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Sarah Rios38,290WHOVIANSMark your calendars... and your arms.http://imgur.com/lP0i5Xj(Original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101453162215777563254/posts/ED4yBRm41su)Edit: Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/150522868436180THE SILENCE2013-04-23 08:00:001284G+

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Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211654144CC G+
Becky Collins13,341Active Writers and Authors Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-18 06:16:19462106CC G+
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302CC G+
PinterestPin2,817Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharedpubliccircles   #food   #foodblog   #foodblogger   #foodbloggersshare  2014-06-11 11:26:50353327CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
PinterestPin2,427Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circlesdiscovery   #share   #sharing   #folow   #sharecircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #food   #recipes   #foodrecipes   #foodphotography   #foodblog   #foodblogging  2014-06-03 10:48:20343112CC G+
TecnoAndroid.it11,608#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #cerchie #cerchieitaliane #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #AddCircle #SocialMedia #SharedCircleOfTheDay #addcircles #Engagers #addpeople 2014-05-28 10:30:54499849CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136CC G+
PinterestPin1,867Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharedcircles   #sharing   #folowers   #folow   #add   #food   #recipes   #pictures   #pinterest   #foodphotography   #foodblogger   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-05-15 12:16:35341328CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241745CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
El Rey León220This circle was shared to me by some random people the day I joined G+... and I am resharing for those who are new or may find this circle interesting....!!!Have Fun People!! :-)2014-04-18 23:04:1791703CC G+
Adam Black6,745The Doc Whobies/Fandom CircleBy popular Demand, my Circle Sharing Continues...This was Originally a #DoctorWho Fans Circle  with added Added #Browncoats and #ScienceFiction #Fandom  ( started out from Peter Edenist, but I  weeded it & doubled it )If you are tagged,  you are in it.This was my First Great GooglePlus Circle, and its filled with Interesting People that will give an all-over shot of awesome to your stream.Weblink for Mobile Users:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108177944448520252638/posts/bmyr4RtwQVfRecent SciFi Posts:Red Dwarf Is back :https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MhaycJuj3aHNew Mind-Blowing Ambient Film score to Metropolis( free Download. Trust me, You want this  )https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MsMJkKkyYJ4Other Upcoming Coming Circle Shares include:Cognitive/PhilosophyOfMind ( started from Peter Wells and Iv added lot of new relevant people )The Geekerati:You can recommend People to this one.  Authors, Scientists, Actors... They are famous or talented...PoliticalReform( started out with the AntiSopa movement and turned Hard Left at Romney, and more  center after #Justice4Aaron Aaron Swartz death  and Snowden.  If you are progressive you may love it, if Libertarian its probably  a mix Love/hate  )If you want to be added to those circles,  before I share them, let me know#GeekCulture   #CircleShare #DrWho   #scififans   #DoctorWhoCircle  2014-04-14 13:16:4124619016CC G+
Paige Keaton57,548In memory of +Dirk Talamasca I am sharing a circle of friends from G+ I have shoved into a circle named. People Worth Keeping. As he was really into getting people connected. This circle is 700 people deep and it only shares 500. I need to split this in 2 and share all of you lovelies.. Dirk was a bad ass. He was what G+ was all about. Enjoyed many hours online during Beta with him. Really sucks when people die on here.   #RIPDIRKTALAMASCA   #shareyourpeople  2014-03-31 01:45:085017138CC G+
Shashi S5,199Got an Amazing women's circle at Google Plus... through +Ay Jay Schibig ... Check it out...AMAZING WOMEN'S CIRCLE  3.21.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this New Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-03-22 05:19:38401151020CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,216AMAZING WOMEN'S CIRCLE  3.21.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this New Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-03-21 23:39:21500372945CC G+
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:1828410276113CC G+
Paige Keaton57,202This is my Women's circle. Stuffed with amazing people. A really decent add to anyone's circles.  Thanks ladies for being so great to me and my G+ experience.  Some people may have not been included in this circle share. I can only share 500 at one time. This circle exceeds that. Sorry ahead of time. #whateverwednesday   #wednesdaywisdom   #wednesdaymotivation  2014-03-05 15:08:18501211623CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Foodies Circle for Recipes, Chefs and Home Cooks#foodies #recipes #chefs #cooks #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 04:03:57359008CC G+
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212CC G+
Raquel Hunter17,237Foodies Rejoice circle! This is my ultimate go to circle when I am looking for a delicious recipe. #SharedCircle   #FoodiesCircle   #ChefCircle  2014-01-29 05:58:49498649CC G+
Jay Carter7,522Haven't shared a Circle in 2 years so... This is my "Haven't Sorted" circle which generally means people I find have great sense of humour and are all interesting :-) 2014-01-26 21:27:3117920034CC G+
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Boxing Day Circle...hope everyone had a good christmas and holidays :) 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 22:12:29500012CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:16500002CC G+
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Sharing my CIRCLE #5. Add +Best Cars   for new circles daily !Welcome to the newest version of my #Active   #Engagers   #Circle  Please add and share this circle and you will be guaranteed to grow your own following. Be open to commenting, sharing, and plussing posts from people in this circle. Most will respond, and in turn it will make your experience on Google + better.If you are NOT in this circle and would like to be added, just let me know in the comments below, and share this circle. Thank you!#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:13500001CC G+
Danial Hallock10,323No Name NeededIt's getting close to the Holiday Season, and the whole point of this particular part of the season is to "give thanks" to the people (or, in America, things) that have positively impacted your life.  For me, these are those people.You all should remember my initial circle The Three Hundred (http://goo.gl/kqE8h) which was well received at 251 +1s and 48 reshares.  This circle was my first round of hyper-vetting individuals for circling, based on a lot of criteria that was centered around high quality content and a high level of engagement.  I think I combed through about 2,300 profiles on a one-by-one basis before arriving at the final product.That circle then morphed into the The Collaborative Circle (http://goo.gl/Ex9ai) which was less publicized, but still racked in 90 +1s and 13 reshares.  This circle was based on the premise that "If four people from The Three Hundred enjoy person X, then I should also enjoy them."  Well, the combination of these circles lead to an interesting scenario in which I was able to locate all stars through a combination of overlap and relevance (via Google algorithms).  Out popped these twenty five individuals, and I could not be happier with the results.  These are twenty-five individuals in which I am subscribed, their posts are always enjoyable as well as insightful, and the notification stream keeps me engaged throughout the day.Whether you're looking at the tech news from +Mike Elgan, the social and scientific commentary of +Yonatan Zunger, or the general internet awesomeness that is the enigma of +Sarah Rios, you're not going to be disappointed.I normally only notify people that are contained within a circle, but these people are too awesome not to be guilty of a little plus-spam;  feel free to request a removal from the notified (all) circles.(Link to this post: http://goo.gl/AlsXG5) #nonameneeded   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircle  2013-11-13 23:53:242639671CC G+
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215CC G+
Paige Keaton54,103I shared this circle earlier and realized it was lacking a lot of women that I have circled. I went through my other circles and found about 300 more just glancing. I have added these women and would like to share it with you.  Be kind to the women I am sharing with you today. I don't share circles often but I hear a lot that G+ is mostly male. I have spent a lot of time finding good women. This is not a porn circle if that is what you are into. This is NOT a HOT WOMEN  circle. This is a circle of real women who have a G+ page just like me.  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #womenofgoogleplus  2013-10-30 17:36:0450023821CC G+
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404CC G+
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815CC G+
Trevor Penwarden4,674Here is my Doctor Who Circle, thank you all for you entertaining posts and comments :)A question for you all, what is your favorite Doctor Who story/episode?I have so much trouble picking, but today I am picking 'Terminus' Where the Doctor, Tegan , Nyssa and Turlough visit the centre of the universe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminus_%28Doctor_Who%29 #sharedcircles #DoctorWho #TARDIS #Terminus  2013-09-19 06:19:40270405CC G+
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925630CC G+
Raquel Hunter6,447Food, a simple substance that tantalizes our tastebuds and brings us continued pleasure.This circle is composed of chefs, foodies, and food enthusiasts. Let them inspire you with their beautiful pictures and simple, yet wonderful recipes. #Foodies   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2013-09-05 00:48:07499349CC G+
Peter Edenist23,865The Super SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                 Resharing the main Science Fiction circle. I am notifying select people who are in the circle separately.  This is the TOP SF Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:) Please Reshare to share the love and to support SF!!!!!! =========================Our linked communities:Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH=========================I have taken the liberty of adding some people interested in Science fiction. If you want to leave, please let me know with a comment. If I have missed anyone, my apologies, please comment and let me know.=========================Hastag zoo:#scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #public  #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #topcircles  #reshare   #reshared   2013-08-14 16:20:334968210287CC G+
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015CC G+
Conspiracy Theory1,555Conspiracy seekers Part 2 #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-11 01:32:07147025CC G+
Raquel Hunter2,911Foodies Rejoice Circle!Perfect circle with recipes from notable CHEFS and FOODIES with SIMPLE recipes. #Circleshare #FoodiesCircle #SharedCircle #RecipeCircle #foodies 2013-08-06 15:20:30497146CC G+
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150CC G+
AyJay Schibig23,085ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.28.13Welcome to the latest  Release of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle  of Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-28 22:48:4638810314CC G+
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608CC G+
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618CC G+
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915024134CC G+
AyJay Schibig21,387ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.7.13Welcome to the latest edition of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle with these Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 01:06:353396220CC G+
Laura Bandiera1,202My top #GoogleEngagers #topengagers  Please do these steps to be included:1) Do plus 1 to the post (+1)2) Comment the post3) Include the #sharedcircle among your circles.4) Share the circle and include yourself (obviously).Thanks to my friends of +ESO SrlEnjoy their website: http://www.eso.itKisses, Laura2013-07-04 05:40:5948713620CC G+
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216CC G+
Laura Bandiera762Top Engagers my friends #sharedcircle   get many followers through these simple steps: +1, comment this post, share it and include yourself in the shared circle. That's simple ! #sharedmycircle  2013-06-20 04:22:0748511512CC G+
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:55:1020111314CC G+
Daniel Fontaine18,279When I created it, I named this Circle Something Old Something New. Not getting married or anything, I already am, it just seemed appropriate.It includes all the old school familiar faces that helped me appreciate, enjoy and love Google+ since stumbling into my first hangout.It also has a nice helping of newer folks that I have met here on elsewhere that make me enjoy checking my stream and this circle so frequently.I am bit rusty on the circle sharing but if I did this right, if you were notified you are in it and thank you!#sharedcircles   #community  2013-06-11 14:21:49188651162CC G+

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2014-07-16 19:32:57 (106 comments, 106 reshares, 432 +1s)

NINJA WARRIOR MINIONS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Look at her go!

Most reshares: 106

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2014-07-16 19:32:57 (106 comments, 106 reshares, 432 +1s)

NINJA WARRIOR MINIONS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Look at her go!

Most plusones: 432

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2014-07-16 19:32:57 (106 comments, 106 reshares, 432 +1s)

NINJA WARRIOR MINIONS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Look at her go!

Latest 50 posts

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2014-08-19 03:00:44 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)

LOKI

YOU GUYS. NATHAN FILLION NOMINATED TOM HIDDLESTON TO BASICALLY DO HIS OWN ICE COLD WET T-SHIRT CONTEST FOR CHARITY. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON'T LOVE.

MY CAPS LOCK CANNOT BE UNDONE FOR THIS. TOO MUCH EXCITE. #RiosLurvesIt #asdfghjkl

Via +Katey Springle Lempka

Tom Hiddleston - Ice Bucket Challenge
:) 

http://youtu.be/kcD6jDn1oHY

#loki   #tomhiddleston   #hiddlestoner   #hiddles   #icebucketchallenge  ___LOKI

YOU GUYS. NATHAN FILLION NOMINATED TOM HIDDLESTON TO BASICALLY DO HIS OWN ICE COLD WET T-SHIRT CONTEST FOR CHARITY. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON'T LOVE.

MY CAPS LOCK CANNOT BE UNDONE FOR THIS. TOO MUCH EXCITE. #RiosLurvesIt #asdfghjkl

Via +Katey Springle Lempka

2014-08-15 23:43:09 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

SCIENCE MINIONS

Help?

Help me, Google. My kid would like an infographic showing all the fusion reactions in stars, the elements involved, and the byproducts. His interest was sparked by a chart showing the hydrogen -> helium process in our sun in the DK Universe book. My Google fu is failing me. Is there such a thing out there that any of you physics-minded people can point me to?

He would settle for a text explanation that told him which elements combine to make the others in the fusion process in stars. He's already read all the wiki articles and kids sites and we haven't really found what he's looking for, which is probably more like an ingredient list. Thanks for your help!___SCIENCE MINIONS

Help?

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2014-08-15 18:26:41 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

FOODIES

+Rikki Kuykendall why you gotta be making me hungry?

I must pass on the torture. You're welcome.

Balsamic Roasted Cherry, Dark Chocolate and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/07/balsamic-roasted-cherry-dark-chocolate.html

#recipe #grilledcheese #cherry #chocolate___FOODIES

+Rikki Kuykendall why you gotta be making me hungry?

I must pass on the torture. You're welcome.

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2014-08-15 04:09:47 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 67 +1s)

POLITICS

This is how you police. This. I love it. More of this.

The Missouri Highway Patrol relieved the Ferguson PD today. Captain Johnson, a Ferguson native, is leading the new security. He started out by removing the tactical units, setting up a media staging center, vowed not to blockade the streets, ordered police working crowd control to take off their gas masks -- and marched along with the protesters himself.

(That's not him in this picture, by the way -- Captain Johnson is black. Not sure who the cop in this picture is, but apparently quite a few of the members of the Missouri Highway Patrol marched alongside the protesters today. ETA: Here's a picture of Captain Johnson: https://twitter.com/JRehling/status/500062107971231744 . Thanks to +Don McArthur for the link.)

There's a bunch more in the story below, and I recommend you read it, because it's such an antidote to the news stories of the past few days. It appears that there's one cop, at least, who still remembers what the job is all about.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson: Doing it right.___POLITICS

This is how you police. This. I love it. More of this.

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2014-08-14 05:39:59 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)

MINIONS

I try not to post religious things but omg. I broke something trying not to laugh around the sleeping kiddo.

I've been thinking of starting my own comic book soon, so for all of you budding artists out there, get practicing ;)___MINIONS

I try not to post religious things but omg. I broke something trying not to laugh around the sleeping kiddo.

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2014-08-14 05:23:05 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

POLITICS

Seriously. What in the fuck.

Important commentary in the original post, as usual.

This is a live broadcast coming from #Ferguson at the moment. It's hard to get clear news reports right now, but it appears that much of the city is presently under martial law, with citizens being ordered into their houses, cell phones being blocked in areas, and a no-fly zone imposed over the city. 

We're right now seeing (on video) a group of about 50-100 people protesting at an intersection; they are standing still and chanting. There are about 100 heavily armed police lined up a block away from them, who have just ordered all press to cease filming and ordered everyone to disperse, giving a "final warning."

If you can watch this live, do so now -- this is your chance to see unedited footage from an active situation. I'll continue to update the thread as the situation develops.

UPDATED: (See the comments on my post for the minute-by-minute) At this point, transmission has been lost, so we have no further updates. But I can confirm that I watched a protest consisting of approximately 50 people standing still in a residential neighborhood and chanting. I saw about one sign and one bullhorn, and no other activity. Approximately 100 heavily armed police approached from a distance of a block, supported by a helicopter, and ordered press to turn off their cameras. Shortly afterwards, the police opened fire on the crowd and the surrounding neighborhood with a combination of sonic weapons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. The shots were indiscriminate and hit protesters and houses alike. The protesters attempted to flee but were surrounded from all sides by police, at which point transmission ended.

The police made no attempt to communicate with protestors prior to opening fire, apart from their orders to the press and some orders to disperse. I'm not sure how those orders were meant to be followed, as the area was already surrounded at the time and there was nowhere to disperse to. It appears that the police have declared all public assemblies within Ferguson illegal (or at least, fair targets for armed assault) per se.___POLITICS

Seriously. What in the fuck.

Important commentary in the original post, as usual.

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2014-08-14 01:05:17 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

MINIONS

HOW DID I MISS THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THIS IS THE BEST.

MINIONS

HOW DID I MISS THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THIS IS THE BEST.___

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2014-08-12 18:49:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

"But I guess my larger point is that if you know somebody who might be at risk but you've been denying it because they're always smiling and joking around, for the love of God, wake the fuck up. They don't know how to ask for help because they don't know how to relate, because when you've lived behind that wall long enough, you completely lose the ability."

h/t to +Lily Alice  

"But I guess my larger point is that if you know somebody who might be at risk but you've been denying it because they're always smiling and joking around, for the love of God, wake the fuck up. They don't know how to ask for help because they don't know how to relate, because when you've lived behind that wall long enough, you completely lose the ability."

h/t to +Lily Alice  ___

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2014-08-12 03:42:38 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)

MINIONS

I know a lot of creative people and perhaps by correlation I know a lot of people who struggle with depression. They have told me (and they’ve told the world) how depression sits there, implacable, and drains the color out of the world until no success or joy matters. I believe them, and it becomes increasingly evident that no matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, that depression is a good liar and can make you believe none of it is worth the while.

I know and love too many people with depression to believe that it’s something that’s shameful to talk about or to acknowledge. I want them alive and I want them here with us. If you have depression I want you alive and here with us. Don’t let the moment take you. Don’t be afraid to get help. The people who love you want you here. Believe it.



MINIONS

I know a lot of creative people and perhaps by correlation I know a lot of people who struggle with depression. They have told me (and they’ve told the world) how depression sits there, implacable, and drains the color out of the world until no success or joy matters. I believe them, and it becomes increasingly evident that no matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, that depression is a good liar and can make you believe none of it is worth the while.

I know and love too many people with depression to believe that it’s something that’s shameful to talk about or to acknowledge. I want them alive and I want them here with us. If you have depression I want you alive and here with us. Don’t let the moment take you. Don’t be afraid to get help. The people who love you want you here. Believe it.

___

2014-08-12 02:05:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

I speak about Depression & Robin Willams's death.

~~*~~

With the death of Robin Williams today, depression has once again come into the spotlight. I won't go into the many reasons Mr. Williams' death has impacted me. It has, and that's all that needs to be said.

It was common knowledge that Mr. Williams was a troubled man who struggled with addiction and depression. His suicide didn't surprise me, and that's a terrible thing to say.

I understand, which is also a terrible thing to say.

Depression is a silent killer, smothering the voice of its victims. It is something too many are mocked for struggling with. It's an illness, but a misunderstood one. Those who medicate for it are shunned. Those who don't are scorned as they fight the battle against their silent killers.

And then those left behind are confused... more »

I speak about Depression & Robin Willams's death.

~~*~~

With the death of Robin Williams today, depression has once again come into the spotlight. I won't go into the many reasons Mr. Williams' death has impacted me. It has, and that's all that needs to be said.

It was common knowledge that Mr. Williams was a troubled man who struggled with addiction and depression. His suicide didn't surprise me, and that's a terrible thing to say.

I understand, which is also a terrible thing to say.

Depression is a silent killer, smothering the voice of its victims. It is something too many are mocked for struggling with. It's an illness, but a misunderstood one. Those who medicate for it are shunned. Those who don't are scorned as they fight the battle against their silent killers.

And then those left behind are confused when those victims lose that war. Some mourn, some stay quiet, and other scorn.

Most victims are written off and forgotten.

But then comes along someone like Robin Williams, who reminds us in the harshest, saddest way possible that the Silent Killer, named Depression, is among those who have the magic to touch other lives, bringing laughter and joy.

I hope you rest well, Mr. Williams, and whatever awaits you is full of the laughter and joy that you brought to so many others.

And I wish we could have given that laughter and joy back to you when you needed it the most.

You will not be forgotten.

Nor shall the silent killer who did you in.

For more information on how you can get help, you can use the following resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Suicide Action Montreal (Local to me)
Mostly Importantly, YOU. If you see a friend or loved on struggling with depression, YOU can help. Here's how: Talk to them. If they tell you they're suffering from depression, don't judge them. Offer them support.

If necessary, INTERVENE. Those resources above are available for ANYONE dealing with suicide--you need not be the one suffering.

Ask for help.

Don't suffer alone.

Don't let others suffer alone.

Rest well, Robin.___

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2014-08-12 01:54:47 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

ACTIVE MINIONS

So if any of you remember, about a year ago (in October) I signed up for Nerd Fitness Academy. I did the classic thing they specifically advise you against: trying to make too many changes all at once.

What can I say, I'm hella talented at taking on too much at one time.

(In case you all are wondering, this is also why I don't post like 12 things in a day anymore. Burnt myself out. It happens.)

In the spirit of trying not to drop all the effort like I usually do, I decided I would at least do the one most important thing: get my food right. I don't mean temporary changes. I mean complete habit change. Right portions, better food (fresh veggies as often as possible etc), and within a limited budget. I'm not even gonna lie, it took me most of a year just to get to where I didn't have to think about it. I'm even to the... more »

ACTIVE MINIONS

So if any of you remember, about a year ago (in October) I signed up for Nerd Fitness Academy. I did the classic thing they specifically advise you against: trying to make too many changes all at once.

What can I say, I'm hella talented at taking on too much at one time.

(In case you all are wondering, this is also why I don't post like 12 things in a day anymore. Burnt myself out. It happens.)

In the spirit of trying not to drop all the effort like I usually do, I decided I would at least do the one most important thing: get my food right. I don't mean temporary changes. I mean complete habit change. Right portions, better food (fresh veggies as often as possible etc), and within a limited budget. I'm not even gonna lie, it took me most of a year just to get to where I didn't have to think about it. I'm even to the point where I've started not craving things like spaghetti or mac n cheese.

(To clue you in, I used to feel about mac n cheese the way I feel about pancakes AND YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT PANCAKES.)

(.... okay so I'm still not over pancakes but in perspective I'm willing to have those as a vice in exchange for the massive amounts of progress I've made.)

(... shh.)

Well I did it. I got my food right. (Except pancakes. Shut up.) The grocery shopping is a breeze now. I still don't have my act together with meal planning, but I've broken the habit of grabbing easy boxed food or mixes, and I no longer buy bread. None of it even looks good anymore. I been slowly shedding some pounds, slowly, and since last winter I've dropped several inches and about 25 pounds. Since the 25 pounds didn't drop off really fast my body isn't missing it. Permanent adjustment. BAM.

Next step: physical fitness.

To be clear, I'm not going into workouts to lose more weight. I mean, I'll be glad to lose a little more flub, but my main goal is actually strength and endurance training. Here's why.

I dunno if you all noticed, but I have two boys. Two hyper boys. And when the younger one gets older I'm going to NEED to be able to run after him. He never stops moving. Never. And our St Bernard puppy Sofaloaf is now 7 months old with ever increasing amounts of energy. Y'all don't even know. Also, the Nedthing has been working out for the last ~5 weeks with amazing results so obviously I have to work out now too because competition.

Basically my new goal is to go all Ninja Warrior. It's the only way I'll keep up with the rest of the family.

I have a feeling that even though I'll probably drop like 20 more pounds of fat doing this strength and endurance thing, I'm gonna gain at least 10 more pounds in muscle, so the scale isn't going to change a lot, but I hope by the end of it I'll look like a deadly force of nature.

Anyway. The whole point of this post. I'll be mining the Nerd Fitness Academy for their 20 Academy only workouts and their 10 publicly posted workouts (via their blog). The Academy only workouts include 7 levels of body weight workouts, 5 levels of dumbbell workouts, 7 levels of barbell workouts, and a long interval sprint workout for runners. 

And in the interest of 1) gathering all these links in one place so I can be lazy and not hunt for them again and 2) indulging some of you little minions' curiosity, I'm just gonna drop the public links right here:

TMNT Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/08/04/the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-workout

Legend of Zelda Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/06/17/the-legend-of-zelda-workout/

LotR Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/04/21/the-lord-of-the-rings-workout-one-plan-to-rule-them-all/

Star Wars Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/01/09/the-star-wars-workout-jedi-training-101/

Arrested Development Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/05/24/the-arrested-development-workout-plan-come-on/

Amazing Spiderman Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/05/02/amazing-spiderman/

Konami Code Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/11/26/konami-code-workout/

Angry Birds Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/03/10/angry-birds-workout-plan/

20 Minute Hotel Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/12/20/the-20-minute-hotel-workout/

Beginner Bodyweight Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/

Advanced Bodyweight Workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/17/advanced-body-weight-workout-warning-this-will-kick-your-ass/

This isn't going to be temporary. This is another habit change. For all I know it might actually take me another calendar year to get to a point where I don't have to think about shoving workouts into my schedule. Which is okay. If it was easy I would have done it already, obviously.

As I've done with the food habit, I won't be beating myself up for missing workouts. I'll just pick up the next day as though that was the plan all along. I'm not gonna feel guilty for deviating from the plan. Conscious decision to deviate, rather than a "failure" of willpower or some other negative thought pattern.

SO THERE YOU GO. THIS IS WHAT THE RIOS IS DOING. I WILL BE NINJA WARRIOR. YES.

And now if you'll excuse me, I have to go find a way to distract myself from the thought of pancakes. It's been two weeks since I've pancaked. Two weeks. asdfghjkl

ENJOY YOUR WORKOUT LINK DUMPS, LITTLE MINIONS!___

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2014-08-09 20:28:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

MINIONS

This was wild from start to finish.

(Language warning for those of you in an office or around kids.)

Very last thing he says before the video cuts off is sad though =/

Craziest News Story You Will Hear Today - Hitchhiker Hatchet Kai
Take a #Caturday pause and... just... this is in fact a crazy fucking story. Some crazy guy who thinks he's Jesus attacks a woman and this homeless #hitchhiker saves the woman with a hatchet. Yeah... that shit happened. wow.
h/t: +Ryan Lance ___MINIONS

This was wild from start to finish.

(Language warning for those of you in an office or around kids.)

Very last thing he says before the video cuts off is sad though =/

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2014-08-09 05:05:21 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Saw the movie on Wednesday. Bet you can't guess my favorite character.

(I have a better gif but it's hella spoilery. Trust me though it's adorable.)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Saw the movie on Wednesday. Bet you can't guess my favorite character.

(I have a better gif but it's hella spoilery. Trust me though it's adorable.)___

2014-08-09 04:18:11 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

BYE BYE JAVA!

Class is over. Done. Boom. NO MORE CODING. Maybe I might try another programming language in the future, but Java and I are going to stay just friends and go our separate ways for now. 

HUGE thanks to the people that helped me survive this semester:

+Mohammed S. Al Sahaf (seriously you deserve a medal)
+Paul Spoerry 
+A Kangaroo 
+Galen Hussey 
(... and likely a few others I'm forgetting but trust me I HEART YOU)

I'm moving on instead toward more database-y things like Tableau, which I'm not taking a class for but I will utilize the free tutorials and take advantage of the student discount, because holy wow that program is expensive.

Ta-ta everyone, I'm off to go to bed before midnight for once. Wee!

<3

BYE BYE JAVA!

Class is over. Done. Boom. NO MORE CODING. Maybe I might try another programming language in the future, but Java and I are going to stay just friends and go our separate ways for now. 

HUGE thanks to the people that helped me survive this semester:

+Mohammed S. Al Sahaf (seriously you deserve a medal)
+Paul Spoerry 
+A Kangaroo 
+Galen Hussey 
(... and likely a few others I'm forgetting but trust me I HEART YOU)

I'm moving on instead toward more database-y things like Tableau, which I'm not taking a class for but I will utilize the free tutorials and take advantage of the student discount, because holy wow that program is expensive.

Ta-ta everyone, I'm off to go to bed before midnight for once. Wee!

<3___

2014-08-08 21:58:43 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

JAVA APPLET MINIONS

Last assignment. Last one. And then I abandon Java for at least a year because omg it drives me nuts how do some of you do this for a living ugh.

How do you button in a Java Applet? I need the button to play the sound file. Example code showed how to display text, image, and automatically play sound, but I don't want the sound to come on until the button is clicked. Of course there is no example button code, but I found a thing on the internets (which doesn't work yet in my code because we also didn't cover ActionListener stuff and I'm still dinking with it). Here's the horribly simple and not yet working code:

import javax.swing.JApplet;
import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.net.*;

public class RiosApplet extends JApplet {

    URL codb; //I have no idea what this is but itw... more »

JAVA APPLET MINIONS

Last assignment. Last one. And then I abandon Java for at least a year because omg it drives me nuts how do some of you do this for a living ugh.

How do you button in a Java Applet? I need the button to play the sound file. Example code showed how to display text, image, and automatically play sound, but I don't want the sound to come on until the button is clicked. Of course there is no example button code, but I found a thing on the internets (which doesn't work yet in my code because we also didn't cover ActionListener stuff and I'm still dinking with it). Here's the horribly simple and not yet working code:

import javax.swing.JApplet;
import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.net.*;

public class RiosApplet extends JApplet {

    URL codb; //I have no idea what this is but it was in the example so I left it
    Image myPicture;
    AudioClip mySound;
    
   @Override
    public void init() {
        // TODO start asynchronous download of heavy resources
        myPicture = getImage(getCodeBase(), "Rios.jpg");
        mySound = getAudioClip(getDocumentBase(), "yay.mp3");
        //Button
        Button yay = new Button("Yay!");
        this.add(yay);
        yay.addActionListener(this);
    }

    // TODO overwrite start(), stop() and destroy() methods
   @Override
    public String getAppletInfo() {
        return "Yes, hello!" +
                "\nThis is my bio and stuff." +
                "\nAmazing, isn't it?.";
    }
    
   @Override
    public void start() {
        mySound.play();
        showStatus(getAppletInfo());
    }

   @Override
    public void paint(Graphics g) {
        g.drawImage(myPicture, 20, 20, this);
    }
}

How do?___

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2014-08-08 21:29:59 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

Sarah Is Weird

Guys. I finally decided on a new voicemail message for my phone.

"You have reached the life model decoy of Sarah Rios. Please leave a message."

Sarah Is Weird

Guys. I finally decided on a new voicemail message for my phone.

"You have reached the life model decoy of Sarah Rios. Please leave a message."___

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2014-08-07 13:16:48 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)

MINIONS

Coolest bridge ever. We need one.

Via plus by +Wesley Davis

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the government of Vietnam has constructed the world’s largest dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. Not only is it the steel bridge the largest of its type in the world, but it is covered in over 2,500 LED lights - and it breathes fire!___MINIONS

Coolest bridge ever. We need one.

Via plus by +Wesley Davis

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2014-08-07 01:15:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

MINIONS

I wasn't sure if I'd like the serious version of Stephen Colbert. Turns out I do!

This is actually awesome. I've never seen Stephen Colbert be serious. I didn't think I could love him any more than I already do, but here I am, thoroughly loving the Stephen.___MINIONS

I wasn't sure if I'd like the serious version of Stephen Colbert. Turns out I do!

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2014-08-06 01:00:16 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

FOODIES

My first attempt at veggetti. Used zucchini and eggplant* for the noodles. Turkey meat in the pasta sauce, as well as leftover veggies from breakfast (red bell pepper, celery, onion... bacon).

This is effing delicious.

*While the zucchini only needed to be cut and sautéed for a couple minutes, the eggplant required a 30 min salt bath, a rinse, and then a quick sauté with the zucchini.

FOODIES

My first attempt at veggetti. Used zucchini and eggplant* for the noodles. Turkey meat in the pasta sauce, as well as leftover veggies from breakfast (red bell pepper, celery, onion... bacon).

This is effing delicious.

*While the zucchini only needed to be cut and sautéed for a couple minutes, the eggplant required a 30 min salt bath, a rinse, and then a quick sauté with the zucchini.___

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2014-08-04 22:08:07 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 87 +1s)

Sarah Is Weird

MFW I didn't totally bomb my algebra final! Think I hit a solid B.

Also, rogue side curls.

Sarah Is Weird

MFW I didn't totally bomb my algebra final! Think I hit a solid B.

Also, rogue side curls.___

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2014-08-03 03:11:06 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

SATURDAY SCENES

Damn I’m sexy.
 
I applied the last of the lip gloss and made kissy noises at the mirror.  The man didn’t stand a chance, not in this outfit.  I would glide into his personal space, extract the necessary information, and be out of there before he knew what hit him.  Literally.
 
One last check of my extensions and I was good to go.  Glittery silver strands emerged in chunks from my black hair, their shine a good contrast to my all black ensemble and a nice compliment to my silver jewelry.  Not a lot was left to the imagination, but that was the point.  I couldn’t afford to be subtle tonight.  Didn’t have time to play it slow, else I might not get paid, and my mark might fall prey to another assassin.
 
Too bad this look would be wasted on a dead man.  I could have my pick of half the city in this outfit.
 
MissThing mewed her dis... more »

SATURDAY SCENES

Damn I’m sexy.
 
I applied the last of the lip gloss and made kissy noises at the mirror.  The man didn’t stand a chance, not in this outfit.  I would glide into his personal space, extract the necessary information, and be out of there before he knew what hit him.  Literally.
 
One last check of my extensions and I was good to go.  Glittery silver strands emerged in chunks from my black hair, their shine a good contrast to my all black ensemble and a nice compliment to my silver jewelry.  Not a lot was left to the imagination, but that was the point.  I couldn’t afford to be subtle tonight.  Didn’t have time to play it slow, else I might not get paid, and my mark might fall prey to another assassin.
 
Too bad this look would be wasted on a dead man.  I could have my pick of half the city in this outfit.
 
Miss Thing mewed her distress when she saw me pick up my keys.  She knew me too well to think I’d be home tonight, and she feared I’d forget to feed her again.  Silly cat.  I rubbed under her chin and grabbed a can from atop the fridge.  Never have I seen a cat move so fast at the promise of food.  She almost knocked me over in her excitement, and I had to be careful not to step on her as I moved the food to her bowl.
 
With Miss Thing occupied by bits of chicken and tuna, I hid a few necessary items on my person and locked the door behind me.  The car was already parked in the drive.  Like an idiot I’d left it out all night, and of course it had rained, so I would need to have it wiped down before making my stop at the club.  Anything less than a factory finish shine would cause several dirty looks from the other rich patrons.  I couldn’t afford to tarnish my reputation, not tonight.
 
Forty-five minutes and too much money later I handed my keys to the valet.  Club X was busy tonight.  A lot of hopefuls in the line outside the door, which made me wonder who else was in here tonight.  Surely this crowd wasn’t here for Richard Knife.  He was the richest of the rich bachelors in these parts, but he wasn’t mob material.
 
“Liefje,” the bouncer said with a nod.
 
“James,” I returned, blowing him a kiss.
 
“Lots of money in here tonight.  Watch yourself.”
 
“Thanks, hon.”
 
I slipped past the barrier and bypassed the line into the club.  The lights were lower than usual, the music louder.  Whoever was in here didn’t want to be noticed or overheard.  Difficult feat, that, especially with tonight’s crowd.
 
It took me all of ten seconds to spot him.  Richard was in his thirties, not model material but still fairly attractive.  He was lean, maybe five eleven, with rich brown hair, blue shirt, and charcoal pants.  Shoes were spit polished.  One hand held a Mojito.  He was flirting shamelessly with the bartender.
 
If this were any easier I’d need a second mark to counter my boredom.
 
“Evening,” I said, sliding in next to him.  “I’ll take a Mojito as well, Miranda.”
 
Wink.  Smile.  Lean forward to give him a good profile.  I took the drink and rested my elbow on the bar.
 
“You new here?” I asked him.
 
“Not new enough to fall for that line.”
 
I smirked.
 
He considered me for a moment, but not once did his eyes leave my face.  “Are you interested in me or my money?”
 
Smart cookie.  I mimicked him and played it direct.  “What if I said both?”
 
“What if I said I wasn’t interested?”
 
“That would be a shame, Mister…?”
 
“Knife.  Richard Knife.”
 
I set my drink down and leaned in.  “Well then, Mr. Knife, what would you be interested in?”
 
He leaned in to match my position.  “I’d be interested in your name, for starters.”
 
“Liefje.”
 
“Lover,” he translated.  “Don’t tell me that’s your real name?”
 
“It isn’t.”  I didn’t offer another explanation.  A little mystery wouldn’t do him any harm, and it would protect my identity in case something went wrong.
 
Finally, he smiled.  He set his drink down and offered me a hand.
 
This was too easy.
 
We headed for the back of the club, the VIP rooms, with Richard bringing up the rear.  I’d done it on purpose to show off both the skirt and my impressive sashay.  He could look all he wanted without being rude.
 
It was my first, and unfortunately not the last, mistake of the night.  I felt a sharp point at my spine just as we reached one of the rooms.
 
“We need to talk, Liefje.”
 
The door opened to more people than I cared to see.  I didn’t wait for him to push me into the room; I walked, head held high, into the center of the polished floor.  Richard followed and shut the door behind him.
 
I sighed.  This was going to be a long night.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I'm as clueless as you guys are. I found this old scene lurking in my "blurbs" archive AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I WAS GOING WITH IT.

What even.

This is one of those examples of "don't assume you'll remember." Seriously you guys. Write notes for yourselves.

#SaturdayScenes  
#RiosWrites  ___

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2014-08-02 02:06:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

TWITTER MINIONS

I haven't done the Twitter thing in a while. Who else is amusing over there? Who should I follow?

My new favorite twitter: https://twitter.com/voidsexts___TWITTER MINIONS

I haven't done the Twitter thing in a while. Who else is amusing over there? Who should I follow?

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2014-07-31 19:56:20 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

JAVA MINIONS

Fun story!

The assignment below, the one we did last week, is being expanded upon for this week's turn in. 

Problem #1: In the JavaFX version I never did figure out how to populate the boxes with random numbers (see comments on original post). Ran out of time for submission, so I turned in what I had.

Problem #2: I actually never did the program in Swing. It took me so long to do it in JavaFX that when I tried to even start it in Swing (at least to get it to the same progress point as the JavaFX version) my eyes crossed and my brain quit working. I didn't turn that piece in. I am a bad student.

With that in mind, this week's assignment involves taking last week's programs and making them event-driven. I have to make a button that resets all the randomly generated numbers, a button that sets them all to be 0's, and a button that sets... more »

SWING + JAVAFX MINIONS

I'm trying to do exercise 14.7(a) in both Swing and JavaFX. Is there a shorthand way to add 10x10 text fields or am I stuck writing this line out 100 times? 

pane.add(new TextField(), 0, 0);

Thoughts?___JAVA MINIONS

Fun story!

The assignment below, the one we did last week, is being expanded upon for this week's turn in. 

Problem #1: In the JavaFX version I never did figure out how to populate the boxes with random numbers (see comments on original post). Ran out of time for submission, so I turned in what I had.

Problem #2: I actually never did the program in Swing. It took me so long to do it in JavaFX that when I tried to even start it in Swing (at least to get it to the same progress point as the JavaFX version) my eyes crossed and my brain quit working. I didn't turn that piece in. I am a bad student.

With that in mind, this week's assignment involves taking last week's programs and making them event-driven. I have to make a button that resets all the randomly generated numbers, a button that sets them all to be 0's, and a button that sets them all to be 1s.

BUT I NEED THE HELP FINISHING LAST WEEK'S ASSIGNMENT FIRST. Because obviously I can't move on until I can get the code working that populates the numbers in the first place.

Any volunteers to look over my code? Imma start the second attempt at doing this in Swing. I'll be back in a few hours with some nice swear words and pained expressions.

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2014-07-30 15:01:47 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

SYFY MINIONS

This premieres tonight. In case you needed to know.

Just a friendly reminder : Sharknado 2 premieres tonight.

You know you want it.
#sharknado___SYFY MINIONS

This premieres tonight. In case you needed to know.

2014-07-29 19:49:00 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)

RANDOM LOLs

Seriously you guys need to be on Tumblr. It's gold.

I think the Hannibal quote is my favorite.

Quoting Tumblr People #12
It has once again between a while since I did one of my posts with quotes of the stuff that people on Tumblr say. This means it is time for another long post, filled with the quotes I have collected on Tumblr.


wolfcola.biz:
I'm not trying to start anything with the celery fandom, but it is honestly the worst vegetable.


pussyhands.tumblr.com:
What if our use of emojis gradually becomes so extensive that we actually circle back to writing in hieroglyphics?


holyshawarmabatman.tumblr.com:
So I have two little cousins, one is 10 and the other is 7, and my aunt told them they could each say one cuss word and not get in trouble, so the older one very politely says "damn" - but the younger one stands up on the kitchen table, rips his shirt off and screams "FUUUUUUCCCKKKK" while dive bombing to the floor and my aunt just stood there and stared at him because she couldn't get mad at him.


yunglapras.tumblr.com:
I hate that "LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU" shit, because 1 in 3 women are abused. Y'all are already punching us; the issue is that we'd like you to stop.


berubescu.tumblr.com:
I want a murder mystery show where the body is always the same cheap-ass plastic skeleton, fully clothed and in some completely ridiculous pose. Like, it'll lay there with its hands on its hips in some terrible sequin dress, and the detectives will step up to it all super-serious like "it appears she's been dead for 12 hours" and no one will mention the fact that "she" is a dollar store Halloween decoration.


crabparty.tumblr.com:
My brother had a dream he spent 20 dollars on a hotdog and he woke up screaming.


crimsonclad.tumblr.com:
One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.


h0mocidal.tumblr.com:
Does anyone else convert oxygen into carbon dioxide or is that just me?


bellecosby.tumblr.com:
I wonder how many strangers' stories we make it into? You know maybe someone saw you in passing and told their friends about how pretty the girl in the lavender sweater was. Or maybe they overheard you say a joke and repeated it to their friend confessing that they heard it from some guy at the store.


tacodwell.tumblr.com:
I remember when I was a fetus I used to sneak out at night while my mother was sleeping.


youngstero.tumblr.com:
If zoos weren't an already established thing and I heard about the concept of them I would think the person whose idea that was should be arrested.


soundingonlyatnightasyousleep.tumblr.com:
Hannibal is a gothic horror show about control, perception, abuse, mental illness and disability, the institution of psychiatry, and vengeance, frequently featuring terrifying scenes of violence and gore - and the fandom is comprised of teenage girls bedecking everyone in flowers and making cheesy puns. Is this the actual reverse of the brony fandom?


elizabitchtaylor.tumblr.com:
She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts.
She's cheer captain and I respect her right to wear whatever she wants and participate in traditionally "feminine" activities because I understand that life is not about condemning another woman's personal choices just because she doesn't "deserve" the boy I have a crush on.


awrrex.tumblr.com:
You either die Spongebob, or live long enough to see yourself become Squidward.


adventuresofcesium.tumblr.com:
A sequel to Frozen where Elsa's advisors are all imploring her to find a nice prince to marry to be the king consort and Elsa just isn't interested in anyone until the Arabian royal family comes to visit to discuss trade arrangements and Elsa meets their spunky hijabi daughter who has the power to manipulate fire and heat and falls in love instantly.


jel-lee.tumblr.com:
Asexuality: the world's most simple-to-grasp concept that apparently nobody can understand.


sylviatietjens.co.vu:
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN:
- Finding someone aesthetically pleasing
- Being sexually attracted to someone
- Being romantically attracted to someone
WHY IS THAT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND?


malkiewicz.tumblr.com:
Synonyms are weird because if you invite someone to your cottage in the forest that just sounds nice and cozy, but if I invite you to my cabin in the woods you're going to die.


faxmachine.tumblr.com:
I think the reason why the phrase "I'm not like most girls" annoys me so much is because women have been conditioned to feel like they have to disassociate themselves from the female gender to be recognized as an interesting human being and if that isn't fucked up then I don't know what is.


jackfrost.co.vu:
Why age when you can have a painting in your attic that does that for you.


hkangela.tumblr.com:
Some cute guy just winked at me with both eyes at the same time.


geobytes.tumblr.com:
My grandma would always X out people in her yearbook and write "Deceased" when one of her high school classmates died. We often found it morbid. Grandma wanted to be the last one living. She wanted to win.


jerkidiot.com:
That girl you just called fat? Who cares about her back-story, you just shouldn't be a dick to people. Like, do we really need a tragic story to get people to stop being mean to each other?


zach-n-cheese.tumblr.com:
I heard my dad say "That was a close call."
I called the home phone from my room. He answered and I said, "No, this is a close call."
He was proud.


kadabbs.tumblr.com:
Recent studies confirm that reading books and drinking tea doesn't make you better than anyone else.


rumpelstiltskln.tumblr.com:
If I had a twin I would go into crowds of strangers and profess my love to someone and then say "if our love isn't meant to be, I will go back in time and slap myself" and then my twin would burst in and slap me.


goodbyemisery.tumblr.com:
I went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don't eat grass.


burgrs.tumblr.com:
What if flies said "hey" every time they flew by your ear?


furything.tumblr.com:
Can you believe that there are legal nipples and illegal nipples?


snapily.tumblr.com:
A girl walks by. I say, "I wish I had her legs." Suddenly there are a pair of legs in my hand. People are screaming. What have I done?


zapidos.tumblr.com:
My little brother and I were swimming and my dad walked out and said "it's trash day tomorrow you know what that means" and my brother looked at me dead in the eyes and said "it's time for you to go."


underthenerdhood.tumblr.com:
A little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she's haunted by a really polite ghost.


secretpapi.tumblr.com:
Why does Garfield even hate Mondays? He doesn't have a job. He hasn't felt the crippling pressure of capitalism. He is only a cat.


greencrook.tumblr.com:
The first time someone tried to steal my bag in the subway I panicked and I broke his arm with an umbrella and since then none of my friends will let me forget about this.
If you think this was a badass moment you need to remember I'm 5 ft and my bag was a Lucky Star bag and I was crying while hitting someone much bigger than me repeatedly with a frog-shaped umbrella.


neptunain.tumblr.com:
Go into a Starbucks in NYC and say very loudly into your phone "This movie script is stale and trite! We need some new talent, someone with a fresh outlook" and wait.


overtheunderpass.tumblr.com:
Guess what - every friend and lover you have/had started out as a stranger and then changed, so go and talk to strangers and get in their van.


zackisontumblr.tumblr.com:
If anybody asks if they know you from somewhere, look them in the eyes and say, "Do you watch porn?"


My previous posts with quotes from Tumblr:
#1: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/Sna2qV5asKQ 
#2: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/j9ffU29VRiw 
#2: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/66K6uEBAUSs 
#4: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/BSxoR1g5975 
#5: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/VFuz7zU31ci 
#6: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/PRpB5iLKy2E 
#7: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/9rq7ZoNiagi 
#8: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/eN3wfr8FFgQ 
#9: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/7QmRDmBbpFH 
#10: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/ZKruwkSMpT3 
#11: plus.google.com/+HalfdanReschat/posts/Z7uCScC4ECz___RANDOM LOLs

Seriously you guys need to be on Tumblr. It's gold.

I think the Hannibal quote is my favorite.

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2014-07-29 19:41:10 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)

POLITICS

The article is great (don't skip it... It has additional info besides the Satanist story that came out a few days ago). The comments on the original post are even better. Reading time, y'all.

Dear Supreme Court:

Among other interesting consequences of the Hobby Lobby decision, you've just given every single person in the country effective line-item veto power over most laws: any person or "closely-held corporation" can invoke strict scrutiny on anything by simply saying "I don't wanna." (Or rather, "this violates my deeply-held religious beliefs," but go ahead and try to define that one as anything stronger than "I don't wanna." Half the Christian denominations would burn you at the stake.)

You asked for it, you got it.

/popcorn

h/t +Paula Beebe for the link...___POLITICS

The article is great (don't skip it... It has additional info besides the Satanist story that came out a few days ago). The comments on the original post are even better. Reading time, y'all.

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2014-07-28 06:20:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

MARVEL MINIONS

Spoiler warnings, obvs.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Shatters Our Worlds And Blows Our Minds: http://io9.com/avengers-age-of-ultron-footage-shatters-our-worlds-and-1611553600

MARVEL MINIONS

Spoiler warnings, obvs.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Shatters Our Worlds And Blows Our Minds: http://io9.com/avengers-age-of-ultron-footage-shatters-our-worlds-and-1611553600___

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2014-07-27 23:21:36 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

SWING + JAVAFX MINIONS

I'm trying to do exercise 14.7(a) in both Swing and JavaFX. Is there a shorthand way to add 10x10 text fields or am I stuck writing this line out 100 times? 

pane.add(new TextField(), 0, 0);

Thoughts?

SWING + JAVAFX MINIONS

I'm trying to do exercise 14.7(a) in both Swing and JavaFX. Is there a shorthand way to add 10x10 text fields or am I stuck writing this line out 100 times? 

pane.add(new TextField(), 0, 0);

Thoughts?___

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2014-07-26 18:50:15 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

SATURDAY SCENES

"How many bones did you need?" I yelled from the kitchen.

"Five should be enough."

"Finger bones or something bigger?"

"Finger bones are fine.  Human, please."

I opened the sash with human fingers and dumped a handful into my palm.  Anywhere they touched my skin I felt numb tingles.  To my eyes they had a sickly green glow, a deathly smoke, but I knew no one else could see that.  Daron couldn't even see it and these were his tools.  He was Vodoun.

"What are you using these for?" I asked.

He didn't look up as I entered the room, but he did smile.  "The lady in 2D.  She's going to have a bad case of rheumatoid arthritis for a couple of days."

"What did she do this time?"

"Poisoned my cat."
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SATURDAY SCENES

"How many bones did you need?" I yelled from the kitchen.

"Five should be enough."

"Finger bones or something bigger?"

"Finger bones are fine.  Human, please."

I opened the sash with human fingers and dumped a handful into my palm.  Anywhere they touched my skin I felt numb tingles.  To my eyes they had a sickly green glow, a deathly smoke, but I knew no one else could see that.  Daron couldn't even see it and these were his tools.  He was Vodoun.

"What are you using these for?" I asked.

He didn't look up as I entered the room, but he did smile.  "The lady in 2D.  She's going to have a bad case of rheumatoid arthritis for a couple of days."

"What did she do this time?"

"Poisoned my cat."

"Did you have the antidote on you?"

"Yeah, cat's fine.  That's the third time this month."

"And all you're going to give her is arthritis?"

"Only until I have another curse ready."  His eyes, sickly green smoke like the magic in the finger bones, met mine for a moment and went back to the concentration of energy between his fists.

I grabbed my purse.  "While you're doing that I'll run to the store.  Need anything?"

"Cap'n Crunch.  The kind with the berries."

"I'll get more milk, too.  You curdled too much of it for that aging potion the other day."

Mrs. Dovers waved to me on my way out.  She was a sweet old lady, though I couldn't say the same for her hellhound, Sam.  Tempramental little beast.  I avoided the usual spatter of blood near the elevator and mumbled the safe word that would let me pass out of the building's wards unharmed.  They crackled along my skin like stinging flies until I cleared the steps, at which point I was plunged into a permanent semi-darkness that hung over the neighborhood at roof level like some kind of demonic smog.

Five Points, Denver.  Home sweet home.

The persistent darkness was hedged in from the north by the Denver Pavilions, which served to increase tourism in both areas.  To the southwest it gave way to Spear Blvd, and St. Joseph Hospital kept the east end from being swallowed in darkness.  It seemed very gloomy to outsiders, though after living here for so many years I thought it felt downright cozy.

I walked a block to the local grocery store.  It wasn't a chain business, those never lasted here, but it was Norm friendly and had a good selection of herbs.  I saluted Bubba the Store Owner as I entered.  He looked a lot better this week.  His hair was growing back and it looked like his skin had stopped melting.

"What's on special this week, Bubba?"

One meaty finger pointed to the freezer section.  "Frozen dinners, half off.  Ice cream is buy one get two free."

"Got any Cap'n Crunch?"

"No.  Your boy keeps eating it all.  I can't stock it fast enough."

I shielded my mouth with one hand and leaned towards him like I might tell a secret.  "Between you and me, Daron is getting a little pudgy around the middle.  It might be better if you don't stock it for a while."

He winked.  "Gotcha."

"Were you able to have the meat Restored?"

"Nah.  Crazy bitch torched it all.  I got fresh stuff, though.  Got your alligator like you wanted."

"Oh good!  Daron's been craving it for the last month."

Bubba disappeared into the back room and came out with the alligator meat wrapped in butcher's paper.  He set it down on the counter but didn't let it go.  "He isn't doin anything unnatural with it, is he?  Store policy, I can't sell stuff what's gonna be used in spells."

"Nope, this is just for food.  He wants me to make him andouille sausage for his birthday."

He lifted his hand.  "That'll be all for you then?"

"Milk, too."

"I wouldn't touch it," he warned.  "Think someone hexed it earlier this week."

"You want me to get someone down here to check it out?"

"Nah.  Eric will be here tomorrow, I'll have him look."
 
I picked up three cartons of ice cream, a package of spaghetti, some sauce, and vegetables.  Asparagas on Bubba's urging, because the green beans weren't as fresh.  He rang me up and I headed home.
 
Three steps out the door I felt a rough shove.  The action didn't surprise me; the fact that I was the target surprised me.  Everyone around here knew I lived in that building, and the practitioners that didn't had enough sense to avoid an albino.  Some of us could see raw magic.  I was one of those.  Seemed harmless enough until we blabbed to the authorities about how that sweet little old lady was actually a Dark Witch of the Nether.  It was all fun and games until someone got burned at the stake.

The person darted into my path and stopped me with a hand to my chest.  She was young, high school age at most.  Her hair was in wild disaray.  Eyes too wide, breath coming too fast.  She checked her surroundings, panicked, and shoved a small object at me.

"Take this.  Please.  Keep it safe."

"Sweetheart, I don't want what your selling.  It's almost nightfall and you should be --"
 
"Please!" she begged.  "Please, I can't have it.  They can't find it on me.  You have to hide it.  Please, get it away from me."

"Who is 'they'?"

The girl tried to shove it in one of my grocery bags.  I wrestled with her, but as soon as I had a hold of the object, she let it go.  A gust of strong wind whipped my white hair from its ponytail.  One of the streetlamps caught my eyes and reflected red.  The combination made her gasp.  "Oh!  Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know, I --"

Black swirls of magic came with the next gust of wind.  I stiffened.  The girl couldn't see the magic, but I knew she felt it.  It wrapped around her like a blanket.  She started crying.

"I'm sorry, I have to go, please take it.  I'm sorry!"

And then she was gone.  I don't mean she ran away.  I mean she was gone, disappeared into thin air, and I was left holding what felt like a small locket.  I held my breath and waited to see if I might disappear, too.  That girl didn't have a magical aura.  She was a Norm.  Norms didn't disappear like that unless a practitioner wanted them gone.  But the wind didn't return, and I didn't see any more dark magic.  After a full minute nothing happened.

I lifted the locket to get a closer look at it.  Ugly little thing.  Tarnished, worn, and decorated with too many carvings.  Magic shimmered over and through it, pulsed from it, creating a super-imposed image on top of the real deal.  I turned it over to read the engraving on the back. It wasn't a language I could read, but it was short and looked like a warning.
 
At the next gust of wind I quickened my pace.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

This is one of those characters that jumped fully formed in my head without an accompanying [complete] story. Still haven't outlined anything, and only one or two scenes exist outside of this one. I'll tackle it someday.

#SaturdayScenes
#RiosWrites___

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2014-07-26 04:23:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Random LOLs

Y'ALL. Why is this only existing in Austin. 

I wish to have lawn services.

Random LOLs

Y'ALL. Why is this only existing in Austin. 

I wish to have lawn services.___

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2014-07-26 01:51:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

AGENTS OF SHIELD

So I was casually browsing Tumblr and OMFG TEASERS.

I. AM. SO. EXCITED.

AGENTS OF SHIELD

So I was casually browsing Tumblr and OMFG TEASERS.

I. AM. SO. EXCITED.___

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2014-07-23 22:16:40 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)

MARVEL MINIONS

GO FORTH AND READ.

Via +Katey Springle Lempka

For anyone who wants to binge-read a lot of comic books... here you are.___MARVEL MINIONS

GO FORTH AND READ.

Via +Katey Springle Lempka

2014-07-23 04:43:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Sarah Is Weird

So we're switching internet providers and the new people are installing the connection tomorrow, which I didn't remember until I saw the note in the table. Well my brain farted and I couldn't remember the name of the provider, so I just sent Nedthing a text like:

"I think I saw the internet was scheduled for tomorrow."

Clearly I need sleep.

Sarah Is Weird

So we're switching internet providers and the new people are installing the connection tomorrow, which I didn't remember until I saw the note in the table. Well my brain farted and I couldn't remember the name of the provider, so I just sent Nedthing a text like:

"I think I saw the internet was scheduled for tomorrow."

Clearly I need sleep.___

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2014-07-23 01:20:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

AoS MINIONS

eeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

/bounce bounce bounce bounce....

GUYS!! Lucy Lawless!!! /swoon___AoS MINIONS

eeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

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2014-07-21 18:00:22 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

MUSIC MONDAY

YES GOOD

via +Ilyanna Kreske 

This is the best video I've seen ALL YEAR ...

It's official ... I fucking love this :) The video was inspired by a subreddit: Star Trek Stabilized.___MUSIC MONDAY

YES GOOD

via +Ilyanna Kreske 

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2014-07-19 22:19:18 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

POLITICS

This makes me angry. I was going to say unreasonably angry, but I don't think anger here is unreasonable.

I do not understand how anyone thinks it's a good idea to cut funding to education. I do not understand how you justify that. Literally the only good it does is temporarily fix your budget numbers. That's it. There is no other benefit. I guess if all you care about is numbers then you can justify any way to get those numbers BUT COME ON.

SCHOOL SYSTEMS DO NOT FAIL BECAUSE OF THE TEACHERS.

GGRRRAAAAAGHHHH.

POLITICS

This makes me angry. I was going to say unreasonably angry, but I don't think anger here is unreasonable.

I do not understand how anyone thinks it's a good idea to cut funding to education. I do not understand how you justify that. Literally the only good it does is temporarily fix your budget numbers. That's it. There is no other benefit. I guess if all you care about is numbers then you can justify any way to get those numbers BUT COME ON.

SCHOOL SYSTEMS DO NOT FAIL BECAUSE OF THE TEACHERS.

GGRRRAAAAAGHHHH.___

2014-07-18 21:06:59 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Sarah Is Weird

Things I have discovered about myself over a spring and summer semester of undergrad classes, post layoff:

-- I am easily distracted by everything (including my own thoughts) and lack an ability to focus even when I actually want to focus. Abnormally distracted. I should probably seek professional opinions distracted.

-- In addition to distractedness, my anxiety levels are also higher than I realized or would previously admit.

-- Anger at some random outside thing (omfg how many weeks of laundry is on this floor I'm tired of walking over it KILL IT WITH FIRE) makes me highly motivated and oddly efficient.

-- I have never known such difficulty as trying to do homework with two small children in the house. Now I understand why everyone is like DO THE THING WHILE YOU ARE YOUNG and why so few working adults seek further... more »

Sarah Is Weird

Things I have discovered about myself over a spring and summer semester of undergrad classes, post layoff:

-- I am easily distracted by everything (including my own thoughts) and lack an ability to focus even when I actually want to focus. Abnormally distracted. I should probably seek professional opinions distracted.

-- In addition to distractedness, my anxiety levels are also higher than I realized or would previously admit.

-- Anger at some random outside thing (omfg how many weeks of laundry is on this floor I'm tired of walking over it KILL IT WITH FIRE) makes me highly motivated and oddly efficient.

-- I have never known such difficulty as trying to do homework with two small children in the house. Now I understand why everyone is like DO THE THING WHILE YOU ARE YOUNG and why so few working adults seek further education.

-- I am best able to focus and be productive in the evenings, which is opposite of what I thought my working habits were.

-- There was another point here and I got distracted and now I can't remember what it was (like seriously wtf all I did was look over at my homework notebook and my thought process reset itself).

In conclusion: I am a mess.___

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2014-07-18 15:14:48 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

MINIONS

It occurred to me that a lot of you haven't seen Little Man in a while, so here he is with Puddin' last night during cake wars. Can you tell they're bros? ;)

(And do either of them look at all like me because what even. Nedthing dominated the gene pool here.)

MINIONS

It occurred to me that a lot of you haven't seen Little Man in a while, so here he is with Puddin' last night during cake wars. Can you tell they're bros? ;)

(And do either of them look at all like me because what even. Nedthing dominated the gene pool here.)___

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2014-07-18 15:09:35 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

MINIONS

THIS IS ADORABLE.

Meet Porter. The World's First Driving Dog.
Nope... not a #Friday  joke. In December Porter, Ginny and Monty, which had been rescued by the SPCA, had international audiences tuning in to see them perform a world first – driving unaided around a race track, live on national television.

The trio of misfit mutts from the Auckland SPCA successfully put their paws in the 10-to-two position on the steering wheel and drove a Mini Countryman solo down a race track in Auckland.

The feat made headlines with the BBC, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, The Guardian and the Daily Mail, and science blogs from international journals Live Science and the Smithsonian.

Schooled by New Zealand animal film trainer Mark Vette and his team, Monty, a giant schnauzer cross, Ginny, a beardie whippet-cross and Porter, a beardie-cross, were put through a 12-week programme and taught to drive a car unaided.

The stunt was part of an SPCA campaign to prove rescued dogs were just as intelligent as other dogs.

src: http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/8244968/Top-Gear-lines-up-NZs-driving-dogs #DrivingDogs   #RescueDogs  ___MINIONS

THIS IS ADORABLE.

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2014-07-18 04:05:15 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDIN'

Where did the year go omg.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDIN'

Where did the year go omg.___

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2014-07-18 02:48:36 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

READERS

It may not be a good idea for slow readers BUT I WOULD USE THE HELL OUT OF THIS SERVICE. Do you know how many books I would read if I had an unlimited budget? I can go through a novel a night. Two nights if we're taking George RR Martin. For $9.99 a month? Read me like 15 books at least. Money well spent.

Where do I sign up?

via the Writer's Discussion Group community.

Binge-watching is a phenomenon, binge-reading is homework___READERS

It may not be a good idea for slow readers BUT I WOULD USE THE HELL OUT OF THIS SERVICE. Do you know how many books I would read if I had an unlimited budget? I can go through a novel a night. Two nights if we're taking George RR Martin. For $9.99 a month? Read me like 15 books at least. Money well spent.

Where do I sign up?

via the Writer's Discussion Group community.

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2014-07-18 02:34:13 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)

LADY MINIONS

NUMBER. NINE. Cannot stress that one enough, and it goes for both genders.

This, everything about this is right. This is the conversation that we should have with every son and daughter, because it is not only women that are brainwashed about sex and  identity. Men should also be told that they should be listened to, valued, have a mate that is interested in how smart, funny and interesting they are.

#sex   #sexuality   #identity  ___LADY MINIONS

NUMBER. NINE. Cannot stress that one enough, and it goes for both genders.

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2014-07-18 01:08:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

MINIONS

I have just downloaded the Tableau. Commence tutorial viewing in t-minus 4 days. 

(... after my math test.)

Any Tableau minions out there? How do you like it?

MINIONS

I have just downloaded the Tableau. Commence tutorial viewing in t-minus 4 days. 

(... after my math test.)

Any Tableau minions out there? How do you like it?___

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2014-07-17 21:30:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

MUSIC BOMB

Day 4 of 8! Not as good as the others but still fun.

MUSIC BOMB

Day 4 of 8! Not as good as the others but still fun.___

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2014-07-16 19:32:57 (106 comments, 106 reshares, 432 +1s)

NINJA WARRIOR MINIONS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Look at her go!

NINJA WARRIOR MINIONS

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! Look at her go!___

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2014-07-16 17:09:57 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

MUSIC BOMB

Day 3 of 8. These are getting epic :D

"Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)
+Sarah Rios he just dropped another new one.___MUSIC BOMB

Day 3 of 8. These are getting epic :D

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2014-07-16 05:17:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

PHOTOSHOP MINIONS

Someone do the thing because I have just turned into the Winter Soldier.

(I was being weird again trying to get some silly bathroom selfies and then I noticed I had the hair thing going on so I tried to do the mask and yeah. Winter Rios.)

(... also wow dat forehead)

PHOTOSHOP MINIONS

Someone do the thing because I have just turned into the Winter Soldier.

(I was being weird again trying to get some silly bathroom selfies and then I noticed I had the hair thing going on so I tried to do the mask and yeah. Winter Rios.)

(... also wow dat forehead)___

2014-07-16 04:57:25 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

NAME CHANGING MINIONS

Would you still recognize me if my name were to change to:

-- Pancakes
-- Waffles
-- Also Bacon
-- The Rios

Discuss.

#shenanigans
#nymwars

NAME CHANGING MINIONS

Would you still recognize me if my name were to change to:

-- Pancakes
-- Waffles
-- Also Bacon
-- The Rios

Discuss.

#shenanigans
#nymwars___

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2014-07-16 04:18:20 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

MUSIC BOMB

Day 2 of 8. ILU Weird Al.

MUSIC BOMB

Day 2 of 8. ILU Weird Al.___

2014-07-16 01:09:56 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

NAME CHANGING MINIONS

If you change your name drop it here. I already have memory issues and trying to associate new names with old (or new) avatars is going to mess me up. Which could be hilarious, but will mostly be annoying.

Also if I can't tag you using your old name there will be much sadness.

#shenanigans
#nymwars

NAME CHANGING MINIONS

If you change your name drop it here. I already have memory issues and trying to associate new names with old (or new) avatars is going to mess me up. Which could be hilarious, but will mostly be annoying.

Also if I can't tag you using your old name there will be much sadness.

#shenanigans
#nymwars___

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