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Miscellaneous pondering

Monday, March 29, 2010

Here are random things floating around in my mind today:

1) I think my abs might finally be getting better... i've been using the Wii Active more routines for the last week.... maybe it is working???

2) When we were in Kansas City, we went to the movies... The seats reclined & rocked & vibrated & were actually COMFORTABLE. Is this normal? I live in a small town, so I've never been to a movie theater like this before.

3) How do you prevent shin splints? My shins start hurting after about the 1st 10 minutes of walking lately.

4) Should I dye my hair a darker shade of brown?

5) Are York Peppermint patties good for you? They are so yummy & fresh!

6) I didn't enter my food on Sunday, but I ate pretty well (except the Cheetos). I'm still proud of myself for entering all of Saturday's food (even though it wasn't the healthiest!! LOL)

7) If you buy Metromint water, buy the Chocolate flavor.... it is the yummiest. Matt tried my orange one & said that it tasted like someone had spit their toothpaste into it.

It is amazing I can get anything done with all of the junk running through my mind!!

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AWOLF24 3/29/2010 10:36PM

    1) YEA!!!!!!!

2) Ours usually recline and/or rock but VIBRATE??

3) Don't know...but they sure hurt!

4) Try it! I'm all about hair color experimentation. Haven't seen a whole head of my natural color since college....and EARLY college.

5) Better for you than a lot of other stuff! When I am "on track" YPP are my "splurge" at the grocery check out.


7) I tried orange (ICK ICK ICK) and spearmint (just ok). The chocolate? Really? Well, maybe, if you say so. I always recommend weird stuff so I should only put the same trust in you, right?

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FELIXC 3/29/2010 10:23PM

    Here are my random responses to your random thoughts, Claudia!

1) Woo hoo! emoticon

2) You must have been at a fancy theater! (Were you at the one in the Plaza?) I wouldn't say it's "normal", but probably not uncommon. emoticon

3) Shin splints are often caused by putting too much weight on the front/ball of the foot when you walk/run. You don't want to come down on the heel either when you walk (that would be painful and almost impossible.) Aim for a mid-foot strike when you walk/run, which takes some of the pressure off of the front of the foot, and therefore, the shin. Also, like Kat said, some stretching of the shin muscles after a walk/run is essential. emoticon

4) Sure. Why not? emoticon

5) Yes! Surely something so yummy can't be bad for you! emoticon

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7) I've heard the chocolate is GREAT!

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KITKAT69 3/29/2010 5:14PM

    1). Yay! That's great! It's possible the Wii Active is working.

2). Not sure. Each theatre is laid out different. It's awesome you were comfy in them. I LOVE comfy movie seats

3). Maybe stretching??

4). YES! Why not? If you don't like it you could lighten it up again. Change in hair color is fun!

5). Yes, they are VERY good for you. How can chocolate and mint EVER be wrong? LOL

6). Awesome job!

7). If I ever find that water I will definitely check it out. :)

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Another Fun One. (LONG)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I stole this from Anne emoticon. I am bored at work, so I decided to fill this one out:

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? closed...otherwise it gets cold
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? yes
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? out
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? No
5. Do you like to use post-it notes? sometimes
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? no, I'm too lazy to even cut them out
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Bear... get it over with quicly
8. Do you have freckles? Unfortunately not :(
9. Do you always smile for pictures? no
10. What is your biggest pet peeve? people clipping their fingernails in public (I hate that noise!)
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? sometimes
12. Have you ever peed in the woods? Twice
13. What about pooped in the woods? ummm, no. yuck.
14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? no. i'm a terrible dancer
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?no
16. How many people have you slept with this week? one.
17. What size is your bed? Queen
18. What is your Song of the week? Pants on the Ground
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? is it okay to say no?
20. Do you still watch cartoons? when forced... hubby watches family guy & simpsons
21. Whats your least favorite movie? striptease
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? in the backyard
23. What do you drink with dinner? water or iced tea
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? yuck, i don't like chicken nuggets
25. What is your favorite food? blueberries
26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? 50 1st dates
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you? Macy- on the way out the door this morning
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?yes, my mom was the GS leader too
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? no
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?I don't even remember
31. Can you change the oil on a car? No
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? One (in 1991)
33. Ran out of gas? No
34. Favorite kind of sandwich? anything with guacamole
35 Best thing to eat for breakfast? McGriddle
36. What is your usual bedtime? 10:30pm
37. Are you lazy? yes
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? clown & witch are the only ones I remember off hand
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?Rat
40. How many languages can you speak? 1 1/2 (English & some Spanish)
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? no. Womens Health made me mad
42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs?Lincoln Logs
43. Are you stubborn? No
44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman? Conan!! LOL
45. Ever watch soap operas? every day (Days of our Lives)
46. Afraid of heights? Yes
47. Sing in the car? with the radio on full blast
48. Dance in the shower? No
49. Dance in the car? no
50. Ever used a gun? no
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?2008 (my best friend is a photographer, I should do it more often)
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? no, they are Awesome!!
53. Is Christmas stressful?no
54. Ever eat a pierogi? a what?!?!
55. Favorite type of fruit pie? strawberry rhubarb
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? allergy specialist
57. Do you believe in ghosts? yes
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Yes
59. Take a vitamin daily? I try to remember every day
60. Wear slippers? no
61. Wear a bath robe? yes
62. What do you wear to bed? ummm, nothing
63. First concert? MC Hammer
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target!
65. Nike or Adidas?neither - Asics
66.Cheetos Or Fritos? Fritos (with tomato soup)
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?sunflower seeds
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? no
69. Ever take dance lessons? no
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? hmmmm. my hubby is a teacher
71. Can you curl your tongue?yes
72. Ever won a spelling bee? no
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes (when we picked Macy up at the airport)
74. Own any record albums? no
75. Own a record player? no
76. Regularly burn incense?YUCK!! It makes me sick
77. Ever been in love? Yes (I am now)
78. Who would you like to see in concert?I don't really care
79. What was the last concert you saw? Bon Jovi
80.Hot tea or cold tea? both
81.Tea or coffee? tea
82. Sugar or snickerdoodles?Sugar cookies
83.Can you swim well? Not very
84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? no
85. Are you patient? not really
86. DJ or band, at a wedding? we didn't have either (had a morning wedding & took off)
87.Ever won a contest? no
88. Ever have plastic surgery? No
89. Which are better black or green olives? yuck. i won't eat olives
90.Can you knit or crochet?no
91. Best room for a fireplace? bedroom
92. Do you want to get married? already did
93. If married, how long have you been married? it will be 17 years in May!!
94. Who was your HS crush? I had crushes on LOTS of guys
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? yes
96. Do you have kids? 2. Hailey (11) & Macy (9)
97. Do you want kids? Yes, i wanted kids
98. Whats your favorite color? turquoise
99. Do you miss anyone right now? no
100. Did you watch, Next Great American Band on FOX? huh??? no

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FELIXC 3/22/2010 12:46PM


First concert--MC Hammer!

emoticon Claudia for admitting that! (You should get extra points!)


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AWOLF24 3/18/2010 10:20AM

    It is funny you "stole" this from me!

You sleep in the buff??? emoticon WOOHOO Claudia!

I love guacamole too.....oooooh, yummy. You've never had a pierogi? I'm Polish so they were a requirement for me growing up. ha ha ha

This was fun. Glad you stole it from me. emoticon

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KITKAT69 3/17/2010 5:56PM

    Those were great Claudia! I can't believe you don't love olives!!!!! emoticon


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one word only

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. (This is stolen from many people.)

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?

Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Favorite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?


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    Chinese food....yum!

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AWOLF24 3/15/2010 10:22AM

    I'm totally with you on the chocolate muffins! (had one Saturday emoticon)

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SSDCQUINCY 3/11/2010 12:59PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KELLYSUE19 3/11/2010 11:34AM

  a fun way to get to know sparkfriends better!!


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Since inquiring minds want to know, here is the stupid story of why I am scarecrowiscool:

Before I first got a computer (in 1998), I lived in St. Paul, Mn and my sister, Emily, lived in DeKalb, IL. Mom & Dad lived here in Iowa. So, Emily & I hardly ever saw each other... we rarely came home to visit Mom & Dad on the same weekend. Well, after we DID actually see eachother, we were hugging & she said "I'll miss you most of all, scarecrow." from the WIzard of Oz.... after that, I was scarecrow.

When I was signing up for or something when I got my computer, it asked for a username. I tried scarecrow, it was taken. I tried scarecrow72, scarecrow1972, scare-crow, etc etc... everything was already taken... so i got mad & typed "scarecrowiscool" (scarecrow is cool!)... the computer accepted it!!

So, everytime I sign up on a website, I use scarecrowiscool because I remember it & it is NEVER taken.

(told you it was a stupid story)

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KAYOTIC 3/17/2010 9:43PM

    Great story! I love the Wizard of Oz, and so does my sister!

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    How cute! I always wondered what was behind the name, now I know! emoticon

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FELIXC 3/10/2010 10:24PM

    "The Wizard of Oz" is my FAVORITE movie!

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SSDCQUINCY 3/10/2010 5:09PM

    It wasn't stupid at all!!

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AWOLF24 3/10/2010 1:56PM

    It is a FUN story - not a dumb one. And I was wondering how/why you chose your screen name so thank you! So much more original than mine (first initial, last name, fave number.....BORING).

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KITKAT69 3/10/2010 1:48PM

    I didn't think it was stupid at all. Great story Claudia. Thanks for sharing with us! emoticon

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MSSUNBUG 3/10/2010 1:31PM

    Nah, it's not stupid at all! It's sweet.

I'm MsSunBug whenever I get asked for a username because the year that ebay first came around (I was in my late teens, maybe 20) and I wanted to use it, my husband and father preemptively explored it and created a username for me: Ms. (for Ms., lol), Sun (because I worshipped it) and Bug (because I loved ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, etc.). It's so outdated at this point, but it's sort of stuck! This too is just never taken.

:-) So, mine's silly too! But as long as it works, right?

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ok, I set Matt (hubby) up on his own SparkPage. He is happy at his current weight, so he is doing this just to track his exercise. Matt always has some lofty fitness goal. Last year it was to climb to the top of a mountain (which he did). Then it was to run a 5k (which he did). Now he wants to train to run a 1/2 marathon.

His page is pretty blank right now... it doesn't look like he's done anything to it. I hope he ends up liking it as much as I do!!


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AWOLF24 3/10/2010 1:56PM

    Gonna go check out his page!

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KITKAT69 3/10/2010 10:42AM

    But we would love to hear the explanation Claudia! emoticon

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    LOL!! No, he is IABear. (he is a Chicago Bears fan from Iowa)

(scarecrowiscool is more difficult to explain) emoticon

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FELIXC 3/9/2010 9:11PM



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