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.

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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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IWSG and Weekly News

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Time once again the once monthly posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The image above with carry you away to a list of amazing twittering writers who participate in this monthly gathering. Click on their sites and show them some love.

The awesome co-hosts today are Christopher D. Votey, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Fundy Blue,and Chrys Fey!

This month’s question regards the A to Z blogging challenge of which I’ve never participated, so I will simply offer my best wishes and occasional likes and comments. Good luck to everyone who participates!

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Time for some news.

This first piece seems like a continuation of my disregard for the whole pineapple on pizza argument, but it’s not. This is different. Peeps on a pizza is truly worth disdain and complaint. I would even be willing to invite the politician who I mocked for making pineapple an issue to weigh in. Travesty.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/im-enraged-by-peeps-on-pizza-and-you-should-be-too_us_58e3b45ee4b0d0b7e164da23?section=us_weird-news

Really? I feel like a piece of meat … or chicken. I bet we taste like chicken.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/spiders-eat-all-humans_us_58dd332de4b0e6ac7092fbfe?section=us_weird-news

Science rocks. It just rocks.

http://www.livescience.com/58549-jet-engine-powered-flying-exosuit.html

That’s it for another week. See you here in seven.

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Weekly News

It will be no surprise to my regular readers that I’m a day late. I, uh, forgot what day it was. Again. I’m sheepishly hanging my head if that counts for anything.

It’s not my fault. It happens whenever I’m busy, or on break. I’m currently on break. I know, I know, no sympathy for teachers and their breaks. But, in my defense, those breaks do cause weird impressions of time. Days slip away. A problem you would like to have. Um … okay. No more excuses. Here’s the news.

This first story is heart-warming, and I’m so happy that man was able to help the shark, but alarm bells slightly rang in my head when I thought about how acclimated sharks have become to divers. It may not always be a good encounter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shark-injured-hook-diver-florida_us_58d9e545e4b00f68a5ca3b79?section=us_weird-news

The images in this next story are amazing, but I suggest you watch it on mute. Getting to see the Southern Lights from a plane seems like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but the accompanying soundtrack was kind of stupid. IMHO

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/southern-lights-airline_us_58d97517e4b018c4606a2de3?section=us_weird-news

I know this seems like a setback for cancer prevention, but I think real understanding generally provides something down the line. This new understanding about how random cancer really is will, I hope, eventually lead us toward better ways to address it. For now, early detection.

http://www.livescience.com/58393-cancer-caused-by-random-dna-mistakes.html

That’ll do it for me. See you in six, um, days. 😉

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Weekly News

Welcome back, friends. A friendly greeting for the final Wednesday before my spring break. I can taste it. Two more days. I may be crawling toward break, but I’ll get there. Two. More. Days.

This first story sounds like an innovation for those who enjoy a nice cool one, but …. Can you imagine? I’m not a drinker, so not drinking it falls into my normal aversion to beer. What about all of you? Could you stomach a beer knowing it’s treated sewage water?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stone-brewing-toilet-to-tap_us_58cc60c7e4b0be71dcf4fc2f?section=us_weird-news

This is creepy. Please don’t. Except on Halloween, then it’s okay. 🙂

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amazon-alexa-talking-skull_us_58c9b77de4b00705db4bf02a?section=us_weird-news

Science understanding of how the microbiome directly impacts health as well as disease risk has grown by leaps and bounds. Further proof to stop with the anti-bacterial soaps and overuse of antibiotics. Step away from the bottles.

http://www.sciencemag.org/topic/microbiome

That’s it for me tonight. Two more days. I can do this…uhh. See you in seven.

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