An Australian government worker was injured while having sex with a friend on a business trip. The judge said the injuries occurred during the course of her employment, and no. She was not a professional sex worker. Click on the title for the full story. Woman Hurt During Sex on Work Trip Gets Compo: Court
Sooo….. If she got pregnant during the course of her employment, would the State be liable for that? What about an STD? Anyone else seeing a snowball here?
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
Best selling author Kristen Lamb reminds us why we need to get out of our comfort zone if we’re going to reach readers. What Mascara, Thai Food, and Julia Child Can Teach Us about Social Media Success
The ever humorous Paige Kellerman tells us about her recent trip to the zoo, a field trip I still impose upon my teens. The Goat Pens
I think there’s nothing this man doesn’t know about aviation history. X-15: Triumph and Tragedy by Nigel Blackwell.
Rascally Twitter ferret, Samuel Clemons, drew my attention to this one. I almost made the headliner, but I actually think it’s a great idea. Four-Legged US Viewers Wag Tails for DogTV Channel
Sonia Medeiros introduced me to the comedy talents of Natalie Tran over at her blog this week. Totally cracked me up. As my son would say, “It funny cause it true.” What Would You Say to Past You?
Five Star Day by international best selling author Vicki Hinze. What’s your perfect day? Also, don’t miss the chance to download her awesome book, Girl Talk: Letters Between Friends, which follows four friends from their teens through their forties. Now free on Kindle until Sunday, April 22!
A must read for every newbie author from J.A.Konrath. The Agency Model Sucks
In the What’s This World Coming To Department, Ohio High School Student Banned from Graduation for Aiding Sick Mom. And we wonder why the schools are in trouble.
Just in case you need something to sing as you’re spearing eels at night from a canoe with the aid of a torch or lantern. Songs for Weequashing by Laird Sapir.
The Value of Random Compliments by talented author of RED, Kait Nolan. Because you just can’t be too positive.
Two of my favorites in one place. K.B. Owen guest posts for Jenny Hansen over at the Cowbell. One Note about the World Famous Cowbell
Debut novel from Tammy Salyer. I met Tammy when she was busy winning the Colorado Gold Contest for Best Action/Thriller an at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference. I’ll be downloading this book, myself, as soon as I get this blog posted. Check out the first chapter here: Contract of Defiance
My kids wrestled me into online gaming, and I’ve continued even though they moved on years ago. This is a video that always cracks me up. Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?
So what do you think? Should employers compensate for injuries sustained while participating in off-duty recreational activities during business trips? What about injuries to avatars? Okay. That last question was a bit silly, but feel free to run with it.
All the best to all of you for a week of safe recreation.
Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse