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Smiling for Heart Health

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I heard on the news the other day how smiling promotes heart health. Having always been a smiler, I realized that I was doing less during times of recent loss. Joining the facial muscles team here on SP helps remind me to not only smile, but also exercise the 80-plus muscles in the face. I usually do this when using the bathrooom. I call it multi-tasking. (smiling)

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/16/2013 10:07AM

    I agree...lets emoticon

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K1TT3N 3/12/2013 1:06PM

    awesome , I will have to look in to that ....

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_LINDA 3/11/2013 1:07AM

    emoticon Good plan!
Somehow I have lost your blogs on my feed. Will be catching up when I get a minute for sure!!

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MOM2OR 3/9/2013 5:46PM

    Your blog made me smile, nice!! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/7/2013 3:35PM

    That made me smile without even trying:)

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RACEWELLWON 3/7/2013 12:44PM

    Big smiles over Here ! emoticon

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KRISTINE99 3/7/2013 11:15AM

    emoticon Thank you for this reminder! Actually, I'm the opposite -- I get the "Why do you look so serious?" comment a lot because I'm not a natural smiler. I should take a page out of your book emoticon

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NANCY- 3/7/2013 10:16AM

    Smile when you look in the mirror.
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PEPPYPATTI 3/7/2013 9:07AM

    Yes smiling is good for the soul as well, no matter where you do it-lol!
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/6/2013 7:58PM

    emoticon smile when you heart is broken hugs

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LIVINGFREE19 3/6/2013 3:55PM

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WALLAHALLA 3/6/2013 2:51PM

    is that similar to multi-masking emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/6/2013 1:48PM

    Why not? emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/6/2013 11:57AM

    emoticon right back at you!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/6/2013 9:48AM

    I'm up for the challenge! emoticon

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ANDREWMOM 3/6/2013 9:23AM

    Worth a try....

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What Does Your Spark Name Mean?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Of course, there are those of us who have chosen SP names using our real names and they are easy to figure out. But I've often wondered about many of the names I see on SP and what they mean. Not sure if they are called names or handles or what. But you know what I mean.

What does your SP name mean? Just curious.

  
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_LINDA 3/16/2013 1:54AM

    Wow! You got quite the response, was very interesting! When I asked the same question years ago, hardly anyone answered. My first Spark name was Jhadzhia, which I have used all over the internet since the very first time I needed a user name. Its the character Jadzia Dax from Deep Space Nine. I had looked it up on the web and got the misspelling from there and decided to keep it that way as no one else had it. Ironically Jadzia is Polish for beautiful as my real name Linda is Spanish for beautiful, mis named for sure lol.

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BLUEANGELLK 3/12/2013 9:53PM

    These are great to read. Mine is from a friend who was trying to set me up on a dating site. She said you have to pick your favorite color, add angel, then your initials. I never actually used the site, but the moniker stuck with me.

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DDHEART 3/12/2013 9:02PM

    I can't believe I missed this...LOL....well, you might have guessed about mine anyway...Donna...last initial and the heart...well having been a cardiac nurse that made sense....now the nursing is way in the past but the heart still fits with who I am and why I'm here!

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DALID414 3/9/2013 12:54AM

    I'm late to the party, but mine is a combo of mine and my boyfriends' name. I got the idea in the mail (misspelling). The 414= DAD mine (D) (A)nd the boyfriends' initials (D). I'm so full of us, I know.

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GUITARWOMAN 3/7/2013 1:53PM

    Reflects my lifelong passion.....

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TERRYT55 3/7/2013 12:19PM

    I have very little imagination so mine is my first name, initial of my last name and my birth year. I love reading the responses to this blog. Thanks.....

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PRETTYLILHEFFER 3/7/2013 11:43AM

    I think I am on at least my third name here on SP. Change is good.

PRETTYLILHEFFER is my alter ego, AND my fantasy football name. I actually heard it one day. My mom was watching a very old movie and the character said, "Thats a pretty little heifer right there." And poof, it stuck.

PLH is a strong girl, who can take on anything, and, come in second in fantasy football. emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 3/7/2013 9:54AM

    Nothing clever here. I'm John and I live in San Diego.

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MOMMA-MOOSE 3/6/2013 8:34PM

    I'm not at all creative, so . . .

My son's nickname is Moose and his friends sometimes refer to me as Momma Moose - so that's what came to mind when I had to choose a SP nickname.

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/6/2013 2:38PM

    Fangface was one of the nicknames my cat had in the last years of his life. So when I needed to choose my first user ID back when I was first getting set up with e-mail, and not being the creative type, I chose Fangface but someone already had it. So I became Fangfacekitty instead and have used it as my online handle for years now.

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RAINYFRIDAY 3/6/2013 10:37AM

    Fun blog, even more fun reading all the replies. My name (which I've used as my handle for some 14 years now!) is comprised of the two dogs my husband and I adopted when we first got together. Friday came first and then when we adopted a second we wanted a name that went along with it, we chose Rainy. Now, my handle and our memories are all that's left of my lovely girls, but I don't think I'll ever change it, it's such a part of me, much like they were.

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ROCKMAN6797 3/6/2013 10:03AM

    Actually mine has no meaning other than the number being the birthdate of my youngest child. I just like the name, to me it conveys strength.

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NANCY- 3/6/2013 7:42AM

    What about your Spark name?
I decided not to be creative and be real for a change. :)

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JILLYBEAN25 3/6/2013 4:35AM

    Mine is my nickname, given to me by my crazy friends in high school. They still call me Jillybean or some variation (usually just "bean"). The number 25 is how old I was when I signed up for SparkPeople. That way I'd always know how long I've been Sparking!

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MEADSBAY 3/5/2013 9:29PM

    I used to use most of my real name but when SP linked with FB I changed my name to my favorite beach in the whole world.
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NORWOODGIRL 3/5/2013 9:26PM

    I thought mine was easy. I live way up NORth, in the WOODs, and I am a GIRL.

But I have had many, many questions from people who ask whether I am from Norwood, Manitoba, or Norwood, Maine, or Norwood, Colorado, or....... emoticon

Great question. I've wondered about the names, too.

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TUTUNAN 3/5/2013 8:16PM

    Tutu is grandmother in Hawaiian and my name is Nan

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 3/5/2013 8:03PM

    My name is for my kids. Pips is my daughter Piper's nickname and M is my son Myles' nickname, so its Pips and M's mama and my birthyear 79'

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AURORAMILLET 3/5/2013 6:24PM

    It is part of my real name and it is part of a "stage" name that I used to go by.


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ALEXSGIRL1 3/5/2013 6:07PM

    I am a huge fan of alex oloughlin from his early days in moonlight. I sent him a heart felt letter when i was in a very sad hard time in my life. He actually wrote back and said may the rest of your days be filled with joy. so its always been alexsgirl1 for me. my husband darren gets a chuckle out of it. every monday night he yells your boyfriend is on when Hawaii 50 starts lol.

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CAMAEL100 3/5/2013 4:58PM

    I often wonder that when I see user names. Mine is my archangel. He is there to help me on my journey!

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WALLAHALLA 3/5/2013 3:42PM

    My favorite dish at the Outback Steakhouse was always the Wallahalla Pasta. They took it off the menu, but will still make it on request. We only go there for really special occasions. So I figured that everything I do to improve my health is a special occasion worth celebrating, hence the name.

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CUPKAKE137 3/5/2013 3:33PM

    Mine is a nickname and the numbers I just happen to like

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RACEWELLWON 3/5/2013 2:27PM

    I went from wheelchair to running 5k 's - just not running faat !! lol - so I am racing to lose ! The Two is the number of Grandchildren I have . Good one Jessie - Lil Racer emoticon

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LULUBELLE65 3/5/2013 2:11PM

    LuluBelle is my family nickname, Lulu is a play on my first name, Belle means beautiful. 65 is my birth year.

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ADARKARA 3/5/2013 12:30PM

    My name is the name of a roleplaying character I played many years ago.

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CATLADY52 3/5/2013 11:49AM

    I live with 5 cats and we have five more outside that we feed. I also happen to like cats very much. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/5/2013 11:28AM

    I love my bike and just want to be on it as much as possible:)

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NATPLUMMER 3/5/2013 10:53AM

    Mine is obvious.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/5/2013 10:29AM

    MorticiaAddams is who I dressed as for Halloween for many years. When my son was young he went to school one year for the Halloween party dressed as Fester. We made him a cool robe and sewed spiders, bats, centipedes, etc on it. We blacked around his eyes. He really looked like Fester and he absolutely loved the way he looked and laughed when he saw himself. The kids at school loved it even more and he won the school costume contest. Every year they insisted that he had to be Fester. We were asked to take him to the mall to give out candy to the kids and the hospital for the children that were hospitalized there. It was very rewarding. Little kids actually thought he was Fester. They would ask him questions about his lab and others like, "Where is Morticia and Gomez?" So my husband and I became them. It was fun. Even adults got into it. In my area my son was Fester. LOL.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/5/2013 10:16AM

    Double post, sorry!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/5/2013 10:16AM

    Pixie-licious...well my name is Pixie (given to me by my grandmother). The "licious" is just a state of mind, it means I am going to be the best Pixie I can possibly be.

That probably doesn't make sense to anyone but me, lol.

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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 9:56AM

    Floridasun reflects the state I reside in and my usual sunny personality...although lately I've had to really work on that! emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 3/5/2013 9:18AM

    Mine's easy: First name...Gayle Last initial...G Year of birth...63 which rhymes with G.

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Checking In To Say Hi

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Hi, spbuddies! I haven't been blogging much, but I will try to stop in weekly to catch up. Things are going fine; still enjoying Fitbit, and just ordered the new SP book as I like to show my support as a way of giving back to them for providing this free site for the past four years.

Haven't had much to say - thus, no blogs.

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy week ahead. Oh, and I can't believe that it's March already.

  
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_LINDA 3/16/2013 1:48AM

    So glad things are going well for you! I was thinking of trying that fitbit, but I have trashed so many pedometers, I am loathe to get an expensive one and lose or wreck it. My workouts are high intensity and sweaty and I wrecked a pedometer just soaking it with my perspiration (gross but it is what it is) I would like to know how little sleep I get, that is the part that interests me the most.
That is great you ordered the new Spark book. I haven't even read the first one. I was maintaining when it came out and didn't feel the need to. So busy I don't have much reading time.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/5/2013 11:23AM

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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 9:57AM

    I'm addicted to my FITBIT...better than coffee huh? Glad to hear all is well with you...miss your blogs..you are quite the writer! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/4/2013 11:39AM

    I'll be curious to know how the new book differs from the original!

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KRISTINE99 3/4/2013 11:08AM

    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear everything is fine :) You are an inspiration to me so I always look forward to reading your blog entries. And, of course, very thankful that you regularly comment on mine. emoticon

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NANCY- 3/4/2013 8:40AM

    Glad things are going fine. And you do make a good point buying the book to give back and support the site.
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MEADSBAY 3/3/2013 9:23PM

    I was thinking the same thing about the book- although I thought the first book was so poorly written! Maybe they will have a better editor this time.
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/3/2013 8:17PM

    i have missed hearing from you i am glad you got the book and fitbit and are doing well

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/3/2013 5:17PM

    I was just wondering how you were doing. Glad to see you stop in from time to time.

Good idea about the book but that's why I bought the first one and still haven't read it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 3/3/2013 5:14PM

    Are you still 3 pounds from your goal? I think that is so awesome!

Keep posting when you can.

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RX_2_RV 3/3/2013 12:08PM

    Great idea...I will buy the book too...win-win!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2013 12:02PM

    Thanks for checking in. I miss you. I have got to get one of those fitbits. I feel left out. LOL. I am ready for spring. the sun is out today but it's cold!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/3/2013 11:42AM

    Great update. Good point about supporting the website by buying the book. I'll do that too. Look how inspiring you are, even if it is only once a week! I so appreciate you. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 3/3/2013 11:30AM

    Glad you are still enjoying the fitbit, and glad that you are doing fine!

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ANOTHER POUND BITES THE DUST

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

3 more until goal. I'll enjoy that achievement for a minute, but already know that I'll reset it to a lower one shortly thereafter.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 9:58AM

    Wayyyy to go my friend...wayyyy to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/22/2013 8:05PM

    Congrats Jessie !!! Woo Hoo emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 2/22/2013 8:07AM

    Outstanding job!!!

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MOMMACASSEY 2/21/2013 10:45AM

    Great work!

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NANCY- 2/21/2013 8:24AM

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You have found your stride.
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NORWOODGIRL 2/20/2013 9:53PM

    Outstanding! I am so proud of you! Hope you are proud of yourself!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/20/2013 6:45PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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KRISTINE99 2/20/2013 2:38PM

    emoticon So happy for you :) Keep up the great work!

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Almost there! Keep it up!

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WALLAHALLA 2/20/2013 10:28AM

    always good to reach a milestone

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/20/2013 8:52AM

    Wonderful!!!! Your plan is working!

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Maybe I Won't Have to Pay My Bills

Friday, February 15, 2013

I was just going to do my online bill paying when I realized that I'll wait for another half hour. The asteroid is supposed to pass by pretty close to the earth; maybe I won't have to pay my bills after all. (smiling)

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 10:00AM

    Wowsa...and wouldn't THAT be the ultimate pay back to the greedy gut creditors!?!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/19/2013 10:10PM

    ROFLMBO!!! So funny!!! Love it!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/17/2013 3:04AM

    emoticon Oh, if only it were that easy...

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/16/2013 9:08PM

    Reading about you paying your bills reminds me.....whatever happened with the slow leak problem that you were having last year. Did you get it resolved okay?

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NANCY- 2/16/2013 8:50AM

    Ah to dream... then reality hits. The dream was nice while it lasted, yes?

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DALID414 2/16/2013 1:41AM

    Oh man!

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SPARKFRAN514 2/16/2013 1:03AM

    still here so did you get the bill paid emoticon


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WALLAHALLA 2/15/2013 11:30PM

    nice try, but I don't think they'd buy it

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NORWOODGIRL 2/15/2013 10:32PM

    The title of your blog certainly captured my attention! Then I read it. Hahahaha! You dreamer, you!!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/15/2013 7:28PM

    They still expect payment. emoticon Heartless aren't they?

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/15/2013 5:02PM

    I'm not sure which to wish for you :)

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BESCATS 2/15/2013 4:12PM

    I think I'll go on the side of "pay my bills". I really don't like the alternative. emoticon
One missed us, and the other is only suppose to be "close".

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LIVINGFREE19 2/15/2013 3:45PM

    It hit Russia and killed 400 people, but I think the US is immune from this one, good luck for next time though!

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KRISTINE99 2/15/2013 3:18PM

    Darn it! I need to catch up on my news. What is this asteroid you speak of? I better check it out emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/15/2013 2:46PM

    That's one way of looking at it - yikes is right - that thing is huge !

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PATRICIA441 2/15/2013 2:23PM

  It is on television right now about this! Russia was hit by an astroid that hurt over a thousand people! Wierd uh!Maybe you will be lucky and those bills will disappear!!!! emoticon

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