Thursday, October 08, 2015

Funny Friday Photos: Snippets and Pyrites

Hey there! How'd your week go?

Here's a cute picture of a baby stingray I took at the Omaha zoo, to get our weekend funny started. 

I saw a meme that said they look like raviolis with faces, and I think they're right. Especially the raviolis my Italian grandma made. They were huge! Well, are huge, because I make them now.

For fun, here's a little snippet from the first chapter of Through the Fairy Ring. I'm getting excited to share the story so I hope you don't mind if I tuck a little in this post. If you came only for the funny photos, just jump down below the italicized words. 

Similar to a fly, the sound was ten times more robust. The hair on the back of my neck stood at attention. Whatever it was, it didn’t sound like anything fun or pleasant.
Not wishing to frighten Meara, I forced a casual tone into my voice. “I don’t know what that is, sweetie. Let’s look.”
Meara shoved her spoon into her cereal and ran to the window, her black curly hair bouncing with each step. I set the oatmeal out of Garron’s reach, gave him the towel to keep him occupied, and hurried to join her. Outside, above the trees where the meadow met the forest, an undulating cloud of opalescent shimmer swooped and twisted.
“Those aren’t insects, are they?” I hoped not, but as the cloud approached the manor, the opalescent sheen organized into hundreds of gossamer wings like those of dragonflies the size of pie plates. The front edge of the cloud dipped from the sky, headed directly for us.“Meara, get away from the window.”
She didn’t move, her eyes riveted on the cloud.
“Now, Meara.” I grabbed her shoulders and yanked her backward. The first of the insects came through the window, buzzing around her head. She shrieked and batted the colorful bug to the ground.
Frederick, our Firecat, jumped out from under the table and pounced on the thing. His body covered the insect, so only the wings showed beyond his amber fur.
“Get off me!” A voice, muffled and filled with fear, came from underneath Frederick.
Insects that talk? Even in the Realm that wasn’t normal. “Frederick, what have you got?”
He twisted his head to look at me, his eyes narrow, paw on the creatures stomach. Small human arms reached around it, tiny fists pounding the soft edges.
“What the…?”

All righty! Let's get to the photos, then.

He didn't go back with the Doctor (Who)!

How I feel anytime I go shopping.

What is it with the Clint Eastwood look-alike dogs?


My favorite today is the limitations of my medication. I hope you found one you like!

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Funny Friday Photos: Twisted Traps

Happy Friday!!

I hope everyone had a good week. I'm not sure where it went. I've noticed when I try to get things done around the house, not much writing gets done. And when I write, not much around the house gets done. And on days like today, nothing got done, and I don't know why.

This week I've got some writing news to share. I've started my "blurb" for Through the Fairy Ring, so I can get a cover made and start pre-orders, should anyone want to do such a thing.

Amazon caught up to the fact that Finding Meara was free and reduced the price to nothing. During mid-week it was fun to see it shoot up the free charts for a bit. It's free through the weekend (I'll mark them all up on Monday) so if you want to see if it really is a fast-paced, fun and mildly romantic adventure, you can still do so at no risk to your wallet! Click the cover in the sidebar at the right to order it.

(Quick note: I checked the UK Amazon and it's still .99--as are other non-US markets--but I was excited to see that people have bought it. Right now I actually have a ranking above 50,000! That's fantastic - thanks to whoever bought the book!)

This week I posted the second story from the Build-a-Story game, with the story starters of "Hazel, singing, Adven, love" chosen by Kathy Schwab. It's called The Singing Oracle, and click here if you want to read it!

Thank you so much, Suzi Retzlaff, Lexa Cain, LG Smith and Veronica Roth for commenting last week (and the birthday wishes!) No clear winner for favorite photo this week, so we'll move on to the new funnies.

I have waaaay too many accounts like this.

Oh, the everyday conundrums.


Since Boy 1 started learning to play the cello, I've learned enough that this is funny to me.
(Pizzicato means to play by plucking the strings. Right now it's the only way Boy 1 is playing.)

My favorite is the trapped Kermit. It's so wrong it's really funny. Or I'm just that warped.

What is your favorite?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Funny Friday Photos: Bumping Belugas and Grinning Guinea Pigs

Now that I have your attention, I'll say:

Happy Friday!

I've finished with reverse outlining Through the Fairy Ring, and have started cleaning up notes and rewriting the parts that need rewritten. I feel better about the ending. I was worried, but reading it in context with the rest of the book, it actually seems like a pretty good one.

Oh! This weekend is my birthday weekend, and for fun I marked down Finding Meara. It's free on Barnes and Noble, i-tunes and Kobo, and only .99 on Amazon. I wanted to go free there, but they wouldn't let me. I'm hoping maybe the bots will notice it free on the other channels, and then mark it down. Anyway, if you want to check out the book, this might be the weekend/week to do so.

Last week's funniest photo was:

Here's some new photos for you!

It took me a moment.

I found this on Pinterest, but couldn't trace it back to the original posting, so I'm hoping it's okay to have shared it.

More like a slug, actually.

It's important to have fun at work.


I may have shared this before, but it's so cute it doesn't hurt to share again.

All righty! I hope you all have a great, fun, relaxing weekend.

My favorite is Grinny Pig. The pun is so perfect.

What's your favorite?


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