28 May 2018

A Little Bit Of This & A Little Bit Of That

Today's blog post is full or random tidbits and oddities. There's something for crazy cat ladies, people who like to watch big machinery, and the rest of you who are just want to waste some time on the internet.

Let's start off with the crazy cat ladies (and gents). I loved this video about why humans are obsessed with cats. Did they infect us with a disease that makes us adore them? Is it their big eyes? Or have they perfected some sort of mind control? Click on the video below to find out the answer or click on this link.

Susan Flett Swiderski left a comment on my blog post about removing a mast from a sailboat telling me that orchestrated dance numbers of big machines is a thing. To be honest, I was a little dubious at first, but, after a bit of Googling, I soon discovered it was true. And it's not only true, it's a fascinating way to procrastinate the day away.

This video reminds me of a ballet (click here if the video doesn't work).

This one is a more upbeat dance number (click here if the video doesn't work).

Oh, you're back! I figured you would have been lost down the black hole of YouTube by now.

Did you know that I have another blog? If you're really in need of some more ways to procrastinate, hop on over and check out my "Publishing a Cozy Mystery" series. It will give you the scoop on the good, bad, and the ugly in my author journey:

  • Cover Design—Determining what kind of cover fits your genre, preparing a design brief, and DIY cover design.
  • Draft #743—How I went from a blank sheet of paper to finalizing a draft to send to my beta readers, as well as how long the whole process took. {Spoiler alert: It took quite a while.}
  • Beta Readers—What beta readers are, how I found mine, what kind of feedback I asked them for, and processing their feedback and making changes to my manuscript.
  • Going Indie—Why I decided to self-publish rather than go down the traditional publishing route.
Okay, here's one last cute cat video. Cause, you can never really have too many cat videos. (Click here.)

What fun videos have you found on YouTube (G-rated only, please)?

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  1. How do you manage two blogs? Sometimes I struggle coming up with interesting - hopefully! - posts for one. :o

    1. I only post twice a month on my author blog, so that's easy to manage along with this one. For this blog, I find doing Wordless Wednesday posts is a easy way (and hopefully interesting) way to do short posts that don't take a lot of effort.

  2. There's a real cat virus? I'd never heard of that.

    1. It's an interesting theory. Not sure if it's true, but it might explain why we love these creatures so much :-)

  3. Loved both of the kitty videos. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day, Ellen. ♥

  4. Ooh, I loved the cats of course!

  5. Great cat video. I am a crazy cat lady, I have 13 :)

  6. Who would have thought of cats as having a maritime history? Do you think they called them crazy cat Vikings? Loved the cat video.

    1. I bet they did call them crazy cat Vikings, especially cause they wore those funny hats with horns on them.

  7. :) What? You doubted me...? HA!

    That last video is adorable. If there's a virus making me love cats, I must've been born with it... and my mother must've been immune.

    1. I'm so glad you told me about them. Those machine dances are so cool!

  8. Ballet dancing machines -- i would never have thought of such a thing. Hope you are having a great week!

  9. Interesting post! Loved the videos. THe cat video made me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing.


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