Thursday, February 21, 2019

How Smart is Your Front Facing Camera Compared to a Mirror

Pic of phone taking a selfie- Note the mirrored writing.

Selfie. Note the writing doesn't look mirrored.

Selfie with writing that was written mirrored to begin with.

When taking a pic with a front facing camera, the image shown on your screen is mirrored. But once you take the picture, it flips it around.

How can you use this knowledge to annoy your less-intelligent friends and run amok? I'll let you think on that. But please, if it ends up as a meme, let me know.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Maybe if You Spent Less on Soup


I frequently hear people complain that Starbucks is the reason people are broke. For the price of one cup of coffee a month, you could have *insert insane thing that costs considerably more money than a cup of freaking coffee.*

Well, here we have a soup that costs more money than my coffee.

So how about if we give the same rant to soup? I mean, really, this is just as "overpriced" as the coffee. And for the same basic reason- because it's "handcrafted." Someone made this soup. It wasn't canned at a factory or whatever. (I am assuming that, but technically I've never been in the back room of Wegman's, so I can't say for certain.) I could have got a can of higher-in-sodium Campbell's of the same variety for a much lower price.

3.29mg sodium per mL

2.60mg sodium per mL

So the reason I'm broke today (according to certain people, the ones who think one less cup of coffee a month can make you a millionaire) is that I bought a lower sodium soup. And before you blame that cup of Starbucks, I used a giftcard. So ha.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

#AtoZChallenge Tour and Blog Hop!

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


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Get ready to talk about another book!

A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico

By C.E. Flores


The A to Z reasons why La Yacata is the Best Place to be in Any Disaster discusses common natural and man-made crisis situations found in Mexico. Not only will you read about which disasters you may encounter while in Mexico but you will learn strategies to both prepare and survive these SHTF incidents. Armed with this information you will be better able to determine if Mexico is your ultimate bug-out destination when things go bad in the U.S.
A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico by C.E. Flores book cover

EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Scene / excerpt from the book

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survivor--a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died.

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

Seemed like a fun thing to do!

What other books do you have available?

https://survivingmexico.com/book-reviews/books-by-surviving-mexico/

Give us a #writetip

Do something interesting to write something interesting.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

Mexico is a hard country to live in. These are common disasters that a little preparation might be in order.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

I have several books in the Surviving Mexico series to complete this year.


What is something that is unique and fun about your book?

Thank you for asking! Not only does my book, A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper's Guide to Mexico, include common potential catastrophes like volcanic eruptions (a real danger for large sections of Mexico), drought, blizzards (yes, it snows in parts of this country) and windstorms up to and including hurricane strength gales, but also I've included some interesting tidbits about UFO sightings in Mexico and how to NOT become a zombie. Furthermore, our family's personal experiences with these A to Z disasters make this book a unique reading experience.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

What is the one most basic survival tip you have for living in Mexico?


Link to buy the book: Amazon

Find this author at:

@SurvivorinMx
https://survivingmexico.com/
https://web.facebook.com/SurvivorinMexico
https://www.linkedin.com/in/survivingmexico/
https://www.instagram.com/survivingmexico/
https://www.pinterest.com.mx/survivingmexico/
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/survivingmexico

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Writing Book Reviews #AtoZChallenge Tour and Blog Hop!

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


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Today I have the joy of hosting my friend, cousin, and sometimes "boss."
His newest book is the next tour stop:

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier


by J Lenni Dorner


This book aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier


EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Scene / excerpt from the book

#quote Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

It's the ten year anniversary. I'm very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.

What other books do you have available?

"Fractions of Existence" - an urban fantasy. "Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters" - another reference book.

Tweet this, please:

"Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier" is a #BookReview literary criticism and critique reference book for #writers by #author @JLenniDorner
J Lenni Dorner Author Image #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.

What is something that is unique and fun about your book?

Other books on writing reviews are geared just toward readers, where as this is aimed for authors. What's fun is when you write reviews that improve the day, or life, of another author.

What sort of things does J say most often to me? (I didn't ask him this, I'm just tossing it in because this is my blog and I'll do whatever I want.)


#truth #wisdom #humor #confidence #encouragement "Writing Book Reviews #AtoZChallenge Tour and Blog Hop!" @jlennidorner

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

What motivates you to write book reviews? Or, if you don't write them, what deters you?

Links:
http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
http://www.what-are-they.com/
Twitter @JLenniDorner
https://www.facebook.com/WhatAreThey
https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-lenni-dorner/
https://www.instagram.com/jlennidorner/
https://www.pinterest.com/jlennidorner/
YouTube
Amazon Author Page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13725994.J_Lenni_Dorner
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-lenni-dorner
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/JLDorner
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/j-lenni-dorner
https://jlennidorner.tumblr.com/
http://jlennidorner.allauthor.com/
https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/p/j-lenni-dorner.html
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2018/04/j-is-for-j-atozchallenge.html

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Google Plus blog issue

I have no idea if this applies to my blog in any meaningful ways.
Sharing in case it does.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Shower Consent

Picture it. You're in your shower. Nice, warm water running over you. Steam opening your pores. Soap getting you all clean. It's soothing and relaxing. Everything is perfect, just the way you want it.

Then the hot water runs out.

Drops of frigid, icy water spray down on you. Running away isn't an option until the soap is washed off. You shiver and balk at this betrayal as your skin sprouts goosebumps.

"But you've done Polar Bear Club jumps into slightly frosted water. How is this different?"

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CONSENT



And there you have it.

The difference between hot water running out, shocking you with unexpected cold versus preparing and willingly jumping into an iced body of water. Consent, preparation, willingness, desire...

Notice the difference?

You're welcome.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Y is for Yes #AtoZChallenge Tour and Blog Hop!

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


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I have the honor and privilege of hosting my friend's newest book on this leg of the tour.


Y is for Yes

By JR Vincente


A chance encounter after hours at her new office job ropes Yvonne into a world of BDSM and exploration she never imagined. Join Yvonne on her adventure to ditch the business suits for lingerie in Y is for Yes by J. R. Vincente.
Y is for Yes book cover

EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Scene / excerpt from the book

I was supposed to tell him to keep his filthy hands off of me.

But the problem was his hands weren't filthy. And in fact, I wanted to feel them pressed against my bare flesh. I had sudden visions of him taking me over his knee and spanking me for disagreeing with him. The mental image turned me on so much that I knew my arousal would be apparent in my panties.

I glanced down at my clothes. "Derek, Sir," I whispered, "I think there's some coffee on my skirt."

"My, my, my, haven't you been a messy girl," he murmured back and I couldn't suppress my grin.


Any other books coming out soon?

Soon! I have written another book stemming from that A to Z Challenge I'm in the process of editing.

What other books do you have available?

I have a Choose Your Own Erotic Adventure and another novel like this one. See my website for synopses and details!

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A catchy title or synopsis.

Why did you start blogging?

Because of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Someone recommended it to me and I needed a blog to participate!

Hello! My name is "someone." Meow. 😸

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

Favorite erotic groupings? (M/M, M/F, F/F, something totally different?) Tell me!

I like F/M/M/M..., where the F is the Dom, and also she has a cat and enjoys a different coffee every day of the week. That's oddly specific, isn't it? Ha ha ha.

blog link: https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/jrvincente
Facebook: http://facebook.com/jrvincente/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaydenvincente/
Goodreads author profile: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/63297099-jayden-vincente
Smashwords author page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jrvincente
NaNoWriMo participant page: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/jrvincente
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/jrvincente

Link to buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Y-Yes-J-R-Vincente-ebook/dp/B07K318XQC/
Link to buy the book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/y-is-for-yes-j-r-vincente/1129805665
Link to buy the book: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/904374