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Lit Up

Thank you to Drunk On Life for this.

Reblog doesn’t allow me to save then go in and add stuff nor does it allow me to schedule a post :(.

Press This doesn’t give a Title to click although it gives everything else sigh. Oops, yes it does, lol, as long as you don’t tell the selector that it’s a link post! shaking my head

The pix are great and the idea of a mini Mardi Gras along a bike/pedestrian trail is unique enough that it caught my attention.

Wish I could have been there.

These French Vending Machines Sell Short Stories | Smart News | Smithsonian

I wanted to share this for Nationa Reading Month. Unfortunately, that isn’t until March and this is way too cool to wait!

I’d support this in a heartbeat!

Definitely healthier all the way around than the candy bars and chips you can find in most vending machines. Or even that AWFUL vending machine coffee! Yuck!

This might be an idea for museums, historic trails and such. It would give us a tangible memento of where we were as well as reference material for the writers, researchers and students who have to do a paper.

What say you all?

Super-short fiction that’s as good as any snack

Source: These French Vending Machines Sell Short Stories | Smart News | Smithsonian

raw data | A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

a study reported that hired assassins had extremely low divorce rates which I found surprising since they’re… oh

Source: raw data | A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself


You don’t say! Whoda thunk it?

WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome | HarsH ReaLiTy

It seems these online ‘Meet and Greets’ happen a lot more frequently than I thought.

These meets are a small part of why I keep this, and other, sites running: to help others find a way to connect with those who may have something in common with them.

So, if you wish to do a little self-promotion or find others who share an interest feel free to leave a link (my spam filter catches anything with two or more links) or go to HarsH ReaLiTy or any of the others who do this and click away :).


Source: WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome | HarsH ReaLiTy

Scared Little Dragon

Source: Scared Little Dragon

What do little dragons dream about? What would scare them? What would have them ask their parents to check under their beds and in their closets?

Bottles of water which a Knight In Shining Armour could use to douse its flames.

Princesses dressed all in pink or peach who don’t know how to save themselves.

Rapunzel, who could save herself but waits for her Knight anyway.

Dragons don’t sleep on a bed, they sleep on heaps of gold so they would be dreaming that they wake up and all their gold is actually fool’s gold.

They dream of the Fire Breath Thief, coming to steal their spark.

They dream they are human and have a Fire Breathing Dragon coming to snatch them away, never to be heard of again.

They dream of the Scale Rot Monster, which makes their parents take them to the vet.

They dream of rooms of asbestos so they can’t escape the Ice Monster.

Finally, they dream of the Sandman, coming to steal their dreams.




Pluto’s Journal




Wow! The young woman who wrote this post hit the proverbial nail on the head! I found her through Sarah.

I can relate in a lot of ways to what she’s saying. I love to be social, but I do not like to put myself out there to meet new people or put myself in new situations. If I had my druthers I’d be some sort of geek, hiding in my bedroom for days on end, ignoring the world outside my door just so I could stay within my comfort zone.

Regardless of the general sharing of emotions, that plane trip taught me that appreciating others is always worthwhile and positive if the appreciation is genuine. It has also compelled me to appreciate others whenever a situation to do so arises- not only is it beneficial to both parties, but it’s so easy. Saying thank you and expressing a sentence worth of “you are valuable and I appreciate what you do for me” takes seconds, but it can entirely change a person’s day. I hope you will all join me in taking those little opportunities to appreciate others and capitalize on them. I guarantee you will not be disappointed, and who knows; you might change a person’s life. I always hear the stories about people on the verge of committing suicide who change their decision based on a few words from a stranger- why couldn’t that stranger be any of us, in the right place at the right time?

This paragraph takes me back about twenty years! A friend and I had gone out to dinner and the food was really good. I wrote a note of thanks to the chef on one of the clean napkins and asked the server to deliver it. She came back with their verbal words of thanks. I think she said they even put it on the cork board back there! It made me feel good. I wasn’t nervous or anything about it because…well, I had worked in the service industry for a short while and knew what those words would mean. Those in the service industry get little enough thanks as it is, why would I want to make the situation worse?

Well said Avery, and thank you for the thought and memory.

Source: Witch Finger Cookies

Phishing Scam

Hello and happy Labour Day!

Don Charisma has brought our attention to, of all things, Spam, lol.

I know PayPal does limit accounts when something doesn’t look right and they have a bunch of pain in the rear end hoops you have to jump through in order to set things back to rights. I have done it. The issue comes when their site isn’t working at peak efficiency for months on end.

I think it’s such a pain because they want to hear our dulcet tones when we finally get fed up with not being able to conclude our business the internet way and do something I despise. I actually gasp picked up the phone and called them!

I got the biggest surprise when the phone on the other end was picked up, almost immediately, by an actual human being! AND said human being spoke English as a FIRST language! I didn’t get rerouted to India or Pakistan or some such! I just about fell over from shock! I think I even mentioned that fact, lol. I know we definitely discussed his accent 😀 since it was Southern through and through, even though he was in Arizona, lol.

The moral of the story, boys and girls, is NEVER click a link in an email if it seems at all suspicious. Go to the site it purports to be by typing in the address you usually use to get there or from your bookmarks or doing a general search and clicking the search link.

These types of scams want one thing. Well, two. They want your log in information which you will have very thoughtfully provided for them by clicking their link and typing in your login credentials. And they also want your money which they will then be able to access from the thoughtfully provided information.

Spam filters usually catch these emails and shuffle them into the Spam folder but sometimes they do get it wrong though so please, be  careful.

I might get 25 Spam in a month. Now. For the longest time I simply ignored my Spam folder, hundreds accumulated. I would go in and do a mass delete and the cycle would repeat.

The Spammers got tired of sending me hoax emails and not getting the wanted reaction so they stopped. Period.

So please, be careful, I don’t want you to lose your money.

Seasons Change


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.

Five hours left! (Midnight CST!!!!!) | Kittyinaz

Five hours left! (Midnight CST!!!!!) | Kittyinaz.

Four and a half now! Get them in folks!

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