NaNo Day 2

Nov. 2nd, 2016 12:02 pm
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Read or watched recently: Game 6 of the World Series, the Flash, and SHIELD. Game 6 had me boggling and squeeing. I can only hope that the Cubs didn't blow their wad, and that they can do it again. Because ZOMG GAME 7 WOO!

The Flash was ok, though I am pretty tired of the "Wells is evil" trope, and I kinda felt like they pushed it last night. Though, DAMN the guy that plays HW is amazeballs. I keep flashing back to his acting in Scrubs and how scene-stealing he was there. I swear he's better now! I just adore him. I'm glad they figured out how to keep him around.

As to SHIELD, WOW. I really loved that episode and I have to wait 3 whole weeks for the next one noooooooooo!!!!! I am grumpy about that. SO GOOD. SHIELD is totally my show. And last night wins all the snark awards. :D <3

Something happy: Needy, snuggly tortie is needy and snuggly. :D She definitely wants me to get to bed so she can snuggle and nap with me. Which is next on the agenda-- probably a 3-ish hour nap, and hopefully that'll be short enough that I'll be able to sleep tonight, and long enough that I won't be brain dead and stumbling over my words.

Fingers crossed.

Writing progress: 4K and then some for now. I am planning on writing more this evening, hopefully. The story is really popping and drawing me along, so yay!

What did I do yesterday: Watched TV, wrote, and then tossed and turned most of the night. I wrote a little, updated the big laptop drivers, and meal prepped for today's crock pot meal. I was very pleased that I managed to stick the crock pot meal in the pot at 7am. It'll cook all day and be delicious by dinner time, and I don't have to worry about it! Woot!

Planning: Nap. Writing. Dinner. World Series Game 7.

Some thoughts / words about anything: Hi. I have a rant. It is rant time. Are you ready? Language warning. Because I am MAD.

Insomnia really sucks. But man, do I HATE it when people tell you "oh, all you have to do is [x] and your insomnia will go away!" Because DUDE. DO YOU REALLY THINK I HAVEN'T TRIED EVERY FUCKING THING? I have had insomnia since I was a KID. One of my earliest memories is laying awake and being tired but unable to sleep, and this had to be before I had turned 6 because I remember hearing my dad come home and thinking "oh, at least I can say goodnight to him!" My dad moved out before I turned 7. So...

I have meds. Sometimes, even when I take the meds, they don't work. Lunesta, Ambien, Halcion. I've tried 'em. They don't work as well as plain old Benadryl. But even Benadryl fails me sometimes. (Literally the ONLY med that I have never had a problem with? NyQuil. But who wants to take COMA MED every time they can't fall asleep? Because it is COMA TIEM with NyQuil. And good luck waking up.)

I have routines. I practice good sleep hygiene. I do not do anything but sleep in my bed. I go to bed every night at the same time. I usually don't mess with my phone once I'm in bed. (I fail, because I am human. And also because I sometimes forget to put my phone on do not disturb. But I try!) I don't usually nap during the day. (Today is an exception because I didn't sleep last night.) I avoid caffeine after noon, usually. (Sometimes I unbend to 2pm. But I almost never have caffeine after lunch.) Etc, etc, etc. I know all the things. I really do. But sometimes they don't help. Sometimes it's just sleep fail, and nothing anyone does can change that.

After 40+ years, I've learned to recognize the signs. I know how this works, honest!

Sometimes, sleep is an elusive thing, and that's ok. I know how to deal, and I deal really well. I'm going to nap today. I will likely have trouble staying awake tonight. I am ok with that. Tonight, I'll sleep. And tomorrow, I'll see. Sometimes, one night of laying awake fixes the problem. Sometimes, it doesn't. And that's ok, too. If I'm really tired, or if I have things to do, I will take meds. But most of the time, just waiting it out fixes it, and I sleep again for a nice, long stretch.

Believe me when I say "I've tried your remedy." And just let it go. We'll both be happier.

For now, I go nap. <3 Be well, everyone.

NaNo Day 1.

Nov. 1st, 2016 08:11 pm
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Read or watched recently: Watched football last night, and was stunned that my Bears managed to pull off a win! So happy-making! Also watching Flash and SHIELD tonight, and that's exciting. I am super-happy with the awesome that is both shows, so...yay.

They are not as good as SUPERGIRL, which is stellar, awesome, and amazeballs, but they're good. And SHIELD is keeping me intrigued a lot with this Ghost Rider storyline. (also, ZOMG CANNOT WAIT FOR DOCTOR STRANGE WOO!)

Also, keeping tabs on my Cubs, and WOW. I am scared to trust it, but damn. Way to start the game, guys!

On the reading side, still reading 2k to 10K, and it helped me get almost 3k words done today with husbeast home AND a repair guy coming to look at the fridge AND needing to stop and work on dinner. AKA, not the amount of writing time I was expecting on day 1. So, hopefully, with more writing time tomorrow I can manage to make EVEN MOAR WORDS! Here's hoping.

Something happy: I wrote today! Words are good! YAY writing!

Writing progress: Almost 3k. Still not done with story #1. Not fussed, but a bit surprised that this is becoming EVEN MOAR of a story than I'd expected. Going to go ahead and follow it down the rabbit hole for a while, though. It is fun to be with my beloved novel-characters. And I have 29 more prompts if I need them.

What did I do yesterday: Watched football. Wrote up NaNo prep. Managed to sleep, woohoo! Played video games and cuddled the puppy (who was freaked out quite a bit by the trick-or-treaters).

Planning: More writing. Hoping the husbeast goes to work tomorrow (he's been sick), because I get more done when he's not around. Potentially working up a playlist for this month. Watching Supergirl. And did I mention the writing?

Some thoughts / words about anything: Didn't go to the day 1 write in, because after all the fridge repair foo and running to the store since I forgot to do the crock pot dinner I was exhausted. Perhaps next one, or Friday for sure.

And yes, our beloved new fridge needs replacing. Woo. We called the repair guy because there was condensation on the outside. C noticed it when he pulled the fridge out after something on the top fell behind it, and was worried. So, we called GE and they sent someone out, and the guy was like "uhh, yeah, that's a problem."

So he called GE, and we'll be getting a call from them about the replacement. Woohoo replacement? I guess it's good we bought the 3 year warranty. Because I love this fridge, even if there IS a problem! It's such a great thing, I get up every morning and am just like "yay fridge!" I have no idea how long that'll last, but while it is here it's a good thing.

For now, I'm going to grab some food because I'm hungry, and enjoy the rest of Flash and SHIELD. Be well, everyone! <3
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Changing up the posting format. NaNo posts will be public. Also, will be changing up the daily format to reflect writing progress and the like! I may not post every single day, but that's the tentative goal. Both to document progress and to share with fellow nano peeps. :)

today, I'm planning on working on a bit of plotting for the first few stories, and then finishing up the book on writing that I was reading. Because reading is good. And because if it works out, I might finish NaNo in record speed for myself. And if I can do that? Then I will get back into writing, because I won't need to have as much free time to do it!

We'll see. I'm hopeful, but then, I'm always hopeful pre-NaNo.

Post format:

Read or watched recently: Reading this because it's actually got some really useful tips in it. Which I am hoping will make my "minimum 2k stories" actually workable. We'll see.

Something happy: Dr appt today. Went really well. Progress is still good. Got a good reminder to be gentle with myself, and am excited to get back to the gym, hopefully in a couple months. (I'm cleared for it, but the budget needs to be cleared for it, too, and that probably won't happen until Feb-ish.)

Writing progress: Sitting down to look at the first few stories to sketch out a basic outline and get more work there. The first NaNo write-in is at Crisper's and I have zero clue where that is. I may wait until Friday's write in down at the bookstore to try getting out with other people. We'll see.

What did I do yesterday: Watched a lot of football. Had massive insomnia again, and was up until 4-am-ish. Watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Read. Need to find my notebook so I can work on the next book, which has a lot of worksheets and stuff to fill out. But that's for after I finish this one.

A picture I've taken OR three words to describe today: Writing is work. (This may end up being the motto for the entire month, and thus this might get deleted from the list. But I'll decide later.)

Planning: Stories 1-5, at least. Hoping for relax time later. But work, cooking dinner, and then SUPERGIRL woohoo! We'll see what happens around that.

Some thoughts / words about anything: My brain is consumed by NaNo. All words are forward looking! :)

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1. The new website is still a work in progress, but husbeast updated my old website in the meantime. This is all the new stuff that I'm offering, and I welcome feedback about it! :) Also, yes, I'm accepting reading requests through the website and through email. :) Please feel free to pass this link around! I am happy to welcome new and old customers again.

2. I had preordered Mortal Kombat X over a year ago, and paid it off a couple months back. Because I'd paid it off, I forgot about it. The store called to remind me "hey, you totally preordered this," and I was quite gleeful to pick it up and play it. OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Well, there are issues with the early story (Sonya is NOT that much of a wuss, kthanxbye), but the controls and the overall story (including the rather awesome SubZero/Scorpion storyline) made me happy. Plus, sometimes you just need to rip a guy's spine out. I desperately want the bonus package, so I can play Tanya (among others). But, that'll have to wait. Still, I've been playing the Tower of Luck a lot, because that's fun, and I finished the storyline and enjoyed that. I won't spoiler the end, but I totally squeed. Because yes, gimme more, plz.

3. Work on Tarot for the Intuitive has been going really well. I am hoping to possibly finish it today. If not today, I should be able to get done tomorrow, and that would mean I would have about a week to edit it, which would be great. I would make my secondary deadline, and that would be a relief. I still have to finish BotC 3, but I think I can do that. I've been re-reading the short stories leading up to book 1 to prep for it, and letting the story simmer in my brain. That'll hopefully jump start things when I am ready to sit down and write again.

4. Planning a visit to Mom early next month (May 6th-?). I need to get away, and David will be going to his parents to prep for the Mayo clinic visit, and so I will kill 2 birds with one stone and get some Mom-time and some David-time and life will be good. I'm heading down early so I can chill with Mom a bit before David gets there, and then I'll see him off to the Mayo and head home again. Hopefully, that will let me reset, because when I get home I'll dive into writing book 3 and finishing up the trilogy. Fingers crossed for that.

5. David bought me Pillars of Eternity, which is one of the best RPGs I've played in AGES. I genuinely love it, there's a big, deep, detailed world, and DRAGONS. Plus, I really like the various character classes. Playing has been my planned reward for getting word count, and I haven't even played it in days, because the word count ends up going well and I don't stop. BUT! If I finish the book today or tomorrow, I will totally play play play the rest of the week. :)

6. I've been reconnecting with old friends, and that's been really nice. Elsenet, I whined about the lack of people, because I was feeling really lonely and like I was a drain on David, since I've been babbling at him and just him probably all year thus far. And to my great shock, people stepped up and texted or emailed and generally reminded me I have a pretty nice support network, even if they're not here in person. That can be difficult, when I want a hug from someone who isn't C, but it's also really nice when I just want people to talk to, because talking can happen in many media. I am enjoying the refreshing of relationships and being patient for OPhugs (which will happen in May, since I will have Mom hugs and David hugs and...).

7. This journal is officially going friends-only. I will leave this post public for a bit, and then will privatize it after a while. Thanks for your understanding. <3
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It's here!

Jul. 17th, 2014 03:38 pm
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Woohoo!

The ebook is here. The print book will be available soon, and it will propagate to Amazon and the other book sources soon as well. I will be keeping an eagle eye on all that, so when it's available, I'll let you know. :)

Other than squeeing about my book being out, I have done nothing today. I was going to do chores and the like, but I have been really tired thanks to stupid insomnia (last night's was the awesome "sleep for two hours and then wake up wide awake" flavor) so I just skipped it. I can do stuff tomorrow. For today, I am celebrating and praying for success.

For now, I am going to go clean up so that when C gets home, we can go workout. Be well, everyone! <3

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Rooroo

[image is of a large, furry, black-and-tan German Shepherd laying down and panting, with a tennis ball nearby]

2001-2014

Roo had been a part of our lives since we got married, almost. We got him the summer we lived in Dallas, TX. I found his breeder online, and fell in love with his sire. We visited, and the breeder was fantastic. The pen the puppies were in was clean, Roo's mom was small, friendly, and super well trained. His daddy was huge, alert, aloof, and also super well trained. I figured two smart, trainable dogs like that would have awesome pups.

I was right. Roo had a little trouble with potty training, but by the time we moved back to Florida, he was housebroken. We never worked with him the way I have been with Vala, but even still he learned the important commands. I never had a problem with him, other than the usual "omg this puppy has TOO MUCH ENERGY AUGH."

He was such a brat sometimes. We moved in with J and the first thing Roo did was pee on J's clothes. J quickly set him straight about who owned whom, and we never had that problem again. When J brought Kitty home, Roo instantly became Kitty's "mama-dog," and he pretty much trained her. She was housebroken way faster than Roo-- partly because of his influence, I think.

When Kitty got hurt, Roo did his best to comfort her. He was a very good nanny. He was equally gentle with human babies. When we babysat for LadyRiv, he did his level best to comfort Sam anytime she cried. When we brought Vala home, he heaved a giant sigh like "oh, man, again?" but he was a very good nanny even so. He would bounce and play with Vala, and he taught her respect pretty quickly too.

I am going to miss him terribly.

He was my first dog. I learned so much from him. I don't regret it for a moment, I am only sad that it ended so very quickly. He was fine, this time yesterday. And then, last night, he just suddenly... turned. I can't explain it. I think he had a seizure; he was staring, and his coat was twitching like he was trying to shake flies off, and then he tried to stand up and couldn't.

We made him comfortable, thinking that perhaps he had just slept on his leg wrong or something, but through the night, he was clearly in distress. Around 3am, his breathing became labored, and I just knew.

He got one last truck ride, and he loved every minute of it. I wish it could have been longer, buddy. RIP, Rooroo. Don't let Ginee or Kisuke bully you.

CandRoo

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*lifts glass*
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I was diagnosed with fibro in the 90s, before I knew what WebMD was. When I did a search for it (on my then-much-beloved AOL account!) I got a few results. Nothing that really told me what it was, or how much it would destroy my life.

Living with the disease taught me more than any website. Which is both sad and good, I suppose, given some of the insane things written about fibro.

When I lost my last job because of absenteeism, when I finally admitted that there was no way I could continue living the way I was, I got deeply depressed. I felt like my life was some very unfunny joke. I spent weeks in bed, trying to figure out what I could possibly do to 'fix' it.

Then I got Bell's Palsy. It was one of the most painful illnesses I've ever experienced. The cluster headaches I got before my facial nerve seized up were so bad I would lie in a dark room with a cold cloth on my head and cry as quietly as I could, because any movement added to the pain. It was a relief when the diagnosis came, because the horrific pain had finally stopped.

It also led me to a crystallizing thought: I could let this mess kick my butt or I could laugh at it and live.

The Bell's Palsy attack was demoralizing. It opened my eyes to exactly how vain I am, to how important your face is in this world, and to how crippling a "mild" illness really can be. But it also showed me that I matter to people (my in-laws and husband helped me immeasurably during the worst of it) and that I could recover. I swore if my face got better, I'd take my life back.

Once I was better, I kept that promise to myself. I searched for things that I had wanted to do. I started going out. I found a weekly drum circle and joined. I made friends there, and they connected me to awesome things. I joined a pagan group, I met more people. I even rode a horse for the first time in ages. I dove head-first into having a life again. I learned I had new limits, but I still managed to work around them.

To my surprise, my new friends didn't mind my limits. They helped me work around them, or understood when I had to cancel. It didn't occur to me then that these new friends had never known me pre-fibro; to them, this was how I was and they loved me anyway.

Their acceptance helped even more. I started accepting myself, my limitations, even that the fibro wasn't going away.

It stopped seeming like an evil joke and seemed more like a poorly told one, one I could laugh at despite myself. I have my moments, times where I get angry all over again, where I resent the limitations, or where I am frustrated because I pushed too far and my body failed me. But fortunately, these incidences are fewer than they used to be. I am better at working with the fibro, pushing to a point and then resting, and listening when my body says "oh hell no."

I laugh a lot more often than I cry. And that's a good thing.



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So, I woke up in tremendous amounts of pain. I don't know what happened, but today is one of those rare days I'd stay in bed if I could. Alas, I have puppy duty, so I am upright and in the comfy chair of doom instead of in bed. Still, pup has been pretty good so far today, and I am going to nap soon, since she will be napping soon, yay.

I am in too much pain to be coherent, so I'm going to curl up and try to nap once Vala settles down. I hope you all are having a better day than me! <3
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Mrf. It is hot and clearly I did not sleep long enough. The attack nap claimed me around 10, and Vala woke me up whining to go out sometime after 11. I still feel groggy and like someone fried my brain. Ugh.

I need to dust my dresser today, and soon, so whatever dust I end up tossing into the air can settle before bed. Feh. Don't wanna.

I also need to go through my closet and clean it up/toss stuff I am not using anymore. When C gets home, I need to get the CD cases out of the car so I can go through my collection, make sure I have all my music on my computer, and get rid of those, too.

So... Yesterday, Dr Oz discussed fibromyalgia on his show. I am emphatically not a fan of his show (too much "this is the miracle cure!" "no, wait, this is!" crap, and I'm sorry but half the stuff he touts doesn't do diddly.) but I wanted to watch because I have a vested interest.

As expected, I didn't learn anything. As I hadn't expected, he actually discussed it as a real thing, respectfully, and didn't seem to be touting some "miracle cure." I was pleased that he mentioned that far too many patients with fibro are accused of being hypochondriacs or hysterical. He also pointed out that many fibro patients have to educate their doctors about the illness.

Which is, frankly, the most frustrating part of it all. If we tell the doctors everything that's wrong with us, we're hypochondriacs. If we don't, we won't get the treatment we need. And because we live with this illness, we end up telling the doctor about it, educating them, and sometimes still don't get the care we need.

Second verse, same as the first. -.- I have ranted about this too often.

One aspect of this that I hadn't thought about until watching the show: I *am* crazy. Being honest with the doctors about my mental illness might be working against me. Not with this doctor, thank goodness, but now I'm wondering what I should do if I have to change doctors. Meh. Not fun.

anyway! I need to get moving and get cleaning. Can't let this fatigue kick my butt any longer. There's too much to do.

Be well everyone.
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Had my doctor follow up today, with my GP (or, in this case, the smart nurse practitioner). She said I'm doing well, sent an order for a bunch of bloodwork, and basically I get to wait and see how that turns out. Fingers crossed that everything is ok. I'll know more by next Tuesday at the latest, she said.

After, C called and asked if I would be ok with us having our anniversary dinner today instead of tomorrow, and I was, so we did! :D

It was delish, and I am stuffed and happy, because I got to eat good, yummy food that I didn't cook, and that didn't make me sick! Win-win-win.

Unfortunately, after the running around I did after my dr appt, and then going out to dinner, I am SLEEEEEEEEEPY. So, I'm chillin' with cuddly kitties and ostensibly watching TV with C, but really just kind of zoning.

Tomorrow, since I did ALL THE THINGS these last few days, I'm planning a rest day with minor cleaning. C's dad and my mom are coming up for his graduation this weekend, so I want the house to look nice-- but I am not doing any kind of cleaning blitz, just turning maintenance up a bit. I will clean the guest bath, wash the bedding, and make sure the house is straightened, and C will help with the rest of the cleaning. Nothing that requires a lot of heavy lifting, thank goodness. :)

For now, I'm off to stretch out and relax. Y'all be good.

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I was really hoping there wouldn't be a "3" for these entries. Ah well.

My kidney numbers-- creatinine, IIRC-- are still poor. 3.6, I think? I forget. They went up .2 from yesterday, which is an improvement, but not enough of one for me to be able to leave. Sigh.

I went walking the halls again today, getting exercise, and I am sleepy now, same as yesterday. I hope yesterday evening is not the same, though-- last night, I couldn't sleep, and my anxiety spiked, and I had no way to deal. It sucked.

I told the dr, and he said he'd prescribe me sleeping meds, so hopefully that order went through. I do not need to be taxing my body with zero sleep while I am feeling this puny.

I'm waiting for dinner, and post-dinner I am planning on napping. I slept most of the morning, exhausted, and woke up feeling exhausted still. It wouldn't surprise me if all this wasn't sending me into a flare. Uncomfortable bed, anxiety spikes, lack of sleep... Bleah.

On the positive side, my sister-in-law and Mom sent me flowers, and they're gorgeous. Yay for bright, cheery things. :) Husbeastie has planned a prezzie for me, too, but I don't get that until I get home. Which is all the more incentive for "lemme outta here!"

I am staying positive, and trying to do what activity I can. Sadly, it still leaves me exhausted, but I'm working on it. I'm listening to my body-- I eat what I can, and don't force myself to finish if I can't. It's not easy-- and sometimes, like this morning, it backfires a bit, but I'll get through it.

Thank you all for the well-wishes! They really do help. :) And healing energy is welcome from everyone. I haven't had the energy to go through and answer comments, but I hope to do so when I can.

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Oops

Mar. 15th, 2013 07:46 pm
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Apparently, yesterday's entry didn't crosspost.

So, if you want to read about my experience at the High Museum, go here.

Silly crosspost fail.
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Roo is sick. Dreadfully so earlier, poor beastie. He couldn't hold it for the tiny span of moments I spent in the bathroom, so when I came out I had to clean up poo, which made me sick, which has fed into me just feeling horrid today.

I couldn't leave him outside, because it is cold, blustery, and rainy and I didn't want him getting chilled by wet fur. But the poor boy was asking to go out every few moments for a little while. Thankfully, he seems to have gotten it all out of his system.

I can't imagine what he got into, but hopefully he'll feel better now.

As to me, I have done something to my neck or upper back, and I am physically miserable. So, naturally, bending and kneeling to clean up messes has just been awesome. -.- I'm taking pain meds and trying to stretch it gently, but OW.

In news of the AWESOME, husbeast got me a new showerhead-- the new showerhead I have been lusting after for ages. (Clearly, I am old. Bathroom improvements make me happy.) We have been needing one for a while, and since we had to do all the improvements recently, with the new hot water heater and all, it just seemed logical. Plus, he found a fabulous deal. So, yay, new hot water heater and I can take a nice shower soon with hot hot water. hopefully, that will help. Because OW.

Did I mention the OW? Gah. Anyway, I am going to go find my heating pad and I think it's time for a second dose of my meds. Y'all be good.

Oh, and go help MCA Hogarth in her battle against evil if you are so inclined! :)

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Every time I figure out that someone has removed me from their f-list, I go through a few stages... I guess of grief? I dunno how to quantify them.

Basically, at first, I'm sad. Even if I never clicked with the person, it's still a bit of a sting to see that "[name] removed you..." Generally, though, unless it's someone I *really* like/admire/wanted to stay in touch with, I just quietly remove them back, release a little sigh of regret, and move on.

But that moment of removal almost always involves this: "Gosh, I wonder when they actually removed me. I hope it was a while ago, I'd hate for them to think I was all 'hah, finally, I can kick them to the curb!' I think I'll wait, and come back and remove them later. But what if I forget? *wibble*"

TL;DR I am neurotic in so many ways.
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5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive tarot readings valued at up to $75, $40, and $25. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Owltakesflight.com. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Owltakesflight.com’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Owltakesflight.com to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random number generator under the supervision of Owltakesflight.com. Winner will be notified by Facebook messenger or email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Owltakesflight.com shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 24 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT OWLTAKESFLIGHT.COM‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Owltakesflight.com, anyone acting on behalf of Owltakesflight.com, and Owltakesflight.com’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

9. Terms & Conditions: Owltakesflight.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Owltakesflight.com’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Owltakesflight.com may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Owltakesflight.com. Owltakesflight.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Owltakesflight.com has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Owltakesflight.com reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Owltakesflight.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND FLORIDA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Florida having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the website. To read the Privacy Policy, http://owltakesflight.com/Disclaimer.htm click here.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Owltakesflight.com 5273 Water Valley Dr Tallahassee, FL 32303 Requests must be received no later than April 3, 2017, 9am Eastern Standard Time

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Owltakesflight.com

15. The Campaign hosted by Owltakesflight.com is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

16. By clicking this link, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.
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