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Street Paintings by Tracy Lee Stum

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I found the music accompaning this display annoying so I turned my speakers down and you may want to do the same but the drawings are interesting.


Hope you enjoyed viewing his work.

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LADYRAVEN1963 4/8/2010 9:10AM

    Yeah, we've seen Street Artists in person while living in Germany... they are just so awesome and extremely Talented!

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TIPPY211 4/7/2010 7:08PM

    I am always amazed at the talent of these street painters

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Dinner is Served

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Some lucky cats for sure

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MMICKEYP 4/13/2010 7:27PM

    Whoa! I didn't expect the head banging thing...owie, owie, owie!!! You could just imagine what those lions were thinking...haha.
Take out or delivery? Delivery!!! Yum...lol.

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NWFL59 4/7/2010 6:44PM

    I thought this was a humorous video capturing some of the unpredictable happenings on the savannas.

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Pictures of Living Statues

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The term living statue refers to a mime artist who poses like a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time. It is an art that requires a great deal of patience and physical stamina.

Hope you enjoyed them. Have a terrific week.

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ADRIENNE_W68 4/13/2010 7:46PM

    Wow so cool....thanks!

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MMICKEYP 4/13/2010 7:22PM

    FREEZE!!!!! Hey, did you ever play "Statue" as a kid. One person would swing you around in a circle and you had to freeze in whatever position you ended up in when you landed on the ground...lol. Good times!

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102633 4/6/2010 7:21AM

    I was just thinking of this art form this past week. I have seen several artisians like these in my travels. It does require a great deal of stamima to perform.

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MITECU 4/6/2010 6:15AM

    Those are very nice pictures. Where were they taken?

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JIMDAB 4/6/2010 4:46AM

    Good stuff! Reminds me of the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, where locals portray famous art pieces.

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MTNHIKER1971 4/6/2010 12:39AM

    very cool

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MTNCLIMBER88 4/6/2010 12:24AM

    What great pictures! I saw some in Disney World about ten years ago - they are so neat! I'm sure it requires a ton of skill...

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JABCLUB 4/6/2010 12:22AM

    Those were really cool!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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SparkPeople Fitness Personality Profiler ... Have you taken it?

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Until reading several blogs (ELYMWX, RAMBLINDAD, TIPPY211) today about the Fitness Profiler by Spark, I didn't even know it was available let alone that it could help me better identify exercises more suited to my personality. Have you taken advantage of this profiler?
According to the SparkPeople Fitness Personality Profiler " If you match your workout program to fit your personality type, you'll be much more likely to stick with it, stay consistent and lose weight. This gives you the freedom to pursue a fitness program that you'll enjoy without worrying about exercises and programs that aren't right for you. You might even find a workout buddy of a similar type on our support message boards."

If not here is the link to take it and see what it has to suggest for you.


For me I scored equally in both what it called The Exercise Goal Getter and also The Independent Thinker with a close third of Adventure Seeker.

Exercise Goal Getter

"You have a great deal of drive and self-confidence, and are very focused when working toward a fitness goal. You tend to push yourself very hard to succeed and are achievement oriented in most things. Your actions are deliberate and often planned out ahead of time. Your biggest competitor is often yourself but you thrive in team sports where there is a clear winner. You tend to take control of what you are doing and like to gain a sense of mastery over it if you can. Indeed, for most Goal Getter types fitness is serious business and not just recreation. With that in mind, it will benefit you greatly to monitor and track your nutrition and exercise progress regularly. Things to watch out for: be careful not to lose interest if you stop making progress and become frustrated. Keep trying and take the time to seek the advice of a fitness trainer or professional. Many Goal Getter types believe too much is never enough. This kind of over training can lead to injury so be sure to give your body plenty of rest and time to recover. Great exercises for you are running, weight training, triathlons, biking, swimming, and hiking."

Independent Thinker

"You trust your intuition and value the time you can spend alone. For you there is also a spiritual side to fitness that helps you connect with your mind and body. For the Independent Thinker type, exercise is a great way to reflect and learn more about yourself. For you, exercise is important to help you grow as a person and each new physical experience is meaningful. Many people of this type use meditation and breathing exercises to help them relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from the day’s stresses. You can be a loner, but the bigger factor is the independent streak in you that makes you different. You value efficiency and how this gives you more time to do the things you enjoy. Also important is the balance you bring to most things in life - this holds true for your fitness routine as well. The thing to watch out for is making sure you sufficiently challenge yourself in areas like strength training and anaerobic capacity. Great exercises for you are likely to be Yoga, Tai Chi, using a treadmill, walking, breathing techniques, rowing, swimming and muscle toning."

Adventure Seeker

"Your favorite thing about exercise is that it gives you a way to take some risks and challenge yourself. You are often looking for the next big thing in fitness but many activities look good to you. You like to try most things at least once. Also important for you is that outdoor adventure and exercise have great appeal. There is also a good chance you covet the latest in fitness gadgets and equipment, and have more than one magazine subscription in your area of interest. Outdoor and electronic gear, especially the newer and more different, seems to capture your attention. You also tend to be more of a thrill seeker and pursue the rush of adrenaline that comes with pushing yourself to the limit. Things to watch out for are flipping around and doing too much without proper training or conditioning. Also be careful that you do not become too inactive between activities when looking for the next thing to pick up. Consistency is very important for getting real results! Exercises that interest you are probably downhill skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, gymnastics, intensive martial arts programs and the more hardcore “boot camp” type of exercise programs."

It seems to got me mostly right as I do enjoy weight training and have my own home gym full of free weights and dumbbells that I used regularly, I like to go biking and also use my recumbent bike, go hiking in the nearby state parks, practice Tai Chi daily, do a little Yoga and breathing exercises and enjoy using resistance bands as well as bowling and tennis (singles mainly). Not too much into adventure anymore but in my younger fitter days, I was definitely up for it and traveled the world to exotic locales to try different and things new to me.
Hope you had a most enjoyable Easter Sunday and find the profiler interesting and helpful.

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MMICKEYP 4/13/2010 7:19PM

    That was really neat. I'm the IT = Independent Thinker
..gave me some insight into an area that I need to work on...thanks!

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JJPJ4242 4/5/2010 10:53PM

    Cool I'll have to check that out! Thanks bunches!! emoticon

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TIPPY211 4/5/2010 3:29PM

    Glad you took it. I think it had me pretty well pegged

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NANNER2121 4/5/2010 12:04PM

    Interesting. I scored equally as go getter and adventure seeker. I would agree with the results.

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SIGLED 4/4/2010 9:26PM

    That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing that sight. I checked it out! emoticon

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LADYRAVEN1963 4/4/2010 7:40PM

    I'm an IT on this...

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POOHBEAR0903 4/4/2010 7:23PM

    Thank you for the link. I didn't know about this but I am going to do it now and see what it says about me.

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Talking Centipede ... A Joke

Saturday, April 03, 2010

A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet.

So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy
an unusual pet.

After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede,
(100-legged bug), which came in a little white box to use for his house.

He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box, and decided
he would start off by taking his new pet to church with him..

So he asked the centipede in the box,"Would you like to go to church
with me today? We will have a good time."

But there was no answer from his new pet..

This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked
again, "How about going to church with me and receive blessings?"
But again, there was no answer from his new friend and pet.
So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation.

The guy decided to invite the centipede one last time.

This time he put his face up against the centipede's house and
shouted, "Hey, in there! Would you like to go to church with me and
learn about God?"


This time, a little voice came out of the box,

"I heard you the first time!
I'm putting on my shoes!"

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MMICKEYP 4/13/2010 7:14PM


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KIRSTN617 4/4/2010 11:17AM

    very cute!

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TIPPY211 4/3/2010 6:54PM

    emoticonI like that

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CROOOOOOW 4/3/2010 4:22PM

    Good one! emoticon

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