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August 12th, 2019

Happy Monday!

August got here fast, didn’t it?  My kid is lamenting the fact that today is the first day back to school.  But, on the bright side, it is her senior year so… maybe she won’t hate it as much?

Reminders:

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

2. Last week’s challenges:

3. Big Buddy 39% (or close enough)!  How are you doing so far this month?  I’m a good 2k behind, but that’s something I can catch up on given some quiet time. Hahaha.

asphaltcowgrrl –  7,800
agdhani –  19,500
sharpiesgal –  5,460
jennytork –  cmk418 –   1,950
bizarra –   3,900
jstabe –  3,900
flipflop_diva – 3,900
dracosdreamer - 780

August’s post is here, there’s always time to join in!

4. The Daily Count challenge is here in case you need to check and see when you’re up next. 

5. August’s challenge is the ever popular August Rush!  Week one is done, but you still have plenty of time to jump in and/or catch up.  You can check the tag here.

Here’s to hoping that August is treating you well.  Chime in below and let us know what you’re doing this week to make it awesome!   

August Rush Day 6!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 6 of August Rush! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

Here are the Rules



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Word of the Day 08/11/19 Qua

Qua (adverb)
qua [ kwey, kwah ]


adverb
1. as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.


Origin: 1640–50; < Latin qua feminine ablative singular of qui who

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUA
Nihil tamen a matrice alienatur a qua proprietates suas ducit.
HISTORY OF DOGMA, VOLUME 2 (OF 7)|ADOLPH HARNACK

Qua describitur autoris navigatio, quæque in mari vidit memoriæ prodenda: Villegagnonis in America gesta, etc.
THE RISE OF THE HUGENOTS, VOL. 1 (OF 2)|HENRY MARTYN BAIRD

A sister is a creature whose very property and tendency (qua sister) is to alienate herself, not to gather round your centre.
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 2|THOMAS DE QUINCEY

They hated Englishmen, qua Englishmen, and made no secret of it.
IRELAND AS IT IS|ROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)

When I say “we,” I mean mankind generally, for things may exist qua one man and not qua another.
THE NOTE-BOOKS OF SAMUEL BUTLER|SAMUEL BUTLER

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

Word of the Day 08/12/19 Popple

Popple (verb, noun)
popple [ pop-uh?l ]


verb (used without object), pop·pled, pop·pling.
1. to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water.

noun
2. a poppling motion.


Origin: 1300–50; Middle English poplen; imitative; see -le

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

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