Monthly Archives: August 2015
I saw something on Pinterest the other day that got me thinking.
I’m currently in a crafty/DIY/home improvement type of mind frame so when I saw someone make a holder for their electronic charge chords, ear buds and wall charger it got me thinking because I was going nuts trying to keep it all straight in my work bag or purse.
What I saw was someone turning a piece of faux leather into a roll up holder for all those chords.
That seemed a little too bulky and not very pretty to look at, despite what they said so I thought I would go them one better.
I didn’t make mine but I did find something at Walmart today that seems to be doing the trick admirably.
It’s a wrist purse with room in the front for your phone &/or iPod/mp3 player then you unzip it and there’s credit card slots and a spot for paper money and change.
Room for my iPod &/or phone.
On the right bottom is my iPod ear buds, above that is the charger for my iPod and iPad.
In the center is a wall charger adapter.
On the left is the chord for my phone/eReader.
Now they all fit in my purse, stay untangled and are easily accessible.
I got this from Sara’s Attic Of Treasures.
I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember. From Laura Ingalls Wilder through L. M. Montgomery to Stephen King to Stacy McKitrick and many, MANY in between.
I think our love of books is one of the reasons my boyfriend and I get along so well. We can sit there, side by side, quietly reading and be perfectly comfortable together even though neither of us says a word.
I have found the literary types tend to have more thoughtful conversations because the books they read make them think of something other than the day’s news or what’s for dinner.
We can get our hackles up over an injustice in a book.
We can cry over the death of a beloved character.
We can sigh about the romantic dinner and marriage proposal.
The best part? Nobody has to be politically correct in a book. A book just is. There is no right or wrong (unless you count spelling and grammar), there is no name calling or putting down because everyone understands, to some degree, the need to do something you love.
It appears that WordPress decided this past weekend they would play a joke on me.
It seems a lot of comments were sorted as spam, whether there was a link or two in them or not so I urge all of you to check your spam filter to make sure 1. your nomination didn’t get lost and 2. any regular comments didn’t get lost.
Since one of the rules of the Blogger Aware was to comment on the nominee’s blog to let them know they had been nominated it was most definitely an inopportune time for it to happen.
So, since I know at least one of those particular comments got lost in the aether I’ll post them here for you to see and please know, I did let each recipient know, unfortunately WP hiccupped.
I have heard from a couple of people so I know some nominations got through.
Here are the nominees again, just in case.
Well said and well written.
I have used some of these before (self promoting ring a bell?).
I whole heartedly agree with the reading as you type (being a touch typer helps immensely with this one) and reading, reading and reading again before you hit that post button.
I don’t always catch all the mistakes but I do at least, hopefully, catch the glaringly obvious ones.
I don’t keep a physical copy of a dictionary and thesaurus with me but I am quite friendly with Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, lol.
I’ve also been known to frequent urbandictionary.com.
Thank you klregister.
Oh, and I got her through Sarah’s Treasures.
How cool is this? I was nominated for my first Blogger award!
Takes a bow and blows kisses to ajoobacats, with many thanks. Hugs my friend.
This was a really great way to start my day! I logged in and her post was there about her receiving the award. Well, didn’t I get a surprise when I clicked and got the WP notification of a comment on my blog. It was ajoobacats notifying me that she had nominated me!
This award was started by Edge Of Night as a way of recognizing other bloggers whom the award nominator felt made the blogosphere a little better in some way.
The rules are:
Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
- Make sure to also attach the award itself!
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).
How did my blog get started? I wanted some place to post my Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood stories where the ‘witch hunters’ (fanfiction dot net’s version of the Gestapo) couldn’t say boo about the content and where I would have more control over how and when posts happened. I also wanted an easier way to interact with my followers and commenters.
It grew from a site where I posted my stories to what it is now. I still have my stories here but I also have recipes, book reviews and product reviews. It’s my ‘safe’ place to vent and rant and have my happy feelings and let everyone know about it :D.
My piece of advice for other bloggers: It’s sometimes hard to come up with an idea or theme for a post. I had a hard time with that for the longest while. I solved it quite easily actually with blog challenges.
The two that finally got me started with regular blogging are Cee’s Share Your World Weekly Challenge and the Ultimate Blog Challenge, there’s a new UBC challenge starting October 1. They gave me a reason and some focus instead of wracking my brain trying to figure out what to say.
One Lazy Robot wasn’t so lazy last night. He got a post out 🙂
It seems he has a troll over on Goodreads who has given some one star reviews and apparently they weren’t very nice about it SO, he’s decided to give all four of his books (Time Heist, Hindsight, Parallel and Sins Of the Father) away for FREE! This week only though.
I know the Kobo link works since I’ve grabbed them and he says Amazon hasn’t caught up yet but it is free across all platforms and Smashwords.
All he’s asking for? An honest review. Have you seen a better deal lately? I haven’t.
So. Go and grab them for your favorite eReader. Read them. Review them.
You have nothing to lose other than a little time in which you read the books 🙂 and review them :).
So what are you waiting for?
The Far Reach has a new chapter up.
Natsgirl commented about the season already showing signs of changing. I thought it was just me that was seeing the signs so early. I guess it wasn’t.
I didn’t want to jinx it because I LOVE summer! No snow, normally no ice and it used to mean more temperate temperatures here in Ontario, Canada.
We moved here 40 years ago this November. I was 8 years old. The seasons were SO different then!
Winter meant snow and ice, ice skating, hats and mittens and boots. Now? Not so much. Now it’s more likely you’ll have the extreme cold (-40 anybody? -40 is the same in Centigrade and Fahrenheit). When it’s that cold the snow doesn’t come. We’re more likely to stay inside where it’s warm and comfortable than go outside to enjoy what the season has to offer.
Summer used to mean sunshine AND rain, warmer (not hotter) temperatures, picnics and days at the park. Now it’s more likely we’ll find a nice cold mall or restaurant where we’re uncomfortable simply sitting and relaxing because the temperatures have climbed into the triple digits (unheard of not so long ago in Canada) for days on end with no relief in sight.
In 1975 there was no humidity to speak of, now that seems to be what summer is about sigh.
I could have sworn we left all that behind when we moved from the southern states. I guess I was wrong since Ontario feels more like home each year that goes by. I don’t mean because I’m finally calling Canada home, I mean because our weather patterns are becoming more and more in tune with Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and the rest.
Last week our highs were in the high 70’s with little humidity. Today we will be triple digits including humidex.
It’s going to be a long week.