Friday, August 13, 2010

8 Things I Learned This Week-#82 (shopping, blogging, weight, dogs)

Team Peeta

At The Book Scoop I learned that there are shirts available related to the book, The Hunger Games at Zazzle (Team Peeta, Team Gale, Girl on Fire, District 12, etc.)  See our review of the second book in this series, Catching Fire--the book it's awesome!


Do you know Lassie's real name? I didn't until I played the Freekibble trivia last Sunday. Lassie, the world's most popular Collie, was originally played by a male named Pal. (even has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!) I hope you play every day!

Amazing What People Wear

At "And Then There Was Me" I discovered how scary Walmart can be. The pictures of what people wear there totally cracked me up. If you want a good laugh, read "It's Scary At Walmart."

Twitter Group

I just discovered that there is a #bookblogchat group on Twitter! Read all about it at Unputdownables.

Nationwide Blogger Birthday Party

Through Twitter I learned about Blogger's Fiesta Meetup. This is to celebrate Blogger's 11th birthday party and gives us the opportunity to actually meet in person other bloggers in our area. So far, I'm the only one signed up in Cleveland. The meeting day (in Cleveland anyway) is Tuesday, August 31.


Using the adult BMI and calorie calculator, we learned that we are both at a healthy weight and how many calories we should consume a day to maintain our weight.

Husky Killed at Dog Park

We just found out about this very sad story from Jenna's Dogs Blog about an off-duty cop shooting a beautiful Husky named Bear Bear at an off-leash dog park in Maryland when the cop though Bear Bear was hurting his dog and might bite someone. The cop's dog was still on a leash. This settles it for us, no more dog park's for our Abby.

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Sandee said...

We refuse to shop at Wal*Mart, but I remember that every weirdo out there shops at Wal*Mart. Our Wal*Marts here are just plain NASTY. It's why we quit going.

Have a terrific day and weekend ahead. :)

BeadedTail said...

We don't have a Wal-Mart in town but there's one in a neighboring town where everyone dresses horribly and the people are all so ugly - seriously. It's quite interesting to see and I'm so glad we don't live in that town!

We've been following the news about Bear-Bear and it's just so heart breaking. It's a tragedy that should never have happened.

tahtimbo said...

When I was growing up, I was able to meet Lassie and the Ranger when we went to Mt. Hood. I need to ask my parents to find the picture, so I can post it.
We have a Walmart just down the street from us, but we only shop there if we have to. For some weird reason, both my wife and I get hot flashes and start to feel really anxious when we shop there. It doesn't happen in any other store but Walmart...Strange, huh?

Marg said...

Those are all very interesting fragments. I have seen the Walmart pictures before. They are disgusting. Interesting about Lassie's real name. We will have to read about the book club on Twitter. Our Mom likes to read.
Be sure to visit our blog because we are having a giveaway for a box of doggie biscuits.
Have a great day.

Mrs4444 said...

Hey, that Blogger Birthday thing is really cool! I signed up for my area, but sadly, so far, I'm the only one.

That dog story is really sad, as is the clientele at Walmart most days. (except when I'm there, of course, haha!)

I learned today (on SparkPeople) that my BMI is okay, but on the cusp. I've really loved learning a lot and having guidance for healthy eating and exercise using SP.

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