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I have some IT type questions for writers. What is the best type of computer for you when you write? Desktop, laptop, ipad?
And how do you store it? The cloud, your own PC, memory sticks, paper?
I either use a desktop or a laptop and sometimes I write it on paper. When I write on paper I always type it on a computer later to put it on my external hard drive to be saved. I keep my notebook with poetry in it also. But I mostly use the computer right now to type my poetry on it to save to my external hard drive.
I enjoy both handwriting and typing my stories and poems. I'll often handwrite something to type up later. When I type I prefer my laptop because it's both easily carted around my apartment and much easier to write at then a desktop.
I use Google Docs for writing. I make a few backups now and then and store them where I usually store all my backups (other clouds and external hard drives). Since it's in the cloud, I can write wherever I have access to the Internet. I do it on my or my spouse's laptop, on my desktop, even on my phone (the app for iOS is decent, but not when it comes to 200K words novels). I used to love to write first drafts on the phone. Typing on a small screen doesn't feel serious, so it's easier to vomit out the text without worrying about its quality. But it's definitely a laptop/PC for editing.
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It's a Holy Day, Good Friday, a solemn occasion.

I have two feral cats at the SPCA, being neutered and getting a rabies shot! They'll be back tomorrow. The whole neighborhood will be relieved. They're solid black, but I'm ot superstitious. They're God's creatures, so I'll feed them outside only.
They have a lot of love to give if you open your heart to them.
Happy Tater Dat to everyone!!
(Don't confuse with Tater Tot Dat,)
Day obviously.
Someone gave me a wax amaryllis before Christmas. It came with food, so I think it was a sympathy gift after my dad died, not a Christmas present. It blooms very soon. There is absolutely no work involved, no feeding or watering. It doesn't need a vase or a pot, since the bulb is wrapped with red wax. You just place it in indirect light and rotate occasionally, so that it grows upright.

I looked it up. The blooms only last about 3 weeks, to which I can now testify. It is absolutely beautiful. I have one last bloom that started yesterday after all the others fell off. The sad part is that it will never bloom again. The bulbs will last a few more years without blooming. That is the sad part.

If you want to give an expensive but beautiful gift to someone that will have a short life, get a wax amaryllis.
Thanksgiving is only a month away. With the Pandemic cautions still in place, how are your plans going to be different this year? Are you cooking? Or just staying in?
NONE of my plans have changed. I'll be doing the same thing I've done for years, which is to cook and bake like crazy and have family and friends coming and going nearly all day. I've kept my Mom's tradition of NEVER traveling on holidays. So, if people wanna see me, they have to come to me :)
We had a great Father's Day on the patio. I ordered pizza and made Kool-Aid and iced tea and cut up a watermelon. All my dad's great grandkids were here and 2 of 3 of his grandchildren. He's been missing them, and they've missed each other. The kids climbed the tree next to the patio, and rode the trike around us. The favorite toys of the little ones were a brick and some loose slate from the patio. Typical. My dad is almost 92 and he was happy. That's what counts.
Sounds like a lovely Father's Day! *Smile*

Wishing you everything good on your birthday and in the year ahead!

Kindest Regards, Lilli
Happy Birthday Pumpkin. Have a wonderful day and many blessings
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Who knew that we'd be heroes, helping our country and making life better for our fellow man by staying at home with our feet propped up, reading a book or watching old movies. (I've been practicing my whole life for this moment.)
My subdivision is sponsoring a bear hunt this weekend to break the boredom. All houses that can be seen from the street are putting a bear or a picture of a bear in the window. Some are placing the bears in trees. Others are setting them on the mailboxes. Most of us have deep yards or are downhill from the road, so we have to be creative how we place our favorite bears. People ride around or walk with the kids and try to spot the bears. We have a neighborhood e-mail chain, so people are posting the locations of the bears or telling the rest of us where they spotted one.
Even us old folks with no kids are getting into it?
So, neighbors can peep in your windows and say they thought they saw a bear? *Smirk*
Sounds fun, tho.
Happy Birthday!!!
in purple, of course

Happy Birthday and all the best to you in the year to come!
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