Friday, March 15, 2013

7 Friday Fragments (charities, dogs, fitness, TV, Google, Sports)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

Diabetes Research

You can now help fund Diabetes Research for free just by clicking on The Diabetes Site which is a new tab on the animal rescue site (among others). They also added a tab for Greater Good-your click will help send two girls to school for a year. The whole website has been redesigned and works faster now. Check it out!

Dog Age

Dog age translated to people years is not as simple as 1 dog year = 7 people years according to the Dog Owner's Manual published by Quirk Books posted at Dogster because the size of the dog also factors into it. According to their chart, Abby is 8 in dog years but 54 in people years.

Good Shape

When we had to evacuate our building at work this week, I learned I was in better shape than I thought. I wasn't winded, my knees, legs and hips all worked well without any pain and no stiffness or pain the next day either after walking down 29 flights of stairs! (For more details, see my post: Your Attention Please.)

The Biggest Loser

I am so happy to see Danni in the final 3 because she started out so badly and changed dramatically. She really looks good now and has a great attitude too. She stuck with Jiliian all the way through and developed a bond of friendship with her. For several weeks, she was the only one on her team and kept having big enough losses to beat the other two teams. She was also good in the challenges and I'm pulling for her! The audience can vote this week for the third finalist between Jackson and Joe and (I voted for Joe.)

The Bible Mini Series

This week in "The Bible" mini series on the History channel, it was quite an exciting week with the prophets and kings and battles against the Philistines. I think my favorite scene was the battle of Jericho. I liked the actor who played King David but didn't like that Nathan didn't tell David the parable when confronting him about his sin with Bathsheba like it's recorded in the scripture. I liked David's reaction to the parable. What did you think of it?

Google Reader

Thanks to a couple of my Facebook friends, I just saw that the Google Reader RSS feed will be gone as of July 1! Although I do not use this a lot, I do use it some and have it available on my blog. This is what bugs me about technology--it's constantly changing! I already feel like I'm behind the times again, not having a tablet, iphone or even a clue as to how either works or how to use one. Guess there are alternatives according to "8 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain."   In Transitioning from Google Reader to Feedly, it says if you give Feedly a try before July 1, "you'll be able to migrate seamlesly."  I remember a time when this news would not have bothered me one little bit!

UPDATE 3/16/13:
I just realized, I don't ever use Google reader.  I use the Blogger reader (thought it was the same thing but it's not).  Yea!  I noticed there was a link on the right of my feeds that says "view in Google reader."  That's when I finally got a clue that I don't use Google reader.  Ha, ha.


I'm really liking the additions the Browns and Indians have made to their teams. I'm actually excited about the Indians this year, so far! The College Basketball March Madness tournament bracket is announced Sunday. Still deciding if I want to enter one at work or not. It's like throwing away $10, but it's fun being in it the first couple days.

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Sandee said...

Our Little Bit is in her 70s. She's slowing down too. She's a wonderful dog.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Lin said...

I missed your post (but will go back to it after this) on the evacuation at work---that is great that you are in such good shape! I think most people need to realized that not being somewhat fit can be dangerous to you in other ways too.

I don't use the Google reader--I use Blogger and then bookmark other blogs from there. That worked great until I had to reboot my computer and I think I lost a few blog connections. :( I'm with you--I don't like all these changes. I can't and don't want to keep up on the latest/greatest.

Hootin' Anni said...

You're the 2nd one of Fragmentors that mentioned Google Reader. Hmmmm. I guess I've been living under a rock. Well, I have been moving rocks around this week, does that count.

As for 29 flights of stairs...girl, you are in EXCELLENT shape.

I read that before about doggie years. Interesting to read again. Y'wonder who came up with the magical equation in the first place?

Mrs4444 said...

Yeah, it's tough to keep up with the pace of technology change. I don't use my Google reader as much as I use that spreadsheet I created last year; when I do have time to visit blogs, I start there.

Thanks for the dog years post share. I'm passing it on :)

As usual, your fragments are interesting and informative. Thanks for linking up, Karen. Off to read about the evacuation.

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Kara said...

That's really interesting about the dog age thing. I've never heard that. So the size goes along with the age. I wonder how they figure these things out? It's not like they can ask the dogs! :D

Kay said...

I use the Blogger reader mostly also. However, I was using Google in my iPad just for laziness, I guess. I switched to Feedly and I really like it.

Holy cow, evacuation, that had to be scary. I am off to read that post in a minute.

Interesting you mentioned pet diabetes and the age thing. Both have been topics of conversation with my children this weekend. I knew that it wasn't an easy 1=7 equation. It seems they hit teen puberty at the 1yr mark. That would make 14 years in just one. At least it was so for our large breed dog.

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