Weekly News

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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Vacation

No postings for me this week because I’m on vacation. I’ll be back next week.

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Weekly News

I’m a day late. I’m not going to excuse it away. It happened. It happens a lot to me. Wednesday and Thursday are practically the same, aren’t they? Say yes. 🙂

Time for some time-delayed news.

This first story has the best line of the week: “Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law.” Well, okay then.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monkey-naruto-no-copyright-court_us_5ade8786e4b0b2e811328d58 

That is a ridiculous number of tumbleweeds.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tumbleweed-invasion_us_5ad81de3e4b0e4d0715d375d

Science is progressing with the most amazing, futuristic ideas imaginable. The applications for 3D printing onto humans are beyond believable. Science matters, and this is why science matters.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425131914.htm

That’s all for me on this fine Wednesday/Thursday–one day I tell you, one really long day.

All right, all right … I guess two. Sticklers. See you back here in six.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! I’m here, even though 80 mph winds tried to blow me and my house away yesterday. Seriously. No hurricane. No tornado. We just lived through a massive movement of air, really massive.

Today is a little different in my news quest. I have a protag in my current WIP who is an artist, which is making me take even more notice of art links and stories. There’s so much cool art out there that I decided to share.

This first one is so cool. I love the floating silver. Stunning!

https://mashable.com/2017/08/03/giant-kinetic-sculptures-create-waves-in-air/

This next one makes me want to cut, roll, and fold paper creations of my own, but we all know mine would look like a fifth graders.

https://www.boredpanda.com/quilled-paper-art-yulia-brodskaya/

Last but not least, art crafted by the earth itself. Science and art. Love!

http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/2013/nov/earth-from-space

That’s all for tonight. Take some time to check out art whether you’re playing Dorothy in your own wind storm or not. 😉

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Weekly News

Hello all! It is time once again for my blathering about randomness. I like randomness. If you’ve read me before, you know this. I think it’s a positive quirk. 🙂

This first story could start a war if I dropped it into the midst of a writer’s conference. Proof that the Oxford comma has a role. Can you tell which side I’d fight on?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/think-commas-don-t-matter-omitting-one-cost-maine-dairy-n847151

This is so cute. The sheep let the rabbits hitch a ride, and the rancher gave them a pass since they were smart enough to figure out such a solution. Good all the way around. This gave me the feels.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/rabbits-surfing-sheeps-backs-photograph-floodwaters-rising-new-zealand-farmer-rain-a7860806.html

In science news, the weirdest condemnation of putting on all the colors to attract a mate. Apparently, it increases the risk of extinction. Intriguing, but also a bit humorous.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411131646.htm

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 is time once again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group monthly posting. A far-flung group of writers whose portals have clickable entry points embedded in the image above. Try it. You know you want to.

The fantastic co-hosts for the April 4th posting of the IWSG are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!

The question today is – When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing? 

For me the methods to dig deep depend upon why I’m stuck. As with where I am now, in the early building stages of a WIP, butt in chair is my main coping device. Sit, even if I only accomplish 100 words. Sit, even if I only add more to my research. Sit, even if I only manage to figure out a character or plot point. Just sit and point face at screen. Time matters.

The trick changes during second, third, fourth, fifth, etc … drafts. Then, it helps to chunk write. Do a burst, then read. Do a burst, then eat lunch. Do a burst, then go for a run. Work, think, repeat.

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Time for some news.

This first story just cracked me up. Dilly! Dilly! Don’t say it, Kim. It’s forbidden. Dilly! Dilly! 😉

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dilly-dilly-masters-bud-light_us_5ac4de0ee4b0ac473edc266d

This is one very determined drunk guy. I’m glad no one got hurt.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-man-armored-vehicle-ram-window_us_5a565e20e4b03bc4d03d7507

Solving issues of food and water contamination is fantastic. Using phage tag to do it is proof scientists are freaking rock stars.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nanobot-viruses-tag-and-round-bacteria-food-and-water

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

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Weekly News

Yet another Wednesday has swooped in to replace an outgoing Tuesday, a rapidly outgoing Tuesday. Speedy calendar switches. Stealth like. Day ninjas–that’s what they are–day ninjas. I really have a strange relationship with time. 😉

Time for some news.

This first story is a big ol’ really, dude? I guess it’s normal for a family of gator wranglers, but … really?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alligator-gender-reveal-party-louisiana-t-mike_us_5aba9af1e4b06409775ada39

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. *Facepalm*

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/punxsutawney-phil-arrest-warrant_us_5ab964f9e4b0decad04d10bf

In science news, this new discovery could be a game changer for studying and treating disease, aging research, and so much more. Turns out we should never ignore the in between. Fluid in the gaps as organ. Who’d a thunk it?

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/researchers-accidentally-discover-what-could-be-an-entirely-new-organ-in-the-human-body/

That’ll do it for me tonight, folks. See you back here in seven.

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