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Funny Facebook Post of the Week:

I passed all of my college night school midterm exams with good grades. Now if I could only get a tiny bit of social life when at it!  School is filled with people, and yet it keeps you so busy you don’t always have time to really talk to them.

Jeffrey Carrowiano The sacrifices you make now will pay in dividends later.March 22 at 10:22pm

Andrea E. Menzies Well, I can dream.

Day with good photos.

Diet Before and After Nov 2016 to March 2017 lost 15 pounds pic 1

Funny Facebook moment of the week.

Having that “I just lost 15 pounds in three months” kind of a day with good photos. Woot!

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I got sick for a while and could NOT work out. Glad that part is over and my workout is now working. The hard part is taking that “before” photo. No one wants photos when they are not looking their best. Yet last time I said I got smaller no one was thinking I had “really” lost the pounds, and so I took a photo this time to show it. I moved to Gold’s Gym, used a tight lacing corset 5 days a week (30 dollars Amazon), and got the low fat cookbook for the Alli diet plan ($2 used on Amazon) to do it.

Name Hack on Espeon.


Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

If you name your Eevee Sakura or Tamao they turn to Espeon and Umbreon now.

Andrea E. MenziesNaming my Eevee Sakura just got me my first Espeon! They are new with the last update. Also, you can buy top hats for your character! Pokemon Go is now a fashion show. They need some shoe updates super bad before it will really look like a me character.


Gym updates.


I started the Alli diet plan with diet cooking book and pills on November 15th. Here is my latest update: Poedaughter7 lost 1 lb since her last weigh-in! Poedaughter7’s lost 10.8 lbs so far. Poedaughter7 3 minutes ago has logged in for 20 days in a row! At the second month it started giving me about a pound of weight loss per week. Using a low fat non oil cooker, the low fat cook book, and the pills has gotten results when going to the gym alone has NOT been working. I had been going to Gold’s gym, and around the block jogging, working out 2 hours a day 5 days a week, and getting no results since 2014.

Free of the Go

6 weeks free of Pokemon Go now.  I deleted the app off my phone a while ago, due to the massive expense of the thing.  Twenty bucks a month for luck eggs and incense?  No thank you!  You need more and more cash to raise levels.  Plus it was not THAT much of a fitness game.  For every 5 minutes you walk, you wrestle with it 15 minutes as the screen freezes, and you have to restart your phone.  Two far more fun fitness game apps I replaced it with are Walkr, and Specter Trek.  I will soon be posting their positive video game reviews online.


Started the Alli diet plan.

I started the Alli diet plan this week.  I bought both the pills and the fitness book before I started. It does cause some stomach cramping, and so I was hesitant to start using the product.  Yet so far it has been giving me the empty stomach feeling of fewer calories, and yet I don’t have to feel fully hungry.  I can see why they keep this diet aide under an anti-theft case at Walmart, and they do this with no other diet product.  All the online reviews say it is the one strong and fully working product out there.  The hard back book has hundreds of recipes like low calorie pumpkin bread, diet eggplant parmesan, and diet clam sauce linguine. It also has a workout plan with walking fitness using step counting.  I plan on using the entire plan, and learning to cook the diet foods. We shall see if this works.  So far I am impressed with the results and noticed improvement.




The New Pokemon Go Update.


The new Pokemon Go Update.

It is official, I love Pokemon Go again, and my review is now positive for the game. Now that you can play Pokemon Go offline with BlueStacks it is a far more fun game.  Yes, it is always fun to use it on your phone if you are bored waiting in line somewhere.  Yet videogames are largely a good way to relax when you are sleepy at home.  When I am going somewhere downtown or to the gym I am BUSY, and rarely have time to log into a complicated app. All of the stops in the game are largely history markers, and so playing it at home becomes an educational game for the history of your area if you press the black arrow next to the stop name. You have more time to read these history texts if you are at home.  Another advantage of home play is people are not falling off the road as they look at their screen, and not wrecking cars to play, or wasting gas zig zagging around town to hit stops.  Which I think is the nature of the beast in turning it into an offline game; Pokemon opened a Pandora’s box of way too many lawsuits and robberies.  Kids are skipping summer school to play Pokemon Go, and school is starting up again.  Also, Pokemon Go tempts people to go outside at peak mosquito times as Zika becomes a hassle.  Thank you for applauding movement. However, there are many REASONS people play video games inside in modern day.

Funny Facebook Moment of the Week

Andrea E. Menzies shared ArcadeCrusher’s post.

August 30 at 4:54am ·

Pokemon Go+ Released Today for PC!

Niantic made a huge announcement this morning. Today they officially launched the desktop version of Pokemon Go. Be the first to use all new special features such as Trading, Teleporting and more.


It turns out this is NOT a joke, and is a real thing. I guess this is how they get the Trading they have been talking about working.

Like · Reply · August 30 at 5:14am

Andrea E. Menzies Dear BlueStacks, I SOOOOO love your app. It is fun to walk to get Pokemon if I am on a walk anyway, but it is far more fun to relax when doing it too.

Like · Reply · August 30 at 3:49pm · Edited

Plus now I know why some people are like level 35 when I am level 15, they had the beta test for this before other people!

Fun with bikes.

Stop Old Fun Joke 1

I’m sleepy after my bike ride on my fixed bike, and it was fun.  I fixed the flat tires on the old broken bike, and took a good ride.  I need a new bike because the gears are busted on my current mountain bike.  In Europe folding bikes are all the rage.  Youtube search folding bikes Europe to see many funny videos.  One girl puts a full folding bike on one finger, the folding bikes that go on London Underground subways are so light weight. I have tried the ones with tiny tires; they are not that great you have to pump super-fast with your feet to keep them going.  They can wiz down a hill nice. Yet the full sized 26’’ ones ride just like mountain bikes, and yet fold so that you can put them in the back trunk of even a tiny Uber taxi car.  Yep, a folding mountain bike is my new dream bike this month I have to say.

Donate to Help.


Andrea Blood Donate 1

I donated blood all this month, negative blood types are getting 50 bucks a pop due to a blood shortage in Richmond. There is a dangerous lack of negative blood in Richmond. If you have a negative blood type, donate! After my latest yearly trip to Planned Parenthood showed my blood as clean in testing, I decided to be a donor again a little while ago.  The lab workers may poke you, prod you, drug test you, and ask you a million weird questions. However donating blood and plasma does save the lives of people who need it badly.

Pokemon Bike Fix.

Pokemon Bike pic 1


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Pokemon made me fix my bike this week. Some stops are too big for a walk, too small for a drive in the game. Bikes have always been a big part of the game. It has the Team Rocket song stuck in my head.  In addition, it has persuaded me to play Ingress, due to the high game cross over factor.  Heck, I even downloaded Field Trip, the app that was the grandfather to both the Ingress and Pokemon Go games. Summer is a time when new hobbies are needed to keep people busy, and this is a very busy hobby indeed.  I can’t figure out how some people have level 17 Pokemon already.  Do these people never sleep?  Do they live with a Pokemon gym IN their apartment building? Do they work on top of a Pokemon portal?  Some people have all three on their side, and so the game is rather unequal in power potential.

Pokemon 2 B A Master – Team Rocket (Double Trouble)

Oh Team Rocket X3 Lyrics: (This is the boss – and I’m sick of waiting. I want Pikachu! And this time, don’t screw it up!) Prepare for trouble! Make it double…


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Andrea E. Menzies

Andrea E. Menzies If you are looking for all the Pokémon portals, join Ingress and log in here to see the portal map of all the portals. if you scroll your mouse over the corners of the triangles on the map a photo of local landmarks are all Pokémon game sites.


Ingress – Game Reality

The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in…


Ever notice that the Ingress game logo looks a lot like the Invader Zim logo below? The real source of XM energy may in fact be the Irken armada.

Andrea E. Menzies’s photo.

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Andrea E. Menzies And Zim was popular BEFORE the Ingress game, and has much of the same fan base. I see Irken Elite triangle faces in all the link logos.

Like · Reply · July 12 at 6:26pm

Andrea E. Menzies

Andrea E. Menzies Plus one of the Ingress teams is the resistance, and Zim had the Resisty episode.


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