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World Hoop Day Woohoo


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Saturday, October 05, 2013


Happy World hOOp Day!!! (Yes, it's a thing, a real thing.) In honor of today's hoopiness, I decided to try to learn a move I've been attempting for a couple of years. It's moving the hoop from your waist, to chest, to shoulders, then up to your hand. I've never been able to come close. Then, one of my hooping SparkBuddies (CIRCULARPRAISE) posted a video on her page and it made a little more sense. So, I tried and--BAM--I'm sorta, kinda, close to doing it! I'm gonna keep trying, to see if I can smooth it out and make it look less razzamaspaz. We'll see. But anyway, woo to my hOOpy hoo!

In other news, one of my FB buddies posted this planking challenge on her timeline and I decided to try it. Some of my friends are doing this with me, so we'll probably vlog it, at some point this month. Now, I can't begin to imagine being able to do a 5-minute plank by the end of the month, and I have a vivid imagination. But I'm guessing that I'll be able to plank longer than the 20 seconds that we started with, so I'm pumped about that. Here's the challenge, if you want to jump in:


We started on October 1st.


Here is today's 40-second Plank Face. RAWR!

And, for no other reason than just because I can, I will leave you with this Creative Journal Entry that I did with two of my artsy friends.


The prompt was to draw without stopping, for at least 30 minutes. We did an hour, because we're overachievers.


My friends are visual artists. I am not, which is why I opted for a stick figure comic of the three of us battling Mr. Sprinkles, the giant doughnut. Write what you know, people, write what you know.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! I'm chaining myself to my desk, to finish writing a script for Christmas Eve.

This is life in a creative time warp. I'll break out the Easter eggs in December. :)

Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!!!

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STRESS80 10/21/2013 10:40PM

    Shelli, That is awesome! And you are looking fantastic. I really look up to you, you make life in general look fun. I just saw your vlog on possibly breaking your streak. The streak that I was keeping after seeing yours a long time ago. Was to check in to Sparks and track at least one thing. I made it to day I think 618 and then we went away for our 33 anniversary and I miss a day. I was so heartbroken when we got back to see I missed a day. I haven't had the same momentum since then. :(
Now with my fall challenge I started a new streak of drinking my 8 glasses of water every day and giving up sweet drinks all together. I'm now on day 7 didn't start out so good at first. I hope to keep it going for a long time like my other streak. Who knows how you will feel IF you do break it. hmmm . . if you do maybe you will think of something else that is awesome to streak about. . . the goal type of streaking. LOL

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SNOWYOGA 10/14/2013 9:09PM

    Sorry that I almost missed that emoticon emoticon & sounded like the dogs were enjoying it too! emoticon

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SBARGANZ 10/13/2013 11:56PM

    Nice plank face. :)

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TEXASFILLY 10/13/2013 1:14AM

    emoticon emoticon You did it, li'l sister! emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 10/12/2013 11:38PM

    What wonderful fun with the hoop! emoticon This is the kind of hooping that I can do! emoticon

I will try the Plank thingy. emoticon

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 10/12/2013 10:31PM

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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 10/12/2013 9:53PM

    Amazing. How did you do that with the hola hoop?
sharon

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LAURIETAIT 10/11/2013 2:10PM

    I love that term Razzamaspaz. But I don't think it applies to you. At least not with a hoop. Your hoop related spazziness in well back in your past now. Embrace your hoop competence. You're awesome.

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MNOT2THICK 10/11/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy World Hoop Day.

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PRINCESSAA12 10/10/2013 11:32PM

    I love your sense of humour! And congrats on that plank!

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SUPERSYLPH 10/10/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon Way to go! Yeah!

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LSPIZZA 10/9/2013 12:15PM

    I LOVE your blogs! I can't hoop at all... emoticon

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KALEWINE 10/8/2013 5:52PM

    Awesome! I think I'm going to have to try that Plank challenge. Great job learning a new hoop move!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/8/2013 4:39PM

    LOVE it! Way to move that hoop. The plank challenge is tempting the competitive side of me. I don't think I've ever planked over 2 minutes, can I do it? hmmmm emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/8/2013 12:41PM

    Awesome job! Love the drawing exercise too!

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MEDDYPEDDY 10/8/2013 9:41AM

    TERRIFIC!!!! Congratulations!

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ROXYCARIN 10/8/2013 12:36AM

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KITTYCAT64 10/7/2013 9:57PM

    I disagree with the people who say your video made them smile. It made me laugh out loud. Several times. Seriously, you have an adorable personality. I love your stick people drawings. When you said "Go out and play." I went to the door, but it was vewy dahk out and I was vewy vewy scawed. But I will definitely play tomorrow. Keep up the great work. Hugs Cathy I want to go buy a hoola hoop now.

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JANETRIS 10/7/2013 9:22PM

    World Hoop Day...practically a government holiday! Hope you had a blast!

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SANDRASHINES 10/7/2013 8:19PM

    Your video made me smile! emoticon

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AJB121299 10/7/2013 6:24PM

    nice

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SLIMLEAF 10/7/2013 5:53PM

    Excellent! Well done on the Hoop Trick and also on your amazing one-hour-non-stop-drawathon!
>I think I'll have to join you on that Plank Challenge; I wonder if I can do it???!

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LTURSS 10/7/2013 4:00PM

    Love the plank challenge! I hate doing planks b/c I just shake the whole time and turn red no matter how much I breathe, but I might try it anyway!

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FIRECOM 10/7/2013 2:18PM

    Way to go.
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PENOWOK 10/7/2013 1:27PM

    WooHoo!! Way to go!! Love the video!! Congrats! And you certainly are an overachiever with your art and your plank!! That's why you are ahead of the game with Christmas and Easter!! You are funny!!

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 10/7/2013 12:19PM

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JACKIE15108 10/7/2013 11:54AM

    What a fun exercise! You probaby got a lot of exercise in learning this new trick....all worth while!

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LADYJAJA 10/7/2013 11:28AM

  emoticon Shelli! I've been involved with a family reunion over the past few days and missed what would have been my first World Hoop Day!! :-( I didn't even know there was such a thing, but should have (because hooping is so awesome it deserves it's own day!). So, I've been out of the loop and out of the hoop, but I do know that so far I can only get it up to just under my chest.....new challenge! emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 10/7/2013 10:36AM

    Hmmmm... wonder if I can plank for 20 seconds??? I will try it later.. and if successful, will post a blog. In the meantime, happy hooping! Saturday was also world card-making day... So I made 2 Halloween cards...

Have a GREAT day!!

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JRRING 10/7/2013 9:54AM

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IMAGINE46 10/7/2013 9:08AM

  Love it! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 10/7/2013 6:22AM

    Great post

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SWTHRT4UDRLNG71 10/7/2013 5:34AM

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/6/2013 11:32PM

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Awesome stuff!

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JSEATTLE 10/6/2013 11:21PM

  Plank Challenge sounds like a real challenge!! I will have to try that, work up to it. Love your blog always.

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GOSPARK45 10/6/2013 11:17PM

    Happy hoop day! Woo hoo!

Think I'll try that plank challenge. (I can only embarrass myself! lol)

Spark on!


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STRONGDJ 10/6/2013 11:06PM

    Once again...you make me smile. I love your enthusiasm and your playful spirit!!!

Thanks,
DJ

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CICELY360 10/6/2013 10:54PM

  Good blog

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LINDAK25 10/6/2013 10:39PM

    Woo Hoo, indeed! You are AWESOME! You can do it!

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SJKENT1 10/6/2013 9:27PM

    I miss hooping. It has been too too long since I have even picked up my hoop. No more excuses... you hear me Self... no more excuses. I want to play

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AJDOVER1 10/6/2013 5:16PM

    Awesome!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/6/2013 3:57PM

  Your always entertaining! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 10/6/2013 2:38PM

    Hmmm--like your plank challenge., I may try that--heaven knows I can't do a 5 minute plank now but maybe I could get to 2 minutes!!!

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KIPPER15 10/6/2013 2:21PM

    Wonderful hooping. I will have to start the challenge late, but I think I can do it!

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