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What Are You Doing? (2 Viewers)

Chris Stevenson

Senior Member
I'm reading your words. You're in the new posts. Minutes later I'll be off flying around the Internet promoting my new release, which is like stepping into hell again. Only because it's so hard and I'm waiting for 45 book reviews to start streaming in. Yeah, write. What are you up to? Looks like you've got your lipstick on right.
 

SueC

Staff member
Senior Mentor
I'm watching bull riding. So out of character, but it's on before the golf I watch every Sunday, so here I am. I saw a bull come out of the pen and ALL FOUR LEGS were off the ground in attempt to throw the rider - which took seconds. These are some mean-looking animals! May have to see one in person some day - who knew? LOL
 

Ma'am

Senior Member
Smelling the cat box, being reminded that I should be doing something else right now.

LOL. I'm glad you said that because I was getting envious after reading the first two posts.

I am drinking coffee at the mo. That's all.
 

Plasticweld

Senior Member
I am sitting on my front porch over looking the valley. It is hot here today, 87 degrees. I am relaxing after doing a bike trip this morning 31 miles total. I rode to a restaurant owned by a friend for breakfast. I get there before he is open, drink a cup of coffee with him and catch up.

I am working at getting back in shape again. The ride had 2,000 feet of climb for hills so it was a good workout for me. I had to walk by bike in a couple of places, out of breath and out of the stuff that makes you. I walked a few hundred feet each time and then got back on and rode. The new goal is to be able to ride where I had to walk today, and be less out of breath.
 

Bard_Daniel

Senior Member
Finishing up Circe by Madeline Miller, listening to Glenn Gould play Beethoven, sitting at my leather chair at my oak desk, chewing nicotine gum (quitting!), and replying to this post. :p
 

Winston

WF Veterans
Transferring music to my MP3 player for work next week.
My government job limits streaming, and I can't even bring in my smart phone (no cameras).
I rotate alphabetically. Right now I'm on Toby Keith, Todd Rundgren and Tom Petty.
 

Megan Pearson

Senior Member
Right now? I am watching more Youtube videos on plastic pollution. One of the most alarming facts is that plastic breakdown into tiny pieces (microplastics) which then enters the food chain via plankton. The plankton is then eaten by fish. And we eat fish!

https://www.facebook.com/lessplasticpt/videos/252619842061942/

Pip! Oh-my-goodness, I almost wrote my LM challenge on this but ran out of time! We are drowning in a sea of trash! I know people who won't go the beach anymore because of what washes up. And then there is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch! There was another article I read about Victor Vescovo's submersible dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, but while looking for it found this instead. Enlightening! (& Horrifying!)

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/plastic-bag-mariana-trench-pollution-science-spd/

Makes me to want to never buy bottled water or use plastic carry bags ever again! (except, the bottled water stays...we have sulfur in our tap & it gives me hives :icon_frown:)
 

LeeC

WF Veterans
Right now? I am watching more Youtube videos on plastic pollution. One of the most alarming facts is that plastic breakdown into tiny pieces (microplastics) which then enters the food chain via plankton. The plankton is then eaten by fish. And we eat fish!

https://www.facebook.com/lessplasticpt/videos/252619842061942/

Do a little more research and you'll see that microplastics are also killing off Prochlorococcus. Prochlorococcus is a genus of very small marine cyanobacteria that are responsible for producing at least 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere. We're doing just about everything we can to do ourselves in.

A snippet from Richard Powers' book, The Overstory: A Novel. "That's the trouble with people, their root problem. Life runs alongside them, unseen. Right here, right next. Creating the soil. Cycling water. Trading in nutrients. Making weather. Building atmosphere. Feeding and curing and sheltering more kinds of creatures than people know how to count.
A chorus of living wood sings to the woman: If your mind were only a slightly greener thing, we'd drown you in meaning."
 
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PiP

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Megan, I feel so helpless when I watch these documentaries. I joined a local action group and all they are wittering on about is trying to persuade local bars and restaurants to use paper or bamboo straws instead of plastic. Which is fine but we need to change the general public's attitude to plastic consumables.

I am losing patience with them. We should be pooling our ideas to look at alternatives to single use plastic, affordable organic cleaning, personal hygiene and gardening products... and upcycle options for plastic bottles, yogurt pots etc. We need to create a fact sheet in four/five languages and then distribute to all local residents and tourists. People will only make the change if you provide them with proven viable alternatives with 'not too much effort' attached. We should be working together to bring awareness and positive change in everyday life.

I am with you on the bottled water situation. At the moment we are researching water filters. I've got to find a way... haha...there is no good me trying to promote change if I've not got my own house in order :(
 

-xXx-

Financial Supporter
<snip> We should be working together to bring awareness and positive change in everyday life.<snip:mad:

redetec
protocycler<-clicky, save a <insert your fav here>
custom prosthetics?
exoskeletons?
yeah.
people are doin' that.
seen it mehsef.
jussayin'

oh.
now.
sharing info and preparing to be late.
modestly late.
:)
 

50shadesofdoubt

Senior Member
Poking about this forum while binge watching a series on Amazon Prime called, In Plain Sight, which I am really enjoying. Also drinking a beer, trying to decide between salmon and the T-bone I purchased yesterday on special. LOL
Help me decide!
 

Ma'am

Senior Member
Poking about this forum while binge watching a series on Amazon Prime called, In Plain Sight, which I am really enjoying. Also drinking a beer, trying to decide between salmon and the T-bone I purchased yesterday on special. LOL
Help me decide!

Both!

ETA: I just had some delicious takeout grilled shrimp and vegetables. Now I'm trying to finish up a story. If it comes together well enough, I'll enter it into this weekly flash fiction contest:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3878659&pagenumber=48#lastpost
 
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Chris Stevenson

Senior Member
Woke up early 'cause I'm restless, and I find a Google Alert in my in box. So I follow it and it's for one of my out of print books. I find it being given away on a site I've never heard of before. There's like 82 comments on the site praising God for the book and the freebie site. I'm just sitting there wondering what's going on here. The book was trade published and copyrighted in my name. I'm not really mad, but confused and flattered at the same time.
 

Ma'am

Senior Member
Trying to get ready for my upcoming three day weekend trip. I think I'll pack now so my tiny brain will feel less scattered.
 
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