Weird Wednesday: Just Cartoons

Cartoons!

The Miniscules

The Untitled

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Weird Wednesday: What a Waste / Cartoons

I was flossing last night—as I always do— and I was struck by not how much I use, but how much I don’t use. Let me explain:

After I pull out the desired length, I wrap some around my finger, then, as it slips off, I proceed to wrap more because of course, floss slips. Gripping the other end tightly, but not tightly enough, forces me to wrap the end around my other finger until only a short length it available for use.

Now, flossing requires an orchestrated ballet of movements, as the used potion is wound, while the other is unwound. In the end, most of the floss has been used only to maintain tautness. I would suspect that 50% of all floss never experiences the joy of the dance of oral hygiene.

At least my dentist gives me free floss.

-Leon

This reminded me of another dental related post:

Weird Wednesdays: Not so Super Superpowers (Posted on Oct 6, 2021)

Some superheroes use their powers for evil—[boo, hiss]—others for the good of humanity—[Yay!]. Superpowers come in all forms: genetic, accidental, mutation, experimental, or otherworldly intervention.

We can’t all be so lucky (unlucky?), but we all have some hidden talent. Maybe not talent enough to be on that show—or that other show that’s kinda like that show, but something that when harnessed can only be described as…well, meh.

Some people may use their talent for evil—[boo, hiss]—others for…well, for themselves, never to be revealed to humanity. Sometimes people just need to know, so here is your chance. I’ll go first.

My not-so-super-superpower is the ability to get toothpaste out of the tube long after most people would have given up and tossed it away. How long, you ask? Days? Yes. Weeks? It’s been done.

What’s your not-so-super superpower?


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Cartoons!

The Miniscules

The Untitled

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Weekend Wrap-up Jan 8: Resolutions.

When did people start making New Year’s resolutions? Don’t 90% of all resolutions fizzle out in the first month?

Did you make one? Has it fizzled or still going strong?

I didn’t make one per se, but I’ve been trying not to snack at night (not having chips in the house helps), and even though I like to be active every day (the -30 C winter temperature doesn’t help), I’m trying to overcome my aversion (loathing? distaste? abhorrence? Call it what you will) of the dreaded burpee.

Wait. The what?

The Burpee is named for a physiologist named Royal Huddleston Burpee. For his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 1940, he invented exercise as a way to assess the fitness of non-active adults.

In a nutshell: Starting in a standing position, you squat, place your hands down as you jump your feet back, do a push-up, return to the squat, and jump up with arms extended up.

[Gee, that sounds like fun.]

It doesn’t take many to get the heart pumping. So, I’ve been trying to do at least 10 each day.

So far so good. But I still don’t like ’em.

-Leon


From my blog this week:

First Free Book Friday of 2022 / The Return of the Interview: In (a new) Conversation With . . . Me! – Oops, I did it again.
Weird Wednesday: Spam, Spam, Spam, Wonderful Spam.
Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge – Update. Subscriber open rate went from 38% to 48%
Free Book Friday on a Monday: Wait. What!? – ARC for my sci-fi novella still available.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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Weird Wednesday: Just Cartoons

Got my 3rd shot this morning. With the first two, I didn’t feel too bad, just a bit achy and blah. At least it’s cold out (-30 C), so there is no reason to go out again.

The Untitled

The Miniscules

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Weird Wednesday: Recurring Numbers

I sent my newsletter out to my subscribers. How many? 222. What day is it? the 22nd. What time? 7:22 AM.

I’ll leave it at that.

Update: I just noticed this on my notifications:

Getting weirder.

The Untitled

The Miniscules

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Side note: Sold my first cycle design!

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Weird Wednesday: Poem/Cartoon

I try to cycle as much as I can. Sometimes in winter it can be challenging, but it is exhilarating. Here is a poem the will be included in my newest collection: A Wonder of Words*

Winter Biking 101

You may choose to bike in winter’s throws
Reading rules set down in prose

If you wish to cycle in the winter’s curse
Listen to these tips presented in verse

To stay upright is what you aspire
Get yourself a studded tire

One in front is minimum
Add the back for more traction

If the trails are hard-packed snow
Then winter biking is a go

Fresh snow? I think an inch or two
Any more will feel like glue

Always pay attention to
What’s on the ground in front of you

When on the ground is a layer of ice
Rest assured the ride will not be nice

If you find yourself on an icy sheet
Go straight and keep weight upon your seat

Take the corners slow and wide
Or a slip may coincide

Never overcompensate
Turn too fast and meet your fate

Getting stuck should not be feared
As long as you stay in the lowest gear

The following tip may not make sense
You need to stay loose—but tense

If you don’t like the cold or have a fear of falling
Then winter biking is not your calling

But answering the adventure call
Can be fun for one and all

Unrelated Cartoon*

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**Unrelated? Both involve transportation. OK. you got me there.

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Weird Wednesday

The paperback is actually on sale right now.

Amazon only allows me to discount my Kindle version on the US and UK sites. Why? I have no idea. But, maybe check in your region on Friday—maybe they had a change of heart*.

NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 15 380 words**, 23 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), two glasses of Rum & Coke, one glass cabernet, and a half pint of Session IPA.

Cartoons

The Untitled

The Miniscules: The Very Latest One.

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*HA! I say. HA! You’re so funny Leon…
**Bonus points if you noticed that I didn’t write anything yesterday.

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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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Weird Wednesday: NaNoWriMo/Cartoons

I woke up this morning and realized that I had not fully prepared my newsletter for today, or my post. Why am I telling you this? Probably because I am obsessed with word count (not really) during NaNoWriMo. I also realized that I missed posting my Miniscules cartoon to Instagram. Actually, I missed drawing it completely, so there is a special one (Special? That’s a bit of an overstatement) included today.*

NNaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 11 772 words, 16 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), two glasses of Rum &Coke, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA.

Cartoons

The Untitled

People have been asking me, “Leon, what is the first cartoon you drew?” (Well, that’s a lie.) But here it is:

The Miniscules: The Very First One.

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*71 words

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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons/NaNoWriMo

I realized that my update could be a bit misleading. One reader may have thought that it was a previous day’s total (not monthly) which would be good for word count, but the coffee/beverage intake is quite alarming. So, here are the monthly totals:

NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 6400 words, 10 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA.

In the “that’s just mean” category:

I went to the NaNoWriMo site to update my progress. Now I know I am a slow writer, and I’m nowhere close to the 1666 words/day required to reach the goal by the end of the month (and, I’m OK with that), but c’mon, when this graphic shows up on my stats page:

Want to rub more salt in the wound? Thanks a bunch for the words of encouragement*…

The Untitled

The Miniscules

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*It made me laugh.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons

The Untitled

The Miniscules

You can check out my newsletter here: Lines by Leon Newsletter: November 3

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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