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My Backyard Needs to Go on a Diet

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      12 comments

It's official. The winter of 2015 has surpassed the winter of 1978 as the new benchmark for miserable winters in Greater Boston. It's the 8th snowiest winter on record with 6 weeks of winter left to go. This is my backyard snow pile jus... Read more

End of Year Words of Wisdom

Monday, December 29, 2014      12 comments

a friend of mine sent me a fun email string that I thought you'd all enjoy. Words of Wisdom 1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue! 2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet jus... Read more

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?

Thursday, August 28, 2014      7 comments

To get away from the turkey !! LOL ! No one ever believes me when I say I see a turkey on the way to work. Read more


Tuesday, March 04, 2014      9 comments

Hey, All ! I know I haven't blogged in a while, but things have been status quo. Life at the gym has been interesting, but I'll save that for another blog. Today, I'd like to tell you about something I'm going to do for Lent. I'm not... Read more

Need Ideas - Cold Dishes for Potluck

Friday, December 06, 2013      10 comments

Attention Spark Friends ! I need your ideas ! Next week, our department is having a holiday potluck. nothing fancy. They've asked folks to bring in their favorite dishes. I had originally planned to make a chicken stew, chili or sausages wi... Read more

All State Half Marathon - Boston

Monday, September 16, 2013      19 comments

Yesterday morning, I ran my very first half marathon. How did I do ? Well, I managed to stagger across the finish line in roughly 2 hrs 35 mins. I would have liked to have been a little faster, but considering this was my first half, I'm not com... Read more

Memphis Soul 5K BBQ Run

Sunday, August 25, 2013      12 comments

Someone once asked me how I choose a 5K to run. I replied,"I run some 5ks, because I happen to like the t-shirt or the charity". Today, I ran a 5K for fun. Didn't even know I was going to even run it until Thursday when I received an email say... Read more

Why I Haul My Keister to the Gym

Thursday, July 18, 2013      15 comments

I've been enjoying the new contract job. I still haven't heard whether or not I'll be asked to stay as a permanent employee. However, on a positive note, there is no way the project is going to be done by the end of August. So, I know I'll be st... Read more

Big Changes at the Gym

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      7 comments

I need to vent and for good reason, there were big changes at the gym recently. Last week, I received an email from the group exercise manager that there was going to be a cut to our salary as well as some class cancellations. I contacted the ma... Read more

Namaste !

Friday, June 07, 2013      13 comments

Yes, even animals do yoga ! I saw this picture online and thought it was a riot. Lemurs are wonderful, aren't they ? This picture reminded me that I really need to ... Read more

Three New Words (contract job report)

Saturday, April 27, 2013      24 comments

In what seems a very long time ago, as part of the interview process for a job, I was asked to describe myself in three words. Not knowing what to say, I asked my Spark Buddies to help me out. Well, I never got beyond the telephone interview. Ho... Read more

Memorial for Officer Sean Collier

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      16 comments

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the memorial service for MIT Officer Sean Collier, the young man killed by the Boston Marathon bombers last week. I didn't know him personally, but I wanted to pay my respects as well as show my suppor... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts the Spark Solution - Book Review !

Sunday, April 07, 2013      26 comments

Good morning, Spark Buddies ! This is a book review of the Spark Solution - a complete Two-Week Diet Program to Fast Track Weight Loss and Total Body Health by Becky Hand with Stephanie Romine. About a month ago, I received an email ... Read more

Thank You to All My Spark Buddies !

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      19 comments

I want to thank all my wonderful Spark Buddies who've replied to my two most recent blogs. I'll admit it. I haven't been a in good place the last few days. I know I'm usually an upbeat person, but some days the job hunt gets me down. So, I am a... Read more

No News Yet - Contract Job (Didn't Get It)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      13 comments

Update - I didn't get the contract job. I'll admit it. I was in a bad mood when I wrote the original blog venting about being "rejected" not once, but twice in the space of a week. Did I really fail my TSA airport assessment ? Honestly, I ... Read more

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