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If I'm Quiet, it Means I'm Up to Something...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

My mom always said she never worried about me, unless she couldn't hear me. If I was quiet, I was usually up to something. That pretty much still goes for today. I've been relatively quiet since my last vlog. Nothing's wrong. I haven't been suffering from Post Day 300 Blues. Nope, today is Day 313--the streak lives! I'm thinking of going ahead and shooting for 365; I figure I might as well. So, everything's all right. In fact, I'm having the time of my life. I've just been up to stuff, lots of stuff. Excuse me, while I gleefully rub my hands together. Muwahahaha.

I've been tied up (in a good way) on a big editing project with a group of friends. It's not Spark stuff, but it's kept me busy. I'm also working on several Sparky projects at the same time. I'm really excited about them, but they're not quite ready yet. Stay tuned. I know you're all glued to your seats, ha ha.

Anyway, I just wanted to give a holler that I'm still here. AND I wanted to share an incredible SparkDream that came to me yesterday. Here it is: Wouldn't it be cool to do a Sparkumentary someday?? I'm a total geek when it comes to documentaries; I actually like a lot of them. More than that, I actually like making those types of videos. Major Geek Alert. But I was thinking--wouldn't it be amazing, to grab my camera gear, hit the road and go meet my SparkBuddies in person? Really see you, hear your stories, do something fun together? I mean, WOW, that would be so cool!! I know what's happening now. You're all scurrying over to the bio section of your page, thinking, "Please tell me I didn't put my location on here. I just know Shelli's gonna show up at my door and make me hula hoop on camera." Don't worry. I won't. Yet. But isn't it fun to think about? Muwahahaha.

View from the Hoopatorium this morning

Where I plot and scheme, under the watchful eye of Miss Piggy.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 2/10/2012 6:31PM

    I love the idea of a SparkYouMentary!

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OLDERDANDRT 2/10/2012 6:05PM

    emoticon on continuing that streak!!! That's fabulous!!! Love your hoopatorium!!! (and Miss Piggy keeping you in line!!!) hehe

Have a great day and Happy continuing the streak!!! This is a lifestyle change after all!! At this point, you'd probably have a hard time not continuing it! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon You are emoticon

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NAVYMOM133 2/10/2012 5:02PM

    ... the Hoopatorium is so neat I almost missed your lovely dog!! Those reflective camera eyes and grey chin hairs - I wondered what my Lacy was doing at your place!!
(Learning to hoop - duh, Melly!) emoticon (minus the white bits ;)

Your 365-day exercise streak plan ROCKS BOATS!! emoticon

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LUNARAEWILDER 2/10/2012 5:00PM

    I love your idea of a Sparkumentary (SparkYouMentary).

Your last vlog inspired me to try hooping myself. So, beins that my budget lost weight sometime back, I am making my own hoops as well. Found several videos on how to do got the supplies and my twin sis and I are going to take pics/vids of our little hoop assembly.

Anyway, I hope your dream comes true!

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PAMNANGEL 2/10/2012 4:59PM

    Sounds like a great idea. I can't hoop to save my life, but I love watching.

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    Sounds like a plan!! Will Chris Downie spring for a trip to Aussie for you - we will have a big band and a hooping girls choir to meet you at the airport!!! Yeah!! Great idea!! We can go zorbing together!!! Gotta love Miss Piggy!!

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    Your Hoopitorium is soo clean!! my workout room shares with a bunny and for some reason her stuff keeps taking over lol. I need to do a makeover and take back my space. Right now I hoop in a room that has a floor to celieng cat tree (thats broke) laying in the middle of the floor and I hoop around it lol. as long as I can still get into the room I wont be stopped lol.

the sparkumentry idea sounds really cool and lotso fun!


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PICKIE98 2/10/2012 3:05PM

    you are one brave chickie! Show up at my door and be prepared to clean the corneas with bleach!! I am not at my best in winter,, but head on up I-75,, , yes I DID check my page to see if I actually slammed dwon my addy but alas, my brain did kick in long enoughto be very afraid.. of one particular Sparker..

that campy, dare-to-be-different kinda gal, JUST LIKE ME!!
I do feel secure knowing that I have already given the heads-up to the neighbors on either side of me: police officers with police dogs!
I do have a very large back yard though, you can bring in your uptown hoops to sneer at my cheap plastic one I got tossed to me by a major rock band at a concert here years ago,, cannot part with it,,IT MUST BE KISMET!!!
All I got is a trick I made a LOT of money with:how to put a dollar bill through an apple.. nothing as kewl as hooping.. I am always open for it though...

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TRULYVISIBLE 2/10/2012 3:02PM

  I think your documentary is an absolutely fabulous idea! As a member of Netflex I usually only watch documentaries. I think the Sparkguy should support you in this and put you on the road and in a Sparkmobile. I would like the documentary to show people who need to lose 10 pounds to 400 pounds but show how a lot of the issues around weight are the same. Even show people normal weight but eat poorly so joined just to eat healthier. Show how you have to enjoy your exercise to keep with it and show hoopers (Hey Audrey, you need to join so we can film you and represent the teens who want to stay healthy.) To all sorts of and interesting ways to stay fit. Love the idea! With your personality it would turn out very interesting and enjoyable.

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INFLATED 2/10/2012 2:59PM

    I pulled up your profile picture last night and thought that you should work for Spark People. I love your idea. I wish they would fund it and that we could have videos to watch of other members. I have known of two Sparkers that have passed on. I think it would be a great tribute to members and also a great way to tell their stories.

Maybe they could have a contest, Win a visit from Shelli. Chris Downie, what do you think?

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SHEENADEE 2/10/2012 1:24PM

    What a fun blog! Great pics of your space.

- insert Miss Piggy emoticon here -

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/10/2012 1:19PM

  If you showed up at my door...I would definitely try to hoop for you...maybe after all these years you could teach me how to do it! Woo hoo...that sounds fun...bring it girl!

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    I knew you had to be up to something! Just KNEW it! emoticon emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 2/10/2012 12:11PM

    Indeed I am glued to my seat, I luv your blogs and vlogs! Congrats on Day 313 and on to streaking to 365 days - woohoo!! You Go Girl!!!

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JOYINKY 2/10/2012 12:10PM

    You are so much fun! I love your Hoopatorium too; hoop envy is setting in again!
Hmmmm . . . Sparkumentary?! You know you could hit Me, Jeri, Shannon the same day by heading down I75! We've never gotten together but I'm thinking we're two hours from you and probably 30-40 minutes from each other. Hmmm. . .
You know, I do pretty well; but, I really wish I had your energy too! You go girl!!

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TX_WILDHEART 2/10/2012 11:48AM

    warn us before you get here... my house is a mess! ahhahahahha

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JUICENUT 2/10/2012 11:34AM

    Luv your space! Ms. Piggy is a great motivator.


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1CRAZYDOG 2/10/2012 11:31AM

    I just KNEW something was brewing! And sure enough! And that "evil type laugh" . . . says it's BIG! Yeah.

Sparkumentary. Hey . . . you can come here anytime!! I'll even try the hula hoop. How's THAT for being a true blue Spark Friend! Ah ha!!

My Mom always used to worry about me when she couldn't hear me, too. Guess she had good reason . . . BWAHAHAHAHA! Did your Mom ever put the "MOM CURSE" on you (When you grow up I hope you have a dozen kids just like you!" ) I never "got it" till I had kids. **SIGH** Wait wait . . . she DID IT! She cursed me. Well, not a dozen kids, but two. LOL

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MONALISA49 2/10/2012 11:17AM

    Muwahahaha! emoticon

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CARLYDK85 2/10/2012 11:15AM

    What a great idea! If you're coming up through Canada, let me know!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/10/2012 11:14AM

    emoticon I will trap you in my igloo should you ever venture my should bring Audrey, Logan and Randy just in case.
Just sayin'.
F.Y.I. Miss. Piggy is my heroine. emoticon
I wanna come visit you and play in the Hoopatorium!

I would LOVE to see something like a Spark Road Trip happen...SparkDreams do come true!

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FEISTYOWL 2/10/2012 10:53AM

    I think a Sparkumentary sounds pretty dang awesome! I would love it if you showed up at my door!! We'd have a blast I just know it. Maybe Spark would even sponsor something like that - how fun to have a bunch of vids of folks doing the spark thing. Talk about inspiring!

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BIGBROTHER323 2/10/2012 10:52AM

    Just how many hoops can a person hoop at once?!!!!

In a future that is far far away right now, I'd love to work with you on a video type project to learn what you (or a piece of what you know) so I can incorporate it with my students, spark page, etc.


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DBBDANFORD 2/10/2012 10:41AM

    That would be cool Shelli. I live in an area where there just aren't many sparkers for some reason. I'm often at the top of the list for sparkpoints and exercise for my local team, if that gives you a clue to how sparse it is here. I often wish there was a local group of us to meet face to face and support each other thru the ups and downs. Your video would be help fill the gap.

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CONRADBURK 2/10/2012 10:36AM

    I love your Hoopatorium and you workspace is awesome! The new profile photo is excellent! You look fabulous! Thanks for sparking today with your blog!
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SHIRE33 2/10/2012 10:05AM

    Great idea! What fun. Hope you get to do it. : )

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    I'm very glad you're having the time of your life, and very thankful that you're encouraging all the rest of us to do the same!

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AALIYANA01 2/10/2012 9:52AM

    wow thats a lot of hoops

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_JODI404 2/10/2012 9:42AM

    The Hoopatorium is looking very clean and tidy!!! Love seeing all those hoops!

I think the Sparkumentary would be awesome! It is extremely fun to think about!! Muwahahaha......

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LGAR519 2/10/2012 9:33AM

    The cats and I are awaiting your visit with bated breath. Bring the hamsters. The deal is off if I have to hoop!

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SUZYMOBILE 2/10/2012 9:22AM

    Well, ya know ... I'm in Florida an' all. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more.

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MISSIFISH 2/10/2012 9:21AM

    Your own little "this american life." "This sparkulicious life?" I think it sounds like a blast.

I can't wait to see what trouble you've been getting yourself into.

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    I think that is an awesome idea. I definitely can't wait to see what you have been working on.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 2/10/2012 9:19AM

    Awesome! Love your workout space and how fun it looks with the posters, etc....

You know.... Minnesota is not that far from Ohio. You can come visit me! emoticon

Love your goals and your scheming!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 2/10/2012 9:18AM

    What a fabulous idea. You could bring a couple hoops and do a workshop at each location. Just think, you could spread the spark and the hoopla at the same time! Such fun.

I hope you come to Michigan but I hope you teach me how to use the camera. I prefer to be behind the scenes. LOL


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DEBBYFROMMT 2/10/2012 9:18AM

    So cool! Is that Fozzy Bear on the wall? I think you are a geek! Great idea! Can't wait to see it if you do it!

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HEATHER-IN-SD 2/10/2012 9:15AM

    Ooooo pick me pick me!!! Although I'm not hooping....yet.

I think this sounds like a great idea!!!! emoticon

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SHFELKEY 2/10/2012 9:14AM

    Anxious to see what you have up your sleeve!

Muwahahaha emoticon

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