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I think the All Stream got another shake up recently as I'm seeing a lot of +1 shared content again. I figured a reshare on this might help some people out.

The link only works on desktop, I'm not sure where the mobile settings for this are (or even if there are any)
 
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Someone I have circled is going on a bit of a +1 spam rampage tonight.  They are marking all +1 spam posts in their feed as, well, spam.  I think others are being inspired by this too so it could become more common.  That kind of sucks for the original poster because it's not their fault that someone still has their plus sharing turned on and plussed their post (see an example of what this looks like to others below, names deleted to protect the innocent).

If you aren't aware of what plus sharing is that means you most likely still have it turned on.  What it does is potentially broadcast posts that you've +1ed to your friends and friends of friends, as the default is set to "extended circles".  To adjust it click the link https://plus.google.com/apps/google , it should lead you to the Google+ app setting page (don't ask me why it's in there, it doesn't make sense to me either) and you can set it up however you like.  You can customize it to broadcast to certain circles, or just to yourself by selecting "Only you" which essentially turns it off.  If you want to be a real jerk about it you can even set it to public (I'd appreciate if you let me know though so I can block you, thanks so much)

#gerpes  
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You're welcome you guys!
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Someone I have circled is going on a bit of a +1 spam rampage tonight.  They are marking all +1 spam posts in their feed as, well, spam.  I think others are being inspired by this too so it could become more common.  That kind of sucks for the original poster because it's not their fault that someone still has their plus sharing turned on and plussed their post (see an example of what this looks like to others below, names deleted to protect the innocent).

If you aren't aware of what plus sharing is that means you most likely still have it turned on.  What it does is potentially broadcast posts that you've +1ed to your friends and friends of friends, as the default is set to "extended circles".  To adjust it click the link https://plus.google.com/apps/google , it should lead you to the Google+ app setting page (don't ask me why it's in there, it doesn't make sense to me either) and you can set it up however you like.  You can customize it to broadcast to certain circles, or just to yourself by selecting "Only you" which essentially turns it off.  If you want to be a real jerk about it you can even set it to public (I'd appreciate if you let me know though so I can block you, thanks so much)

#gerpes  
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sweet, thanks for letting me know :D
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Lulz, poor little ghost!!

I'm posting this publicly (which is kind of rare these days). If you're following me and I haven't followed you back yet but you'd like me to, leave a comment.


(I'll uncircle you shortly afterwards if you have your +1 sharing still on though, just letting you know in advance)
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Poor little ghost.:-(
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME. :-P
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Ok I know I'm kind of going on a tirade about +1 sharing today but FFS +Google+ this is ridiculous. My G+ experience and my friends G+ experience should never have to clash in this way. This is completely avoidable, give us the option to turn off incoming +1 sharing already please!!

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Well that's great for you +Riki Ballantyne

We're all here for our own reasons and our own experience. Yours and mine differ is all.
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Hello Everyone :D

I've had an influx of new circlers lately, and since I haven't really been posting much publicly I wanted to message you all and say "hi" *waves.

I've been trying to circle people back that I find entertaining but I'm sure I've missed a lot of you so what is your name? What is your quest? What is your favourite colour?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 3 Questions
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Absolutely!
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My Dad died of colon cancer in 2002.  He was the type of guy who only went to the doctor if needle nose pliers, tweezers or duct tape didn't work.  I think the only time I actually saw him go to the doctor is because he got a huge metal shaving lodged in his eye.

Death from colon cancer is entirely preventable if you see your doctor early.  Don't skip your annual check up!!

#FuckCancer  
 
Happy colorectal cancer awareness month!  Vitamin supplements do nothing or may hurt...exercise helps!

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/03/exercise_prevents_colorectal_cancer_but_vitamins_do_not_advice_from_an_m.html
As a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at a research institution, every day I see patients suffering from terminal colorectal cancer who thought they could ignore their doctors’ advice and protect themselves from cancer by taking vitamins and other supplements. The medical literature has repeatedly proven them wrong. March is...
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A friend of mine lost his wife, and mother of their 3 kids (the youngest was 11), coming up on five years ago to colon cancer. The signs were there but they didn't know what they were.

I applaud your post +Shar Banning

I visit my GP every year, minimum, given my family history with prostate cancer. 
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It's here, it's finally here!! If you have a twisted sense of humour, a cast iron stomach, and love to read then I really recommend this. It's kind of in the realm of David Wong's writing. If you liked "John Dies at the End" you'll like this!

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Fantasmagoria is finally available (And feel free to share this!)

I am very excited, not because I expect the book will take off as much as I am merely proud of it. It's like your child's first day of school. You don't really expect she'll be discovered as a genius prodigy, but you do hope for a good beginning to a two-decade-long educational career.

But I'm done talking about it.

To celebrate, I'm going to shut up and share one of my favorite passages, which also happens to be the very beginning. Think of this as me hanging my child's finger painting on the fridge so all can appreciate its garish wonder.

And for those interested, there are links at the end.

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It was a fitting place for man-eaters, murderous and silent and stocked with the dead of a hundred generations. It was a fitting place to bring the departed, even those still on two feet.

“Damn, this is heavy,” Cecil grunted as the bag slipped out of his hands and fell with a splash. The big man grabbed his end of the large, limp sack and, with a heave, helped his scowling companion lift it over the next knot in the ravine. It was doubly hard in the dark and rain, and as they stumbled through ankle-high water, it bubbled and belched a foul odor.

“What the hell is in here?” Cecil had dragged the load most of the way himself, and he was starting to tire. It had been raining for days, and filth oozed from the cemetery. It pooled in foot-sized pits the pair had tracked from the car parked just past the gate all the way down to the small crevice that cut through earth. “Vernal?”

“Dog food.”

“Why are we bringing dog food all the way out here?” Cecil grunted and heaved again.

The ravine was choked thick with knotted roots and ran crooked along the base of a shallow hill dotted with sagging granite headstones and marble statues with their arms raised to the sky in silent warning.
“What is this place?” Cecil was stout with thin eyes and a fat lip. He wiped the rain from his face with his large hands. His left cheek was raked in thin, nearly healed scratches. His knuckles were well scabbed.

His companion was a stump, just over five feet with a stocky chest braced by two stubby legs like the twin barrels of a sawed-off shotgun. Vernal pointed. “There.”

A concrete slab and the yawning maw of a stone mausoleum plugged the end of the ditch. Dead vegetation hung from the opening like strips of flesh. Its open throat was deep and black and disappeared under the hill, whose sole purpose seemed to be to keep the place buried.

There was a distant rumble of thunder.

“Climb up there and help me lift this up.” Vernal pointed with a fat finger to the concrete slab, which rose three feet over the crevice. 
Cecil looked up at the worn stone arch that capped the entryway. The writing wasn’t visible under the dead vines and creepers. “Why do I have to go first?”

Vernal stood straight. His eyes were round and his nose flat, as if he’d been punched repeatedly. His last shag of hair ran from the crown of his skull down the back of his head while his harelip barely covered his chipped teeth. Everything about him was filed down—everything, that is, except his forehead, which his face wore like a hat. “Cecil, how much do you weigh?” His vocal cords grated his voice like cheese. Every word was rumbling diesel.

“What?”

“It’s a simple question.”

“Uh, ’bout two-fifty I guess.”

“And how much do you think I weigh?”

“Aw, come on, Vernal.”

“How much?”

“I don’t know, maybe a buck-sixty.”

Vernal pointed to the slab. “If I climb up there, do you think I’ll be able to lift this bag?”

Cecil looked up at the entrance again, cold and dark. “Right.” He grabbed a fistful of dead vine and pulled.

“Dammit, Cecil.” Vernal quivered. “I’m soaking wet and covered in mud. You can clear the verge later.” 

“Right,” Cecil repeated. He leapt onto the slab and bent to grab the front of the heavy bag. Vernal did his best to push from the bottom, but it was water-logged—swollen and fat like a tick’s butt—and hard to move.

Cecil pulled with a roar and hefted the bag over the concrete lip. The floor was wet and he slipped and fell on his ass. As the bag collapsed on the floor, something rolled out, and the stubby man snatched it quick.

“What was that?” Cecil asked.

“What was what?” Vernal gargled.

“That!” Cecil pointed at the bulge in his companion’s pocket.

“It’s nothing.”

“Was that a dick? That looked like a dick.”

“What are you talking about?

“I saw it!” Cecil protested. “It was a dick! A big, fat cock. It fell out and you picked it up.”

“No, I didn’t.”

“Yes, you did.”

“You must have been mistaken.”

“For fuck’s sake, Vernal, I wasn’t mistaken.” Cecil made quotes in the air. “Oh shit, is that blood?”

The water-logged bag lay like a leaky bladder on the concrete, sagging as its weight squeezed the water from its innards. Swirling trails of crimson flowed with the water over the lip of the floor and down into the ravine.

Cecil stepped back. “Is… is this a bag of penises?”

“No.” Vernal climbed into the mausoleum and shook his hands dry.

“Well, not only penises.”

“You said it was dog food.”

“It is,” came a throaty voice from the dark. 

Cecil spun around.

“You’re late.” A figure stood in shadow.

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Reviews are the lifeblood of independent fiction. Even just a few sentences means a lot.

The book is available in print on Amazon, as well as Kindle-format ebook of course. You can find an international Amazon store here:

http://authl.it/1am

The Nook-format ebook is available on Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasmagoria-rick-wayne/1118880686?ean=2940149536870

If you would like a PDF copy, please email me directly.

Now on to the next project...

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Signal boost!!!

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Anyone in Houston that can lip read? +Dirk Talamasca is trying to talk but no one can understand him. This is urgent since his tracheotomy. Please share and I'll give the number to call. #getwellDirk. Text from Charlie:
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That could be arranged if it's your preference. 
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Heck yes, just as the prophecy foretold!
 
Fans of Back to the Future are going to love this, Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year. 

http://solecollector.com/news/tinker-hatfield-confirms-nike-mag-will-release-with-power-laces-20151/
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Hehe, boycott ftw 
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I seem to have lost over 800 circlers overnight?!?!  Noooooooes...

I most often post to Extended Circles so if you want to see more content from me comment or +1 and I'll circle you back if I haven't already.
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oh thats a good point about fake accounts  +Kathryn Huxtable  i get a lot too
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I'm here to help you!
Introduction

I'm an underachiever who lives in the burbs of Toronto with my two demon spawn, The Man, a chinchilla named Ceecee who is a chronic masturbator and a chug named Bean. I grew up in the backwoods of Canada and almost graduated from College but decided that drinking was more fun than going to class. I currently work in the nuclear power industry as a handmaiden to some guy who should have retired two years ago.

I sometimes post privately but if you'd like to share any of my posts, by all means please do.

I've been known to use the following hash tags (mostly to my circles only):
  • If you're into bugs hit up #creeepybugs
  • I've been doing a sporadic guessing game, the prize being a drawing of your current profile pic.  Check it out at #LetsPlayAGame
  • My past birthday was thoroughly tracked with the following hashtags, #SharsParty #MustacheParty & #HomeAlone (which are sure to be themes again July 2014)  Get your mustache pic ready!!
  • Follow my adventures on trying to find a replacement for my Sausage McMuffin addicition at #McMuffinExodus
  • Any kick ass chicks I come across get the #KickAssChicks tag
  • I love dredging up old lulz from the internet.  Find them all with #InternetBlastFromThePast
  • Follow my "Adventures in Project Management" with #SheHulkSmash
  • I love stories about prehistoric Humans/Hominids and tag them with #TeamHomo

If you are sharing your +1 notifications please place me in a circle that doesn't get those notifications (to find out more click here - https://plus.google.com/104358521757477555857/posts/44ZGcFzb9ka ).  

If I had you circled back at one point and you aren't now feel free to message me about it and I'll fix that.

If you are circling me for the first time please be aware that I won't circle you back for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. You don't have a profile pic or your pic is of "you" all greased up and naked.
  2. You have nothing in your stream.
  3. You have a lot of content in your stream that could get me fired.
  4. You are obviously underage.
  5. Your content is filled with "inspirational posters", caturday pics when it isn't even caturday, nothing but photos that don't belong to you (especially if the creator is not attributed) , status updates that look like they're ripped directly from twitter, you're only here to sell stuff, or your content is extremely topical in a topic I don't find interesting.

Things that will get you blocked or muted:

  1. Being a perv to me or any of my friends without first establishing some sort of regular contact and familiarity (and then only if it's for comedic purposes).
  2. Sending me what appears to be a private message but in fact is also sent to everyone in your circles or publicly.
  3. Commenting on a topic with "Hi how are you?" or any variation thereof instead of just getting involved in the conversation at hand.
  4. Every post from you is sent with a notification, ain't nobody got time fo dat!
  5. You use the term "tinfoil hat" as a means to undermine someone's intelligence on one of my posts. If someone's wrong about something, educate them, don't ridicule them.
  6. You post cryptic drama about your life.
  7. You post spam or chain letter type shit.
  8. Being a dick, just don't be a dick ok?
Things that will get you put in a containment circle
  1. I come across +1 spam in my stream from you.  (please see above link on details on how to customize your +1 activity)
I wish I could circle you all back but with limits in place I'll unfortunately have to be selective.  If I don't circle you back and you don't fall into any of the aforementioned categories it's simply a volume issue, feel free to message me for me and I'll circle you back.


Testimonials

"Shar Banning has this endearing and unique blend of teenage geek, take-no-prisoners snark, intellectual explorer, and warm-hearted woman. It comes through in her interactions and in my interactions with her." - Sean Heffernan

"The inimitable Shar Banning" - Jason Blalock

" You have bigger balls than some guys I know." - Trevor Gryffyn

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Guinness World Record holder (I'm not even lying)
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Best coffee of evarness!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
My first impression was that the guy behind the counter was super cute and possibly moonlights as a bringer of justice. I ordered the spinach and egg on croissant breakfast sandwich and waited exactly 7 minutes (I timed it as part of a larger project of me finding the perfect breakfast spot closer to my work that isn't McDonald's). It cost me $7.43 (including $1.50 for tip...the boy needs a new cape I'm sure). Any sandwich made with a croissant is gonna be tasty really (flaky buttery goodness). The spinach is fresh and there is brie which adds a subtle hit of extra flavour. It's good, but not $7.50 good, it needs bacon and chipotle mayo! There are two other breakfast sandwiches on the menu that I saw so I'll try them each out another time. I haven't written this place off entirely yet but so far this hasn't swayed me from hitting up a McMuffin anytime soon.
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reviewed 8 months ago
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