Goodness gracious, where the H E double hockey sticks did the week go It just seemed like a couple of days ago I was doing up last weeks wrap up! The fact that we are losing weeks quicker than the Covid pounds a lot of are carrying around , means we are getting closer and closer to Christmas Looks like I've secured a present from @clochette
So why am in saying this soooo soon? Well Friday we got a good snow fall here and today's high was -5C/23F 🥶. Yes, even in the Great White North, th
Well Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends
Although I'm sure many people are wondering what Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas will look like this year, I'm sure we will all return to what is most important to us and celebrate that! You tell me what that is to you.
So I do really want to take a moment out on this weeks wrap up to give a shout out to Carlos and all he does for the Ask An Author 2.0. He has a new one every month for Renee or me to share with everyone here. The
So goodbye to September and onto October. Can you believe that Canadian Thanksgiving is a week from Monday See, we have our harvest done before a lot of our southern neighbours. The holiday is about the same, rooted in early settlers giving thanks to not only the Native Americans they encountered at the beginning, but everything that happened in the previous year. Hopefully topped off with a bountiful harvest to carry through the winter. We have turkey, tons of veggies, mashed potatoes, gravy,
Hello Folks! How are you all doing on this Sunday? I think it is Sunday everywhere but soon to be Monday in Australia and New Zealand. We do have quite a few members here that are from those two countries and I imagine others that are others just over the international date line too.
So that gets me thinking and that isn't a good thing. I remember this idea was first brought up to me in a Superman movie when I was a kid. What if you could fly faster than the speed of light, and you flew We
So what is up in your neck of the woods? I mean weather related.
I know that there is hurricane after hurricane battering the SE US, I know the West of the US is on fire, we have smoke and breathing advisories up here in Canadia 😮 I know it has been a early fall for some areas. What is happening over in Europe and Asia right about now? Then we can ask for a weather update from the South Americans, Africans and Australians for the southern peeps who are transitioning to spring. Did I hear
Hello Fellow GAers, or can it be GAyers?
It is funny how some cities' residents names are made. For example I live in Calgary, we are Calgarians. When I lived in Lethbridge for 10 years, I said we were Lethbians . Needless to say my fellow Lethbians didn't find it as humourous. Jeez, its a joke The province next to me, Saskatchewan, their peoples call themselves Saskatchewanites. And then the city of Moose Jaw in that province call themselves Moose Javians. Hi, my name is Steve. First and
What am I so happy about? I'm not really sure . Could it be because Sunday is/was international Bacon Day? I think that might be it Sadly by they time most of you read this the day will be past, but as I like to say, never to late to catch up
I apologize to all the people who don't eat bacon I will just enjoy your share for you!
Now that most of you are smelling, tasting, craving bacon, I shall leave this behind and move onto the Weekly Wrap Up!
Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening or Night to you.
First and foremost, thank you to Renee for jumping in to do the wrap up last week. At around 3 pm my time, i got a call and had to head out of town. I left a message for Renee and she came to my rescue. Not sure if I could even try to do a wrap up on my iPhone or iPad
So lets have a check in from everyone reading this blog. What time is it locally for you when you are looking at this? I know people are reading around the world and it w
Back for a week and then gone again! That's right, you're stuck with me again this week. @wildone got called out of town unexpectedly and asked me to do the wrap up. If you haven't already done so, please go vote in the Anthology Theme Selection for next year! We've only had fifteen votes for the top themes next year. With almost 1,300 authors and almost 27,000 members in total, 280 of whom are already members of the Writer's Circle club, I had hoped for a much better turnout. All members are e
I actually forgot that I'm back from holidays, well camping, and I told the gracious Renee I would do the wrap up. Well last night, a barley pop or two, I was watching TV and then crawled into bed. I totally forgot that last night was Saturday night
I referred to Renee as gracious, as she was kind enough to do the wrap up for me the past couple of weeks. So let's all give a shout out to her for stepping in!!
As mentioned, I was camping the past week and a bit. Had a great
Yep, that's right, you're stuck with me again. I think @wildone will be back next week, at least last I knew. I slacked a bit for a Wednesday post, but we still had a couple new blog posts. Also, the theme suggestion thread is closed, and voting will start just as soon as I figure out how I'm doing the voting for this year. As all themes will have the potential to be used, things are probably going to be switched up a bit. So keep an eye out on the blogs for info regarding the voting for next y
Well, it's been a while since I've done one of these, but @wildone is taking a much deserved vacation, so guess that means you're stuck with me for the time being. I don't really have anything fun and exciting to report, except to say that I'm already over this heat! Let's see what we had going on this week!
Monday & Wednesday, Cia joined us in the blog for the monthly editions of the Classic Author Feature:
Thursday, we had a refeature of last week's anthology theme selection pos
So, is it hot where you live? I've heard from my Eastern American and Canadian friends that the temperatures and humidity has been nearly unbearable. Then heard on the news that Death Valley, California hit 53.3°C/128°F I guess I'm enjoying days around 25°C/77°F, but most evenings we have thunder storms rolling in. My city did have the 4th largest natural disaster in Canadian history in cost of damages due to hail a couple of weeks ago. I'm curious though, how is your summer going? Are you hidi
Well I never 😮
Usually I try to work a word of the day into the Weekly Wrap Up of late. Generally I try to look in everyday to check out the word of the day and see how I can use it in the wrap up. This week has been a hectic week and I have not been diligent in reading them everyday. So we find ourselves on a Saturday night and I check to see what word I can use, and I find this entry!
I think this is the second time I have been used in an example of usage of the word, but wonderin
Well a Happy Independence Day to my neighbours to the south Hopefully you were able to celebrate your national birthday this year in a unique but safe kind of way
And a belated Happy Canada Day and Happy Somalia Independence Day on July 1st
So I was driving down the road the other day, and I had a weird thought, and wondering if any of you have pondered the same thing, or if not? When was the last time you saw a hood ornament? I think someone had a old Lincoln Continental in my par
I saw this Friday night and thought it is such a good song for right now with everything going on in the world!
Well it made me smile and who better to cheer us all up than the Muppets! Hopefully it will keep that smile on your face for the rest of the week too
I also want to put out an offer to everyone! Our GA resident prompt guru comicfan, or those that love him, Wayne, will be away for a little while as he has a lot going on right now. This means we want y
What day is it? Sunday you say Oops. Who took away a day on me this week
Actually I got into reading around 7 last night and around 11:30 I put down the IPad and rolled over and fell asleep. Darn you authors here at GA for making me forget about the real world
So a little late, but better than never.
Oh my I got ahead of myself
Here is the June Classic Author Announcement:
Followed up by the June Classic Author Excerpt!
Then, believe it not, we have
Another week, and another week of nice weather. I guess some of our US of A neighbours had a bit of extreme weather, so hoping you all are okay Tonight, I actually sat at my computer and watched 3 completely separate thunderstorms move through the city. Great lightening shows, and thunder that shook the stuff in my place. Won't catch me going outside in anything like that again
Oops, let me retract that! Watching the 11:30 local news and our major freeway going through the middle of the c
Exciting things happened this week in the GA New Blogs Did you catch them daily, or do you rely on the Weekly Wrap Up to get caught up
So last weekend, I played 18 holes of golf on Sunday. We all practiced safe distancing and such. I say played, but I lie . We went to play in the Rockies and some of the tee boxes were quite the climb, and then back down to the carts. Since I don't wear my prosthetic leg much since I've been working at home, I don't get out on it too much during the week.
Well excusssssse me Seriously, I need to apologize ahead of time.
I've been on a wee bit of a vacation this past week and I wanted to take tonight off, so I can do some social distancing visiting with some friends. We will be 6 feet apart in his back yard with a fire pit between us. All of us are on the bit shy of meeting up, but as a group, we decided lets give this a try but practicing everything we can, which is a heck of a lot more that what I see others doing in the grocery stores
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