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
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