#WeekendCoffeeShare

We meet over a quick cuppa before work this time.

I had to catch up on some sleep this weekend. I was called on to work an earlier shift on Monday and had to be there before 6:30. Considering my usual time to leave for work is 6:45, yeah it was fun.

Oh, I could leave later for work. But I do public transit so like to give myself plenty of leeway. Plus lets me have breakfast there.

I did go with the best friend to P.F. Chang’s. It’s one of her favorite spots and we’ve been several times. I actually tried something different this time, the surf and turf. I will have to remember to order it again.

Already making plans for my birthday next month. Usually at a lost at what to do, but was hit with an inspiration last week. We have English styled pub called the George & Dragon (Guinness on tap, not much more needed). So going to do a Harry Potter themed shindig there. Should be interesting.

I had a customer who tried to shame me because he didn’t ‘see how someone with a Mexican name doesn’t know Spanish’. I was perturbed for a while. Then rationed that thinking my name had a solely Mexican origin or application was stupid I didn’t need to deal with.

It’s an ongoing thing I must deal with. I am continually amazed that they think they have any right to question me.

But enought of that. Too soon work must begin. Another cookie?

Don’t forget to visit the others.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – A year of books

If we were having beverages, I would be enjoying my off weekend. I get alternating weekends at work and happily first one of the year is freedom.

I had to work New Year’s Eve, but Day had off so oh well. 

It’s been so long since I’ve stopped by, I hardly know what to do. It’s going to take me a bit to get back in the swing of things, so bear with me. Have a pastry on me.

I have decided to change up my reading game. Duncan Jones, the director, has decided to start to honor his late father, David, with a Twitter-based book club. The basis of the reading list will be his father’s​ favorite 100 books​. David Jones, of course, being better know as David Bowie. So it promises to be interesting. If you’re on Twitter, #BowieBookClub. This month is Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.

I’ve also decided to add suggestions​ by Stephen King and President Obama to my reading list, which will reach at least 50 this year. 

And I hope to write reviews worth reading of them. The first one will be for a book I spotted when I went to the library to pick up the Ackroyd. Holding is the first novel written by Graham Norton, famous British talk show host. It was unexpected delight of a read and I hope he continues to write.

Another surprise read down the path will be a book about Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft. The surprise is that it is co-written by NBA great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

I let my reading slouch off a bit last year. This the year to turn that around.

So what books are you looking forward to this year?

And don’t forget to go round to the others and see how they are.