September 8th, 2021

Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Joan

Word of the Day 09/08/21 Alma Mater

Alma Mater (noun)
alma mater [ ahl-muh -mah-ter, al-; al-muh -mey-ter ]


noun
1. a school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usually, from which one has graduated.
2. the official anthem of a school, college, or university.

WORDS RELATED TO ALMA MATER
academy, college, institution, old school, university

Origin: < Latin: nourishing (i.e., dear) mother

HOW TO USE ALMA MATER IN A SENTENCE
The portrait of her that once hung at Oxford University, her alma mater, was quietly placed in storage.
AUNG SAN SUU KYI FACES NEW CHARGES AFTER THE COUP. CAN MYANMAR'S DEMOCRACY SURVIVE WITHOUT HER?|AMY GUNIA|FEBRUARY 3, 2021|TIME

George McDonald, the Wolfpack’s previous wide receivers coach, was recently hired at Illinois, his alma mater.
MARYLAND FOOTBALL STAFF FACES MORE TURNOVER WITH THE DEPARTURE OF MULTIPLE ASSISTANTS|EMILY GIAMBALVO|JANUARY 26, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

Luckily, Koney found work as a teaching assistant at his alma mater — a role that didn’t just put food on the table but also had him helping students build solar go-karts, robotic farm assistants and more.
THE AIRBNB FOR FARMS FINDS FERTILE SOIL IN GHANA|DANIEL MALLOY|NOVEMBER 18, 2020|OZY

She remembers a girl with a dream to attend the University of Virginia, the alma mater of her father, who died of cancer when Yeardley was in ninth grade.
YEARDLEY LOVE’S MOTHER HAS SPENT A DECADE WORKING TO END RELATIONSHIP ABUSE|TAYLOR DEVILLE|NOVEMBER 11, 2020|WASHINGTON POST

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

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me an

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Crossover Challenge



Well, this is a first for me as I’ve never helped out on any of the challenges before, but I said I would help haldoor so here we go with some ideas for the Crossovers Challenge!

This challenge runs until October 15th. You have just over 5 weeks to create something – whether it be 1,000 words or any of 10 icons/5 banners/a wallpaper, if you are graphically inclined. I found myself doing a a lot of inadvertent crossovers during the Rare Pairs challenge and it was a hell of a lot of fun!

A couple of prompts to perhaps tempt your muse into cooperating:

1. Character A has been asked to help out Character B, leading to a whole new set of characters to play off!
2. It’s wedding season! What if one of your favourite characters from Fandom A goes to a wedding and meets a character from Fandom B?
3. There is nothing better than getting two baddies together – what about your favourite baddie from Fandom A working with your favourite from Fandom B?

So far, I’ve managed to get Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer working with Eric Northman from True Blood, and Spike from Buffy hooking up with Damon from The Vampire Diaries! The possibilities are endless!

Feel free to comment with suggestions of your own – no matter how outlandish, I’m sure there’s a home for it! My mind is turning over the idea of Shepherd from Stargate Atlantis helping John Crichton from Farscape which is out there to say the least!

And as a sweetener (as if one was needed), there will be participation banners at the end of it all, adding to the amazing word/graphics count of the community! So what are you waiting for? Get going!
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Monday on Wednesday

Well, in expected fashion, I put a reminder in my calendar, watched it pop up and then promptly forgot about it until now, after 7pm on Wed night... I'm reminded of one of my favourite Douglas Adams quotes: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

Anyhoo, better late than never! So how is your week going? Mine has been crazy busy at work, which I'm currently doing from a full lockdown at home again (Level 4) - we've just started our 4th week of it here in Auckland, while the rest of NZ gets to ease up to Level 2 as most of the current Delta outbreak of Covid19 has happened here in our fair city. The good news is that daily infection rates have dropped from the 70 per day of a week ago to only 15 today. This means we may be able to go to Level 3 next week, which for many is good news as they can get their take-away coffees again. Personally, I'm happy with instant (Philistine that I apparently am), or a pot of Hawaiian chocolate macadamia filter coffee on occasion (yes, Amy, I still have a few packs left!). I will be happy to be able to get the odd meal delivered and/or pick up food and other items once we get there, all the same, even if I'm too wary to go too far!

Right, on with Monday business! I'm posting from my phone again, so you'll have to look up the usual links, like Word of the Day, Weekend Challenge, Torrid Tuesday, A-Z, Numbers etc, as well as our new long challenge, Crossovers, but you know how to find the tags!

If you're doing Big Buddy, you should be at about 27% of your monthly goal. How's that going?

And today's flash challenge is: Marathon. Do with it what you will, but as any words you get go towards our total, you can pat yourself on the back for having done them!

Have I missed anything? How about we discuss our latest creative efforts apart from words or graphics? What are you making or have you made lately that you're having fun of some kind with? I'm still going on my crochet temperature blanket, although I'm stalled halfway through July as I've once again run out of a colour! I'll have to order more, if I can find enough other bits to add in to make the $12 delivery fee worthwhile.

I've been knitting peggy squares in between times, and have done about 10 of them with scraps of leftover yarn. The idea with that will be to knit enough to make a baby blanket to give to a hospital charity that offers them to new mothers, who can't afford much, when they take their babies home after giving birth.

And I've also just designed my Christmas cards for this year - I've been making them myself for about 25 years now, and I really enjoy coming up with a new idea each year. I'm pretty happy with this year's design, so now I can begin making them in earnest! I'll make around 50 to send to friends & family both in NZ and overseas.

And that's Monday on Wednesday for this week! Let's keep being creative out there!

My Love

Daily challenge to Dreamy

So I hurt my shoulder during my last seizure and I am thankful that I have a few of my stories on google docs so I can work on them on my phone as writing is hard on a laptop. I managed to get almost 2k written on my phone for a few challenges so I am happy about that. I will be even more happy when I can use my laptop again.

Off to you Dreamy may your muses be kind.