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oi, just checked my blood sugar, and it’s fine-within nominal parameters. LOL
Can you tell I’m writing a scifi novel??

But oooh, I just feel yucky! Having a bit of trouble focusing. Thank goodness it’s almost officially lunch for me. I think a nice walk about will do me some good.

And since my word count has been suffering a tish, I think this event sounds great!!
I’ll be up early, staying in my jammies and writing/typing away!!
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I’ve also added the cover image to my wrimo profile, and the lucky artist is: Jose Negron!! Woot!!

I have been meaning to commission a new piece for this, but so far no artists have emailed me back. So I’m re-using a pieced Jose did for me that I colored.

Anywho, I need to feel better, before I can get back to writing. My sinus headache is getting worse, maybe that’s the cause… I dunno, but ugh!!

think & type think & type think & type *You should be writing*

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OI! I know what I’m doing this weekend. WRITE!
so I have a few doctor’s appts tomorrow. Okay…yeah, can’t skip them. But once I’m home, I’m writing.

I hope my fellow NaNo’s are doing well.

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Calendar day; 7 November, 2013

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Non-Fiction Day
November 7, 2013 in United Kingdom

National Non-Fiction Day is observed on November 07, 2013. National Non-Fiction Day (NNFD) is annual celebration of children’s non-fiction in the UK. It was initiated by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books and is celebrated across the UK each year on the first Thursday in November. The day is used by libraries, schools, literacy organisations, book reviewers and parents to highlight the best information and narrative non-fiction books for children, and to show how it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure.[4] Each year there is a different theme to the day.

Where is National Non-Fiction Day?
Nationwide United Kingdom

Return Day 2013
November 7, 2013 in Georgetown

Return Day takes place on November 07, 2013. Return Day is a biennial unique festival and ceremony held the Thursday after Election Day in Georgetown, Delaware, during which election results are announced. While television and the Internet has obviously eliminated the need for Return Day, tradition has kept the festival alive. Schools and government offices shut down for the afternoon of the Thursday after Election Day, and people from throughout the state flock to Georgetown for the festivals. The day still has a carnival atmosphere, complete with merchants, food vendors, and competitions, such as a hatchet-tossing contest, pitting the mayor of Georgetown against the mayors of other Sussex County towns. Return Day is used by many politicians as a way to announce or create buzz for their upcoming campaign. Politicians often hand out campaign stickers for the office they will seek in two years. Other people wear stickers exhibiting wishful thinking or encouraging their favorite candidate to seek higher office.

Where is Return Day?
Nationwide Georgetown

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 7, 2013 in the World

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated on November 7th each year.

Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate tht does not contain milk in either liquid or dry form. Bittersweet chocolate is essentially a mixture of chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, and sometimes vanilla. Recent studies have revealed certain health benefits from the regular consumption of small quantities of bittersweet chocolate. Due to its high cocoa content, dark chocolate is a good source of certain flavonoids — namely epicatechin and gallic acid — that may be protective for the heart.

The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. Almond is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated see of this tree. The fruit of the almond is not a true nut, but the drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed inside. Almonds are known to have health benefits including relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, hear disorders, anemia, impotency, and diabetes. It also helps in hair care, skin care, and dental care.

With both Bittersweet Chocolate and Almonds having health benefits there is no reason why one should indulge in a little Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds on November 7th.

Where is Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1631 – Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

1665 – 1st edition of “London Gazette”

1775 – Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army

1805 – Lewis & Clark sight Pacific Ocean

1872 – Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later

1885 – Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its 1st woman Representative

1917 – October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power

1931 – Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung

1934 – Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)

1954 – US spy plane shot down North of Japan

1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

Calendar Day; 6 November, 2013

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Gustav Adolfsdagen
November 6, 2013 in Sweden

Gustav Adolfsdagen is observed on November 06, 2013. Gustav Adolfsdagen (Swedish for Gustavus Adolphus Day) is a general flag day, celebrated in Sweden on November 6 in memory of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, who was killed on this day in 1632 at the Battle of Lützen. Gustav Adolfsdagen coincides with the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day. The date has been celebrated since the early 19th century. It is especially popular in Gothenburg, which was founded by Gustavus Adolphus, and in Uppsala, where the king donated a lot of money to the university. Gustavus Adolphus Day is celebrated in Sweden, Estonia and Finland. On this day only, a special pastry with a chocolate or marzipan medallion of the king, is sold. The day is also an official flag day in the Swedish calendar. In Finland, the day is celebrated as svenska dagen or ruotsalaisuuden päivä, “Swedishness Day”, and is a customary flag day. In Estonia, the day is known as Gustav Adolfi päev. In all three countries, 6 November is the name day for Gustav Adolf, one of the few exceptional name days in the year.

Where is Gustav Adolfsdagen?
Nationwide Sweden

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day
November 6, 2013 in Finland

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on November 06, 2013. Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Swedish: Svenska dagen, Finnish: Ruotsalaisuuden päivä) is a general flag day, which is celebrated in Finland on November 6. The day celebrates the Finland Swedish culture, and the bilinguality of Finland.

The main celebrations are aired in the radio, and many smaller celebrations are held around Finland in schools. Usually, the song Modersmålets sång is sung, celebrating the mother tongue. The Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on the same day as Gustav Adolfsdagen in Sweden, the day that king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed at the Battle of Lützen in 1632.

The Finland Swedish Heritage Day was created in 1908, when the newly founded Swedish People’s Party of Finland decided to celebrate a day for the Swedes. The intention was to strengthen the Swedish-speaking Finnish community. The reason why the day of the death of king Gustavus Adolphus was chosen was because this also was the time when the empire of Sweden was founded.

Where is Finnish Swedish Heritage Day?
Nationwide Finland

Saxophone Day 2013
November 6, 2013 in the World

Saxophone Day is observed on November 06, 2013. The saxophone is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument. Saxophone Day is held on the birthday of it’s inventor, Adolphe Sax (6 November 1814). He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections.

The saxophone has proved very popular in military band music, and is commonly used in jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.

Where is Saxophone Day?
Worldwide

Marooned without a Compass Day
November 6, 2013 in the World

How is your sense of direction? Do you often find yourself going around in circles? Do you feel hopelessly lost? Do you know where you are? If any of these questions describe your current state of being, then you are in tune to this special day.

Viewed in another way, being marooned without a compass for a day could be a good thing. Our busy life styles seldom leaves time to relax. We can just kick back and enjoy being marooned. Tomorrow, we can head east when the sun rises. In the meantime, I think I see a shady tree…..

Where is Marooned without a Compass Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1632 – Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies

1813 – Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

1879 – Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day

1903 – USA recognizes independence of Panama

1917 – Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace

1917 – NY allows women to vote

1928 – Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor

1936 – RCA displays TV for press

1949 – Greek civil war ends

1962 – Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery

1979 – Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran

1991 – Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

hmm that’s better…

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So I checked into the support groups this morning, and gee, someone must’ve read my blog entry. 😀 Much better this morning, more like what I perceive a support group should be. And yes, I have the answer in that sentence, ‘Perceive.’

A person’s expectations and perceptions can make or break an idea or an event. I try to stop having expectations and simply enjoy the moment. But those pesky little perceptions keep interfering. Guess I need to start doing my mindfulness more often.

How about you? Do expectations and perceptions ruin something for you?

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and now back to our regularly scheduled NANO! Woot! *\O/*
the wasically wabid wabbits I had yesterday have finally been corralled and fed copious praises of soon…yes. soon! And I’m back onto the story I’m writing.
I’m kinda like the turtle, I’m slow to the start, and I’ll be slow to the finish, but I will finish! 😀 Motivation rule #1 of being me, I’m Awesome! I can do this!
lol 😛

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and now for something different…

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Everyone else is doing the Remember Remember bloggies or status postings today….

okay! I remember!

and now let’s turn our thoughts to something different??? I dunno, I thought you had an idea??!!?? LOL

Okay, okay, let me ponder this on this dreary morn. I’ll be back with you, when a brilliant blog topic comes to mind!! oooh Squirrel! No really, there’s a squirrel outside my window in the grass across the parking lot. Really!! 😛

Calendar day; 5 November, 2013

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Bonfire Night 2013
November 5, 2013 in Great Britain

Bonfire Night is celebrated on November 05, 2013. Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.

Bonfire Night celebrations can pose a risk to public safety due to the possibility of fires, injuries, or fights. In parts of the Caribbean, laws banning fireworks and explosives have muted the occasion, and safety concerns in New Zealand have resulted in similar sales restrictions, although public firework displays remain popular there.

Where is Bonfire Night?
Nationwide Great Britain

Election Day in the United States
November 5, 2013 in the USA

Election Day in the United States is celebrated on November 05, 2013. Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections of public officials. It occurs on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which is usually also the first Tuesday in November. The earliest possible date is November 2 and the latest possible date is November 8. For federal offices (President, Vice President, and United States Congress), Election Day occurs only in even-numbered years.

Presidential elections are held every four years, in years divisible by four, in which electors for President and Vice President are chosen according to the method determined by each state. Elections to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate are held every two years; all Representatives serve two-year terms and are up for election every two years, while Senators serve six-year terms, staggered so that one-third of Senators are elected in any given general election.

General elections in which presidential candidates are not on the ballot are referred to as midterm elections. Many state and local government offices are also elected on Election Day as a matter of convenience and cost saving, although a handful of states hold elections for state offices (such as governor) during odd-numbered “off years”, or during other even-numbered “midterm years”.

Election Day is a civic holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. Some other states require that workers be permitted to take time off from employment without loss of pay. California Elections Code Section 14000 provides that employees otherwise unable to vote must be allowed two hours off with pay, at the beginning or end of a shift.

Where is Election Day in the United States?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1492 – Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

1605 – Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes tortured and later executed

1639 – 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts

1854 – Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000

1872 – American women’s right to vote advocate Susan B Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

1889 – Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).

1916 – The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.

1917 – Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville Ky ordiance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas

1933 – Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)

1935 – Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly

1957 – Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket

1979 – Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declares US “The Great Satan”

1987 – Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic

Support or ????

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I’m writing in Nano officially this year, so I thought I’d join a few support groups, and honestly…. I’m not so sure that they are very ‘supportive.’

From what I’ve seen a lot of people haven’t started yet. Which, I totally get that. I had a late start myself. What with the medical issues, and four outlines- I narrowed it down to two, and then viola the one I’m writing on.
However…. there is venting, and then there is whining. And honestly it sounds like a lot of whiners! I’m not so sure I’m going to stay in the groups much longer if that continues.

I’m looking for support- I’m having a brain bubble, help? I’m having an issue with something or other, help? And I know it’s still early. So I’m ignoring the whining the best I can.

Are there any others out there or is it just me? I feel for my private group, poor punkins are hearing all about the nano whether they want to or not. But at least I’m doing so in a humorous vein. And then I go back to writing when they help me out. Now that’s support!! At least IMO! 😀

Have a great day! if you’re doing nano- get writing.
Peace & Punctuation!

Calendar day; 4 November, 2013

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King Tut Day 2013
November 4, 2013 in the World

King Tut Day is celebrated on November 04, 2013. It celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Tutankhamun was the 11th pharaoh of Dynasty 18 of the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt, making his mummy over 3,300 years old. The discovery of the tomb as a whole was one of the most significant and famous archeological discoveries in modern times. The tomb was discovered on November 4, 1922.

Since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s mummy, there has been a lot of speculation and theories on the exact cause of death, which until recent studies had been hard to prove with the evidence and data available. While it was a widely debated topic for many Egyptologists, it had also spread to the general public as popular culture has come up with many conspiracy theories that played out in movies, TV shows, and fictional books.

Where is King Tut Day?
Worldwide

(Yes, I’m a dork, first song I thought of when reading this, Walk like an Egyptian. LOL)

Russian Unity Day
November 4, 2013 in Russia

Russian Unity Day is celebrated on November 04, 2013. Unity Day (also called Day of People’s Unity or National Unity Day) is national holiday in Russian Federation. It commemorates the popular uprising which expelled Polish–Lithuanian occupation forces from Moscow in November 1612, and more generally the end of the Time of Troubles and the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618). The day’s name alludes to the idea that all classes of Russian society united to preserve Russian statehood when there was neither a tsar nor a patriarch to guide them. In 1613 tsar Mikhail Romanov instituted a holiday named Day of Moscow’s Liberation from Polish Invaders. It was celebrated in the Russian Empire until 1917, when it was replaced with a commemoration of the Russian Revolution. Unity Day was reinstituted by the Russian Federation in 2005, since when the year 1612 has been celebrated instead of 1917 every November 4. The day is also the feast day of the Russian Orthodox icon of Our Lady of Kazan.

Where is Russian Unity Day?
Nationwide Russia

Recreation Day holiday
November 4, 2013 in Tasmania

Recreation Day holiday takes place on November 04, 2013. Recreation Day is a public holiday in northern Tasmania. It is held on the first Monday in November, and was instituted to offset Regatta Day in southern Tasmania. It is observed in all parts of Tasmania north of (but not including) Oatlands and Swansea. This area includes Strathgordon, Tarraleah and the West Coast.

Where is Recreation Day holiday?
Nationwide Tasmania

Historical Events:

1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

1646 – Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God’s word

1839 – The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

1841 – 1st wagon train arrives in California

1846 – Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg

1862 – Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)

1890 – Prince of Wales opens 1st underground station (Stockwell, London)

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st US female gov (Wyoming)

1939 – 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill

1950 – US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea

1970 – Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1979 – 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
1979 – 500 Iranian “students” seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)

1984 – Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

1994 – San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

Writing… lalala laaaaaaaa!

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The Writer is In!

It’s the season of the writer… which doesn’t sound as cool as it’s the season of the Witch. But you get the gist! lol

Yep, I’m writing in both NaNoWriMo, and NaBloPoMo! Sweet! cause obviously I either 1) love to write, 2) love to have more than one project at a time, or 3)I’m quite mental! LOL

And yep, I’m thinking a few people will go for #3. 😀

So what to write about;

I know!! Let’s write about our cute little fuzzy plot bunnies. Wha? I think that’s a brilliant topic for today. Honestly, I’ve had three to four outlines started for my NaNoWriMo, and yes, I can ‘see’ mentally my cute widdle fuzzy bunnies. If you are a fic writer, you totally understand this, and I’m not crazy! (Okay, you! Yeah YOU! Shush!) So I’ve three or four bunnies hopping around in my head, when last night, yes; I’m getting a late start to NANOWRIMO. I had to get this sorted! Anywho, the bunnies had a death match of sorts- okay, honestly-they aren’t real bunnies. No Real Fuzzy Bunnies were hurt in this death match. Okay? Thank you!

But there was some growling, and some claws were unsheathed, they are my plot bunnies, and yes… one has mutated. Any who… the others submitted and bowed down to the growly, claw wielding bunny and thus the story can now be told. I’ve had an email that wants me to write the adventures of my plot bunnies. I think that would be brilliant, but I need to engage the services of an artist to help me illustrate that! And that might be my nanowritmo for next year! Thank you!! Hugs! Bunny smooches from the fuzzy ones. >(^.^)< bunny emote

so now, it’s time to go write; actually I need to go reply to a few email’s, and then I can write.

Peace and punctuation!!
LOL Hugs!

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