Thinking Out Loud Thursday

I’m kind of in the mood to babble about nothing in particular, so I’m linking up with Amanda from Running With Spoons for TOLT.  Thanks Amanda for the creative outlet!!

thinking-out-loud.jpg1.  Winter Munchies.  Ella at Instinctive Fails talks about how animals fatten themselves up for the winter, so maybe humans do too?  I’ve decided I’m going to adopt that theory to explain my winter weight gain.  Think about it… our ancestors probably did have to bulk up to stay warm in the winter just as animals do.  So it would make perfect sense that our bodies instinctively store fat for the winter.  Well, it sounds good anyway. It has absolutely nothing to do with the extra cookies or fudge or egg nog that I treat myself to during the holidays… it’s really just pure instinct.  Necessary for survival.  During the holidays.

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2.  Pinterest.  Yes, I’m older and not so social media savvy, but I just don’t get it!  I want to understand it, I really do, but right now I just can’t wrap my head around it.  What is the purpose?  What does one do on Pinterest?  It sounds like something Microsoft came up with before it released Windows 8 so everyone could get used to the idea of “pinning” things.  Or did Microsoft copy Pinterest?  Ooooo, conspiracy theory perhaps?  I should probably consult my 11-year-old and figure out how to use Pinterest.  No, actually, I think I need to watch a YouTube video on the ins and outs of Pinterest.  Is there a book out there called Pinterest for Dummies?

3.  I’ve noticed quite a few people have created the illusion of snow falling on their blogs.  May I just say this is a super cool feature!  I would love to have snow falling all over my blog during the holidays and winter months.  But why didn’t I get the memo on how to make the snow fall?  Can anyone tell me how this is done?

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4.  And speaking of snow falling, I hope no one is trying to get to Seattle via I-90.  I’m of the understanding that parts of the pass are closed.  For weeks I heard how mild our winter was going to be because we had such a hot summer and El Nino is going to last until 2016, blah, blah, blah, but noooo, we’ve had one storm system after another come in and practically drown us.  Did you hear that the governor of Washington has declared a state of emergency because of all our rain?  We haven’t got snow where I live, only rain (#thankful), but it makes for some pretty awful training runs, whether they’re on the trail or on the treadmill.  I’m so sick of running on the treadmill.  Ugh.  Ohhh wellll… suck it up, buttercup. You’ve still got a few weeks of training left.

5.  Meep.  He’s a cat.  To the Nth degree.  I don’t have much to say about him other than I really just wanted to share some silly pictures of him that I’ve taken recently.  (shameless plug, I know)

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Step awayyy from the tree…

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He probably had done something wrong which is why he’s showing me his tummy… or just stretching, he’s probably really just stretching… he sooo needs to be messed with…

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6.  And finally, the above is just a small sampling of how I’ve been preparing myself for winter survival.  And the holidays.  Yeah, I’m definitely going to say it’s total instinct.

I’ve babbled enough for today.  Do you have anything to babble about?  How does your body prepare for survival through the winter?  Got snow?  On your blog?  Got a cat that you love to mess with?

 

29 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday

  1. Tasha

    Sorry to hear about the gloomy weather!!! State of Emergency, thats pretty serious. Hope there’s no major flooding going on there. I’m not big on social media either…but I would say Pinterest is my favorite…it’s Instagram I don’t get. I like Pinterest because you can make boards for whatever and pin stuff for easy access later. For instance, I have a board full of crockpot recipes that others have shared and I pinned them…so when im ready to make a certain dish, I know exactly where it is. I have another board simply for chicken recipes…and even a board for things for the home that I like. Its easy to stuff and put them in their own special place, called boards, on Pinterest.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Now that makes total sense! A digital recipe keeper! I like that idea! Wait, I think a light just went off… so instead of bookmarking all these websites for future reference to go look, that which you’re interested in is all in one place, and you know how to find it! Am I catching on? Now then… why does one want followers on Pinterest if it’s like a personal notebook thing! Oo oo oo! I just realized… I could pin all those Runner’s World training videos to a board? Can you pin videos too? Ohhh, very cool! As for instagram, I think I’m starting to figure it out. If you like to take pictures, it’s just a place to share them… I think. Well, that’s how I’m using it anyway. 😀

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      1. Tasha

        Ding ding ding ding ding!!!! You got it Paula…bookmarking all in one place. Videos too, I believe. I don’t know if I have any videos saved…will have to go check. Yea, I don’t take many pictures…I certainly don’t want to post a whole bunch of selfies lol

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      2. neveradullbling Post author

        Yay! You helped! Thank you!! And I’m starting to get really good at selfies, hahahaha! Kidding! I’m public so go see what silly stuff I have. I’m just barely starting to get it though, so it took me awhile to get in the mindset. :D. Next up, we’ll conquer twitter, lol!!

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  2. Trekking On Two Feet

    I stumbled upon the snowfall option and decided to go for it! I think I found it via Dashboard > Settings > Other > then you’ll see an option for it with a check box. Hope that helps! Good luck with training – treadmills are the worst! But I guess a state of emergency is pretty bad, too!

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  3. 50in50marathonquest

    hahaha…loved the pinterest, “hey what are you doing when we get done at the gym, m***********g nail art!!” too funny! I’m not painting my nails though but if I did I would fit right into that video!

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  4. niki

    Pinterest. Agree! What? Why? I tried using it for a while for teaching but actually find it really clunky. And yes my winter weight totally has nothing to do with my biscuit consumption 😉 no snow here. Just rain rain rain! …

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  5. mawil1

    So you got rain too. It’s yuk isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to stay indoors and drink hot beverages with slugs of alcohol and whipped cream on top? With a few little sweet treats on the side. Mm saving myself for at least another week though!

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  6. runninrocker

    I am going to go with you on that one….our bodies do what they need to do, instinctively, and there’s really nothing we can do about it aside from enjoying the season! So funny that you mention the blog snow. I just saw that on Mar on the Run’s site like 5 minutes ago. Very cool although I probably won’t look into it as it would be fraudulent of me to pretend that I am anywhere near any snow. As far as Pinterest….I have a page and it is a mess! So far, I use it as a place to save other peoples recipes. I have also got into the annoying habit of say “Oh, that’s Pintersting” and I say it about everything. All the time. So there’s a bit of babble for ya- Enjoy your weekend!!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Awesome babble! I love it! It’s so much fun to do!! Babble can be very “pinteresting,” hahahaha! And I know… there’s like snow everywhere around the blogging world, :D! Thank you so much for dropping by to share, and you have a great weekend too!!

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  7. janerunswild

    Usually I need to hunker down for the winter and buy lots of warm clothes– but no need this winter! It’s been so warm up here in Boston, warmer than it’s ever been in December! I ran in a t-short today! Thanks for your post, have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      You are so lucky!! How I’d kill for some decent running weather right now! Even if it was only for 1 day out of the week… on long run day!! Weird winter weather, isn’t it, :D. You have a wonderful weekend too!!

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