#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.

Intro to 44

I am me

To be taken or left as you find me.

I shall have no regrets, either way.

Today is my birthday on a loverly cloudy with light sprinkling day in the Valley. 

So feel free to order that pastry to help me celebrate. 

I try not to ruminate too much on these days. I’m in a decent enough place in my life. No major worries and I have my health.

Birthdays are the days one is given leave “To glory in self like a new monster”, in the words of one James Douglas Morrison. To be a bit selfish and just enjoy being. 

Still getting a bit settled in my skin, not sure that will ever be a completed journey and probably shan’t be. But I do like me so that is something.

I shall be dining at a favorite eatery with MBM later today. My usual procrastination has necessated a couple of errands be done but I shall enjoy the day regardless.

Tomorrow MBM and I shall sojourn to the Ren Faire and quite enjoy ourselves. Then the surgery of real life shall commence, as it does. (Come on, lottery. *laughs*)

But I hope you enjoy your day as well. Raise a toast to yourself. Huzzah.

(Don’t forget to join the others)

Weekend Coffee Share – 15/1/17

…I need a Sherlock tattoo.

Just saw the season finale. Wow. I need that script to pore over and live over it again and again. Will be seeing it in the theatre.

Yeah, cut my hair today, is why took you a bit to see me. Little too short on one side but good enough.

Oh, you won’t believe what I had to do on Monday. I had to go to the bank and order some checks. Only use them for the rent so only needed one box, but I had a moment of wondering if they actually still did them.

There was something I meant to tell you about last week, something I came across. International Correspondence Writing Month.

Something you might want to share. 

Rained some this past week. Was nice and cloudy all day today.

Still need to see Rogue One. I did buy Magnificent Seven blu ray.

Daily writing prompts have slipped a bit but will be catching up. Starting to think up a list of projects to do.

Been a slow week otherwise. Tell you what, let me gets us a refill and we’ll go check on what the others are doing.

Weekend Coffee Share – 8/1/17

Hello again.

How has today found you? Well within parameters, I hope.

As you see, it’s a bit cloudy today. But not rain clouds.

We have made it past the first week of the new year. But the last one has left it’s mark. 

I had the TV volume turned all the way, with the closed captioning on, one morning whilst getting ready for work. It was on the CBS morning show just by accident.

Happened to glance over to see an run of old pictures of Rita Moreno and the text was high points in her career. Of course, my immediate thought was that she had passed and was so relieved to find out she was there to chat up her new project. Realized I had post 2016 death fears and probably will for some time.

I did not know she had been with Marlon Brando for eight years. Will have to look for her autobiography at the library. She’s still a sharp wit and great sense of humor. 

I came across one of those anecdotal posts on the Facebook, this one was of men relating instances they were subjected to sexist comments and behavior. It is easy to forget there is another side to that coin.

My interest in bullet journaling continues. I spent a day off working it on whilst listening to the audio book of The Cuckoo’s  Calling by Robert Galbraith. It was a good day.

I’m keeping track of the days til September 1st in it. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this year will be 19 years later, and Albus Severus Potter will be off to Hogwarts.

I’m trying to write every day. Bought a book with daily prompts in it. Had to catch up the 3rd and the 4th a day late but been good since then.

I saw the first signs of Spring. The Liberty tax service sign twirlers came out. April is not far behind.

The first episode of Sherlock was brilliant, as to be expected. I won’t be home yet when it airs tonight, so have to see if can be up at 2:30 for a repeat. Might catch Rosemary and Thyme, a mystery series from some years back on the BBC.

I’m in the mood for a scone now. Oh, I found this map that shows the distribution of how ‘scone’ is pronounced in the British Isles. I rhyme it with ‘gone’ myself.

Another work day soon to begin and I should be off. Don’t forget to have a chat with the others.