Weekly News

Sorry I’m a day late. I’ve been nursing a sore throat and incredibly-tired body through the last few days of the school year, and I spent most of last evening napping and groggily vegging between naps and bedtime. But I finished my school year, took a nap, and now sit with tea and a strong dose of resolve to get this done. Time for some news.

This first story caused a big ol’ eww to escape my lips. Not going to go, not going to even imagine this icky pop-up cafe. No rats for me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rat-cafe-san-francisco_us_5921e2e0e4b094cdba54d35f?section=us_weird-news

Doesn’t this describe all cats?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/19/529135011/will-someone-please-adopt-this-utter-bastard-of-a-cat

The regurgitation of seeds being an important means of dispersal is important for science, but I really picked this story for the tree-climbing goats. Seriously. I heart science. I can’t make this stuff up.

http://www.livescience.com/59256-spitting-tree-climbing-goats-spread-seeds.html

That’ll do it for me. The act of reading and typing actually helped me feel awake. I’m going to stay here in my office and get some writing done. Yay!

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Weekly News

It is the next to the last Wednesday in May, a rainy Wednesday, and yet near enough to Memorial Day to relax into the rain and sigh. Summer is so close I can taste it. Just a few more inches. Can you picture me army crawling across the final days of the school year, my nails digging into the ground and pulling me along? If not, you’ve never been either a teacher or a student. For everyone else, the clock is ticking. I am ready. Until then, the news.

This first story is a big ol’ shout out to the bear: I get it. I would book it too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/creepy-clown-doll-scares-away-bear_us_5916f066e4b0fe039b34ee8b?section=us_weird-news

This next story gave me all kinds of sensations of a horror movie and not the least bit of creative nudge for scene setting. I get that this is currently an opportunity for the right people, but a part of me wishes it could remain as a creepy tourist attraction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neighborhood-full-of-million-dollar-homes-is-now-an_us_59125bdae4b0e3bb894d5bab?section=us_weird-news

Duh. We have got to improve our collective science understanding. Knowledge is actually valuable, people.

http://www.popsci.com/plastic-arctic-oceans?src=SOC&dom=fb

That’s it for tonight as I slowly peel my fingers from the keyboard and plant them back in the folds of time to claw forward into Thursday. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello, friends. Wednesday has rolled into the week, taking its rightful hump day place. I have perused the best of this week’s news and have a nice sampling for you today. Without further ado, let’s dig in.

Open mouth insert bug chow. His reaction is awesome.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/espn-reporter-michael-eaves-chokes-on-a-bug-but-the-show-goes-on_us_590cb3c6e4b0e7021e976718?section=us_weird-news

I have always wondered who thinks up the crazy National fill-in-the-blank Days. Now I know. My life is not even a single iota better for the knowledge.

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/19/524654665/its-national-garlic-day-who-is-making-up-these-weird-holidays

In science news today, the coolest looking ice I have ever seen. It’s not an awesome science discovery, but the coolest thing I’ve seen all week nonetheless.

http://www.livescience.com/59044-rare-dragon-skin-ice-spotted-in-antarctica.html

That’s it for tonight, folks. See you again in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome back IWSG! It is once again time for our group commiseration.  Come one, come all. (We have chocolate. 😉

The amazing co-hosts for today are: Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan,Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone! 

May Question:  What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?

The coolest aspect of research for my current WIP was getting to look at different types of dragons worldwide. I got to look at the characteristics of eastern versus western dragons, physical aspects of fire breathers, and how dragons in literature compare to those from the magical Hollywood realm.

All very important research. I am quite studious. 🙂

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Time for some news.

This first story boggled my mind. Um…stretching before robbery?  *Facepalm*

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stretches-armed-robber-dunkin-donuts_us_58ff9b46e4b091e8c710ecd9?section=us_weird-news

Timely and so very ironic.

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/07/522968575/the-coal-museum-switches-to-solar

This is so cool. Back to the IWSG question above–I am continuously looking up medieval words, clothing, tools, etc…for my current WIP, and the idea that modern medicine is also reaching that far back reminded me that there is always more to learn. Love it!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/health/medieval-medicine-antibiotics-partner/

That’s it for me. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News (kind of)

Welcome back all! I only have a moment to post this because I’m madly prepping for a writer’s conference, hence the kind of in the title. Sorry to leave you news deprived this week, but I have a lot to do. Please enjoy the meme below. Sometimes a smile is the best weapon anyway.

Image result for funny weekend memes

Enjoy! See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello all! Wednesday is here, and I am once again enjoying great weather. I feel like I’m saying that too much this season. Colorado is waiting to strike. I feel it. Snow is lurking behind the greening trees and budding flowers. As I wait for the snow ninja to drop, it’s time for some news.

This first story pretty much sums up a crappy day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gracie-henderson-hand-stuck-in-toilet_us_58f69126e4b029063d34f981?section=us_weird-news

This may be totally staged, but I love it anyway.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beaver-leads-cows_us_58f5c796e4b0b9e9848e08a6?section=us_weird-news

In science news, Goldilocks hit pay dirt. We are getting ever closer to uncovering more about our universe. Score yet another one for science.

http://www.livescience.com/58746-alien-planet-best-bet-search-for-life.html

That’s all folks. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome to yet another Wednesday. It was sunny and beautiful in my neck of the woods, and as a result of my invigorating run I’m feeling extra bubbly. Weird, I know. I’m rolling with it anyway. So today’s news matches that mood.

First up has the cutest subjects of any video: baby goats. So cute.

This next video is an awesomely honest trailer for one of the coolest movies of all time. I loved it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/princess-bride-honest-trailer_us_5875d6d8e4b03c8a02d4171e?utm_hp_ref=funny-videos

Last up in science, it turns out that 75% of lifeforms in the ocean glow. I had always believed, like many others it seems, that bioluminescence was rare. Guess not.

http://www.livescience.com/58653-75-percent-of-ocean-animals-glow.html

That’s it for me. See you back here in seven.

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