American Music Awards hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross

I watched the AMAs last year because of BTS.  I love BTS!  They were so great……wait, don’t let me get off on a tangent.  Back to the point.

I didn’t expect the AMAs to be as entertaining as they were.  It was the host, Tracee Ellis Ross, that stole the show (other than BTS!).  She changed clothes a total of 9 times during the AMAs. 10 times!!!   Extreme right!  Some of her fashion choices were a bit extreme.

Look No. 1Look No. 2Look No. 3Look No. 4Look No. 5Look No. 6Look No. 7Look No. 8Look No. 9

And finally……. she ended the day wearing something normal (or closer to normal than many of the other outfits she had chosen).

Look No. 10

Tracee Ellis Ross was chosen to host the AMAs this year (to my delight).  Last year I watched the AMAs for BTS, but this year I am watching to find out how many outfits Ross will change into and how extreme she is going to be.

Performance Line Up:

Carrie Underwood, Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Mariah Carey, Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Ciara with Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Panic! At the Disco, Taylor Swift, Camilla Cabello, Shawn Mendez with Zedd, Jennifer Lopez, Ella Mai, Twenty One Pilots

Just in case you haven’t heard of BTS, here is one of their videos (one my favorites!!)

Daily Observances Around the World

Hangul Day (South Korea)
Independence Day (Uganda)
Independence of Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)
National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania)
Takayama Autumn Festival (Takayama, Japan)
World Post Day
Valencian Community Day (Spain)

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Who was Leif Erikson and Why is He Important?

Do you remember Christopher Columbus?  I bet you thought he was the first to discover the ‘new world’.  But what about Leif Erikson?  He is a Viking explorer credited with reaching the ‘new world’ nearly 500 years before Columbus did.  To find out more, check out this article by Time Magazine.

Today, why not honor Leif Erikson and let your inner Viking out!  Grab you ale and offer a toast to your comrades.

Salted Pork

Other Observances

Ada Lovelace Day
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day (NFPA announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”)
Headspace Day (Australia)
International Beer and Pizza Day
Leif Erikson Day
National Moldy Cheese Day (Moldy Cheese?  I’ll pass…..  But for those of you that like to eat mold, here is a video for you)

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
National Sneakers Day (This is actually a thing…..Click here for a list of events celebrating Sneakers in a city near you)
Nautilus Night
Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day
World Post Day (the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) started in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write to others all over the world. Find out more here.)

There is so much more I could add onto here, but alas I need to work on my novella.  This writer likes to hear what you thought about my blog……just sayin’! Leave me a comment below.

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Tomorrow’s Post Topic: Mental Health: Adolescents in Danger

42132018_1993653480698198_5846043139508273152_nAbout Cynthia Brandel

Other than being an awesome mom and a devoted wife, Cynthia is an avid explorer traveling through the galaxy of her mind meeting new and interesting people along the way.  Her destination is unknown, but the fun is in the journey.

Cynthia’s first exploration took her to the world of Sanctoria, a place full of magic and mystery.  After falling in love and leading an army to war, Cynthia left Sanctoria and continued on her journey.

Currently, Cynthia resides in one of the Revenant cities on Earth.  What mysteries will the city hold and where will Cynthia end up?  Who knows?  But you can guarantee that Cynthia will tell us all about it in The Curse of Judas (Book 1 of the Revenant City Series).  Check out a preview of the first two chapters for free.




Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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