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OMG! That Monkey’s Back

My cat, Tiger climbs aboard my back while I'm draped over an easy chair. Exposing my weight gain of late.
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The cute monkey on my back is my cat, Tiger. The damned monkey on my back is compulsive overeating. I’ve struggled my whole life, yada yada, with eating and binge issues. Yada Yada, because I don’t really feel like writing about it AGAIN. But last year I lost, or should I say, misplaced, 20 pounds […]

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OMG! That Monkey’s Back

Five great sites for adventurous music and sound exploration

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Adventure Challenge: Explore one of these resources. Come back and post a favorite song or tell us about your experience. I do love music and wanted to feature some on our Daily Adventure Tales podcasts. But honestly, not only could I not afford the licensing fees for the Beatles, The Who and Pink Floyd, I […]

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My iPhone is a tool of the blogger’s devil.

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Adventure Question: Do you have a stumbling block that keeps you from trying new things? Tell us about the challenges you face or how you’ve overcome them. iPhone posting phobia is one of mine. It’s easy to fall into a rut and even easier to stay down in it. The danger of this seemingly simple […]

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How do I procrastinate? I’ll get back to you…

Shining dining table with flowers
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Adventure Question: What do you do to motivate yourself when you just don’t feel like getting something done? Please tell the tale, because BOY could I use motivation today! When I was working, I used a cleaning service. Now that I’m retired, I am the cleaning service and I’m definitely not Laurie Homemaker. The good […]

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What does the camera see? Laurie’s Adventures with POV and Finding Free Music

Laurie adjusts her new point of view camera in the bathroom mirror
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Adventure Challenge: Find some new music at the Free Music Archive and try it out as a soundtrack for walking, cleaning, or just dancing where you are. Have a fun musical mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Today I was working on next week’s podcast in which I’m going to use bicycle recordings […]

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Mom Love a Duck!

My mom wearing a duck hat over skype
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Adventure Question: When’s the last time you did something silly just for the fun of it? Whatever your answer, try to have a silly mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Well today was a big day for Daily Adventure Tales. You can find and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. (Try searching for […]

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Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stanna and Arianna hiking in the distance on a mountain path
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Adventure Question: Are you typically a greeter or a passer? What types of co-adventurers have you crossed paths with lately? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Stana and Adrianna are co-workers who get together to have adventures! Stana originally encouraged Adrianna to join her in hiking, and while […]

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Stop and smell the lilacs

lilacs in bloom
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Adventure Question: What kinds of things do you do to get out of a blue mood? Whatever your answer, next time have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. One morning after days and days of blue funk, I was totally tempted to sit on my rear instead of going to aquafit class. […]

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I don’t need no stinkin’ chore list!

green rolling market bag filled with delicious groceries from Trader Joe's
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Adventure Challenge: What kinds of ways might you turn chores into opportunities for adventure? Whatever your answer, think about it, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. I crashed my bike a few years ago and flew right out of my corporate career into early retirement. Dream come true in some ways […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

green lizard sunning on a grey boulder
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Adventure Question: Can you decide to be lucky? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to test it out and come back to tell the tale. Can one decide to be lucky and from that point of view, will lucky things happen? I tested out this question yesterday. I did my usual hike – lucky. But […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari