42AM

    This year, I've made it a point to read something each morning on SparkPeople that I find motivational or inspiring. I believe that this will keep me motivated for the day, because this year, I'm taking it a day at a time. Today you are my inspiration, Thank you.

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HEATHER-IN-SD 1/11/2012 11:02AM

    Oh my goodness - you have a wonderful way with words! GO WONDER WOMAN!!! I found this on the popular diet blog entries and am so glad I read it!

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MBARRETT6 1/7/2012 10:30AM

    I'm a new member - you made me laugh AND inspired me. Thank you for your authenticity! Looking forward to following your blogs.

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PICKIE98 1/5/2012 3:12PM

    Lifting that Pepto bottle and rolling that TP in the rest room is considered strength AND cardio!! I think the next new item in your back yard might be a giant hamster wheel for those days you just cannot stop!!
I bought Dd some WW undies when she was 2,, she would not take them off!! I had to grab them when she was in the bathtub!! Make sure you don't sleep in them all night and wear them under your clothes all day unless you plan on getting that shield out and saving somebody!!!



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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/5/2012 11:46AM

    If I need a smile on my face, all I have to do is search for your blogs! You are amazing, you know that? Truly amazing! And I get back from being out-of-pocket to see that this has already earned another most popular blog award! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/5/2012 9:26AM

    If you didn't understand sparkpeople, if someone heard about your "streaking" they could certain think it meant something else!

Seriously, I hope you're doing better.

Fried worms anyone?

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CHAMILTON50 1/4/2012 8:01PM

    You are amazing! I have missed your blogs. I hope that you are feeling better. Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2012! :)

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/4/2012 3:45PM

    Great post

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KINSBAILE 1/4/2012 10:43AM

    Excellent :) Love the shirt!

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CHANGE4THEBEST 1/3/2012 1:04PM

   

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Good on you for pushing through. Good to see you have the support of your family

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ABBIEJENSEN 1/3/2012 8:37AM

    You are such JOY. Thank you!

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LITTLETEALOVER 1/3/2012 8:27AM

    I love that your whole family is discussing your decision of whether or not to exercise. I seriously teared up when you wrote that it was the first thing your daughter asked you in the morning. What a great family you have!

I have to say, though, that in your place, I totally would have taken a rest day! You have more than earned that T-shirt!

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LEXIE63 1/3/2012 5:45AM

    So glad that all-or-nothing girl is behaving so well. Great to know you recovered enough not to break your streak, which is an awesome one! :-) Great to know also that you are able to break it if you need to. Awesome! :-)

I'm on day 171 of my Land's End to John O'Groats walk, but have a few days in there where I got no exercise at all. But I'm fine with that for the most part. My target is an average of 3.5 miles a day, and I am very, very close to that, so I'm good. :-)

Have a great 2012!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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REEBADABEEBOOS 1/2/2012 4:37PM

    I hope you're feeling better. Congrats on not breaking your streak - you are pure Amazing. Love the picture. Happy new year!

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TARRHONE 1/2/2012 2:12PM

    I loved this blog. Thank you so much for sharing. I have yet been able to find my streak. I have done ok losing the weight so far because I almost always get my food right (I use both sparkpeople and biggest loser for this) but I can't seem to streak and stay consistent enough to build an actual streak. I have a tough time with drinking enough water every day (boring) and getting the excercise in. One day at a time...I guess I just keep trying! emoticon

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/2/2012 1:56AM

    I know this was pretty serious circumstances, but I thought your blog was pretty funny--especially the picture of wonder woman in the end. Facing life with a sense of humor is always the best way to go. Now I am going to have to go get a copy of Fried Worms from the library. I need to do this anyway because I am training to be a children's librarian and I haven't read it yet. Good luck on your streak.

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NAYPOOIE 1/2/2012 1:32AM

    not what flashed through my mind when I read the title

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KCAMILLES 1/1/2012 10:26PM

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MZKYND 1/1/2012 5:06PM

    I remember that book :) congrats on holding on to our streak.

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14HUSKERS 1/1/2012 9:14AM

    What an awesome story! Even through illness you kept going. You are amazing!

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LIBBYLOOO321 1/1/2012 8:10AM

    I forgot all about that book! Great inspiration!

And that shirt is totally awesome!!!

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MAVERICK59 1/1/2012 3:14AM

    Fun to read. Good for you!

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HUGS2015 1/1/2012 1:35AM

    Girl you are AMAZING! Glad that you were able to push on through! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONFLY126 12/31/2011 10:40PM

    YOU ROCK WONDER WOMAN!!!!!

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TXKJMOUNT 12/31/2011 8:41PM

    Great going! Hope you're feeling better and thanks for the inspiration!! emoticon

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MILLE19 12/31/2011 6:00PM

    Loved reading your blog. It is what I needed today.

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WELSTEACH 12/31/2011 4:48PM

    Good goin` to BOTH you and the cheering section!

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PINKCIS 12/31/2011 2:37PM

    I need that inspiration again......Keep it up. emoticon emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 12/31/2011 10:07AM

    Wow!! You are a true inspiration!! You are making a huge impact on your daughter too!! You look magnificient just the way that you are, but I know that you are going to reach your goal soon and you will be able to rock out a swimsuit even when sitting!!!!!!
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SCOUTMOM715 12/31/2011 8:13AM

    Love the shirt!! Very inspiring!! emoticon

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CAFLETER 12/31/2011 7:53AM

    Love this! You're making me want to start my own streak!

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MOVINMOONEY 12/31/2011 7:47AM

  Love the wonder woman picture!

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A_NEW_JAN 12/31/2011 7:43AM

    I'm glad you felt good enough to get it done...and that shirt is simply perfect!
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JGRAY76 12/31/2011 7:19AM

    Great story. Made me laugh and the shirt was the perfect ending. Congratulations emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 12/31/2011 12:53AM

    Excellent! I enjoyed reading your blog!

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ELISOS 12/31/2011 12:19AM

    emoticon i love your T-shirt, and i love your blog. Hugs!!

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REENIE131 12/30/2011 10:35PM

    Great job and great shirt! I can kind of relate. I've been participating in this running challenge where we've been running at least a mile a day every day between Thanksgiving and New Year's day. I had the stomach flu a week or so ago, and I couldn't break my streak for that. It was the longest slowest run of my life, but I did it!

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SUNNYWBL 12/30/2011 9:39PM

    Love the shirt and emoticonfor not breaking the streak!

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GRACEISENUF 12/30/2011 9:38PM

    YOU RAWK that outfit...especially with that attitude going on.

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AIMLESS07 12/30/2011 8:51PM

    Woohoo!!!

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KALISWALKER 12/30/2011 8:40PM

    Glad you kept your streak going!

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MARTHAWILL 12/30/2011 8:19PM

    Great attitude. I love your blogs.

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LED HoopJam New Chipmunk Style!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

We got an LED hoop for Christmas and took it outside to play with it. It's so much FUN! I also wanted a chance to try out my new camcorder, which is all kinds of awesome. I'm a happy, grateful Sparker today.
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Music by Alvin and the Chipmunks (of course)

  
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GRACEGREEN13 2/18/2012 5:30PM

    wow! you are an excellent hooper!

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    That is soooo awesome!!! Love it!!!


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BUSYMOM911 1/14/2012 11:37PM

    That was cool! And it's great that your family is helping by filming you. You can watch them when you are old and exhausted. Thinking - wow - that was me!

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CAMELSAMBA 1/9/2012 7:45PM

    That is some kind of awesome! Does the hooping action generate the power for the lights, or are they always on? Either way - what fun! Imagine a group of 10 to 20 hoopers doing that Hoop Day routine in those things...

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FREDSEVOLUTION 1/5/2012 10:10PM

    C'mon everybody! LOL that is so cool:)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/5/2012 7:42PM

    LOL Looks like so much fun

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JOYSGARDEN 1/5/2012 4:11PM

    What fun! my GD would love it. Makes me want to try and see if I can still do it!

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PICKIE98 1/5/2012 3:06PM

    GRAVY, MAN, GRAAAAVY!!!

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CHAMILTON50 1/4/2012 8:29PM

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CHANGE4THEBEST 1/3/2012 12:56PM

    Love it! Great fun!

Happy New Year!!

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SISU1971 1/3/2012 11:07AM

    Awesome, Shelli!

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LEXIE63 1/3/2012 5:48AM

    LOL. What a blast!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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NEWNANCY09 1/2/2012 11:14AM

    Very cool, I have a weighted hoop, it makes me want to dig it out again and practice with it. You are good.

Thanks for sharing.

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1BEACHWALKER 12/30/2011 7:39PM

    Felt like I was watching one of the laser light shows! How cool is that!!! emoticon The hoop companies should hire you two as their spokespeeps! emoticon

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 12/30/2011 10:34AM

    1. How are you able to wear a T-Shirt outside at this time of the year????? I so want to live where you are....
2. I want that hola hoop!!!! Where'd they get it????
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SUSIEGKORN 12/30/2011 1:31AM

    Perfect gift for your family! Loved this! Very FESTIVE!

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SPAYYOURCAT 12/30/2011 12:54AM

    If SparkPeople ever has a contest for most upbeat, off-the-wall, entertaining member, you will have my vote! Thanks for the smiles!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/29/2011 11:55AM

    Very cool! Awesome Christmas present you got!

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KIN59VARA 12/29/2011 8:57AM

    Excellent! Happy New Year

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DRB13_1 12/29/2011 1:25AM

    reminds me of Team Illuminate from America's Got Talent last season!
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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/28/2011 3:23PM

    How cool!!

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FEISTYOWL 12/28/2011 11:51AM

    That is waaaaaay cool!!

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LUWANTSTOBEFIT 12/28/2011 1:16AM

    loved it.... thanks so much!!!

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123ELAINE456 12/28/2011 1:12AM

  I love the ROCKING Hoop Its the greatest. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Looking forward to more of your Rocking Videos in the future. Good luck with them.

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KIPPER15 12/27/2011 9:10PM

    So cool!! emoticon

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22JAMIE 12/27/2011 7:06PM

    love it!!

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LINEY223 12/27/2011 2:20PM

    THat looks great. I love the LEDs in it. I am amazed that the weight isn't dropping off you in massive amounts as you always put so muuch effort into your video blogs and hula working out.

Have a cool yule and a great 2012.

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CLOEARIEL 12/27/2011 12:53PM

    That looks SO fun!

I ahve been meaning to make myself a hula hoop. I was told that a heavier one would be easier to use...

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 12/27/2011 12:47PM

    Neato cool and emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/27/2011 12:44PM

    That hoop ROCKS!!!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 12/27/2011 12:31PM

    I love your LED hoop! Very awesome!!!

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FYREDRAGYN 12/27/2011 12:04PM

    Awesome. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/27/2011 10:25AM

    AWESOME!!!!! That's all I can say . . . totally AWESOME!!! I want one!!!!

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ROXYZMOM 12/27/2011 10:00AM

    That's too cool! You re really good at that. Makes me want to hulahoop! You should put it on youtube!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/27/2011 9:36AM

    very neat

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LITTLETEALOVER 12/27/2011 9:14AM

    Wow. I am impressed...not only by your hooping skills, but by your video editing, too! Have fun with your new hoop. It looks like a blast!

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JUSTA123 12/27/2011 8:20AM

    Awesome! The grandkids got them also, exercise can be fun!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/27/2011 8:19AM

    Sooo missed that you got a new cam corder, OOPS! Congratulations!!
Bob and I are talking road trip...well, he's talking logistics (blah,blah,blah), I'm talking itinerary...

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ELDORADO_MOM 12/27/2011 7:06AM

    FANTASTIC! I loved it and want a LED hoop for myself :-)

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KMICHA 12/27/2011 6:29AM

    totally Cool!!! emoticon

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CONRADBURK 12/27/2011 6:05AM

    Wow! That is a very impressive visual experience. Thanks for sharing!
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KPETSCHE 12/27/2011 5:57AM

    You are so much fun! Love the video and the Hula Hoop (you are both really good hoopers)
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/27/2011 3:27AM

    VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRY COOL! THANKS for sharing.

HUGS
Pam

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SWEETSOUNDS11 12/27/2011 1:10AM

    Oh shiny object!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/26/2011 11:23PM

    That is really cool! You sure are amazing! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 12/26/2011 9:17PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/26/2011 8:59PM

    That was absolutely awesome! The LED hoop is so cool!
And I love the chipmunks.

All in all, I give it a 10 !!!! Great job.

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SCOUTMOM715 12/26/2011 8:39PM

    Very CoooooooooooooooL!!! emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 12/26/2011 8:20PM

    Have there been any UFO sightings in your area? That is what I kept thinking of as I watched it. Loved the effect of hooping in the dark to the music.

Great video!


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