Happy Memorial Day to all our American friends!!
As Elen said, it is time to pull out your bikinis and use them as face masks Now, I am not suggesting that you put the tops on your top and your bottoms on your face You might get arrested and for me personally, I don't need to see that . What about your neck of the woods, is it bikini weather yet? I'd ask everyone to post pictures of themselves in their bikinis but I'm scared what I would get sent in
Shall we move on from bikinis
Sorry Myr, I'm going to takeover the word of the day and give a new one for the overnight period of Saturday into Sunday morning.
Now it isn't glamourous and I"m sure that many of you have used it a lot in the last while.
Yep, plain old bored. It is a long weekend here in the Great White North, as I'm sure it is in most of the Commonwealth as we celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday. What that means is a Monday off for a 3 day weekend for some, even longer if you haven't bee
So lets have some fun
Over in the Games and Humour section, there is a topic called Last Post Wins! Recently two or three participants tried to find earworm songs to drive the others crazy You know what I mean! The type of songs that you hear and then can't get out of your mind! No matter how hard you try! Well how about everyone share an earworm song to keep us going through Sunday to leave us all stark crazy. Post a Youtube link in your response Have some fun
Some of the ones wi
Whoa, just about forgot to do up the weekly update today.
Why you ask?
I've occupied most of my day playing with myself Now get your minds out of the gutter. I woke up this morning and having nothing pressing to do, I sat down in front of the computer and played solitaire by myself. Then after some lunch, I fired up the PS4 and played the Campaign on COD 🔫 . Well that kept me occupied for a lot of hours. After dinner, I was tired of being online, so I looked in a not often used cupboa
So, did I get your attention ?
Seriously, we need help from as many members as possible! I have been in conversation with @Carlos Hazday and he has 1 question left to ask an author(s) for Ask An Author. Needless to say, no questions, no Ask An Author .
Your question could be about anything you want to ask. You can specify an author or authors you want directed to, or just ask the question and Carlos will put it out there still. If you click on his name above and then click o
The other night I woke up with my pillow on the side of my face and I had hair in my mouth and in my nose I've never had a beard for more than a week before in my life, but I let it grow out over the past 5 weeks. The unibomber had nothing on me And the eyebrow,s even Albert Einstein would be jealous So enough was enough and woke up today and got out the cordless waterproof clippers and got rid of the damn beard! Next, got out the actual hairdresser clippers and started to use a #
Has the past month flown by for you too? It seems like only a little while ago that we were being told to baton down the hatches and start practicing physical distancing. Work days blend into supposedly days off and daily chores and tasks are being done more. As even one member commented, her Dad was washing walls, walls!!!! I see the blogs are starting to really take off. Interesting reading how so many people are dealing with the times as well as their thoughts on it too. Some of your status
Well, I'm kind of tired of asking the usual question at the past 3 or 4 updates
As I was looking through the blogs and activity this week, I noticed a couple of things that I thought I'd mention.
First off, for anyone reading @Dabeagle's story Corners you will see really high numbers of reviews and likes and overall interaction. I think that with so many of us home bound, Dabeagle has found for the lack of a better expression, a captive audience and growing audience. I also noticed it
So what is new in your neck of the woods?
Well I know that the news is something we are watching closely or avoiding due to the nature of it. When I log into GA, I think of all our members in all the different hot zones and hope that all of you are safe, if you in there or anywhere else . I was noticing over the past week that a few pop up topics have arisen in the Lounge to lighten the mood. Maybe pop into the hilarious topic, Make Us Laugh #2. Or you could go old school and check out wher
So, what is new in your neck of the woods?
I'm sure that you all have some stories, some frustrations, some concerns, some fears and and lots of other things on your mind. With the pandemic in full swing in basically the whole world now, it has to be affecting everyone in at least a small way. My heart goes out to those that can't work, or are laid off, and don't have some kind of social safety net to lessen the blow somewhat. Lets hope that this blog finds you all safe and sound and taking
So, what is new in your neck of the woods ?
I guess we all are being impacted no matter where we are in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking at the status updates on site, many if not all of you have had some disruption of our normal day to day lives. I did a search, and ended up in Wikipedia, and according to them (not to be construed as 100% factual) that the last pandemic that rolled across our planet was the HIV AIDS one, and one we are living with, and IMHO, started to win final
Sorry, I decided to start celebrating St Patrick's Day a wee bit early this month
Bet I'm the first one to wish you a Happy St.Patrick's Day as well Duty still calls and no matter how many green beers I may or may not have consumed in the past 12 hours, I'm dedicated to you all so give me a hug Hands above the waist !!!!
Tell me why, I don't like Mondays...But this past Monday I enjoyed Cia's CSR Feature:
On Wednesday, bloody Wednesday (sure you find a well kn
Happy Leap Year
I hope everybody is going to have a great Leap Year Day! If you were born on the 29th, I have to say in all honesty, you're looking old for your age
Oh, I've been just informed I'm an idiot and Leap Year Day was yesterday Looks like I will have to wait another 4 years to get the day right!
Huh, so I'm wrong again, go figure. To have a Leap Year Day fall on a Sunday I'll have to wait until Feb 28th, 2032 😢 Oh well, what is 12 yea
Ho Hum So is there such a thing as the February Blahs? I mean, the shortest month of the year is going to be one day longer this year and it just means another day of meh. Sorry if your birthday is in February, I'm not calling you boring or anything of the such . Maybe it is because the anxiousness of waiting for spring to be sprung for the Northern Hemisphere. Like some things are better, I'm not going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, so the Earth is tilting itself in an attemp
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