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text 2017-11-18 15:44
Semi-hilarious update to "oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck"

 

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First of all, I did learn that it was apparently the community media operation that created the messed-up advertisement, although they may have had direction -- including text -- from a member of our group.  That remains to be seen.

 

Second, there's some background to this that I chose not to include, but that has now become mildly amusing.

 

Before each of our events, I compose and send out an email invitation to our "supporters."  These are people who sign up at an event, leaving their name and email address, saying that they wish to be notified of future events.  I've done this for four or five years now, and the list has grown to the point that I have to send the notice out over the course of a day if I don't want Yahoo to shut my account down for spamming!

 

At our last membership meeting earlier this month, I was asked by the president of the group if I would send a copy of the invitation to the membership as well.  I think part of her reason for this was because she didn't trust that I was actually sending it out, or maybe I'm just paranoid.  Anyway, I dutifully sent it out to the membership last week -- a week earlier than it goes to the list.  I received a couple of nice responses, thanking me for doing this volunteer task and complimenting me on how well the text was written.  (No typos, for one thing.)

 

One member, however, chose to criticize me on two points.  One issue was a judgment call; I explained to her why I chose the option I did.  Hardly arguable, since the underlying facts were correct, as she had acknowledged.  The other issue was not arguable at all, since the underlying facts were what she herself had provided.  So I just laughed it off.

 

But when the "oh fuck" item showed up, with all its errors, and the question became does anyone even recognize them -- or care -- I just rolled my eyes and engaged in a lot of swearing.  Then came the chuckle.

 

Last night I received another little "thank you" note from another member of the group.  She addressed me as "Laura."

 

Conclusion -- They don't even know enough to care if they wanted to.

 

Dunning-Kruger rides again!!

 

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review 2017-11-15 22:14
With the Virtue Duo you get an unadulterated make-no-apologies straight-up love triangle.
The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen

Book Title:  Sweetest Venom

Author:  Mia Asher

Narration:  Lucy Rivers & Jeremy York

Series:  Virtue #2

Genre:  Erotica | Romance

Setting:  New York

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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Plot:  3.2/5

Main Characters:  3.5/5

Secondary Characters:  3.5/5

The Feels:  3/5

Pacing:  4/5

Addictiveness:  3.5/5

Theme or Tone:  2.8/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:  3.7/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5:  5+

Total:  3.7/5 STARS - GRADE=B

 

 

 

I went into this knowing it would have too much explicit sex for my liking…and so I wasn't pissed off about that.  I also fast-forwarded through them some, and that helped, too.  I do have to give the narrator's props for reading these sex scenes out loud, because wow, they were raw.  Also some props for the Author, for always keeping it real with the way she writes her sex scenes.  (I suppose I can let it slide the couple times she referred to a vagina as a sex…serious pet-peeve of mine.) 

 

While I had some issues with the MC (Blair is one f'-ed up chic) and the believability of the story...I think, overall, I liked how different this story is…it wasn't cliched like a lot of New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories out these days.  The fate of the love triangle will leave you wondering just which direction it's going in, right up until the very end.

 

Will I read more from this Author? Maybe…

 

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review 2017-11-12 19:31
An easily addictive and fascinating listen set in a ingenuously futuristic San Francisco.
False Hearts - January LaVoy

Book Title:  False Hearts

Author:  Laura Lam

Narration:  January LaVoy

Series:  Pacifica #1 (but reads as a stand-alone)

Genre:  Futuristic | Science Fiction | Mystery

Setting:  San Francisco

Source:  Own Audible Audiobook

 

 

 

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Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4.7/5

Pacing:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5+/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5+/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  nope

Steam Factor 0-5:  4

Total:  5/5 STARS - GRADE=A+

 

 

 

A futuristic setting where we have flying cars, flesh parlors, and stasis for people who commit crimes. A seemingly meek society where there is virtually no crime…or is there?  There are so many intriguing aspects to this…from conjoined twins who are separated and given false (mechanical) hearts to cult living and so much more…a must read for anyone that likes a complex setting mixed with hidden corruption with a splash of romance. I was addicted to this marvelous narrator's voice, so much so, that I want to listen to more books she's narrated.

 

Will I continue this series?  Oh yes, this world that Laura Lam has created has me hooked.

 

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text 2017-11-11 17:14
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text 2017-11-11 17:00
What I've been doing while I've been gone

This is the one I showed you the other day, my red and black jasper from Brenda, AZ.  Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well in indoor lighting.

 

 

This morning I got outside while the sun was at the right angle for photography and got some better shots.

 

 

A couple of  days ago, when I was lamenting my lack of enthusiasm for making jewelry, I sat myself down and collected some determination, along with a small blob of agate a friend had picked up while hiking along the Colorado River.  He brings me handfuls of "really neat rocks" every once in a while, and I tumble them.  A few turn out pretty cool.  This one polished beautifully, but proved to be quite a challenge to wrap.  I persisted and finished it this morning.

 

 

Many wire-wrappers just  wind all the loose ends around the top, or they cut the ends off and let it go at that.  I'm compulsive about tucking in the ends.

 

 

 

 

 

My signature pieces are the Angel Feathers.  They are, quite frankly, a bitch to wrap.  They also sell well, and since I have several shows coming up, I need to replenish inventory.

 

 

 

 

Now I have to get back to work.  See y'all later!

 

 

 

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