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Dianese spoken here!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

for those interested, Diane is The Motivational Leader of the Spirited Underdogs and can be found here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge.asp?id=DIANEDOESSMILES

She's quite a character and you will see Dianese if you read any of her blogs!
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She's also an incredible lady, who smiles in the face of her disabilities - truly an angel walking among us.
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CHERIRIDDELL 1/20/2012 11:54PM

    Diane is awesome!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/20/2012 4:05AM

    Thanks for sharing Linda.

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/19/2012 10:05PM

    So true! Diane is awesome and I can read it, but I can't speak it!! LOL!

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GRANDMACOO 1/19/2012 9:19PM

    I am constantly inspired by Diane! She makes me get up and move when I don't want to....

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MARTY19 1/19/2012 7:02PM

    She leads by example in every way.

Marty

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MNABOY 1/19/2012 6:54PM

    We can't hide from her!

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DUXGRL1 1/19/2012 6:13PM

    I will have to check her out!

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WENDYSPARKS 1/19/2012 3:00PM

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SALSIFY 1/19/2012 2:36PM

    Diane's a very funny lady. She does make me laugh out loud, regularly.



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MARTHASPARKS 1/19/2012 1:36PM

    Diane is a hero...mine!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/19/2012 12:59PM

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ESILBO 1/19/2012 12:32PM

    YES, SHE IS...AND MORE...
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 1/19/2012 12:28PM

    I agree... Diane's spirit is an inspiration to me!
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Julee

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RUFFIT 1/19/2012 12:22PM

    emoticonLove love love it!!! Moni

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blog 5 of 7 and nothing to say :(

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Here is blog 5 of 7 and this morning I was at a loss for words so instead of blogging first, I read first.

I decided to do the blog challenge first thing in the morning all week to give it my full attention before my internet starts to crawl.

I read a question in a blog that had me "grinning like a fool" and decided that is my blog today. The question? Can you understand Diane's sparkmails, lol.

I never realized Diane was "typing with an accent" and that is hilarious!! I have always known she types from the heart - everything she says is from the heart.

I have always typed (and written) the way I speak - but not with the accents, lol.
You got me, Diane, and I hope you continue doing so for a very long time!!

**edit: for those interested, Diane is a leader of the Spirited Underdogs and can be found here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI
ANEDOESSMILES


She's quite a character and you will see Dianese if you read any of her blogs!

  
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/19/2012 8:48AM

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/19/2012 2:16AM

    It never even occurred to me it was just that is Diane LOL!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/18/2012 8:57PM

    Hehehe...I love Diane's dragon and speak Dianese very well. I thought it was a good question and that some of the new team members might want to know about Dianese!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/18/2012 7:53PM

    I love Dianes blogs with the accent! emoticon

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LORENVER 1/18/2012 7:15PM

    Haha. True! You always know when it is Diane. She uses a DRAGON software to "type" what she says. I think it is awesome that even though she needs help she keeps right on going on.

WOOF!

Loren

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MNABOY 1/18/2012 6:10PM

    Does she type or use a software that tyoes from her speech?

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GRANNYSUE9 1/18/2012 4:56PM

    I love Diane's bogs and she really does type with an accent. We all know that she speaks from the heart and is one of nicest, kindest people I have met (on the net)! I too hope she continues to do it for a long time! Thanks for choosing this idea for your blog Linda! Great one!

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ESILBO 1/18/2012 3:13PM

    I USE TO SAY...I DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT, EVERYONE ELSE DOES...I AM FRENCH...LOL...WITH A VERY THICK ACCENT...LOL

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MARTY19 1/18/2012 2:08PM

    She really does speak from her heart.

Marty

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LESLIECOY 1/18/2012 1:14PM

    as long as it is from the heart it comes through loud and clear don't you think !
and I loved the comment that said a friend told her she "Listened" with an accent!
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AMANDASHRINKING 1/18/2012 11:42AM

    hehe thats cute

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 1/18/2012 11:12AM

    I had never "met" anyone that spelled with an accent before Diane. I love that who she is comes through loud and clear. She is full of fun and life and it is hard to miss that when you read her writing! She keeps up all moving and makes us feel loved even when she is "yelling" at us! Although sometimes it is a challenge to translate Dianese, I think I have gotten the hang of it now! LOL Thank you for a great blog!
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INGMARIE 1/18/2012 10:51AM

    Funny and to me ,quite understandable,
beeing from Sweden,I speak with an accent and the other day
i missunderstood a friend of mine, and her comment was

"Not only do you talk funny, you listen with an accent too????"
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/18/2012 10:42AM

    I've GOT to meet this Diane!

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GRANDMACOO 1/18/2012 10:23AM

    I LOVE Diane's "accent"; it is so HER! She makes me laugh, which we all know is good for us!

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GRAMMAMARY 1/18/2012 10:06AM

    what accent??? Just kidding, being from New England myself it doesn't seem like an accent.
good blog for having nothing to say

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SLENDERELLA61 1/18/2012 9:58AM

    For nothing to say, you certainly wrote an interesting blog. I'm going to be on the lookout for people typing with an accent!! Best luck in finishing your challenge well. -Marsha

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MSLZZY 1/18/2012 9:51AM

    That would be interesting! Where do I go to read them?

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blog 4 of 7 for the team challenge - go dawgs!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In light of the recent "Blog-FB link" I wanted to mention the "I like this" FB link on all articles.

Like others, I was clicking them, trying to get my sparkpoints - until someone commented on my FB page about their disagreement with the article.

I no longer click those links and I don't get the sparkpoints - but at least I am no longer agreeing with articles that might be questionable.

4 blogs down, 3 blogs to go!!

**FYI, even when I clicked the articles, I rarely got the sparkpoints emoticon
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/18/2012 9:39AM

    emoticon I thought the spark point button was different than the like button???

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HELLODANAE 1/17/2012 9:40PM

    the good thing is that at least on the SP blogs we don't have that "like" button emoticon

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DUXGRL1 1/17/2012 7:04PM

    I don't mind the articles that I like showing up on FB, but I sure as heck would not want my blogs to show up there!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/17/2012 6:30PM

    Thank you for the tip! I am finding more and more annoying things about spark lately! I thought i had turned off my share blog button, but its still up there! Think you have to turn your page offline to stop it going on FB etc. Need to find out!

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SALSIFY 1/17/2012 5:38PM

    The more I read about this, the more I'm happy I disabled my Facebook account.

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GRAMMAMARY 1/17/2012 4:01PM

    with everything so easily linked these days you have to be very careful. I know I didn't like my SP status updates being sint to my FB page and didn't even realize they were until a friend made a comment about one of them (nothing bad just something that I thought was staying on SP)


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DESTINYE 1/17/2012 2:52PM

    The worse thing was clicking like on the blogs posted our personal stuff on Facebook! They have removed that like button now (it was new) thank goodness! Lucky the blog on FB was not TOO personal as I have a lot of clients on there!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/17/2012 2:33PM

    Fortunately SP did away with the FBlike button! Made me happy b/c I don't do facebook. Don't want my laundry lists plastered all over. I trust my SP friends & that's it for the internet. Sorry you missed out on some SPark points.

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MSLZZY 1/17/2012 2:24PM

    I clicked just a few and decided I didn't need the points that
badly if I was going to offend someone else. Point taken.

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/17/2012 2:19PM

    I used to click on a few of them when I really did like them, but rarely got the points, either, so just quit with the "liking." Most of the time I didn't like them THAT much anyway. So, when there is a blog that we really do like, and we click on the "I liked this" at the bottom of the page, that's just within SP, isn't it? Just curious. Thanks, Linda! Jeannie

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MARTY19 1/17/2012 1:55PM

    Once I realized they were on FB, I stopped commenting. 3 less points ~sigh~

Marty

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MEADSBAY 1/17/2012 12:30PM

    I decided not to click any of those 'likes to FB' on articles ever again, too.
Oh, well, a few less points for me.

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GRANNYSUE9 1/17/2012 11:55AM

    I agree with you too. There are things I post here that I do not want to show up on FB. As long as we have the choice of sharing or not sharing then I am okay with that. Spark away Linda!

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ESILBO 1/17/2012 11:19AM

    WAY TO GO LINDA, KEEP GOING STRONG
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LISE

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REBECCAMA 1/17/2012 9:40AM

  I think the share/not share thing with Facebook is very tricky. Obviously Spark is trying to get itself known more and more and always looking for free advertising etc...

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TINAJANE76 1/17/2012 8:49AM

    I agree with MIPALADY23. We should all be able to decide for ourselves how much of our personal information and thoughts we want to share with other people. It IS a shame that we'll be losing out on points, though!

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MIPALADY23 1/17/2012 8:11AM

    I didn't mind the link either HOWEVER it should totally be in the power of the user if their blogs can or can't be "shared". Privacy preference must be first, AND they should announce an update of that magnatude along with the fix if the user doesn't want to participate.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/17/2012 8:05AM

    LOVED your use of Emoticons!


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3rd blog from the *blog challenge*

Monday, January 16, 2012

good morning SparkyLand!

I am so glad that yesterday is over - I went on a *bender* and consumed an extra 1500 calories!

*sigh*

it happens. today will be better!! keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed!

3 blogs down, 4 more daily blogs to go!

FYI, I just bring up the team blogs and click and read and comment until I get my 10!
Remember - they do not have to all be from the Challenge Team you're on. All blogs you comment on will count!
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NPA4LOSS 1/17/2012 8:25PM

    Keep up the great work my friend. We all have our off days. emoticon

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MTULLY 1/17/2012 2:45PM

    Dust your self off and keep on going. You can do this!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/17/2012 2:29PM

    We're only human! We just try to not "bender" very often, right? emoticon Keep up the great work!

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APRIL_IN_MN 1/16/2012 11:51PM

    Yesterda was just one day. Today is a new one. :-)

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DUXGRL1 1/16/2012 6:13PM

    1500 cal? It must have been something in the air!(or that hibernation thing!) But today is a brand new day! Hope you had a great one!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/16/2012 3:00PM

    Way to go. I read and comment and read and comment but I am really getting to know my teammates! It's fun!

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GRANNYSUE9 1/16/2012 2:49PM

    I try to mix them up, but usually do from team and from friend feed. I just don't know what I will blog about today. That is the hardest part.

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1BEARWIFE 1/16/2012 12:28PM

    I thought we were supposed to comment on each blog we read?? emoticon

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MARTY19 1/16/2012 11:35AM

    I am reading from all my teams. But I don't have much to say.

Marty

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/16/2012 11:02AM

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MSLZZY 1/16/2012 10:03AM

    Get back to business. You'll burn those 1500 calories
with just your attitiude! So glad your blog challenge
is such a success. Have a great day! HUGS!

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ANNIEONLI 1/16/2012 9:52AM

    GASP!!!! You bad girl!!! 1500 Cals over! You should be ashamed of yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Just joshing ya!...today is a new day...and all that jazz...you know how the song goes.
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I forgot that you were doing the 5% winter challenge...this Starfish is taken you DOWN! emoticon emoticon
Have a great day Linda!!!
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REBECCAMA 1/16/2012 9:48AM

  I appreciate you making the point that the blogs don't all have to be from your challenge team. I am on 6 teams on Spark and I enjoy reading blogs from all of them, and other Spark friends as well. :-)

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/16/2012 9:30AM

    BENDER HUH

: )

Sounds like something that I would do

I know you'll be back on track in the blink of an eye!

Keep up your great work and thanks for being my friend

SPark On

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RUFFIT 1/16/2012 9:19AM

    emoticon for the tip. I also use my friend feed to comment on blogs!! Hugs, Moni

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DESTINYE 1/16/2012 8:56AM

    I try to comment on all my friend's blogs when they post!

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GONEWLIFE 1/16/2012 8:48AM

    Don't beat yourself up.. like you said, it happens... weekends are difficult..good luck this week !

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2nd blog from the 1 week challenge

Sunday, January 15, 2012

if at first you don't succeed - - -

try try try again!

2nd blog done and all 10 read! another 15 points for the team!!

  
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/16/2012 11:05AM

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REBECCAMA 1/16/2012 9:45AM

  I can tell you are going to rock this challenge!

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PATTYSPENCER 1/16/2012 8:52AM

    Today is another day - that 1500 was so yesterday. New day - new start!

And btw - I have no idea what you're doing with blogs but good luck and don't worry - I'm usually clueless so you needed try to explain as you're in the middle of some challenge. lol (oh and it is a Monday)

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MNABOY 1/15/2012 10:16PM

    Trying to follow your lead

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MARTY19 1/15/2012 7:31PM

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/15/2012 7:01PM

    I agree!! jeannie
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FUTUREHOPE49 1/15/2012 6:57PM

    I can see I will have to try this way of doing blogs! Yesterdays went over into today and took over 3 almost 3 hours so I don't get the points till today! So I did another long blog tonight meaning to hit the button on Monday! Woops I hit today and so have 2 blogs and only 5 points! emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 1/15/2012 6:21PM

    Gee! I was always told, if at first you don't succeed, go shopping! Had it wrong all this time.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 1/15/2012 6:10PM

    As Siskel and Ebert used to say

TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!

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ERICAW2012 1/15/2012 6:05PM

    I like your attitude. Good Luck!

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DESTINYE 1/15/2012 6:02PM

    Awesome!

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