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Think small!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Rethink your game plan on how to go about taking back your life. You will read time and time again from other members either in blogs or responses to other Sparker’s blogs trying to help or motivate you by urging you to take baby steps.

Small changes are manageable, and they're much easier to deal with than huge changes. If we want to change our lives for the better, we'll find much more success in taking baby steps that will add up to a greater whole than we will if we try to make major changes in one one fell swoop or try to go cold turkey. Going cold turkey may work for some and you HAVE to be well disciplined to do that. Don’t beat yourselves up because you are only setting yourself up for failure. You are already in a negative mindset by taking that route. Stay positive and pat yourself on the back when you have one thing you wanted to change under your belt. Simply tackle the next thing on your list and just keep duplicating that.

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ASHLEEWEBART 10/11/2010 11:27PM

    I like being reminded that I don't have to try to conquer the whole big problem on one day!

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DJS-DEBBIE 10/9/2010 11:32PM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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PENNYAN45 10/9/2010 6:34AM

    I agree that small steps - recognized and celebrated - can lead to large results.


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REJ7777 10/8/2010 7:22PM

    Baby steps are doable when the whole project seems overwhelming. We attain our goals one choice at a time! emoticon

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 10/8/2010 6:59AM

    Yep, baby steps for me and trying to get back on track. Thanks for a timely blog!
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KAITLYNSNAMMY 10/8/2010 1:00AM

    Thanks friend!

Very true, practical advise.

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PAPPHEM 10/7/2010 11:56PM

    Who would have thought baby steps would be so hard??

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DEVORA4 10/7/2010 10:03PM

  You are so right for 99.0 per cent of folks. However, there is that odd 1 percent that I belong to. It was all or nothung for me. I have missed not reading you my friend! emoticon emoticondebby

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ASHARON 10/7/2010 8:42PM

    Baby steps!

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DENI_ZEN 10/7/2010 7:41PM

    Different strokes for different folks, but one thing remains true: consistent baby steps can work real magic! - Sandi emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/7/2010 7:35PM

    I shall sure try.

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BEGONIAC 10/7/2010 6:55PM

    Yep, you're so right. The most significant change I've made is one of the smallest...committing to 10 min. of exercise/day. I've stuck with it and now it's usually 60+ min! I just have to get started and at about the 10 min. mark, I"m happy and keep going. Thanks for blogging about the small stuff! emoticon

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MTP717 10/7/2010 6:01PM

  So true. Thanks for the reminder. I needed to "hear" that today. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 10/7/2010 5:51PM

    so true!!! well said........
blessings and hugs............lita

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/7/2010 5:45PM

    I know I CAN, but why am I NOT!?!?!?

Thanks Yvonne and I KNOW you are right!

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EGRAMMY 10/7/2010 4:55PM

    emoticon Sometimes I wish it were easier.

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MRDPOLING 10/7/2010 4:44PM

    I really needed to read this... I really did! Thank you!

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CAROL3SAN 10/7/2010 4:26PM

    I couldn't agree with you more. emoticon emoticon

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DEFIANTVEGAN 10/7/2010 4:13PM

    You are very right you can't just jump into something at full force you'll burn out. Baby steps are where it's at.

If you can't take baby steps how can you handle anything. Life's changes are physical and both mental you need to take it slow to handle it.

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DS9KIE 10/7/2010 4:02PM

    you are soooo right

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    Excellent blog! You are SO RIGHT! Baby steps! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy Vegetarian Day

Friday, October 01, 2010

emoticon Remember me? emoticonI have been working a ton of overtime and I am talking sometimes up to 4 hours extra a day. My paycheck is really nice but I am exhausted. I have only been doing the basics here on Spark People and definitely logging my food and fitness. We can't quit the basics even in time constraints and expect to be successful. It is far too easy to backslide into old bad habits. I certainly don't want that to happen.

Don't have time to do one of my regular veggie blogs but I could not let today go unmentioned. We all really need to be eating more fruits and veggies. It is healthier for us and when one is watching their weight fruits and veggies is the way to go. low calorie, full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

If you are sitting on the fence to start even more veggies or are even thinking about cutting meat out all together here is a great article on the benefits of eating Vegetarian.

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DARKTHOR 10/3/2010 1:59AM

    I am eating lots and lots of fruits and veggies and feeling great! Thanks for the reminder, we need to keep getting the word out.

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SEASONS_CHANGE 10/2/2010 11:25AM

    Man, I wish I was a vegetarian... but I love grilled steaks too much...

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WILLOW49 10/2/2010 11:21AM

    Happy Vegetarian Day! Glad you took a few moments to check in with us. Busy, busy times for you. Take some time for yourself this weekend!

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FLORIDASUN 10/2/2010 8:38AM

    Love ya girlfriend...miss you too...but sometimes life interferes with our sparktime...blah...hate it when that happens! But love it that you check in! emoticon

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LOURON 10/2/2010 5:49AM

    Would never have known that we celebrate Vegetarian Day I am one who lately hasn't been getting my 5 a day in. Thanks

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    Happy Vegetarian Day. Good to see you. Have a great weekend and do something special for yourself.

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DEVORA4 10/1/2010 10:14PM

  I am glad it is work that has kept you away and nothing else. I have REALLY missed you!!~ Be well and thanks for the link? May I use it for my team? It was especially interesting because there were additional links in Hebrew which I read so I really got a lot of reinforcement.

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LITTLESPARKLER 10/1/2010 10:04PM

    Great reminder to stay focused, even when life gets busy! Hang in there with those long hours!

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PAPPHEM 10/1/2010 9:40PM

    Well, try to keep work in balance but I know how that goes! I've implemented a new policy- eating a fruit or veggie for all snacks. This helps me get in my 5-7 servings plus keeps me from eating snack bars all the time :)

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LORETTA24 10/1/2010 9:37PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/1/2010 9:26PM

    I had LOTS of fruits and veggies today. WOrked at getting a lot in.
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MRDPOLING 10/1/2010 9:08PM

    Take the extra money and put it away to save for buying a new wardrobe

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DJS-DEBBIE 10/1/2010 7:52PM

    Miss you too!
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SECRETMUSIC 10/1/2010 6:58PM

    Thanks for the article!

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    Thanks for the link to that article! I loved it! Ive been a vegetarian for over 2 months now and Im still learning so much! Thanks =)

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    Great blog. Thanks for sharing with us. Sorry you've been so busy but glad that you'll have some extra $!!!! Happy October! Love ya, Dawn PS: Happy WORLD SMILE DAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEFIANTVEGAN 10/1/2010 3:56PM

    That's so cool I new it was coming didn't quite research when so today I'll be sure to not it anything with animal products.

My friend wants to have Frozen Yogurt unfortunately they don't have a vegan one which they should have one made out of soy since I live in a predominately Asian City.

C'mon YogurtLand get some soy yogurts in there. emoticon

Thanks for the post very informative.

emoticon I miss you too!

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DS9KIE 10/1/2010 3:37PM

    Hey thats neat that there is a vegetarain day. I'm a vegetarian and I still try to get more fruits a nd veggies in everyday.

Hey you keep up the great work your doing with your exerecise and your food.

Have a great day.
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BRANDI0074 10/1/2010 3:27PM

    I was just looking at some articles myself!!! I love this day, I am not a full time vegetarian, I eat about 65% of my meals meat free, and plan on upping that for Vegetarian awareness month, so I am trying for about 75-85% this month, thank you for the reminder! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 10/1/2010 3:25PM

    great reminder.......
thanks for the link.....
just do what is important and take care of "YOU"
blessings and hugs..........lita

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EGRAMMY 10/1/2010 3:24PM

    Thanks for the link.

You sure hit the nail on the head about the importance of our tracking nutrition and fitness, esp in time crunches. So Important to avoid backsliding. emoticon

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Job's Tears, the Grain of the Week

Monday, September 27, 2010

The common name for Job's tears comes from their teardrop shape.. Job's tears are the grains of a tropical Asian grass. These grains have a multiple uses, they are used as a source of food or to make ornaments.. Many Asian markets sell Job's tears in their grain sections for cooking. Beaders and craftspeople also use Job's tears, and they may be found at beading and craft stores for this purpose. They are sold in a polished white form and in an unhulled brown form. Unhulled Job's tears are more readily available in Japan, where they are called juzudama.

Job’s tears are rich in protein, iron, calcium, fatty acids, and dietary fiber. The most common way to eat Job's Tears is as a side-dish or in soups but it can also be used to make breads, pastas, and porridge. East Asian countries also use it for making drinks similar to coffee and tea.

Job's Tears are often mislabeled as Chinese Pearled Barley in Asian markets. It does look similar to barley but it is not even in the same family of grains. If you're not sure what you are buying then check the price. They are about five times the price of Barley. Second, check the size of the grains. If they are much larger and rounder than Barley - they are not Barley.

Heath Benefits:

Great for hair, skin and nails
Digestive problems
Joint Pain
Detoxifying agent
Lung problems

“Job's tears contains chemicals that might interfere with cancer cell growth. Other chemicals might also have antioxidant effects and also decrease growth of bacteria and parasites. But most research on Job's tears is in animals and test tubes. There isn't enough information to know if Job's tears has this activity in people. Fiber contained in Job's tears might also decrease how much fat and cholesterol the body absorbs.”


How to prepare: Combine 2 parts grain to 1 part liquid. Bring to a boil then simmer, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until water has evaporated. Fluff with fork and let stand 5 minutes.

***Any recipe you have to cook barley you can use to cook Job's Tears****

Brown Rice Pulao: Also known as Hato Mugi

1 cup brown basmati rice
1 cup Job's tears, or 1 more cup brown rice
3 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil, or a mixture
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
10 whole cloves
5 cardamom pods
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
4 cups water
2 cups frozen vegetable medley (corn, carrots, peas), not thawed
1/4-1/2 cup raisins
Pinch of salt (optional)
Additional ghee (optional)

1. Wash rice and Job's tears in a strainer; set aside.
2. Heat ghee or oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add spices. Stir a few minutes, being careful not to burn spices. Add rice and Job's tears, and stir about 8 minutes.
3. Carefully add water to rice mix (it will pop and splash). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook for 45-55 minutes.
4. Add frozen vegetables to rice and stir on medium-low heat. Stir in raisins and add a bit of salt and ghee, if desired. Remove large spices before serving.

Job's Tears Chicken Stew - Chinese Herbal Recipes

To find Job's Tears in a health food store, ask for "Hatomugi or look for it online.

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QUIETUDESGOLDEN 10/12/2010 11:56AM

  I have never heard of these. I wonder if they can be purchased in the city.

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TRACYZABELLE 10/1/2010 4:45AM

    I learn so much from you! Thank you

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    I am amazed at all things you know. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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EGRAMMY 9/29/2010 8:11AM

    emoticon Where do you learn so much? Thanks greatly for helping us grow in knowledge and health.

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    I definitely had never seen this before. I had heard about it. As always, you are a wealth of information. Thanks for sharing with us. Love, Dawn emoticon

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DENI_ZEN 9/28/2010 9:49PM

    Yvonne, I'd never heard of these before! Thanks for the introduction...and the fabulous, fascinating recipe, too! You're a fount of rare information :) - Sandi emoticon

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WEDDWT 9/28/2010 9:46AM

    I bought a tin of Job's tears tea at the oriental market. It's a little too sweet for my taste. The ingred: job's tears,rice powder,soybean pwdr,barley pwdr,peanut pwdr,sugar,glucose,salt.
2g of protein, 2g of fiber, 10g of sugar per serving.
Nice as a warm beverage occasionally.


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L*I*T*A* 9/27/2010 10:39PM

    another great share!!!
will look for these..........
thanks........R>blessings and hugs.............lita

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JFROGDIVA 9/27/2010 10:18PM

    Very interesting!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!! Your every blog helps me to grow.....THANKS!!!!
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DEVORA4 9/27/2010 9:10PM

  At first I thought you were referring to the Bible. After all Job had a lot to cry about, didn't he? Lol

I don't know where you find these exotic grains but I will try to find it at the health store I go to. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/27/2010 7:33PM

    Thank you!

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FUNNYGRANNY72 9/27/2010 6:27PM

  Thanks for sharing all the information. I learn something new every day. Hope you are feeling better.

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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/27/2010 6:04PM

    LOL MRDPOLING, I thought the same at first until I read Grain of the Week.

wow interesting.. Once it get's into stuff that I haven't tried I'm usually leary of them but that's because I'm not familiar and it's not your every day grain.

Love reading about stuff that is not even in my vocabulary makes it interesting what else is out there.

the price is just so high for my pocket book but good to know if I ever come across it at a restaurant.

emoticon for posting the info. and we could benefit from it.


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DS9KIE 9/27/2010 6:00PM

    that looks very good.

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MRDPOLING 9/27/2010 5:45PM

    LOL I totally read that title as Jobs as in work. LOL

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Unlucky or magnetic?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Now I have heard everything...

To make a long story short, less than a month and a half ago my old laptop met its demise. The mother board stopped functioning. I was told it would be better to just buy a new computer rather than spend almost as much to just replace the mother board on an old computer. I knew I could find a really good sale with all of the back to school specials.

Fast forward to about 10 days ago and my brand new computer crashed. How does a new computer crash and burn? I called tech Support at HP and they tried to do a recovery remotely. Did not work. They had to send me out Recovery Discs that I had to pay for - did I mention it was brand new computer? I was livid.

Ok, the discs finally got here and I spent no lie, over 3 hours on the phone with Tech Support rebuilding my computer with the recovery discs. Fun it was not!
Everything was wiped out. Things like blogs I was working on, all of my "favorites", recipes I had collected, etc. emoticon Windows had to be reloaded along with everything else.

It was avery time consuming process. We had lots of time to chat in between uploads and other configurations we had to do. We talked computer for most of the time. I kept asking how a brand new computer could crash and burn? He said he has seen computers crash the 1st time they are turned on. They can last for 10 minutes or 10 years, it is all up to the computer. It was not exactly what I wanted to hear.

Then he started telling me that some people are magnetic and cause their machines to go crazy when they are near them. It is something in their chemical makeup in their blood. Their bodies react with the electronic field around their computer.

I then proceeded to tell him about the problems I was having at work with my work computer. I said I thought I was either jinxed or my computer was possessed. I was experiencing things like my constantly being booted off, my printer not communicating with the server, my efaxes not coming thru, etc. He asked if anything wacky was happening with other electronical devices in my house like the TV turning on or off by itself or changes channels by itself when I was nearby, the radio acting strange, etc. I said no, so he said he didn't think it was a magnetic issue.

When I was finally able to get off the phone, the phone rings and I had a frustrated Loan Officer on the other end of the phone. He wanted to know where I was and why I was not answering my cell phone either. I filled him in on the 3+ ordeal with Tech Support. The next words out of his mouth was, I kid you not, "Did you ever consider that all of your computer issues between your computer at work and at home is because you are magnetic?"

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ANDREA963 9/27/2010 1:18PM

    Amazing!!! Never heard of it, but amazing. So what's Mayo say? Is the radio the sure test? Interesting.

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TRACYZABELLE 9/27/2010 5:44AM

    I know you have a magnetic personality but I did not know it could be destructive! Grrrrrrrr

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JFROGDIVA 9/26/2010 11:59PM

    You sound like desktop died twice & finally needed a new harddrive.....which I had the techie do because I KNOW how awful that is!!!! In between deaths, my laptop died 3 times, supposedly due to a virus on Spark!!!! I lost all my blogs, teaching material, lessons, & research, plus all my pics!!!! And NO, I didn't have backup because I didn't know to!!!! I tried to backup my pics, but I can't seem to get the little drive thingies, "flash" drives, to work.....if I download to them, then I can't access them when I put them in the computer or it tells me I can't add more even if there was only one pic or document on it!!!! Still haven't figured it out yet!!!! This little old lady has 2 computers but doesn't know how to work them!!!! LOL LOL!!!! Good luck with your "magnetic" personality!!!! LOL!!!!
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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/26/2010 10:47PM

    I know it's not funny but it's kind of is when someone else says the same thing when I read that I was like uhhh emoticon emoticon

Well twice hmm maybe it's true or could it be those steroids. I want to blame it on the steroids so you can get off of them wouldn't that be nice.

So sorry about your computer problems, I would think you could get another one. I would want a new one who knows that one can be prone to problems. .

Hope it's all fixed now keeping you in my thoughts that it doesn't happen again.


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FUNNYGRANNY72 9/26/2010 5:55PM

  I am so sorry you are having all the problems with your computer. Too bad the electronics makers don't have the 'lemon law' like they do with cars. If it was a brand new computer, why not just replace it. I just got through doing the same thing. My computer was completely formatted, but the man that did it also put in updated versions of everything I had. I had a Microsoft Office from the year 2000. I now have one for 2007. I am still learning how to use it. I hope everything works out and the shingles clear up. Take care.
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DYA177 9/26/2010 1:44PM

    Funny....i know my desktop will crash soon, but I haven't had the nerve to buy a new one. I really want a laptop, too. Thanks for your blog. I'll keep it in mind.

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L*I*T*A* 9/26/2010 12:26PM

so sorry to hear about your problems with the new machine!!!
if the computer was new was there no warantee ???
and could you not just return it???
i hope all will be well with this one.......
blessings and hugs......lita

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/26/2010 11:37AM

    To all of us YOU ARE MAGNETIC!

Magnetic Personality
Magnetic Sparker
Magnetic in every way.

Sorry about the computer issues though. Can't help you there :)

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REJ7777 9/26/2010 10:39AM

    Computers are GREAT... when they work! emoticon

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DENI_ZEN 9/26/2010 10:35AM

    Well, Yvonne, I've always thought of you as someone with a magnetic personality, though I never thought it would come to this! :) What a terrible letdown to have your cmputer go belly-up and have to perform CPR on it! This is surely everyone's worst nightmare - or certainly, one of them! I wonder what you'd do to an MRI machine! ;) Smoother sailing ahead, I hope - Sandi emoticon

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STOP-IT-KNOW 9/26/2010 10:22AM

    i have heard of this a friend a long time ago had it she could wear a watch because it would stop after 10 minutes on her. weird but true hope all your computer problems are over

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BEGONIAC 9/26/2010 9:57AM

    That's bizarre! and sooo frustrating! Hope this one lasts a bit longer! emoticon


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MRDPOLING 9/26/2010 8:53AM

    It is a very real phenomenon. I kid you not. When I used to work at my brother-in-law's store, we used to have a martial arts master that was band from getting near any computers in his dojo or in our store 'cause his Chi was so strong that just getting near them would kill 'em. Computers would be working great for weeks, months, even years...he would stand next to one for a minute or so and the computer would die. And it happened so many times that we finally had to tell him we wouldn't honor his warranties unless he stayed out of the dojo office. The ladies that worked in his office also banished him from the office by threatening to quit if he so much as stepped foot in there.

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    Just to share a "giggle" with you.... I have to wear a static bracelet because of being magnetic. I can literally change the channels on the radio by running my hand above it.... I make pictures fuzzy by being near cameras.... YES.. it has messed up computers at work etc. They sell them at Radio shack and other places like them. They are velcro and have a ground that you just connect when you are on the computer. It's not too expensive and if it will save the computers... give it a shot.

I'm sorry that you lost everything and that you had to spend so much time working on it. Sorry that your loan office was upset too. Sucks!

I'll get a newsletter out later today. If you have anything about the Oct weigh in pass it on. I'm going back to bed right now... another coughing fit just hit me! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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PENNYAN45 9/26/2010 5:06AM

    I'm with you --- I do not like the idea of a NEW computer crashing in its infancy! That does not seem right at all. What an annoyance.

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EGRAMMY 9/26/2010 12:40AM

    emoticon DH had elec. right from a high power pole go through him...took out elec. in much of ne Arkansas. Since then he turns out lights, even on poles; gets terrible shocks from car doors, etc. Then maybe a year ago I saw a show on PBS about people who have been hit by lightning and their resultant experiences. Good to see it was not our imagination.

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JRZG8R 9/26/2010 12:14AM

    Neither unlucky nor magnetic just normal....I told my daughter that just today in Jest. I really see no basis in it since you never physically touch the hard drive. I would attribute the New pc issue to lazy manufacturers. If you go on which is where I buy refurbished units regularly you will see most manufacturers and they have 120 models fully stocked so there is quite a supply of first round failure. emoticon

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DS9KIE 9/25/2010 11:55PM

    good greif, I feel for you and the computer troubles. I can tell you horror stories about my computer issues, but I wont , tooooo much typing....but was on the phone way longer than 3 hours and I had two computers doing the same thing. I started saving things on my hard drive so when my computer goes I will not have to lose everything. i have never heard of magnetic people and computers, that sounds weird.

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/25/2010 11:52PM

    I have never heard of that either!

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DEVORA4 9/25/2010 11:25PM

  I am not computer savy BUT I never heard that before. Sorry it happened to you. deb

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Not MIA just...

Friday, September 24, 2010

emoticon I am glad I have Spark Buddies keeping a radar out on me. Unfortunately my new laptop crashed and until it gets fixed i only have access to my laptop at work. I have only been taking half hour lunches so I am just doing the basics.

HUGS to all! emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/25/2010 9:55PM

    Hope your computer is better soon!

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FUNNYGRANNY72 9/25/2010 3:16PM

  I just can't stand it when I don't have my computer. Is there such a thing as being addicted to the computer? I haven't thought of that until now. Your blog is brief, but yet, you told us everything that was going on.
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    Miss you!

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SEASONS_CHANGE 9/25/2010 8:46AM

    come back soon!!!!

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FARLEY_GIRL 9/25/2010 1:25AM

    I was starting to wonder what happened......i usually see you posting/blogging etc. and I haven't for the past several days...glad to hear everything is OK w/ you!!! That sucks about your 'puter though. Hopefully you had everything backed up and nothing was lost!

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SHEILA8383 9/24/2010 10:25PM

    Sorry to hear about your computer but glad to hear that you are okay. I miss hearing from you on a regular basis.

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ASHARON 9/24/2010 9:04PM

    Glad that you are hanging in there!

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EGRAMMY 9/24/2010 8:28PM

    "Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
More funny Joseph Campbell quotes from

"Any given program, when running, is obsolete. "
More funny Laws of Computer Programming, I quotes

"Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors, which by definition are limited. "
More funny Laws of Computer Programming, IX quotes

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WILLOW49 9/24/2010 8:12PM

    Glad you are ok, but bummer about the laptop...ugh!

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MRDPOLING 9/24/2010 7:39PM

    dead puter.... UUUUGH!!!!

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WEDDWT 9/24/2010 6:39PM

    It's good to hear your voice!
Have a great weekend, Yvonne!

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DEFIANTVEGAN 9/24/2010 6:10PM

    Well that's no fun, hope you can get up and running or replaced soon.

Don't worry maybe it's just saying you need a little break.

Have a great weekend it's going to be in the 100's here.

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DEVORA4 9/24/2010 5:19PM

  when my PC is sick I feel naked. I know how frustrated you must have felt. emoticondeb

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DS9KIE 9/24/2010 3:48PM

    oh computers, they can be a big pain....hey its new? and your having trouble...good greif

Good luck with the computer

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CHOCOLAT-A 9/24/2010 3:40PM

    How frustrating!!! Sure hope you'll soon be able to get that new laptop fixed and working. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 9/24/2010 3:36PM

    good to hear all is well and it is only a computer thing........
i hope you don't go into Spark withdrawal......haha
have a great weekend......
blessings and hugs..........lita

Comment edited on: 9/24/2010 3:37:07 PM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/24/2010 3:13PM

    I know you are a busy little bee and working ahrd. Just enjoy your life!

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GEORGANNE39 9/24/2010 3:02PM

    Way to roll with the punches, Yvonne! emoticon emoticon

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