Summer, Protein Shakes, and a Pony!

@moffittjc (47348)
Gainesville, Florida
May 31, 2017 7:21pm CST
Hello, and welcome to the end of the beautiful month of May, my birthday month! The sun is baking, the grass is growing an inch a day, and all the little brats in your neighborhood will soon be out of school for the summer. The only thing that could make this month any better is reading this discussion...which you are doing right now! When you are done reading this, you will realize that you just wasted a minute of your life that you'll never get back. You'll also get a short workout of your brain that won't require you to drink a shake made out of whey protein and lost hope. Finally, I'll give you a very useful piece of social media advice that will help you tweak your Facebook strategy. Oh, and there might be a pony at the end. No promises on that though...I'm just saying there might be. That useful social media strategy I promised you? Well, my advice is to get off of Facebook and go outside and enjoy the month of June! And since we're talking about June, what are your big plans for the summer? Mine consists of eating mass quantities of ice cream and spending as much time as I possibly can in air conditioned places. For those of you looking for the pony I promised you, well...keep looking!
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@responsiveme (18080)
• India
1 Jun 17
Good advice...thing is we go outside but take our smart phones/tablets with us.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
So true! We don't enjoy the great outdoors even when we are in the great outdoors!
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• India
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc that's not me exactly it's more my boys and the younger kids...Their heads are always bent down tapping on the phone
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
@responsiveme It's like that with my kids as well. They always have their heads down on their phones. I think we're gong to see an entire generation of hunchback people from bending over looking at their phones.
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@Kandae11 (40339)
1 Jun 17
Our hurricane season begins tomorrow and runs until November 30. I hope this year is hurricane free and I can enjoy the world games this summer.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Oh yes, thanks for reminding me! Hurricane season starts for us too tomorrow! I'm hoping we have a slow hurricane season this year, as last year I had to deal with two hurricanes.
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@Kandae11 (40339)
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc I think one was Matthew - he missed us.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 Yes, we had Matthew and Hermine. One came up the left coast of Florida, and one came up the right coast of Florida. And I was caught in the middle! haha
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@DianneN (91530)
• United States
1 Jun 17
June is my birthday month, too! So how was NY?
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Well, Happy Birthday Month to you! NYC was amazing, as always! I looked for you everywhere, but you were nowhere to be found! I was very proud of myself, I only got lost one time, but I realized immediately the wrong turn I made, and was able to turn around and go the right way. And I became quite the expert on the NYC subway system! haha
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@DianneN (91530)
• United States
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc I was in CT, of course, waiting for you to visit. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. I hope your kids loved it, too.
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@DianneN (91530)
• United States
5 Jun 17
@moffittjc There is no way I could ever take a train by myself, especially home from Grand Central! We can only meet in Florida. lol I'm sure your kids had a wonderful experience. Times Square is a must, but the Yankees? Weren't The METS in town? Ha ha! To be honest, I've been to almost every great city in the world, and there's no place like NYC. Your kids were very lucky to have gotten to experience it. I hope they return someday.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
1 Jun 17
Camping, camping and more camping of course it has to stop raining and get warmer but I have hope.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
I love camping so much, but it is just too hot, humid and miserable here in Florida in the summer to go camping. I have to save all my camping adventures for winter. And by winter, I mean that brief period of the year when the temperatures actually drop below 80 degrees (26 C) in Florida!
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@magnumopus (1664)
• Singapore
1 Jun 17
I'll be starting my new job comes June 6 and I'm excited and anticipating everything about it.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Congratulations on your new job! I hope you really enjoy it. What is the job you'll be doing?
@just4him (132291)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 17
Time well wasted Good social media advice I thought I saw the pony on another discussion. Have a great summer eating lots of ice cream and staying cool.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
That pony is out there somewhere! I just forget where I left him! Maybe he's eating ice cream somewhere. I wish I had ice cream right now, it is so hot and muggy here where I live!
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@just4him (132291)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 17
@moffittjc I hear that's the biggest drawback living in Florida - hot and muggy. We don't get that here until August. I hope you find some ice cream soon.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun 17
@just4him I just got home from eating ice cream with my daughter! I loaded up on chocolate, and now I can die happy! lol
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@LadyDuck (187952)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 17
It's a great advice to get off of FB and go outside. It's almost summer and we need to profit of the sun, it is important to store the D vitamin that we need so much. I have no plans for June, but I am going to eat a lot of fresh fruits and salads.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
I will definitely get my fill of vitamin D this summer! I also plan to get some Vitamin Sea as well, with several trips tot he beach planned already!
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@LadyDuck (187952)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 17
@moffittjc The sea is not close enough, I will be happy to stay on a beach near the lake.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
@LadyDuck I'm sure you will enjoy the beach near the lake!
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• United States
1 Jun 17
HMPH. I am a slow reader so I wasted more than a minute, just kidding It is now my Birthday Month!
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Yay! It's your birthday month!!!! Let's start celebrating! What do you want for your birthday this year?
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• United States
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc Woo Hooooo! Nothing much. I don't need anything this year
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
@infatuatedbby Well there is a BIG difference between needing something, and wanting something! Surely you must want something for your birthday this year?
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@DWDavis (15750)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
First, I want my pony. Then I want my minute back. My summer will consist of equal parts, writing, camping, writing, fishing, writing, and maybe some lesson planning for next year. Considering I'll be teaching a new grade at a new school, maybe more lesson planning.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
I absolutely refuse to refund you your minute back. Deal with it. Now, about that pony. It may or may not show up at your campsite this summer.
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@DWDavis (15750)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc Well, I really think you should reconsider the ramifications of your refusal to refund the minute of my time you so gleefully wasted with your prodigious prose and, if you are not willing to renegotiate such a refund, then I do have the great pleasure of knowing I have, in turn, and justifiably so, wasted at least a few precious seconds of your time by getting you to read this comment on your comment on my response to your discussion. @JolietJake, did I get the hierarchy of all that correct? P.S. I'd better see that pony, or else I won't. Put that in your blender and smoothie it.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
@DWDavis I think we'd better call a truce. At my age, all my minutes I have left are precious minutes, so I can't waste them debating the ramifications of issuing refunds. Although, I could really use a bunch of time refunds right now, maybe enough to get me back to about age 30 or so. I'll get right to work on that pony. Hopefully, I won't put him in the blender and smoothie him.
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@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Jun 17
I'm afraid we waste too many minutes that could be better spent. I plan to spend as much time as possible outside. Let's see how that goes.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
I would prefer to spend every day outside, but damn it sure does get hot here in Florida! Makes it hard to get motivated to do anything outside.
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@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Jun 17
@moffittjc So does it get hot in Georgia and since I've been sick I haven't walked as much as usual. But I'll get back in the swing.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
@RubyHawk Even in the heat, walking is good for you! I hope you get back to full strength soon Ruby!
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• United States
1 Jun 17
I am hoping for the weather to improve so I can venture outside and start my garden.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
I would love to plant a garden. That would be very nice. But unfortunately, I just don't have the time for it.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc I love to garden and find it very therapeutic. Fresh veggies are great too. I am busy, but I'll make time for that.
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@Courtlynn (55075)
• United States
1 Jun 17
Ah man. No pony
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Sorry for the letdown Courtney! I'd send you a pony emoji if this site had one!
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@Courtlynn (55075)
• United States
1 Jun 17
@moffittjc thanks lol.
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@PatZAnthony (13257)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Jun 17
Your advice is good! Too many spend their time online and forget to live! Don't need another pony here (talk about work) @moffittjc
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun 17
Another pony? Does that mean you already have one you are taking care of?
@Poppylicious (10077)
1 Jun 17
Are you drunk? Or just high on the thought of summer {or ice-cream}?! I don't like ponies.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
School has been out a week, some schools two weeks ago. We are on 'vacation' right now so the rest of he month will be vacationing in our backyard pool.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun 17
I wish our school board would adjust our start and end dates so that the kids got out of school earlier. This year, they got out a week after Memorial Day. They should have timed the ending of school to coincide with the start of Memorial Day weekend!
@prashu228 (25520)
• India
1 Jun 17
I like protein shakes ,they are healthy.. Have a wonderful day
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
I prefer smoothies, but protein shakes are good too!
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@UncleJoe (11398)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Jun 17
I love it when neighborhood kids wander into my yard. Most of them have never seen an electric fence.
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Hahaha, that's hilarious! And I thought I was bad when my sprinklers mysteriously turned on anytime kids wandered into my yard!
@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
1 Jun 17
You're in quite a jocular mood, aren't you? I enjoyed your post
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@moffittjc (47348)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Thanks! Yes, I'm in a really playful mood today. Don't know why, but I'm enjoying it!
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@JudyEv (141352)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 17
What a big tease you are!!! There had better be a pony pretty soon. I'm warning you!
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7 Jun 17
LOL, yes, i'm on Facebook a little more than I should be, I hate to admit it. We do, however, go to the pool most days in the summer. So at least I make a point of getting outside.
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