May 27th, 2019

Freaks need love too

¡Feliz lunes!

Happy Monday!  And yes, I'm being a lingquistic dork, but y'all ought to be used to that by now.

It’s Memorial Day here in the US and if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying a three-day weekend, congrats.  If you’re stuck working, you have my sympathies.  Been there, done that a few times.  Not much happening here on the West Coast other than it’s gearing up to be a warm week.  In other news, I made a rash decision and adopted a 10-week-old Maine Coon kitten on Saturday. (Pic on my journal here if you need a good AWWW this morning.)

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: kitten.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:

(In doing this, I discovered when I updated my MS Word program hyperlink is now just… link?  And I freaked because I couldn’t find HYPERLINK.  STOP CHANGING THINGS MICROSOFT.)

3. Big Buddy 100%-sh!  How did May treat you?  Did you blow it out of the water or are you still trying to get to that goal?  You have a couple days left still, let’s make it worth it.

asphaltcowgrrl –  20,000
agdhani –  50,000
sharpiesgal –  12,000
jennytork –  20,000/4
simplyn2deep –  3,100/31
cmk418 –  3,000
bizarra –  10,000
jstabe –  10,000
katyastarling – 31,000

Signups for June are here!  Come join us!  It’s fun and it’s free!  Hahaha.

4. The Daily Count challenge is here and I believe there is still time to sign up.

5. May’s Musical Challenge is winding down, but go check the songifc tag for inspiration.  And because I am totally out of the loop due to being out of commission for half of April and a chunk of May… I have no idea what June’s challenge is going to be.  If H or K or whomever is running June’s challenge would let me know, I’ll update so we can all know.  And to quote one of my favorite 80’s cartoons: And knowing is half the battle.

I think that’s it.  Chime in and let us know how you did last week and what you’ve got planned to make this week amazing.  Personally, I’m going to load a cowboy onto my Kindle and cuddle with a cat or three. 
roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 05/27/19 Jomo

Jomo (noun)
JOMO or jo·mo [ joh-moh ]


noun Slang.
1. a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be doing: You can’t feel the good vibes of JOMO until you stop obsessing over everyone else’s Facebook postings.

See also FOMO.

Origin: First recorded in 2000–05; j(oy) o(f) m(issing) o(ut)

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOMO
The sons of Idi Amin, Daniel Arap Moi, and Jomo Kenyatta could not manage the power their fathers tried to give them.
DICTATORS' SONS, FROM EGYPT TO LIBYA, ARE DOOMED|STEPHEN KINZER|FEBRUARY 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Music week

Going to the Chapel?

Yeah, it's one the best parts of a wedding, the music! No matter if you are friend, family, distant acquaintance, plus one, or the bride and groom, music can make the day.

Electric Slide - Chicken Dance - Shout


Tin roof! Rusted!

Young man, are you listening to me?

I got all my sisters with me

'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened

There's a party goin' on right here

hold on to the feelin'



Van Morrison ~ Whitney Houston ~ Etta James



I showed this list to a co-worker, her reply was "Yep, my aunts have all danced drunk to that." So maybe your characters only dance drunk at weddings, or maybe they are learning all the steps to the Boot scootin' boogie, or maybe the Macarena is their jam!