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Where is the Ladies Room?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Forget equal rights, women should demand that every public building have bigger restrooms, and more of them, for women. After all, statisticians constantly remind us that women outnumber men. We live longer, we take longer, and we use stalls. And guys always complain when they have to wait for us.

But first, a woman has to wait on line to get into the ladies room,
Then wait for a stall,
Then find a ‘safe place’ to put your handbag,
Then clean the toilet,
Then position the seat paper,
Then half undress so you can sit down,
Then do your business,
Then try to grab enough toilet paper from a dispenser unwilling to yield any,
Then get dressed up again,
Then find an empty sink,
Then figure out a place to put you bag so it won't get wet while you wash,
Then find a soap dispenser with actual soap in it,
Then wash up,
Then try to get a paper towel from a broken dispenser or use an air dryer that works,
Then find a comb in your handbag,
Then then fix your hair,
Then find your lipstick in your handbag,
Then fix your makeup,
Then check your outfit.
(and heaven forbid TOM is there…. )

Walk into the mens room,
Find the nearest empty urinal,
Unzip, shake, zip, maybe wash their hands, and leave
Nuff said.

And with all the water and ice tea I’ve been drinking, I use my GPS to find the restrooms before I even enter the building. Too bad they don't take reservations.

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/10/2010 12:27AM

    Laughing still at that pic, and yes, you are right on the money!

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STRINGS58 6/8/2010 6:52PM

    oooh -- and then do this at an airport with your luggage!!!!

When I was pregnant, I knew every bathroom on the 45 minute trip to work.

I like to think that the extra "go power" of drinking more fluids is taking a little of the fat waste product with it . . .

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MYSHARONA6 6/8/2010 2:31PM

    Since my husband has gotten older, he sometimes has more urgency. I feel it is sweet revenge. I remember being on the interstate and asking him to stop ...he continues on to a better on/off exit...Now....when he needs to stop, we stop. I remind him of the day.....When you gotta go.., you gotta go!!!!

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GRAMMIE1959 6/8/2010 1:07PM

    You are the "Whitman Sampler Man" in my day! You always bring a smile!


nutty and nice!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/8/2010 11:55AM

  OH.......How True......How True. My family always teases me that I KNOW where every restroom is wherever we go and I tell them (all MEN) that I have to because of what you have listed above. I have always envied my family of men their ability to go wherever we are quickly and easily. I especially remember a fishing trip in Canada when they had to let me off on a shore that had woods right up to the water!!!!!!!! Who knew what I might encounter, BUT...........when you have to go, you have to go!!! emoticon

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LUCKY-13 6/8/2010 11:20AM

    Hilarious, but true! Love the picture too!


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THECRAZYMANGO 6/8/2010 11:08AM

    emoticon You are just too funny... I always look forward to reading your witty blogs. It is such a nice way to start my day! emoticon Keep up the great work.. and a friend *wink* told me to move it, move it, move it so I'm passing it onto you! emoticon

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XINIXINIX 6/8/2010 10:48AM

    Soooooooooo true - and I loooooooooooove the pic.

Happy potty dancing! (Does that count on the cardio tracker?)


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    LOL. My son gripes that I go too much, "What!!! Again??" Men have the bladder capacity of a whale. They can drink a keg of beer and still not need to go. I can think of drinking water and I''m in there.

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MEL_UNRAU 6/8/2010 9:44AM

    HA! HA! It was amazing the other week.. I went on a date with the hubs... and I had to wait for him! It was incredible. He came out and was like, "Holy cow the line in there was intense! I actually had to wait my turn!" I just laughed and said, "Now you know how I feel most of the time!!!"

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POP-POP 6/8/2010 9:38AM

    Thanks!...I needed a good laugh! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/8/2010 9:18AM

    You have done it again...started my rainy day with a smile. Have to agree with everything you put down on your list.
Several days ago I did step into a bathroom at a dinner theatre and found only one other woman in there. I stopped short and said "Are you sure we are in the right restroom there is no line?" Both of us had a good laugh. Within 3 minutes the room held 7 of us, with 4 stalls. The line was forming as I left, good timing is everything...

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CHELLESDOINGR8 6/8/2010 8:12AM

    Thank you for making me laugh this morning!!! Ha ha ha!!!

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SUNSHINEART 6/8/2010 8:04AM

    Hi Sheryl - you are hysterical

Loved, Loved your blog, and the picture is priceless! You always make me laugh, it's a pleasure starting my day with your blog. emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 6/8/2010 7:22AM

    Cute blog, and I totally agree, we need more facilities. We have it so rough, don't we? emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/8/2010 7:20AM

  Yes! Yes! Undoubtedly all women's restrooms were designed by men! And they have nooooooo clue.....!! emoticon

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Climb Every Mountain

Monday, June 07, 2010 i am singing the sound of music again.........
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I really hate that song....
I would much rather be singing the lyrics to Paul Simon's SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY
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The scale is up 2 pounds. It does this to me, just to show me who's boss. I'm telling you...anything with sugar, refined starch, or too much salt totally undermines my effort. I didn't eat 7000 calories between yesterday and today, so I know this is not permanent...but it is aggravating as hell. is what it is. But enough with the pity party.
It's cool, It's sunny, and it's time for a walk.


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FRENCHTOSD 6/8/2010 1:39AM

    Just keep on keepin' on!


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IMPROVINGME 6/7/2010 12:56PM

    "Climb Every Mountain" was our class song and the theme for our Jr.Sr. Banquet way back when schools used to do those big banquet things. I always thought the song was slow and draggy.
I ate fried shrimp and drank a beer yesterday, so I'm not weighing in this morning. I know I'm retaining too much water, so I'll wait until tomorrow to weigh in. Hopefully I didn't do too much damage.
Love the snail's colorful tattoo!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/7/2010 11:58AM

  I feel like your little snail most days. My weight loss just isn't going fast enough for me!!!!! Then I realize that at my age, it is amazing that I have lost what I have!!!!! I wish I could find something LEGAL that would boost my metabolism, but, I haven't yet.
Oh well...........all good things are worth waiting for aren't they?????
Just remember.....YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! emoticon

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    LOL. Probably got a hold of some salt. Flush it out with lots of fluids.

Comment edited on: 6/7/2010 10:28:59 AM

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SUNSHINEART 6/7/2010 9:24AM

    Hi there,

I was thinking of you this morning, as I went for my bowl of cereal - YogActive that has 6 grams of fiber - WELL!!!! I decided this morning after reading your weekend blog about cereal to measure my 2/3 cup which is one serving worth 160 calories - well I realized that I was having 4 servings per morning - WOW!!!!!! So let's commit to measuring our food today and she how much calories we are really eating! Are you for this ?

enjoy your walk - I will be going out today as well - beautiful sunshine here today.

and don't worry about that scale - You WILL conquer it - I believe in you.

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MYSHARONA6 6/7/2010 8:30AM

    Boy, salt can sure do that to you!!!! So can the carbs...and do I love the chips. I still have part of a bag here from company and I just can't throw them out...I clean out the other stuff this morning from Saturday night Bridge. Why is it that everything that tastes know the scenerio. As for that truly is a love hate relationship, isn't it. I love it when it's down.....You know, I can't remember a scale in our house when I was got weighed at school or at the doctor's or at the Dime store if you had a penny!!!!!!!!!!! How did we live then????? Hope today is great for you. Enjoy the sunshine (if you have it). emoticon

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SLTWINS 6/7/2010 7:17AM

    may be it's annoying to see the scale but what can we do ?he is the boss

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DEBNICU 6/7/2010 7:10AM

    It is frustrating when the we follow our plan and we don't have the reward of seeing the scale move in the right direction.
Enjoy your walk, it is cool and sunny here too, First off to take DD to school, last full day, then 2 half days for exams, and done.
Then eliptical for as long as I can go(hopefully 60 minutes but anything over 30 is good).
Then strength training.
Hopefully a walk later in the afternoon or evening.
Have a great day, loved your songs I was singing along as I read them.
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STRINGS58 6/7/2010 6:59AM

    The walk sounds nice -- and it IS frustrating. My weight has a way of going up when I'm making progress -- Really! It's like the fat is being changed to liquid (so it can be utilized by the body) and then the weight goes up right before the real progress.

I have only been responding normally to diet and exercise since last fall (thanks to getting someone to listen and being put on thyroid meds) and it's still difficult to know what works. I'm not sure that agonizing works real well though.

2 lbs is a fluctuation. Pbtttt! emoticon There was a ball player, playing in the Texas heat, who said the most he has lost in a game is 10 lbs --- 10 lbs??? mostly water, don't cha think?

Be good to you and get back to the mountain climb!!

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WALIDGAZALA 6/7/2010 6:55AM

    I do think that the machine might not be RIGHT today.
I had such readings so many times and next day things read as they are.

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The Magic Word is SALE

Sunday, June 06, 2010


This time it was Cheerios. I just cannot do starchy carbs. I go nuts even with the healthy stuff. Luckily I use very little milk in my cereal....but still. Six Bowls? Yikes! And guess what I had for dinner. Yep.

What is it about the word SALE that drives me crazy. If it wasn't on sale, I wouldn't even look at it. But tell me something is almost half price and it's like a shoppers aphrodisiac. I LUST for it. I just want to buy it, take it home, and devour it........which I do.

Okay....the thrill is gone. It's over. I'm hoping it was just a one night stand.

Wait a minute....Did someone say Chocolate Cheerios ? emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 6/6/2010 11:00PM

    I won't eat Cheerios because there aren't enough fiber grams - Raisin Bran gets me every time!

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MYSHARONA6 6/6/2010 10:02PM

    You just need to look for the carrots on sale!!!!!!!! Celery.....radishes. emoticon

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    Thank goodness cereal is not a weakness of mine. I never even look at it.

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FLAME42 6/6/2010 6:11PM

    Chocolate or banana Cheerios are what my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson loves. I haven't tried either one but am sure I would like them. Just think if you had eaten 6 bowls of ice cream. Cheerios have to be better than that. That box has to be about gone by now, just move on a little more exercise.

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/6/2010 5:22PM

    Emmmm! Chocolate, never tried those!

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ALASKASKY 6/6/2010 3:45PM

    I love the chocolate cheerios. I try to stay away from cereal because I eat them like that too. I just can't stop. I don't use regular milk, I like Almond Breeze, but I'll keep pouring it on until I'm over-stuffed. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2010 11:47AM

  Multi-Grain Cheerios are my downfall!!!
This reminded me of an email I received once, where one of the statements was: How much Healthy Choice Ice Cream do you have to eat before it is no longer healthy?
You are fine..........just Zumba extra...... emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 6/6/2010 8:58AM

    Honey nut cheerios are my weakness! I eat them... and I eat them. Yeah...
Walk away, walk away, walk away!!!

You can do it! You can.

You know this is a trigger food for you now. You throw it in the trash...OUTSIDE! Not even the kitchen trash! OUTSIDE! And then, you don't buy them again. Even though they are healthy.

I remember being in 4th grade and asking my mom... "will I get fat if I eat nothing but strawberries?" Her answer, "yes... if you eat too many of them." There is such a thing as too much of a good thing!!!

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CARILOUIE 6/6/2010 8:40AM

    I am a cereal maniac. I could eat a whole box in one sitting, I'm sure of it.

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STRINGS58 6/6/2010 8:17AM

    I like cheerios -- we've had fresh blueberries available and the combination is my favorite.

Something got triggered here. It reminds me of how I used to want to buy food at fast food restaurants or buy a treat every time we went to the grocery store. It was a childhood thing, and not necessarily MY attittude, but one that was absorbed.

The good news is that you can get cured! You can get past the sale thing, and get passed the "too much of a good thing" thing.

I have one book about thyroid concerns that suggests substituting cereal for a meal to assist with weight loss. So, what if it's not completely evil?? What if, with a lack of excess fats, your body knows what to do with the carbs? What if you use all that extra fuel for more bachata? What if you haven't done the damage that you thought you've done? This is a long haul process, not a one day make-it-or-break-it event.

keep swiveling those hip! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOING2LSEITNOW 6/6/2010 7:56AM

    I feel the same way about corn flakes. I love them with bananas.

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FITKAT2010 6/6/2010 7:42AM

    I hope you tracked the whole box. If it was me I would stay away from sales, especially on toxic non-food items that feed the emotional needs. emoticon

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IPATRICIA 6/6/2010 7:15AM

    Chocolate Cheerios!

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CRISPINI 6/6/2010 7:15AM

    Can't you restrict your SALE tendencies to the healthy stuff? The other day I bought 4 boxes of Kashi - and 15 Larabars - because they was on sale! LOL!

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BIKERDIANE 6/6/2010 6:29AM

    Banana Nut Cheerios are my favorite!

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SUNSHINEART 6/6/2010 6:21AM

    ok Sheryl - walk away form the box now!

You can do it girl - what do they say a moment on your lips a lifetime on your hips!

Get ride of the box now - and by that I mean throw it out without thinking of it twice - otherwise you know you will come calling again emoticon

Be strong GF emoticon

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Bachata Anyone?

Saturday, June 05, 2010


I've got rhythm and the spirit is willing but the body is out of shape...
so I look for inspiration.
Found this little gem a while back and still enjoy watching it.
Forget the Tango.... Do the Bachata.
WARNING: VERY SEXY....not for the faint of heart emoticon

Tried some of the hip moves and almost dislocated my back.
Somehow...It just doesn't look the same when I do it.
Now I think I'll go take a cold shower

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EIKOOW 6/6/2010 11:41AM

    I just LOVE your sense of humor emoticon
Thanks so much for sharing was HOT emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2010 11:41AM

  WOW is all the breath I have left to say.
And you are my STAR!!! emoticon

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    I'm writing a prescription for this for everyone. emoticon LOL.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/5/2010 12:22PM

    Very beuatiful dancing, and very far out of my league!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/5/2010 12:11PM

    You are my star and I bet you are the star of Zumba too. Something tells me you shine where ever you go. Shine on, gorgeous.

You are awesomesauce.

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/5/2010 11:47AM

    emoticon You are too funny! You hang in there, before you know it, you will be shaking with the best of them!

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SUNSHINEART 6/5/2010 10:44AM

    Wow - no kidding very hot!!!

Can I ask where do you get all your beautiful pictures that you post??

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STRINGS58 6/5/2010 9:44AM

    I have a new pair of heels to break in -- maybe I need to use my hips like that to get used to them! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/5/2010 9:35AM

    I only had time & energy to watch the first 2 min. Was interesting how only "her" backside was in front of the camera. Maybe she needed the exposure more, haha.
Dancing is a great way to exercise. Decided I couldn't do this one because my hair is too short! (If you believe that is the reason I have beachfront property for you to look at in Arizona)
Have a great day and don't put your hips out of joint.

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46SHADOW 6/5/2010 8:06AM

    Love it ! Now I want to dance-Watch out neck esp. with that hair flip.

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CHARANN3 6/5/2010 6:58AM


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Up Up and Away

Friday, June 04, 2010


What can I say…any little change in my diet has an affect on my digestive system. At this point I will be auditioning for the sequel to the disney film ‘UP’ part 2. How is it that junk food never gave me these issues but the healthy stuff does?

Thursday… Dr. Oz show discussed ‘THREE DANGEROUS FOOD TOXINS’.
*****BPA, this chemical is used to create clear, hard plastics (such as reusable water bottles) and line metal cans to protect us from botulism
*****Mercury in Fish.
The article has safety tips worth reading.

But I got to wondering about what this Oil Spill Disaster is going to do to the seafood industry. (As if it weren’t expensive enough). They predict the problem may travel around Florida and up the Eastern Coast. That’s a lot of coastline. It appears that mercury won’t be the only thing we have to worry about.

Guess I’ll be eating a lot more veggies. Where’s the Beano ? emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMIE1959 6/5/2010 2:22PM


I was at Sam's Club earlier today...looking for Beeno in the 55 gallon drum size!!

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/5/2010 12:02PM

    God help us, hope we don't end up calling it the " Dead Gulf " I love your blogs! Thank you

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SUNSHINEART 6/4/2010 11:32PM

    I lovvvvve your humour. Thanks for making me laugh. I need a good laugh.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/4/2010 1:16PM

  UP..........that bad?????? I guess it's one time I'm glad we aren't neighbors!!!
Seriously (that doesn't happen often with me), ACTIVIA has really helped me in the intestinal department. I eat one, LIGHT, 4 oz. Activia each morning and I have never been more regular or less gassy.
Later....... emoticon

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    Our food system is being completely poisoned. There is little safe to eat.

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/4/2010 10:40AM

    AH.. You crack me up! I also have these kind of problems when I eat alot of fiber or after going to my parents (eating a lot of junk food) than going back to how I was eating. It doesn't bother me too much until I go work out and you cannot exactly let go in the fitness room or while running with people. Could you be getting too much fiber? You can track that on SP if you haven't been already. Also, if you increase your fiber too fast, it is another reason. I hope you figure it out! emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 6/4/2010 10:12AM

    Here's a good site that helps you find the least toxic and sustainable seafood alternative. Small changes make a difference.


You can enter the name of the product in the search box, and find out if you should eat it or not. What a shame that this is what we've done to our planet.

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BEAUTYEYES 6/4/2010 9:33AM

    I live in South La and I dont think many have thought about the effects of the oil field. It is horrible and I mean totally. Enviromentalist predict it will take years. The seafood industry is contaminated badly. Many fisherman are in trouble, the ones that fish for a living are the ones effected. The swamp is covered in oil and its debrie. The Gulf is contaminated in all aspects, not just the surface but for miles depth oil as contaminated every living being in the Gulf of Mexico. The dolphins are coming up dead everywhere, crabs, shrimp, everything imaginable. Well, god intented for oil to be a treasure to use as a natural resources, but this is horrible, to every extent. emoticon

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YAYAMEMA 6/4/2010 8:34AM

  So true, have a great day. It's a good thing there is such a thing as Beano

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MEL_UNRAU 6/4/2010 8:07AM

    Lets eat those greens! I adore them! And with time, that gassy reaction will fade! At least it did for me, as you increase your intake. But, I have invested in a costco size bottle of Beano-- especially for the hubs! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/4/2010 7:54AM

    Hop a long to a great day. Don't think eating vegetables will upset my system as much as the bugs your frog friend likes.
We do like to have a treat of shrimp every so often, bet the price on that goes up, if you can even get it. Amazing how widespread this disaster is. Shows us how we are all connected to all parts of this great land.
Enjoy your veggies today!
(can't make my emoticon pages work today) frog balloon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 6/4/2010 7:33AM

    Yeah, I've thought a lot about the seafood with the oil spill as well. I don't eat much fish now, but I am certainly going to be eating less going forward. I have a feeling we haven't seen the worst of it yet.

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NUTRON3 6/4/2010 7:31AM

    Have a wonderful day!

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