A friend shared this with me and I warned her that I was totally stealing it because sometimes, it’s so totally true! “I will make you happy,” said Life. “But first I will make you strong.”
Yanni or Laurel? The science behind this is interesting and truthfully? The first time I heard it on the morning news, I heard Yanni very clearly. Later, I heard it on my phone and I heard Laurel. The blue or gold dress? That puppy was gold and white all the way!
Have you heard about Cockygate? A little-known romance author somehow slipped a registered trademark request through the massive (and sometimes both lazy and stupid) bureaucracy for the word “Cocky” and then issued take-down notices. Amazon complied. LOTS of people, including lawyers got involved. It apears that someone else is trying it with the world “Forever” with regards to romance novels. Yeah…one of the big boy publishers has a Forever imprint. I hope they’re on top of this, along with all the authors with the word in their titles and series titles. They should all be filing objections. Oh, and at RWA’s insistence, Amazon reinstated those titles.
Speaking of Amazon, they’re killing the Kindle World platform. World creators are scrambling, as are the authors who wrote in those worlds. That includes me. I’ve written in four worlds. Each author is doing something a little difference. Amazon swears that if a reader bought the book, it will remain in their library. Some books may be republished and I suppose some sort of disclaimer will be involved stating the book was previously part of Kindle Worlds and you might already own a copy. It’s a total mess and just takes more time when I have a butt-load of deadlines to meet. 🙄
So, the Daily Caller went onto a campus and asked students who they’d rather date, a convicted felon or a Trump supporter. Given today’s political climate you can guess at the majority of answers. Works for me. We need less young and stupid in the gene pool.
It’s funny how high-level business negotiations are so much different from political ones. Been there on the sidelines a time or ten, very glad I was only an observer/note-taker rather than one of the negotiators. Politicians are totally clueless and so are so many who are going into melt-down. That’s kinda fun to watch too. I’m all perverted like that.
Today is the gateway to summer. Here in the States, I hope most of us will pause in the celebration of lakes, pools, and BBQs to remember those men and women who died serving our country so that we can celebrate lakes, pools, and BBQs.
Have a safe and sane long holiday weekend here, and a safe and sane normal weekend elsewhere. Who has plans?