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Growing Up

Saturday, August 18, 2012

My son Mark was only 5 feet, 8 inches tall when he left for college in the fall. He worked through the Christmas holidays and didn't return home again until the February break.

When he got off the plane, I was stunned at how much taller he looked. Measuring him at home, I discovered he now stood at 5 feet, 11 inches. My son was as surprised as I. "Couldn't you tell by your clothes that you'd grown?" I asked him.

"Since I've been doing my own laundry," he replied, "I just figured everything had shrunk."

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SUNSHINEGB 8/19/2012 4:59PM


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DEBPRE16 8/18/2012 1:15PM

    How funny.

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ALICERIEGER 8/18/2012 9:49AM

    So typical

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AMARILYNH 8/18/2012 6:58AM

    WOW - and the laundry part REALLY made me LOL!!

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JAMBABY0 8/18/2012 2:41AM

    Boys will be boys! They do grow fast

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For Crying Out Loud

Friday, August 17, 2012

With all the new technology regarding fertility, an 88-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby recently.

When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, various relatives came to visit. "May we see the new baby?" one of them asked.

"Not yet," said the mother. "I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."

Another half hour passed before another relative asked, "May we see the new baby now?"

"No, not yet," said the mother.

A while later and again the guests asked, "May we see the baby now?"

"No, not yet," replied the mother.

Growing impatient, they asked, "Well, when can we see the baby?"

"When it cries!" she told them.

"When it cries?" they gasped. "Why do we have to wait until it cries?"

"Because, I forgot where I put it."

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IDLETYME 8/18/2012 8:20AM

    That was a problem!!! emoticon

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TISTEN23 8/17/2012 12:22PM

    Oh my!!!!

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ALICERIEGER 8/17/2012 11:13AM

    That why you have kids when yourr young.

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ROGUENOMAD 8/17/2012 7:32AM

    Thanks for the laugh

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How to Mess Up a Job Interview

Thursday, August 16, 2012

We've all been interviewed for jobs. And, we've all spent most of those interviews thinking about what not to do. Don't bite your nails. Don't fidget. Don't interrupt. Don't belch. If we did any of the don'ts, we knew we'd disqualify ourselves instantly. But some job applicants go light years beyond this. We surveyed top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations and asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants. The lowlights:

- "...stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application."

- "She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time."

- "A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece."

- "...asked to see interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate."

- "... announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office - wiping the ketchup on her sleeve."

- "Stated that, if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm."

- "Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions."

- "When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap dancing around my office."

- "At the end of the interview, while I stood there dumbstruck, went through my purse, took out a brush, brushed his hair, and left."

- "...pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash picture of me. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him."

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CCHEF1 8/17/2012 10:29PM

    Lol! I have a job interview next week. I'll be sure not to do any of these things.

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MISSDAISY23 8/17/2012 4:31PM

    oh my

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ALICERIEGER 8/17/2012 11:16AM

    People are amazing.

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    Yikes - especially the last one. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 8/16/2012 4:29PM

    Some people are WAY out there!

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BARCLE 8/16/2012 4:11PM

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    Oh my goodness!!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

10 min: 126c burned
20 min: 252c burned
30 min: 378c burned
40 min: 504c burned
50 min: 630c burned

Oxycise: 10 mins: 118 cals burned moderate intensity
Oxycise: 15 mins: 177 cals burned moderate intensity
Oxycise: 20 mins: 236 cals burned moderate intensity
Oxycise: 30 mins: 354 cals burned moderate intensity

Oxycise: 10 mins: 188 cals burned vigorous intensity
Oxycise: 15 mins: 282 cals burned vigorous intensity
Oxycise: 20 mins: 375 cals burned vigorous intensity
Oxycise: 30 mins: 563 cals burned vigorous intensity

After reading a member's blog, I went in search of a way to get a really good, accurate count of calories being burned doing certain exercises.

I know Spark has them on here, but it's not as accurate as putting in your own height, weight, age, etc and getting a better count and knowing where you are with your personal exercise routines.

After looking at a bunch of them, I find this one to be my personal favorite. Ease of use and having so many different exercises to choose from, plus anything from light to very vigorous is a bonus.

It also gives you more accurate BMI information.

Just thought I'd share this with all of you in case you'd like to try using it yourselves.


Calculate the calorie burn for everyday activities

Ways to burn 100 calories:
Walk 1 mile
Clean house for 30 minutes
Stationary bike at 20 mph for 4 min 52 seconds
Intense aerobics for 11 min 8 sec
Slow dance for 26 min
Cooking for 20 min
Sip ice water all day long. 8 16 oz glasses of ice water raises your metabolism
& burns an extra 100 cals
Push a pencil for 45 minutes
Walk to the copier for 26 minutes
Type on the typewriter for 42 minutes
Type on the computer for 8 minutes
Walking briskly thru the mall for 20 minutes
25 minutes vacuuming
20 minutes moderate dancing

Curves: 30 mins: 266 cals burned
Oxycise: 15 mins: 177 cals burned
Oxycise: 30 mins: 354 cals burned
Oxycise: 20 mins: 236 cals burned
Oxycise burns more calories than stationary bicycling when done with gusto and so I could count it as stationary bicycling to get a close calories burned count
Oxycise: 15 mins: 177 cals burned
Oxycise: 30 mins: 354 cals burned
Oxycise: 20 mins: 236 cals burned
Washing the dishes: 30 minutes @ 211#: 107.61 cals burned
Grocery shopping: 60 min @ 211#: 341.82 cals burned
Grocery shopping: 30 min @ 211#: 171 cals burned
Working out at the gym: 30 mins @211#: 171 cals burned
Watching TV: 60 mins @211#: 101.28 cals burned
Laundry: 30 min @ 211#: 107 cals burned
Housework: 60 mins @211#: 278 cals burned
Working out at the gym: 30 mins @ 211#: 265.86 cals burned
singing seated 2 cals brn/1 min x 30 = 60
guitar seated 2 cals brn/1 min x 30 = 60

singing seated 2 cals brn/1 min x 60 = 120
guitar seated 2 cals brn/1 min x 60 = 120

sing & playing guitar for 60 min: 4 cals brn/1 min x 60 = 240
Calorie Count
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Calories burned:
100.4955 (Kcals) in 30 minutes for a person weighing 211 pounds (95.71 kg)

implied standing - laundry, fold or hang clothes, put clothes in washer or dryer, packing suitcase

Calories burned:
115.569825 (Kcals) in 30 minutes for a person weighing 211 pounds (95.71 kg)

implied walking - putting away clothes, gathering clothes to pack, putting away laundry

home activities

You burn 401.97 calories during 30 minutes of Circuit Training.

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WILSON1926 8/17/2012 8:35AM


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ILOVETOCRUISE 8/16/2012 8:53PM

I have started counting steps to the mailbox and back. Only 110 but it is some extra.

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COACHPENNY 8/16/2012 9:52AM

    The Self site points out that as you lose weight, you burn less calories so you may have to up your game.

" Keep in mind that as you lose weight, you'll burn slightly fewer calories. "

For some reason, I always thought you burn more calories as you build more lean muscle. something to check into.

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SLADA69 8/16/2012 12:22AM

    Thank you so much for all your informations I am just sad because for walking I can;t lose a lot:((.......I can't really run my friend,just a little......I have to lose lot of weight to be able to run.......many hugs from Canada emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  Thanks for posting!

I do that Richard Simmons tape! It's a classic...and ridiculously fun. Haha that motorcycle scene .... I just....I don't think it burns that much calories though unless you're really really adding some modified intensities to the dance moves. To burn 630 calories in 50 minutes you would have to keep like a 6.4~ mph pace. That's tough.

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MSANITAL 8/14/2012 9:08PM

    Great info thanks for posting this
keep up the good work

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Monday, August 13, 2012

When I was a kid adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up.

What with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill both ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up there was no way I was going to lay that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!


Now that I've reached the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves!

And there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! And then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to go to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or, we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!

You want to hear about hardship?

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was, it could be your boss, your Mom, a collections agent, you didn't know!!!

You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames with high-resolution 3-D graphics!

We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids"! Your guy was a little square! You had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever!

And you could never win, the game just kept getting harder and faster until you died!

Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater, there was no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy sat in front of you, you watched his hairstyle!

And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 20 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... D'ya hear what I'm saying!?!

We had to wait ALL WEEK!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled!

You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984!

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MISSDAISY23 8/17/2012 4:59PM

    Back where I came from, Malaysia, we did not have TV till I was 12 years old (1971.) It was a black and white TV. We only have 2 TV stations back then. We did not have a phone because only my father is working. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. With 5 kids, we do not even have toys or dolls. We played in the garden (yard.) I remember turning the empty flower pot as a stove and put another on top as a pot. Use grass as vegetables, use a stick as a ladle and so forth...
Yes, kids these days are really very lucky!

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CAROLYNVIL 8/16/2012 8:57PM

    I remember when we were the first one's on our block ( in chicago ) to have a T V .

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ALICERIEGER 8/15/2012 10:20AM

    Good comparisons

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EVWINGS 8/14/2012 6:32PM

    Oh my! Great blog!! But if you're 30, wouldn't you have been 2 yro in 1984? And you really remember what it was like at 2? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. That's quite a memory. My own PC was from 1986 and had those big ol' floppy discs and used DOS. But I was still able to do projects for work. I went on line in 1996 when I finally got a puter with a modum and Win95. That means you would have been 15 at that time.
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(I do hope you know I am kidding with you about the age thing).


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COACHPENNY 8/14/2012 6:00PM

    Sat AM TOONS....................I remember!

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NAYPOOIE 8/14/2012 3:30PM

    Now you've made me feel old. I remember when we had only two channels on tv, and pinball was the limit of game machines.

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ILOVETOCRUISE 8/14/2012 7:36AM

    I remember our first watching in front of the store that sold them, there were speakers out front and people sat in their cars or pickups (which we had) to watch. When I went to college, I did not care about TV because I had not had it and that was in 1956.
We were at the LBJ Museum in Austin, Texas and they had a replica of the Oval Office. One young boy asked why there were 3 TV sets and I told him because at that time period, there were 3 networks and he watched all of them.
Fun blog.

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WILSON425 8/13/2012 11:10PM

    So to the point. Only we did not have atari or even a vcr! DVD players where unheard of. My folks told us we were lucky to have that black and white TV with round corners, that you had to go all the way across the room and twist the dial,and turn the antenna. (No wonder I have carpo tunnel) emoticon emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 8/13/2012 11:05PM

    hahahahahahaa i know your so right!!!! don't u love it when someone says omg how did u ever do without having a cell phone? hahahaha omg well we made it through!!!! or now the helmets on bikes are big and seat belts.... damn i should of been dead a long time ago with no helmet and no seat belt worn hahahaha
AAAAAAAAAh the good ole days of 1984 when people weren't as rude because they'd actually call u up and talk to you not text... people have no manners now , it sooooooo sad hahahahaha your blog was good made me laugh i also heard about walking in snow knee deep and walking for miles hahahahaha emoticon

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