Flake-out Friday–Sit on it

For those of you who are Star Trek The Next Generation fans, you may have noticed how Commander Riker sits…or maybe you haven’t. I gotta admit, I haven’t watched a lot of the TV episodes, though have seen the movies and never really paid attention. When I saw this clip posted on someone’s Facebook wall, I definitely chuckled. How had I not picked that up before?


So, have you noticed this? Ever try it?

What’s the most awesomest way someone has sat down?


Flake-Out Friday–Honest Trailers

OMG, have you seen any of the Honest Trailer vids on YouTube? I watched the Harry Potter one that a FB friend had linked, then spent the next two hours looking at other ones.

Here are my favorites (the riffs on actor names are FAB!):

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings


(Sorry the vids aren’t embedded; when I pasted the embed code, it all changed to Iron Man 2, LAME.)

Flake-out Friday–True Facts

A few weeks ago, author Mary Lindsey (of Shattered Souls and Ashes on the Waves fame) posted a link to a YouTube video, True Facts About the Tarsier.

I clicked the link and am SO glad I did. The narrator had me guffawing, fo riz.

I’d like to share that vid and another of my favorites: True Facts About the Angler Fish–It’s HIL-ar-i-OUS!

…what a pretty, pretty lady… 😉

What are some of your favorite YouTube videos?

Flake-out Friday–Publicity Opportunity

As authors, we have to market ourselves. Lots of authors have readings and signings at bookstores, libraries, schools, etc.

Ever thought about having a reading for animals? Well, here you go:

(from LOL cats)

 And if you ever do a reading at an open mic night, make sure this guy isn’t there cuz he’ll just steal your thunder. 😉

(also from LOL cat)

Flake-out Friday–Blast From the Past

My dad cleaned out the storage shed in the back yard and found a lot of high school stuff I’d put away years ago. He brought the boxes to my house and I’ve been sorting through them bit by bit.

Finding my cheerleading jacket really brought back some memories. I was never really good at the jumps and stuff, but I had fun cheering, going to the games, and watching my team get creamed watching the athletes compete.

What fun memorabilia have you come across from high school?

Mental Health Monday–A Better Pain Chart

When patients are admitted to the hospital, their vital signs are checked at regular intervals. Vital signs include blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and percent oxygenation of the blood. A fifth vital sign includes rating pain on a scale of 0-10. Since pain is such a subjective thing, the scale includes pictures to help the rater identify where they lie on the scale.

Pain Measurement Scale (CLICK THE LINK TO SEE PIC)


A better pain chart has been made and it’s circling around the interwebz like crazy. So I thought I’d share it with all y’all.

A Better Pain Chart (CLICK LINK TO SEE PIC)


I deleted the pic to avoid copyright infringement, so I’ll paraphrase the scale…

0: No pain

1: Not sure if I’m in pain

2: Just need a band-aid

3: Distressed; don’t like what’s happening

4: Pain is not effing around

5: Why is this happening to me???

6: Ow. Pain is super legit right now

7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared

8: Pain is disturbing. I may be dying

9: I am almost definitely dying

10: I am actually being mauled by a bear

11: Blood will explode out my face any moment

Too Serious for Numbers: You probably have ebola. It appears you may also be suffering from stigmata and/or pinkeye

Quite useful, isn’t it?

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