I Stumbled 19 Times in Bed

I couldn’t fall asleep last night- I wasn’t feeling well and I kept tossing and turning…  Frustrated, I turned on the TV but there aren’t any good shows on [IMO] and reading didn’t sound appealing.  I WAS BORED and needed some funsies…  Thank you StumbleUpon for providing me with entertainment [until I fell asleep at 2AM]!
I actually downloaded the StumbleUpon add-on a while ago but kind of about it [oops].  To enjoy StumbleUpon for yourself, all you have to do is:
  1. Download the Stumble toolbar
  2. Set your personal preferences
  3. Press the Stumble button
  4. Voilà!
You are then directed to random websites based on your personal preferences [there are 500+ interests to choose from].  Also, you can vote [aka rate] the quality of the website using the thumbs up or thumbs down buttons.
**I use Mozilla Firefox as my internet browser and I am not 100% certain that StumbleUpon is available for other browsers.** 
The 20 stumbles I discovered last night:
1.  Sleeping in a Bra?:  Thankfully I’m still young and gravity hasn’t kicked in so I guess this doesn’t apply to me?!

2.  Cinnamon Roll Pancakes  by recipe girl:  I love cinnamon and I love pancakes so this sounds like a winning combo to me!  I think I need to recreate this recipe in the future :)

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3.  “Useful Dog Tricks Performed by Jesse“:  I think we all need to find ourselves a Jesse- coffee, takes out the trash, cleans the house…  Where can I find myself a Jesse?!

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4.  We’ve had such weird weather in the past few months, I wouldn’t doubt that the clouds could really look like this [a large portabella mushroom cap?]!

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5.  “70 Cutie Baby Animals Bring You a Good Mood” by The Design Inspiration:  Kittens, puppies, bunnies, cubs, oh my!  You can betcha that there was a lot of “ooo’ing” and “aww’ing” when I was scrolling through these pictures!

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6.  Dear Photograph:  Pictures of pictures from the past taken in the present…  I’ve lived in the same local area my whole life- these pictures make me want to visit some of my childhood favorites and my old houses…

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7.  Rolled Paper Flowers Tutorial:  I’ve always enjoyed doing arts and crafts and love flowers so this activity is right up my alley!  Another perk, the flowers are everlasting and don’t require frequent watering ;)

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8.  List of Colors:  Who would have thunk that there are far more colors than  are in the rainbow :P   There’s even a Boston University Red [representing the Terriers!], but really?…

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9.  Quotes About Poetry from Goodreads:  I love reading quotes- I frequently search for inspirational quotes and often will search for specific types of quotes [love, friendship, strength, etc.] and will forward them onto my family or friends, letting them know that I’m thinking of them ♥

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ~Pablo Neruda

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” ~Walt Whitman

10.  Card Toss:  Direct the hand and toss the cards into the floating hat.  Hopefully you have better gaming skills than me cause I got a high score of [drum roll]…  ZERO!

11.  Some mothers will always have the instinct to care for the young- even if it’s not theirs!

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12.  Princess Leia Cupcakes by justJENN recipes

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13.  The burst kinda reminds me of a dandelion blowing in the wind…  Do you see it?!

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14.  High School Fashions, 1969 by Miss Moss:  It’s true, what goes around comes around!  I’m sure that if the photographer [Arthur Shatz] took pictures of the fashions worn by current day high schoolers, there would be many similarities!  Leggings, rompers, Keds shoes, maxi dresses…

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15.  Seven Surprising Uses for Baking Soda by GOOD:  Thanks for the advice but I prefer to buy my toothpaste, face wash, deodorant, facial treatments, shampoo, stomach medicine, and lotions at the drugstore…

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16. 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body by Global One TV:  Below are facts [one from each of the categories] that surprised me the most:

#6:  Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream.

#15:  The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

#24:  The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

#34:  Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph.

#45:  The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants.

#55:  If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

#63:  Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

#66:  Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.

#76:  You use 200 muscles to take one step.

#84:  Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

#90:  The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.

17.  20 Awesome Examples of Street Art by Mirko:  The face in picture #2 and the eyes in picture #5 look so realistic, like they’re jumping out from the wall!

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18.  The Phobia List:  My biggest phobia= aichmophobia [fear of needles or pointed objects]…  It’s not so much pointed objects, but close enough…

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19.  Busted: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Duchess of Fork:  My mouth is already salivating by the name, Oreos + chocolate chip cookies = mmm sweetness :)

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Stumbling is so much fun :)   I now have some new things to add to my to-make, t0-bake, and to-do lists!  Too bad I have to start working next- I’ll just have to utilize the free time on the weekends!

Question:  What do you do when you can’t fall asleep?

Question:  Do you use Stumble?  Share any interesting finds!

— Life's a Bowl

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