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We need to learn to cook again America!

Monday, November 07, 2011

MIZZSB, Sabrina, found and sparkmailed this to me today - it is profound.

"Morning team!

I found this link this morning, its Jamie Oliver speaking at TED about the importance of food for our children. I was really touched by it... "


www.youtube.com/watch?v=go_QO
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We do need to be educated about foods and cooking. Take a few minutes to watch - it's long, 20 minutes long, but so worth it. And very scary too.

**thank you - I fixed the link! I don't know what I did wrong but I think it was missing the http://

**maybe I am lucky to be "income challenged" since it means I cannot afford to eat out, fast food or slow food - both are out of my budget.
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ERIN1957 11/13/2011 1:04PM

    We need to choose right for our children as well. I hear and read many times where people talk about snacks and being around them,that their family is eating in front of them, or that they are upset because they can not have the same foods as their kids or hubby have. WHAT? Love your family enough to feed them healthy at least 80% of the time. They will adjust and learn also from your example. It has been a hard road, but it is changing here. Thanks Linda for a great share!

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RORYLYONS 11/11/2011 4:20PM

    Thank you for posting this...In the county where I am chocolate milk was banned. One baby step in the right direction... emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 11/9/2011 11:28PM

    I am soo GLAD at my Grands school they offer salads and my GD WILL GRAB one they ALSO offer veggie burgers and IF she's that hungry she'll grab that,, its very rare she'll grab any junk,, same about w;GS though IF he HIS WAY and NOT what Momma says LOLOLOLOL !!!!

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MIZZSB 11/8/2011 2:50PM

    Hey Linda!!

Good that you have posted this in one of your blogs!
And The Netherlands is going the same way... its horrible!!

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TULIPAN2 11/8/2011 4:20AM

    I also saw his TW show, when he was touring and trying to teach healthy cooking in US schools and kindergartens. I couldn't believe what children are eating. My mum is a chief cook in kindergarten and 80% of everything she uses is at fresh and organic. Although fast and unhealthy food is present in every corner, thankfully in schools and kindergartens there are still some quality norms.

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MSLZZY 11/7/2011 11:29PM

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MNABOY 11/7/2011 10:57PM

    Think my grands are okay. We were at their school last week and it was not as bad as the cafeteria when their parents were in school. But he does make a strong point!

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KIKI0531 11/7/2011 10:24PM

    Great suggestion ... thoroughly enjoyed ! Love Jamie's love for food and how he gets so excited about it.

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SUSIEPH1 11/7/2011 10:01PM

    Yep Linda!
All very true!!
Unfortunately Australia is heading down the same path with fast foods and it is killing us too.
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BEYOURBEST1 11/7/2011 9:02PM

    Great blog, and great link. He is right in what he says.
I have always loved to cook and eat, of course... Now the emphasis had changed, and what is important is turning out a delicious and healthy meal. I agree with you that hearing about so many people who can't cook is an eye opener. They can always learn, as long as they have the motivation to do it.
I voted for your blog.
Take care and happy and healthy cooking,
Joyce.

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ACURVYLADY 11/7/2011 8:57PM

    There's a lot of things we need to learn again in America and yes cooking is one of them : 0

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LINDABENEDICT 11/7/2011 8:51PM

    I have seen some of his work with school systems....he is AMAZING. And yes, we do need to get cooking ! Thanks for posting !

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/7/2011 8:37PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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TERRYT55 11/7/2011 7:48PM

    Excellent......Thank you!

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MARTY19 11/7/2011 5:36PM

    He had a TV show. His goal was to education the school systems. He got a lot of flake and some districts refused him entry. I know this year, in my school system the entries offered students are healthier with more options. Not perfect but getting better.

Love
Marty

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SWEETSUGAR7 11/7/2011 5:26PM

    Thanks for sharing this with everyone

Healthy needs to come back into our lives

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AMANDASHRINKING 11/7/2011 4:09PM

    and your so right we have to learn to cook AGAIN

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NEW-CAZ 11/7/2011 3:54PM

    great video Linda thanks

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MAWDOT35 11/7/2011 3:25PM

    I listened to all of the video and I agree, something needs to be done in the schools and homes to teach everyone how to cook and eat. I think most of the junk food eating is because we are lazy, and it's so easy to get fast food!! Just saying...

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MEADSBAY 11/7/2011 3:22PM

    Wow!
That was very moving.
We most definitely have a crisis on our hands.
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/7/2011 2:49PM

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 11/7/2011 2:14PM

    emoticon Linda! I like him too! My 13 yo DD thinks he is HOT! emoticon



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NEW-CAZ 11/7/2011 1:06PM

    Can't view it Linda but I am a huge fan of Jamie and his worthwhile campaigns in the UK and the States encouraging healthy eating

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BEYOURBEST1 11/7/2011 12:47PM

    I can't open it. It gives me a message about a wrong url.
I like Jamie Oliver's philosophy. He encourages healthier eating and cooking.
Have a great week.

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DESTINYE 11/7/2011 12:46PM

    He is a great guy!

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I am unable to do everything like before :(

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I started with a new Internet Provider at the end of October and have experienced some good and some bad. The surfing is intermittent at this time so I am limited in what I can get done daily.

Going back to Satellite is not an option because doing so would cost me another $500 since they made me return the equipment. They really don't think ahead or they would have the customers hang onto the equipment for a couple of months "just in case".

I just wanted to explain why I might not seem to be as supportive as in the past - it is difficult when I can have an entire day with no connection. Just logging everything daily is a chore these days.

I am still here and willing to help all I can.

Love y'all,
Linda

**playing "mail catchup" gets old, lol.

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/7/2011 8:51AM

    Oh, boy, do I ever understand! Never fear, your friends are always here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARON6612 11/7/2011 12:10AM

    Sorry about your tech troubles. Deep breaths - it will all work out. I've fallen off the Spark Wagon again and thought I'd go ahead and climb back on. You continue to be an inspiration and I wish you well. Sharon

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/6/2011 10:53PM

    How frustrating for you. good to see you when you can.

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MAWDOT35 11/6/2011 10:05PM

    Linda, I'm so sorry you are having so much trouble. Can you get DSL through you phone co. there? We got DSL as soon as it was available here and we can stay online 24/7. I hope you find a good solution soon.
Dorothy

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MEADSBAY 11/6/2011 8:44PM

    I hate when I'm traveling or somehow busy and fall behind on my sparking.
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 8:39PM

    Hope your Internet issues resolve ASAP!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2011 7:07PM

    Ah, technology! Sorry for the frustration but I will be patient. Do the best you can. HUGS!

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GRAYGRANNY 11/6/2011 6:46PM

    Girlfriend I can remember you being so active that it made my head spin to try to keep up with what you were doing so don't apologize for something that you have no control on now!! I hope things get ironed out soon.....but yes, keep complain g about the service if you are not satisfied. I don't know how it works for ISP's but with my sister's cell phone she kept complaining about calls being dropped and she was able to go with another provider because her service was not satisfactory.........wishing you luck there girl!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/6/2011 6:28PM

    Internet glitches are so frustrating . . . and internet has become something that all of us rely upon in so many aspects of our lives.

No one would ever consider you to be less than super supportive!! Not to worry.

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ASILLA 11/6/2011 6:26PM

    Thank-you for keeping us updated and for all that you do :D

ps,luv your cute page change!

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MARTY19 11/6/2011 5:08PM

    I have a bundle package (phone, tv, and internet) and while expensive, it does keep me connected. At least until the power dies. LOL! Hang in there. You'll find something reliable.

Love,
Marty


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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2011 4:18PM

    Love you too Linda!!
hope you can get it all sorted out!!
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MNABOY 11/6/2011 4:14PM

    If it isn't the service it seems to be the equipment!
Do what you can and vent.

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QUILTINGB52 11/6/2011 3:37PM

    Sorry to hear you are having trubs with your ISP ~ just keep complaining, until they provide you with what they promised!

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NEW-CAZ 11/6/2011 3:30PM

    So frustrating, sorry Linda. I hope it's soon resolved emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 11/6/2011 3:19PM

    Dear Ray

I am going through the same thing they prommise so much but when it gets right down to it you pay so much and get so little it is amazing that there are no regulations they have to follow it drives me crazy too..


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GERMANIRISHGIRL 11/6/2011 1:32PM

    I am sorry. I know it can be very frustrating.

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LINDAJ0621 11/6/2011 1:03PM

    Sorry to hear that. These companies charge high prices & do not provide good service. Hope you find a solution. I had to switch companies, but I am paying a whole lot more than I would like.

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TUDI4480 11/6/2011 12:41PM

    Whoa. Now this is a bummer. Geez. I hope your ISP comes through for you. Just for the heck of it, why not call the satellite company and see if they'd be willing to reinstall to have your business again. Also, be sure to read the fine print on your new contract to see if they have horrible monetary gotchas if you leave before the contract is up.

I hope it's all better soon.

See you on the Walk to Rivendell when you can...

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BAKERBARBARA 11/6/2011 12:37PM

    I love your turkey background!! Good luck with your internet! We have Verizon and there are no towers nearby...our cell phones work great, but the internet comes and goes. That's the price we pay to live out in the country, though!!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/6/2011 12:30PM

    what a bummer....I know how frustrating it can be.....and we understand ..will send up prayers that your internet connection will be solved in a positive way...for you.... emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 11/6/2011 12:03PM

    My problem is my computer and my laptop - they both have issues I don't know how to fix, although I keep trying. They both belong to the company, and we have no IT person - so would have to pay out of pocket and PRAY to be reimbursed "someday". SO not an option!!!!! But I sure understand what you're going through. Hang in there! Today I'm on a hotel business center computer. So refreshing! It works!!!!

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SAMI199 11/6/2011 11:25AM

    Total Bummer-hang in there...

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PURPLENUT 11/6/2011 11:22AM

    Hello to you, as well! Hope you have a great day, also emoticon

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GRANDMACOO 11/6/2011 11:09AM

    We live in a rural area and sometimes struggle with internet connections, so I understand about connectivity problems. We thought about using our Satellite for connecting, but, besides from the cost, that goes out during monsoon season or when it's windy. Certainly not a great option for us.

Hope you are able to get better service soon.

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MILLIE5522 11/6/2011 10:59AM

    I'm glad you are still with us! emoticon

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AMANDASHRINKING 11/6/2011 10:59AM

    Stupid internet companies we had the same problem they don't think about anything honestly but we understand and well be here love ya too

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DESTINYE 11/6/2011 10:55AM

    Hope you get it figured out!

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Underwater bowling? AARGH!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

This will drive you nuts

THIS IS FUN AND ADDICTIVE , AND COULD MAKE YOU LATE FOR WORK. LET US KNOW IF YOU GET A PERFECT GAME ..

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**So far I only got one strike!

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/4/2011 11:32PM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/1/2011 10:07PM

    Oh, you made me LAUGH!!! emoticon

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KIKI0531 10/31/2011 1:07PM

    There should be a warning on this - like tobacco products ... lol. Hope you have a great Halloween !! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/31/2011 12:01AM

    emoticonHappy Halloween.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/30/2011 8:37PM

    emoticon emoticon You're right.. fun!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/30/2011 9:25AM

    Scored 109. Oh, well! It was fun. Tahnks.

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TUDI4480 10/29/2011 11:48PM

    Addictive is an understatement...What fun!! Thanks for sharing.

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GRAMMAMARY 10/29/2011 7:54PM

    I got a 214. This is too dangerous. I would want to play until I got a perfect score.

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AJDOVER1 10/29/2011 2:26PM

    One game, 126 points. I'm gonna quit now!

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MSLZZY 10/29/2011 7:06AM

    Fun!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 10/28/2011 9:49PM

    Definitely addicting! LOL
Thank you.
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SUSIEPH1 10/28/2011 7:05PM

    Thanks Linda!!
Lots of fun!!
hugs Susie
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MARYANNGI 10/28/2011 4:09PM

    You are a emoticon That could be a very easy game to get hooked on! LOL

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1BEARWIFE 10/28/2011 2:44PM

    I think you might have too much time on your hands. emoticon

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MARTY19 10/28/2011 1:59PM

    Only got a 94

Marty

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LAURELSPARK 10/28/2011 12:48PM

    What fun!

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MEADSBAY 10/28/2011 12:16PM

    Good one- I scored 100- my DD will love this!
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GRANNYSUE9 10/28/2011 12:09PM

    That is fun and frustrating! I knocked them all down a few times, but I think I am cross-eyed from watching that nut go back and forth so quickly!

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MZMELISSA2007 10/28/2011 11:02AM

    Yea its fun lol. I could probably get addicted. I got a 156.. idk if that is good or bad though!

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GRANDMA1951 10/28/2011 9:46AM

    Oh dear, Guess I'm not much of a bowler.

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NEW-CAZ 10/28/2011 8:06AM

    emoticon a lot of fun!

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BIGDOG18 10/28/2011 7:59AM

  Cute

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NANCYBOAT 10/28/2011 7:58AM

    Oh so fun....must stop... :-)

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MOMMASHUTT 10/28/2011 7:54AM

    Oh, that was too much fun. I will share that with my son.

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another email utube sent to me - are you there?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Are You There?

A 15 year old girl made this.

This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together, is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is.

Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!!
www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autopl
ay=1


**edit: this was sent to me by our very own Tony: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON
EREALLYBIGDOG

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 10/27/2011 8:34AM

    That was very good makes me miss my kids even more for one is in Kuwait and the other is in TN full time Army so very proud of my kids love and miss them both very much
Thanks for sharing
God Bless our Troops
Vicki

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 10/27/2011 8:33AM

    Oh I loved this....I'm passing it along.


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RUFFIT 10/27/2011 8:15AM

    I watched this before. I just watched again. What talent she has!! emoticon

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TRULYVISIBLE 10/26/2011 7:29PM

  A 15 year old with a lot of wisdom. Even if you don't support the war, you have to support the men and woman who bravely volunteered. Thanks for sharing.

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LAURAANN821 10/26/2011 7:11PM

    Sobbed like a baby.... it's so true, though, we need to never take those that serve for granted! emoticon

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100STEPSUP 10/26/2011 5:06PM

    What a powerful video. Made me cry and think.

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    beautiful and touching emoticon

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 10/26/2011 3:37PM

    : )

Thanks for sharing and getting the word out!

Gotta stand behind our service men and women!!

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QUILTINGB52 10/26/2011 3:01PM

    Awesome!! My screen immediately got all blurry... Thanks!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/26/2011 2:46PM

    Thanks for sharing Linda!

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MARTY19 10/26/2011 2:09PM

    Thanks for sharing!

Hugs
Marty

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SUSIEPH1 10/26/2011 1:54PM

    WOW!! Just awsome !
Thanks for sharing Linda!
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Store front in Berlin - link to Utube - really incredible to watch!

Monday, October 24, 2011

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XVTga6
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it was actually quite long too! I wish I was there to see it in person!!

**I agree - in person this must be awesome! It reminds me of a show I saw in Disney World!

  
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MILLIE5522 11/6/2011 11:06AM

    That was fantastic! Thank you emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 10/25/2011 10:54PM

    WOW !! I wish I had been one of those peeps in the audience,,,for that was SUPER COOLIO !! AMAZING is NOT THE WORD FOR THIS !! WOW the whales,, the eye,, the otopus !! THE WHOLE THING !! HOW NEAT was that, though soo long,,,, it was like HUH?

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MNABOY 10/25/2011 9:46PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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MSLZZY 10/25/2011 8:48PM

    Awesome!

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    amazing!!! emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 10/24/2011 10:15PM

    WOW! amazing stuff! really enjoyed it. thanks!

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LAURELSPARK 10/24/2011 8:48PM

    Wow, thst must have been amazing in person!

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MARTY19 10/24/2011 7:46PM

    It loses something in the video. It would have been incredible to actually see it.

Marty

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JENNIFER_67 10/24/2011 6:14PM

    That's fantastic!!

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MIRAGE727 10/24/2011 4:44PM

    Now THAT's promotion!
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RRP546 10/24/2011 4:37PM

  incredible

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