It's still March 1st local time, so here's a Fun not-especially-close-to-actual "Fact" About Names / Nat'l Peanut Butter Lover's Day item. The Lecter parents had a love of history, leading them to name their son Hannibal. Being Lithuanians and, therefore, used to being conquered by Russia, they hoped the boy would live up to his name. Sadly, things turned out much differently, beginning with the disappearance of a visiting American boy nicknamed Skippy.
February is almost over at WDC Central...but only almost. Did you notice the pie-throwing antics alluded to earlier in the Newsfeed? Did you wonder just what kind of monkeys are hanging out around here and tossing pastries?
The possible answer to those questions--as well as some monkey-type info--may be found in this Word Search:
a) Find all the words, email me the completion time/date and win 250 GPs.
b) Complete the search and leave a review of at least 150 words, and you'll win a Word Searches MB [CR guaranteed] to go along with the GPs!
NOTE: Eligibility for GP and MB awards ends at 11:59pm WDC Time, Mar. 15, 2021. Your email's / review's date/time is your postmark.
(Yes, the deadline's the Ides of March. Kind of a grim deadline, dontcha think?)
I yield. I submit. I've called off the search. Somewhere in my notes -- online (but not my Notepad) or offline -- hides the name of the clever author who suggested I might enjoy the works of C.J. Box, particularly the Joe Pickett series. I do, to the extent that I've actually purchased two of them. Granted, that's not enough in royalties to keep him in caviar for any length of time, but I haven't actually bought a book in ages.
They're good-quality paperbacks, though; they even glow in the dark (something to do with the wood being harvested from Bikini Atoll). Okay, that last part's not true.
On this date in 1971, Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard took time out from his busy schedule of preparing to depart the Moon and head back to Earth. This MasterCard commercial remains one of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MONUmBB6PsM
Yeah, I know - it's only the 2nd. Some folks are starting to get psyched up for Valentine's Day, though. They're conspiring with florists; hiding boxes of candy; hoping to get a last-minute cancellation at that fancy restaurant they should have called last year; changing the password on the credit card account, so the significant other can't see what's been ordered for him/her, etc.
If you're looking to get in the mood, as well as win a little something, then this could be just the thing:
Northernwrites shared some info yesterday regarding Achievements, so I thought I'd take a look at the status of mine. From the category of "Well, isn't that an odd coincidence?", I have exactly as many Message Forum Posts to make as I do Merit Badges to give out, before I hit the next milestone for each.