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A trick that works for me every time!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday morning and I was being a couch-potato catching up with computer stuff. In the middle of doing a lot of deleting etc., I decided to check on the local weather. There was a big green and yellow blob of rain headed our way across the doppler radar. After clicking animate and replay several times, I unscientifically tried to calculate if the dog and I could get in a walk without getting wet.

At that point, I gave myself the old motivation speech "just go and do a few minutes then you can come home." Before my inner brat could argue, I jumped up, threw on my sneakers and rain jacket and off we went.

There were a few light sprinkles as we reached our initial target so I convinced myself to go "just a little further." And then - again! At that point the drops were making their way to the ground through our still leaf-less trees so we just walked a little faster. The results? A pretty decent walk at a pretty good clip and we didn't even get (too) wet. emoticon

I've pulled this "trick" on myself so often you would think I would eventually catch on!!??? emoticon I'm sure this "trick" is familiar to you too so...

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ZELDA13 5/3/2014 9:31PM

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COOP9002 5/3/2014 11:24AM

    Clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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WENDYANNE61 5/2/2014 3:33AM

    Yes, the quicker you get out the door, the easier it is to leave that little brat whining in your tail-wind! emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 5/1/2014 12:53AM

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LAWANDMUSIC 4/30/2014 12:49PM

    YES!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/29/2014 8:39AM

    Great trick

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MARCIA_DC 4/28/2014 12:12PM

  Love it!

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ARTISTICJEN 4/28/2014 6:29AM

    Great job. Wish that trick worked for me. emoticon

See, this is part of why I keep trying to convince the people around me I need a dog. emoticon

I'm not so good at taking care of myself. But if I had someone else to be responsible for, I'm great at that. Here's hoping the financial and attitude tree blows my way and I can get a lil precious of my own to walk.



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DOGLADY13 4/27/2014 10:23PM

    I love dog-walking. I miss my Mutt Brothers and the walks we shared. So glad you enjoyed yours.

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FLUTTERFLI 4/27/2014 9:04PM

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DAWNDMOORE40 4/27/2014 2:44PM

    emoticon I use that trick myself! It works wonders! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 4/26/2014 5:04PM

    I bet it was a fun walk too!

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KAREN608 4/26/2014 4:46PM

    You like it as it is a game. See radar. See Cloudburst. Can we get there and back before cloudburst? It is a game so you like it. Good idea!

I always used to check the radar before walking into town. Can sneak in after one storm and before the other comes when I had something to do in tow. I do watch for lightning though as it can be 2 miles ahead/behind a storm, so check lightning strikes always on wunderground.

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