July 6th, 2020

mattw

Steamin' Hot Monday!

Well, here we are again!  If you’re in the US, how was your 4th of July weekend?  If you’re somewhere else, hope you had an amazing weekend, too.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: coffee.  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 is at 19%!  How are we doing so far?  It’s really early in the month though, so don’t despair!  I’m just about on track, which is a beautiful thing.

asphaltcowgrrl – 3,000
agdhani –    13,000
cmk418 –   600
bizarra –     2,000
skargasm – 3,000
thatwasjustadream – 1,000
flipflop_diva – 3,000


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

4. The Daily Count challenge schedule is here so go forth and check when you’re up next!

5. Our current monthly challenge is 5+1!  Challenge ends on July 15th, so that gives you plenty of time to grab one of the amazing prompts that have been posted and have fun with it.  Rules are here and you can find the prompts in the tag here.

Special note: I saw that Haldoor was looking for weekend challenge volunteers.  I’m not sure if she’s still looking or not, but the post is here if you’re interested.

That’s it from me for now.  I hope you have a great week ahead of you.  Stay cool if it’s as hot there as it is here, or stay warm if you’re lucky enough to not be sweltering even with the AC running!  Hah!
NSYNC::fan for life

Word of the Day 07/06/20 Jury-rig

Jury-rig (noun, verb)
jury-rig [ joo r-ee-rig ]


noun
1. Nautical. a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig that has been disabled, lost overboard, etc.
2. any makeshift arrangement of machinery or the like.

verb (used with object), ju·ry-rigged, ju·ry-rig·ging.
3. to assemble quickly or from whatever is at hand, especially for temporary use: to jury-rig stage lights using automobile headlights.
4. Nautical. to replace (a rudder, mast, etc.) with a jury-rig: We jury-rigged a fore-topmast after the storm had snapped ours off.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH JURY-RIG
jerry-built

Origin: First recorded in 1780–90

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR JURY-RIG
She's helpless; we're not, for we've got a jury-rig under the bows.
"WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD" AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SEA|MORGAN ROBERTSON

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-TEAM

June Count!

Time to announce the June count!

We are doing so well, everyone! I know we're going to hit TWO Million any day now!

YAY EVERYONE!!!

Image word: 313 x 1,000. This puts us up by a wonderful 77 from last month's figures!

Written word: 1,492,013. We're up a fantastic 248,962 from last month's figures, so you have made great progress!

1_million_words Total words to date 2020: 1,805,013


WOOHOO!!!

Big virtual hugs and actual cheers to everyone who got us this far in a very difficult year. You guys are

AWESOME!!!

Now, keep grabbing some of those 5 + 1 prompts and whatever else you can find, and...

Let's be creative out there!!! ;-)