SparkPeople Quirk World Team Messageboard Celebrate the odd, the offbeat, the quirky and the just plain strange. Oh, and lose weight and get fit while doing so. Got that? ;) SparkPeople Quirk World Team Messageboard Future of this team Shall I collapse and close this team? No one is doing anything here. <BR> <BR> Quirk World was a great idea but I am a full-time student these days. Thoughts? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:47:22 EST Warning: Incoming Noob Hello, newbie aboard! and ready to slyly giggle or wryly chuckle as quirkiness rarely gets the garish guffaw or histrionic hoopla of the less subtle sides of humor. <BR> <BR> So should you desire contact with a fellow snickerer or comrade in absurdity then look no more--you have found her. <BR> <BR> Aren't people you want to find always in the last place you look? <BR> <BR> But seriously--glad to be here and looking for other weird minded people as online buds. <BR> <BR> Over and out. Sat, 19 May 2012 20:01:06 EST Health info and articles Let's start with this one. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Read this, folks. It is well worth your time. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:55:57 EST General Quirkiness Just a quick, quirky place to meet and greet. <BR> <BR> Happy new year 'n stuff. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:48:25 EST Just something I got a kick out of.... So I was shopping at Goodwill yesterday with my mom and I found the best thing ever. It's called "Holy Toast." I'll provide a link so you can see it. I thought it was pretty funny and I got it for a whopping 97 cents, still brand new in the package. haha. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Upon "researching" the holy toast, I found the greatest stuff.... All the stuff on it is just so the fly swatter that looks like a delete button on your c... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:46:15 EST Hi fellow quirks! I saw the group picture and knew this was the place for me! I love funny sayings on t-shirts, bumperstickers, signs etc. and I love getting all the stupid joke/chain emails! I'm a big dog person and they keep me laughing at home, I'm sure this team will keep a smile on my face too! Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:56:24 EST The Challenge is .... ... to add a co-leader. <BR> <BR> For while I adore you all, my work life has spun outta control. <BR> <BR> It may come back. Helfino. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, help appreciated. <BR> <BR> Whaddaya gotta do to be the co-Head Quirk? <BR> <BR> Welcome newbies. Send a goodie (the foam finger is sufficiently quirky). Add to topics as needed. Practice major quirkishness whenever you can (dress like a bunny for a business meeting, spend time telling strangers that your aura is off and could t... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:29:02 EST Hi I'm new and quirky :) Hi just browsing around and found this's always fun to laugh...I choose the road less where the hell am I? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 19:16:27 EST Woohoo! Finally joined SP! I never thought of myself as "fat" per se, just a little padded. You know, for protection! So I was shocked to learn that according to SP I actually fall into the obese category. Say what?! Well there's nothing for it. I'm fat, and that's that. Only one thing to do now: WORK HARD & LOSE WEIGHT! I've been hearing about SP for a while now and finally joined, following the example set forth by SP-member AesopsReed. I'm starting with 50 pounds to get me out of the danger-zone, and after that... w... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 22:47:08 EST *waves* Hola! Greetings! I'm Xandra :) <BR> <BR> I'm glad I found this team - I'm a weird girl myself, and find I enjoy the company of quirky, weird, eccentric people the best. Have you noticed, they are often the funniest too? <BR> <BR> I'm always at a loss how to fill in these introduction posts, so I'll throw out a few odd facts about myself - <BR> <BR> 1. I often prefer to do things backwards if possible, like reading lists from the bottom up. <BR> 2. I have a massive stuffed animal collection that ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:13:38 EST The Significance of Dogs Why is that that so many of us (yes, I did say us) have pictures of our dogs instead of ourselves as our profiles. I suspect it is something about self-esteem or privacy or perhaps simply the dog is cuter. Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:33:54 EST New Quirk here Hey all, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Lexie. Glad to be here, and I hope I am quirky enough for you all. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:35:52 EST Quirky Videos By us and others. This one is by me: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And yes, that is me but I don't normally talk that way. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:30:00 EST 75 Quirks! We have 75 members. I know most are not active but we are still rockin' a happy number. <BR> <BR> We should celebrate in some sort of quirky manner. I feel this might involve capes. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 07:00:10 EST Spark People Haikus The haiku is an ancient Japanese form of poetry. It need not rhyme. It's in the form of 5-7-5 syllables. Make yours about SparkPeople or any aspect, e. g. fitness, dieting, recipes, water-drinking, cardio, etc. <BR> <BR> Here's one to get us started: <BR> <BR> Dieting is not <BR> the answer; you need to change <BR> your life: SparkPeople Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:14:56 EST Recommitment It's been about 22 days (a quirky number, that!) since surgery. I am feeling better but am not out of the woods by any means. Not that I'm at death's door. It's nothing like that. But I still have wound care, every day, twice a day. My abs still hurt for getting up and lying down. I still fight reflux, although it's better, thank God. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I've been reading The Spark, and one of the things they talk about is setting goals. Now, of course I already have good ole weight l... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:11:07 EST Strangest User Name What is the strangest, and most interesting, user name you have come across anywhere? It doesn't have to be anyone from SP. Please don't give real names or someone's personal identity, especially without their permission. Just type the user name. <BR> OR <BR> <BR> Any nickname you've heard or encountered will count also. <BR> <em>38</em> <em>40</em> <BR> -YoYo Fri, 9 Oct 2009 05:26:50 EST October is breast cancer month I know you guys love something different and I have different for you! My 2 favorite sites for getting the message out there to protect your goodies and support those who have been through the battle are: <BR> <BR> and I love anything is eyecatching and is going to make people stop and look and really get the message. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:20:23 EST Me, myself, and I Hi. I'm 35, married, have 5 kids, live in San Jose, and have enough quirks for 10-30 people. I am probably rounding that number way to short. I love sarcasm. It is my special friend. No, I didn't say invisible friend. No, I don't hear voices. The kids are talking way to loud for me to hear anyone else. I do work part time. The odd part is that I think it is supposed to be an escape from home...hmmm. Gotta wonder about that one. Well, nice to meet you. Hope you can say the same abou... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:40:23 EST Me just me Hello everyone. I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Jade I am 30 live in northern Indiana, no kids, 1 cat (that is him min the pic) and have been in a great relationship with a good man for 15 years now. I have a lot of weight to loose but am keeping myself in good spirits for this long journey ahead. I love to laugh and the best jokes to me are the one liners that could be told to anyone. My other half and I spend some of our spare time at different renais... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:50:08 EST New! Hi everyone! I just joined and I look forward to being part of another sparkteam where I find like-minded folks. This one looks like fun. Why am I quirky? I love to sew plushes but I have no kids, I'm a Monty Python fanatic and have been since I was a kid {before I got the really racy jokes. lol} and I like to try anything and everything, no matter how weird people may think it is. Case in point, I live in Massachusetts and I'll be heading up to the Fluff Festival when it happens. Oooh,... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:23:30 EST Well... That's a deep subject. We won't go there, this is an emoticon to let you know what it is I'm doing to the room. <em>213</em> . Thank You! Sat, 25 Jul 2009 13:46:57 EST New people orient people oriented cheap diversions Like, how does one start a book club? Or what are you doing that's fun other than weight lifting? Wed, 27 May 2009 08:07:38 EST New Food and Exercise Myths So, last night I dreamed about food, which was weird because I was anything but hungry. <BR> <BR> But dream my little dreamy dream I did, and it involved me giving all sorts of completely wrong-headed advice to people about food. <BR> <BR> Of course I would not suggest this to anyone for real; these are just for fun, but what would you say if you were going to totally and completely lie about food or exercise? <BR> <BR> Here's one from the dream (remember, this is a dream): <BR> <BR> Dunk... Wed, 27 May 2009 06:09:31 EST Tears of Joy for Susan Boyle...Please Watch!!! Hey everyone! If you want so see a dream come true, true magic appearing before your eyes, please watch this: <BR> <BR><BR>ZY <BR> <BR> I was just blow away!! Literally, I cried so many tears of joy over this video!!! Miracles do happen!!! Just to see the contempt the audience had for this lady and the just the overwhelming joy they shared with her…AMAZING!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:39:34 EST Stupid Games Stupid games are, well, stupid. You can make up any kind you like, with any sort of scoring or no scoring at all. <BR> <BR> The current stupid game is a scavenger hunt. First to find the word "antipodes" on the site wins (except for this post, of course). The prize for winning is to devise the next stupid game. And so on and so forth. Oh and posting "antipodes" will work, too. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:34:57 EST exercise and gear mishaps Hey... I thought it would be great to share exercise/clothing mishaps. This past Friday I had an agonizing experiment with duct tape on my thighs. It's all outlined in my blog! Please read and share!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:11:46 EST Everything Must Go! Well, not *everything*. But I do love the feel of the old Crazy Eddie commercials. <BR> <BR> I have clothes that are too good to go to Goodwill. <BR> <BR> These are interview suits, might or might not be matched too well and you'd want to dry clean them first. I am happy to send (it's a good thing for me to get the extra closet cleared out, plus I consider this to be a Mitzvah). I'm happy to pay postage, or share it if you prefer. <BR> <BR> Here's the kicker: the suits are wool (hey, it ge... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:07:25 EST Quirky resolutions. I resolve to find an excuse to laugh hard once a day. <BR> <BR> Emma Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:46:41 EST Punchlines Only Just like the title says: only post the punchlines of jokes (clean and otherwise, so long as the punchline is clean. We're all adults here). <BR> <BR> I'll start with a classic: <BR> <BR> To get to the other side. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 17:27:20 EST Announcements Announcements! Announcements! <BR> <BR> SP is giving away stuff! Every MONDAY. See: <BR><BR>holiday_giveaway_win_fitness_dvd_prize<BR>_packs <BR> <BR> We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:17:30 EST Playing in the Band Another patented (TM) quirky game. I do hope this one works. <BR> <BR> The object of it is to describe the following about the person above you: the name of their band (or their stage name), the instrument they play, the genre, the name of their debut album and the hit song from said album. Of course we are all (in our heads) wildly successful recording artists. The names, etc. can come from anywhere (e. g. random web page titles are fine) or out of your noggins or from your subject's own po... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:58:37 EST Laughter Yoga About six months or so ago, I saw a short news segment about an interesting new "group therapy/activity" of sorts called LAUGHTER YOGA. At that time, I did some brief online research into what it is and thought that perhaps I'd hear something about a group starting in my area or maybe some local news coverage, but nothing. Has anyone on here been fortunate enough to have attended any laughter yoga sessions? If so, please share all about your experience. It sounds fascinating and joyful. ... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:23:13 EST hello new to the team! hello hello hello! Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:22:30 EST Greetings Hiya all. I was looking for a team that would suit my personality and lo and behold I found you all. I'm looking forward to laughing, chatting, and just plain ol' supporting each other. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 13:13:17 EST Quirky Feeling So, I'm feeling "nibly" today - I have no idea how else to describe it. Anyone else get that way? I'm not really hungry, I'm just feeling like putting little crunchy things in my mouth. What is wrong with my screwed up little brain? I don't really want the food. It's just taking me out of my office to go and forage. Like a bear. Or maybe a racoon. Little bits of nuts, bread pudding, bites of soup, raisins. Maybe som protein would be nice. But I'm squirmy. Not comfortable in my pown... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:13:33 EST *waves to everyone* When I saw the team pic alone, I knew I just had to join this team. It's like they say, if the shoe fits... Well actually I hate to wear shoes, much preferring to run barefoot through a field of flowers. Think it's the hippie in me. LOL So where am I going with this? *shrugs* No clue, but hello to everyone anyway! Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:48:50 EST Hi to everyone! OK, I just saw this group on my friend, Cayenne's page and since I have love to laugh-need a fun group-AND actually have that "confused maybe not" T-shirt somewhere-I so want to be here! <BR> <BR> My name is Cindy-glad to meet you all. Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:20:44 EST New Quirky One Hi, just joined. I am looking for a lively place with people who have a different train of thought and aren't afraid to be HONEST. Hoping I will find that here. Fri, 4 Jul 2008 16:10:57 EST CHIT & CHAT <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> Happy 4th to Everyone. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating this great & beautiful country's birthday. Keep safe & be a Spark! Fri, 4 Jul 2008 11:08:25 EST sane or not to be sane, that is the? good morning all, its been a long weekend, its good to be back on scedule..patience is not my virtue.... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 07:16:51 EST hi, i hope its happier here hi, im bipolar and have some mental issues, but i sure dont intend to focus on how much i have isssues....i just want a relaxing place to chat and loose wieght and be healthy, and make healthy new friendships, heck, if i wanted to stay miserable id never come here in the first place, im hoping to do that here, if youll have me Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:14:34 EST Top Spark People Pick Up Lines It's possible this has been done before but even if it has, heh, it hasn't been quirkified. <BR> <BR> Your mission: to come up with pick up lines that would work on a Sparker (male or female, we're open-minded here in Quirkburg). <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> <BR> Would you like to be my *personal* exercise buddy? Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:18:39 EST The Quirk 500 A year ago, in my old job, it was right around Thanksgiving and it was also just before one of those really big honkin' meetings. So the company -- which has ideas of Fortune 500-style grandeur -- sent around a video crew, asking people what they were thankful for. And everyone said the same old, same old. You know, family, friends, health, a good job, etc. While I don't dispute their gratitude or sincerity, it was just a little ... dull. <BR> <BR> When they came around to ask me, my answer ... Tue, 27 May 2008 10:16:30 EST Glad I'm here!!! Signed up for Swimsuit Bootcamp to hopefully get a little boost fitness wise for the summer. What a mess!!! Made me appreciate you guys so much more. May not always have time to post, but I always check in to read posts and get my daily dose of laughter and support. The SSBC hadn't even started yet and everybody was fighting because newbies were posting to the wrong threads and everybody was getting too many emails. Give me a break. I know that it's a huge team(11,000 +) but you don't have to... Mon, 5 May 2008 13:28:36 EST Team Goals May is coming soon and SP has given us leader types a way to create group goals and track them. Goals like, drink 64 oz. of H20 daily or walk a certain # of miles or steps or whatever in a week, etc. Or we can add whatever freeform stuff we like. <BR> <BR> There's the usual stuff but also I was thinking of something freeform and, of course, quirkalicious. Something like post 1 joke per week or the like. Thoughts? What would YOU like to see? <BR> <BR> Live to serve, my fellow Quirksters! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:34:46 EST Purging Ceremony It is with proper irreverence and devotion that we now consign all of our old things to the great mists of time. <BR> <BR> What old things? Things like clothes that are too big, foods we don't eat any more, sedentary lifestyles that we no longer live, behaviors we no longer perform and, of course, our love handles. <BR> <BR> Join me, fellow Quirksters, and say goodbye to that which will no longer be a part of you as you kick it out of your life for good. <em>216</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:53:41 EST Is it true?? Is it true I'm the only guy in this team? <BR> <BR> Hmm, better start behaving myself... <BR> <BR> Nah... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:59:25 EST The Continuing Adventures of Notary Woman and ... I'm a Notary, among other things. I got licensed at my last job in order to deal with patent applications. It was something I could do that no one else in the building could. <BR> <BR> In a small way, it was my first superpower. But I have others, which I shall reveal as time goes on (read: when I think of them). <BR> <BR> But in the meantime, we're all superheroines and heroes, doing our things every day, toiling in relative obscurity, all while our secret identities are hidden. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 19:12:53 EST some funny audios I put some old George Carlin and Richard Pryor audios up in a playlist. If you don't belong to, you can hear them here without having to join. (There are also a couple of playlists for Old Hippies - some of my favorite music from the 60's with some new, as well.) <BR> :-) Oh, yes. I'm new to your group. I'm expecting some horrible jokes. <BR> Stephanie <link> </link> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:54:19 EST APRIL CHALLENGE! Hello Quirks! <BR> <BR> Let's do an April Challenge. <BR> <BR> What you need to do is reply to this message & accept the challenge to get out there & start exercising. No more excuses or whining allowed. Then every time you walk, bike, go to the gym, whatever, go back to your original post to edit it. Type in what type of exercise, how far you walked, etc. if it applies & for how long. <BR> <BR> Let's go team! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 04:47:47 EST Amusing challenges -- all ideas welcome! Everywhere you look, there are challenges. Whether it's poundage lost, or calories counted, or reps done, or minutes spent on cardio or whatever, Spark's got it. <BR> <BR> Hence I'm looking for some sort of quirky challenge to add to the mix. It doesn't have to be too overly cutesy, of course, just something different, even a little bit. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for your ideas. No idea is too weird and in fact that's a very good thing. :) Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:46:23 EST Funny Stuff - Truth or Fiction Just thought we could use another topic where we can post funny things we did, saw or heard. <BR> <BR> Here's the first. My DH got me good on this one tonight. I was stacking the dishes in the dishwasher when he said, "Oh, I just peed on the floor!" I responded with a shocked, "How did you do that?" He came over & handed me a pea he just dropped on the floor. What a guy. Tue, 25 Mar 2008 20:05:51 EST Your favorite comedy quotes about diet/fitness {To a group of government agents} <BR> <BR> "If it's my secret recipe for blue ribbon dog food you're wantin', well I'm not talkin'!" -- Muriel Bagge, in Courage the Cowardly Dog. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 06:25:09 EST Welcome to the Funny Side of Spark Please introduce yourself. <BR> <BR> Me, I'm jespah, or jes. Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:21:41 EST Real Bad Jokes; Don't Be Afraid to Post Yours Here For example: <BR> <BR> How do you sell a bike to a deaf rabbit? <BR> <BR> WANNA BUY A BIKE? Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:19:42 EST