SparkPeople Parrothead Sparkers Team Messageboard For those who love the tropical, laid back lifestyle and music of Jimmy Buffett. Join Spark Community's version of Margaritaville and stay fit, firm and healthy under coconut palms! SparkPeople Parrothead Sparkers Team Messageboard Complete 2016 "I Don't Know" Tour Dates Jimmy Buffett’s 2016 “I Don’t Know Tour” <BR> <BR> Monday May 23, 2016 – Austin, TX <BR> Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater <BR> Tickets on sale Fri 5/13 at 10:00 AM <BR> There will be a four ticket purchase limit per customer. Only Austin ZIP codes will be processed. <BR> <BR> Thursday May 26, 2016 – Nashville, TN <BR> Ascend Amphitheatre <BR> Tickets on sale February 19th <BR> <BR> Saturday May 28, 2016 – Frisco, TX <BR> Toyota Stadium <BR> Special Guests Jerry Jeff Walker <BR>... Tue, 31 May 2016 12:47:24 EST Tour Rumors and Dates, 2015 There are some unconfirmed rumors of concert tour dates by JB and the Coral Reefers from ticket broker sites. These are unconfirmed rumors, but worth putting in the calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> April 9, 2015 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL <BR> April 16, 2015 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL <BR> April 18, 2015 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa Bay, FL Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:33:01 EST Hello Parrotheads! Hello Parrotheads! I am new to SparkPeople and stumbled across your team. I am so excited to join! I am a Jimmy lovin' gal from NEPA (Pennsylvania) although I've got a Caribbean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart :) I am attending my first concert in August and I want to be in great shape to party all night long! <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:47:12 EST From Joanne, copied from Facebook "Dear Friends: As some of you know, this has been an incredibly tough few months. This post is difficult to write and share. As yet, I can’t say this aloud. I have a congenital heart defect (which was diagnosed 14 years ago). My heart (aortic) valve is failing. And, my Mitral valve is creating LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy). I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and Mitral Valve Prolapse. Time caught up with me. My heart can make up for aortic valve narrowing (stenosis) and extra pr... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 15:09:04 EST More Tour ("This One's for You, 2014") Dates 2014 Some new tour dates have been added to the 2014 tour. According to the Austin360 Amphitheater website this years tour is called “This One’s For You Tour 2014&#8243;.Tickets for the shows below go on sale on Friday February 14th via TicketMaster. <BR> <BR> April 22, 2014 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater <BR> April 24, 2014 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion <BR> <BR> May 24, 2014 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live <BR> May 29, 2014- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:21:58 EST Back in 2014 Greetings all. A terrible year in many ways last year, I was not on a lot, neglected my group duties and dealt with a lot of things. Least of which was getting my late father's house cleaned, organized and ready for the market. Three long months of cleaning, painting,repairing,sorting. Very sad and trying at times.Sometimes real life rears its ugly head. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am back on track and doing another program. I have lost 16 pounds since the end of December and am within 4 poun... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:19:47 EST First Concert Dates of 2014 (Florida) Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will continue the "Songs From St. Somewhere Tour" into 2014 with two Florida shows in April: <BR> <BR> Tampa, FL <BR> Saturday, April 19th <BR> MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre <BR> at the FL State Fairgrounds <BR> <BR> On sale 1/31/14: LiveNation | TicketNetwork <BR> <BR> West Palm Beach, FL <BR> Saturday, April 26th <BR> Cruzan Amphitheatre <BR> On sale 1/31/14: LiveNation | TicketNetwork <BR> Search nearby hotels through Travelnow <BR> <BR> T... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:15:47 EST Get the CD? Who all got the new CD today? It's pretty good Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:52:56 EST How's your weather? I want to go back to N.C. where the weather suits my clothes!! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:26:24 EST New Album and Summer Tour 2013 News In the pre-show interview before Saturday night’s concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, Jimmy Buffett dropped some big news. <BR> <BR> Buffett will begin recording his new album soon, and it will be called "Songs From St. Somewhere." This will also be the name of the new tour, which starts in April. Expect tour dates for the spring and summer tour to be announced at any time. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:39:22 EST Come Join Me! It's been a while since I have actively pushed a team challenge. We have a great team. Have you taken time to look at where you are, where you want to go? Do you need some motivation? I had a very hectic and difficult year last year and managed to put on 17 pounds by not eating right and not exercising since August 2012. It's easy to slip back into old patterns. So, if you'd like to join me, I have started a six week plan and challenge to lose 20-25 lbs with diet and exercise. We have a gr... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:29:46 EST Get Out and Vote! “If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullsh** yourself that you're not voting. In reality, ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:21:54 EST Hurricane Relief Where is Jimmy? It seems when disaster hits the gulf coast, he is there, asking for help and lending a hand. But I'm surprised he's not involved in any way with the massive relief efforts going on now on the east coast. I was in Jersey over the weekend helping my parents pick up the pieces, and the destruction is just heart breaking. <BR> I guess I'm just a bit disappointed he wasn't part of the big concert over the weekend, or hasn't tried to rally the Parrotheads to help storm victims. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:54:53 EST Song Writer Hall Of Fame Nomination JB has been nominated for the songwriter's Hall of Fame! The nominees are a heck of a list this year. They include: <BR> Elvis Costello, B.B. King, Ray Davies, Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine McVie. Also nominated are Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Aeromsith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, as well as Steve Winwood and Bobby Womack. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:01:27 EST Loss of team member I know she hasn't been on here in a long time, but a team member, and my wife, Angie passed away this morning sometime before 4:10 am. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>GIE_T </link> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:00:24 EST How about some ideas for a new team challenge? It's been a while since I have actively pushed a team challenge. We have a great team. Have you taken time to look at where you are, where you want to go? Do you need some motivation? I propose we each look and see if we could come up with a team challenge that would benefit the greatest amount of people on the team, be something you'd like to achieve. Let's post some ideas and then take a vote? Are you up to it? Thank you my friends! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:12:22 EST Countdown to Jones Beach Show! In a little over six weeks Joanne and I will be hitting the road for our annual pilgrimage to Jones Beach State Park on Long Island for the 2012 "Lounging By the Lagoon," Jimmy Buffett tour. Have you been to any of the shows on the tour this year? If so, what did you like, what did you dislike. Let's discuss! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:34:33 EST Another Live Album? I was pretty excited when I saw there was a new JB album being released this month. Then I realized it was yet another live album. *sigh* Yea... it's an album AND a DVD, which is nice. But how many versions of Pencil Thin Mustache do I need? <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:29:11 EST Thanks for the Support and I have returned.... Hi all! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let the team know I have returned to the team and site after a prolonged absence of 79 days. There is a good reason for this, which I won't belabor. My 91 year old father passed away in early January 2012 after suffering a fall at a rehad hospital and breaking a vetebrae in his neck. I wrote the following obituary for him: <BR> <BR> Our father Ernest passed away January 4, 2012 in Lakewood, Colorado He was 91. Besides being my father, friend and patriarch of... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:09:08 EST A little help please... Could someone please give me some advice? I am 42 year old male and weight 291 lbs. I'm 6 foot 1 inch tall. I am trying to lose at least 5 lbs per month. I don't want to rush it so I can keep it off. Calorie range will be between 1820 - 2170 per day. <BR> <BR> Now that the backround is done here is where I need advice. I will have an hour each day to work out 5 days a week. Would 45 min of Cardio 3 days a week and 30 min strength together with 20 min cardio on the other 2 days work? Should ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:51:26 EST JB on TV Tonight! Tonight, Monday Nov. 21st, Jimmy is on "Hawaii 5-0" as a helicopter pilot. I've never seen the show (tho I've heard good things about it.) But I saw a preview of the episode last night, and there was Jimmy, big as life! It's tonight on CBS. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:12:35 EST Hi there! Hi! My Name is Janelle... I joined SparkPeople last week and so far it's going really well. I live wayyyyy up noth in Michigan. It's cold and snowy half the year and hot and humid the other half. I don't live on the ocean (though I have in the past) but I do live on the shores of Lake Superior and sometimes I can look out at it and pretend it's the ocean. <BR> <BR> I work a lot, have great friends and just really need to lose this weight so I can have a better quality of life because you kno... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:41:17 EST New Live Tunes on Itunes from JB Hi Fellow ParrotHead Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Don't know if you caught this, but Jimmy has released two digital downloads, both available for purchase on Itunes. One a re-recording of the 1979 classic "Volcano" recorded at George Martin's (Beatles producer among many others) Air Studios in Monserratt with the current Coral Reefer Band. It is quiet good and the album was always a favorite, worth listening to, but I still like the original, but hey, I am a Grumpy old Parrothead... <BR> <BR> Also... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:47:29 EST The "IT" Gift This Year The big Christmas gift this year is going to be right up any Parrothead's alley. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> They are already really hard to find. But I just have this feeling it's gonna be the hot thing this holiday season. There is some great video on youtube if you wanna see more. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:49:36 EST JB Fans No Show In Bristow What if there was a JB concert, and nobody came? <BR> Well, that was pretty close to the case last week, according to reports. First, the Jiffy Lube Live venue in Bristow, VA. announced a no tailgating policy for the concert. Then the date got pushed back from Saturday to Thursday due to the hurricane. According to a report in USA Today, 10,000 fans requested ticket refunds for the show. I saw some pictures taken from the lawn, and couldn't believe how empty it was. <BR> The people from the... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:53:21 EST Welcome to Fin Land Jones Beach Here goes, my review of the Jones Beach Show last Friday, August 19th. <BR> <BR> One of the finest venues for seeing Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band is at the Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Jones Beach State Park near Wantagh, NY. Now called Nikon Amphitheatre at Jones Beach, the amphitheatre’s stage is next to the water. It is a very scenic and acoustically good place for a show. Joanne and I have now seen four shows at Jones Beach and it is the best venue in the NE to see Jimmy. <... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:15:22 EST Join Me on Google+ if you like Well Spark Friends, I am using Google's new social media application Google+. The supposed rival to Facebook. It is quite interesting and great for photographers like myself and for me, more interesting than all those Zynga game and lame stuff that fills Facebook you also can pick or choose who gets your posts, family, friends, etc. It is very innovative and interesting. It is in "invitation Beta" right now. If you'd like to follow me and see some of my non-Spark stuff, generally commen... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:54:34 EST Fins Up Facebook Contest I got an email about this contest a few days ago... but if you didn't hear, Margarittaville is running a great photo contest on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Here is the link <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:10:11 EST Scored at Costco.... We don't have a Margaritaville in the Seattle area so I was really surprised when I went to Costco today and they were selling Margaritaville attire.....flip flops, sandals, boat shoes and T-Shirts. I scored with a pair of flip flops and 2 T-Shirts..... <em>244</em> I now have an official Parrothead has a Parrot on the front....... <em>246</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 22:09:19 EST CMT Entertainer of the Year 2011 You can vote for JB and Zac Brown Band for CMT Entertainer of the year!!! Your vote counts!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>formance-of-the-year/ </link> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:26:45 EST Tailgate Controversy Grows I have been reading more and more about the Buffett tailgate controversy. It seems that some of the places he's scheduled to perform have changed their policy over tailgating, and it is now forbidden. Most recently, the Jiffy Lube center in Bristow, VA (which is where we saw him for the Labor Day weekend show last year) announced AFTER the show sold out, that there would be no tailgating allowed. The lot will be patrolled by police, and anyone tailgating will be arrested. <BR> Obviously, tail... Mon, 16 May 2011 12:15:45 EST Getting back to me! Hey there. I am Kelly. I am Kelly and am on a 75 pound weight loss journey! I want to look great, feel great, and be healthy! Right now I am way to hard on myself, constantly thinking negatively and very embarassed to wear certain clothes. I even missed my sorority formal this year because I was too embarassed to wear a dress in front of my other skinny "sisters". I want my life back and I am taking. So here goes nothing. Please add me as a friend as I need encouragement and guidance! Feel fr... Wed, 4 May 2011 05:14:25 EST Confirmed 2011 Concert Dates (so far.) Here's the confirmed dates so far. I will continue to post these here on this new thread and add more as they are rumored or confirmed. <BR> <BR> <BR> 04.16.2011 Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL <BR> Showtime: 8pm <BR> <BR> 04.19.2011 <BR> Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC <BR> Showtime: 8pm <BR> <BR> 04.21.2011 <BR> <BR> Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC <BR> Showtime: 8pm <BR> <BR> 04.23.2011 <BR> <BR> Cruzan Amphitheatre <BR> West Palm Beach, FL <BR> Showtime: 8pm <BR... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:44:51 EST Thank You Message to Parrot Heads from Buffett On Jimmy has posted a video from Sydney thanking his fans for their messages of concern and to show off his bandages. He looks and sounds good. Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>d=2707 </link> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:13:41 EST Buffett Suffers Head Injury After Fall From Stage "Breaking News" Less than two hours ago, Jimmy Buffett fell off the stage in Sydney Australia during an encore, falling face first and gashing his forehead according to various sources (AP,, ABC.) The singer was unconscious for 10-15 minutes according to eyewitnesses, bleeding profusely from a large gash on his head. The 64 year old singer and businessman is currently "stable" and under observation in a Sydney, Australia hospital. No further details available. <BR> <BR> Here a... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:48:31 EST Reposted Moved to Sticky topic Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:48:04 EST First 2010 Concert Dates. These dates are confirmed. More are rumored. Get ready for the early purchase of Summer Tour. Sure miss those West Palm shows. <BR> <BR> 04.16.2011 <BR> Amphitheatre Tampa, FL <BR> Tickets go on sale January 15th. <BR> <BR> 04.19.2011 <BR> Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion <BR> Raleigh, NC <BR> Tickets go on sale on Jan. 22nd. <BR> <BR> 04.21.2011 <BR> Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre <BR> Charlotte, NC <BR> Tickets go on sale on Jan. 22nd. <BR> <BR> 04.23.2011 <BR> Cruzan Amphitheatre <BR... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:48:54 EST Now this is fun! <em>402</em> <em>403</em> <em>404</em> <em>405</em> <em>406</em> Hi everyone! I'm Kelly and so glad to join all of you other Parrotheads! I will try to get in to check in once a day. Can't wait to meet everyone! Kelly Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:42:31 EST Buffett in FL 2010 Jimmy will be coming to FL for 2 concerts in April. The first is Apr 16th in Tampa and the other is Apr 23rd I beleive in West Palm.... <BR> I am wanting to be in better shape than last year for the tailgate!! <em>224</em> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:03:28 EST I'M BACK! Hey Parrothead friends (old & new), <BR> <BR> I have been away for over a year. <BR> <BR> 2010 was not good to me, as I was ill most of the year. So I am going to try to start off 2011 on the right foot. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to communicating with everyoe again. <BR> <BR> Pixie Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:10:52 EST New Christmas CD There is a new Coral Reefer Christmas CD available... and it's actually pretty good. Jimmy performs on the last cut "Winter Wonderland." <BR> <BR> I pulled it down off of iTunes. It's not that expensive. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:45:21 EST New Weight Loss Challenge! Lose It Now! We had great results and participation in our "Summer Sizzle" challenge. Summer is now gone, unfortunately. Joanne and I (and Wanda) thought we should have a new, updated challenge. on! <BR> <BR> Shell did very well as did Cindy, Wanda, Joanne, Carol, Liz, VBParrothead and everyone who participated. Let's all recommit to getting our goals done and in anticipation of the coming Holidays, drop some more! <BR> <BR> Are you up for our new and improved "The Year is Winding Down a... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:22:31 EST Tropstock the Village My husband and I go to a lot of phlockings throughout the year. We just came back from the 1st annual Tropstock the Village in Cocoa Village, FL Monday and let me tell you.... that was a GREAT event! I highly recommend it! Peter Mayer (Sat), Nadirah (Sun), and Homemade Wine (Fri) were the headliner bands for the weekend. They were joined by The Parrot Island Band, Jim Morris, Jack Mosley, and many other great bands. See tropstockDOTcom for information. <BR> <BR> We are going back next ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:10:34 EST NEW!! Tell the Team About You We have a lot of new members and it has been suggested that we get to know each other better. So, let's give it a whirl. Post a few short paragraphs about you, with particular emphasis on when you became a parrot head or Buffett fan, yur favorite and least favorite album, your favorite boat drink or frozen concoction (or beverage, non-alcoholic if you like) how many concerts you been to. Also, your favorite food(s) and for good measure something your best friends would say about you. OK? ... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:18:29 EST Question to the Team Hi Folks: <BR> <BR> What would you like to see on our discussion board? More challenges, more quizzes, (fill in the blank.) ________________ what would make it more fun, supportive and interesting? We have been doing this team for nearly three years, we have a great group but there is always room for improvement. Please post your comments, suggestions, etc. OR send a SparkMail to me. Thanks for all you do. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:45:43 EST Favorite and Least Favorite JB Album/CD This is a tough one. If you had to grab one CD as your boat was sinking for listening on a desert island, which one would it be? Which one would you leave? Any reasons? No right answer, just interested. <BR> <BR> For me: "You Had To Be There", double live. ( I was at the Gusman Hall in Miami show recorded.) Lot's of good stuff there, a collection from my real faves, "A1A," "White Sport Coat," "Livin' and Dying in 3/4 Time." <BR> <BR> Least favorite: "Beach House on the Moon" Couple o... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 10:36:44 EST I'll be at the Labor Day Weekend show Anybody else going to the show Saturday night?? Fri, 3 Sep 2010 16:58:34 EST Mid-Summer Parrothead Sizzle. New Challenge! Hey now team! <BR> <BR> Joanne and I and a few others are going to start a new weight and fitness challenge for our great team. We want to get a kick start on the weight loss and fitness for 8 weeks! Sign up on this new thread, then weigh in and get committed to exercising, eating right and doing some weight training or resistance band work! If you do not have hand weights, you have to have some decent resistance bands. You can get them at sporting goods stores or online. Make sure they... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:13:47 EST JB Gulf Shores Concert on CMT Tonight! Get your blenders and DVR/VCRs ready! The weather delayed Gulf concert is on tonight! <BR> <BR> From the Pensacola News Journal: <BR> <BR> "CMT and Jimmy Buffett present a free concert on the public beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., to raise awareness of the BP oil spill and help the area tourism industry. The concert will feature performances by Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Allen Toussaint, Sonny Landreth, Jesse Winchester and additional special guests. <B... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 09:46:49 EST JB Concert Rescheduled The live concert scheduled to air on the CMT network was posponed until July 11th. This event will raise money for Gulf Coast causes after the oil spill. <BR> It got rained out on the Alabama beach where it was supposed to be taped due to Alex. <BR> Also, Jimmy did an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Check it out on line. Fri, 2 Jul 2010 17:54:55 EST Jimmy and the Gulf Coast Disaster I'm suprised I haven't heard anything about Jimmy getting involved in the manatee rescues going on in the coastal waters in the panhandle, following the oil spill. Has anyone seen anything in the news? Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:33:42 EST Need your help! Hey Parrotheads. I wondered if I might tap into your collective creativity. I want to create a set of custom cornhole boards that capture the laid back island vacationer culture that we all know and love. If you don't know what cornhole is, it's a game that involves throwing corn filled bags into a hole on a 2 foot x 4 foot platform. It's those platform that I want to paint or cover. <BR> <BR> One thought I had was that I could paint a background color and then find a large decal to st... Mon, 3 May 2010 09:32:39 EST The Hangout Check this out for a possible great time next month. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I wish I could get away to play, but not possible this time. Perhaps some of our Bama folks can attend and tell us how phun it was. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:04:57 EST Keys Hotel Suggestions? So we (me, Prettysundress, and the kids Cheshire Cat and Red Tornado) had these wonderful plans during our end of summer Florida Mouse House trip to head down to the Keys for a few days at the end of vacation. Had this great little resort picked out, and the owners were super helpful in setting things up about 8 weeks ago for a three night stay. In fact, Prettysundress went to contact them two weeks ago to see if we could extend our stay by a day or two. But after multiple attampts to call an... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:31:54 EST Just joined I am new to the parrot head team, introduced by my sisterinlaw, who is a member. Just really would like to tone up and drop some excess cargo but do not want to get over the top serious, although I have made up a couple of recipe to track my caloric intake but have since found a couple of shortcuts to finding the calorie count of some foods that I make on a regular basis still having fun exploring the website. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:46:46 EST New Acoustic Album "Encores" release in April From the site details on the new live album: <BR> <BR> "Jimmy Buffett’s new live album “Encores” will be released on April 20th, 2010 (on Mailboat Records). The new live acoustic album will be comprised of the intimate final encore songs from concerts, many solo, and some with band members or special guests during the 2008 & 2009 tours." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> OK, how about some NEW original material Jimmy! Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:26:25 EST Any Parrot Head Sparkers from North Texas Hello all - I am the President of a rather new Parrot Head Club in North Texas. We have weekly happy hours and monthly parties and would love you to join us. Of course the concert is coming up in Frisco on May 22nd and would like you to join our tailgating party there, as well. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:43:27 EST I am back from a long break and self-imposed exile Hi team! <BR> <BR> I had to take a break after two years on Spark. I apologize somewhat, but the message of self-improvement is you have to take care of YOU and do the things that need to be done. Additionally, as I will outline in a future blog, I had some things to learn and grow about concerning my fitness and health program that I will share, in my usual manner, very soon. <BR> <BR> I have returned to my favorite team here on Spark, as I have missed the support, friendship and fun her... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:21:55 EST Any BN'ers on here?! Hi PH's! Any of you post on BuffettNews? <BR> <BR> Phins Up! <BR> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:08:00 EST 2010 - Concerts YAY! Frisco, TX, May 22nd, just a few days after my birthday!!! <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> <em>298</em> <em>47</em> <em>464</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:53:04 EST Re-New to the site...not to beach livin!!! So I joined this site a couple of months a go and then didn't really use it or do anything with it but now I'm back and ready to go. I am a young (23) but loyal Buffett at the beach all your life its hard not to be. I'm going to my first ever Buffett concert in Feb and I'm super jazzed about it. Send me some and a margarita if you got one!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:24:35 EST New to SparkPeople... Goal for 2010 live a healthier Parrot Head Life :-) Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:48:47 EST 10 in 10 lose 10lbs in 10 weeks for Christmas... Christmas and the holidays are already coming up. How about we encourage each other on this forum? <BR> <BR> My starting weight 213.50 and I will post every Sunday. <BR> <BR> This could be a good way to connect with everyone again since it has been so quiet. I need to be below 200 by the end of the year. That would be my present to myself ! <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>446</em> Sun, 18 Oct 2009 09:59:04 EST Definately belongs in the "spirit" section Arrrgh right, ya dirty squawkers! How about sharing some of yer favorite "Boat Drinks". <BR> <BR> My favorite today is the "Dirty Banana". I may have posted this before, but no one rated it, so you get to read it again. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=399356 </link> Sun, 20 Sep 2009 13:52:31 EST Detroit Concert 08-13- 09 Tailgating Just wondering if any the team is going to be tailgating at this concert date ??? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:01:20 EST Tailgate Ideas Not sure if this topic has been covered before...but headed to two shows this weekend in Mass. Any good healthy tailgate food/drink ideas? Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:49:20 EST ate too much! Well, I figured this would happen, maybe a self-fulfilling prophecy hmmm....Didn't go online and track my food yesterday, and knew i was a bit over but when i plugged it in wooooBOY it was ALOT of food!!!I am usually on track for a good 10 days and then have a little setback so I'm not surprised and not really THAT upset. I am due for a long run today so I know I will have a lot of stored carbs/glycogen for energy. <BR> Anyway, don't want to rattle on about it , i am just posting this to be a... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:58:36 EST IM Now Available on Spark People Hey Now Parrotheads! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople now offers Instant Messaging (as of yesterday, June 10th)through your browser when you are logged into SP. Look in the lower right for the icon, you are automatically signed in when you log in to SP. You can take yourself offline with the middle icon. The service is through "Meebo" a great IM client. <BR> <BR> Our Parrot Head Team used to meet via Meebo once a week for all of us on the service last year, but the interest petered out. Joanne ... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:29:08 EST Thanks Ya'll! I had a great birthday! Thu, 28 May 2009 21:29:10 EST Want help getting fit for the summer? Join this group<BR>individual.asp?gid=33198 to help create a new and improved beach body for yourself, hurry sign up by May 26! Tue, 19 May 2009 14:32:08 EST Summerzcool new Available on Itunes and The title track of Jimmy Buffett's upcoming album/CD "Summerzcool" scheduled for release in the fall (September?)the track is a return to form in my view and well worth the 99 cents if you enjoy MP3 music. Here are the links: <BR> <link><BR>NCCM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&<BR>qid=1241551551&sr=8-1 </link> <BR> <BR> If you go to Itunes and the store you can see my 5 star review among the 35 others. Fri, 8 May 2009 12:24:20 EST Buffett Live From Key West on Today Show May 5th The NBC Today show will be on the road in early May. The show will broadcast from Key West May 5th. Host Matt Lauer added details about the anchors’ itinerary for Tuesday, May 5. <BR> <BR> “We’ll travel to mile marker zero in Key West, Florida,” he said. “From the southernmost point in the U.S., we will look for sunken treasure. And you can’t go to Key West without a little music from Jimmy Buffett, who’ll greet us with a live concert.” Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:59:35 EST au revoir & adieu Well this is it, in six days I will be living in France. I don't think I will be able to get internet access where we will be living so for now it's au revoir. <BR> I would like to thank the Parrothead Sparkers who have given me support & love on my journey (which hasn't finished yet)and will be in touch when we get back sometime in October. <BR> Take care & good luck x x x x <em>253</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:12:29 EST Get Well. Feel Better to Crystal (GOLDEAGLE143) I just wanted to wish Crystal (GOLDEAGLE143)a speedy recovery and get well from her recent bout with some nasty bug and hope she feels better soon! <BR> <BR> She asked that I send her love to all of you on the team! <BR> <BR> All the best! <BR> DAVE <BR> Honorary Mayor of Sparkaritaville <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:16:39 EST Vaseline Ad Problems Has anyone else had problems when the Vaseline ad is on the spark page you are trying to use? I have problems on both computers that I use on SP. <BR> <BR> If you are, go to: <BR> sp?imboard=5&imparent=13783072 <BR> <BR> and let them know. <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:29:40 EST Return of the PH Sparker of the Month I was looking back through some old threads and thought we should again acknowledge the team member each month that has earned the most Spark Points on the team each month. Who knows, you might even get a real treat in the mail from Joanne and I. Start getting those points, hit the boards, write blogs, keep on Sparkin' Parrotheads! <em>224</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:46:10 EST Gulf Shores? Has anyone been to Gulf Shores for vacation? I'm taking kids, possibly. Let me know what you think. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:01:59 EST HANG OUT IN KEY WEST VIA WEB CAM! For great music,relaxing sights and sounds of the tropics, join us to listen to musical sounds of Gordy (our very own Hula Girl/Aloha Ambassador, MIZM20's Honey Do), and enjoy an afternoon of fun and sun in Key West where you will be entertained with jazzy, light and breezy relaxing sounds!! <BR> <BR> LIVE on the internet via WebCam every Sunday 1:30 - 4:30p.m. at The Green Parrot!! Cut and paste the link below in your browser and join the fun!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:51:23 EST Buffett Trivia 1) What type of plane does Jimmy currently own? <BR> <BR> a) Grumman Shark <BR> b) Grumman Widgeon <BR> c) Grumman Albatross <BR> d) Grumman Pigeon <BR> <BR> 2) What was Jimmy’s First Album? <BR> <BR> a) A White Sports Coat and a Pink Crustacean <BR> b) Down to Earth <BR> c) A1A <BR> d) Son of a Son of a Sailor <BR> e) Havana Daydreamin’ <BR> <BR> 3) How did Jimmy learn about sex? <BR> <BR> a) Locker room talk and Playboy <BR> b) His father <BR> c) Parochial school <BR> d) Friends in his... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:51:15 EST I Believe... .......... I Believe......... <BR> <BR> That you can keep going long after you think you can't. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:51:30 EST Phavorite shake your tail pheather song? Don't laugh...... but i played SEXY BACK about 6 times in a row this morning!!! That just seems to make my short stubby legs work just a little faster!! <BR> <BR> And Livin on a Prayer.... <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>18</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:44:00 EST Name that song Can You Name Each Buffett Song? <BR> <BR> 1) “If We Weren’t All Crazy, We Would All Go Insane” <BR> <BR> 2) “Wrinkles Only Go Were the Smiles Have Been” <BR> <BR> 3) “Gimme Oysters And Beer, For Dinner Everyday Of The Year, And I’ll Feel Fine” <BR> <BR> 4) “Take It All In, It’s As Big As It Seems, Count All Your Blessings, Remember Your Dreams” <BR> <BR> 5) “I’m Just Tryin’ To Get By, Being Quiet And Shy, In a World Full Of Push and Shove” <BR> <BR> 6) “Some People Never Find It. Some ... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:47:23 EST New Weight Loss Challenge for Summer's Start! As we get ready for the 2009 "Summerzcool" Tour From JB, does anyone want to "bump it up" and have a formal team challenge to drop 20 pounds before Summer, say Memorial Day? (May 30) I am game. We can all post in this thread and put in our Starting weight, then each Saturday (my weigh in day) post their results. the prize will be looking better or great in that swimsuit and taking care of you. How about it? I'm in! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>9</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:47:38 EST Social Networking for Parrotheads I was not aware of the social networking site for we Parrot Heads "Meet the Phlockers." (There have been others, but they really did not "take off.) Thanks to our new member SAMJAM801, for the tip, I checked it out( It is a fun place (not as much as SparkPeople, but fun. You may want to check out and join, but please don't leave our friendly place. Be in both! It is a great place to meet fellow Parrotheads near you, trade concert tickets, buy tickets, etc. I am... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 17:23:19 EST thank you What a welcome! Thank you. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 13:53:12 EST Here's a question for ya! So, obviously Jimmy is a fan of one of our great Canadian song writers, Bruce Cockburn <em>479</em> (Pacing the Cage, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere) <BR> In 1980 Bruce released an album called "Humans" including such great hits as "Toyko" and "Rumors of Glory" (neither of which Jimmy has covered to my knowledge) <BR> Since then Bruce Cockburn fans have been known as "Humans". So...the question is....if I like Jimmy singing Bruce Cockburn songs, does that make me a "Human Parrothead"????? <BR... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:38:53 EST Next line please Nibblin' on sponge cake Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:31:56 EST hello Hi there, I joined Sparks in 08 but basically joined and then forgot about it, so now I am back with bells on and looking forward to everything that Sparks has to offer. Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:22:33 EST New Members- parkMail Joanne or Dave Your Birthday This is a repost...but we have lots of new members. Our team continues to grow. Our phlock is now 101 members. Please post your birthday (year not necessary...) on the Thread under "All About YOU." This way, your fellow team members can wish you a Happy Birthday on your special day. Also send SparkMail to Joanne (jo*anne*ie) or I (pir8dave) the same info. Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> <BR> Dave <em>304</em> <em>44</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:18:26 EST Thoughts About the "Acoustic Encore" CD 2009 "Jimmy Buffett will release a new live acoustic CD which will be comprised of the intimate final encore songs he does at the end of each show, sometimes alone, sometimes with Mac McAnally." From various sources including Billboard and, <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I'd like to see Jimmy get back to writing some new songs and put out a new CD of original material...less covers, less reheated LIVE stuff. ENOUGH LIVE stuff! It is lazy, repetitive and just a rip. It ... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:26:26 EST God's Own Drunk and More Hey Fin, that would be the 1986 tour season. (This was his "World Tour of Florida" tour and I saw him in Tallahasse or Pensacola at the time.) <BR> <BR> Jimmy was sued by the son (and an executor of the estate) of the song's author Lord Richard Buckley, who said Jimmy never paid royalties and did a "perverse" version of the song. JB responded by having a song called "The Lawyer and the Asshole" instead of the song in his shows. When I saw this tour, he had a bikini clad woman walk across... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:59:41 EST What Are Your LEAST Favorite Buffett Songs? I have all of JImmy's Albums. Of the 800 plus songs I have on my Ipod, here are three I always forward as I just don't like 'em. Sorry Jimmy. You are (were?) a great songwriter when you are on purpose, but your stinkers are stinkers. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Math Suks <BR> Mental Floss <BR> Spending Money (Beach House on the Moon) <BR> <BR> DAVE <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:37:52 EST Upcoming 2009 Tour Information (Rumor) and Actual The 2009 concert season is ahead of us. Tickets for Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will go on sale this Spring. Here, we will share any information on the upcoming tour (and) news/rumor of the supposed "new album." <BR> <BR> So far, the best rumor seems to be of a tour starting in May or June 2009 with a stop at Camden, NJ in mid June. Also I have seen rumors of Atlantic City in Late June or early July 2009. Anyone else have any rumors or hard info? Post here! Thanks! A good... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:55:15 EST What's Your Favorite Buffett Album/CD? If you could only have one JB album, what would it be? What is that favorite one you play most often? <BR> <BR> I'll start..."You Had to Be There" Live <BR> I was at the Gusman Hall Miami and Fox Theatre Shows and it captures the Coral Reefers and JB at their peak! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 18:02:58 EST A Time for Change, Renewal and a Clean Slate... Hello Friends: I wanted to leave a message for all of you on the change of the year. where one year ends on the calendar and another one begins. It is traditionally a ritual of getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. At this time of celebration and reflection, Joanne and I wanted to thank each of you on the team for your contributions and for being part of our little corner of Spark People. <BR> <BR> Our team is a close knit group of people that are on the journey to fitness, h... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:39:39 EST And I thought of you! A friend sent me this link, and the first people I thought of was YOU! <BR> This is a must see..... <BR> <BR> <BR> If it doesnt get there, try this on you tube:) <BR> <BR> Transcending: Words on Women and Strength by Kelly Corrigan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 19:51:53 EST New Year's Eve at LuLu's! I put this under Let's Flock...but... <BR> <BR> Nadirah Shakoor will be at LuLu's in Gulfshores, AL New Year's Eve. I'll be there! Anyone care to join me? <BR> Sat, 6 Dec 2008 16:55:55 EST Help! How and where do I post my fitness minutes? I already know how to post them in "my fitness" under "my tools" for my own personal goals, but i'm asking about posting them to the TEAM'S goals. <BR> <BR> I was wondering how this works. I want to contribute my fitness minutes to the team in a way that helps them acrue to the whole team's totals. Is this automatic every time I post them in "my fitness" and the same rule of thumb apply for "my nutrition" ? Or do I need to come here to the team's page seperately and go somewhere and manually... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 23:40:22 EST Reminder to New Members! Our team continues to grow. Our phlock is now 85 members. Please post your birthday (year not necessary...) on the Thread under "All About YOU." This way, your fellow team members can wish you a Happy Birthday on your special day. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Dave Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:30:32 EST Looking for some suggestions... First of all maybe i should start by telling you all a little about what i do. I am the Food Service Director of a K through 8th grade school district. I've been asked by a teacher to give a cooking coarse for the after school program to a group of kids who are a mix from 1st graders to 4th graders. I need ideas on what i can have these kids make that could be considered a healthy snack. One of the challenges i'll face is, I'll only have 45 minutes with a group at a time. (hopefully only... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:57:54 EST October Birthday!! let's Celebrate! I apologize for my belated birthday wishes to NYXWolf, AlainaB and DallasLadyBug... The wishes are definitely heart felt!! <BR> <BR> Oct 3 NYXWolf <BR> Oct 3 ALAINAB <BR> Oct 4 DallasLadyBug <BR> Oct 6 Tammie1006 <BR> Oct 6 WDEBOARD <BR> Oct 11 NGCHILD <BR> Oct 26 KayPat79 <BR> Oct 39 PixieMessina <em>236</em> <em>107</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 21:36:09 EST Thanks for the warm welcome! Thanks to the "Welcoming Committee(Spelling?)! I thought this would be the quickest way to say thanks! Have a great day! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:33:15 EST Hi from TX! I just wanted to say "hi!" and thanks for the wonderful welcome. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:13:06 EST Thank you team! My recent surprise appearance in the SparkPeople Community Spotlight and emails brought me a lot of attention, comments and SparkMail. To all of you on the PH Sparkers Team, I especially want to thank you for the support, kind words and comments on my page and blog. You guys are just the best. I am still trying to sort through all the stuff I have to answer and wanted you guys to know that your friendship, support and kindness mean so much to me! Again, thank you and have a wonderful week... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:19:48 EST An Invitation Hello! I'm doing a challenge on another team that I though others might be interested in... it's to try to lower your BMI, and can be done by anyone at any fitness level. <BR> <BR> If you're interested, come check it out at: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x1801<BR>4020 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 16:02:52 EST Atlantic City Greetings to the Team! A quick post from Atlantic City. (Using an internet connection on Mac Book I'd like one of the Apple Store on the Pier at Caesar's.) <BR> <BR> Jimmy and the Coral Reefers had a wonderful show here Monday night. The show was full of songs we have not heard in a while, including an acoustic encore by JB of "Last Mango in Paris." The sell out crowd of 14,000 plus was appreciative of the wider set list, including a new version of "Cowboy in the Jungle," with more great gui... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:09:18 EST WOW! Thanks for the awesome welcome! I lost track of the number of Parrothead Sparkers that have welcomed me with a SparkMail or a message on my SparkPage. Thank you so much! <BR> <BR> My name is Mary Jane. I live in northern California with my husband of 4 years, his 6yo daughter, our 4yo son and our 4 week old daughter. I have been a Parrothead for longer than I can remember and converted my husband over when we met (it wasn't a hard sell!). I lost track of the number of times I have seen Jimmy in concert but my hubby and... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:37:45 EST Weekend Follies OK off to the excitement of my life, NOT! Class reunion (30). It is gonna be a Pizza-Pub-Grub haven next town over. Why the next town over He77 if I know. Seems stupid to drive 14 miles out of town to drink and mingle. <BR> All fried food nothing healthy by any means on the menu. Guess I will have dinner at home, have a iced tea or 2 up their. Then off to Dance my night away!!!!!! <BR> I have lost the 3 lbs I gained last week and 2 more. Hoping to hold this position or better it by 9am!!!!!... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:41:28 EST Hello from Charlotte Hey everybody.. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I turned 21 in February 2008 and my birthday present from my stepdad was a membership to the Parrothead Club of Charlotte...I attended my first event (Stars Fell on Alabama) in march and my first concert in april. <BR> <BR> Phins up! Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:28:12 EST August Goals Joanne and Dave have refined our team goals for August. Please participate and post! <BR> <BR> Exercise at 80% of target heart rate 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself each week. <BR> (Add time to your workout, say five minutes a week, add a new exercise, try something new <BR> <BR> Write in a personal journal 5 minutes per day <BR> Log your exercise and food, then transfer to SparkPage <BR> <BR> Earn 600 sparkpoints per month. That's 20 per day <BR> Be sure to login,... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:58:49 EST Help Navigating Start Page For our new members, there is a new video tutorial for the Start page who may be experiencing difficulties navigating the site. This video walks you through the details of the Start page, which might be helpful and make your Spark experience more enjoyable!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> ion_articles.asp?id=1124 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:33:42 EST Mayoral Proclamation! Nominations Needed! Joanne and I would like to get back into the swing of things here in the PH Sparkers as we have been away for a short while. Towards that end, Dave, our Honorary Mayor would like to: <BR> <BR> WHEREAS, The Honorary Mayor of Sparkaritaville, hereby appoints the following citizens to the following respective positions for their services to our team, the Parrot Head Sparkers, and our Spark community the purpose of promoting the camaraderie, fellowship and harmony among the citizenry and our co... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:43:02 EST Aloha! Hello everyone. I just joined SP yesterday and was ecstatic to find the Parrothead group! I'll slowly be working on my sparkpage and reading all the threads. <BR> <BR> Just a little about me...I'm 36 years old and living in Indianapolis (anxiously awaiting the JB show here!!). I'm finishing up grad school and contemplating a move to Charleston SC for a job in August. I made a promise to myself that if I could get through school, I'd move to the coast. <em>224</em> . I have a family too (wi... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:45:59 EST What have we been doing? Mayor Dave has asked us this, in hopes of finding that we have all been good in our leaders absence. What do you say phlock, what have we been doing? Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:18:05 EST I have been away so long...blame it on the rhum! Hello to All My Dear Friends and Fellow Parrot Head Sparkers. I have been away from your midst too long...I had a big life change (new job) and all the changes in latitude that imparts as well as many things that I neglected while doing too much online...not only at SP. My post title is a tribute to James White, aka Sunny Jim...I have not been drinking lots of rhum, but have had a few of the new Becks Ultra light premium brews at 64 calories per is the Irish and German in me tha... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:46:49 EST Sending out a search vessel... to find our Captains of the Phlock. I'm missing you! Liz Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:22:49 EST food for phlocking... What are your favorite healthy/easy snacks to bring along to the tailgating? I see Jimmy on Saturday and want to be prepared! <BR> Fins up! Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:15:47 EST I have to go. Hi my PHine PHriends, <BR> I am leaving the team for several reasons, most importantly I have a new job which I start on 16th June. Time is going to be in short supply. I need to focus on just one team, and even then I am only going to be able to visit once a week. <BR> I will be travelling quite a lot which is great as I can listen to the MAN even more than I do now LOL. <BR> I wish you all the very best in everything you do. <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 23:17:06 EST Jimmey on X-Box Did you know that x-box 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii have introduced three of Jimmy's songs onto their Rock Band software? I found this article in " This package is available from The songs are:- <BR> Margaritaville <BR> Cheeseburger in Paradise <BR> Volcano <BR> <BR> I thought some of you might like to know, have fun. <em>266</em> Fri, 30 May 2008 23:48:40 EST Swine Not! I forgot to tell y'all in my purchases at M'ville was Jimmy's lastest novel that was just released this month. <BR> <BR> It is the cutest story, I can hardly put it down once I pick it up in the evening. As I type, I can hardly wait to get home to get back into this pig tale. <BR> <BR> If I would have brought it to work I would probably be reading instead of catching up on my workload. <BR> <BR> I HIGHLY recommend it. Wed, 21 May 2008 16:05:58 EST Update What's the latest on Joanne? Tue, 20 May 2008 14:28:48 EST I'm Back!! Hey Phlock! <BR> <BR> I'm back from Florida. <BR> <BR> Drank way too much. Spend way too much money at Margaritaville. <BR> <BR> And didn't have a beach right outside my door. <BR> <BR> Only got one good walking afternoon at Cocoa Beach. <BR> <BR> Since I blew the diet last week, got to get back on the ole band wagon. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 14:27:56 EST Join me on Twitter Hi Pholks. I have been using the new microblogging site to stay in touch with my friends. If you want to join me and use it as an adjunct to our work and community on Spark, check out Of course, my user id is "pir8dave." Maybe we can add a further dimension to our community and support to each other. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 15 May 2008 12:33:57 EST Weight Loss Spurts I seem to lose weight in spurts. I can go for weeks without losing, then all at once, I'll go down 3 or 4 pounds. I'm always within my calorie range but, I don't always stick to my exercise schedule; however, I don't see a correlation between not exercising and not losing weight. I know I don't lose during my high stress times, but now I'm wondering if hormones have anything to do with weight loss. Does anyone know if it does? I'd also love to hear from others if they go through this typ... Wed, 14 May 2008 11:20:44 EST It's Official. Summer has started, I have been sat on the beach all day, JB on my i-pod and a few boat drinks <em>244</em> <em>298</em> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>191</em> <em>298</em> <BR> Has summer started where you are? Sat, 10 May 2008 14:46:44 EST Update on Joanne Joanne wanted me to let you all know she appreciates all the kind comments, prayers, positive thoughts and messages on her recovery from her recent extensive oral surgery. She has more scheduled today and was in a good space about it, even though it is some serious work on impacted wisdom teeth roots and all that. She is a strong and positive person...I'd have passed out already. Earl took her to the oral surgeon today, as I did it last time. <BR> <BR> Please keep sending positive and hea... Wed, 7 May 2008 11:54:51 EST Sleep Eating Anyone else had this experience? It tends to happen with me when I take my sleeping pill, generic Ambien. <BR> <BR> I also rarely have any memory of the event. I just find the evidence of the event the next morning. <BR> <BR> At least I only at a 3 oz. can of chuck white tuna & 1 oz. of 2% low fat cheddar cheese. Wed, 7 May 2008 10:19:45 EST I've returned to the PHlock Hi everyone, after having a break to sort myself out and pleased to say I'm back. What have I missed, how many rounds of boat drinks & 'ritas do I have to catch up with...........ooh pass the aspirin. <BR> Looking forward to all the news. <BR> Dave, pass my healing wishes along to Joanne and tell her I wish her well very soon. <em>213</em> Mon, 5 May 2008 07:19:39 EST Joanne has some complica tions... Hi Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> Joanne has some complications from her recent extensive oral surgery to extract some impacted and abcessed molars. She is in great pain and has stitches, infection and pain to deal with...more surgery on Wednesday as the infection subsides. <BR> <BR> She has been concerned about not being around all of you, her friends, but knows she needs to take care of herself. She asked that I post this update and let you know she misses each of you, cares about each of y... Sat, 3 May 2008 19:50:21 EST Joanne is home, healing from extensive oral surger Hi Guys: <BR> <BR> Poor Joanne endured two and a half hours of painful, extensive oral surgery on some abcessed and impacted molars. It was gruesome and she is still in a lot of pain seven hours later. I appreciate the messages you all have sent. I am checking her mail for her but she will be out of sorts for several days and will not answer any messages, comments or Spark Mail while she rests and heals. Know she misses being present with you, but support each other and keep working on y... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 21:34:22 EST Team Goals Defined Dear Team Members. Joanne and I (Dave) have put five team goals in our new SP Team Goals. Joanne did these five (5) things first and I was skeptical, but she was right and they work! Invest in yourself, honor and empower you and achive your success, dedicate to these goals as part of your program! This is a great team and you guys can do it! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2008 19:38:11 EST I LOVE Y'ALL!!!!! You guys are PHreakin' awesome! I've not yet been welcomed with this kind of enthusiasm to a team. I'm too excited to get aquainted with every one of you! <BR> <BR> <BR> *raising a 'rita in my left hand and lighting the PHire with my right* here's to you!! <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:28:36 EST Floridays I leave May 11 for week long trip to Merritt Island, FL. <BR> <BR> Got my walkman MP3 player full of my favorite Buffett & tropical tunes. Looking forward to multi-daily walks on the beach. Maybe I can actully manage to drop a few pounds. <BR> <BR> 21 days & counting! <BR> <BR> Sorry I put this message under the Intro Fourum, should have been General. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:57:22 EST Wow! Thanks for the welcome! You guys are amazing and thank you so much for making me feel welcome to Parrothead Sparkers. After visiting your spark pages and reading your stories I'm delighted and honored to be a part of this group. <BR> <BR> Thank you again! Sat, 19 Apr 2008 14:28:03 EST Hello <BR> Hi, <BR> Hopefully I'm not in the wrong place. I've never done tropical (unless it's been inside my own head) and laid back is a distant goal of mine but, I do enjoy Jimmy Buffett's music. :) <BR> I'm here for the 20 in 10 challenge but, I hope to be able to add something of interest and worth to the team. <BR> <em>47</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 08:10:43 EST Meebo chat with Team Tuesday April 15th We had a blast with our team chat on Tuesday evening. Thanks for suggesting it Joanne! <BR> <BR> Liz, Carol, Dave, Joanne and Shell spent an hour chatting. It was soooooooooo fun and we invite you to join us on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. You will need an account with (free sign up) and a web mail account with AOL, Gmail, MSN, Yahoo. <BR> <BR> The name of the chat room is SPheads. (case sensitive.) If you want to participate, please send me a SparkMail with your w... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:17:12 EST Hello! Hello PHead Sparkers! First, I want to thank everyone that has already welcomed me. I am really overwhelmed by the warm reception! I think I may have found one of the best teams on the boards now. A special thank you to acacia21 for telling me to join and starting the 20 in 10 thread! <BR> <BR> A little about me. I'm a non traditional student, which means I had a late start... I was too busy having fun when I was younger to actually take school seriously and go to college. Now, I'm in m... Mon, 14 Apr 2008 12:08:47 EST New from LA Just found this site and team today and am so glad I did. I have battled so long to lose this weight and had run out of inspiration, but think this support group might be the answer to my prayers. I have been a ParrotHead forever and love all that goes with it! <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 15:25:05 EST 20 in 10 challenge Everyone, I want to invite you to join Carol, Wanda, Dave,Joanne and me in a challenge to lose 20 pounds in the next 10 weeks. By the weigh, that will end in the middle of June. Just in time for a great summer. We havent worked out logistics, but I encourage everyone to jump in and weigh in. This is your challenge so offer up your ideas. I know we can pull each other to the finish line! Hugs, shell Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:06:24 EST JB Books I just recently got 4 of Buffett's books that he wrote. I was wondering if anyone has read any of his books and if so, what did you think of them? Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:28:42 EST Hello from VA I already love this team. What a great warm welcome. My parents introduced me to Buffett when I was in high school. No clue why they waited so long! So I've been starting my little one early. He just turned 2 and already likes to "sing" along with the chorus to 'It's 5 o'clock Somewhere'. <BR> I look forward to sharing a few drinks with folks here while I sit on my virtual island. :) Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:43:26 EST 30 Ways to Greater Happiness (link) I thought this was a great article with lots of cool suggestions. Plus, You get three points for reading the short article. Also, great and fun suggestions too! <BR> <BR> Have a Very Fruitful Day! <em>100</em> Dave <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=813 </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:44:25 EST Post Your Concert Ticket Dates so you can PHlock!! If y'all have gotten tix to any of the Summer concerts, post the date and place of the concert so you can PHlock with your PHellow PHead Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Tell us where and when -- and let's get enough Sparker PHeads together to form a conga line!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:36:47 EST CHALLENGE FOR APRIL This is the Challenge for the month of April: <BR> <BR> 1) Keep your word for exercise. If you say you will exercise 5 days/wk., then do 5 days/wk. <BR> <BR> 2) Leave a small portion of food on your plate to exercise self control. <BR> <BR> 3) At the end of the day write in your journal one thing for which you are grateful that happened in your life that day. (i.e., I was given a Spark goodie and a beautiful love note from GRMSHEALTH, a new SP friend. I printed her message for my journal ... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:37:12 EST Hello from Ohio Hello all, I am sooo excited to find this team. I come from a long line of Parrot Heads, in fact my PHamily anthem is Fruitcakes since my maiden name is Baker, we all laugh when Jimmy says we need more fruitcakes and less Bakers!! Anyway, I am looking phorward to getting to know all of you Pirates and Hula-girls! Have a PHabulous day! <em>221</em> <em>218</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:06:08 EST Please post Your Birthdate if you haven't already! Hi There Fellow Parrothead Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Please go by the thread in the "ALL ABOUT YOU" section and post your birthday so you can be wished a happy birthday. I have completed a calendar so it is easier for us to keep up and not miss team members birthdays. We thank all of you that have put your birth date in already, but we need the rest of you to participate and put it in. We thank you. <BR> <BR> <em>221</em> Dave Wed, 26 Mar 2008 01:34:58 EST Latest 2008 Tour Dates Posted I have posted the latest tour dates for the upcoming Summer Tour (The Year of Still Here)They are located on the Tour 2008 thread! <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Dave Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:01:38 EST Easter Easter weekend was not a good one with the except of loading fire wood onto (Saturday) & off (Sunday) a 12 foot trailer. But that did include drinking beer with my work buddy. <BR> <BR> Didn't log in to Sparks, nor track food or beverage intake. <BR> <BR> Monday wasn't no better. <BR> <BR> Trying to get back into the groove & back to SparksPeople today. Was doing good, but got weak & went to lunch with co-workers to a local Authentic Mexican restaurant (no TexMex here). Alas I did not make... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:10:03 EST Hello Everyone Fellow PH Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I was inspired by JoannieB's Page and have now followed her here to PH. I am a sister in the stuggle of becoming healthy. What an undertaking, or is it just my perspective? After reading JoannieB's profile, I was so inspired and touched I could not help but reflect on my own journey. <BR> <BR> So I thank her profoundly for sharing so much of her heart and inspiration to us all......btw I used to be a seller of Medifast and am still presently in healthcare an... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:15:19 EST New to the team! Hi all! My name is Cassie and I'm new to the team. I'm only 20 but I've been a Parrothead since I was born, thanks to my father! I'm so glad to have found this team! Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:48:03 EST 212 Degrees This is a great motivational film, watch when you have a few minutes. <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:13:42 EST Hi from NY Hola Parrotheads! Found my way here by my buddy, JoannieB. Love margaritas, the beach and Jimmy Buffett. Chew a little juicyfruit, it's good for your soul!! I love the inspiration and motivation of this team and Joann keeps me so in check with my choices. Hope you all had a tushie toning Tuesday! <em>213</em> <em>298</em> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:14:20 EST Hello from a Colorado Parrothead Hello All, <BR> I'm really excited to see that there was a Parrothead group here. It nice to know that I will have at least two things in common with people here. Love of all things Buffett and a goal to get healthy. It sure would be nice to be able to go to a Buffett show and be able to take my shirt off and get some rays! <BR> <BR> Beldar Tue, 11 Mar 2008 19:01:10 EST Nissan Show Added for 8/30 and 9/1/08 Hey Gang: <BR> <BR> Mo tipped me off early (thanks!) and I confirmed with Live Nation, the show's producer, that two shows at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA have been added to the 2008 "The Year of Still Here" Tour (during Labor day weekend). <BR> <BR> - Saturday August 30th <BR> - Monday, September 1st <BR> <BR> Tickets on sale: Friday March 14th at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster. <BR> <BR> This venue is always a great stop on the tour, even when it rains, quite a pre show party...I ha... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:34:33 EST A NEW EARTH SERIES This thread on the Mind * Body* Spirit Forum is being created for those PHead SParkers who are participating in the Webinar with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle for his book "The New Earth, Awakening Your Life's Purpose." Join us for a transformational discussion on the concepts and ideas presented in this book which will awaken you to your life's purpose as you experience a shift in consciousness and find inner peace. <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts, questions, comments (specific or otherwise) with ... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:47:57 EST Map How do I get located on the members map? <BR> <BR> I'm located in Alexandria, Louisiana Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:50:14 EST PHIP FINZ UP, fellow parrotheads!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone here have (or ever had)any affiliation with Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.? <BR> <BR> I was involved up until 2004. I spent my 40th birthday at the annual PHIP convention in Key West in 2004. Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:14:05 EST My sincere appreciation to my PHead PHamily <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> My PHead PHamily: <BR> <BR> Y'all went and did it this time!! <BR> <BR> To each and everyone one of you, you are angels sent from above! I appreciate you all and thank you for the honor of PHirst PHead of the Month for our Team!! Wow -- I'm used to being the one to give treats!! lol I'm sorta speechless here!! <BR> <BR> To Dave, to ALL of you, my sincere appreciation for <BR> trusting me with your hearts and honoring me with the gift of your friendship and love... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 01:34:57 EST ANNOUNCING! PARROT HEAD SPARKER OF THE MONTH We have our very first Parrot Head Sparker of the Month! In an overwhelming vote (via secret ballot emailed to me) I have to announce that our Parrot Head Sparker of the month is very own team leader, Miss Joannie. <BR> <BR> I am telling you, she will be very embarrassed that she won, as she is so very humble, modest and does not seek accolades. But, I agree with you members, there is no one that works harder, cares more about you and is so dedicated to our little group. She truly works... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 19:05:25 EST THINGS YOU KNOW BY HEART TRIVIA Weekly Discussion of Buffett Trivia!! <em>47</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 22:28:27 EST Best Concert Venue and Best Show You've Been To Well let's see. I'd have to vote for Miami Marine Stadium 1983's concert as recorded on Live By the Bay! <BR> (Man was I wasted! I sang myself hoarse! More recently, I sure enjoyed the show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City last year. Jimmy was the best I had seen him in over 10-12 years. <BR> I also remember the 1979 concert at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii with the Eagles! I was in the Navy then, it was great as well! <em>100</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 22:17:22 EST What is Your Favorite Buffett CD/Album? Hi All: OK, here's the question. If you could only have one (1) Buffett CD, which one would it be...and why? Also, what are your ten favorite songs, a "TOP TEN" list sort of thing for JB songs. <em>304</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 20:45:03 EST I'm Ready for a Show...Live By The Bay! Greetings Phabulous Phlock! <BR> <BR> Let's Gear Up For The Show... <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <BR> Live By The Bay! <BR> <BR> Door Number Three <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Grapefruit Juicy Fruit <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> We are the people our parents warned us about <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Stars on the Water <BR> <link> </link... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 18:58:43 EST 2008 Tour Dates Year of Still Here Tour 2008 <BR> <BR> Thanks to and, <BR> <BR> April 26, 2008 - Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX <BR> Tickets on sale: Monday March 3rd <BR> Presale starts Wednesday February 26th at 10:00 AM CST <BR> via TicketMaster (password: BEACH) <BR> <BR> May 3, 2008 - New Orleans Jazz Festival - New Orleans, LA <BR> Tickets now on sale: TicketMaster (second weekend) <BR> <BR> June 14, 2008 - Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA <BR> Ti... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 13:54:47 EST Bucket List Hi all PH, <BR> After the release of the film "Bucket List" I have started to think of all the things I would like to do before I wasn't capable of doing them. <BR> What would you like to do? <BR> My first thing, would be to see a JB concert. <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>47</em> <em>298</em> Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:33:51 EST HR Monitors What's your input on a heart rate monitor? I want to buy one for my birthday present and reward for dropping into the 170's. I'm not sure what kind to get. No bells and whistles needed, just want to be able to track my hr while doing step aerobics and/or walking. Thanks in advance for your input! Liz Thu, 21 Feb 2008 06:57:51 EST HI !!! Thanks for all the welcomes on my SP page. <BR> I'm an "old" ParrotHead from way back--Heard my first JB song "Come Monday" back in the 70's and have been hooked ever since. <BR> Like Mo-I also live on a barrier island--in east central FL--on the east is the Atlantic-on the west is the Banana River which then merges with the Indian River to become the Indian River Lagoon which is part of the Intercoastal Waterway. Did ya get all that--there will be a test! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Looking f... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:24:49 EST Please Submit Your Birthday If You Haven't Done It Hi There Fellow Parrothead Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Please go by the thread in the "ALL ABOUT YOU" section and post your birthday so you can be wished a happy birthday. We thank all of you that have put your birthdate in already, but we need the rest of you to participate and put it in. We thank you. <BR> <BR> Dave <em>221</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:46:57 EST Joannie has the flu Hi Folks. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd post here and let you know that Joanne is under the weather and has a touch of the flu and is sick. She is resting and trying to kick it so you you may not see her on line or her mail messages may come back slower. She is very tired and weak. I wanted to let you know and know she thinks of all of you and felt bad she was not able to answer her messages, comments and such. Give her a couple days. <BR> All the best. <BR> <BR> Dave <em>273</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 20:51:22 EST cute joke Part 1: HOW TO SHOWER LIKE A WOMAN: <BR> <BR> <BR> Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to <BR> lights and darks. <BR> <BR> Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown. <BR> <BR> If you see husband along the way, Cover up any exposed areas. <BR> <BR> Look at your womanly physique in the mirror make mental note to do <BR> more sit-ups/leg-lifts, etc. <BR> <BR> Get in the shower. Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, <BR> ... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:45:57 EST OMG my Emotional Rescue Hi, I'm Kim, every step I have taken for the last 2 weeks on SP have lead me here. I am not sure if I meet the criteria to be a Parrothead, But I love Margaritias, and some people say I was the woman to blame, but I know its the thing I'm suppose to do. Moe inspired me to tears, I read her blog, it lead me to Joann, then to Dave. So hear I am, I haven't even introduced myself, and I have flowers around my neck and drink in my hand. I'm ecstatic to of found you guys. I have had the best d... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:31:57 EST Daily Quote Check here each day and we will share with you a quote for inspiration and motivation to kick off your day!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2008 03:18:54 EST Secret Ballot Time! With all this electioneering going on, Joanne and I thought it would be a good time to vote on your most inspirational team member via secret ballot! (that would be Spark Mail to your team leaders. Joanne or myself.) This honor is up to you all, takes into account ALL the factors in team participation: posts, goals, weight loss, motivation, support, ya know the whole enchilada all we are doing here on SP and they will receive the "Parrothead Sparker of the Month Award." Please get your ba... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 16:33:34 EST Favorite book, tape, music for motivation I wanted to start a new topic: <BR> <BR> "The Road Less Traveled" M. Scott Peck (book) <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 01:03:38 EST Favorite book, tape, music for motivation I wanted to start a new topic: <BR> <BR> "The Road Less Traveled" M. Scott Peck (book) <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 00:04:50 EST Come Monday, it'll be alright.... That's what I kept telling myself as I was eating nachos and wings during the Superbowl yesterday... eek! :o) <BR> Anyways, I joined this team last week, and many of you have already welcomed me, but I just wanted to stop by and say hello! <BR> I'm Becky, I'm 25, live in FL, and am determined to get skinny this year :o) ...IF only I can keep away from the boat drinks... I have 2 Jack Russell Terriers, My husband is in the Coast Guard, I'm a LPN and I'm currently working on my RN. Stop by my ... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:06:52 EST Welcome New Members!! Y'all please welcome our newest members here!! <BR> <BR> This is where the boat drinks and 'Ritas are served -- Our Hula Girls, Moe and Kari, will hand out a plastic leis, for everyone!! SO let's sing and dance to our New team member!!! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 03:54:59 EST Y'll All Welcome ADNAW YOTS to the Team! We are excited to have a new member of our illustrious PHead Spakers! ADNAW YOTS -- Please take a bow, Gorgeous!! <BR> <BR> I see our Lovely Hula Girls now-- Moe, Kari -- plastic leis and boat drinks for everyone!! <BR> <BR> Joanne <em>218</em> <em>218</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 14:44:56 EST Welcome Beckley 345 -- our newest member!! Y'all, I'd lile to welcome our newest member --m along with Sharona -- to our PHead PHamily!! <BR> <BR> And our Beautiful Hula girls -- Moe and Kari -- are more than happy to pass out the plastic leis and boat drinks!! So don your coconut bras and grass skirt and let's welcome all of our new members!!!!!!!! <em>229</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 21:14:19 EST Another new member to welcome -- Sharona42!! Welcome Sharona to the greatest madcap, loving group of folks on the SP community!! <BR> <BR> Here comes the plastic leis and boat drinks -- courtesy of our Hula girls -- Moe and Kari -- nice grass skirts and coconut bras, Ladies!!!! <BR> <BR> "My Sharona" is our newest member -- yyipppeeeeee!! <em>199</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 21:10:36 EST Y'all I'd like to Introduce Trececook to the Team! PHead Sparkers: It is my pleasure and honor to welcome Trececooks to our PHamily!! <BR> <BR> Special thanks and acknowledgment to our lovely Hula Girls -- MoeDancing and KariDean -- for always passing out the boat drinks and plastic leis!! Y'all are fabulous!! <em>199</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 16:46:35 EST Favorite Exercise and/or Diet Buddy We think its great to share this journey with friends. <BR> Do you have one or two friends who run with you or do you meet special friends you at the gym? The purpose of this topic is to acknowledge and thank those in your life who support you in your goals and dreams!! <BR> <BR> (We like to call it, a little cup of gratitude!!!) Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:38:42 EST Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit ... I'm working on getting healthy --because of my foot... and I miss my run and gym time big time! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:17:30 EST Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit DUPLICATE THREAD -- PLEASE GO TO ORIGINAL STICKY TOPIC! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:16:51 EST Getting Active Hello Parrotheads! What are you all doing to work more activity into your day? I have a very sedentary job and I'm finding it difficult to build enough activity into the day. Any suggestions? Sun, 27 Jan 2008 16:58:43 EST Hello from Boston Hello fellow Parrot heads! I have love Jimmy since Freshman College that was 1985 oHH long time. I have been furtanate enough to see him several times I love what he stands for and what his music does for me!! Chesse Burger in Paradise!! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 20:20:33 EST Winter blahs Allright parrotheads, we're a summertime breed by nature. What are you all doing to get moving during these cold and overcast days? I can not seem to get any get up and go on days like this. Any ideas? Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:36:07 EST Hi Parrot Heads! Hi! I just joined this team. I do like Jimmy Buffet songs, but I'm not sure I've earned status as a true Parrot Head yet. I joined this team because I am inspired by both of this teams leaders stories and want to get to know them better. I look forward to reading more about all the teams members and having some fun here too. <BR> See you on the threads! <BR> Alice <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2008 03:21:45 EST JoannieB Surgery Update Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> This is MoeDancing Bringing You A Very Important JoannieB Update!!! <BR> <BR> FLASH: <BR> <BR> Joanne went through surgery smoothly and is in recovery doing fine. I spoke with her brother Dave (PIR8DAVE) at 3:45 this afternoon (EST) and he asked that I post this so everyone would know that our Lovely One is ok. She appreciates all the love, support, prayers, healing energy and light from her fellow sparkers. <BR> <BR> She will be home soon and Dave (What a Man What ... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:29:38 EST Welcome ALL New Members! A special welcome to everyone -- since we are the original PHead SParkTeam!! Special warm hugz to Moe (love you, Moe!), Kari and our newest member, Emily!! <BR> We welcome everyone to the Phlock and we welcome all ideas, comments, thoughts, etc. <BR> <BR> Joannie Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:12:29 EST I'm new to the team Hi, all! It's always true that no matter how big the crowd, Parrotheads always seem to find each other and make friends! I look forward to working with all of you toward our fitness goals. :) <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 11:10:58 EST Greetings from an Ocean City Maryland Parrothead Greetings and salutations from Ocean City Maryland! <BR> <BR> I got a post from Maddiemcwa welcoming me to shutterbugs...which lead me to pir8dave which lead me to joannieb which lead me here! The answer to my question..."hmmm wonder if there is a parrothead team?" <BR> YES! <BR> <BR> Life is good. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> With all of my running and all of my cunning <BR> If I couldnt laugh I just would go insane <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:15:20 EST