Weekly News

Welcome back for another Wednesday, an “I’m exhausted and horrified by the real news” kind of Wednesday. I don’t know about you, but I need something beautiful and soothing. Time for some art and music.

This first one shows fantastic 3D street art, which is a frequent go-to for me. I love this stuff.

https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/absolutely-stunning-3d-street-art-paintings/

I also adore outdoor art installations. Look!

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/7-must-see-public-art-installations-of-the-summer

Last but not least, music soothes the soul. This song lets me get lost in a total music experience. The video is a bit odd, though.

 

Peace out, my friends. See you back here in seven.

 

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Happy Hump Day! The middle of the week has strolled back into our lives, ready and willing to let us all slide down its slope and into the weekend. Weeee!

Time for some news.

Who knew peacocks were so destructive. I’m getting a little economic activism as well. Low-end cars come in dark colors as well. The peacocks are only going after the expensive ones? I sense a revolt.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/peacocks-attacking-luxury-cars-canada_us_5b155c56e4b0d5e89e220cfe

Yuck, just yuck.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/susan-allan-liquid-poo_us_5b170960e4b0734a99387bb3

Normally when I search for a science story I look for a new advancement, technology, etc…. Today, however, I just wanted to read a story about how scientists could train and assess bees.

https://www.livescience.com/62773-bees-understand-concept-of-zero.html

That’s all for tonight, folks. 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 posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). You know–the time of the month when shaking, twitchy writers crawl toward their keyboard and reach out into the great swirl of the internet in hopes of making a virtual connection. Or, to confirm if there’s still an actual world still spinning around them. Same, same.
Our wonderful co-hosts this month are:  Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor! Thanks for co-hosting!
The optional question this month is: What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?
My answer is neither. Super concise, and not at all informative, huh? All right. The truth is I don’t have trouble coming up with meaningful names for either my books or my characters, but I struggle with putting full effort into the book naming part because we are constantly told we have little control over that aspect of marketing.

In fact, I recently received feedback that my single word title was too simplistic, and the reviewer was confirmed correct by an industry professional I know, and I still struggled to find the motivation to correct it. The whiny side of me didn’t want to put in the effort. But I did it. It’s better, too. So you know what’s going to happen when I sell it, right? They’re going to suggest changing it right away or not at all. I just know it. Oh well. Not a significant problem to have–I guess. Pouty face. Pouty face. Pouty face.

Enough moaning. Time for some mid-week news.
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I am way too interested in this first story, and it appears I am not alone. Twitter mostly makes me happy. We need an update on the socks, people. Please.
Um … why? Bathrooms are WAY better, dude. I bet they even have one, or–you know– like half a dozen inside the school.
In science news this week, ceramic that acts like Play Do before shattering. This could be huge for so much more than just jet engines. I heart science!
That’s all for me today, folks. See you back here in seven.
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Happy Hump Day! Tis Wednesday once again. Why the archaic language? Dunno. Just like I sometimes go down language rabbit holes, I’ve been known to occasionally affect an accent, even an archaic one. Random, I know. Tis what it tis, though.

Apparently, Florida now has zombies. The TV and movies never warned us about the fact they can only be contained by working electricity. They also never told us that our government knows where they are and has warnings set to release should their containment go awray. Guess what happens when there’s a power outage and the government loses their grip? WARNING: THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-extreme-zombie-activity_us_5b03b07ae4b0463cdba56768 

If an agency begins their answer to your tweet with “Erm,” they are basically saying “you are a dumbass.” Just saying.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roasting-marshmallows-hawaii-volcano_us_5b0d9babe4b0802d69cf0030

In science news, a possible vaccine for brain tumors. This has so much potential to change so many lives.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/health-44288503

That’s all for today, folks. Now, apparently, I’m channeling Looney Tunes. Dunno. Oh well, see you here in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello all! Wednesday is here once again, and it’s a gorgeous Wednesday in my opinion. A summer-break-has-begun-Wednesday, which is the best kind of Wednesday of all. I am free. Yippee!

I’m happier than most weeks to share some news with you tonight. This is the best time of the year.

This first story goes to show that computers know more about our naughty habits than our better ones. Someone needs to teach the computer a bit of Latin.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/grocery-sees-dirty-word-summa-cum-laude-censors-cake-n876796

I cannot stop laughing at this next story. A caravan of oranges–cars and cars full of 8,000 pounds of them. Who needs that many oranges? Seriously? I envision many clowns falling out of these cars along with the hundreds of oranges rolling out when the door opened. It doesn’t matter if this was truly more serious than that, my imagination is picturing its own clown-car escapades. I’m dying over here.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/spanish-police-find-8-000lbs-stolen-oranges-traffic-stop-n843291

In science news, nano scale developments. I cannot even fathom using material that is one-atom thick to control electromagnetic energy movement. I am in awe.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180523133205.htm

That’s all for this school-free teacher. Time to strap in to full-time writing for the summer. I heart summer break! See you back here in seven.

 

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Weekly News

It is Wednesday. This time that is actually a totally-true statement. I’m not late–no Wednesday/Thursday hybrid days to mess you up, at least not this week. Do I get a cookie? I like chocolate chip. No? Hmm … I guess I’ll do the news anyway. 😉

This first story is a first of its own. It’s sad to see this/these stillborn fawns, but it’s fascinating to see conjoined twins in another species. I was surprised to hear they have never been known to be born alive. Even before modern separation surgeries, human conjoined twins could survive and live out their lives, not frequently, but there are cases where that happened.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conjoined-fawns-minnesota_us_5af9aa9de4b09a94524aa827

Before you spend hours fretting about whether the new viral recording is saying Laurel or Yanny, here is the explanation for why people could be divided. Quality matters even in sound, folks.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/16/611701171/yanny-or-laurel-why-people-hear-different-things-in-that-viral-clip

In science news, baking soda may round out its usefulness by grabbing the trifecta: cleaning, cooking, and healing autoimmune reactions. Dude.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425093745.htm 

Can I have a cookie now? Still no, huh? Bummer. I guess I’ll still see you in seven.

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Hello! I’m back from my Florida vacation. I spent time with family, saw my brother graduate, dorked out at the Harry Potter portions of Universal, and generally enjoyed my days off. But all break must come to an end, and I know you must be in need of a news fix. I know I am.

This first story shows brilliant public relations in the face of a customer service crisis. I love the bucket!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kfc-says-fck-in-full-page-ad-apologizing-for-chicken-shortage_us_5a9034b1e4b0ee6416a2adfb

There is zero chance anyone will ever confuse a rapper and a gynecologist. Nope, not even a sliver of a chance.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dr-dre-dr-drai-legal-battle_us_5af355c3e4b09bb419e4a367

I gotta admit that I picked this next story because of the imagery of a wandering drunken gas planet. I heart science!

https://www.livescience.com/62516-exiled-asteroid-found.html

That’ll do it for this evening. See you all in seven.

 

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