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In many of the books that I read that are historical fiction, I read scenes that involve someone paying someone else with a pouch of coins. So, what was the deal back then? Did noblemen have a stack of pouches sewn up for them that they can put coins in and make their payments with? Did they ever get their pouches back? Is this just a fictional creation?
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Please don't do that +Dave Bennett. I did read past the first sentence. If what I said seemed strange or off to you, ask me for clarification. But please don't assume like that, it's condescending. There's no reason to be unkind.
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Oooooh, a sophisticated dream come true!

Sarcasm aside, I'd love to have tea there some day. (^._.^)ノ
 
With inviting armchairs, sweet sofas, and elegant details - the Hello Kitty Cafe Restaurant is a sophisticated dream come true! 

Located in Motomachi, Yokohama in #Japan, this exquisite cafe spotlights supercute #HelloKitty themed treats and truly is a delightful place to dine!
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Well now I need to go there.
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So, when you're at home, where do you keep your smartphone? Is it in your pocket? On the table?

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It's been 10 years since I've had a "day job". Yesterday and today are my days off this week. Today I've had to constantly remind myself it's not Sunday. Sup with that?

In other news, I've written the Superbowl Sunday mystery quilt pattern
and printed it for all the class attendees.

I also watched episode 1 of season 8 Doctor Who, with the new doctor. The episode made me laugh out loud more than once. I think I'm going to like this doctor.

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Hey, Joyce, can Echo make WiFi calls?
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not yet... but Amazon claims all kinds of things are coming.  It connects to a phone app, so that's not out of the realm of possibility.  ;-)
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Hmmmmm...
 
+Kay Leez got me to thinking about a fun way to develop a character or two. In the past, I have had several that are based on people in my life, some even from my circles here on G+. Let's have a contest. 
Give me a character. Describe its, his, or her personality or attributes. You can base it on yourself, someone you know, or just pull an animal or alien out of your imagination. I'm going to pick five characters submitted from across all of my social media pages. 

If they are willing, I'm going to enlist +Lorelle Jones and +Goose Lee to help me pick the winners. There are some guidelines.

1) There are no rules. Make you entry anything you want it to be, from an AI spaceship to a zombie plant.
2) I get to decide if your character lives or dies. They may have their head stepped on by ten-meter tall HAWC powered armor, or they may live out their lives as a bee farmer on Solitude. It's my choice.
3) While I write sci-fi, your entry can be from any time period. It can be a Neanderthal (let me worry about how to put a Neanderthal in sci-fi series), a modern-day politician, or a cyborg from another galaxy. If you want a katana wielding ninja assassin, submit one.
4) Entries are due no later then December 15th. Winners will be announced on December 24th.

Prizes
All <reasonably> tasteful entries will be mentioned in a post about the contest.
The five winners will receive the complete Warrior Chronicles series up to the appearance of their character.
Winners will be mentioned on the 'Acknowledgements' page of the first book their character appears in.

Enter your character by private post or tweet to this page or +Shawn Jones directly. And be sure to reshare the post. How many people get to help design a literary character? Give your friends and followers a chance to.
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Too bad River Song has already been done. I'd go there. ;-)
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Things that make me go GRRRR:

A 20-year old calling me 'hon'.

Not cute, not cool. 
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LOL! All in context, I guess :-)
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Troubles, troubles, troubles...

Well. The Spotlight seats will be empty this week, as no one has taken me up on my offer to help promote them a little. I have used up everyone I had on the back list and advertised to encourage a little more to come on over and share their works with us.…
Well. The Spotlight seats will be empty this week, as no one has taken me up on my offer to help promote them a little. I have used up everyone I had on the back list and advertised to encourage a ...
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No truer words...

h/t +Keith Wilson​ and +LeNae Iscience
 
I'm not as fluent as some but this is pretty accurate. 
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Happy Birthday, +Annette Swafford! Hope you're warm, dry and intact!

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Happy Birthday Annette Swafford
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Oh. My. Dog.  This is possibly the cutest thing I've seen in a long, long time. Photo found on Pinterest, pattern on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sack-of-mice-tea-cozy
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Embracing the Plus since 12 July 2011
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There's lots of quilting & knitting, some sewing and even a bit of crocheting occasionally. I read: Mostly sci-fi, fantasy, mystery. Chick-lit gives me a rash. I've made my peace with the 11th Doctor. Oh! And I'm a handbell ringer!

Friends, family and acquaintances call me Diva.  I have no idea why.
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Vancouver, WA - Beaverton, OR - Aloha, OR - Eugene, OR - Springfield, OR - Sacramento - Los Angeles
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