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Weekend Challenge: Labor Day

Greetings, Campers!

For those in the US, Happy Labor Day Weekend. For all con-goers... BLESS YOU.

I know there's been a lot of quotes going around Weekend Challenges, lately.. but I was at a loss for a good non-quote theme. So, quotes you get. I dug around The Google for some wise words on WORK (so, y'know.. accuracy may vary), and have 76 for you to choose from.

As always, rewards are available in the form of icons, sigatgs (specify your landcomm team, of course) or a quick drabble in a fandom we both share. ((or, if anyone wants to bank words, and wants to volunteer reward words, feel free to let me know!))

Request however many quotes you'd like, between 1-76!

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kaige68
Aug. 31st, 2018 01:56 pm (UTC)
Can I have #14?
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 01:57 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: You can't have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic. - Unknown

Happy Writing!
kaige68
Aug. 31st, 2018 02:41 pm (UTC)
274 words toward an M7 fic - THANK YOU!
“Here.” Vasquez put a hammer and a tape measure on the table top poked the screen of the lap top down a bit.

Faraday eyed the tools as if they might bite him, but he closed the computer then looked up at his new co-worker. “And what is it that you think I’m going to do with those?”

Vasquez rolled his eyes. “Work, actual work.”

Crossing his arms, Joshua sat upright in his chair. “I think I should be offended that you don’t think I’m actually working. Like I’m just watching porn or somethin’.”

“Are you?”

Faraday smiled, smug and ear to ear. “Not just.”

Vasquez rolled his eyes again and added a huff. “There is real work to be done. I need help at the book store. You’re the only one not working.” He started to walk away.

“You know,” Faraday called after the man as he stood and followed. “That is actual work. What I’ve been doing all day. We don’t get this thing funded and we’re dead in the water. It ain’t easy getting people to gamble good money on a project like this. Throwing a coat of paint up s’not gonna get it done. Especially when we’re up against B-“

Vasquez interrupted as he checked his watch and headed into the book store. “It’s after five everywhere. You are done being charming for the day.”

“Exactly, V. We can call it a day-“

“Million dollar dream and a minimum wage work ethic. We need to replace some floor boards. Measure twice and cut once, Guero.” Vasquez pointed to the place where he’d pulled up warped boards and said no more.
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: 274 words toward an M7 fic - THANK YOU!
WOOOOOOOOOOOO Showoff. ;)
kaige68
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: 274 words toward an M7 fic - THANK YOU!
Boss is on the road and this is the only count I've got to show for this month. Seriously, thank you for that!
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: 274 words toward an M7 fic - THANK YOU!
LOL Glad to assist with the nefarious-ness!
helsinkibaby
Aug. 31st, 2018 01:58 pm (UTC)
Can I try 4 8 and 28 please?
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 02:03 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. - Unknown

Your quote is: You wasted $150,000 on an education you could have got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library. - Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting)

Your quote is: Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

Happy Writing!
agdhani
Aug. 31st, 2018 02:10 pm (UTC)
Let's try 10 and 15...
and hope my muses cooperate this weekend.
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 02:13 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Your quote is: I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the lover of it. I live it. - Maya Angelou

Happy Writing!
agdhani
Sep. 3rd, 2018 06:42 pm (UTC)
it won't let me past the whole bit here...but I fed the plot bunny and managed to sorta work both concepts into this section:

The streets were wet. Any more, the streets were always wet it seemed, a near constant drizzle filling most days and nights, punctuated by the occasional deluge that gushed along the curbed street-sides in search of a drain that was not plugged with coffee cups, paper food wrappers, plastic bags and the other flotsam and jetsam mankind so easily tossed away without thought or care.

They cared about so very little.

Turning the collar of his rain-slick trench coat up to block out the creeping draft his blue and gold tartan scarf failed to prevent, he side-stepped the drunk who staggered into him, a derelict seeking refuge in this particular doorway from the damp but stumbling on when he realized the crevice was already occupied by the stocky bald man in a wide brimmed fedora.

It was not his girth nor presence that was the deterrent, however. He knew this, the way he knew so many things. There were three sorts. Always three sorts. The drunk just happened to be one of them.

With the rain dripping from the brim of his hat, he tilted his head to look up at the dull gray tower of a building across the street, a collective network of rooms housing the poor, the wretched, the downtrodden and persecuted. It was no different, really, then any other on this street, or the streets in the immediate vicinity, men and women penniless and poor of spirit who had nowhere else to go, nothing else to do except scrape and slither through the damp underbelly in effort to live and eke out some measure of play and pleasure

Most, however, rarely rose to greatness, despite their consistent, dogged efforts. Most, caught in the throes of those pursuits, barely survived.
kitmerlot1213
Aug. 31st, 2018 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love quotes as prompts :):)

Can I have #'s 13, 46 and 73?
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 03:27 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. - Newt Gingrich

Your quote is: Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson

Your quote is: Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happy Writing!
asphaltcowgrrl
Aug. 31st, 2018 03:51 pm (UTC)
You can never go wrong with quotes, honestly. Or music lyrics.

May I have #9 please? I need to catch up on my challenges here soon. *sigh*
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 04:01 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson

Happy Writing!
asphaltcowgrrl
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:51 pm (UTC)
This is a great prompt! And three sentences in I'm already off track and on a superstition kick. *sigh* But words, right?
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:51 pm (UTC)
LMAO. Sorry not sorry? ;)
asphaltcowgrrl
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:57 pm (UTC)
Never be sorry! I was going to go with luck and work some superstitions in and my research took me down a dark path and now I'm dying over some of these things I'm finding. One of my characters is a Romani born and raised in Romania. I knew the Romani were superstitious, but I had no idea that Romanians were as well.

This is the best though: You should be careful if your nose itches: that means that you might get beaten/slapped.

I may never scratch my nose again. LMAO. THIS PROMPT IS PURE GOLD THANK YOU. One of these days I might actually fill a prompt with something that actually relates to the prompt!
asphaltcowgrrl
Sep. 1st, 2018 03:46 pm (UTC)
Okay - DONE!

Better Lucky than Good

And now maybe I should go to the grocery store so my family doesn't starve. *shifty eyes*
erinm_4600
Sep. 2nd, 2018 07:14 pm (UTC)
Did you make it to the store?
asphaltcowgrrl
Sep. 3rd, 2018 12:33 am (UTC)
I did! We have food again. :D
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hi! I would take three random quotes- any that have not been spoken for yet.
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:39 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. - Tyler Perry

Your quote is: Most people give up when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from the winning touchdown. - Ross Perot

Your quote is: If you can't outplay them, outwork them. - Ben Hogan

Happy Writing!
crookedspoon
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:35 pm (UTC)
21 please!
erinm_4600
Aug. 31st, 2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
Your quote is: Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing

Happy Writing!
cmk418
Sep. 1st, 2018 12:35 am (UTC)
May I have 5, 18, & 32? It's a 3-day weekend and I'm hoping the muse will strike.
erinm_4600
Sep. 1st, 2018 12:51 am (UTC)
Your quote is: Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. - Gordon B. Hinckley

Your quote is: Leadership is more than just being able to cross the t's and dot the i's. It's about character and integrity and work ethic. - Steve Largent

Your quote is: I'm a firm believer in if you work hard you should play hard. So I try to keep my life as balanced as possible to keep my sanity. - Alicia Sacramone

Happy Writing!
flipflop_diva
Sep. 2nd, 2018 03:37 am (UTC)
Late to the party but could I get 27, 57 and 74? Thank youuuu! <333
erinm_4600
Sep. 2nd, 2018 07:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry - LJ was down last night, for whatever reason

Your quote is: I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out. - Theodore Roosevelt

Your quote is: Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele

Your quote is: If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. - Jim Rohn

Happy Writing!
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