Calabasas….The Commons*

I LOVE going to The Commons in Calabasas.  The Commons is a local shopping center that is designed to attract a lot of people who LOVE to spend money. lol You can watch a movie, go grocery shopping, pig out at your favorite food place, check at the books at Barnes & Noble, have coffee at Starbucks, and so much more! The Marmalade is one of my favorite places to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. I am not real big on dinner. Today I was hanging out with my friend Vivian when I decided to take some pictures near two of the little statues that are near the small pond there. I did not get to see the family of turtles today, so I will try to photo them next time. It is so much fun spending time with good friends. Thank you Vivian for taking such cool photos with your fancy phone. lol

Hope you are all having a good week. I will drop in asap. Until then, remember to smile and eat lots of dark chocolate. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

POP GOES LUISA*

All around the city streets
Luisa chased the bargains;
The market thought ’twas all in fun,
But, NOT for Luisa.

She pushed and shoved and found her way
A sale on every corner
That’s the way her money goes,
Go faster now …Luisa.

Her husband tried to stop her flight
But all her got was fury
That’s the way the story goes
NO MORE husband for poor Luisa.

Song to the melody of “Pop Goes the Weasel”

Sorry if this is weird,
It just POPPED into my head, and I had to post it.

MAN IN THE COFFEE BEANS*

This is bizarre – after you find the guy – it’s so obvious.

Once you find him – you think, why didn’t I see him immediately?

Doctors have concluded:
If you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.
If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally.

If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein.

If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to Sharpen your mind.
Make that part of the brain stronger!!!

And, yes, the man is really there!

CONTRIBUTED by:KRISTI KEYPERS

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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE TESTS?
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The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Thomas A. Edison

WHAT DESSERT ARE YOU….LAUGH with DORAZ*

If all of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose

(sorry, you can only pick one)!

Trust me….this is very accurate.

Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.

REMEMBER – No Cheating. Make your choice before you check the meaning.

After taking this dessert personality test, send this e-mail on to others, but when
You do, be sure to put your choice of dessert in the subject box above.

ALSO, SEND=IT TO THE PERSON WHO SENT IT TO YOU.

DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR DESSERT CHOICE IN THE
SUBJECT BOX BEFORE YOU FORWARD IT.

Here are your
Choices:

1. Angel Food Cake

2. Brownies

3. Lemon
Meringue Pie

4. Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing

5. Strawberry Short Cake

6. Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing

7. Ice Cream

8. Carrot Cake

No, you can’t
Change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully about
What your choice will be.

OK – Now that you’ve made your choice, this is what the researchers say about you…

SCROLL DOWN—No Cheating

1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE —

Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all
Warm and fuzzy items. A little Nutty at times. Sometimes you Need an ice cream cone at the end of the Day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at Times.

2. BROWNIES —

You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are
a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When Tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the Oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You Tend to be very loyal…

3. LEMON MERINGUE —

Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent Caregiver and a good teacher.
But don’t try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your Own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and Have many friends.

4. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE
ICING —

Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life; very Indecisive and lacking motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker… Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

5. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE —

Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted On in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can
Be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like To do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

6. CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH
CHOCOLATE ICING–

Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very Creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to Have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take Chances. Will not settle for anything average in life.. Love to laugh.

7. ICE CREAM —

You like sports, whether it be baseball, Football,basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like To participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don’t Like to give up the remote control. You tend to be Self-centered and high maintenance.

8. CARROT CAKE —

You are a very fun loving person, who Likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang Out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a Little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.. You Were meant to lead and teach others.. A wonderful role Model.
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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT USING A DESSERT TO FIGURE OUT YOUR PERSONALITY?
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Thanks to Pam S. for this one!

Thinking of You*

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CARLIC or PEPPER ANYONE?

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WHAT FOOD DO YOU FIND YOURSELF ADDING MORE SPICES TO?

YOU DID WHAT?

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WHAT WAS THE STRANGEST DREAM YOU HAD, AND WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAD IT?

Holiday Food Contest*

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YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS A JUDGE FOR A HOLIDAY FOOD CONTEST. WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WOULD YOU ENJOY TASTING AND JUDGING?

Having a little FUN*

I am a Nobody. Nobody is Perfect.Therefore I am Perfect.

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The statement below is true. The statement above is false.

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I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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Well, I am happy to report that I stuck to my exercise plan and I did pretty good with my food choices. For breakfast I ate raisin bran cereal. Two hours later, I had some cherries.
I met my friend for lunch, and I had the salmon nicoise salad and 1 1/2 buns. They were just too good! For dinner I had a mango smoothie. I was not that hungry. I had coffee, passion fruit ice tea, orange juice, and milk to drink…so far. I had a BITE of that stupid cheesecake I see every time I open the frig! I just can’t throw it away! I will get yelled at by my family! YIKES! I am still going to go eat, but I just do not know what! I hope you all had an OK day with your eating plans. It is fine to go off, every now and then, but…get right back on track! It is important to not hate yourself for eating something that you may not have thought was a good choice. Just get past it, and get focused again. You notice I was able to resist and only have a bite of that cheesecake? You may have noticed that I had more of that yummy bread than I should have….but, that is OK…There is always tomorrow!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

You Have the Power….*

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My friend, ERIC at Soupalaxy is on a mission, just like I am. We are both motivated to exercise and lose some weight. If you go to Eric’s blog, you can see how he is motivating himself to get in shape before his baby is born! It is pretty clever. Now, I am also trying to lose the last ten pounds I have been trying to lose…for the last ten years! I am on a 6 week exercise program, Monday thru Thursday….with weight training and cardio. So far, it has only been 2 days…but, I have taken off the 4 pounds I since gained! I have increased my water intake and I have cut back on eating bread and sweets. I try to eat more protein and enjoy lots of yogurts, cottage cheese, or pineapple salsa. I am staying away from fast foods, unless I have to….and I am eating what I want, but less. I have been on a life changing path when it comes to my diet and exercise, for the last 20+ years. I believe it has to be a combination of diet and exercise. I also believe you need to have a healthy mental outlook on life, which I do! So, Eric and I will keep you posted on our good days and our bad days, too! Anyone else want to share what you might be doing? I know that JOAN at Whatever I Think… has some greast advice, too! Go see how she is doing it!
Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz