Weather or Not

9AFD3237-6A0B-4E67-A7BA-A94A2E446847I have six weather apps on my iPhone. You would think that, if I want to know what the temperature is at any point in time, I could open any one of them and each would report the same temperature at the same location at the same time, right?

Well, you’d be wrong.

The weather app that comes with my iPhone is telling me that the temperature where I live right now is 77°F.

Weather+ says that it’s 70°.

AccuWeather tells me that it’s 80°.

Weather Underground claims it’s 79°.

WeatherCaster reports 74°.

Dark Sky indicates that it 75°.

So, six different weather apps, six different temperatures reported. With a ten degree variance from highest to lowest! Is it 80° or 70°? Or somewhere in between? I don’t know.

But I do know that it’s sunny and delightful outside. So that’s where I’m going.

Catch you later!

Thursday Inspiration — Do You Believe?

232F2553-6FC3-46E1-B3D3-59555A8391FB“We’re nearly there,” Rick said. He had sent her a text message earlier telling her he’d pick her up in half an hour. Anita texted back asking where he was taking her and he said that it was a surprise. “Dress up,” he added.

Anita was giddy with anticipation. She had no idea where he was going to take her but she decided to adorn herself with some of her best jewelry and a lovely dress.

Once Rick picked her up, he drove toward the center of town. “Where are we going, Rick?” Anita asked as he started looking for a place to park.

Rick smiled, “We’re going dancing, baby. And then you’ll see how the magic‘s in the music and the music’s in me.”


Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme in “magic.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nearly), Jibber Jabber (sent), Word of the Day Challenge (giddy), Your Daily Word Prompt (adorn), The Daily Spur (self), Ragtag Daily Prompt (dancing).

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FOWC with Fandango — Nearly

FOWCWelcome to July 16, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “nearly.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.