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Spark Trivia Cheats

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I've already mentioned that the Spark Wheel is crediting me with more points than I've actually earned, but I've also been having problems with the Trivia cheating. Today for example, I answer the first question and correctly answer. Okay, second question I get wrong. Fine, moving on the third question. Oh! Where did question 3 go? Trivia has eliminated the correct answer and put up another question 2. I answer and move on, or so I think. Did it again. I keep getting answers eliminated. Sometimes right answers, sometimes wrong answers. Sometimes I even get my 3 correct answers and go to move on only to have it tell me that I've only answered 2. Drives me nuts.

  
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MAMAROU 2/20/2010 10:58PM

    I've had the same thing happen. And I'm telling you, it is ohhhh so frustrating. I think it's a glitch in the system and I hope they get it fixed.

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MEDDYPEDDY 2/17/2010 12:43AM

    Interesting - this has not happened to me - I do trivia questions but I wonder why because many of the questions is about conditions or food in the US where I just have to guess and there are right answers that I donīt think is correct. Bit I still do it...

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SHEILA1505 1/31/2010 1:16PM

    I don't bother any more with Trivia - not only too time consuming and in South Africa we pay thru the nose for internet connections but they have questions that can have "yes, but" or "yes, in xyz conditions" and mark you wrong whatever you say! So why waste all that time for 3 points!

I think it's rigged! Just like the points Wheel - how many do they use???

I have also deliberately eased off on point scoring in a determined effort to stay off the Leader Boards of my teams for Spark Points! Fitness - now that's another matter entirely for me :))

By the way - thanx so much for commenting on my blog story - glad you enjoyed it. Fun, wasn't it!



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PAMNANGEL 1/30/2010 10:12AM

    I'm not sure how long, but it's happened several times in the last few weeks.

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TESSARIAN 1/30/2010 4:46AM

    ow, I haven't been noticing any problems like that ... has this been going on for a while? how annoying!

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Cats & Stability Balls

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Recently, I bought a stability ball chair. Different, comfortable and, while burst-resistant, not claw-resistent. Oh joy, I go to sit down and discover my chair has a flat. There's a sentence I never thought I would utter. I found an old-fashioned tire repair kit for .65. Didn't know they still made those until this incident. Unfortunately, due to its proximity to a ridge on the ball, the patch couldn't completely seal the leak. I really don't want to pay $30 to buy a new ball for my chair. Another sentence I never thought I would speak. I decide to try one more repair before succumbing to a new ball...I'm not even going to touch that one. I head out to our local WalMart and pick up a bottle of that green goop you put in bicycle inner tubes to seal any accidental punctures. At less than $10, it's worth a try. I squeeze in the whole bottle. No point in skimping on the green goop. I start pumping the ball up and rotating it occaisionally to get the goop distributed. Lo and behold! It worked!! So for all you with stability balls and cats, or other creatures with sharp claws, I highly recommend keeping a bottle of green goop on hand.

  
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CHAINEDFAYE 1/29/2010 2:21AM

    LOL! I finally brought mine over from my parents and was afraid of what would happen with it and Mr Kitty but Shadow's actually kinda terrified of it. Granted I kinda introduced it by kicking it at him (Accident I swear! I kicked it through the door and didn't expect him to be right there.)

Glad to know there's a way to fix it though if he overcomes the fear.

He does like to cuddle whenever I'm down on the floor working and now that I have a map he thinks I put it there so he can watch in comfort.

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MIAJOEB 1/26/2010 9:09PM

    My stability ball is on the rafter's in my garage. Hubby had a run in with it.
I keep asking him to bring it down but.... Oh well

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PAMNANGEL 1/26/2010 4:24AM

    My cats also like to curl up on my back or jump on my stomach. Whichever is available.

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WOOSEL 1/26/2010 3:46AM

    Funny... I have two cats and have to usher them out of the workout room when I use my mat.
They think it's cuddle time and hog up the whole mat, or jump on my back while I am "swimming".

Gotta love em, though... don'tcha?
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xoxoxo
Woosel

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IBLEEDLIPSTICK 1/26/2010 3:13AM

    Thank you for the tip! I have four cats and I am waiting for them to flatten my ball....

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2000 Points! Wow!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I just reached 2000 points for the month of January and we've still got how many days left? I'm absolutely amazed! If I get a few more emails tonight, I could end up with 2010 points in the first month of 2010.

  
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HAPPYJENNI 1/29/2010 9:32AM

    Yeah! That rocks!!

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/24/2010 9:23AM

    You should be proud of yourself! Congrats!

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AMETHYSTD 1/24/2010 2:03AM

    Congrats! That's cool.

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SUPERGEEKMOM 1/24/2010 1:49AM

    Way to go! Love the rat :)

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I have new zills!

Friday, January 22, 2010

What are zills you ask? For all the non-bellydance Sparkers, zills, zils or finger cymbals are little percussion intruments played in bellydancing and similar performances. I had a set a while back, but I've misplaced them. I know they're here, just can't recall where I put them. I decided if I'm going to get serious about bellydance I should start practicing the zills again too and I'd better get myself another set or two. Always good to have back ups.
I found several sets on Ebay I liked including a beautiful handcast set made in a little shop in Damascas. They're larger than average, 3", gold-plated and have a an incredible clear tone. I'm so tickled. I also just won an unplated set in a smaller size, but I think my beautiful Damascas zills are going to be my favorites.

  
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TURQUOISELOTUS 1/22/2010 4:59PM

    Ooooohh, they sound just beautiful! Zills are inspiring and fun, and I am sure they will get you hankering for hip lifts and drops, and .... they are inspiring me! Can't wait till this ankle heals and I can get them out, and back to practice again.

What lovely news, and congrats!

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MIZ_HUNIE75 1/22/2010 10:39AM

    I want new clear beautiful sounding zills too. Right now I just have a beginner pair. Then again my instructor has switched to a dance aerobics class. Not nearly as much fun in my opinion.

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NIBLITZ 1/22/2010 2:57AM

  Hey, thanks for the welcome. When I saw on your blog that you bought new zills I was like . . .click! Must read! Must talk to this person! I used to have a pair, but they were cheap beginner's practice kind. I need to re-sew the elastic if I ever find them (I've misplaced a lot of things too, hehe).

Anyway, good luck with your bellydancing!

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I have new zills!

Friday, January 22, 2010

What are zills you ask? For all the non-bellydance Sparkers, zills, zils or finger cymbals are little percussion intruments played in bellydancing and similar performances. I had a set a while back, but I've misplaced them. I know they're here, just can't recall where I put them. I decided if I'm going to get serious about bellydance I should start practicing the zills again too and I'd better get myself another set or two. Always good to have back ups.
I found several sets on Ebay I liked including a beautiful handcast set made in a little shop in Damascas. They're larger than average, 3", gold-plated and have a an incredible clear tone. I'm so tickled. I also just won an unplated set in a smaller size, but I think my beautiful Damascas zills are going to be my favorites.

  


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