Friday, July 29, 2016

Celebrate: Goof Off Success & Giveaways!

Since everyone liked the LOLDogz I put up last week, I’ll try to find one really funny vid or pic to put up every week to try to add a smile and chuckle to your day!

Enjoy – it’s only 17 seconds and will definitely make you laugh!




I succeeded in goofing off for a whole week and it felt great!  I watched lots of TV including the DNC, which touched me and made me tear up a lot.  I think only older women who've suffered in the business world and at home for many years, who've worked incredibly hard but gotten little appreciation, and in many instances been treated unfairly, get how the nomination of a woman for president makes us feel.

I'm hoping I can buckle down now and get back to my Alaska WIP.  Wish me luck!!

What are you all doing this week?  Goofing off or buckling down?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for July 29, 2016:

Free for Download Paranormal eBook – Download Tattered Loyalties by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, about wolf-shifter enemies who must mate to mend a divide in their clans before a war breaks out. (For more book info visit the Romance Giveaway Book blog.)
Download FREE at:  Amazon     B&N     Kobo     iTunes   

Free YA Gothic Romance Novel – Win 1 of 5 ecopies of Sentinal’s Tear by Christine Fonseca, about an elite warrior angel who vanquishes fallen angels but when she encounters Aydan the teen girl whos body she’s using knows him and demands he be saved not vanquished. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Very few entries = great chance to win! (ends Aug 12)

Free $10 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Vavaun: The Shadow of the Revenant by Paul E. Horsman, about the heir to the throne of Vavaun who must defend her land from evil sorcerers and beastmen, is giving away a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Aug 14)

Free $10 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Secret Dream by Lindsay McKenna, about a Navy Seal who has fewer troubles on the battlefield than when meeting his girlfriend’s parents, the author is giving away a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends July 31)

SCI-FI SUMMER FLING
Free Science Fiction eBooks and Print Bools and $50 Amazon Gift Card – Win many SciFi ebooks and print books from Hugo and other award-winning and bestselling authors plus a $50 Amazon card. Details on entering on the Timothy C. Ward blog and others. (ends Aug 7)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com

43 comments:

Kate Larkindale said...

Good on you for relaxing and not pushing yourself too hard. But do get back to your WIP... I'm missing reading it.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm not exactly goofing off, but I'm not exactly getting anything done either. But that's usually how my summers go.

Suzanne Furness said...

Glad you managed to chill this week, we all need to recharge our batteries sometimes. Good luck with getting stuck back into your writing. Have a good weekend.

T.F. Walsh said...

Well done on taking time off... I need a whole week of that:) Great news on you getting back to your story... I so want to read the next chp!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That bunny wasn't confused. He was darn right freaked out!
Now, back to your writing.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Oh, my work schedule won't allow any goofing off, but tomorrow morning, I'm sleeping in. Reading. Maybe some writing. Weekends, yay!

JeffO said...

Been a mix between working and collapsing in near exhaustion. It's one of those weeks. Enjoy your weekend!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you had a good time goofing off. I'm still in the busy working mode.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

My goodness, that bunny went spastic. Glad you enjoyed your goofing off week. I'm getting some things done, but unfortunately, none of them are WIP related. Good luck getting back into your story!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I could watch those cute animal videos all day!!!

Feels good to goof off!!! I do a little of both. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That poor bunny. He'll never play with another balloon.

messymimi said...

Popping balloons are scary, his reaction made me smile and say, oh, the poor little thing!

Glad you got to have a mini-vacation and goof off a bit.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I feel bad for the bunny, but that sure was funny.

Julie Flanders said...

LOL that poor little bunny. So sweet.

I feel the same way about the DNC. Teared up more than once.

Good luck with your WIP and enjoy your weekend!

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Poor little bunny.

I've done a little of both this week. Sometimes we need that. Good luck getting back to Alaska.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love goofing off. I've been looking at many funny memes and videos this summer. I have to buckle down before I go back to my day job.

Diane Weidenbenner said...

I had a pet rabbit for 12 years - they make great pets, although this one in the video seems a little stressed out! Popping balloons scare me too. Glad you enjoyed some time "off". We need that time to regroup, re-energize and resume those things that really make a difference in our lives.

Sharing my Celebrate the Small Things on my blog today. I've gotten a bit behind so I'm trying to recommit!

http://dianeweidenbenner.com/short-sighted-rain/

Tamara Narayan said...

Oh my! That poor little bunny. I'll have to show that to my daughter. Rabbits are her favorite animal. I'd like to be goofing off, but I need to cram in a lot of blogging and guest blog writing while having the kids home and keeping on top of all their activities. I'm feeling a little like that bunny after the balloon pops. Not sure what to do first.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Poor bunny! But thanks for the chuckle. Good luck making progress with your WIP!

Yvonne V

Jeff Chapman said...

Hope you feel recharged after your week off. I felt a bit sorry for the bunny. He was having so much fun.

Stephen Hayes said...

Poor bunny. That must have been terrifying.

Birgit said...

I am buckling down to goofing off:) Poor bunny....

The Cynical Sailor said...

That was so cute watching the bunny chase the balloon, but the poor little thing was so scared when it popped.

Kim Lajevardi said...

I also was incredibly moved by HRC's nomination. My son and I had a conversation about the significance of it for people my age and older. People his age and those in their twenties just assume that it will eventually happen, but we are old enough to remember how far we've come. Very inspiring!

Glad you got time off, but I want to echo everyone about looking forward to reading more of your chapters.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Ha, ha! The bunny made me laugh. We have little cotton tails in the pasture and for a while there was a nest in our back yard. I kept the cats inside until the babies left.
Good luck on you WIP.
The first part of the week I worked on my WIP and edits for the book that will be out in print soon. By Thursday, I had the blahs and have done little since then. Guess I needed a break too.
Have a nice weekend.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...


Glad you relaxed a little. You deserve it! The video was very cute and funny.
Hope you have a great week.

T. Drecker said...

Yay to goofing off! We all need to do more of that. . .but not too much.

Nissa Annakindt said...

I used to blow up balloons as toys for my cats. They would have such fun with them and they'd pop it and get confused as to where their 'toy' went.

I'm a day late on Celebrate because of mama-cat problems. One mama cat ran out the door leaving 5 hungry kittens and the only available substitute mama has 6 kittens of her own. So I have to do a lot of kitten wrangling to see that they all get fed. Mama cat seems to like the additions but she was pretty overwhelmed with the 6.

Nissa
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, the balloon breaking really terrified the little guy, didn't it? I can imagine it saying, "It's a big one, Ester! I'm comin' to be with you!" Now, if you watched, Sanford and Son, then you'll recall Redd Foxx's character using that line frequently on the show. lol Thanks for sharing some laughs and for the visit :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I watched the DNC the night President Obama spoke and the last night with Hilary Clinton. I was deeply moved too. But it's sad that having a female leader is still seen as such a huge thing. And it is, but it shouldn't be. Without too much detail, Kim Campbell was the first female prime minister of Canada in 1993. She only served a summer internship ... it's a long story. But I don't think having another woman take the office would be the big deal it was back then.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

This week is all about buckling down but next week I will be goofing off for summertime with the kids and hubby in Portugal - can't wait!!
Wishing you lots of success with your Alaska WIP. Have a great weekend :)
Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

Anne Doucette said...

Aww.. poor bunny! I only watched the last night of the DNC but I also teared up a little. Definitely a welcome break from politics as usual.

Lidy Wilks said...

I'm doing a bit of both goofing off and buckling down. Right now I'm working on my first romance and uploading the draft on Wattpad. Even entered it into this year's Watty writing contest.

Kelley said...

Yay for a low key week! That sounds awesome!

L.G. Keltner said...

The bunny made me laugh so hard! Thanks for sharing it. I'm glad you had a good week.

cleemckenzie said...

Poor bunny. I'd do some scrambling if that balloon popped in my face. Here's to goofing off. Come December, that's exactly what I plan to do.

Libby Heily Author said...

I hope buckling down goes well! I definitely laughed at our little bunny friend. :)

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Lexa,

Oh my, that bunny reacted to the balloon like I react when I fart.

Goofing off with Goofy, pawhaps.

All the beast, um, all the best, my lovely human friend.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny!

Heather R. Holden said...

LOL, that poor bunny. And best of luck with your WIP! Hope it's not too difficult for you to get back into the swing of things after your week-long break...

Crystal Collier said...

Poor bunny! But yeah, that's pretty hilarious.

Alaska WIP, eh? I have one of those...except it doesn't take place in Alaska. That's what I could use right now to tame the heat, a little Alaska.

Chemist Ken said...

That video was great. I was afraid the bunny was going to have a heart attack or something.

Lynda R Young said...

Sometimes it important to goof off. I'd like to do some goofing off myself.. Best wishes for getting back to your WIP.

Jennifer Hawes said...

After a flood in our master bedroom, we now live in a construction zone! I'm hoping today is the last of the mess and i can get back to normal. Hahaha... It's fun to goof off!

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