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I’ve Been Benched! …*Pouf*!

Good Evening, Luv – lies

The weather here is awesome! And it’s only Spring. Since the weather is a beauty,  thought I’d take my first official ‘outside’ run.

Planned to run a 10k but the endorphins kicked in!!!   *don’t you just live that natural high thingy? !*   Ended up putting in 10 miles!!  *Woot Woot!!!* 
I was beaming. Ear. To. Ear. …. Yepppp! 🙂

Until this…

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Yepppp!   Took a Big fall!   Right at the end of the run!  OUCH!!!!!!

Doc says it’s a stress fracture.  Can you say ‘Woman Down’?  For at least a month.
..WTW?! 
There goes my Memorial Day Race
*pouf!!!* 

Aqua Aerobics here I come! !

How was your Hump Day?
Do Tell….

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W.T.W.!!!!? {What the What!!!?}

February 20 is National Muffin Day {ReBlog}

I { heart } Blueberry Muffins

National Muffin Day!

Interesting Food Facts about Muffins::
◦‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
◦The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
◦Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
◦American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
◦The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.
◦The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist”

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its revised online edition in March 2011.

 

Today’s Food History::

1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.

1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.

1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.

1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.

1890 Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires

1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.

2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.

2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico”.

ReBlogged via WordPress from this Original Resource:

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Originally today was celebrated as ‘National Margarita Day’ – worry not it’s now February 22

Muffin

Interesting Food Facts about Muffins

  • ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  • The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  • Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  • American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  • The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.
  • The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out…

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Randomness, Video, W.T.W.!!!!? {What the What!!!?}

#GoogleHasMadeYouTubeItsBeee-yotch

 #Luv-lies,
Can we say

#ThankGoodnessIt’sFriiiii-day’ … #Evening!!!!


Long, long #week this week was. You know, one of those #weeks that seems to go #On& On& On&On….

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#WorkDayDone?

  #Check! …  #I’mSoOverIt  … #UntilMonday

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#FridayNightPlans made?

#Check! …. #I’llNeverTell

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#WorkOutDone?

#Check! …. #YeahMe!

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#WeekendFun&FrolickingPlans  made?

#Check! …. #DittoAgain – #I’llNeverTell

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W.T.W.?!

#You’reProbablyWondering –  ‘#What’sWithAll of the #Hashtags?

#HasSheCompletelyLostHerMind?

#DoesSheHaveAnyIdea   #HowDifficult  it is to #ReadThisPost  #WithAllofTheseDamnedHashtags?!  #NotToMentionSlightlyAnnoying?

Actually I do.  It’s distracting, confusing and downright annoying – as already pointed out.  So why subject you to this #hashtag — *couldn’t resist* —  cray-zay-ness?

  Well,  from the mouth of a usually grounded woman – ‘Do Tell’?

… and I do …

 Last evening, while hanging out with some of my ‘Tweeple‘  during a Tweet Chat, the conversations were moving along in the somewhat controlled frenzy that I’ve come to find comfort with.  *WOW!  That is one long run-on sentence?!*

Even thought the speed of the conversations can be a bit challenging, I manage to do a decent job of keeping up.  Most folk keep their tweets short and their retweets easy to track.  And so was the case last night.  ….. until this one tweet presented with a ton of Hashtags (#) & Mentions (@) !

Talking about being totally caught off guard and completely loss!  My first question was, – ‘What is this bullsh!gg!ty here!? Quickly followed by a head-scratching –  ‘holy sugar! who in  the tarhill is this person responding to? –  and – ‘why in the h%ll would someone post this kind of tom-foolery ?!

  Come On!

Do you reeeally expect someone to be able to follow this crap?! – *Now I’m shouting at my iPad – sorry Siri*  So glad no one’s around to witness this momentary breakdown….

As confused as I was with this tweet, I stayed put – but blocked all follow-up tweets from that person.  What?  Yes. I. Blocked. Them.  One frustrating tweet was enough for me!  ‘Thank You #Twitter for the ‘blocking’ feature – *a wink & a smile* is in order’

… then I gotta thinking….

… Reading this #Hashtag stuff is maaad crazy!  Wonder what would happen if we were subjected to #HashtagSpeak on a regular!?  I can see myself totally losing it! You? Well, you know that it didn’t take me long to find the answer to that question – oh the beauty of the internet (at least this time)

And

 here I have it …. for your listening pleasure…

*drum roll Puh-leaze*

#HashtagSpeak…. in the flesh… .ala, Jimmy Fallon!!!


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Like I said,  I would totally lose it!

Thoughts?

Do Tell….

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#NaBloPoMo, Girl on Fire!, I am Woman....Roar!, Menopause, NaBloPoMO, Randomness, W.T.W.!!!!? {What the What!!!?}

Menopause is A Real Bee-Yotch!

Good Evening Luvlies,

In a lot of ways, I am truly happy that I have been blessed to live in this day and time.  Now don’t get me wrong, there are times that I get super peeved about some of the shenanigans that I read about and/or encounter.

But today was not one of them.

Why? You ask.

It was my trip to the gym this evening that has me grateful for living in ’these times’.  No, it wasn’t the updated, state-of-the-art equipment that reigns second, only  to the rock hard bodies of the eye-candy that strolls proud as a peacock, displaying hours of their hard work for all to ohhh & ahhh over , but instead the honest, no-holds barred conversations that seem to occur spontaneously, while waiting for the class ahead of mine to end.

The conversations don’t happen on a daily, but every now and then I’ll be patiently waiting beside another woman who just needs to get some ’stuff’ off of her chest…

… today was ‘that’ day…

The conversation started off innocently enough.  You know, the normal pomp and circumstances – “how was your day?”, “couldn’t wait to get to class today”, “I really need this workout tonight”.    You know, all of that kind of stuff….

With all of the niceties out of the way, I made a general comment to this ‘Zumba Sister-friend’ about the temperature in the gym…

and the following conversation ensued….

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Zumba Sister-Friend (feverishly fanning herself):  Girrrrrrl!  You think it’s nice in here?…. I’m hot as hell in here!

Me: (raising my brows in surprise, wondering where the conversation was going) Oh Yeah?  It feels pretty good to me…

Zumba Sister-Friend (continuing the frantic fanning) : Can I tell you?, since the start of this menopause thing, I get hot as hell!!!  All I want to do is ‘cold down’.….. I want anything ice cold!…. a tall glass of water with a ton of ice cubes spilling over the rim, a fan with a gazillion over-sized blades, an Alaskan glacier, all of the snow on the North Pole!… anything to ‘cold me down’

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Me: (pleasantly surprised at her candor and secretly appreciative of someone who understands my daily visits to ‘hell’): Don’t I know it!  And it just comes on all of a sudden! No ‘just between us girls’ kinda warning! No ‘you need to get your arse ready, because I’m on my way’ heads up!  NOTHING! Just…. BAM!  One minute you’re good and the next minute – all bullshinanigans break out!!!  All you want to do is climb out of your clothes!

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Zumba Sister-Friend (pointing in the direction of the free-weight area): My Husband doesn’t know what to make of it.  Most of the time, I’m as sweet as apple pie.  But when that inferno reigns down on me, I’m like a friggin’ hungry grizzly who hasn’t eaten in four weeks…and there’s no food insight for days!  This menopause thing is a real bee-yotch!

Me (nodding my head indicating that I am fully aware of her struggle): Don’t I know!  And the thing is, I’ve always heard the b!tching about the flashes – that feeling of standing with your feet nailed to the floor, while opening the oven door on Thanksgiving Day!  Has anyone told you about the exxxx-treme cold that follows!!  I’m talking about the bone-chilling, ‘where’d that heat from that damned flash that I had a minute ago!”  – COLD.

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… To the delight of me and my Zumba Sister-Friend, the conversation continued like this for, at least, another ten minutes.  Both of us quietly grateful to know that we really aren’t crazy… just going through some basic shiggity and tom-foolery that has come to define this developmental stage of our lives….

And when it finally came that time to ‘get our Zumba on’, we strutted into the class like twenty-somethings without a care in the world…..

And, as I said earlier, It’s not every day that

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My Inbox looks Different

Gmail's new mail format Have you missed some of your usual mail?

If you’re a Gmail user, you may have noticed that your emails may have been pushed out of your primary inbox and into the third tab!

Google has recently made a change to your Gmail inbox

that sorts messages into tabs (when using the desktop version): Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums.

Based on Google’s criteria, this means any emails sent to you will be automatically sorted in categories ……..  Unless you make some changes Did I miss the memo on this one? I’m slowly learning my way around this new format… what about you….

I’d Luv to know your thoughts?

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I Was Ambushed by a Pizza

pizza monsterHello Luv-lies,

It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a slice {and in this case, 2 slices} of one of my favorite types of pizza – MEAT LOVERS! …. Well, if your going to eat it, it may as well have the kitchen sink on it.. right? *coy smile*

My abstinence has been for no other reason than that I’ve really not had an craving/taste for pizza. Today I craved. And I ate. Now, pre- WW days I would have devoured four pieces of this mouth watering treat. But today, I was satisfied with half of that – and a cool 22 points!

I just have two things to say about this:

(1) Mmmmmmmm Mmmmmmm Good!, and

(2) Thank Goodness for the extra 49 weekly points  ! {I very seldom use them, but this day, I am sooooo glad that I have them!}

What sinfully delicious treat did you use your 49 extra points on this week?

Do tell…..

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