SparkPeople Coffee Junkies of the World! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=268 Caffeine need not be a dirty word when dieting. Our team is for all Sparkers hopelessly in love with their coffee. Drop by the cafe, we're open 24/7 and the coffee is always great!! SparkPeople Coffee Junkies of the World! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=268 Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x59549852 Good morning from Wisconsin! My name is Jessica, I'm a wife, mother of 2, and business owner. I love my coffee, I love my Keurig. I generally take a splash of Almond Milk in my coffee. I look forward to meeting some awesome new people. Have a great day! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:58:32 EST What kind of exercie did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x58760393 <em>108</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:40:22 EST Newbie at Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x58495150 I signed up Sunday and having been learning better navigation skills of this site everyday. Trying to find groups/teams that fit me "Coffee Junkies" is a team that can fit me :-) I have a brief intro on my page & will work on a blog entry soon. <BR> <BR> <BR> Marjorie Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:33:43 EST A summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x58291557 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:59:06 EST Take it or leave it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x58142493 Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:43:50 EST GOLD CARD HOLDER TO STARBUCKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x57491919 I love drinking coffee but can have not learned how to make a good one at home. I go to Starbucks many times a week and enjoy my time there. The drink i drink only costs about $2 and i can get all the free refills I want. <BR> For a for a little about me I am a 57 year old lady living living in sunny ca.,I am mahhied and have 3 grown sons and a mess of grand kids. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:51:51 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x57220176 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:11:12 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x57050366 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:51:27 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x55739429 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BD055D4CBB82 </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:39:32 EST Making Coffee in Advance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x55406960 Hey all! <BR> <BR> I recently realized that the reason I go out and buy coffee most of the time rather than making it at home is because I only drink 1-2 cups, and it seems like a waste to take out my 12-cup coffee maker, set it up, and then clean it afterwards for that little coffee. I'd love to get a single-cup coffee maker, but its not in my budget right now. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had success making a large batch of coffee in advance and then reheating some of it at a later point? I've ... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:06:01 EST A Halloween puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x55399759 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7E055D4CA2D8 </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:54:25 EST SPARKPEOPLE CHANGES COMING ON MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x55307306 As a Community Leader, I was notified by the coaches today thait there are exciting changes coming to Sparkpeople on Monday. Check it out here- <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:21:33 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x55236901 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:22:30 EST National Coffee Day -- where to get freebies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x55068531 <link>www.dailyfinance.com/on/national-cof<BR>fee-day-sunday-get-free-cups/ </link> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:15:34 EST Lovin' me some coffee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x55005976 I am Jaynee, a 56 year old wife and grandmother in the coffee capitol of the Pacific Northwest. I blaspheme the locals, however, as I detest Dutch Bros and Starbucks! Give me a cup of home brew or my trusty Keurig! <BR> <BR> I have been with SP for about 14 months now and have lost 133# and have been on maintenance for 2 months. I am pretty hyper-focused on my health (I give credit to the coffee!). <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:46:00 EST America's favorite coffee is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x54653763 I'm drinking it myself right now. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/fo<BR>lgers-americas-favorite-coffee_n_37965<BR>10.html </link> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:42:07 EST Hi and a Good Morning to you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x54521210 I am new as of yesterday and am enjoying the many oppotunities to connect with others who share common interests. My favorite coffee is Costa Rica Tarrazu and I use an electric percolator to make it each morning. <em>213</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:11:40 EST "U" turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x54482551 We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:57:34 EST Coffee, Cafe, Espresso, Nectar of the gods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x54411168 I'm not technically new. I'm lapsed, but it's been so long, I'd better re-introduce myself! I'm Meredith, and my coffee of choice is Einstein's Vanilla Hazelnut, cream, no sugar. I will not drink decaf. I brew with a french press from whole beans. I highly recommend it. I also love a good americano or espresso con panna. I let myself indulge in an espresso drink ( you know, the kind with all the fun stuff- milk, syrup, whipped cream) about once a week. I switched to once a week to sav... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 21:00:37 EST August puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x54380326 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/F9055D53929D<BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:02:22 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x54290963 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:16:09 EST Summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53843295 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:26:30 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 23 - 29 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53838433 1)I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become. <BR> Carl Jung <BR> <BR> 2)Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. <BR> Albert Camus <BR> <BR> 3)Never look back - unless you’re planning on going that way. <BR> Henry Thoreau <BR> <BR> 4)Sometimes the hardest battle we fight is the battle within. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)If you want to be respected by others, you must first respect yourself. <BR> A... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:18:29 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 16 - 22 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53838172 1)The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. <BR> Charles Bukowski <BR> <BR> 2)The people I treasure the most give me the biggest scars. <BR> Tablo <BR> <BR> 3)If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable, and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don’t fit. <BR> Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> 4) Don’t explain. People only hear wh... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:56:00 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 9- 15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53837902 <BR> <BR> 1) Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself and be good to yourself. <BR> Leo F. Buscaglia <BR> <BR> 2)I think you have to sometimes lose somebody completely before you can figure out what they really mean to you. <BR> Dawson, Dawson’s Creek. <BR> <BR> 3)The next time you feel you have to defend something about yourself, ask yourself, why am I feeling I must defend this? … Do not feel you must say anything. Be who you are. Do not try to be perfect all the time. <BR> Orin... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:36:29 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 2 -8 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53837609 <BR> 1)Fake friends are like shadows, always around on your brightest days, but during your darkest times they are no where to be found. <BR> Chris Sandoval <BR> <BR> 2)Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. <BR> Phyllis McGinley <BR> <BR> 3)I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. <BR> Brittany Renee <BR> <BR> 4)We can’t control w... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:10:47 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53657416 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:11:21 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 26 - June 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53480823 1)A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. <BR> Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> 2)Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> 3)Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> 4)Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. <BR> Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> 5)Experience is ... Sun, 26 May 2013 01:30:41 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 19 - 25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53478455 MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES <BR> ========================= <BR> <BR> 1)Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected. <BR> Allen West <BR> <BR> 2)There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism. <BR> Robert Charles Winthrop <BR> <BR> 3)These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a... Sat, 25 May 2013 20:45:47 EST A Memorial Day puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53473898 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/17055D542AA6 </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:11:30 EST Even more good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53431485 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n-pictures/the-best-part-of-waking-up-<BR>how-coffee-makes-you-healthier-1135.as<BR>px?xid=aol_eh-news_3_20130520_&aolcat=<BR>HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing10%7Cdl21%<BR>7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D316629 </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:06:35 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53304546 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:17:10 EST Mother's Day Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53284205 1)All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. <BR> Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> 2)Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. <BR> William Makepeace Thackeray <BR> <BR> 3)God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. <BR> Rudyard Kipling <BR> <BR> 4)The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. <BR> Theodore Hesburgh <BR> <BR> 5)The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the... Thu, 9 May 2013 19:08:25 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 12 -18 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53284071 1)The constitution is for us all to live together, a common life, we need each other. <BR> Pope Theodoros II <BR> <BR> 2)You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies. <BR> Yitzhak Rabin <BR> <BR> 3)In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate. <BR> Yitzhak Rabin <BR> <BR> 4)I can, of course, think what I want, just like everyone else. I simply have to refrain from saying everything I think. <BR> Margrethe II of Denmark <BR> <BR> 5)The knowledge... Thu, 9 May 2013 18:57:01 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 5 -11 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53283871 1)It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. <BR> Emiliano Zapata <BR> <BR> 2)I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. <BR> Xenocrates <BR> <BR> 3)Men create the gods in their own image. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 4)Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. <BR> Xenophon <BR> <BR> 5)I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. <BR> Voltaire <B... Thu, 9 May 2013 18:36:25 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 28 - May 4 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53283021 1)It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated. <BR> Abdullah Ahmad Badawi <BR> <BR> 2)The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer. <BR> Ben Nighthorse Campbell <BR> <BR> 3)Nothing exists except through language. <BR> Hans-Georg Gadamer <BR> <BR> 4)In fact history does not belong to us... Thu, 9 May 2013 16:52:51 EST More good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53247278 We actually NEED a reason to drink coffee?? <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n/top-reasons-not-to-quit-coffee.aspx?<BR>xid=aol_eh-gen_2_20130429_&aolcat=HLT&<BR>icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl40%7Csec1<BR>_lnk3%26pLid%3D308400 </link> Mon, 6 May 2013 21:33:11 EST A puzzle for Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53128043 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2013-04-25 </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:42:19 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x53041320 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:31:20 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 21 - 27 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53036851 ERMA BOMBECK QUOTES II <BR> ============================ <BR> 1)House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad. <BR> <BR> 2)Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. <BR> <BR> 3)For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy. <BR> <BR> 4)Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. <BR> <BR> 5)Did you ever ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:40:34 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 14 - 20 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x53036694 ERMA BOMBECK QUOTES <BR> ====================== <BR> <BR> 1)I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2)My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? <BR> <BR> 3)People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:27:33 EST Good Morning, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x52949466 I LOVE my coffee, I gave up smoking years ago, I don't drink, I don't gamble, I don't "cuss" or use any bad language, so I figure we can't be "perfect" so my vice of choice is COFFEE! LOL. I tend to drink at least a pot a day, sometimes 2. Just black unless I'm practicing my harp. That is when I let myself have a cup with a flavored creamer in it for a treat. <BR> <BR> I am learning the harp, play piano (and teach it), am an artist (professional)- have illustrated a wildlife book, taught... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:19:14 EST Playing favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52853365 What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:01:31 EST Quotes of the Week ( April 7 -13 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52848662 ANCIENT GREEK QUOTES II <BR> ======================== <BR> <BR> 1)Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. <BR> Plato <BR> <BR> 2)People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. <BR> Plato <BR> <BR> 3)I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. <BR> Plutarch <BR> <BR> 4)An imbalance betwee... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:23:41 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 31- April 6 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52848492 <BR> 1)There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 2)Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 3)A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:03:08 EST Bird is the word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52752717 There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:26:22 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 24 -30 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52677244 QUOTES ON FRIENDS <BR> ====================== <BR> 1) The enemy of my enemy is my friend. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 2) A friend is known when needed. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 3) Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 4) No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor. <BR> -Danish proverb <BR> <BR> 5) You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years. <BR> -English Proverb <BR> <BR> 6) Friends are like fiddle... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:01:29 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 17- 23 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52677037 <BR> 1)Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. <BR> -Ambrose Bierce <BR> <BR> 2)Adventure is not outside; it is within. <BR> -Ray Stannard Baker [David Grayson] <BR> <BR> 3)A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence. <BR> -Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> 4)Behind every great fortune there is a crime. <BR> -Honore de Balzac <BR> <BR> 5)He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. <BR> -Italian Pr... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:48:02 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 10- 16 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52676747 QUOTES ON FOOD <BR> ================= <BR> <BR> 1)He who eats alone chokes alone <BR> Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 2)A good meal ought to begin with hunger. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 3)Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 4) He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)Seven's a banquet nine a brawl. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 6)Much meat, much disease. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 7)Put a knife to th... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:27:21 EST An Easter puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52672064 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/00055D53F5F3 </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:03:50 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 3 - 9 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52540825 QUOTES ON FORGIVENESS <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------- <BR> 1) Repentance won't cure mischief. <BR> -Scottish Proverb <BR> <BR> 2)Forgiveness is love in its most noble form. <BR> -Anonymous <BR> <BR> 3)Never repeat old grievances. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 4)A reconciled friend is a double enemy. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 6)If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see. <BR> Ano... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:24:26 EST So What Is It We Love About Coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52465463 It's a warm beginning to my every day and has been for most of my life. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:36:27 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52455722 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:59:33 EST Things We Do While Drinking Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52438742 Read, write and drive. Talk to friends. Check into Spark! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 07:17:01 EST Favorite time of day for coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52393441 My best cup is always the first. But I enjoy an afternoon cup...stopping to take a break...around 3. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 06:01:14 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 24 - March 2 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52303181 1)We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. <BR> Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> 2)Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. <BR> Aristotle <BR> <BR> 3)Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. <BR> Ralp... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:10:16 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 17- 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52303096 1) Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> 2)The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. <BR> Charlie Chaplin <BR> <BR> 3)If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. <BR> George Orwell <BR> <BR> 4)The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” <BR> Augustine of Hippo <BR> <BR> 5)Travel brings power and love back into your life.” <BR> Rumi <BR> <... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:56:57 EST Place names "end to end" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52249250 Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:41:29 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 10-16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52244398 QUOTES BY ARISTOTLE <BR> ====================== <BR> <BR> 1)We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. <BR> <BR> 2)Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.. <BR> <BR> 3)It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. <BR> <BR> 4)... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:06:32 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 3 - 9 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52244349 QUOTES ON LOVE <BR> ================ <BR> <BR> 1)Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. <BR> Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> 2)Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. <BR> Aristotle <BR> <BR> 3)Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' <BR> Erich Fromm <BR> <BR> 4)Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:48:17 EST Organic beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x52180330 Where is a good place to purchase organic beans that are not so expensive thank you Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:06:48 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52150736 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:00:28 EST A Valentine puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x52046191 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3C055D502AFC </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:49:56 EST Blue "J" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51942477 Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:57:24 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 27 - Feb 2 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51838414 QUOTES ON TRUST <BR> ==================== <BR> <BR> 1)Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish. <BR> Barbara Smith <BR> <BR> 2)I always trust my gut reaction; it's always right. <BR> Kiana Tom <BR> <BR> 3)The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. <BR> Gisele Bundchen <BR> <BR> 4)A lie c... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:00:13 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 20 -26 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51785389 1)The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. <BR> Buddha <BR> <BR> 2)Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. <BR> Buddha <BR> <BR> 3)Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. <BR> Khalil Gibran <BR> <BR> 4)I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; ye... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:43:35 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 13 -19 )) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51785097 1)You may delay, but time will not. <BR> Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> 2)By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. <BR> Socrates <BR> <BR> 3)As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. <BR> Socrates <BR> <BR> 4)A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> 5)Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:29:51 EST Winding down my Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51757940 Ahhhh...finally sitting here relaxing with some Starbucks Blonde coffee. How was every one's Monday? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:18:41 EST Manmade objects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51719585 Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:40:20 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51604020 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:43:04 EST Flavored Creamers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51564300 Is coffee with flavored creamer bad? I don't use sugar or milk but it is SOOO hard to give up my creamers. <BR> <BR> Can this be worked into a program? Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:07:24 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 6 - 12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51563654 1)Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 2)God is closest to those with broken hearts. <BR> Jewish Saying <BR> <BR> 3)Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. <BR> M. Kathleen Casey <BR> <BR> 4)Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. <BR> Les Brown <BR> <BR> 5)Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. <BR> Henry Ford <BR> <BR> 6)It ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:12:10 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 30 -Jan 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51563413 1)Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. <BR> Ayn Rand <BR> <BR> 2)You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. <BR> Friedrich Nietzsche <BR> <BR> 3)By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. <BR> Franz Kafka <BR> <BR> 4)The gr... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:55:49 EST School subjects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51485541 There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:33:05 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 23 -29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51309979 <BR> CHRISTMAS QUOTES <BR> ====================== <BR> <BR> 1)Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. <BR> Calvin Coolidge <BR> <BR> 2)He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. <BR> Roy L. Smith <BR> <BR> 3)Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his cho... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:17:48 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 16- 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51309811 <BR> 1)Never wear anything that panics the cat. <BR> P.J. O'Rourke <BR> <BR> 2)Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. <BR> Paul Harvey <BR> <BR> 3)Never ruin an apology with an excuse. <BR> Kimberly Johnson <BR> <BR> 4)True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. <BR> Mignon McLaughlin <BR> <BR> <BR> 5)It's easier to apologize than ask for permission.... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:59:03 EST A Christmas puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51295624 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C0055D539D14 </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:18:53 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 9-15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51260682 <BR> 1)We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. <BR> -Francois de la Rochefoucauld <BR> <BR> 2)You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. <BR> -Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> 3) I cannot believe that t... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:41:04 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x51036577 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:16:42 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 2 - 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51032433 1)Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. <BR> Anne Lamott <BR> <BR> 2)When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself. <BR> &#8213;Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> 3)The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. <BR> Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> 4)There will always be someone who will stab you in the back, if not, you are that person. <BR> Anonymous <B... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:01:52 EST Quotes of the Week ( Nov 25 - Dec 1 ) ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x51032109 1)A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. <BR> Lana Turner <BR> <BR> 2)A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. <BR> Bill Cosby <BR> <BR> 3)Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. <BR> Jim Carrey <BR> <BR> 4) I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. <BR> Ro... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:36:11 EST Quotes of the Week ( Nov 18- 24 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50897696 1)Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. <BR> Buddha <BR> <BR> 2)Hatred is blind, as well as love. <BR> Oscar Wilde <BR> <BR> 3)To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. <BR> C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> 4)Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget. <BR> Robert Jordan <BR> <BR> 5)Forgivenes... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:04:14 EST Quotes of the Week ( Nov 11 - 17 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50897499 1)The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> 2)All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. <BR> Walt Disney <BR> <BR> 3)All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. <BR> T. E. L... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:47:45 EST Double letter words A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50865294 Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:43:21 EST Thanksgiving dinner game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50769434 Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:29:13 EST Quotes of the Week ( Nov 4 - 10 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50729388 QUOTES ON FORGIVENESS <BR> ========================== <BR> <BR> 1)Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> 2)Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. <BR> Oscar Wilde <BR> <BR> 3)He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. <BR> Thomas Fuller <BR> <BR> 4)When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. <BR> Bernard Mel... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:06:33 EST A pretty puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50672251 You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2012-10-29 </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 13:00:21 EST Quotes of the Week ( Oct 28 - Nov 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50608359 HAPPINESS QUOTES <BR> ==================== <BR> <BR> 1)Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. <BR> Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> 2)Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. <BR> Oscar Wilde <BR> <BR> 3)Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. <BR> Alice Walker <BR> <BR> 4)Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. <BR> Benjamin Disraeli <BR> ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:43:47 EST Quotes of the Week ( Oct 21-27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50608142 PET QUOTES <BR> ============= <BR> <BR> 1)I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. <BR> Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> 2)Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. <BR> Robert A. Heinlein <BR> <BR> 3)No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. <BR> Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> 4)The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. <BR> Charles de Gaulle <... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:27:57 EST Spooky Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50572148 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:35:06 EST Quotes of the Week ( Oct 14-20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50419998 <BR> QUOTES ON EXPERIENCE <BR> ======================= <BR> <BR> <BR> 1)Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. <BR> Soren Kierkegaard <BR> <BR> 2) A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. <BR> Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. <BR> <BR> 3)The only source of knowledge is experience. <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> 4)Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:03:11 EST Quotes of the Week ( Oct 7- 13 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50419845 QUOTES ON MARRIAGE <BR> ======================== <BR> <BR> <BR> 1)Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. <BR> Martin Luther <BR> <BR> 2)It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. <BR> Friedrich Nietzsche <BR> <BR> 3)There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. <BR> Martin Luther <BR> <BR> 4)A journey is like marriage. The certain way to b... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:49:14 EST Vacuum Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50381201 We had this in San Francisco at one of the (not Starbucks) coffee shops, and it was amazing. So Ivylad had to buy one online, and we're going to try it out. <BR> <BR> Anyone else use this process? Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:37:04 EST Seven-letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50370378 The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:33:49 EST Saturday Silliness 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50273609 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite kind of soup? <BR> <BR> 3. What was your first car? <BR> <BR> 4. How many siblings do you have? <BR> <BR> 5. Are you a fan of any sports teams? If so, which one(s)? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:48:55 EST Quotes of the Week ( Sept. 30 - Oct.6 ) ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50166127 FAMOUS M*A*S*H QUOTES <BR> <BR> 1)Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can't change rule number one. <BR> Henry Blake <BR> <BR> 2)I'm a life long Anglophile. England is still the only place I know where any young man can grow up to be the Queen. <BR> Hawkeye <BR> <BR> 3)Listen, it's too big a world to be in competition with everyone. The only person who I have to ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:29:07 EST Quotes of the Week ( Sept. 23-29 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50165832 ERMA BOMBECK QUOTES II <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me. <BR> <BR> 2)Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart. <BR> <BR> 3)When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. <BR> <BR> 4) It takes ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:12:34 EST Movies "by the numbers" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50159425 We're looking for movies with numbers in the title. Forms of numbers, like "first," etc. also count. There are a lot, so let's work our brains (or Google!) and come up with a lot. <BR> <BR> The Magnificent Seven Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:57:49 EST Happy National Coffee Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50159414 Enjoy your coffee AND your day. <BR> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:57:06 EST Quotes of the Week ( Sept. 16-22 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x50154758 ERMA BOMBECK QUOTES <BR> <BR> IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER <BR> <BR> 1) I would have talked less and listened more. <BR> <BR> 2) I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. <BR> <BR> 3) I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. <BR> <BR> 4) I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains. <BR> <BR> 5) I would have cried and... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:22:24 EST Saturday Silliness 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x50053092 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> If you're American, who was President the year you were born? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's a fashion you wish would die forever? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:54:38 EST September Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49945698 What do you like best about autumn? <BR> <BR> How was your summer? <BR> <BR> Are you or anyone else in your house going back tro school? <BR> <BR> It's the start of football season! Are you a fan? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:47:48 EST Quotes of the Week ( Sept. 9-15 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49945455 Dear Abby Quotes <BR> <BR> 1)Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does -- except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. <BR> <BR> 2)If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. <BR> <BR> 3)The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good. <BR> <BR> 4)The less you talk, the more you're listened to. <BR> <BR> 5)Peop... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:35:53 EST Classic games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49830125 No joystick, controller or "system." How many classic card, board and playground games can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Chess Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:40:03 EST An extra caffeinated hello to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x49757267 I get to say hi while drinking coffee. Yay! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda and I've been drinking coffee since my senior year of high school. My Cusineart Keurig brewer was one of the best presents my boyfriend ever bought me (and also got him to join the dark side as well). I work nights so coffee is like my mistress. Coffee and water are my two main drinks. <BR> <BR> Oh, and I'm looking to lose about 50 lbs as well. :-) Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:48:48 EST Quotes of the Week ( Sept 2-8 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49752678 ANN LANDERS QUOTES <BR> <BR> 1)Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass. <BR> <BR> 2)One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one. <BR> <BR> 3)Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty wi... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 15:43:12 EST "Do" tell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49721074 We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> bulldozer <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:26:48 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 19 - 25 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49662468 QUOTES ON WOMEN <BR> <BR> 1)Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice. <BR> Bill Cosby <BR> <BR> 2)Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. <BR> Timothy Leary <BR> <BR> 3)Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. <BR> George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> 4)I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men. <BR> Coco ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:05:58 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 26- Sept 1 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49662268 1)Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. <BR> Anton Chekhov <BR> <BR> 2)Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice. <BR> Bill Cosby <BR> <BR> 3)Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. <BR> ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:55:02 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 12 - 18 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49661730 1)Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. <BR> George Washington <BR> <BR> 2)A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success. <BR> Robert Orben <BR> <BR> 3)Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. <BR> Erma Bombeck <BR> <... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:27:18 EST Are "U" ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49617768 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with "u." <BR> <BR> utter Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:25:03 EST Three-word phrases A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49513072 Simple. If, for instance, my letter was R I could say "read a book" and the next person could say "set a date." Okay, let's go! <BR> <BR> any day now Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:32:16 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 12 - 18 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49419836 1) A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. <BR> Victor Hugo <BR> <BR> 2)A place for everything, everything in its place. <BR> Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> 3)Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. <BR> Andre Gide <BR> <BR> 4)Belief creates the actual fact. <BR> William James <BR> <BR> 5)Believe you can and you're halfway there. <BR> Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> 6)Change your thoughts and you change your world. <BR> Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> 7)Doubt is part of... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:18:05 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 5-11 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49419637 1)A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. <BR> Ayn Rand <BR> <BR> 2)Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. <BR> Ella Wheeler Wilcox <BR> <BR> 3)Always desire to learn something useful. <BR> Sophocles <BR> <BR> 4)Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. <BR> Og Mandino ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 06:58:52 EST Anybody tried cat-crap coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49417617 Also known as Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world. I would not be adverse to trying it. <BR> <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak </link> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 23:48:42 EST Song titles A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49299158 How many song titles IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER can we come up with? <BR> <BR> All the Time (Johnny Mathis) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:24:07 EST Does coffee help us control our weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49290888 Coffee is so low calorie--I drink it black--i think of it as a friend that helps me stick to my eating goals. You? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:55:11 EST Quotes of the Week ( July 29- Aug 4 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49224028 1)A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. <BR> William Feather <BR> <BR> 2)A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. <BR> Caskie Stinnett <BR> <BR> 3)A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful. <BR> Charles W. Pickering <BR> <BR> 4)A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where ... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:58:13 EST Things that make us smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49194740 How many things give us a big grin? Let's list as many as we can. <BR> <BR> Playing with kittens. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:20:14 EST Quotes of the Week ( July 22 -28 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x49089364 1)A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat. <BR> Erma Bombeck <BR> <BR> 2)A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. <BR> George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> 3)A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. <BR> Bob Hope <BR> <BR> 4)A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. <BR> J. P. Morgan <BR> <BR> 5)A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. <BR> Max Luc... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:58:45 EST Saturday Silliness, foodie edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x49085418 Do you like to cook? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked? If you're a vegetarian, what is your favorite entree? <BR> <BR> What's a bad food habit you're struggling with? <BR> <BR> What foods are you picky about? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer sweet or savory? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:58:25 EST Right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48979772 What's your weather? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet? <BR> <BR> What, if anything, are you eating/drinking? <BR> <BR> What do you hear? <BR> <BR> How do you feel? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:45:20 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48863911 Easy -- words that start with "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:47:23 EST Positives A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48760345 We hear (and use) too many negative words, including about ourselves. Let's see how many positive adjectives, in alphabetical order, we can come up with. <BR> <BR> Awesome Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:18:06 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48653593 Tell which of a pair of items you prefer, then suggest a new pair of items for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roses or orchids? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:57:08 EST Saturday Silliness 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48550485 Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Would you ever try an extreme sport (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fruit? <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:52:41 EST Saturday Sillines 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48445598 What kind of phone do you have? <BR> <BR> Do you own/are you owned by any pets? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite picnic food? <BR> <BR> Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:26:02 EST "Colorful" movie titles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48334866 How many movie titles with colors in them can we find? <BR> <BR> Goldfinger Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:42:14 EST Coffee at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs AR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x48263872 Does anyone know what brand of coffee they are using at that hotel? I have several co-workers that have been at the hotel and say that it is the best coffee they have ever tasted. My supervisor is a real coffee lover and said she makes the 6 hr trip there just for the coffee. I tried calling them and asking about a brand they are using, but they are not giving any info <em>39</em> <BR> I would love to try this coffee everyne is talking about. <BR> <BR> http://www.crescent-hotel.com/ <BR> Mon, 28 May 2012 13:34:48 EST Saturday Silliness 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48138813 Are you eating/drinking anything right now? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Not counting the spread, how many blankets are on your bed today? <BR> <BR> You're offered your choice of your dream car or dream vacation. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate most? Sat, 19 May 2012 10:39:33 EST World cities A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x48035045 This is a big world. In alphabetical order, how many cities on all of the inhabited continents can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Athens, Greece Sat, 12 May 2012 12:05:28 EST Name Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47923484 Name five: <BR> <BR> Foods you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Books you've read: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Movies you've seen: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Songs you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Places you've been: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:28:12 EST Saturday Silliness 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47805416 1. Counting the one you live in, how many countries have you visited? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> 3. When was the last time you roller skated? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like granola bars? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to do any crafts? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:31:30 EST "Colorful" song titles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47689614 How many song titles with colors in them can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Blue Velvet Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:31:52 EST Saturday Silliness 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47576028 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> What was your first pet as a child? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> Coconut -- love or loathe? <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:20:29 EST Occupations A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47467832 How many careers, in alphabetical order, can we come up with? There are a lot, so let's be creative! <BR> <BR> architect Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:19:35 EST Saturday Silliness 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47354191 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> How do you like your eggs cooked? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging up in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to a farm? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:55:18 EST Flowers A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47239252 In honor of spring, let's see how many flowers we can name in alphabetical order. Blooms from all seasons are welcome. <BR> <BR> Aster Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:53:00 EST Saturday Silliness 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47122878 1. It's St. Patrick's Day! Do you have any Irish in you? <BR> <BR> 2. As a kid, did you walk/bike to school, or did you ride the school bus? <BR> <BR> 3. What's your favorite type of cookie? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you sleep on your side, back or tummy? <BR> <BR> 5. Finish this sentence: "One thing I'd love to do today is..." Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:42:19 EST "Colorful" phrases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x47002817 We're looking for phrases of two to four words with a color in them. Here we go: <BR> <BR> In the pink Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:23:03 EST Two words -- change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46881679 Change either word in the two-word phrase to make a new phrase. And yes, you can change the order. <BR> <BR> fire truck Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:55:32 EST Saturday Silliness 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46760314 What month/day is your birthday? (Don't worry, we won't ask you the year). <BR> <BR> If you could buy your dream car, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Road trips -- love or hate? <BR> <BR> Night owl or morning person? <BR> <BR> Spring is coming -- what do you like best about spring? Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:37:09 EST Farmers' Market A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46644808 IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, how many fruits, veggies and herbs can we find? There are a lot, so let's keep this going! <BR> <BR> asparagus Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:22:56 EST Just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46531451 (Cheerfully cribbed -- er, BORROWED -- from another team) <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> Dece... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:27:55 EST Homonyms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46408616 Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings (such as hale and hail). How many combinations can we find? <BR> <BR> Pear, pare and pair. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 00:53:20 EST Hello! XD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x46385877 Nice to meet you all! I'm a super coffee junkie. Drinking coffee like forever ..although think I must drink more decaffeine to avoid the troubles with my sleep cycle xD Except morning, I like to drink late at afternoon/night and this is not helping at all! lol <BR> Anyway I'm new at the site too, glad I find this page! Good luck with your goals everyone :3 <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:59:25 EST Name a cool song from any era! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46285145 From the Fifties (or earlier!) to today, how many great songs can we remember? <BR> <BR> Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:17:02 EST "G" whiz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46156990 We're looking for words that start with the letter g. <BR> <BR> grand. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:53:36 EST It's "go" time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x46023295 We're looking for words with the syllable "go" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. There are a lot of them, so let's see how many we can come up with. Are you ready? It's go time! <BR> <BR> outgoing. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:14:27 EST hello everyone.. i'm new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45895397 i've been w/ the site for a while now.. on and off.. and now i'm back again... to try and loose the rest of what i didn't the first time... good luck to everyone and i'm excited to spend time w/ you all while enjoying a fresh cup! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 08:24:36 EST Silly Saturday Sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45877815 Finish these sentences: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it just me, or <BR> <BR> 2. One thing that always makes me smile is <BR> <BR> 3. If I could erase one thing from the world, it would be <BR> <BR> 4. My idea of a perfect day would be. <BR> <BR> 5. Right this moment I would really enjoy Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:23:16 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45871275 it has been a while but i am back lots of changes in my life--most of them good. now its time to take care of me. so tired of feeling tired and worn out all the time. want energy to enjoy my life again. working nights as a nurse in a nursing home. that is enough to make me feel totally worn out. looking forward to connecting with my old friends here and making lots of new ones. i used to collect coffee cups and quite a few of you send me cups. i still use them and think about each of... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:36:14 EST Creamer, anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x45814844 Greetings! I am a Spark Newbie and just joined "Coffee Junkies" today. I love, love, love my coffee! In fact, I'm looking for some tips on how to enjoy my creamer without adding too many calories. I seem to spend a lot of calories on cream in the mornings. I love the Coffee Mate Fat Free Vanilla creamer. I usually have 3 tbsp for about 2 full cups. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a low-calorie creamer (with sweetener) secret they would like to share? I dislike Splenda, Equal, and Stevia ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:34:36 EST Take it or leave it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45728228 Easy -- tell if you'd take or leave the suggested item and then suggest an item for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller coasters. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:08:32 EST Merry Christmas To All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x45627703 I'd write out the words to a song here, but my fingers are old and tired of typing and I figure we all have enough to do besides read the words to a song. However, this is a good place and time to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS! <em>446</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:50:25 EST Couldn't live without it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45607853 (Well, I could, but it would be hell!!) <BR> <BR> My name is Jackie, and I found this team courtesy of a blog post by Stepfanie Romine. I am 47, and work as an RN in a busy trauma center in Vegas. I won't bore you with a lot of details--there are plenty on my page!-but will say this. I could NEVER do a reality show like "SURVIVOR". I would be BEGGING to be voted off after one day without my coffee!! <BR> <BR> See you all on the boards!! <em>106</em> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 01:01:04 EST Another cup, please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45602577 Hello! I am definately a coffee lover and I have gone from hating the taste (loving the smell) to loving the taste and having 1 cup a day. I am currently doing at least 3-4 cups a day. We went on a day trip not long ago and rode a bus to and from the particular activity. I made the mistake of drinking 4 cups of coffee during dinner. The coffee was so good I couldn't stop, plus we were the last table to the buffet and it was delightful to sit and drink coffee and talk with friends. <BR> ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:27:34 EST A Morning Cup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45560512 I am happy to find this team. I love my morning cup of coffee (or two). I listened to a great book a few months ago called The Coffee Trader by David Liss. I enjoyed the description of how new drinkers of this miracle beverage experienced its effects. <BR> So I raise my mug and say Good Morning Fellow Coffee Drinkers! <BR> <em>106</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:02:49 EST Saturday Silliness, favorites edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45548027 What is your favorite: <BR> <BR> Food? <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> TV show? <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:39:44 EST Holiday songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45455284 Let's list our favorite holiday songs here. And not just Christmas -- if our Jewish friends have special Hanukkah songs, please include them! (Please, just one to a post. We want everybody to have a chance to participate.) <BR> <BR> O Holy Night Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:21:25 EST Either/or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45365833 Tell which of a pair of items you'd prefer, then suggest a new pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Sandals or sneakers? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:30:17 EST What the "L" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45244312 Words that start with "L." <BR> <BR> lasting Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:44:25 EST Article-Coffee & lower risk to endometrial cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x45210370 Who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health<BR>_news_detail.asp?health_day=659171 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:07:36 EST Hello fellow coffee-lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x45209389 Good morning from Pennsylvania, where I just finished mymorning coffee (a requirement before heading to the office). So glad to have found a team that appreciates coffee as much as I do. I buy bulk whole beans at a local store, where the flavors are roasted into the beans before they are shipped. My morning ritual of grinding beans and brewing in my Chemex carafe is one of those little things that helps me stay balanced. Glad to meet you, Sharon Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:08:08 EST Thanksgiving A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45153580 Everything we love about Thanksgiving in alphabetical order! <BR> <BR> apple pie Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:36:04 EST Saturday Silliness, Thanksgiving edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x45043157 Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> If you do, what are your plans this year? <BR> <BR> Stuffing -- in or out of the bird? <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? <BR> <BR> What's a favorite Thanksgiving memory? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:35:48 EST Grounds in my coffee..ick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x44875411 Decided to get coffee from a local coffee shop. Got home & DH and I both sucked up a mouthful of grounds from our iced americanos. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else experienced something like this? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:56:53 EST M&M's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44819890 As you've probably already guessed, we're looking for words that start with "m." <BR> <BR> Milestone Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:05:15 EST New coffee junkie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x44786316 <em>213</em> I am new to the team and I love coffee. Tried giving it up a few times but realized I am addicted, Even during my pregnancy I had to have decaf. Now I am drinking 1/2 caf because my husband and I are trying to get pregnant again . Love the flavored coffees but unfortunately my husband doesn't so I don't get to have them often. <em>287</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 08:08:46 EST Daily coffe-holic new to team-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x44783378 hey fellow cofeeholics!! if i could have an espresso every morning i would do it!! Have to settle for several cups of regular drip "joe" at the local taqueria with my daily egg taco, best our town has to offer, at least within any kind of reasonable expense. Starbucks went out of business!!! <BR> <BR> So I am back to spark after several months of inactivity, recently diagnoses as a diabetic, so drink mine straight and black [always did anyway] used to take a Swiss Miss and... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:01:13 EST Celebrity Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44710434 Easy. Name a celebrity. The next person has to name another whose first name starts with the last initial of the previous one. For instance, if I say Ben Affleck, you could say Anne Hathaway. Let's not confine it to actors, though. Musicians, athletes, writers and filmmakers are all fair game. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: Jennifer Garner. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:13:24 EST "D" Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44599151 How many words can we come up with that start with the letter d? <BR> <BR> derive Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:17:18 EST Phrase fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44490531 <link>www.coolquiz.com/quizzes/phrases/ </link> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:16:29 EST Saturday Silliness 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44368225 What do you like best about October? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite cool-weather comfort foods? <BR> <BR> Did you trick or treat as a kid? <BR> <BR> If you were going to dress up this Halloween, what would you be? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 11:37:05 EST Coffee Can Lower Risk of Depression in Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x44297241 A study published yesterday found that greater coffee intake was associated with a decreased risk of depression in women. <BR> Yet another good reason to drink coffee! (for some of us at least - sorry men, this doesn't apply to you) <BR> <BR> Here are some links to read about it: <BR> News article - <link>www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/27/co<BR>ffee-can-lower-risk-depression-in-women/ </link> <BR> Abstract of the paper - <link>http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/con<BR>tent/short/171/17/15... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:28:01 EST Double, double http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44247902 Easy -- how many double-letter words can we find? Any letter, any position in the word. Let's see if we can come up with "oodles" of them! <BR> <BR> Coffee! Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:41:33 EST New to team but am thoroughly addicted to coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x44198093 Hey everyone, hope you're all enjoying a cup of coffee, I am <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway I'm kinda sorta new to spark, I joined tracked a few day, had a very stressful week or 2 ate 3 pints of Ben & Jerry's in 3 days and relized that I kinda fell of the wagon. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But now I'm back and I'm gonna do it this time! Anyway, I love coffee...as we can tell by my name <em>43</em> and I'm not giving it up for anything..at least not yet in my life, I figure I'm 21 I should en... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:02:45 EST K-cups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x44176356 Does anyone brew them, and if so which are your favorites? <BR> <BR> So far, Kona is my favorite! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:28:47 EST Saturday Silliness 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44131094 What did you have/are you having for breakfast? <BR> <BR> What's the weather like today where you are? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Have you visited any foreign countries? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite fruits and veggies? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:26:23 EST The S Curve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x44008837 How many words that start with S can we come up with? <BR> <BR> similar Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:58:14 EST Coffee Lover from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x43965185 Hi all! I discovered this team while looking on DETERMINED_SOUL's SparkPage (after meeting her at an online SP class). What a great idea! I love coffee! I have a regular 10-cup coffee pot, as well as a 2-cup maker. I get coffee at "Lazy Bean" every time I go to the mall, and at "Joe Muggs" inside Books-A-Million when I go to the outdoor shopping center. I have probably 5 different flavors of coffee in my own house right now. <BR> <BR> I am one who believes coffee is good for you. I have... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 21:50:00 EST Bodies of water A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43882420 How many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Aegean Sea Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:35:11 EST Coffee=h appiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x43864554 I can drink coffee all day and be happy. All my co-workers see me and smile and throw on a pot of coffee. My poor kids know that mommy does not function before my coffee in the morning and I recently re-discovered the beauty of properly made iced coffee. <em>106</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 08:05:18 EST aloha more java please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x43834769 aloha and hi all coffee lovers, this is my first day at spark and of course I gravitated over to yr lil cafe here smiles well i am actually trying to cut back to 2-3 cups of the good stuff so I don't get too bongy...i love Italian roast, Sumatra Mandheling, Moka Java, Kitamu and Rwanda, mostly dark blends. I love about the second cup in and I'm flying. Look forward to fun times with sparky people, have a fabulous day Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:58:00 EST Hello fellow coffee lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x43779596 Hey guys! <BR> My name is Sarah, and I'm new to this group. I'm a huge coffee lover, although I try not to have coffee every day (I don't want to become addicted to caffeine). I do love my occasional cup of coffee (okay, cup and a half to 2 cups), and I'm glad to see that there's a whole team of coffee lovers here! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Sarah Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:47:36 EST Saturday Silliness 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43759263 Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you drink milk? <BR> <BR> Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite type of weather? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite comfort food? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:24:28 EST Seven caffeine myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x43646940 Doesn't matter for me. I am NOT giving up my caffeine! <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/event/green/seven-my<BR>ths-about-caffeine-2527315/ </link> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 01:03:23 EST Palindromes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43636685 Palindromes are words that begin and end with the same letter. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> level Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:49:17 EST coffee humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x43571417 I found this joke on another teams' forum and just had to share it with my coffee friends..... (don't throw tomatoes at me -- LOL) <BR> <BR> Joke: <BR> What do you call a cow who has just given birth? <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> de-calf-inated <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:02:46 EST Saturday Silliness 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43516805 What's the last song you listened to? <BR> <BR> What's yoru favorite color? <BR> <BR> Have you ever turned a cartwheel? <BR> <BR> What's your morning beverage of choice? <BR> <BR> What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:28:33 EST Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x43467785 This website offers naturally decaffeinated coffee. No chemicals used in the process. They use the Swiss water method to remove the caffeine. I buy all my decaf coffee from this website. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coffeebeanery.com/catalog/Decaf_<BR>Coffee-3-1.html </link> <BR> <link>www.coffeebeanery.com </link> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:38:13 EST Take it or leave it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43397844 Easy -- tell if you take or leave what I suggest, then suggest something else for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller blading. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:50:13 EST Newbie-d obie-do, but not to The Bean.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x43357957 <em>213</em> Aw, tanks o' thanks and lots o' pots (o' you-know-what!) for stopping by my SparkPage with that most welcome cuppa joe! It was deeeelish! I'm in that mighty, mighty, almost 60-year-old java-guzzlin' demographic, although my nephrologist limits me to six measly cups of liquid a day now... <em>46</em> All the same, some of those are comprised of café. Left to my own devices, I'd be depleting the world of its coffee crop... I do love this wunnerful stuff! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:38:13 EST Child's Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43271413 How many kids' games can we come up with? Any type, any order (brief explanations of regional or family-invented games). <BR> <BR> Hide and seek Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:15:34 EST Saturday Silliness 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43147818 How far do you live from the town you grew up in? <BR> <BR> Do you like to bbq? <BR> <BR> Do you like cheese? <BR> <BR> What's the furthest from home you've ever been? <BR> <BR> What's your all-time favorite book? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:04:55 EST Pick Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x43018112 Couldn't be easier -- how many six-letter words can we come up with? <BR> <BR> course Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:42:42 EST Two words -- change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42887379 Easy -- change one word in the phrase below. The next person changes another word, and so on. <BR> <BR> blue bird Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:52:47 EST Saturday Silliness 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42762128 What are your plans for the Fourth of July? <BR> <BR> Have you ever climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone barefoot outside the house? <BR> <BR> How hot does summer get where you live? Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:34:40 EST "C" you later http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42630000 Easy -- words that start with a "c." <BR> <BR> Coffee! Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:53:59 EST Dave Barry quote about coffee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x42570098 I just found this and thought it was funny. Figured this group would appreciate it! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> "It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity. I bet this kind of thing does not happen to heroin addicts. I bet that when serious heroin addicts go to purchase their heroin, they do not tolerate waiting in line while some dilettante i... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:11:57 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42498271 Easy -- tell which of two different items you prefer, then suggest another pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Here we go: kosher or sweet pickles? Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:36:55 EST Newbie - just wanting to say hello to everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x42422712 So...Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Dorothy, I'm 45 yrs. young ;), and I've been a SP member for just about 1 1/2 weeks now. It's so nice to be here, and nice to meet everyone here on this team! <BR> <BR> Since joining SP, I needed to lose 124 lbs..It pleases me to report that I am now down 7.4 lbs.! I have another very important BIG goal, and that is to become a non-smoker. I joined a team for that, and my hubby & I have both set our quit dates for 7/4/11!!! Oh, Boy! <em>198</em> <BR> ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:22:17 EST Animal Kingdom A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42364331 Let's see how many we can come up with. (Technically insects aren't animals, but for our purposes they can be included here). Here we go: <BR> <BR> Alpaca Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:05:18 EST Conga Line Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x42088311 (Borrowed from another team). <BR> <BR> The last two letters of the previous word start the new word. For instance, if I say talentED, the next person could say EDucate, and so on. Please be sure your word ends in two letters that actually start a new word (someone posted a word whose last two letters don't start any words!). Okay, here we go: <BR> <BR> considER Sat, 28 May 2011 10:02:22 EST So happy to find this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x42025929 I am definitely on the turtle path, but slowly continuing to make progress. I'm a nearly 62 year old nurse who's been drinking coffee since I was in HS. Actually, my Swedish Grandma gave me my own coffee cup when I was 6 years old, but gave me milk with a spot of coffee in it. I've been working on my weight loss off and on since I was 13 years old, but have been making fairly steady progress since August, 2006. I discovered Spark People last year, but didn't really become active till a fe... Tue, 24 May 2011 23:26:38 EST Women's names - A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41999766 A to Z - women's names <em>41</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 19:27:41 EST Men's Names A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41954543 Nicknames and foreign names are also welcome. <BR> <BR> Adam <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 10:06:21 EST I Am The Kid At The Cafe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x41953298 Hi There! <BR> I am so Happy to find this team. I love my coffee first thing in the morning before my day starts. I have just started to use cream and sugar in my coffee (always been a straight black person) I look forward to learning more about coffee here. Please forgive me if I ask silly questions from time to time (I just want to learn to enjoy my coffee more). Sat, 21 May 2011 08:42:24 EST Saturday Silliness 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41812501 What’s one food you will NEVER eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What’s one food you’ll never give up no matter bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to star in it? <BR> <BR> What’s your favorite fruit? Veggie? <BR> <BR> Who was your first big crush? Fri, 13 May 2011 23:25:50 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x41793667 Another coffee lover here - nice to "meet" you all! Thu, 12 May 2011 23:35:54 EST Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41680058 What would be your absolute dream car? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked (or are you a vegetarian)? <BR> <BR> When’s the last time you laughed out loud? And what caused it? <BR> <BR> What is/are your driving pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> Are you a late-night snacker? Sat, 7 May 2011 10:32:28 EST How many cups of COFFEE DAILY IS TOO MUCH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x41533015 I can drink coffee all day, as it is readily available for customers.Is there any medical awareness, too much is not good!!!! (Hope Not) <em>198</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:07:42 EST Ten things about YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41526152 Tell us ten things about you. Anything you like – serious or silly, important or trivial. Let’s learn more about each other: <BR> <BR> My ten: <BR> <BR> 1. I have two great kids. My son Frank, who’s totally disabled, lives with his dad in San Francisco. In spite of being in a wheelchair, he’s the fastest girl-chaser in this part of the state. And I have a little redheaded angel-girl in Heaven. I’m sure she’s keeping Sts. Peter and Patrick VERY busy! <BR> <BR> 2. I’m downright sickeningly p... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:38:23 EST Either/Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41395126 Which do you prefer? (And yes, “neither” is an acceptable answer.) Tell us your preference, then ask two new for the next person. The subjects can be anything you like, so let’s have some fun! <BR> <BR> Roses or tulips? <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:47:26 EST Saturday Silliness 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x41257083 Do you celebrate Passover, Easter, or another spring holiday? Or none of the above? <BR> <BR> If you celebrate one of the holidays, how will you celebrate this year? <BR> <BR> What’s one of your favorite spring holiday memories? <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy casinos or gambling? <BR> <BR> If you won a huge lottery jackpot, what would you do with it? <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:32:08 EST I trust your taste! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x41200058 Hello fellow Coffee Junkies! <BR> <BR> This Saturday I'm throwing my boyfriend a Sandwich Party for his birthday. I'm setting up a sandwich bar and thought it would be fun and helpful to know ... What are your sandwich "must-haves" and favorite ingredients and accompaniments for an awesome sandwich. <em>4</em> <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:39:36 EST Weigh Everything and Keep Notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x41175560 Sounds like a SparkPeople statement doesn't it? My husband forwarded me an article from LifeHacker today. <BR> <BR> "Weigh Everything and Keep Notes for Quicker, High-Quality Coffee" <BR> Good coffee, coffee worth waiting for, involves just two elements, coffee and water. But how much coffee, how much water, and what temperature they're dancing at, are important questions. Will from the Tested blog demonstrates an important step in refining your morning cup: measuring everything and writi... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:49:21 EST Right on "Q" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x41112002 Couldn’t be simpler – words with a “q” anywhere in them. <BR> <BR> Squall. <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:32:35 EST Word Association.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40997357 Elated - Happy <BR> <BR> Happy - _________? <em>213</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 09:54:42 EST Change One Letter Game... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40954671 Beans to Jeans <BR> <BR> Jeans to ------ Sat, 2 Apr 2011 08:54:20 EST Saturday Silliness 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40951176 What’s your shoe size? <BR> <BR> If you had enough money to hire one person to help you reach your weight/fitness goals, would you hire a nutritionist or a personal trainer? <BR> <BR> What spring/summer produce do you enjoy most? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate worst? <BR> <BR> What’s one thing you really love about spring? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:06:20 EST Health Benefits & Cons of Coffee & Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x40921563 I received this in one of my emails this morning, so I thought I would share. There are several benefits and cons, plus yummy recipes for coffee. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/<BR>nutrition_news_information/the_health_<BR>benefits_and_cons_of_coffee </link> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:13:14 EST The "Star Movie Star" Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40805520 This is a fun game I cribbed – er, BORROWED – from another team. Name a star, movie and costar. The next person names a movie the costar was in and someone who costarred in THAT film. For example, if I say “Vivian Leigh was in Gone With the Wind with Clark Gable who was in…” the next person could say “The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe who was in…” (Google is a huge help with this game.) Classic films or modern are all fine, as long as they’re linked by costars. Let’s see how far we can go! <BR>... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:57:40 EST Saturday Silliness 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40656674 What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> If you were going on a round-the-world tour, what foreign city would be your first stop? <BR> <BR> Do you have kids? Brag them up here! <BR> <BR> When you were little, what was the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up? Did you do it? <BR> <BR> What’s an accomplishment you’re particularly proud of? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:52:07 EST Re-introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x40511319 A long time ago, and not so far away, I was once a member of this group. But I left SP (very foolish of me). <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> But I'm back now, with more resolve, <em>101</em> , and ready to start again! Wait...where did I put my coffee? Ah, much better. <BR> <BR> Is there still room at this klatch for one more? <em>271</em> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:14:25 EST Saturday Silliness 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40508336 What's the last live show or concert you attended? (Yes, your kids' school productions count.) <BR> <BR> Do you sing along with your car radio/CD player? <BR> <BR> Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> What does your bedspread/comforter look like? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:27:34 EST Crazy coffee quandry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x40478856 O.k. A dear friend of mine brought me some coffee from Honduras called Cafe Oro. It comes wrapped in small plastic pouches that contain about 3 tablespoons of ground coffee. I tried to make some in my auto drip maker which proceeded to clog the maker and wouldn't make. I had thought that maybe I could try not putting all of the pouch in the filter but I really don't want to waste anymore. Of course, all of the writing on the package is in Espanol. Anybody know about Cafe Oro and the bes... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:42:32 EST As if we needed any more reasons... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x40433257 <link>shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/5-hea<BR>lth-reasons-to-not-quit-coffee-2460820/ </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:15:27 EST Four-letter words -- change one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40352667 Start with a four-letter word. Change one letter to make a new word. Please don't add, just change. We want the words to stay four letters long. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Note Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:59:22 EST COFFEE INDIGESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x40335108 So I have GERD and Hiatl Hernia <BR> Guess what after years I am having problems drinking coffee!!! <BR> I just bought a new machine too! <BR> I recently went to the dr with chest pains and I am still to go to a cardiologist next week. But I am sure it is my indigestion and GERD. <BR> I get these pains after coffee and juice which used to be my staple breakfast. <BR> Well guess what I'm going to try! <BR> Im a vegetarian so I am going to buy cappucino soy milk and try that. <BR> Hopefully tha... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:45:49 EST Coffee at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40202131 I just bought a sweet cute little MR COFFEE 4 cup. <BR> I kept it simple. It takes up very little room and is just enough for me. <BR> I bought BUSTELO brand espresso regular and decaf. <BR> (we had a post about what people were dinking that morning) <BR> I have gotten away from flavored coffee but I used to like vanilla, pumpkin spice, and hazelnut. Recently I became a purist again. <BR> I drink one regular cup a day but I am cutting down as per MD orders thus the decaf. <BR> I think we had ... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:45:15 EST Saturday Silliness 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x40183408 What's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> You're going to the Oscars! What are you wearing? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite picture book as a kid? <BR> <BR> What was your first car? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:00:49 EST Hello I'm new to Coffee Junkies of the World :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x40077874 Hello I'm new to this team but not new to coffee. I love my coffee. I am a true addict. I have to have 1 or 2 BIG cups in the morning. The smell, the look the warmth, makes me say AHHH!!! <BR> I made up my mind before I started SP again that I wasn't giving up my coffee and I haven't and definitely don't plan on it. I've lost weight while still drinking my yummy coffee and will continue to do so. I do believe it's the one thing I can't do with out LOL. I wish everyone the best in their weig... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:26:17 EST coffee stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x40029404 Oh boy <BR> I love coffee but not too many coffee ice creams (not that they are that good for me anyway) <BR> But I happened upon coffee chocolate from chocolove <BR> Not too bad organic and has some healthy properties <BR> It has a 55% pure cocoa content and about 145 calories a serving <BR> <BR> Coffee Crunch In Dark Chocolate (Chocolove Xoxox) <BR> Serving Size: 1/3 bar (30g), Calories: 145, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 13g, Protein: 2g <BR> Decadent but not unmanageable Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:50:16 EST hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x39492114 Hi from NYC and to be truthfulI love all hit bevvies. Coffee coco and tea coffee being the fav. <BR> Especially when I deal with the snow and subway stress! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:59:56 EST Hello Team Coffee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x39342191 This must be the place for me. I only have one cup a day..of course I refill that cup with coffee all day long!LOL Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:03:04 EST Whooo hooo Coffee lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x39163076 I have only been on this journey of health and weight loss since Jan. 4th (however not the first time I have tried).... Have read a lot of articles on how you need to stop drinking coffee to be healthy and lose weight. Almost considered it when I found Spark and then this team.... I love it! I can have my coffee on this journey! Whoo hooo! <em>334</em> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:14:47 EST Hello from the coffee pot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x39133740 I love coffee. Every single morning. At least two cups sometimes three. Fresh ground coffee beans and berkey filtered water. Yum! What a great idea for a team! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:03:04 EST How cool; a team for coffee lovers!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x38684943 Hi all. I am trying AGAIN to get back on track and went looking for folks with my interests. Well, I Love coffee. I start my day with it period. It calls me. I call it. I call it many things, but for now I'll tell you God's nectar!! From what I've read, it's likely helped keep me from developing diabetes and it's high in antioxidants so it's protecting me there too, and so I'm just not planning on giving up coffee any time soon. I have cut down. It used to be a pot a day. Now I'm do... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:22:26 EST French press? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x38531267 So many people say the French press is the best way to make coffee. I must be odd, because I never liked it. It leaves the coffee too sludgy for my taste. I like my filter drip pot. <BR> <BR> Hmmm...maybe I'm doing the French press wrong? Fri, 17 Dec 2010 18:23:28 EST Permanent vs Paper filter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x38498347 I bought a permanent filter two days ago. I am not sure I like it or if it is just me. I get this strange film on the bottom of my cup and in my pot. I love the paper have forever. Except when they start folding on me and messing up the flow of coffee. <BR> <BR> Anywho, has any one used a permanent filter? What are your takes. <BR> <BR> TIA Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:54:35 EST COFFEE CUP # 5!!!! WOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x38475779 Hey everyone! I'm new! And I am a coffee addict. <BR> I LUV COFFEE! <BR> Black coffee is my style.. No cream, no sugar.. JUST GOOD OL COFFEE :D Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:24:42 EST Article Link - Obesity: Problem, Solution or Both http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x38474616 I came across this article on another forum I'm on. It's not light, coffee-break reading, but it's very compelling regardless. The weight loss clinicians at one of Kaiser-Permanente's centers wrote their observations on treating morbidly obese patients, and they make the valid point that obesity for many is a protective mechanism that brings benefits. Yes, you read that correctly. They also add that obesity is often the outcome of serious emotional trauma - it isn't always JUST the end result... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:12:37 EST Amazing Coffee Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x38183507 Our local TV ran a news documentary last week over a few days highlighting a very small coffee company in Thailand called Doi Chaang. It is ran by indigenous people and all the land is owned by the people. These are people who live in an isolated area and are not recognized by the Thai government because many were not born in city hospitals. As a result, they are considered "non-residents." <BR> <BR> They started growing coffee beans, then selling the beans as a means to raise money for... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:01:01 EST Seven-Eleven Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x38159708 I know, I know. Haters... please don't hate! My husband got a job at 7-11. For those who don't know, it's a little package store where you can get food, drinks, cigs, diapers, and just about anything else at any time of the day or night. They're on every corner here in Southern California. <BR> <BR> The newest and best item is their coffee. It's amazing! Always fresh, plenty of flavors, toppings, shots, whipped cream, creamers... whatever you want! If you bring your own mug, it's .99 ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:38:32 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x38056886 <em>429</em> I hope all my coffee friends have a great Thur...My son is going to cook and I am going to take pictures of the messes..Then I will make a blog for all to see...HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL,and GOD BLESS YOU ALL TOO... <em>429</em> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:59:54 EST I gave it up for 3 weeks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x37727141 Hi I am debby aka devora4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my coffee. I gave it up for 3 entire weeks but I was a really nasty person during that time. If you offered me the most expensive wine or a cup of coffee, I would take the coffee. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 09:30:45 EST Coffe Coffee Coffee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x37602143 Hello, I'm new to the team and yes, I love coffee. I drink it all day and even at night. My poor Cuisinart is going to die soon :c <BR> <BR> I've never done this before, but I'm coming out here for tips and support like the rest of ya! Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:57:16 EST The Coffee Craving Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x37534283 You can take it here: <link>blogthings.com/thecoffeecravingtest/ </link> <BR> I wonder what everyone else here gets, too. <BR> <BR> My results were: <BR> You Are Outspoken <BR> You are a confident person who doesn't second guess big decisions. You trust yourself to know what's right. <BR> You are happy to share your ideas about any subject. You don't mind expressing controversial opinions. <BR> You know where you want to go and how you're going to get there. You are very goal directed.... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:19:02 EST OK GUYS-WHAT OLD GROUP DO YOU LIKE TO WORKOUT WITH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x37526071 Mine is Brother Phelps,Lightfoot also.. <em>104</em> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:06:11 EST Steve - new to Sparkpeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x37404229 My name is Steve Boling. I am a 43 year old ICU nurse who is tired of not "fitting" in. I want to be able to ride roller coasters and do other activities like the rest of the world. I'm not a person who feels sick. I'm just too large for the world around me. I hope to find information and motivation. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:18:42 EST Salutations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x37302834 Hello there! <BR> <BR> Just figured a short hello was in order, and I actually have a little free time this morning since I got up at 3:30 to bake some chocolate chip and everything bagels. Normally, I get up about 4:30 to start work, so you can see why caffeine is an important part of my morning ritual! <BR> <BR> I usually buy roasted beans from an FTO company called BuyWell. I love their Guatemalan and Nicaraguan coffees for a perky morning cup. I generally prefer light roasts, but there ... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 04:05:08 EST Hello coffee drinkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x37216005 Hi team! I'm Gina, and I don't know how I missed this team - I LOVE my morning coffee! I'm not exaggerating when I say I enjoy getting out of bed every morning because that means it's my coffee time. I can't drink it in the afternoon or evening if I want a good night's sleep, but that cup of coffee every morning is just divine. <BR> <BR> I'm one of those fancy-pants people who buys freshly roasted whole beans from a local roaster and grinds my own beans. Sometimes I brew with a french press,... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 21:36:55 EST Even more good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x37063332 <link>www.aolnews.com/surge-desk/article/c<BR>offee-and-good-genes-could-provide-par<BR>kinsons-prevention/19657482?icid=main%<BR>7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk3%7C174904 </link> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 15:10:02 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x36977111 Hi team members! <BR> <BR> I live in the land where they grow the greatest coffee in the world. Got your attention? emoticon Well- at least I think so. Have you ever had Puerto Rican grown coffee? Yaucono, "El mejor cafe" is my preferred brand. I moved to this island over 15 years ago, and am totally immersed in this perplexing Caribbean-Latin-American culture (-the minor influence is the latter!) <BR> <BR> I start each day with a cup of the addictive stuff- I open the bag of Cafe Molindo... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:25:26 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x36940783 i cant believe i am back on sp. i have been gone for a while. some of you may remember me---my name is andra and when i was here before i was collecting coffee cups from each state and recieved many of them from the members here. thank you all so much. i have moved several times and changed jobs even more. its been a rough rough year, but things are settling down and i am here to try again. as long as i keep trying all is not lost right???? sooner or later this has to get better and ea... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:08:07 EST Hey there I'm DJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x36769422 Hi all. I'm a coffee love from way back. Then I was introduced to Hazelnut coffee mate now I'm a coffee- Junkie. However now I have discovered I'm lactose intolorant my coffee mate days have changed. I havent eliminated it , just modified it and save it to the weekends when i dont have out door plans. Cuz black coffee after a few cups now taste like pencil led. Blah yuck <BR> <BR> But thats me ,, hehe hope to get to know you all soon Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:35:51 EST Hi. I'm Ken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x36563977 I live in Maryland. <BR> I am retired. <BR> I have cut back on my coffee drinking because of Acid Reflux. I use to drink any coffee, now I want it to taste good. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:04:31 EST Favourite Place to Purchase Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x36559192 There was conversation lately about different places to purchase coffee online and also around where the best place to buy a cup of coffee. <BR> <BR> List your favourite site or restaurant or coffee shop here. Add in your favourite flavour too. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 11:05:06 EST HAPPY COFFEE DAY ALL,,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x36347375 What a nice day we have today,With a good cup of coffee in my hand..and the comupter in the other one..Have a great Sunday All. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 10:09:05 EST Team newbie! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x36075642 Hey, I'm a new member to this Sparkteam, and an avid coffee addict. :P Glad to be here! Sun, 15 Aug 2010 22:37:58 EST I Am Home! Nice to Meet You All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x35922068 I was typing away my introduction but it got kinda long so I made it a blog on my Sparkpage. I was glad to find this team last night as coffee is an essential part of my life. Can't wait to get to know you and best of luck on your health quests! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 16:30:04 EST AARRGGHH!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35857121 Not that it'll stop me, but it's bad news anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/04/j-<BR>m-smucker-raises-coffee-prices-by-9-mo<BR>re-java-makers-soon/?icid=main|htmlws-<BR>main-n|dl6|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wall<BR>etpop.com%2Fblog%2F2010%2F08%2F04%2Fj-<BR>m-smucker-raises-coffee-prices-by-9-mo<BR>re-java-makers-soon%2F </link> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:17:56 EST Shopping for coffee makers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35769868 Never mind I got some time to read more reviews and I will stick to my old fashion mr. coffee....LOL Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:33:19 EST How much coffee do you drink a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35651417 I love my coffee and usually can do at least one pot a day and sometimes two. how about you? Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:58:44 EST Left-over Coffee - Ideas and Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x35506124 What do you do with left-over coffee? I know, I know, perish the thought!! But really, if you live in a single household like mine there is coffee left over after those few couple cups. I put the coffee in the carfae but sometimes I still don't drink it down by the end of the day - going here, there and everywhere means I'm not home to drink it. I think its just wrong to throw it out. Wondering on ideas to use the coffee. I remember a friend said he froze it in ice containers and tossed ... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:06:42 EST No Lettuce, No Beans, No Cabbage Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=534x268x35505176 I used to be a huge salad eater. I ate salad daily, usually with some protein thrown in - either cheese, fish, prawns or chicken. I even made a Chinese salad with moose meat and deer meat. My friend was the hunter, she did up the meat and we'd toss it in with Romaine lettuce and Chinese noodles. It was great cold or hot. <BR> <BR> I cannot eat any lettuce anymore. I have ulcerative colitis and its like eating glass. It shreds my colon. I cannot eat any tomato, cabbage or beans. Those... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:16:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x35446004 I got a little giggly when I found this group! I love coffee and can't start my day without it. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:08:47 EST IS EVERYONE HAVING A GOOD COFFEE SUNDAY,? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35334241 <em>271</em> Reading the Sunday Paper and having my COFFEE...... <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY <em>220</em> and <em>247</em> to All Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:29:38 EST All I Want is a Cup of Coffee!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=532x268x35145991 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fykLIdaEY88 </link> <BR> <BR> The Coffee Song, Arrogant Worms. <BR> <BR> (Canadian group, their songs are so funny!!) <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!!!!!!! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:02:09 EST AARRGGHH!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35104221 I had a scare with my heart yesterday. It turned out fine (a little medication and I'm doing well), but the doctor STRONGLY recommended I give up caffeine! <BR> <BR> Thank God Trader Joe's makes a good French Roast decaf, or I'd be mentally weighing the risk right now... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:31:40 EST What DO YOU TRAVEL WITH...?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x35026692 <em>271</em> <em>274</em> <em>265</em> and A Coffee Pot...Theres some places you stay they haven't a pot to be had....Love my Ice Water too. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT SUMMER ALL. <em>247</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:03:30 EST As if we needed any more proof! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x34995759 <link>news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/coffees<BR>mysteriousbenefitsmount </link> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 23:58:28 EST Hi a new team to join ..I love coffee :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x34748566 Hi I'm Donna and I joined spark people May 1. What a wonderful group :) It's so much fun and I keepfinding fun teams to join. I've lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks so I think I'm doing great. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:46:59 EST Shaking like a cold chihuahua on speed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x34685994 That's me after the morning round(s) of caffeine <BR> <BR> Hi!! <BR> <BR> Thought I join my fellow addicts. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 08:22:18 EST Mmmmmmm, COFFEE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x34552043 I love coffee! I mean, LOVE it! It's my one indulgence every day, to have 2 cups of coffee with my flavored creamer *sigh*, it's soooo tasty! I have friends and family who won't talk to me prior to my first cup, yes, I am super friendly in the morning, in fact the only thing nicer is a rabid pitbull. I'm so happy to find fellow lovers of coffee! Does anybody has have the cranky issue before they've had their first cup of heaven? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 22:22:38 EST Hi fellow coffee lovers!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x34478604 You can take away just about any kind of food or drink but leave me my coffee!!!! I just came across this group and said Woohoo!!! Looking forward to visiting this team! <em>106</em> Sun, 30 May 2010 18:37:06 EST Northern California newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x34316304 Hi! My name's Mary, and I live in the California Wine Country. I've told people that anyone interested in continuing to breathe should NOT get between me and my coffee! <BR> <BR> Looking foward to meeting all of you. Sat, 22 May 2010 18:22:02 EST Hello I'm a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x33920755 Hello, my name is Ami. I must have coffee first thing in the morning and everyone in my family knows it! It is one thing I just will not give up! Take away chocolate and potato chips, but do not get between me and my hot cup of coffee. <BR> <BR> I am a 42 yr old SAHM with 2 daughters. I also substitute teach. I love playing volleyball. In fact my whole family plays in some capacity. Just started on the site 3 days ago. I have about 80 lbs. to lose. Wed, 5 May 2010 00:39:20 EST Coffee Crisis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x33912340 Okay, so I'm ready to start dieting again, but coffee is really my biggest addiction- with LOTS of cream and sugar! I can probably finish off a pot myself everyday, and I don't even want to think about how many empty calories that is. <BR> <BR> How can I keep my coffee, and still enjoy it, without adding all that sugar? I've tried artificial sweeteners and it's just not the same! Anyone have any good tips/tricks? Tue, 4 May 2010 17:34:15 EST I miss all Of You.How Are all My Coffee pals, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x33477723 <em>106</em> Good morning all,I had my sugery and I feel ok,have been walking around my trailer and up to 3 times now.I wanted to let you know they gave me COFFEE the next day after sugery...And some of the people on spark can't belive it..So I get a half of cup in the morning...Having a sipe for all of you...Have a great day all..Carolyn from Fl. <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:21:19 EST Hello team, I'm home!!!! COFFEE!!! *drool* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x33252970 Hello, <BR> <BR> I was reading a comment on my blog, checked out the person who left it, saw this team, and shouted!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am a coffee addict!! I have to have it. I am proud of myself for giving up coffee for Lent. But yesterday, I HUGGED my coffee maker (a Keurig), and had my first cup of caffeinated love in 41 days!!!! It was the most exciting part of my day! <BR> <BR> I hope to meet more friends and share our weight loss goals over a nice hot cup of j... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 21:28:00 EST You can't take my coffee from me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x33183735 Dunkin: Medium Iced French Vanilla Light 3 Splenda <BR> <BR> Starbucks: Venti Quad Skinny Vanilla Latte Sat, 3 Apr 2010 22:43:26 EST If You Give Your Friends A Gift, What would it be http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x33043908 I would love to give you all a lb,of good coffee.Have the beans ground for all of for my Easter Gift To You-All <em>449</em> Oh Yes New Set Of Cups Too... <em>271</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:29:53 EST Another SparkMail/yahoo mail update March 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x32922693 Please note, I am NOT DAVE, I am just passing this information along to those who are interested. <BR> <BR> Here is another update on the Yahoo/SparkPeople e-mail thing. <BR> You cam subscribe to the SparkGuys blog so you can get updates about the site: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> New way to get email SparkPoints - if emails getting blocked <BR> Tuesday, March 23, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 04:03:48 EST thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32894987 I want to thank the person who sent the spark mail welcoming me.I am new & since I 'm still learning to find my way around the computer I managed to delete it while I was trying to reply. I think this team will be a fun one. I really can't imagine my life without coffee,but its really about more than that coffee reminds of my mother she would always offer people who came over a cup of coffee & they would sit & solve all of lifes little problems.All of us kids sat at the table at one time in ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:27:51 EST Have You Ever Shop At A Big Lots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x32828661 All the stores are not alike. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 06:33:42 EST Coffee is my blood type. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32811479 Good morning! Once at Kinko's I found these post-its that said "Coffee is my blood type" on the bottom! It's perfect for me. lol <BR> I work full time, have a wonderful hubby and am a mom to 4. I inherited two from my hubby 14 years ago and we have 2 more. My oldest turns 21 this year and my youngest turns 6... I'm going to have teenagers in my house for the next 14 years!!! HELP. <em>149</em> <BR> I'm looking forward to a morning coffee with new friends. <BR> Dee Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:01:28 EST Big Bite Taste Test: Supermarket Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x32742001 Taste testers sipped their way through grocery store coffee. Here is the results: <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/big-bit<BR>e-taste-test-supermarket-coffee-895989/ </link> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:34:48 EST Look! A coffee group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32647902 Just got a shipment of coffee and I got to thinking there must be a SP group for coffee - and of course there is, I just hadn't looked before :) <BR> <BR> What just arrived? Whole beans of... <BR> A sample of Sumatran Mandheling <BR> 14 oz of Tanzanian Peaberry <BR> 40 oz of Organic Ethiopian Yergacheffe - my favorite <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekend! <BR> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:37:53 EST I adore my coffee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32606018 Which is why I joined this group. :) My name is Ali, I'm 24 and I currently live in West Virginia. I don't feel my morning is complete until I have my coffee and to me it feels like I can't get the motivation to get any housework done till I have at least half a cup. I'm glad to see there is a group for people like me that have to have their coffee! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 07:59:14 EST Hey yall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32583822 Ok...Hello, my name is Christy and I'm a coffoholic! That being said, I am a 33 year old mommy of 3 amazing children (10,6,and 5). I am a stay at home mom and babysit in my home most stays of the week. I used sparks in 2008 and had great success with it, but for one reason or another I stopped and guess what? Yep the weight all came back! Not only that, but it brought 8 of its little friends with it. So, here I am 8 pounds heavier than when I started and miserable!! I honestly do blame... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:10:45 EST E-mail update from SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x32582438 Here's the latest update on the e-mail situation from SparkPeople <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Over the past 2 days we've seen more and more of our emails getting delivered to members. This includes Yahoo members, as we can now send after Yahoo fixed some technical issues. We know that some members are still not receiving any or all of their emails, but rest assured we are working pretty much around the clock to resolve this issue. <BR> <BR> One other note is that if you have not been g... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:28:41 EST Coffee is my kriptonite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32529595 Hi I am a habitual escapee from SP. Coffee keeps me from drinking my 8 waters a day. The more coffee I drink the more I want. I try to restrict it to just 1 or 2 a day but the coffee pot is magnet sucking my lifeforce from me. I look forward to working with you all. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:40:29 EST Weekly team digest info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x268x32518485 I'm just passing along some information, I don't know if it's true for everyone's team digest or not. <BR> <BR> This message was written across the top of my all my Team Digest I received this week. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: This is the last Team digest email you will receive, unless you opt back in. To opt back in to this and other Team digests you can click here to choose which team digests you receive. <BR> <BR> Go to the list of YOUR Teams. The second column from the right, if you wish to... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 01:39:17 EST Ah, coffee -- my LOVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32431578 Hi guys, I thought I better introduce myself, I joined a few days ago but haven't said hi yet. I am a self-proclaimed total coffee junkie and I am NOT ashamed! I love my coffee. Combining that with a morning workout and I am unstoppable! I tend to favor medium to dark roast coffees and was blessed by my dad with some Hawaiian Coffee from Kauai. I am enjoying that as I type!! <BR> <BR> Okay so about me, I have been here on SP for over 3 years, in maintenance for 2 I am the leader of the ... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:46:41 EST Oh Coffee.... ..**Sigh** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32414363 I am so glad I found this group.....I always feel kinda guilty drinking so much coffee. I drink about a pot of black coffee per day. I balance it by trying to get 8 cups of water as well, which makes for a lot of bathroom breaks. I am a 26 year old stay at home mom of a one year old (as of this coming Saturday!) boy. I am looking for support and to be supportive. Please feel free to add me as a buddy if you like! <em>30</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:22:35 EST Another Newbie Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32350815 Hi! I'm Michelle and I'm a coffeeaholic. I really need to cut down to 2 cups a day, but I will never give it up. Can't wait to meet other coffeeaholics here. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:31:48 EST Coffee lover from Ilinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x268x32293027 Hi. I'm Judy. I love my coffee. Regular,flavored,hot, iced, latte, americano, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, black or with sugar and cream. I have my morning coffee cups, my afternoon cups amy evening cups, my seasonal cups. I like a mug like cup, with a handle I can put 2-3 fingers thru. I dont like the inside of my cup to be black or dark colored. <em>271</em> <em>106</em> <em>287</em> <BR> I manage our coffee cafe "The Wholly Ground Cafe" at my church. I'm glad I found this team and am l... 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