Friday Fun Fact

Today is a great day to be a dragon.

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When it rains…

Is about the time you realize that your windshield wipers don’t work.

Yep, I went to turn on my wipers and all I heard was the dying heartbeat of the motor but no wiper motion on the driver’s side.

I thought,rightly, that the wiper may have become fused with the glass given the heat and months without rain or moisture. However, prying the wiper from the glass didn’t initiate any movement.

I then had my truck cleaned and blew out some of the leaves and twigs that had collected near the wiper motor. Still no joy.

Then I told the hubbinator who used canned air to spray out even more leaves and twigs then tighten a nut, and viola. The wipers worked.

Guess, sometimes all it takes is acknowledging you have a loose screw and tightening it. LOL.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Survival Mode–Puppy Style

I think our puppy is acting out how vicious and independent she is whenever we go on our walks.

By lunging and jumping, she manages to catch and eat anything that the wind blows including leaves and flowers, with the occasional bug thrown in. She’ll eat bugs and birds that have been flattened by passing cars, as well. Yes, this means, she will stand in the street and pick stuff off the street.

Guess, she likes to balance her veg with her protein.

She also fancies herself a great hunter and is willing to take on a passing car by chasing after it. Or attempting to chase after it. I do have her on a leash.

Her favorite watering hole is the muddy puddle in the park, where she can cool her feet by standing in the water she is lapping up.

Of course, I don’t think I’m in danger of her running away and living her best wild life. After all, recliners are not something you find in the wild.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

I am a tortilla chip snob.

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The older I get

The younger I behave.

I now have a favorite mug and plate. What’s more, I get annoyed when someone else uses them.

Seriously, I may turn into a toddler and start biting. LOL

Until next time, stay healthy.

And stay away from my favorite mug and plate.

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Have you heard…

I was watching something and they kept mentioning the term ASRM. ASRM stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. Basically, it’s a pleasant sensation you experience while hearing a soft voice, whispering, or brushing.

I think of it as white noise.

Now, I know certain songs have the ability to amplify my creativity, so I tend to have playlists for certain books.

But, listening to the sound of the ocean just makes me need to pee.

So…I was a little skeptical and then I found this series of youtube videos by Early American. It is mostly cooking during America’s frontier time with very little speaking. It is in a word–relaxing.

Here’s one:

Either way, I’ve found a great way to destress at the end of the day. And no way, would I trade my appliances for such labor intensive cooking everyday.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Temperature will be 112 all weekend. The perfect time to watch Christmas movies and make Christmas cards.

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Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022

Here are some of the fantastic cos-players that I managed to get pictures of while signing my books.

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Fact or Fiction

Picture this—Phoenix, 2022

A little known author purchased a table at a popular convention to peddle her books. Fans oohed and aahed about one series that takes place after an influenza pandemic.

When was it written?

Ten years ago. Impressing most. And actually selling a few.

There were many characters all around—including Death. After all, if you were one of the horsemen and wanted to hang with the humans before their expiration date, why not go where you could be yourself and everyone would think you had a great cos-play outfit.

Death—came in many ages and genders. Sometimes he/she wore the traditional robe and carried a scythe. Other times, his/her wings were made of feathers or gauze.

We chatted a few times.

I had not expected his buddy Pestilence. He wore a middle aged human suit and stopped to joke about how we were at a COVID superspreader event and both of us would get it as we, and most everyone else, weren’t wearing a mask. With 2 hours, left in the con, I appreciated the dark sense of humor

And then Monday came, and I started to feel sick. Sure enough, a 15 minute home test confirmed COVID in 3 minutes (I’ve always been an overachiever).

A PCR test the next day confirmed it officially. In a nod to Pestilence, I passed it along to my family.

But, I’m better now, and they’re on the mend. And, yes, I would go again. It was fun.

So, don’t be like me. Stay healthy.

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Book signing this weekend

I’ll be signing my books at Phoenix Fan Fusion at Artist Alley table B601.

Come see me if you are in the area.

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