58 tangent tuesday.

There are way too many tangents today so get ready for a long ride, stretch your scrolling fingers before you start reading.

1.  Billy spoke directly to my love language last night.  I added a love language to the list and that would be television.

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Flowers and chocolate sure are nice but what is even better is when your husband gets an antenna for the tv so that you can finally watch real live tv.  We get NBC, ABC and a channel that plays King of Queens, Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Everybody Loves Raymond…….the only shows that I need in my life.

In case you are ever wondering what I do at night—–>  just look at the above picture and it will be absolutely identical to what I am doing….just add a carton of chicken nuggets with a bowl of ranch.  After a day of working/teaching spin/running/eating because I am always hungry, the only thing I want to do after 8 pm is to be on my couch and laugh at my favorite shows and the characters that I consider to be my real life friends.

2.  I de-friended someone on Instagram today because they gave away the ending to The Bachelor.  That was just rude.

3.  I have a weird obsession with things that make my armpits smell like fruit.  I just got this new flavor and it makes me beyond happy…

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4.  After spin today I tried this type of elliptical for the first time in forever.  You can add an incline to it and holy cow my buns were burning after 2 minutes.   It is way different than the elliptical that I am used to.

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5.  Spin playlist:  Switchback by Celldweller will always be one of my favorite spin songs!

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6.  It’s that time of year again where I am out on the roads with my Drivers Ed students.  This makes me really happy, not because I enjoy slamming on the break on my side of the car every 5 minutes or because it is fun to sweat bullets as we are entering the freeway but because I get to get ice cream when we have to stop for gas.

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7. A student said my hair looks ‘interesting’ today.  What exactly does that mean?

8. You HAVE to watch this Dara Torres training movie!  It is incredible and so inspiring!  She trains for 6 hours plus a day, pretty hardcore!

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Tell me some tangents about you today!

What is your deodorant of choice?

What are you usually doing every night at 8 pm?

How would you describe your hair today?

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That’d be a perfectly valid reason to defriend someone! :)

I love strong smelling deoderants – so fruity & vanilla are all good with me!!!

Honestly, I’m still making dinner most nights at 8PM. I know it’s bad, but we go straight from work to the gym. And then usually the grocery store….. soooo….

My hair today? Carefully pinned to hide the snarls!! :)

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Hmm…. something random about me…. My last car was totalled out because it got struck by lightning – and I was running in a park with big ole pine trees when it happened!

Deodorant – Degree something or other. But it smells pretty!

8 PM – I am sitting in my bed, either reading on my Kindle, watching TV, or blogging! It’s kind of fun. :)

My hair today was…. unruly!

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I don’t know if I have anything random, it was random I came to your site right now. But I will say this. Teenagers driving scares the beejeebas out of me (is that how you spell that?). My son and his best friend were struck by a semi three years ago. My youngest is ready to get his license and I need to go to therapy.

I had a customer ask me, “what did you do to your hair?”. It was a guy. He wasn’t very nice.

I am sorry to say I didn’t have a lot of faith you would make it to your show without someone spilling the beans. :( and I’m an optimist! Go figure.

My hair is doing pretty good today considering…it’s my hair. Now my thighs…they’re another story.

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i buy the same scent deodorant!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!

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I was afraid to read all my blogs and twitter because I had to watch The Bachelor finale after it aired! Hate it when people give it away! I still haven’t watched After the Final Rose.

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I love the Dove cucumber deodorant! I’m afraid to try any of the other smells because I’m scared they won’t work as well.
Every night at 8pm I’m parked on the couch watching tv… most likely DVR’d Bravo. And trying to stay out of the fridge… unfortunately I lose each time!
Aaaaaaaand my hair today was a hot mess. Pretty, right?

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I knew you taught driver’s ed, but I was just thinking how absolutely terrifying that job would be, not to mention frustrating. I remember sitting at a stop sign for like 30 minutes when I was learning to drive because I was trying to start in 3rd gear and no one was able to figure out my problem! And you do this…. how often?!

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Hair today = disaster. I should have taken a shower this morning but I slept too late (thanks for that daylight savings time!) so I had a ‘fancy’ messy bun… and a headband to make it look less messy?

Random tangent about today.. Hmm. I found eleventeen different new running clothes and sneakers that I’ve decided that I need!

Best deodorant = Secret Coco Butter Kiss!! I also like Degree Pure Rain.. it smells like body wash or shampoo :)

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Oooh another random tangent: I am OBSESSED with Mantracker. I want to be on the show and I totally already have my outfit picked out (actually not kidding about that!)

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That is my favorite deodorant! All the flavors smell sooo good haha
That elliptical is the only one I like! I switch up the inclines all the time it’s the best.

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That would freak me out teaching teenagers how to drive, I’m wondering how I’m going to approach it in a decade when my little ones start driving! My hair is greasy today so I put talc. Powder through it!
I’m either on the cross trainer at 8 pm or watching t.v.
Odorless deodorant works best for me.
Tangent: my eyes have been burning for the past two days, I need to go to bed earlier.

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Deodorant? Hmmm, whatever is on sell…usually Secret in some shower scent.

Some random tangent? Don’t really have one. Just trying to get motivated to head out for my run, but instead I’m reading blogs and eating ice cream. Not going too well : /

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I’m an unscented girl. (Mom was allergic to everything so I guess I just got used to it?)

Ugh, I’m not usually home by 8pm.

Fuzzy. My hair is quite fuzzy… you know how SR is always talking about not washing it post-run and maybe using some dry shampoo? That is what is happening up there.

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Dara and I both had knee surgeries by the same doctor in Florida around the same time, before her last Olympic run (or I guess swim, would be politically correct). So, that basically means we have the same knees and makes me just as awesome??!!

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lol I once got sent home from a job as a waitress bc my hair looked ‘unacceptable’.. umm it’s called a messy bun. It’s out of my face and out of the food what more do you want? we were a country steak house… we wore men’s blue button up shirts with red bandanas around the neck.. and P.S. that manager’s hair resembled an electrocuted poodle on a GOOD day haha so ‘interesting’ hair has got to be better than a fried poodle. I think that was my point…. lol

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omg. I drove through Utah this past weekend and I totally saw a Student Driver and thought of you! haha.

At 8pm I am either just getting home from teaching Pilates and stuffing my face with whatever I had put in the crockpot that morning, or lounging on the couch watching bad tv like the bachelor, Khloe & Lamar or Whitney, which are all huge time suckers but I can’t help loving them!

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I love the scents of Secret, too! Not the little stories we tell friends, but the deodorant, of course :) I’m pretty much doing the same thing every night except I did about a quarter of what you accomplished…work, running, and dinner wear me out enough. I can’t imagine teaching spin or crazy highschoolers! My hair today is curly-messy because of this conundrum: when curls get frizzy/messy/unruly…what do you do? You can’t brush them and so you just have curly-messy! I meant to say on the last blog that you rockin’ 1 mile at almost 17 weeks probably faster than I will ever rock a mile is something to be proud of, girl!

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I didn’t know Dove made that flavor! I must go out and get it right now! I put a hat on my head today because I didn’t feel like drying my hair. It’s really long and takes forever to dry, so I often just put on a hat and go. Wow, you are brave teaching kids how to drive:)

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In high school people used to joke that they could always tell my mood by my hair. Good days would be forty five minute curling, okay days would be twenty minute straightening, and hair up would be stay away.

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I LOVE dara Torres. SHe is amazing!!

I too love nice smelling armpits….but who doesn’t?! Hah. And those ellipticals rock. Hello buns of steel!

At 8 p.m., I am usually half-asleep reading a book, or just spending time with the husband. We do a lot of chatting, playing games, talking, and recently-packing. FUN. hah

That ice cream looks YUMM. You just sparked an ice cream craving!

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Dara Torres is the bomb. I love that woman.

My hair looks god awful today! Thank goodness I have an appt. for cut/highlights tomorrow!

Jealous of your couch/TV time!

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Dara Torres is so amazing!!

I think my hair looked ok at work today but now it is a big sweaty mess that stays in the pony tail shape even after I take the pony tail holder out. Lovely.

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haha i love this post. thanks for putting a smile on my face and giving me a good little laugh. :)
i use Dove deoderant too, but i’ve never tried that kind before! sounds amazing!
at 8 PM most nights i am also curled up on my couch watching tv or reading blogs. i love that time of day!

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I have to use unscented deodorant, I love the clinical strength ones. Random Tuesday- I just got a coworker hooked on Wordfeud, so now i have 7 games going at once with my friends and family. Woohoo!

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Sorry someone gave the ending of the Bachelor away. If it makes you feel any better, someone told me the ending about 2 months ago … so I’ve known who he picked since almost the very beginning.

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Haha I love that you make me giggle every time I read your blog :). I love that kind of elliptical!! The changing incline makes the type of workout you can do so much more varied. Tangent about me today- I was shadowing in a hospital all day and it made me realize that I don’t understand how people do it all – blog, exercise, socialize, and live life when you have a full time job haha.

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Driver’s Ed teacher!?! You are braver than me. I teach English to high schoolers…and they scare me enough when they’re just in the classroom, let alone on the road :)

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I love that you just called a deodorant scent a flavor. That is all.

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I use the same deodorant! I got it at Costco!

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Janae, you are so awesome! Just wanted to let you know :) I love your tangents. Can we be friends IRL? Come run a marathon in Montana!!

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Oh tangents! Well let’s see…I wish sushi delivered! And frozen yogurt!!! Is that a tangent?
After 8 pm Im always usually on the couch watching a silly reality show. I love anything on Bravo!

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Yep-my nights are exactly the same. We sit watching the same Big Bang Theory episodes night after night. Would like to start with season 1 and go from there but could probably watch the same episode over and over again and laugh just as much.
On another tangent, trying to paint my kitchen and cannot decide on a color!

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That’s the elliptical I use at the gym – I think it is a killer workout! I like Tom’s deoderant, can’t imagine smelling like a fruit:-)
My hair should probably have a flammable warning on it today, it is so greasy:-/ going to wash it tonight!
Enjoy your relaxing evening:)

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lol that is funny about your student..interesting..not sure what that means! your hair always looks fabulous though, so id just interpret it as such! haha

a co-worker asked if i got a haircut, to which i responded no i just brushed it today! she about died

8pm on a weeknight? usually on the couch, watching tv (biggest loser on right now) and eating! lol!

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Tangent? I HATE pumping gas.

Favorite deodorant is Power Stripe…I don’t know if they make it anymore. Men’s deodorant is pretty fabulous.

8PM is def TV time when we are in the states. US TV is amazing.

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You’ve seen the pics of my hair…I’m a total Einstein.

So funny about armpits…once when I was rowing and it was hot and humid out, I felt overcome by the strong musky perfumed odor of cologne. “Who in the HECK is wearing perfume at practice?” I screamed in my head. Then when I went to wipe the sweat from my brow on my upper arm I realized…oh, that would be MY pits! It was some sort of Summer White Musk or some such biz. Cloying to the nth degree!

And how do you come up with so many tangents? I only had two today :P

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What is your deodorant of choice?
I actually use Teen Spirit Strawberry scent. THey dont carry it in stores so I buy it in bulk off Amazon! It smells sooooo good.

What are you usually doing every night at 8 pm?
sitting with my nose in my laptop

How would you describe your hair today?
Sweaty. I went for a run with a beanie on since it was cold, and I have yet to shower (yeah gross)

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After 8…reading blogs! :) Sometimes studying if I can work up the motivation… {I’m in grad school for agricultural economics…SO fun…not.}

I think my gym has one of those machines! I’m going to try it, thanks to you!

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Dara is absolutely amazing.. 6 hours of training a day is intense and I can’t wait to cheer her on this summer! Maybe you can get Billy to talk to my husband so that he will get me an antenna and I will actually be able to watch the Olympics..

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Sometimes I wish I were a drivers ed teacher!

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There are some websites to put your address in to see what channels you can get using an attenna. I discovered this because we just installed one too. http://www.tvfool.com http://www.antennaweb.org and http://www.dtv.gov

The first one is my favorite. It will tell you from which direction you need to face it. Also if the antenna is not blocked by a brick wall (in front of a window) it helps.

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That’s the elliptical that I have. Except mine is an older model.

I actually don’t use deodorant… I have a prescription anti-persperant. It’s amazing.

My hair is… dirty and burned… stupid furnace is so hot I just need to be close to it for it to singe my hair =( including my eyebrows… arg.

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Oh that machine. I. hate. it.

Seriously.

I’m not big on the fruity armpit smell, but to each their own :) I’m sure many folks would say my hair is interesting on a daily basis. I embrace it!

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8pm Wednesday night– Modern Family!!! My favorite thing ever to do at 8pm.

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OMG I thought I left you a comment earlier and it is gone! *sob*

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HEY YOU!!! I am so sorry, it spams messages with links. I can’t figure out how to make it show up again on the blog but I found it on spam and thank you SO much for the links, we will totally be using those! You are the best!

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I fixed it. Sorry about that!

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Ok..so I had said that you can use websites to see if you can alter your antenna to a different angle for better coverage. AND I believe I was MUCH MORE FUNNY! GRR!

http://www.tvfool.com (my favorite, have Billy check it out, it will tell you from what angle you need to use it for your addy)

http://www.DTV.gov

http://www.antennaweb.org

We got one over the weekend, and are enjoying some OLD shows as well.

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Today’s tangents? It was 75 degrees in Iowa, so I went for a run, weight lifted, and then hung out outside all evening!!! I can’t get enough of the weather. Is that a tangent?

I totally wear that deodorant every day! (well yea we all wear deodorant everyday i guess) I love dove scents!

My hair today is my latest secret – sleeping in braids. It makes my curly hair perfectly wavy/curly without any product! Sneaky and perfectly low maintenance.

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We only use all natural deodorants like “Tom’s of Maine.” Most deodorants contain ingredients like aluminum that are not very healthy when ingested through your pores.
My hair today is “interesting as well.” I am on Spring Break so I have been going au-natural with it. Meaning it is flat and lifeless.

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I love your playlist! Thanks for posting it. I am going to download some of those songs now. I am currently in love with “Glad You Came” too.

At 8pm, I am usually watching my toddlers run laps around the couch as they burn off their “energies” and get the “wiggles out” before bed at 8:30. My 3 year old is going to be a track star someday. That boy can RUN!

And my hair is sad. Very sad! I woke up this morning and took a shower and my kids turned into little crazy people so I just threw it up in a pony tail and it dried slightly curly and falling out of a pony tail. It is not a pretty picture that’s for sure!

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ok again, I left you another message and it disappeared. :( I tried sending you links. Can I not send links through here? You (or Billy) would want them. They are to help get all of the channels you are eligable for.

I am super frustrated.

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You are too hilarious! My hair was interesting today too, actually no it was purely just bad… Frizzy at the bottom, flat at the top, ewwww not cute. I can’t wait to finally be able to elliptical again, ahhh stupid femor! :( its almost 8 and I will be doing homework, whoo.

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Don’t blame you for de-friending… I’d do the same! :)

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My hair? Fake waves instigated by braiding wet hair before bed last night!

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Students say the strangest things! Today one of mine said, “Mrs. S, is your husband blonde? Because you look like you’d marry a blonde guy.” Umm, my husband is 1/2 Mexican.

8 pm is blog-catching-up time here!

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8 PM I am glued on my couch, unless I have class. And my hair is “interesting” today, as well. Which was totally awesome for the networking event that I had to attend.

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I love your tangents; Haha! Kids say the darndest things, at any age! They are so funny and honest. I don’t know how you are able to teach driver’s ed. I would freak the kid and myself out! ;)

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Just read that you were pregnant! Congrats!! How exciting!!! :))

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Yep, after I get home from work every night you can find me in my sweats on the couch with food/TV/laptop. Thankfully my husband is just as lazy as me at night. Works perfectly.

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Your tangent posts are most definitely my favorite :)! 8 pm is dinnertime for me on weeknights! Between drivers’ ed and teaching, you are going to be such a great mom!

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Where is part 2 of this Dara Torres video? Can u post the link? Love her- Gotta see it!

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my hair is perpetually my foe…so i banish it to a ponytail or bun all the time…haha. :P

i can ALWAYS watch king of queens…one of my top shows ever. :)

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I won’t tell you what happened to me today, because it almost made me throw up, and I know you have a weak prego belly right now…but I will just say I have a stomach of iron, and I called my mom 4 times to tell her about it because I couldn’t believe it happened.

I’m glad you finally have t.v.! Seinfeld needs to be added to that list!

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I wear that deodorant!! And the pomegranate smell too! BUT my ridiculously wanna-be organic husband is 100% convinced the aluminum in anti-persperant is going to kill me one day so I have to sneak to target alone and I buy dove and hide it because I sweat like a fat old man in a sauna and chafe like a mother without it!! Oh yeah and I kind of smell bad and as a girl – who wants that!? He just doesn’t get it…
That video of Dara is sick!! She has an amazing body – I need to take up swimming!!
I washed my hair today – so that in itself is a feat :) can’t remember if I brushed it or not!!

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At 8pm last night I was getting my ass kicked in Body Combat! I was worried that an 8-9pm class would keep me up all night but I slept like a baby afterwards!

Oh, and my hair? Flat.

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Fruity deodorant rocks! I also like one from Dove that is cucumber.

8 p.m. is my time on the couch, too. I chill watching tv or am on my computer. Sometimes I’ll get really crazy and lay on the floor and stretch! I know, it gets really wild in my house after 8 pm! :)

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I love scented, but right now I’m using Dove …maybe origional scent?

I’m usually still at the gym chatting it up with Steven and Jes on the elliptical.

natural. I washed, and blow dried it, but didn’t take the time to straighten it. Since it’s humid already it’s slightly frizzy..despite the frizz free serum I added in. It’s days like this that my hair misses Canyon Texas…it was always so smooth without using a flat iron.

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Hmmm… I just assume interesting means good! At 8:00 I am also giggling at funny shows on the tv or trying to force the bf to watch trashy reality tv shows!

I need new deod. – that scent looks appealing!

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What I am doing at eight pm varies. I’m either in school, at work, eating or cooking dinner, doing volunteer work, knitting or watching tv. Its not uncommon for it to be a combination of those.

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That video was so hard for me to watch… I miss being so good at something (swimming). Don’t get me wrong, I love running but it’s hard to be just average after being a strong swimmer. I can relate to those HOURS spent in the pool/weight room. She is such a knockout.. I’ve met her along with a few other Olympic swimmers and she is SO nice.

By 8 pm.. what I should be doing is studying. But since I’m in my last semester of college, I’m usually doing everything but :)

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I used my husband’s deodorant; Degree Sport. (even though he’s not at all athletic. He once went swimming and called himself a swimmer. He hasn’t gone since then and that was September 17, 2007. Yes, I have this thing with remembering dates). Anyway, I find that men’s deodorant smell so much better than women AND lasts longer. Either that or I have a bad case of B.O. I can go home and nuzzle my head into his pit and it’s heaven. Hmm… It might also be because he’s not athletic.

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By 8pm I am usually on the couch trying to keep my eyes open while forcing my husband to watch something like Make it or Break it with me on Netflix. 52% of the time I can make it through a show without falling asleep. I am a party animal, I know.

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You deserve to look like that at night, you work out like a crazy woman still (in a good way, of course)! I look like that after work too, don’t worry.

That is the same elliptical my gym has. I love it! Actually I haven’t used the elliptical forever and your picture of it kind of made me want to get back to it. Thanks for the sudden inspiration!

As for your hair question: I woke up 30 minutes before I had to leave for work. My hair is back in a messy bun (actually this is how it looks most days at work.I don’t feel the need to have my hair falling in who knows what at the hospital…)

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I want that ice-cream cone so badly right now! Oh my yum :) And, your spin list sounds awesome! I’m totally jealous of your class.

I use Ban deodorant, I think it’s an Island Breeze scent or something like that…I love how it smells!

At 8pm, I’d totally be in the same position as you, sitting my butt on the couch! After a day of work, my husband and I spend most of the evening watching TV.

I’m totally (surprisingly) having a good hair day today! :)

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That is awesome! My boyfriend makes fun of me because the only shows I watch are not really on air any more. I don’t care. All of those are my faves!
The only deoderant I use is Suave Powder Fresh. Most people dont like it but I love it.
Around 8pm I am usually just finishing up dinner dishes (boo) or getting ready to get into bed and read. Hair today is clean…yesterday…not so clean. :) Long hair really is a pain to keep up.

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I am obsessed with powder fresh by dove. I think I share the same feelings towards deodorant except my choice is always baby powder scent. Yum!

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Love the Dana Torres video!!! She rocks!

Deodorant of choice: Dove Visibly Smooth!

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My hair looks WEIRD! Because I just got it cut and the stylist who cuts my hair always styles it weird and I don’t have the nerve to tell her that I don’t like it brushed and curled that way so I go home and re-do it!!!!
Random Tangent….SNAKES!!!! I just ran into another snake today!!!! I always run into snakes!! Friends run and bike the same paths I do and never see snakes…but I always get a snake in my path!!!! I just know the snakes around here have it in for me!!!!

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ha ha! Fruity armpits! I tried to avoid social media to avoid the Bachelor ending but someone on FB let it out. So annoying! I guess that’s what I get for not having cable–But I couldn’t stay up till 10 pm to watch the ending anyway!

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My hair is always bleh. I posted on Monday that I think I was born with the same hair as Kid Rock.

Some nights at 8 I’m still teaching zumba or other fitness classes, and other nights I’m fixing dinner around that time.

I keep some scent of Degree in my gym bag, but my after-shower deo at home is Tom’s organic.

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I know this sounds funny, but there is an evolutionary reason why you think the people on your tv are your real life friends…I read about it in the book “Beautiful People Have More Daughters.” Something about how the cavemen knew that someone was friendly due to facial expressions, so when you see a friendly face on television, the caveman in you thinks you have found a friend.

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she’s amazing!

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