Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Size DOES matter !!!!!

Good morning Blogland Neighbors!! First of all, I'm happy to say I'm back at my computer here in the kitchen thanks to Cath who left a comment on my previous post about my computer being on the fritz ..... she told me how to do a "system restore" and IT WORKED !!! No computer fix - it guy needed !!!! THANKS CATH!!!

Next, on the topic of "Size DOES matter" I have 2 examples. (OK ..... stop thinkin' what you're thinkin' ..... )

Example #1: As I was walking down the driveway about a half hour ago I almost stepped on ......


...this guy...

...now, I'm not sure what kind of snake this is BUT the fact that he's no bigger than that leaf made me happy! (not sure if Momma was anywhere near and I do NOT want to find out!) ANYHOW, this is a good example of size DOES matter!!!

Example #2: Remember a a few posts ago I was discouraged about not being able to hula hoop anymore (I know..... I really need to get a life!) ANYWAY, Dianne from Colorado (sorry, I couldn't locate a blog for her) left a comment on that post that she uses a weighted hoop and that seems to be the secret! (THANKS Dianne for the tip!) So, I went on Hoop Girl's website and ordered a hula hoop made for grown ups to exercise with and what a difference!! Not only is it weighted........


.....it's BIGGER !!!! (look at it compared to the one in the middle .... that's the one I bought at Walmart in the toy dept.) ..... so, again, I rest my case that .....Size DOES matter !!! ....and here's the proof......



TA DAAAAAA!!! The hoop STAYS UP !!! (Really! I know it looks like the hoop is floating in the air in this picture OR you might think this was done with fishing line attached from my hands to the hoop ..... but it's not!! I'm really, really able to hula hoop with this weighted, bigger hoop!) Isn't that earth shattering news!?!?!?!?! We here at MBIAJ pride ourselves in our investigative reporting ..... bringing you THE FACTS !!!

OK, as usual, there are about a zillion other things I'm supposed to be doing instead of hula hooping..... so, be back soon!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

11 comments:

Infinity Quilter said...

Yikes, that snake would have got my attention...although he is kinda cute.

simple~needs said...

cool snake!! kinda looks like a dalmation. tee hee
is there dalmation snakes?? :)

i havent hoola'd in years!! that looks like fun!!!

Joy said...

That is the cutest little snake ... wonder what sort it is?? Congratulations on the hula hooping :o) ... not sure I'd be game to try it now but I used to love to do that when I was a kid :o).

debbie said...

I don't like snakes, no matter what the size....
So glad you got the hula hoop mystery solved! ;o)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Hooray, Mare! Good for you. You go hoola hoop!

Laume said...

I don't know what kind of snake it is either. I like snakes generally although I try go be respectful and not blindly step in where a poisonous one might be hiding. As for size, small rattlesnakes are actually considered more dangerous than the larger ones as they tend to overreact and release all their toxin in a bite. So size DOES matter, but reverse in some cases to what you assume.

Cheryl said...

Yikes --- glad you found that snake and not be :-(!!! Boy I loved to Hula Hoop as a kid!

Mona said...

Yay! {applauding} Woo-Hoo! You go girl with that hula-hoop!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!! I was in a hula hoop competition on a cruise ship a few years ago. OLOL I'm just sayin!!! And yes oh yes size DOES matter.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the hula hoop! My question is, how long did it take you to relearn how to do it? And is it making a difference in your weight size? Cause I'd sure like to have a waist again. It doesn't have to be small...just a waist would do! blessings, marlene

Cath said...

Ah bless your heart and thanks for the link! I couldn't leave you offline; I missed you! And hoooo boy, it is so frustraiting to be offline, I know!

The teensy snake is darling but what on earth kind is it? Just a garden snake, I hope!

Hoop away darlin... I'm not gonna get a weighted grown-up hoop, but I am gonna let it be my excuse... "Oh, I need a specialty hoop" lol...

Cath, grinning