January 2nd, 2019 (Gorgeous Composers-Fake “Job References”)

It’s January 2nd! How is everyone feeling about 2019 so far? It’s been a little hit-and-miss here in the DeVore household. Thus is life. Highlights include hitting my target goals for daily word count, cutting back on my sugar intake, daily reading goals, and my attendance for 5AMWritersClub is still at 100%. I consider 2019 to be a win so far. All 29 hours of it.

Downsides include being ghosted by both of my accountability buddies.

*mic drop*

EDIT: I heard from one of them an hour after I wrote this so…

As far as my wiki adventure, I’ve had some interesting finds from the last few days including:

Gediminas Gelgotas is a 32-year-old Lithuanian composer. Have you heard of him? And also, have you seen this guy?

To be that talented and beautiful. It’s not even fair. I have neither and would love at least one of those traits, ‘kay thanks.


The Ditrigona jardanaria article made me realize that I have run across a number of pages about moths and have retained little to no information about them. I should develop some sort of chart. BTW, there are 160,000 species of moths. Did you know this?


I also ran across the “The Greatest Wonder of the World and American Tobacco Warehouse and Fancy Goods Emporium” wiki page. This humble establishment is located in New South Wales, in Australia. I don’t know what to say about it. I only wanted to mention that it exists.

Martha Eriksdotter is a pretty interesting story. Charles VIII of Sweden made her up because he needed to beef up his genealogy resume in order to get the job of “Manager of Sweden”. You know the story: recent grad can’t get a job without experience but he can’t get experience without first getting the job. In this case, he might have just lied about having the right “amount of experience” (read: royal family history). But some historians don’t believe that she was completely made up because her name pops up in a book. What book, you may be asking. Yes, well thank you for asking. The book was called, “Notes on Swedish women” (AKA, “The Big Swedish Book of Women”) and explains that her father was named “Eric X.”

“Eric X”
Well, I’m convinced.

Wiki count 161
Day: 20