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Awesome Monday!

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Well hello there! Are you feeling very awesome today? Very excited for the upcoming week? Month? Year?

I know, I know, slow down. Baby steps. So let’s start with doing Amazing Mondays again! I KNOW, RIGHT? I’m all asquee!!!

I need to send out a very special thanks to sharpiesgal for picking up the torch and running with it for so long. YOU ROCK!!!

Moving forward we’re going to bounce it around between a few of us, and hopefully we’ll be getting things in full swing again!

Now, tell me, what wonderful things are you looking forward to in the next week? Are you making all the words? Do you have a day off with big doings planned?

What's up with me this week? In less than a week I hit my 10 year anniversary at work. I’ve had a few jobs in my life and two of them were with companies that I ended up staying with for 11 years. So that’s a bit of a tick in my brain. I’ve never worked anywhere longer than 11 years. Hitting 10 makes it feel like I might be coming up to that 11 year itch. Although, to be honest, I’m not feeling all that itchy. Both of the others I was very itchy at 10. I like my job, I feel like my boss thinks I do a good job, better than others he’s run into. When I asked for help, I was able to hire someone, when I need more help I’m given the go-ahead to give my assistant more hours. I feel valued and appreciated, so I’m kind of excited to be moving into the 11th year without the itch. Now, if only I could find time for words! *headdesk*

We are switching things up a bit with our Monday posts.

1 – FLASH CHALLLENGE – Your amazing Monday prompt is - MAGNIFICENT Give me 100 words or a graphic for the fabulous sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:
WotD Breader - GiaW Diary - WotD Sycophant - GiaW Monolog - E - WWoW - WotD Jannock - GiaW Non-Fic - WotD Denouement - 77 - WotD Silver-tongued - WC Angry quotes - Say What

And 3 – Big Buddy 18% - Are you all on schedule?
agdhani - 5,400
simplyn2deep - 900
asphaltcowgrrl - 2,700
severina2001 - 2,700
craterdweller - 540
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org – 5,400
cmk418 - 900
katleept - 7,560
fairyniamh - 500
flipflop_diva - 2,520
csichick_2 - 2,180
chokolattejedi - 9,000


This post was created in advance and not posted live. Challenge posts may not be the entirety of the previous week.


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Feb. 5th, 2018 09:54 am (UTC)
It is 1:53 a.m. and I have to be up for school in 3 hours and 22 minutes. It's the first day of spring semester and my first class is at 8 a.m. Ha! Omg!

But I'm looking forward to it

When I get home I'll see if I can get out around 1000 words before tackling my homework.
Feb. 5th, 2018 01:47 pm (UTC)
You got this! The semester and the words! And hopefully some sleep too. ;)
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Feb. 5th, 2018 12:18 pm (UTC)
I'm up to 2010 on my Word Count so I'm glad I upped my challenge from last month.

This Tuesday, the church choir that I am part of is singing the National Anthem at a St Louis Blues game. I'm a huge hockey fan (if you couldn't tell by some of my writing) so this is a pretty big deal.

Congrats on your work anniversary- ten years is a big deal. I'll admit I'm jealous that your boss let you hire an assistant. When I asked for help, he mumbled something about making sure his assistant (who wouldn't be my first choice) was cross trained on my job and then promptly forgot about it.

Off to work on the flash prompt.
Feb. 5th, 2018 12:35 pm (UTC)
He woke up at 3AM. When he was at Penicton, it was a nightly occurrence. Most nights he’d just roll over and go back to sleep. Here at Somerset, he wanted to do something else. He rolled out of bed, pulled on a jacket and a pair of jeans and slipped shoes on his feet. He opened his door and locked it behind him before heading down the stairs to the front door. The attendant at the front desk barely gave him a glance as he slipped out into the night. There was a chill in the air that filled his lungs as he inhaled. It was magnificent, reminding him of that first step onto the ice that he’d imagined so many times. He glanced up into the night sky, looking at the myriad of stars. He hadn’t done this since he was a kid and went camping with the Boy Scouts. He didn’t know a thing about the constellations other than Orion’s Belt and the Big Dipper, but tonight it didn’t matter. What mattered was that he was able to do this. What mattered was that he was free.
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Feb. 5th, 2018 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks to bingo and some word wars I'm ahead of the game :) Woohoo!
Feb. 5th, 2018 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! Those word wars really helped.
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Feb. 5th, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
It was my pleasure to help out.

Congrats on the work anniversary. I'm not far behind you. My tenth with Wally World is in May.

Not many words right now, but plenty of ideas.

Anybody needs a plot bunny or three, I've got several busy munching carrots just waiting to help folks out with their evilness. ;)
Feb. 5th, 2018 05:31 pm (UTC)
Holy moly, remind me to send you a purple heart for that work achievement. :D

Ideas are good though, words don't come without them. Hopefully the words catch up to your ideas.

I'd say sure, hit me with a plot bunny, but I'm eyeball deep in another one of yours so... :D
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Feb. 5th, 2018 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously LMAO at your disclaimer at the bottom. Hah!

Congrats on the upcoming anniversary! I've been at this job for 20 years now and, although there are days when I want to BURN IT ALL DOWN, I'm extremely lucky to work for the people that I do. It makes me happy to know that you enjoy your job and are as comfortable as you are with it. :D

Er - not quite to where I should be for Big Buddy, but I'm only about 1k shy, which is easy enough for me to make up. That's part of my goal for the week. The rest is finishing this darn library book so I can move on!

Happy Monday y'all!

ETA: I'm being work-avoidant and now you have five icons!

Edited at 2018-02-05 05:59 pm (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2018 06:11 pm (UTC)
I actually did go in over the weekend and update with the bingo and someone who signed up for BB. More because of the BB than the bingo.

20 years? WOW! and yeah, I do have the burn the place down moments. But when I'm calm I do recall how good he is to me.

Excellent icons!

I have the big 5-0 this year and have been looking for places to travel, it's as expensive to go to Cardiff as it is to go to California. But Cardiff has more castles. ;)
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Feb. 5th, 2018 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty close to my 18% for the month - thanks to the weekend challenge prompts from a couple of weeks ago that popped a bunch of bunnies for me.

I'm hoping to finish up a fic this week and get back to my symmetrina. And maybe pick up a WIP, too, though I think that one's going to need some research.

I also signed up to do some artwork of one kind or another for the H50 Big Bang - looking forward to picking a fic to create something for.

Other thing I'm looking forward to is March being another week closer, lol. 42 days until spring!
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
I am so fart behind, sorry.

This all sounds great and inspiring! GO YOU!!!!!
Feb. 6th, 2018 02:58 am (UTC)
Big Buddy: Almost there at 8,648 words and 21 images. I intend to rock the bingo, though, and catch up. :D
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
You're doing awesome!!!
Feb. 6th, 2018 04:47 am (UTC)
Only 804 words so far. A little behind, but easy to make-up.
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
You got this!
Feb. 6th, 2018 04:50 am (UTC)
not sure why work is so crazy right now...its been like non stop since the beginning of January.
But I did make it to 10k tonight...some RP writing, some NaNo editing, and some final touchups to the formatting of the soon to be published book...

So that's something.

No idea what the rest of the week will bring except more craziness.
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
Lookit you kicking butt!
Feb. 8th, 2018 09:22 am (UTC)

You have been there that long already? Wow, I remember when you finished the last one!!! We have been friends now for something like 13 years!!!  And I just passed my 25th anniversary in my workplace, 20 years in the same actual job there last July. I feel so old some days...

I have been so not awesome this week because of puppy-related things (I'm exhausted and he's not even my main responsibility!!!) and starting back at work after 2 & 1/2 weeks away, a funeral and some running around. So no words yet and I haven't even followed up with my monthly challengers to set up any kind of schedule for March onwards (sorry everyone), but will get to that as soon as I can.

After a difficult Thursday at work, being awesome for the rest of this week will just involve getting thru tomorrow without further issue, and then coming home to relax in front of tv with a stiff drink, I think!  Next week will hopefully be better!

Feb. 12th, 2018 09:34 pm (UTC)
I think we've been friends longer than that! I know I was writing lost fic at my old apartment when I was at the electrician and that was before Borders which was before here. It feels like a long time ago, and not so much either. Although, maybe I wasn't at Borders as long as I think I was (was not a job to celebrate an anniversary at).

I hope your week got better, and that Remus is settling in.

I'm so insanely behind. *headdesk*
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Feb. 10th, 2018 09:41 pm (UTC)
a short little 'across the room' scene taken from a bigger work between Frank Castle and Jessica Jones...

No spoilers and no warnings necessary:

That’s just magnificent, yeah? Frank muttered to himself, spotting Jessica across the room as he tugged at the uncomfortable collar of the suit he’d agreed to wear to this thing. While he didn’t have anything against weddings…or against Valentine’s Day…both brought back uncomfortable, unpleasant memories of things he’d rather not think about. Only Cassie begging him to come as part of the family she was coaxing him ever deeper into had convinced him, though he’d been pretty damned sure he was going to hate every minute of being here. Only his hopes of running into Murdock had provided enough incentive to push him to accept.

Knowing Jessica would be here might have helped sway his decision too, but honestly, he had not thought she’d bother to show up. She looked as uncomfortable in this place as he felt…and that was saying something. She seemed the sort to not really be comfortable anywhere.

As for Frank, that was a skill he was working on.

He caught her eye across the room and nodded. That was greeting enough, wasn’t it? Mind-blowing sex didn’t mean they had obligations…did it? If she wanted to talk to him, she would. And the day was still young. Plenty of time for that. Yeah, he thought again, heading straight for the bar. Plenty of time.
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:34 pm (UTC)
Feb. 15th, 2018 11:13 pm (UTC)
A Magnificent Valentine Display, The Magnificent Seven modern!AU, Buck/JD, Chris/Vin, Josiah/Nathan, Ezra/Inez, Ensemble, PG/K+
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