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Donky Kong and Straws

by Meghann on May 10, 2011

Facebook is funny.

I write this on my sister’s wall

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And get this to the right.

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That, my friends, is why Facebook is a marketer’s dream. πŸ™‚

Oh, and the stories of Donky Kong and Straws? Those will come in due time.

Though, I did pull this photo out of the archives yesterday.


That photo is from May 23, 2008. The night Kelly and Anthony became a couple. πŸ™‚

I have my version of a story from that night and Kelly has hers, but the endings are both the same.


They both lived happily ever after. πŸ™‚

Hey, that line was pretty brilliant! It’s going in the speech!


This morning I felt like running. I got up, set out for 4 miles and ended up with 5.

When I got to 4 the audiobook I was listening to was so close to being done that I had to add an extra mile just so I could finish it. It was a really cheesy book – not even worth mentioning – but it was a good listen on runs.

When I returned, it was breakfast time!


All I kept thinking about on the run was how nice a cold, refreshing smoothie would be. Not a smoothie in a bowl, but one in a cup, with a straw. πŸ™‚


Smoothie mix:

  • Pineapple
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Silk Almond Milk
  • Chia Seeds
  • Honey Peanut Butter


Refreshing, indeed.

Paired with a multigrain Eggo topped with Naurally Nutty Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter and Granola.


Central Florida Blogger Conference


The Central Florida Blogger Conference is coming to Orlando on July 16th!

From the website:

Make plans now to attend the Central Florida Blogger Conference. It is perfect for beginning bloggers and seasoned pros. Whether you blog as a hobby, for your business or as a public relations professional, you’ll be sure to learn new strategies to build your brand, influence in your community, and make new friends.

My friend, Bess, has been working feverishly behind the scenes to bring this conference together and I’m really excited to have been asked to be apart of it. I’m partnering with Ashley K. Edwards of Izea to present the “How to Monetize Your Blog” session. Your guess is as good as mine as what I’m going to say, but at least I’ll have a great partner to present with. πŸ™‚

If you’re in the Central Florida area I hope you’ll be in attendance! It’s only $30 to attend and Bess has an AWESOME agenda in place! It should be a great way to network with fellow Central Florida blogging fanatics and learn a thing or two in the process.

Will I see you there? πŸ˜‰

1 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food May 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

Facebook sure knows how to get you! haha

Your breakfast looks fantastic πŸ™‚
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2 Katy (The Singing Runner) May 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

Ooooo I might go down for that! I’m in Jax so it’s not too far of a drive. And for that price! Heck yeah!
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3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

Oooh that blogger conference is so tempting! I don’t live anywhere near Florida (I’m in Ontario) but I can’t make it to HLS this year because it conflicts with another fitness conference I’m going to. So sad!!

The donkey kong and straws story is hilarious! I think you should post your speech after the big day!
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4 Chad @ thebreakupnote May 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

I am in love with your cool straw and that’s all I’m saying about that!
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5 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

Haha I want to hear this Donkey Kong and straws story!

Oh I love cheesy novels. In fact, you’ve just inspired me to look for some delicious romance novels to read πŸ™‚
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6 Errign May 10, 2011 at 10:09 am

Um, I’m jealous of your North Face pint glass – was it a souvenir from the relay you did?

7 Meghann May 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

Yes it was! I’m a big fan of races that give out pint glasses at the end. I have a little collection now and they’re my favorite glasses to drink out of!

8 Errign May 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

That’s all I drink out of at home – pint glasses I’ve collected on my travels (and at a few bars..haha)
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9 Amanda @ Eating Up May 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I love curly straws! I need to dig mine out from where they are hiding.
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10 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

I see stuff like that on Facebook all the time! Creeps me out to be honest!
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11 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

Facebook must know I have stretch marks, because I’m always seeing ads for stretch mark creams on the side of my Facebook!
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12 chloe @ 321delish May 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

Rainbow cookies are so much more exciting than plain old choc chip ones! And the best part is each season you can swap out the different colored m&m’s to be festive πŸ™‚
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13 Amy May 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

Peanut butter in a smoothie?! Now that is brilliant. πŸ™‚
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14 Gina @Runningtothekitchen May 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

The twirly straw makes the smoothie so much better doesn’t it?

15 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl May 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

I loveeee hearing how a couple started out. I’ve already started planning the speech for my brother’s rehearsal dinner too. hhaha.

I can’t believe you listen to audiobooks when running. That’s so cute!
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16 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love that straw pic, such history πŸ™‚

I wish I could come to the conference, not this time but hopefully the Healthy living Summit in August! πŸ™‚

17 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep May 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

There’s a strong possibility I’ll be around to attend the blogger conference πŸ™‚
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18 Anastasia May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Your smoothie does look refreshing! I’ve been really into smoothies lately.. I guess because it’s so warm out and I want something a little different than iced coffee :]
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19 Chelsea May 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

Facebook knows me really well too! There is always a mountain bike ad…lol!! Your smoothie looks delish!
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20 miranda @ working mom works out May 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

I wish I could be there! Wanna have one in Alabama??? πŸ˜‰

21 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life May 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

So excited for your sister! Love it when Facebook is so spot on like that!
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22 Shannon May 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

I have never run to an audiobook but it seems like a pretty good idea.

I would be planning my speech and everything for the wedding as well. It is so exciting!
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23 Ashley May 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

The smoothie looks great. Sometimes facebook frustrates me. I break up with my boyfriend, then there are single ads all over the place. It drives me insane haha.

24 Sana May 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

Your speech will be epic! I can’t wait for you to share itt!!

25 Hilary May 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

Making my maid of honour speech at my sister’s wedding was one of the most nerve-wracking, yet wonderful and rewarding experiences of my life! And if I lived in central Florida, I’d totally hit up that conference…but it’s a bit too much of a commute for me!

26 Alaina May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Facebook is sneaky. πŸ˜‰

Very cute picture of your future brother in law!
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27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

If I lived in central florida I would be! πŸ™‚ Love that picture of your sister’s fiance with the straws. So funny!
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28 Hope May 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

You’re breakfast looks delicious! That sounds like a fun conference..too bad I don’t live anywhere near Florida. πŸ™
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29 Kacy May 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Haha, I love funny speeches at weddings. So fun!
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30 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I would go but since I am in California it would be a bit of a drive πŸ™‚
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31 erica May 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

ooh, i can’t wait for the donkey kong and straws story!!! their anniversary is my birthday. πŸ™‚

i really want a smoothie now. looks so refreshing! πŸ™‚

32 linzo May 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I am in the process of writing a maid of honor speech too! Ahhhh so hard! Don’t want it to be too long or too boring but it needs meaning. Mine is for this August…hopefully you have some more time πŸ˜‰

33 Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

that’s why facebook totally creeps me out!
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34 Bess May 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I am so excited you are a part of the conference, Meghann, and have agreed to share your experience! πŸ™‚
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35 Alison May 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Wait a minute. Wait. just. a. minute.

More than 13,000 people “Like” straws?

Is there nothing better to do on FB than seek out a fan page on straws and then decide to like it so the whole world knows?

One another note, that’s exciting that you’re already working on your MOH speech! I am sure it will be great πŸ™‚
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36 Meghann May 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

haha I didn’t even think that way. HILARIOUS!

37 Kat May 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

This blogging conference is so timely… I’ll be booking my spot asap!
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