Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! It’s that time again. The summer is racing by faster and faster, and my break is slipping away. I don’t want to be a whiner, but they already have school supplies in the grocery store. It’s a big ol’ reality slap. Guess the news can distract me temporarily. Gah.

Face palm.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/farting-suspect-arrested-liberty-missouri_n_5d2602a6e4b07e698c441405

I may be in a middle school mindset tonight. Poop museum. 😂

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/unko-museum-poop-yokohama_n_5d1f8db6e4b0f31256838e5e

In science news, progress in HIV research. This could help a lot of people. I heart science!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190702112844.htm

That’s all for tonight. See you here in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

 

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It’s time once again for the monthly posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. A monthly twitchfest where writers poke their virtual heads out of their stuffy offices in hopes of finding their tribe. Join us. (There may have been a hint of maniacal laughter coming out of my mouth when I typed that offer/command. 🙂

Thank you to our fabulous co-hosts  for the July 3 posting: Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre,Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!

The optional question this month is: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

Hmm … the protagonist in the fantasy book I just finished has my same penchant for speaking when sometimes shutting up is the best thing. I may have this trait in spades. That’s the only one I’m giving you today. Can’t give away all my secrets, can I?

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Time for some news.

Apparently, you should not park a car near a hungry gator. Noted.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alligator-police-car-louisiana_n_5d0117a2e4b0985c419654cb

I can never pass up an eclipse.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48828100?fbclid=IwAR3yqzjxqhaekZFtvA0wJujZCWsvzweIXA3PdXYgGkfzC8DbLjWY6ZVXEaw

Hulk microorganisms who love gamma radiation. I heart science so hard!

https://sciworthy.com/hulk-like-microorganisms-in-soil-can-survive-high-levels-of-gamma-radiation/

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

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! It’s the middle of a pretty good week over here, one where I’m finally going to see the new Avengers movie. I know, I know. My only defense is that I’ve been busy writing. Better late than never, though. Time for some news.

The bear in this story is not the least bit interested in the police or the open door. His blankie, officers, he wants his blankie to finish his nap.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bear-montana-locked-closet-home_n_5d0e0ee6e4b0aa375f4d2065

Singing seals. This is so cool.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/singing-seals-scotland-twinkle-twinkle-little-star_n_5d0cfcabe4b0a3941861c0fd

Proximity causes neural synchronization. This has so many implications for further research and for fiction. I’m also fascinated at the fact that it’s impacted more by pushy versus meek individuals. I heart science!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mice-bats-brains-neural-synchrony

That’s all for tonight, folks. When I see you in seven, I’ll be someone who has seen the new Avengers movie. Equilibrium restored. 😏

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Weekly News

Another Wednesday has arrived, and it’s an uneventful Wednesday afternoon in my neck of the woods. That sounds boring, but it’s not. A little boring is relaxing. Not as much as fun news, but that’s next. 🙂

The lady in this story definitely did not have a boring night. I’m happy for her and the officers that it was a deer.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/burglary-suspect-deer-lufkin-texas_n_5cfad083e4b04e90f1c95438

Who calls the cops to complain about taco shells? I. Just. Can’t.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/taco-bell-louisiana-police-taco-shells-slidell_n_5cf7debae4b01302de35132c

It turns out puppy dog eyes are an evolutionary manipulation. Smart animals.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190617175625.htm

That’s all for tonight. See you in seven.

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Hello all! Wednesday has taken over the middle of the week again. Shocking, huh? 😏 I may have enjoyed that joke a little too much. I guess I should just get on with my news sampling.

This first story goes to show that some criminals are begging to get caught. He didn’t even write out California. *SMH*

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fake-license-plate-ventura-county_n_5d015a9fe4b0985c41973305

I don’t care if they say the “zombie snakes” are mostly harmless, I’m running the other way if I see one of those suckers.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/zombie-snakes-eastern-hognose-north-carolina_n_5d001acee4b0755103993f26

In science news, a little area on certain viruses may hold the secret to killing off the common cold. I heart science!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/common-cold-viruses-may-new-weak-point-shell

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

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s time once again for the monthly hop through the twittering blogs of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the collective neuroses of far-flung twitching writers, you’re missing out. Click on the link above to rectify your error. You won’t regret it.

My awesome fellow co-hosts for the June posting are: Diane Burton,Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

The optional question this month is: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?

Hmm … I have written shorts in multiple genres, but my novels are in two quite different camps: fantasy and contemporary. While I love the ability to use the modern era, technology, and lingo, I enjoy fantasy a tad more. Fantasy lets me stretch because of the world building. So, not only do I have to weave character arcs and plot lines, but I get to imagine how those things are influenced by or influence the very aspects of the world that exemplify the experiences of my characters. And when that world needs tweaking to cause or impact said arc, I can adjust it. It’s my own little slice of god-like power. Mwahahaha.

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Time for some news.

Dumb criminals meet blowtorch. Um…yeah. *Facepalm*

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-thief-atm-blowtorch_n_5cf7da1de4b01302de35087f

I think the driver owes that bird some seed.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/photobombing-pigeon-speeding-ticket_n_5ced545fe4b0ce71b7493022

Feathers came before birds, meaning we have to rethink some of our dinosaur images. Science blows my mind. Again.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603124542.htm

That’ll do it for me this week. See you back here in seven.

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Happy Wednesday! Today is quite an amazing day over here. I just finished my second book! Eeek. Now I have to finish my synopsis and start digging into my querying. Yikes! Time for some distraction-worthy news.

Smacking my head.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/markel-towner-false-name-name-tag_n_5ce82075e4b0a2f9f28eb8b0

It is creepy, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued. Can I have a shot at this free house cleaner to judge for myself?

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article230753759.html

Last, but not least, volcanoes. I adore them.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ice-volcanoes-pluto-may-have-spewed-organic-rich-water

That’s all for tonight. See you back here in seven.

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