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watermelon

Posted 08-20-2008 at 06:04 PM by emeraldsky

If you're ever in a situation where you feel a sneeze coming on, and you'd really rather not, just say "watermelon" (out loud... mumbled quietly to yourself... or even just mouth the words without saying anything at all) and the problem is solved. No sneeze.

My son taught me this (kids know the coolest things) and I've tried it about 3 times so far, with success each time. It came in handy just the other day when I was in a training meeting for work. I quietly mumbled watermelon...
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doggie quirks

Posted 07-15-2008 at 04:04 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 10-24-2008 at 04:37 PM by emeraldsky

Every time I bite into an apple my dog comes running. (They have good ears.) Just one crunchy bite and there he is, looking up at me, expectant.

So I bite off a piece for him, then I take a bite myself. And it goes on like that till the apple's all gone, and in the end I really only get 1/2 an apple...

The oddest (but also most endearing) thing he does is snort. He's very much a snorter. It goes something like this...

"Hey little fella, did you have...
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work doesn't always feel like work

Posted 06-21-2008 at 11:10 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 07-12-2008 at 10:38 PM by emeraldsky

Have you ever noticed that when you're pitching in to help each other out, working together, that it's much more fun?

Today we helped a friend move, and I kept thinking, “This doesn’t feel like work. This is fun. I’m in such good company...” We got the job done quickly and our friend was glad he didn't have to make a million trips by himself.

Many of these same friends helped us out earlier when we needed a hand...

I was glad my young son pitched...
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too many peppermint patties and the CD allure

Posted 06-17-2008 at 06:19 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 07-12-2008 at 10:17 PM by emeraldsky

Do you ever eat too many peppermint patties?

They're my favorite treat. Got hooked because they're only 1 gram of fat per patty. Cool and minty. Who can resist? Figured it was a good way to have a treat and not go overboard.

But some days, I not only go overboard, I'm happily treading water in a sea of patties. 8, 9, 10 of them at least... Might as well of thrown caution to the wind and dived into that bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream I was craving. (small...
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