So did you survive the latter half of the week? Did you and your significant other rekindle the spirit on St Valentines Day? 💘Or did you wait for Saturday and celebrate Singles Day? Or did you do like so many others and just ignored them both equally?
We had a pretty good week here at the GA New Blog, so let's jump into it and see what all happened!
Monday, Renee brought another great review from our Review Team Member, @Puppilull
Tuesday, Renee was back again with a new Signatu
Why was the man dancing in front of the bottle?
Okay, so that was on the board at my dad's senior residence today. Maybe it should have stayed there
Shall we see what transpired in the GA Weekly Blog this week?
Cia was here on Monday and she gave us the February CSR. Since we have an extra day in the month, you'll all have enough time to read
Renee was back on Tuesday with her fun and games and another Author Guess Who
Carlos popped in with the not to be mistak
Well happy February all! I'm in another great mood tonight So please just humour me for a bit.
See, my hockey team got their butts handed to them on the scoreboard tonight As most of you know, I live in Calgary and our arch rivals are in the other major city in Alberta, Edmonton. So back in the 80's and 90's, the two teams had games that were legendary for everything good, and some bad, in hockey. After 20 years, both teams are both relevant again to each others and the game tonight was a
I was snuggled into bed with the music of Rent going on in my head (guess what I partially watched tonight ) when I said to myself, 'Self, did you do the weekly update tonight?' Needless to say I had not. So here I am well past my bedtime and thinking if there is anything for a preamble. Since I'm in shut down mode already, I guess not. I don't even have a knock knock joke for you all So why don't we jump into the wrap up right away!
Monday, Cia was out with a new Classic Author
Well the Great White North is living up to it's name this week. Snow hurricanes in St John's, and in Atlantic Canada. Huge amounts of snow have fallen in central parts and the the Prairies have been gripped all week in -40 weather. Even the nice green lower mainland of BC is covered in snow and the travel is not recommended. Still, Australia is burning in some areas and other areas next door are flooding.
Okay, the localized weather forecast is completed and I really should get to wrapping
Well I'm in a good mood I just finished watching a hockey game that came out the right way I don't know about you, but do you come to GA for a mood change? What am I talking about? Well this week has had me thinking about a lot of things, Australia burning, Eastern North America in tornadoes, rain and freezing rain. The Royal family in turmoil (okay, so I like the Royal Family, shoot me ). A passenger plane accidentally being shot down in Iran and 100's of lives lost. With that all going on,
Well Carlos said it first. Wayne said it second. So I'm going to say it as well Happy New Year to each and everyone of you from all the staff here at GA!!! We look forward to the upcoming year to see where our little corner of the internet will grow and expand with everyone here along for the ride! I think one of the main New Year's resolution this year was not to make any resolutions at all. And that is the best idea I've heard in years
Cia wandered in on Monday in her flowing cloaks, ca
It appears that the holiday season is starting to wind down. So if you celebrated exchanging gifts, what did you get that made you the most happy? Myself, I got a PS4. Now I'm not an avid gamer at all, but I leaned towards the PS4 as I believe @Myr has an Xbox, and if I got one he would be CONSTANTLY bugging me to play with him in Dora the Explorer, Special Adventures
So what did you actually get? I'm curious
Before I forget, I want to wish everyone, your family and friends all the
It looks like this will be the last weekly update before Christmas 🎅. So what constitutes a white Christmas you ask? In Canada it is 2 cm (.79 inch) of snow on the ground at 7 AM on Christmas Day, the US is 2.5 cm (1 inch) and the UK it is one snowflake observed falling anywhere in the UK . Obviously there is parts of the world that won't see or ever see a white Christmas, mainly most areas of the Southern Hemisphere. I'm also thinking about our friends in Australia that are fighting sever fires
So shall we start with a weather update Today was the first day this week where it didn't snow. And it was cold 🥶 I'm thinking my Australian and Southern Hemisphere friends need to have a visitor Anyone has a couch I can borrow for a month or two?
Shall we look at the Weekly Renee Wrap Up this week. Someone was busy
Monday, Renee brought us a Featured Story from @mollyhousemouse on a story by @Mikiesboy
Wednesday, who wants to have some fun with Author Guess Who?
Anyone who doesn't celebrate the Christmas season, unfortunately is going have tolerate us that do for the next 3 weeks 🎅
We had our department Christmas Party at work yesterday and there was about 30 of us all out for a late lunch and a Secret Santa draw. Everyone had a person they were supposed to buy for with a $20 limit. Our department is maybe 60/40 female to male, but it was great to see that everyone put in an effort to get something that reflected the person that they bought for. Bi
Like in Independence Day....Hello Boys! I'm baaaaaaaack
Well, also you gurls, actually everyone! Thank you Renee for taking my place last week
So I'm dried out from last weekend, which is a good thing! Last weekend I was at a football game, outdoors and it was hovering around 0C or 32F. Quite pleasant football weather (oh, North American Football I should say). Now this weekend, -30C or -22F, and I'm not enjoying this weather 😠 I'm thinking of all of you in Florida, or Australia or e
Wow, it's been quite a while since I've done one of these, but @wildone asked if I could fill in this week, and I told him I'd give it my best. Between life with a little one, and many other things going on, I just want to give a huge Thank You to Steve for continuing to do the Weekly Wrap Up's for me!!! Currently, it's getting our Christmas light show set up and ready to go by December 1st (have you ever tried to make 7 pvc stars and wrap them in lights?), among chasing a 16 month old Baby J a
Not really much of a preamble out of me tonight. I will give everyone a heads up that Renee will be returning next week to do the Weekly Wrap up for me, as I know for a fact that I will be indisposed one week from tonight 🍻 🍹 🍷 So be gentle to with her, and especially you, @Valkyrie, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say it at all. That should apply to you regarding me but for some reason I know it will be a freezing cold day in hell when that happens
On Monday, Cia popped in
Well I look outside and it is yet snowing again! This is the 3rd time it has snowed this week, but this time it is actually going to get cold. You all can think of me as I go to the Western Semi Final of the Canadian Football League between my Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers! Will still be snowing tomorrow at game time and with the windchill it will be a balmy -22 C (7.6F). Add in fact that it is getting dark out at 4:50 PM now, it should be a great day!!! I think I shall imbib
Every week we have different blogs featured here on the GA News Blog. For the past month and a half, Thursdays have been used to feature a past Anthology or Contest with new stories from that feature spread out over a month. This blog is done by the omnipotent one, the big kahuna, the big cheese, the master of all, the seerer of all things GA, aka @Myr
Well I didn't happened to notice this past Thursday that Myr's anthology blog wasn't featured on Thursday 😮 and not until Thursday night.T
Wow, I didn't even realize it was Saturday night going onto Sunday morning in my here parts! But then again, for some reason I didn't realize we were in the last week of October too 😮 Halloween on Thursday, and then November on Friday, we are well on our way to wrapping up 2019 and into the 2020's
Before I get looking too far into the future, the meaning of the wrap up to do a visit of the past, so let's look what happened here the past week on the GA News Blog.
Monday, Cia brought us
Means I love you.
Means I'll be true
All the time he sings this rhyme
Means I love you.
Why is it the older I get, the more appealing that nursery rhyme songs appeal to me? Am I regressing?
On Monday @spikey582 had a great review of Cole
Good Day Everyone! This is Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, and I'm a little messed up on what day it is It is like I forgot that today is Sunday.
Oh well. Here is what happened in these parts of GA this past week.
On Monday, Cia introduced us all to the October CSR feature:
Then on the Tuesday, Renee gave us another edition of the Author Guess Who:
Thursday, Mr. Myr was back with a round of Anthologies from 2014.
Friday, was Comicfan's chanc
Sorry folks, no weekly update this week. Carry on with your daily activities and God Save the Queen.
Okay, so I was saying to a ex GA'er friend that I had nothing to write about to start the Weekly Wrap Up and he suggested that
I couldn't do that to you all So here is a look at what happened over the past week!
Monday, it was CSR discussion day where Cia chatted with @northie
Then on Wednesday, it was the first one of the month and the blog was turned over to Carlos:
Today is a day that I was not looking forward to
If you look at the little pictures at the top of this blog, you will see who has posted in this blog, and how many times, I have been dreading this day for about six months, maybe more. I told Renee that it would be hard to surpass Trebs and move ahead of him on this blog.
So who is Trebs? For those of you that have joined over the last five years here on GA, Trebs or Robert, was a Admin and on the board of CDEJR Services, he was
So am I normal?
Now before the usual peanut gallery jumps in with a resounding YES (or is that NO), let me explain.
Today, for a Saturday I was bored. I played on the computer, I cleaned the condo, I took the car for a wash, and still was bored. So I flicked on the TV and started going through the hundreds of channels and nothing really appealed to me. Next I turned on Prime Video, nope, nothing caught my fancy. Then it was over to Netflix. Well they are featuring a movie that I have
So I was thinking this week . Does that make everyone cringe?
Today when I wrote this up. it is the 14th, so just a reminder to you all that we are now 10 days from my birthday and tomorrow will be 3 months away from Christmas. Now I don't want all of you all to fret and worry over having to get me pressies for both celebrations in the next 3 months! I know you all were planning on spending at least $50 Canadian ($12.50 US) on each present, so why don't you combine the two and each of y
The first week of September has arrived and things are a changing! I've notice a bit of a uptick in the forums and stories and also feeling a change in the weather and length of days. I never understood how people who live closer to the equator have little to no deviation in the length of days. Just seems strange to me . Then the further you go south or north towards the poles, you get longer days/shorter nights and visa versa as the equinoxes are reached. But then again, it would be strange to
I wonder if you are the same as me. Do you like being lied to on a consistent basis? I think not!!
So why do we plan our days according to the local weather person? All week up to and including last night and this morning, they said this Labour Day Long Weekend would be mainly sunny with a chance of brief showers on Monday. Fair enough. So this morning, I get up, shower, put on suntan lotion because the also said the UV Index was going to be high. Dress in shorts, t-shirt and sandals and of