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Darla's Blog Picks - Really? a Fourth Amendment-Free zone? Crazy yoga poses, Internet hypochondriacs and more!

by Darla Lindauer Modified: July 12, 2013 at 10:10 am •  Published: July 12, 2013

1. Keep Smiling

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By: I cannot find a person connected to the site at all. Iam going to give credit to Keep Smiling.

What blog is about – Cute, funny and interesting pictures and video.

Featured post – Babies experiencing things for the first time

I was not sure if the video of the baby seeing the fireworks for the first time should be so cute to me or not since he looks scared at first, but he seems to be quite taken in by them. So cute! If these little videos don’t make your day better, then you might not be human. Ha-ha. I got to experience a little of this on the Fourth of July this year, not with my young one, but my 8-year-old. She has Asperger’s and a sensitivity to some sounds. In the past, she has had a very hard time on this day. Usually, we are at home, she has her headset on and I am praying my hardest no one sets off any fireworks near the house. My anxiety is high! This year, we went to a hotel near Coweta, OK, and spent the day with my brother and his family.  Then, went to the hotel before dark. She had her headset on to prevent any noise problems, and we planned to watch a movie. I saw a few fireworks going off out the window of the hotel and I called her over to see them. At first, she refused, but then after she repeated to herself quite a few times, “I can do it,” she came over to see. Before we knew it, fireworks were going off all over. We could see them for miles! It was like something out of a fantasy story it was so beautiful. I think I watched her a bit more than the fireworks . She was so excited and proud of herself, and so was I. I will never forget the look on her face. She has asked to come back every year and has told everyone since, “I saw a finale!” Got to love first experiences with out children. – Darla Lindauer

 

2. Dear Babies…

By: Amy Denby – “As a stay-at-home mother to my now toddler twins, I am always working on picking the deli ham out of my hair.”

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What blog is about – “A blog of daily letters I write to my toddler twins that are part life lessons, part humorous and touching stories from pregnancy into parenthood and beyond.”

Featured post – To Life! – “You’re not having a heart attack are you?” he said as if reading my hypochondriac mind.”

As I read this article, I confirmed that I was not the only Internet hypochondriac out there. What a horrible experience, yet I was laughing at the same time, I cannot tell you how often the Internet has gotten me going and had me dying. I have to say, though, the worst it ever got was when I looked up Asperger’s after my daughter was diagnosed years ago. I read as much as I could on it. I was going to be the world’s expert on it. I might have known a lot about what the so-called experts call Asperger’s, but it told me nothing about my daughter. There is nothing you can read on the Internet that can describe your child perfectly when it comes to autism. There is no two alike. When things got quite challenging at home, it was suggested I see a therapist, which I did not want! I was afraid they would put her on medication and put things in her head like she was different. But I broke down and sought help from a child therapist, the best in the world to me. She helped me learn so much about how to help my daughter. She was a Godsend in helping us get to where we are today. She gave me the best information I could get. When it comes to the Internet and medical issues, do not use it.Darla Lindauer

 

3. Maxlifestyle

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By: This site is run by a staff of people. The credit goes to Maxlifestyle.net.

What blog is about – “A large network of websites about extreme sports, leisure activities and personal development.”

Featured post – Yoga for Migraine – “Triggers for Migraine attack vary for each individual. Among the factors include stress, certain food, weather changes, light, smells or odors, change in sleeping habits, some medications, and hormonal fluctuations.”

As I said in an earlier post, I was going to attempt the yoga for headache poses. I guess I should have waited for a headache to do proper research, but I hope that day does not come anytime soon. I have always had migraines, and I am pretty sure I would not even attempt any of these during that time! I might make an exception for the “Final Corpse” pose. I love that name! I must say, that name certainly goes along with how I think it will turn out when I do get a migraine! So, I did the poses and, believe it or not, I was able to do all but two quite successfully. There are two I think should not be in there. 1. The “Shoulder Stand.” If we were meant to stand on our shoulders, why do we have a head in the way? This one is a no go for me! 2. “The Bow.” Unless there is a circle target in front of me and I am holding a bow and arrow, I will not be doing any “Bow” anytime soon. Ha-ha. I did impress myself with the “Locust Pose,” though! I read quite a few comments on this, and others seem to be impressed by the amount of poses in the article and think it is well put together. Thank goodness for pictures. Otherwise, I might have ended up creating a whole new pose and getting stuck in it! Ha-ha. Good luck if you try them. As always, please consult your doctor first. Maybe I should have. I am as sore as ever!Darla Lindauer

 

4 Sass, Stilettos & Soul

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By: Roseanna Borelli – “I’m a daughter, a mother, a sister and a best friend. I have an insane weakness for stilettos. I’m feisty, passionate, enjoy spending time in my garden, love to dance and I love to cook.”

What blog is about – Anything is game.

Featured post – When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty. ~Thomas Jefferson

You know, when I read things like this I feel so small, I get so mad and I want to do something. My anger comes from how the Constitution of the United States is either ignored by those who think they are above it, or interpreted in a way that makes it sound like something is right when it is not. Any important document including the Bible and the Declaration of Independence is the same. Is it so far-fetched to think the person writing the document really meant what they wrote and it does not need to be interpreted? Who knew there was a Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone? I want to create a “Tax-free Zone.” I wonder if they would let me interpret it to my liking?Darla Lindauer

 

5. Boathouse District

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By: There is no one person given credit for information on the site, so credit goes to the OKC Boathouse Foundation.

What blog is about – Oklahoma City Boathouse District

Featured post – Youth Pavilion, Sky Trail & Zip Line

This looks like so much fun! When I was younger, I went to a confidence course that was in the trees. Funny enough, I cannot remember where it was. But the course itself was the most memorable time for me. I remember being scared but excited. By the time I was done, I had learned to trust in others quite well. I am not sure how much team work this sky train takes, but the one I was on required a lot of trusting others. Of course part of me also liked it because it reminded me of the old Tarzan movies I watched growing up. I am pretty sure I was the only one thinking of an old movie in the middle of being 100 feet up in the air. Ha-ha. This is definitely on my to-do list.Darla Lindauer

 

Compiled by Darla Lindauer. If you would like your or someone else’s blog to be considered for this column, email dlindauer@opubco.com


by Darla Lindauer
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Darla Lindauer, Data Team Manager of the News and Information Center, has been with OPUBCO Communications Group for six years. During this time, she has been successful in developing and implementing multiple strategic operations leading to a...
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