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August 5th, 2019

Word of the Day 08/05/19 Remora

Remora (noun)
remora [ rem-er-uh ]


noun
1. any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving object.
2. Archaic. an obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.

Origin: 1560–70; < Latin: literally, delay, hindrance, derivative of remorārī to linger, delay, equivalent to re- re- + morārī to delay

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

Hello, It's Monday....

Woo hoo! Happy Monday. Well, as happy as Monday gets, I guess. :} The work week is getting off to a peaceful start here, and for that I'm grateful. After tomorrowish it should be the usual chaos, but we'll see.

Aside from work, I am looking forward to going for a few runs in somewhat milder weather - I can definitely feel that it's August and not blazing hot July, which is great for enjoying time spent outdoors. I'm working on a knitting project for a gift, and have a couple of plot bunnies that have been creeping up on me, playing in the grass a few steps away and threatening to demand to be written. So... hopefully words.

How is your week going, and what kinds of creativity do you hope to get up to?

Here's a Flash Challenge in case you can use one:  Summer Daze.  Do with it what you will, and if you post it here I'll happily make you an icon or two.

This past week's challenges have been:

Weekend Challenge: Mob Week. I'll spare you my badly written Edward G. Robinson immitation.

Words of the Day: Remora, Ben Trovato, Svengali, Tripping, Cosplay, Jubilate, Convoluted, Orgulous

A to Z challenge:  E  and  Numbers Challenge: 434

August Daily Count Challenge is here if you need a reminder of your dates.

Wasn't the pool party fun this year? It was great to see the posts pop up. I had fun playing in a new pool. August Rush is hours away - enjoy!

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