IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome back to another monthly posting for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This fantastic group supports the collective neuroses of writers from around the world. Please join me in thanking this month’s co-hosts: Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner! Without these fine folks, and our individual stock piles of chocolate and coffee, we would be curled up in balls of twittering nerves and drool. No one wants that.

If you haven’t already clicked on the picture and taken the magical virtual ride to see what IWSG has to offer, take advantage now. It’s a wild and worthwhile ride.

On to my topic for the month: freedom. It’s June! I’m free! I’ll explain in a second, but first a celebratory round of fireworks.

firework display

firework display courtesy of creativecommons.org

Ah, that’s better. Okay, I’ll explain. I’m a teacher. It’s summer. Anyone who has ever waited for the ticking clock to signal the end of the school year should totally understand. But for those of you who’ve lived in a cave all your life, I’ll add this: I’m off for two and a half months! No further explanation should be necessary.

I made it through another year of angst-filled middle school science. No insecurity could dampen that, so I’ll end this month’s post with a gigantic exhale and a giggle.

I’m free. 🙂

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On to the news.

This first story deserves a facepalm, an eye roll and a search of how many ways we spend money supporting stupid. Seriously?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/council-installs-lights-ground-pedestrians-8081844

I know this contains a high yuck factor, but it’s actually a very good solution to our population growth. And, to be honest, once the bugs are cooked, they taste good. I actually had cricket stir fry at a science conference once, and it was good. Like any other stir fry.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/food-thats-high-protein-cheap-8070025

I don’t know how thrilled I’d actually be to swallow one of these buggers, but the idea is super cool. A robot that can repair you and then disintegrate without a trace is mind blowing.

http://www.livescience.com/54851-ingestible-robot-could-mend-stomachs.html

That’ll do it for my first full week of freedom. I hope you enjoy summer as much as I do. Back in seven.

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About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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10 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. Friday I’m free. I didn’t know you taught science.

  2. My sister is a teacher. She’s always dying for summer break! Have fun.

  3. lexacain says:

    Yay for your summer break! It’s awful the way people can’t pull themselves away from their phones/tablets these days. Too many times I’m in restaurants and see couples or a family ignoring each other, each with their phone out. I’m glad Germany is doing more to protect the idiots than they’re doing themselves. Sorry, but it’s kind of Darwinism in action. Bugs? No. Just, no. Robots in your stomach? Too cool! Have a great week, Kim!

    • kimlajevardi says:

      Summer break is the best. Now I can write more. I agree about Darwinism. We have to stop supporting flat-out stupidity. The bugs really aren’t bad when cooked well. I hope you had a great week last week.

  4. spunkonastick says:

    I’m not sure about the robot bugs either. I think I’d want all the bugs worked out first. LOL

    Summer freedom!

  5. Enjoy your summer off!
    Lights for people who can’t look up from their cell phones? Would it be terrible if I said let teh consequences of such stupidity unfold.
    The digestible robot was really cool. Better than having to cut open someone, that’s for sure.

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