Weekly News

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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Weekly News

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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IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome to another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. If you haven’t yet checked out the site or any of the authors who participate, click the image above and go whisking away. Everyone loves a good virtual whisking.

The amazing co-hosts for this posting of the IWSG are Nicki ElsonJuneta KeyTamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne!

The optional question this month: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?

My ultimate writing goals are to get my novels published. I currently have two completed ones, and I’ve started the third. The goal is actually bigger than it sounds when you hear that my second novel is the first in a series of five. I want to not only find homes for my completed novels, but also homes which will welcome me completing what I have started.

And yes, my goals have definitely changed over time. When I first started writing, I didn’t look past my first book. The goal at that time was to complete a single book. Now … I have no intention of stopping at three. 🙂

That’ll do it for this portion of my blog. Time for some news.

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Ah, Siri, you naughty thing.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gavin-williamson-siri_us_5b3c50a7e4b07b827cbbfbbb

He’s smarter and far more hip than your average bear.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bear-margarita-hot-tub_us_5b3bc90ee4b09e4a8b2821ec

Dude! They’re growing Neanderthal brains in a lab. This is both incredibly cool and terrifying all at once. Next up, interfacing with robots. Seriously!

https://www.livescience.com/62916-mini-neanderthal-brains.html

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

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Weekly News

Hello all! Wednesday is here. It’s a hot one over here, like a bring your marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers outside kind of hot. The 100 degree day will fire up your s’more, fry an egg, or melt your brain. Same, same. I am so appreciative of air conditioning. My writing coherence is as well.

Time for me to prove it with some news.

This first story demonstrates people will buy anything. Critical thinking, people. *face palm*

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-trolls-festival-goers-selling-12773284

I love this raccoon. I may not be fond of neighborhood raccoons because they broke into my house and cost a lot of money. But this one is far, far away from me and a freaking rock star. A little raccoon rehab for my heart.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/13/619491657/raccoon-is-trapped-in-minnesota-after-capturing-fans-worldwide

This study underscores the importance of actual science in assessing generational changes. Our perceptions are skewed by our own experiences, the changing lens of childhood to adulthood, and screaming media stories calling into question “this generation.” Turns out, there’s a lot of good there.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180625122534.htm

That’s all from my scalding corner of the world. See you back here in seven.

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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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