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Friday Funnies: Summer Days!

Hello My Happy People,

It is finally those days when the weather is more often hot and sunny and there are loads of things to do around town. It's time for pool parties, cookouts, and summer vacations. In our town there are winefests, bookfests, and street foodfests. There is just about something for anyone if you look hard enough.

I am working so hard on finishing up the last bit of Into the West: Family Ties, working on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt (our guest authors are just amazing!), and trying to have time with the hubbie. It's hard to find a good balance some days

I still want to look into creating an online magazine but that is low on my priority list right now. I need to look into the programs I would need to have to make it look good and easy for anyone online to access so it will be a work in progress for a while yet.

It's a holiday here in Germany so the hubbie is home. So far today the hubbie and I have already walked to the hardware store around the corner and picked up a few things for the plants on the patio, I have a few veggies and herbs growing. Then after dropping off that stuff, we walked to the grocery, bought way more than I had on my list, stopped in the air-conditioned Starbucks for a cold drink then walked home. Not a bad morning.

I plan to spend the rest of the day writing after I get this blog done. I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and an even better weekend with lots of good weather and loved ones with which to enjoy it.

And now it's time for the jokes ...



Q: What is brown, hairy, and wears sunglasses?

A: A coconut on vacation.

Q: What kind of tree can you hold in your hand?

A: A palm tree!

Q: What do you do if your application to the sunscreen company gets rejected?

A: You should reapply.

Q: Where do boats go when they are sick?

A: To the dock.

Q: What does the sun drink from?

A: Sun-glasses.

Q. What did the reporter say to the ice cream?

A: Give me the scoop!

Q: Where is the favorite vacation destination for sheep?

A: The Baa-hamas.

Q: Why don’t oysters give away their pearls?

A: Because they’re shellfish!

Q: At camp, when do you go at red and stop at green?

A: When you’re eating a watermelon

Q: What do you call a husky on a beach in August?

A: A hot dog.

And last but not least ...

Q: Why do scuba divers fall backwards to enter the ocean?

A: Because if they fell forwards, they would just fall into the boat.

"I love doing NOTHING..."

- Jim Gaffigan Stand up (Beyond the Pale)

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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical epic fantasy author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series

(EP 60: April 5)

Stephanie LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)


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