I love my Fitbit. It motivates me to get off my ass and get out and do some walking. That’s a great thing and it’s helped me to lose a some weight I’ve been trying to shed. I can’t say enough good things about the Fitbit.
Except, it doesn’t break down my Fitbit steps.
I do, on average, 16000 steps each day. I walk each morning, usually 3 to 4 miles. If I didn’t I wouldn’t get my steps in because I sit at my desk all day. Aside from getting up to go to the bathroom, get a snack or get the laundry, I don’t get many steps.
And yet, I still manage to get a lot of steps.
The thing is, the Fitbit doesn’t differentiate steps. Arm movement (not typing, that doesn’t count) equals steps. I’ll take steps anyway I can get them, but the truth is I get a lot of steps from giving Ruby tummy rubs and doing other things that aren’t actually steps. Apparently, I gesticulate a lot.
Halloween is less than a week away. As I write this it is snowing but next week it looks to be perfect trick or treat weather. What follows is some fun statistics about Halloween. Costumes, candy and bobbing for apples are just some of the things we do on All Hallows Eve. According to this infographic candy bars like Snickers, Hershey bars and Milky Ways are the best treat. Snickers were always the best followed by Reese’s anything else was just trade worthy. What was your favorite candy to get on Halloween?
I’ve been thinking a lot about zombie attacks lately. Maybe because Halloween is just a couple of weeks away (seriously, when did summer end?) and because lately I have seen more and more of those stick family stickers with zombies. You know, the stickers that perky people put on their back car window to show off their family?
At least that’s how I look it at.
I tried to make one last night. There is a website where you can design your own stick family stickers. You get to choose the mom, dad, kids and pets. Problem was there wasn’t one for ex husbands and being as the first born is away at college I wasn’t sure if he should be included. It would have been confusing to include a tall male (those are the options. Parents are tall and children are short but he’s really tall so I got hung up on that) because I would have liked to explain that he is a child and not a soon to be ex husband.
They also didn’t have stickers for pets besides dogs and cats. While we have plenty of those we also have guinea pigs, a hamster and a rabbit.
I like the idea of the zombie stickers better. If I get it wrong it can just be because they ate the other one. Zombies eat zombies don’t they?
Anyway, this cracked me.
The more you exercise, the more fit you become. The more fit you become, the more you earn as a freelancer.
Being a proud American you probably think you know everything there is to know about the 4th of July. The thing is you’d be wrong. Here is a great stat filled infographic about America and the Fourth of July.
I really just needed to get that post off the front page and update this blog. I don’t have any road trips planned this summer but if I did I am sure I would find this infographic about mobile apps for summer travel really useful.
*would someone shoot me now? This isn’t even a paid post! I just can’t think of anything interesting to write. No, I can, I just can’t seem to make the time to write it out.
Summer officially starts in our house this afternoon. Last night my daughter and I stopped at Half Price Books to find the book Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. She also wrote Howl’s Moving Castle. Anyway, seems the second book isn’t as readily available at the used bookstores so we went to Barnes and Noble to find a copy. My daughter is hoping to read 80 books this summer, which seems like a lot.
But if she reads that many books she will be out of my hair for most of the summer!!
Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways are the only books we’ve nailed down so far but this infographic looks helpful in finding a great read. Maybe not for kids but if you’re looking for a summer book you can probably find it on this chart.
I went to school with an author on this infographic and I went to the same school as another author on this list (though he died long before I was born), can you guess which two authors I’m connected to?
Mother’s Day is over, I hope everyone had a great one, and it was time to take down the post. However, I don’t really have much to put up in its place. I could tell you that I am getting close to having a real book written but since I don’t have a date I don’t want to say too much. I will say this, writing about your fucked up life is hard. Hell, writing is hard fucked up life or not. But revisiting all kinds of dark details can be very challenging. Dr. Drew would say that I had disconnected from my past (and he would be right) and that revisiting it is therapeutic.
I don’t know about that, though I do feel as if I have learned an awful lot from the process and put several issues to rest.
Anyway, spending each day in a very dark place leaves me with little to say here, at least that is humorous. So, I’ve found this interesting infographic for you to consider.
Personally, I’m all about shaving the arm pits. After going without for several months last winter because of the waxing thing I can say that I prefer to be shaved than unshaved. However, I prefer that the men leave their hair where it is. Shave the face if you have to but leave the rest.
What do you think?
If you’re like me you’ve spent some time trying to use social media sites like Facebook to increase your blog traffic. If you’re like me you might have gotten a little overwhelmed by all that can be done with social media to increase traffic but because most of us don’t have people we have a hard time finding extra time to use social media the way it should be…to find out what kind of sandwich Mike had for lunch.
If you get overwhelmed by social media, and Facebook specifically, then take a look at this infograpic by Favo.rs and get completely frustrated. I mean, take a look at who has the most fans on Facebook.
You all know how much I love Valentine’s Day so here are some fun facts from around the world about Valentine’s Day. There is no mention of Love Day from Blue’s Clues which is a total oversight.
This is for Nicky and Linda who both live in high heeled shoes. I know they both have amazing gams and love to show off their sexy legs in these shoes. But as you can see high heels can do some damage as this infographic shows. I love heels, there isn’t anything so bad that a new pair of shoes can’t fix. For me, I’m all about comfort these days (winter) but come summer I’ll rock some short heels. For the high heels, Linda and Nicky are my heroes. You keep wearing those FMPs, I’ll live vicariously through you gals.