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  • Thursday Thoughts

    It's time for another Thursday Thoughts. I link up through Ramblings of a Suburban Mom. Feel free to check her out and do the same.

    Here's what I'm thinking about today...

    • Social Media. I'm putting together a proposal for a client, and social media plays a big part of any marketing plan these days. I am regularly on Facebook and Instagram. I go through spurts on Pinterest. i post on Twitter, but almost never go there (I post through Instagram or when I'm filling out forms on other sites). I have signed up for but haven't really delved too deeply into Google+ and LinkdIn. In addition, I have a Goodreads profile. Wow. That's a lot. So when I meet someone who doesn't use any of these, I'm a little surprised. What are you involved in? Where do you find the best forums for your writing world? What can't you live without and what can't you be bothered in? I would really like to know.
    • Life has far too few surprises. I have been wanting to see the movie About TIme. I got a little teaser a few weeks ago, and have since seen several ads. Today I suddenly noticed a ton of details I'd never seen before, and now I feel like I've seen too much to enjoy the movie. Reviews of books too often give away things I would rather discover for myself while reading. We get spoilers for what is coming in our subscription boxes and find out the sex of our babies before they come. It seems like these days the only surprises we have are bad ones. I would like to be genuinely, happily surprised at some point in my life. Seriously.
    • Tagging on to the too few surprises, the same is true for books. I really want to find a plot twist that makes my head explode. In the past year - out of the books I have purchased - this has happened once. Now, I read a lot of books, and may be slightly jaded because of it, but I am forever guessing what is going to happen right before it does. And while this amuses my family greatly at movies, it gets sort of annoying while reading. I am longing for my mind blowing plotlines this year. Is it too early to ask Santa?
    • I'm looking forward to going to the Dolphin Research Center out on Marathon Key this weekend. First, it's going to be great to be with friends. Second, I love the DRC. And third, a new baby dolphin was born this weekend and I'm going to get to see it. It must be my luck because last time I was at DRC, about year and a half ago, they'd just had a baby. (and speaking of surprises, the sex of a dolphin baby is not typically confirmed at the time of birth, sometimes taking weeks.)
    And that's about it. What are you thinking?