Saturday Serendipity, 13 May 2017





It’s been a long week. Here are some easy-on-the-brain links 🙃:

Have you seen the photos of the ginormous sea creature that washed up in Indonesia? This is wild.

Big dinosaur news: A nodosaur has been unearthed in all its spiky glory. Amazing.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA stamps! They are fabulous.

When will there be a decent King Arthur film? I don’t think I’ll bother with this one. Too bad.

I totally have a thing for birds. And I love that birds (male birds, anyway) are very selective about their neighbors. (Also, this “study finds” site is kind of cool.)


Books and Such 📚

All the ways we’re wrong about Jane Austen. Fascinating. (H/T to the always-fun Modern Mrs. Darcy.)

Colonel Sanders of KFC fame is the star of a romance novella. I kind of want to read it, but it also freaks me out. (When I was in middle school, some friends showed me the house where Colonel Sanders’ chef lived. Talk about a tough job. Or maybe not?)

My dear friend, Carolyn Haines, has a new book out this week. Sarah Booth Delaney is her delightful mystery series character. Check out Sticks and Bones.

**Don’t forget that you can get my ultimate anti-Mother’s Day short stories, A Paler Shade of Death (from St. Louis Noir) and The Hollow Woman (from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) for a cool .99 for the next 2 days.


Wedding bells 👰🏻

I mentioned last week that my daughter is getting married next spring. So I think I definitely have to add links to wedding paraphernalia on Saturday, yes?

Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I can perhaps only see these on a beach? On a very young bride?

And while these photos are darling, and the wedding will be in the country, my daughter and I have agreed on a strict no milk crates policy.

Though, when Husband and I got married on the farm, it was a working dairy farm. This would’ve been oddly appropriate.

(Red and white Holsteins are pretty rare)


May 12th Words
Journal: 75 words
Long fiction: 0 words
Short fiction: 320 words
Non-fiction: 0 words
Blogging: 0 words
Exercise: Treadmill 55 minutes

2 thoughts on “Saturday Serendipity, 13 May 2017”

  1. Karen Terry says:

    Happy Mother’s Day. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Thank you so much, Karen! 🌸

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