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Meeting a Real Character (Weekend Assignment #313)

Meeting a Real Character (Weekend Assignment #313)

Never ask me to pick my single favorite anything – when it comes to things like that, I have serious commitment issues. Karen‘s Weekend Assignment question is along those lines: Weekend Assignment #313: Through some miracle of colliding realities, you have the opportunity to meet a fictional character, face to face. Which character would you most like to meet, and why? Extra Credit: What question would you most like to ask that character? Extra extra credit for posting the character’s likely reply! How can I possibly narrow it down? While there are any number of characters I might like to […]

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Get in Line for Weekend Assignment #310: I’ve Got a Line on You!

Get in Line for Weekend Assignment #310: I’ve Got a Line on You!

This week, Karen‘s question is concerns our feelings about one of those things that, like death and taxes, is an unavoidable fact of life for just about everyone: Weekend Assignment #310: Nobody likes standing in line, generally speaking, but sometimes you have to wait around to get what you want. Are you one of those people who avoid lines as much as humanly possible, even if it means doing without? Or do you accept the need for queues, and simply try to make the wait as painless as you can? Extra Credit: Do you see the problem of waiting in […]

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Wednesday/Weekend Assignment #303: Stress Relief

Wednesday/Weekend Assignment #303: Stress Relief

Karen‘s topic this week is one that’s probably universally relatable: Weekend Assignment #303: How do you de-stress when you’re feeling frazzled? I don’t have a single, all-purposes stress-relief technique – does anyone? But I do have several things I might try, depending on the context – where I am at the time, and what seems to be triggering the majority of the stress (because if I’m truly frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s probably not just due to one thing). One of my stress relievers is actually productive, while others are more about avoidance. Clean something: I’m not talking about a top-to-bottom […]

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Time to Blog! (Weekend Assignment #278)

Time to Blog! (Weekend Assignment #278)

For about a year and a half now, I’ve been a (mostly) regular participant in the Weekend Assignment writing exercises hosted by blogger Karen Funk Blocher – I’ve missed some due to other commitments (or, a few times, honestly not having any idea what to say in response to the prompt), but for the most part, I’m there. Sadly, though, there aren’t many of us turning out for the Assignments lately, so I wanted to invite you to join in on this one – if you’re a blogger, no matter what your focus is, you probably have something to say […]

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A summer snapshot, starring my town (Weekend Assignments #271/272)

A summer snapshot, starring my town (Weekend Assignments #271/272)

I didn’t intend to blow off last week’s Weekend Assignment from Professor Karen at Outpost Mâvarin, but I did have some trouble getting a handle on it…until now. It’s being worked into this week’s Assignment. I hope that it will be accepted as my make-up exam! Weekend Assignment #271: No matter where you live, the daily sights you take for granted are bound to seem exotic to someone who lives in very different surroundings. Describe your home town, city or whatever to that theoretical someone, entirely in words. You don’t have to write the proverbial “thousand words,” but do not […]

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TV in My Memory (Weekend Assignment #266)

TV in My Memory (Weekend Assignment #266)

Weekend Assignment #266: The release of the blockbuster Star Trek prequel movie reboots a franchise for a cult TV show that had a huge impact on generations of SF TV viewers. Is there a TV series from your youth that you remember especially fondly? Extra Credit: Have you bought the aforementioned TV series on DVD? If not, would you if it were readily available at a reasonable price? Karen‘s own post for this Weekend Assignment was about her history with the TV series that inspired the blockbuster movie she mentions here. Despite my own nerd credentials, that won’t be the […]

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5 To Read on Friday: Links of the Week, November 6

5 To Read on Friday: Links of the Week, November 6

It has been over a year since I last posted a Friday link round-up, but since I am attempting to do NaBloPoMo this week (you read that right–I’m taking this month one week at a time), it seemed like a good excuse to resurrect it!  “NaBloPoMo is your experience. It’s your 30-day posting process, and you can use the space on your blog in any way you choose: You can access daily prompts through BlogHer. You can post a work in progress. You can experiment with a new style of writing. You can join in with NaBloPoMo to bring you back from a writing […]

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2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

It has taken 6 years and almost 7 months to accumulate 2000 posts on The 3 R’s Blog, but it happened yesterday. Post number 2001 seems like a good place to pause and consider how I got here, and where to go now that I am here. The last time I reviewed blog stats was the end of 2011 (I only looked at reading stats in 2012). I think this is a good occasion to revisit them, with a little bit of context from each year of the blog’s life. Care to come along? 2007: 332 posts for the year […]

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2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

Image via Wikipedia (If you think you’ve read this post before, you may be right – it accidentally got published a couple of weeks ago, and got into the feed before I could pull it back to the correct date. Oops!) Total posts in 2010: 305  – includes 11 guest posts, 10 progress updates during two 24-Hour Readathons, and 30 daily posts in November for NaBloPoMo Most-viewed 2010 post: “My Festival of Books Report, 2010 edition”, 4/27/2009 Most-viewed older post: “Vacation Books and Beach Reads”, 8/6/2009 I’m always curious to see which posts get the most reads during the course […]

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The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

I “borrowed” this first line meme from Kristen at BookNAround – it suggests that taking the first line of the first post of each month of the year will make an interesting portrait of your blogging year. I guess it depends on how you define “interesting,” but let me know if you can spot a theme here. I don’t see one, other than the fact that several of my “firsts” were Weekend Assignments. However, you may notice that I was providing disclosure statements about my review books before all that FTC business got started… January: I’m not a stickler for […]

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