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Maria Stepanov Sommerfield
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Attended San José State University
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Sorry Plussers, I've been a little swamped and neglecting all of you.  For #TBT  I wanted to put this up.  I hadn't heard this song for ages and I heard it on the radio while driving home last night.  Music can really be one for stirring all kinds of "throw back" memories.  This song brings back so many memories for me through the years. Do you have a #TBT  song?  
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Still one of the best songs ever. Actually, that whole album is.
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Did everyone see the new Banksy in Bristol England?  If you haven't here you go.  I love, love, love this piece and everything he is trying to say with it. 
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The Back Story

I did not know the back story. Pun intended. "While watching a Budweiser commercial during the Super Bowl, Sir Mix-a-Lot thought the skinny female models in the ad didn’t represent reality. So he wrote this ode to ample bottoms, featuring its famous to-the-point lyric: “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”
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Who doesn't like a nice round posterior? #TeamGlutes
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This is a parenting article, but I think the advice given is good for all types of relationships.  #parenting #relationships #marriage   #dating   #kids  

""... college athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great, that amplified their joy during and after a ballgame. Their overwhelming response: 'I love to watch you play.'"

I need to start remembering to tell the people around me, " I love to watch you_________(read, swim, play nicely, take care of us, cook, smile, help and so on).
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did.
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thanks for that nice post,keep up the good work.
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you are certainly not crazy +John Poteet , everyone is broken in some way whether they like it or not. the trick is finding the right combination of broken to work together and be happy.
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You swore and said 
"We are not, 
We are not shining stars." 
This I know. 
I never said we are.
Though I've never been through hell like that 
I've closed enough windows 
To know you can never look back
So I met up with some friends 
At the edge of the night 
At a bar off 75 
And we talked and talked 
About how our parents will die, 
All our neighbours and wives.
But I like to think 
I can cheat it all 
To make up for the times I've been cheated on 
And it's nice to know 
When I was left for dead 
I was found and now I don't roam these streets. 
I am not the ghost you want of me.
If you're lost and alone 
Or you're sinking like a stone. 
Carry on. 
May your path be the sound 
Of your feet upon the ground, 
Carry on.

Song by Fun.  This song has been my ear worm lately.  I am always a little shy about putting up stuff like this so let's see how it goes.   I snapped the photo while at the park with my kids, no makeup, no fuss, and a little broken out so....
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thanks loves that is very flattering of you to say.  And +Fredrik Mellström I would rather take and put up photos of my kids any day, they are much more photogenic than I am.  But then I am extremely protective of them, so I just put up photos of me, even though I am not nearly as pretty as my daughters. :)
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It looks like might be coming out with their own phone.  At least some photos have been leaked.  Amazon tends to price things very competitively so this is some good news for consumers.  
The technology blog BGR gave the public what appears to be the first leaked images of the ever illusive phone that Amazon is supposedly making. If the photos are legit, this much-anticipated gadget will sport not one, not two, but six cameras that ma...
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Okay Glass
I am pretty sure everyone interested already knows today is the one and only day Google is giving the public the chance to buy Google Glass.  That is till they come up with another one and only day next month,  or next week,  or whenever they get around to it.  So did any of you buy it?  Did any of you think about buying it?  Are you interested at all in Google Glass?   If you did buy it, why did you?  If you didn't but wanted to buy a pair what stopped you?

I want to know, so tell me.  I am listening.  
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Two things stopped me. Price, and I live in Spain.
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It's been pretty splendid in my neck of the woods for the past few days.  Nothing  manages to stir my heart like the simple beauty around me.  The simple  dandelion always brings a little extra joy to my life.   Do any of you live in a part of the world where this humble little plant does not grow?  My inquiring mind wants to know.  

#flowers   #Dandelions  
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Que bello..
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The Seattle Center Fountain today.   It's a Seattle icon, that dances or sprays water in time to music.  It's an absolute delight to watch and kids love playing in it when the weather is warm.  You can read more about it here:
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How's about you? 
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  • Digitally Exploring the Online Universe
    Mom, Write, Social Media Mixologist, Programmer, and Certifed Systems Administrator, present
    A do a little of a lot of things. I do a lot of stuff online.
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Seattle, WA
Digitally Exploring the Cyber Universe

 I have been digitally exploring the online Universe since 1997.  I am using Google+ as a blog as well as a creative outlet

  • I enjoy making memes
  • I try and write funny stories
  • I write about technology
  • I write about books
  • I like meeting new Plussers from all over the world and engaging with them
  •  I am actively  trying to help create a peaceful global community on Google+
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A little bit about me you might like to know:

I am a mother of three small children and a wife of over 10 years; this is one of the most important parts of my identity and while I don't often write about my family this does not mean they are not an extremely important part of my life.  I have a degree in computer science, and am a certified systems administrator.  I love technology and the internet, and have been actively participating in social media before anyone even came up with that term.  I am a very avid reader, and I am fairly athletic.  I enjoy running and yoga as well as any outdoor activity.  I study mycology as a hobby and have been a ballroom dancer for many years, although lately I don't have a lot of time for dancing.   I have recently become a vegan and am experimenting with a plant based diet.

I do my best to be engaging and I really value all my readers.  Thank you for checking out my profile, I hope to meet you in cyberspace.  

Digitally exploring the online world since 1997

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  • San José State University
    Computer Science BS.
  • Gunn High School
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