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  2. I broke my middle finger T_T

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    2. wildone


      Come on Lacey, tell the truth, you flipped me the bird as you were running away with my leg and laughing like a maniac. Then tripped because you didn't see that speed bump and fell and broke the finger :gikkle:

    3. Arpeggio


      It's true. It's karma for stealing your leg! 

    4. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Poor Lacey. Hope you mend quickly. :kiss:

  3. Fly by and kick the little blue fluffy one!! 😆

  4. Check-in for tomorrow at 5:45 am, with surgery scheduled at 7.

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    2. Daddydavek


      Good Luck!

    3. Reader1810


      Thinking good thoughts for you, Renee. :hug:

    4. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      Thank you.

  5. Hi Cezdon, are you in the UK or Downunder?

    Regards Preston

  6. Yes, Happy B-Day to you!


    My little brother ate

    all the scrabble tiles


    and his poop makes

    more sense than you do







    It will either warm  their

    hearts or piss them off.


    Either way you win.        







    All of these are in order











    With her marriage, she got

    a new name and a dress.








    Show me a piano falling down a mine

    shaft, and I'll show you a flat minor.








    We say perfume disappears because of evaporation.

    Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people    

    forget to put the top on.                                                   









    If you think dogs don't know how to count, try this:


    Put three dog biscuits in your pocket and                

    give him only two of them.                                          










    19 August





    Nat. Soft Ice Cream Day

    Internat. Bow Day


    Nat. Aviation Day

    World Humanitarian Day

    'Black Cow' Root Beer Float Day

    God's Preeminence Day(3rd Sun

                                                             / in Aug)

    Internat. Orangutan Day

    Nat. Hot and Spicy Food Day

    Nat. Potato Day

    World Photo Day

    Nat. Sandcastle and Sculpture Day



    19 August


    1991 - Race riots break out in the Crown Heights area of

                 New York city

    The violent race riots broke out between African-American and

    Orthodox Jewish residents of Crown Heights after 2 children

    were accidentally run down by the motorcade of Menachem

    Mendel Schneerson, a leader of the Orthodox Jews. This

    resulted in a 3-day long riot that ended in the death of 2 men

    and several injuries.


    1978 - A fire at the Rex Cinema in Abadan, Iran, kills over

                 400 people

    The incident which is considered to be a run-up to the Iranian

    Revolution occurred during the screening of The Deers, a film

    by Iranian director Masoud Kimiai. It is thought that 4

    extremists locked the gates of the theater and set it on fire.

    Many people at the time believed that the fire was started by

    SAVAK, the Iranian intelligence agency.


    1964 - World’s First Geostationary Satellite is Launched

    Syncom 3, a communications satellite was launched from

    Cape Canaveral in Florida. A geostationary satellite is a

    manmade object that follows the Earth’s rotation around its

    axis. Because of this, it looks like it is not moving in the sky for

    observers on Earth. Like all geostationary satellites, Syncom 3

    was placed in orbit about 22,00 miles from Earth, above the

    Equator and near the International Date Line. The 1964 Tokyo

    Olympics were broadcast to the United States with the help of

    this satellite.


    1960 - Sputnik 5 is launched by USSR

    The Soviet spacecraft carried two dogs, Strelka and Belka,

    who became the first living beings to survive in space.


    1919 - Afghanistan Gains Independence From the United


    The Central Asian country came under British control in 1859,

    The country was considered to be a buffer for the British trade

    in opium and as a frontier to protect their interests in India.

    Despite trying several times to consolidate their rule over

    Afghanistan, the Afghan people remained hostile to British

    control and in 1919, King Amanullah declared Afghanistan to

    be independent from Britain’s protection. The declaration

    launched a war called the Third Anglo-Afghan War, which

    ended with the signing of the Rawalpindi Treaty on this day.

    The treaty granted Afghanistan independence from the British.





    1946 - Bill Clinton

    American politician, 42nd President of the United States


    1942 - Fred Thompson

    American politician, actor


    1919 - Malcolm Forbes

    American publisher


    1883 - Coco Chanel

    French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company


    1871 - Orville Wright

    American aviation pioneer





    1994 - Linus Pauling

    American chemist, activist, Nobel Prize laureate


    1977 - Groucho Marx

    American comedian, actor


    1936 - Federico García Lorca

    Spanish poet, playwright, director


    1895 - John Wesley Hardin

    American outlaw, gunfighter


        14 - Augustus

    Roman emperor





    20 august





    Nat. Radio Day


    Nat. Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

    Cupcake Day(3rd Mon in Aug)

    Nat. Bacon Lover's Day

    Nat. Lemonade Day

    Virtual Worlds Day

    Stay Home with Your Kids Day

                                  / (3rd Mon in Aug)

    World Mosquito Day



    20 August


    1993 - Oslo accords negotiations conclude

    The negotiations for the Oslo Accords were concluded at the

    Fafo Institute in Oslo. The agreement was between Israel and

    the Palestine Liberation Organization. The accords, that were

    eventually signed in Washington D.C. set up the Palestinian

    Authority and gave it governing powers over the Gaza Strip

    and the West Bank.


    1988 - The Iran-Iraq War comes to an end after 7 years

    The deadly conventional war between the two Middle Eastern

    countries began when Iraq invaded Iran on September 22,



    1975 - Viking 1 is launched by NASA using a Titan launch


    It became the first space probe to successfully land on Mars.


    1960 - Senegal withdraws from the Mali Federation

    Senegal withdrew from the Mali Federation, a year after its

    establishment. Léopold Senghor became the first president of

    Senegal a month later.


    1940 - Leon Trotsky is attacked in Mexico

    Russian revolutionary and founder of the Red Army, Leon

    Trotsky was attacked in his home by an undercover agent of

    the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs or N.K.V.D. He

    died a day later due to the injuries sustained during the attack.





    1944 - Rajiv Gandhi

    Indian politician, 6th Prime Minister of India


    1941 - Slobodan Milošević

    Serbian politician, 3rd President of Serbia, Montenegro


    1935 - Ron Paul

    American physician, author, politician


    1923 - Jim Reeves

    American singer-songwriter


    1890 - H. P. Lovecraft

    American writer





    2012 - Meles Zenawi

    Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia


    1996 - Rio Reiser

    German singer-songwriter


    1915 - Paul Ehrlich

    German physician, Nobel Prize laureate


    1914 - Pope Pius X


    1643 - Anne Hutchinson

    English spiritual adviser




    Did you know?

    Why Japanese Police Wear White Gloves - WTF fun facts

    Yeah, I too, thought it was fear of germs.




    Did you know?

    Maya Lin - WTF fun facts

    Every so often the system actually works.




    Did you know?

    Ancient Greece - WTF fun facts

    You could get in trouble for that, these days.












    I will give an example or two each day

























































































































    That would be me!




    .           :thankyou:            .


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    2. droughtquake




      I’ll take the Bata– Kukki– KitKats, someone else can suffer with the Wasabi ones!  ;–)

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      @droughtquake Share those "butter cookie" KitKats with me? ;)


      Lake Hillier in Australia is naturally tinted pink.



    4. droughtquake



      Share those "butter cookie" KitKats with me? ;)

      Of course, @Page Scrawler!  ;–)

  8. Bigotry and hate is born when one can not accept that others can have beliefs different than themselves.

  9. Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

  10. So the interview from last week was a no go... means it wasn’t meant for me. Not too upset... hope the right thing comes along soon. 

    1. BHopper2


      Sorry to hear that.

    2. Daddydavek
    3. Edward


      Thank you

  11.  just now I thought God wanted to spare me the torture of watching eclipse. Because  I was just about to post that I was going to start it and the power went out. 


    Devil must think I deserve it. Because the power came back before I could post about being Saved. 


    (" but you could have used your phone"


     read my other statuses, I'm not using mobile data for Twilight)

    1. BHopper2


      Only thing I can say about the Twilight series... Vampires don't sparkle in the sun. They burst into flames and die!

    2. VampireMystic


      I too prefer the traditional mechanics vis a vis vampires and the sun.


      However, it does present certain frustrations in plot planning. Especially if you have your fiendish heart set on a high school romance that allows scenes in classes. 


      So, if you need to break from the norm, durable diamond-like skin that twinkles in sunlight is a solution and a plausible source of secrecy. It is also a better evolutionary adaptation than solar exposure induced combustion. However, a nod to evolutionary biology is undermined by ignoring that jewels sparkle in all light. 


      It also works slightly better as a solution than a magic ring. I meant scientifically. Sigh. I take it back, magic rings rule. (Make for dubious birthday presents though)


      Although you'd think a lot more twinkle fairies would seek out the weather in Forks. 


      ( is there also a Spoons or maybe a Splits? Diverges?)

  12. Hi MythOfHappiness. Since you have been hiding in plain sight, and I never noticed you, demonstrates what an eagle eyed observer I am (not). Going by some of the comments left and who made them, you are off to a fine start as a writer here at GA. So don't knock yourself, because no else here is. Keep on going, people here want to read what you write, now if that isn't a compliment, then I don't know what is.

    Today is your 19th BD and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Have an awesome day, but stay safe. Good thoughts and best wishes going your way.


    Take care


  13. so if I said I had a potential ending to Erebi Seeking who would be happy?

    1. Lugh


      LOL so go read it.

  14. First day of class!

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    2. Drew Espinosa

      Drew Espinosa

      Well, all in all I enjoyed my first day! :D Although, at one point I did end up getting lost... I mean, it's one building, but the two classrooms were numbered the same! :rolleyes::lol: 

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      My younger brother is going down to Lansing for his junior year of college in a week or two. Already went down with the family to help move some stuff to his rented house. MSU campus is YUUUUUUUGE! :blink:

    4. Drew Espinosa

      Drew Espinosa

      @Page Scrawler Did you know I have a Calculus textbook that was originally from Michigan State? :D 

  15. I wrote a status but I think it turned into the foundation of a Blog article.


    So instead, just know: I started ranting via text challenging the flaws in a popular vampire movie. My boyfriend got tired of agreeing with me. And yet, I'm watching the sequel. 


    I couldn't finish the second book I disliked it so much, now I'm watching the movie. 


    So, who decided vampires vs werewolves needed to become a cliche?

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    2. VampireMystic




      After recasting in my head, whole new plot possibilities emerge. "Yeah, I could do that better. Even if I left it MxF"


      But umm... Yeah. Blonde side character as the vampire, short haircut version wolf boy as the fated love interest. Cold skin X Hot-blooded. Disapproving families. Impulse control issues. Inner demons. Angst. Threat from ordinary people. 


      Could be something.  I like the movie poster in my head.


      But it's starting to sound like Gone From Daylight dating Savage Moon. So I should probably make sure the "man of many stories" hasn't started it already.


      @Comicality, your thoughts?

    3. Comicality



      I say go for it! Why not? Could be a masterpiece! :P


      As for "GFD" dating "SM"? ::Giggles:: The story, 'Crossroads', won't continue until the new Blood Bank site is finished. But it's not the same idea as the one you mentioned above. So both can peacefully coexist! Write it! Might be awesome! 



    4. VampireMystic


       I wasn't thinking about Crossroads. -_-'

      Not EXACTLY anyway. I swear. 


      I was just thinking that, as long as you've had the two, there could be SOMETHING in those notebooks that hundreds of "missing people" have tried to steal and failed. 


      And if so, yours will probably be done sooner. XD


      I don't care what you post or when you post it, I count myself lucky you post at all. 


      Keep Calm

      And let @Comicality live his life




      Hmm... no I think I can't bring this post back on topic. I'd rather *mic drop*

  16. Sorry to you all,


    There will not be an update tonight. I will do a double (2X) one around noon time.



    (closing down for the night)

    1. mollyhousemouse


      take care of yourself!


  17. Dude! I've been stalking you, trying to catch ya online! 😜

  18. Last week
  19. @Disjecta Membra


    Hi Disjecta Membra. It is great to have a new author joining with us. That you jumped right in with a story and that your reputation points speak to its popularity and success, a solid start, congratulations. I want to wish you a Happy 32nd Birthday and hope you are having a great time celebrating it. You're on a roll, don't stop and best wishes.


    Take care



    1. Disjecta Membra

      Disjecta Membra

      Thank you so much!  I appreciate the kind words!  I am having a wonderful birthday so far, thanks for the well wishes!  ❤️

  20. Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

  21. I'm watching my Dad and sister arguing over the wedding in a group text on my phone.  I wonder if they know I can see everything they say.  :rolleyes:

  22. If you look at humanity with a closed mind. You will miss the beauty of it's diversity.

  23. I decided to watch Deadpool 2 tonight. It was amusingly violent (in an extremely cartoonish way) with way too many explosions and fights. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, it seemed designed to resurrect the careers of ‘70s and ‘80s musicians – but I’m still not sure why Enya agreed to let them use her song in the movie!  ;–)


    Ryan Reynolds doesn’t take himself too seriously. There is at least one moral to the story, but I doubt it’s primary target audience will notice. And why should anyone take life lessons from a Superhero movie?  ;–)


    Fart when people hug you.

    You’ll make them feel strong.








    I speak fluent Ironic with a solid sarcastic accent.








    Chocolate doesn’t ask any questions.


    Chocolate simply understands.           
















    The recipe said "Set the oven to 180 degrees" so I did,


    but now I can't open it because the door faces the wall.








    Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.








    I had a job selling security alarms door to door    

    and I was really good at it.                                        


    If no one was home I would just leave a brochure

    on the kitchen table.                                                   








    I used to be in a band, we were called 'lost dog'.


    You probably saw our posters.











    17 August





    Nat. Nonprofit Day

    Nat. Massachusetts Day

    Nat. I Love My Feet Day

    Nat. Thrift Shop Day


    Black Cat Appreciation Day

    Baby Boomers Recognition Day

    Balloon Airmail Day

    Nat. #2 Pencil Day

    Nat. Meaning of "Is" Day

    Nat. Men's Grooming Day(3rd Fri in Aug)

    Nat. Vanilla Custard Day



    17 August


    2008 - Michael Phelps Earns his 8th Gold Medal in the

                 2008 Olympics

    The American champion swimmer won the medal in the 4×100-

    meter medley relay race in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

    With this medal, he broke the record for the most gold medals

    won by a person in a single Olympic games, a record

    previously held by American swimmer Mark Spitz.


    1978 - Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman

                 become the first people to complete the world's First

                 Transatlantic Balloon Flight

    The feat was accomplished in a balloon called the Double

    Eagle II. It took Abruzzo, Anderson, and Newman 6 days to fly

    from Preque Isle, Maine to a barley field near Paris.


    1970 - Venera 7 launched by the Soviet Union

    Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Venera 7

    became the first spacecraft to land on another planet, Venus,

    and send data back to Earth. It entered Venus’ atmosphere in

    December 1970.


    1960 - Gabon gains independence from the French

    France had occupied Gabon since the latter part of the 1800's.

    In 1910, the Equatorial country was added to French Equatorial

    Africa, a federation of France's Central African colonies. From

    1934 to 1958, French Equatorial Africa was considered by

    France as an unified colony.





    1960 - Sean Penn

    American actor, director


    1949 - Norm Coleman

    American politician


    1943 - Robert De Niro

    American actor


    1911 - Mikhail Botvinnik

    Russian chess player


    1786 - Davy Crockett

    American soldier, politician





    1988 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

    Pakistani politician, 6th President of Pakistan


    1935 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    American sociologist, novelist


    1880 - Ole Bull

    Norwegian violinist, composer


    1850 - José de San Martín

    Argentinian general, politician, 1st President of Peru


    1786 - Frederick the Great

    Prussian king





    18 August




    Nat. Fajita Day

    World Honey Bee Day(3rd Sat in Aug)

    Nat. Ice Cream Pie Day


    Nat. Mail Order Catalog Day

    Helium Discovery Day

    Internat. Geocaching Day(3rd Sat

                                                    / in Aug)

    Internat. Homeless Animals' Day

                                     / (3rd Sat in Aug)

    Nat. Soft Ice Cream Day

    Nat. Bad Poetry Day

    Serendipity Day



    18 August


    2005 - Indonesia suffers a Massive Power Outage

    Thought to be one of the biggest power outages in recent

    history, the Java-Bali outage affected about 100 million people.

    Electricity was restored to most areas within 6 hours.


    1958 - Lolita is First Published in the US

    The highly controversial novel written by Russian-American

    novelist Vladimir Nabakov detailed an adult man’s obsession

    over 12-year-old Dolores Haze, who he secretly calls Lolita.


    1920 - The State of Tennessee Passes the 19th

                 Amendment to the United States Constitution

    This action by the Tennessee legislature brought the number of

    states passing the 19th amendment to 36 and provided the

    necessary majority to ratify the amendment, which extended

    universal suffrage to women.


    1877 - Martian Moon Phobos is Discovered

    One of the two natural satellites of Mars, Phobos, was

    discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall. Hall also

    discovered Deimos, the other Martian Moon. Named after the

    Greek God of fear, Phobos orbits only 3700 miles from the

    surface of Mars, making it the Moon to orbit closest to its planet

    in the Solar System. Because of this, Phobos completes an

    orbit around Mars in 7 hours and 39 minutes.


    1612 - The Pendle witch trials begin

    11 people - 9 women and 2 men - are tried for practicing witch
    craft in one of UK's most well documented and followed witch
    trials. The trial lasts for two days and 10 of the accused are
    found guilty and executed on August 20.





    1983 - Cameron White

    Australian cricketer


    1962 - Felipe Calderón

    Mexican politician, 56th President of Mexico


    1933 - Roman Polanski

    French/Polish director, producer, writer, actor


    1910 - Herman Berlinski

    Polish/American composer


    1750 - Antonio Salieri

    Italian composer





    2009 - Kim Dae-jung

    South Korean politician, 8th President of South Korea Nobel



    1990 - B. F. Skinnerr

    American psychologist, author


    1945 - Subhas Chandra Bose

    Indian politician, activist


    1850 - Honoré de Balzac

    French author, playwright


    1809 - Matthew Boulton

    English businessman, engineer, co-founded Boulton, Watt





    Did you know?

    Cannibal Island - WTF fun facts

    Reminds me of that 1972 plane that crashed in the Andes.




    Did you know?

    Sophomore meaning - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    John and Theodore Copsey - WTF fun facts

    Like software designers, always build a back door, in(or out).











    I will give an example or two each day









    This grouping might be more international

    than solely Japanese











    Still their love of Kit Kat is

    almost scary, Kit Kat stores?















































































    .          :thankyou:          .


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    2. Puppilull


      I wonder how that last person got a not guilty verdict at that witch trial? Were they trying to make it look like a real trial? "We did look at the evidence! See, one walked free!"


      And why did that kid get a D on their essay? I think it was very well written for an 8 yo.

    3. Puppilull



      "Orange" was the name of the fruit for a couple hundred years before the word became synonymous with the color. Prior to that, the color orange was called "Geoluhread", meaning "yellow red".


      In Sweden, we call them apelsiner which is derived from "apples from China". We still call orange orange. An older word for the color is brandgul (fire yellow). 

    4. droughtquake



      And why did that kid get a D on their essay? I think it was very well written for an 8 yo.

      @Puppilull, I’m wondering what the parents were expecting when they named their kid ‘Poo’! This might be Poo’s revenge for their parents’ insensitivity! It looks like we might only be seeing part of what Poo wrote, so there might be more misspellings and other errors.  ;–)

  25. Back to work tomorrow, I am not ready :pinch: Today I’m staying in bed all day long reading and eating ice cream..  :funny:

    1. drpaladin


      If you eat that much ice cream, you won't need to worry about going to work tomorrow.

    2. Puppilull


      Me too. But I'm feeling pretty ok about it. Even though I'm facing the very real possibility of having to quit just to preserve my sanity and sense of self-worth.

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Sounds like a good idea, Sly. :)

  26. If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at someone else.

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