Stephanie Van Pelt2012-09-28 13:28:52
Baby elephant is GINGER! This brought a smile to my face, so I thought I'd pass it along.

National Geographic photo by William Albert Allard, free wallpaper download available: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/wallpaper/animals/photos/baby-animals/baby-asian-elephant/
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-11-05 17:59:58
    Streetfighting with Tesla coils? Say it isn't so!

    #scienceiscool   #tesla  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-19 02:17:15
    Gorgeous rainstorm
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-14 14:36:58
    #piday   #pi  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-11-18 13:46:04
    In 2006 the Cassini spacecraft took a series of images from the dark side of Saturn. This compilation image from NASA is just stunning. The best part? The little blue dot in the upper left portion of Saturn's rings is Earth!

    Source link: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110904.html

    #nasa   #space   #saturn   #earth   #sciencesunday  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-02-14 14:56:11
    A huge thank you to +Larry Bernard for pointing out the nerd genius in both the article and the comments.

    A military break down of the Battle of Hoth. I mean, what were the Imperial forces thinking? They absolutely should have annihilated the Rebels.

    #starwars   #hoth  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-04 18:35:33
    Hey +Amanda Blain I'll see your library and raise you a book MOUNTAIN!

    Follow the link for more information about this remarkable public library in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands.

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WebUrbanist/~3/HmPvLROzsd4/
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-22 02:22:20
    My money's on the The Doctor. You?

    #doctorwho   #starwars   #mattsmith   #darthvader   #sonicscrewdriver  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-02-06 11:42:52
    Hey Thursday, I'm gonna get you.... 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-07 21:31:27
    This just happened....
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-01-15 01:52:27
    Funniest thing I've read today:

    Computer: Monitor, display this document, ok?

    Monitor: No prob, boss. 

    Computer: OK, now it looks like Mouse is moving around so, Monitor, will you move the pointer icon accordingly?

    Monitor: Anything you ask, boss.

    Computer: Great, great. OK, Mouse, where are you going now?

    Mouse: Over to the icon panel, sir. 

    Computer: Hmm, Let me know if he clicks anything, OK?

    Mouse: Of course. 

    Keyboard: Sir, he's pressed control and P simultaneously. 

    Monitor: Oh God, here we go. 

    Computer: i>sighs Printer, are you there?

    Printer: No.

    Computer: Please, Printer. I know you're there. 

    Printer: NO! I'm not here! Leave me alone!

    Computer: Jesus. OK look, you really ne…

    Mouse: Sir, he's clicked on the printer icon. 

    Computer: Printer, now you have to print it twice. 

    Printer: NO! NO! NO! I don't want to! I hate you! I hate printing! I'm turning off! 

    Computer: Printer, you know you can't turn yourself off. Just print the document twice and we'll leave you alone. 

    Printer: NO! That's what you always say! I hate you! I'm out of ink! 

    Computer: You're not out of in…

    Printer: I'M OUT OF INK! 

    Computer: span style="font-style: italic;">Sighs Monitor, please show a low ink level alert.

    Monitor: But sir, he has plen…

    Computer: Just do it, damn it! 

    Monitor: Yes sir. 

    Keyboard: AHHH! He's hitting me! 

    Computer: Stay calm, he'll stop soon. Stay calm, old friend. 

    Keyboard: He's pressing everything. Oh god, I don't know, he's just pressing everything!

    Computer: PRINTER! Are you happy now?! Do you see what you've done?!

    Printer: HA! that's what you get for trying to get me to do work. Next time he…hey…HEY! He's trying to open me! HELP! HELP! Oh my god! He's torn out my cartridge! HELP! Please! ERROR! 

    Monitor: Sir, maybe we should help him?

    Computer: No. He did this to himself. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-26 15:23:16
    Happy Caturday, I'm going to take a nap. What are you up to today? 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-01 17:09:57
    Wednesday morning my coworker peaked her head into my office and said:

    "Do you know you're on the front page of CNN today?"

    Blushing, I sheepishly nodded yes.

    "Why didn't you tell us?"

    The fact of the matter is, I was still reeling from it.

    I'm an ordinary woman. In fact, I'm so ordinary you'd pass me in the grocery store and never give me a second glance. I'm quite simply an out-spoken mother with a sense of humor and a penchant for word smithing.

    I don't work for a tech company. I'm not a celebrity. I'm not a social media professional. I don't code. I'm not a CEO. I'm not an analyst.

    But there it was, my opinion being an opening quote for a national news story on CNN. Quoted alongside business moguls like Donald Trump and Richard Branson.

    This truly demonstrates the power of the +Google+ platform. Having my public post (and resulting amazing debate) being indexed by +Google made my very ordinary opinion available for a journalist to find. So a big, fat thank you to +Vic Gundotra and his team who've made it possible for the voice of the ordinary to be heard.

    Edit: By request, the link: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/tech/yahoo-reaction/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-12-12 17:59:57
    Sherlock meets the Doctor!!!!!!

    How did I not know this was a thing? There's a series of them!

    #wholock   #doctorwho   #whovian   #sherlock   
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-06-07 01:21:38
    New profile pic!
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-11 20:33:24
    Transparent Aluminum!

    Now if +Stuart Duff will just speak into a mouse and say "Computer" for me?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-07-20 14:25:17
    Fine. Just give me coffee then..... 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-25 14:18:01
    YESSSSSSS!

    New episode of Doctor Who this weekend. To tide us over, here's a little prequel they've generously given us. Many thanks +BBC America !

    #doctorwho   #tardis   #mattsmith   #clara  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-02-01 14:41:45
    Nope. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-12 19:24:35
    BEST GIF EVER

    3D rendering created by astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio, of a star cluster named IC 1396.

    Mobile gif link: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/181pzgc0up6y4gif/original.gif
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-05-20 01:59:28
    I've never head this one before but find it quite fitting:

    The opposite of jump the shark, i.e. when a TV show goes from unspectacular/boring/outlandish to completely awesome. It references Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was unspectacular until season 2, when Commander Riker grew a beard. The show kicked ass from then on.

    "Man, Dollhouse really pulled a Riker's Beard last week with that awesome episode."
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-12 22:06:58
    Squee! My Chromecast has arrived!

    #google #chromecast #netflix
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-17 15:06:54
    As many of you may know, last summer I took a nasty fall, broke my foot and sprained both ankles, resulting in first a wheelchair, then a walker and months of recovery. Starting in January I was able to start training again.

    Yesterday I finished an 8K in 50:49. I'm pretty damned pleased.

    While I don't have any wheelchair pics, here's a shot of me with the walker and then one crossing the finish line! 

    One thing I love about running in Florida is the incredible diversity of people who run. It's absolutely amazing running with so many retirees, especially when they trounce me on times. And yes, the lady behind me is actually swearing at me because I sprinted past her last minute.

    Now that my ankles are stable again, I'm looking to train for a half marathon this November.

    #tbfitclub   #running   #gymrats  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-27 16:53:07
    Incredible! Never having attended a large college, I never really got into the football/marching and thing. But this is simply astonishing!

    Long watch, but worth it. The OSU Marching Band goes through some Hollywood favorites, and their formations are amazing. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-02-25 20:16:14
    Wow +Marissa Mayer, way to set back family values.

    Being able to work remotely while my son recovered from surgery helped both myself and my employers. They didn't lose my productivity - they gained an intensely loyal, hard-working employee that was so pleased with not having to take off - she actually worked more hours.

    My son won - his mother was there to take care of him. 

    And, what does it say about Yahoo - a company who's core products are web/cloud based - that they can't be effective with remote employees?

    This is just ridiculous. Glad I have no desire to work for Yahoo!.

    What do you think? 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-06-04 01:25:16
    After an incredibly stressful day, this had me giggling just a little too hard.

    #jazzhands
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-03 02:56:13
    +Eric Aultman How's this for pigtails? 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-20 12:32:24
    Good morning sleepy heads! Time to rise and shine and face the day! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-02-19 00:14:28
    This pretty much sums up how I feel right now.

    How was your day? 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-06 01:52:17
    Baby hedgehog and a carrot. Need I say more?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-05-26 13:56:30
    Going boating, but first let me take a #selfie
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-06-15 02:03:41
    Donated blood today! Thank you toothed 12 donors and 5 supporters that came out tonight! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-30 02:11:24
    My dearest Pasha Kitty,

    With an ache in my heart and tears brimming from my eyes, we said goodbye today. 18 long years we've had, I truly cannot complain. 

    I will never forget that first day we met. I reached for a hissing kitten and you purred a figure eight between my feet. I knew then that we were mates, bound for life.

    Pasha Kitty, you've seen me through college, boyfriends and breakups, marriage, kids and divorce. Through it all, you've been a sweetheart purring in my lap. Pushing for attention, greeting my guests at the doors, showing extra love to those that don't like cats. You've been a constant in my life for 18 years.

    But life has taken its toll and you spent your last weekend stumbling, confused and lost. It hurt me so deeply to see you suffer and it wounded even worse this morning. Nestled in a towel, you took your last breath in my loving hands. 

    I may still have my Ginger Whale and Spicy Beast to soothe me, but Pasha Kitty - they just aren't you. Laying on my tummy, the small of my back is cold and empty without you snuggled up on me. 

    The said you were lucky to have lived such a long life, with a family that obviously loves animals as much as we do. But she missed the biggest point. I was lucky that you graced me with your sweet presence these 18 years.

    I'm not ashamed to admit I sobbed unabashedly. Pasha Kitty, you're a wonderful creature worthy of grief. May the Rainbow Bridge treat you well. I love and miss you. My Pasha Kitty, my Old Kitteh.
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-27 17:48:42
    Bridesmaid ready to serve... 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-18 01:19:57
    This pretty well sums up my current mood. 

    What's up Googleverse? How are you tonight?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-25 20:12:26
    Gift from my Mommy. :) 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-12 23:34:44
    Niagara Falls here we are! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-11-28 17:14:17
    Chocolate pecan pie, warm and fresh from the oven. Can't wait to eat this bad boy.

    #thanksgiving #pie #pecanpie 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-26 11:11:03
    Stephanie's coffee adventures continue......

    I over-filled the French Press. 0.o

    One who has not yet had coffee should not be responsible for coffee preparation. It's never pretty.

    How's your Monday going?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-11-07 23:21:27
    Hooded sock monkey pajamas, with feet. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-30 20:26:00
    At +Dragon Con with +Amanda Blain

    LET THE SHENANIGANS BEGIN! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-04-11 00:58:02
    For #throwbackthursday  we go back 13-14 years.  Holy smokes I was young! How old do you think I was here?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-03-15 20:41:38
    Found in a diner here in North Pole. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-05-08 02:01:30
    RESHARE:
    #bringbackourgirls

    Reshared text:
    The First Lady is helping to spread the word.

    #BringBackOurGirls  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-03-22 15:49:16
    Run or Dye.....

    #runordye #gymrats #running 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-05 00:42:27
    This just needs an exploding TARDIS to be complete.

    #DoctorWho #tardis #domino #starrynight #vangogh
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-04-10 01:05:15
    Took a quick weekend getaway to the Bahamas. The weather was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed the fine Bahamian cuisine. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-02-15 23:52:03
    My mom is super excited about our upcoming trip to Alaska. Can you tell?

    Floridians in Alaska, let the adventures begin! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-07-10 02:48:16
    For Sunday, it's #PaintGermany for me! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-04 02:54:00
    This needs no further explanation....

    #lego   #kidswillbekids  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-22 01:06:50
    My son, giving Google Glass a test drive. :) 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-14 04:20:38
    What happens when your friend messages you last minute that they're catching a flight headed your way?

    You pick up +Amanda Blain at the airport.

    I love unexpected house guests. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-02-15 23:36:20
    The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran is simply stunning. One day I hope to get the chance to see this for myself.

    This is not my photo, it's one I found on Imgur. A Google Image search did not turn up the original, but it's so beautiful I had to share. 

    http://i.imgur.com/X05zx8x.jpg
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-03-20 02:27:07
    Squirrel!
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-07 16:18:03
    My sister showed up with her new puppy. Dawwwwww.

    Sorry Caturday, the puppy wins this round. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-21 13:56:54
    blush

    I've been guilty of all 14 at one point or another.....
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-11-18 23:17:04
    Ok, I'm making one #ingress  circle - so who's playing?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-06-26 02:26:50
    Interesting glitch from my darling Samsung Galaxy S3.
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-18 17:11:44
    Wow, not cool +Instagram. I'll be deleting my profile this week. Not cool at all.

    In this change to the privacy policy, Instagram now says it can license your photos - without paying your or allowing you to opt out. The only way is to completely delete your profile before January 16th.

    Not the best way to grow a user base, no sirree.

    #instagram   #facebook   #privacyrights   #privacy  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-04-11 04:24:26
    Me and my sis!

    #nationalsiblingsday  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-04-29 01:14:45
    This is my Doctor.

    #doctorwho   #tombaker   #gallifrey  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-12-04 11:57:38
    In 1999 I went on safari in Kenya. At the Sweetwater Tented Camp they had this rhino under guard, day and night, against poachers. Sadly I do not remember the species, but +Ergin Kocyildirim reminded me of this moment when he posted about the western black rhino being officially extinct.

    Incidentally, this is my dad's favorite picture of me. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-13 17:58:31
    Decorating my office for Christmas, my coworkers didn't understand the lamp.

    I'm shocked!

    #christmas #holidaycheer #leglamp #fragile #hohoho 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-11-14 02:03:16
    I have two important points I'd like to make here. They may surprise you, as they pertain to the YouTube commenting integration and well, Miley Cyrus.

    I've largely held silent on the YouTube/G+ integration because, to be honest, it just made sense to me. I've been mildly confused by the outrage. If I was +Google and had all these products I'd produced and purchased, I too would work on bringing them together under one platform. And +Vic Gundotra said from the very beginning that +Google+ was going to be the new +Google. Why wouldn't they simplify it and bring it under one unified system? From the most basic business perspective it makes no sense to support multiple commenting/reply systems. From a smarter, marketing perspective it makes total and complete sense to unify across platforms.

    This was most clearly illustrated to me tonight. Yesterday someone posted this video. I saw it flow through, but wasn't in a place to watch/listen. It niggled in my head. Tonight, I couldn't remember who it was and lazily searched in YouTube for it. 

    The awesomeness of the new system was that +Farran Lee's post from yesterday sorted to the very top of the comments. Indeed, it was his share yesterday that made me want to watch this.

    Next, I decided to play it for +Jonathan Camp. But before he heard it, I wanted to ensure he'd heard the original. When I visited Lana Del Rey's original video I was shocked to see just how many of my G+ friends had shared this video in recent months.  I'd missed it in my stream (because, let's face it, I circle thousands and miss a lot)....and now, in one central place, I can see how many people that are relevant to me have also shared and love this song!

    Eureka!

    And now, on to Ms. Cyrus. Despite all the chaos that exists around her,  despite the over produced, pop nature of much of her music, I find her to be an incredible musician. In this cover, I think she actually conveys a deeper soul and conviction than Lana Del Rey (another songbird I very much enjoy). As young as she is, she's paid her dues. I don't agree with all her artistic choices and feel she's spinning a bit out of control. But that's truly her decision to make. I'm just glad that when I went through my own "out of control" phase, it was private and without all the judging eyes. I think her performance here speaks volumes.
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-05-29 22:45:50
    RESHARE:
    Beauty in the stream is more than just visual....

    Reshared text:
    #truth  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-28 23:41:38
    Summertime days are coming to an end here in Florida, but the clouds still tell a beautiful tale. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-25 12:27:48
    My morning started off with Google thinking Lindsay Lohan is me.

    Then the coffee maker broke. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-19 00:50:54
    Winnie the Pooh voicing Darth Vader.

    Yes, it's that awesome.

    #poohbear   #starwars   #vader  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-14 20:57:21
    RESHARE:
    I just love this!

    Reshared text:
    Roombawww
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-22 19:54:55
    Deathstar Pumpkin. 'Nuf said.

    Here's how to do it: http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/carving-the-deathstar.htm

    #starwars   #pumpkincarving   #halloween   #deathstar  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-08-25 22:47:45
    RESHARE:
    Yes!

    Reshared text:
    #chocolate  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-04 18:21:28
    Love & the Internet

    I didn't join Google Plus to find love. I wasn't looking for it. In fact, I was licking my wounds from a failed relationship and firmly eschewing dating of all sorts.

    The thing is, with the power of Hangouts I starting meeting so many people. Irrespective of location, it became so easy to connect with kindred spirits. Friendships grew, connections grew richer and deeper.

    Months passed. The beauty of it all is that we were able to talk face to face, but not just one on one. But also, through shared friendships and mutual experiences on this ever growing network.

    Then, we met. In person. 

    I'm pretty open about my life here, but I've largely kept my romantic life to myself. I don't particularly care to put my foibles and hurts out there in the public forum.

    But, things have changed. After a year and a half of friendship progressing to infatuation to love, +Jonathan Camp is moving. On December 29th, our journey together shifts from long distance.

    I swear I wasn't looking for love, but it still came up and took me for a ride.

    Who else has found love on the internet? How did you meet? Tell me your stories, I want to hear them all.

    And an enormous thank you to +Google+ and people like +chee chew, +Vic Gundotra and the countless others that made this space possible. Without your vision, +Jonathan Camp and I never would have crossed paths.
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-07-17 03:17:36
    After watching The Neverending Story with my son tonight, I decided to look up good ol' Bastian to see what came of him. I wish I hadn't. 

    Source: http://www.hollywood.com/photos/movie/55005400/neverending-story-hook-love-actually-90s-2000s-child-actors-grown-up#892958/2
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-03 14:04:53
    Warp drive? Faster than light travel? Seems NASA is getting us closer and closer every day.

    This article is an outstanding explanation in plain English on the science behind the dream....

    http://www.gizmag.com/warp-drive-bubble-nasa-interstellar/24392/
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-31 03:33:46
    My son started reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and I'm seriously stoked he will appreciate the next Towel Day.

    #dontpanic #hitchhiker #towelday #douglasadams 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-01-23 01:00:14
    With tonight's musical trend, Little Bit is experimenting with a sax. It's almost bigger than he is!

    #musiceveryday #sax #music 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-11-29 15:19:50
    Well, if this doesn't motivate you to get off your rear-end and start exercising, I don't know what will!

    The story and credit for the photo is well worth the read here: http://trexrunner.com/2012/11/27/i-found-him/

    #gymrats   #fitness   #running   #halfmarathon   #marathon  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-07-10 11:52:02
    Rooting for a German win this Sunday!
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-29 04:34:45
    Taming of the tresses.... 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-12-20 04:27:09
    1000+ lights on my Christmas tree.....

    #christmas #tree #christmastree #happyholidays #family
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-05 13:52:02
    It's FRIDAY! Hallelujah!!!

    Photo by: Martin Patten http://500px.com/photo/7990355
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-11-23 04:40:22
    Little Bit just concluded his first viewing of A New Hope. At the end he exclaimed, "They didn't give R2D2 a medal! None of this could have happened without him!"

    I'd say he's well on his way to fully appreciating Star Wars.

    #starwars #r2d2 #geek 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-12 14:24:49
    No, I do not want to change my default search engine and home page simply because I'm applying updates to Skype.

    I loathe it when updates try to sneak stuff like that in. Keeping my #google  home pages and search engine.
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-22 18:01:30
    17 More People You See at Every Nerd Convention

    I'm going to be the last one at Dragon*Con this year!
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-13 23:55:05
    Best threat I've seen yet. Includes immediate and long lasting punishment for neglectful parents. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-05-26 16:53:59
    Coconut Mango Cheesecake is happening in my house. Booyeah! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-05-04 15:53:33
    This is how we do Disney! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-10-22 01:58:05
    +Shaun McLane Please understand this is before the height of my vision loss. Much beyond this point I flat out refused to take a pic with glasses on. Thank goodness Lasik has since corrected my 20/950 vision.

    Nerdimus Maximus on my Monday's #throwbackthursday  post for #foureyeswars  !

    Seriously, can you feel the geek tonight?
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-03-30 12:37:41
    The only thing that is important about today is that there is new Doctor Who.

    That is all.

    #doctorwho #gallifrey #mattsmith #tardis #clara 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-02-08 01:11:01
    This happened in my back yard.

    #starwars   #darthvader  
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-23 00:43:10
    Why are baby bears so cute?

    Source: http://500px.com/Valtsu
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-12-24 05:17:18
    How does it snow in Florida? Why, through electric snowmen and #autoawesome of course! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2012-10-24 13:11:44
    Although this is a response to a political comment, this goes much deeper. But first let me tell you a story about my cousin, Jeffey.

    Jeffey was born different. It became apparent early on that he wasn't like the rest of us and his mental development stopped permanently at 18 months old. 

    He was physically strong, but never progressed past toddlerhood in his mind. Although I lived in a different state, Jeffey always remembered me. I was the only person who's hair he pulled. It was a ritual between him and I. It always made me smile, to know that he recognized me from year to year.

    We never thought he'd live to adulthood. His teen years were difficult for my aunt, as his strength grew. I clearly remember one year he managed to ingest some silk flowers. The wire lining tore through his intestines and he was hospitalized for weeks. When his kidneys shut down, they had to give him drugs to keep him awake but paralyzed so they could perform dialysis to keep him alive.

    Terrified, with no understanding of what was happening to him he laid there. Awake and unable to move. His teenage brother Chad climbed into bed with him, soothing him. I don't know of too many teenage boys that would do something like that, but Jeffey's brother did. 

    Because Jeffey taught our entire family so much about unconditional love. He was never institutionalized and always lived at home with his mother, father, brother and sister. Our entirely family knew a selfless, giving love that he taught us.

    When Jeffey's brother grew up, he joined the army. Chad struggled with the use of "retard" during boot camp. It was a trigger point for him and he had to work very hard to maintain control when his drill sergeants used "retard" to insult the new recruits.

    And then the unthinkable happened. Shortly before Chad's boot camp graduation, Jeffey died. He'd gotten into the family dog's food dish, eaten some dog food, choked and died. He was 25 years old. Chad left boot camp early (meaning he needed to repeat it) for his "retarded" brother's funeral. 

    Jeffey's favorite song was "Your Are My Sunshine" and we all sobbed as we sang it during his funeral. It's a bittersweet mix as Sunshine has always been my nickname.

    Folks, words have power. Mr. Stephen's letter is beautiful and amazing. Please give it a read. Then, watch yourself when you decide to sling insults. 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-09-28 12:28:36
    How does one tempt me into a mud run? Free wine after!

    Blueberry Stomp Mud Run! 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2014-02-13 03:12:11
    Happily revisiting old, dear friends. What are you up to tonight? 
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  • Stephanie Van Pelt2013-07-23 01:41:44
    Cat in a box. 
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