Belated Weekly News

Hi all! Sorry I’m late. It wasn’t forgetfulness this time, I swear. I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, and so, I decided to veg on my couch. I know you missed your news fix. But don’t despair, it’s here. My more settled tummy and I are happily sharing what we found. You’re welcome! 🙂

This first story is gross–just gross. There are just not words for the ickiness of walking, boating, or biking by a guy casually peeing in a box while everyone watches. Blech!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-toilets-public-urinoir_us_5b71bb3de4b0530743cc2e9b

This next dog cracks me up. Is someone paying him in dog bones to keep his troublemaker cat friend out of trouble? He really is a good boy. 🙂

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dog-breaks-up-cat-fight_us_5b72654be4b0ae32af9b1736

And in science news, the auroras are not the only light game in town. But, I chafe a little at calling them STEVEs.  Is it funny? Yes. But is it on par with the cool factor? Not even a little bit.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a22790353/steve-light-phenomenon-not-aurora-borealis/

That’s all for me this fine tummy-happy Thursday. See you back here in six.

 

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Weekly News

Hello! Wednesday is here yet again. It was a long day and a hot one. Which means, this post will be short and sweet. Sweet news that is.

Someone really wanted noodles, or, and this was saved for the last sentence of the story, the truck they were stored in. The noodles, I think, are a bonus.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hungry-thief-wanted-after-nearly-100000-worth-of-ramen-noodles-stolen_us_5b743aeae4b0df9b093b3e9e

This bird wanted no part of her supposed rescue or rescuer. Very funny!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parrot-rescue-curse-words-london_us_5b73d74ce4b02b415d73c11a

Finally, some science. Sound that could theoretically affect the behavior of a star.

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-08-phonons-mass-negative-gravity.html.com

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

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Hello all! Wednesday is back again, but it’s a sad, sad Wednesday. I go back to work tomorrow; summer break is over. Boo hoo. I know over two months off does not engender much symphony in civilians, but … but …. All right. Big girl pants. News. I’ll distract myself with the news.

This first story is so sweet. I hope they get the overall record. Fingers, legs, and all other assorted appendages crossed. If I can’t walk, do I still have to go to work? 😉

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/masao-matsumoto-miyako-sonoda-oldest-married-couple_us_5b6b591fe4b0ae32af94eef0

Goats. Can you imagine walking out to 100 loose goats? I’m dying over here. I probably would have opened the door, taken one look at the goat crowd, and shut myself back inside. Maybe not. They are so cute.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rogue-goats-boise-idaho_us_5b6472bee4b0fd5c73d9111c

And in science news, a probable planet that could change the game in terms of how we find new planets. Score yet another one for science.

https://www.livescience.com/63282-rogue-brown-dwarf-auroras-magnetic-field.html

That’ll do it for whiny me tonight. Big girl pants–that’s what I need to remember–big girl pants. Sigh.

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s time for some insecurity. You know, the scratching, twittering, and hair-pulling us writers normally keep for ourselves. This is when we share it. Sharing is caring after all. If you haven’t already done so, please click on the magical image above, and it will take you on an unstable, magic carpet ride to the land of sharing. You know you want to.

Our fantastic co-hosts today are: Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery!

The optional question this month is:

What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?

Since I’m not published yet, my warning is focused on something to aid the burgeoning writer. Learn to take constructive criticism. I was just discussing this today with another writer friend. None of us is brilliant right from the start–we just aren’t–and if you can’t take feedback for whatever value it may or may not hold, you will not improve. The journey is as much a part of writing as publication is. So … take criticism for what it provides. That’s how you grow.

That’s all for my teacher/writer soap box. Time for some news.

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This first story shows images of an abandoned mansion in New York. At first, as I clicked through, I got the vibe of malevolent ghosts like in Stephen King’s Rose Red. But, as I read about the buyer who has a penchant for buying up properties and letting them decay, I got a whole other vibe. Perhaps, more of a portal-type story. Humans cannot see what is going on there, so the buyer purposely keeps them empty. So many possibilities as to why. Writers–on your marks, get set, go! 😉

http://www.hooch.net/an-abandoned-mansion-in-nyc-raises-questions/11/

Sewage water turned magical elixir. But, and this is important, it is not actually a magical elixir, people. The petition is funny, though.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/petition-to-drink-the-liquid-from-that-black-sarcophagus_us_5b53a1d4e4b0fd5c73c5fed9

The science article I have today is deceptively simple. A discovery that gut bacteria might be part of whether you lose weight or do not, even when adhering to strict diet and exercise regimes. The reason I say it is deceptively simple is that gut bacteria have also been found over the last few years to play small to large roles in diseases, even certain cancers. Science is breaking open more and more of what makes us tick, and weight is just one slice of that pie. I heart science!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180801125029.htm

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

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The final Wednesday of July 2018 is here. Can you believe it? This summer has flown. They all fly, but it is bumming me out a little. I have to go back to work in two weeks. Dude. I get little sympathy from non-teachers, but dduuddddeeee. It was just June yesterday. I’m feeling whiny and complainy, and I seriously doubt anyone wants to hear it. So … news.

I had no idea Reddit had a “Shower Thoughts” forum. Now, my life is complete.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reddit-shower-thoughts-july-2018-part-1_us_5b519aa7e4b0fd5c73c3ffb7

Another discovery to make me go hmm …. It’s an international Santa conference. Seriously. Denmark must have been full of candy and good thoughts as 150 suit-wearing Santas strolled through the streets spreading joy.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/santa-congress-denmark_us_5b57ada9e4b0b15aba934af4

Last up for this whiny gal tonight, a diamond-filled Earth. A quadrillion of them. Sparkly and shiny and so pretty. I heart science.

https://amp.livescience.com/63074-earth-interior-full-of-diamonds.html

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

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Hello Wednesday! Hot–check. Weird–check. Time for some unusual news–check. 🙂

This first story is deliciously adorable.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dogs-in-food-instagram-account_us_5b327301e4b0b5e692f1da52

I’m on an adorable kick today, apparently.

http://www.giveitlove.com/these-dads-have-failed-gloriously-at-parenting-and-thats-okay/?utm_campaign=fap-d-us-c-0-0-180222-gl-po-b8-a1&utm_medium=huffpo-po&utm_source=po&utm_content=dadfails&mvt=i&mvn=5f0fc5d07cdf4bb996c5e3a7957e4408&mvp=NA-HUFFPOST-11235841&mvl=APage+-+News+2&chrome=1

A ghost particle found in Antarctic ice. I heart science!

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/world/neutrino-blazar-cosmic-ray-discovery/index.html

That’s all for this Wednesday, folks. See you back here in seven.

 

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Happy Wednesday! It is a million degrees over here. Again. I’m melting. I’m melting. He he. If you need a distraction from your quickly melting lives, I’m here for you.

This first story shows a kangaroo who knows he’s the shit and will go where he wants to go.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624357112/kangaroo-brings-soccer-match-to-a-standstill

This made me admire soccer fans from Japan and Senegal. Nice!

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/20/621726977/world-cup-fans-clean-up-after-themselves

If this study bears out, significant change could be in store for the coral reefs. There are so many connections within ecosystems. I heart science!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711131201.htm

That’s all for me tonight folks. Time for us all to return to our individual infernos. Hopefully, you don’t melt in the next seven. If not, see you then.

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