Weekend Coffee Share – 18/12/16

…and it’s back to the hot drinks today. The highest it’s supposed to get this week is 70, and today about 63. Which I know is nothing to many, but is on the cold side for here.
Not to much has happened this week. Work remains meh.

Bought me best mate another present, and missed out on the Yule party with some other friends on Saturday cause work schedule was changed. 

And ugh, someone beat me to the laundry room this morning and took up all three washers. Which considering I got there right after six in the morning lets you know how anxious they were to get there. And best part, when dryer time came, two were running but one was done with a few clothes in it. Which, of course, turns out didn’t belong with the other two, so could have taken them out and had my clothes dried over 30 minutes sooner. #apartmentlifeproblems

Good for me, my usual time to leave gets me to work an hour and half early (bus rider), so had some wiggle room.

At some point will need to see Star Wars Rogue One. Hearing great things about it. And love all the memes with ‘spoilers’ on its sequel, which of course is A New Hope. 

Was able to tell someone in one of my Fb groups about the coffee share. She wanted to join a blog collective ( and yes my geekdom had to fight past Borg Collective for that) so I told her about this. Fingers crossed.

Decided to try Milwordy next year. A million words written in one year. Needless to say, this will include ALL words. Blog posts, fanfic, NaNo. Breaks down to 2,740 words a day. Within the realm, provided I sit my arse down and do it. And find the projects.

No resolutions, just goals. 

Time will tell. Til next week.

(I feel like I should come up with some kinda and off, you know. Hmm. For now, to paraphrase the original Weekend Update team, Good Day and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow.)

Don’t forget to join the others.

Weekend Coffee Share – 11/12/16

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.. I would remark on how our weather has changed. It is expected to be mid-ish70s all this week. So if we sit out in the sun, I just might offer you an iced beverage.

Work was actually different this week. I had to work a morning shift (6:30 – 3:00). It was interesting. Time actually seemed to move differently compared to my usual shift (12:00-8:30). An okay experience but not sure I would want to make it be a regular thing.

I have created another blog as a tool to explore my religion, Heathenry. Both to see what it is I believe and as a way to learn to articulate it to others. I read the bus and occasionally you get someone wanting to share their god with you. Just want to be able to return the favor, as it were.

In that view, I saw two of a six part series on PBS World about pilgrimages. It was called ‘Sacred Journeys’ and the two I saw were the main pilgrimages for Muslims and for Hindus. The interesting part on a personal level was as the pilgrims were talking about their faiths, it made me wonder of my relationship to my faith. With any luck, that desire will continue and lead me to the questions I want to answer.

But enough seriousness. I sadly missed the Harry Potter Yule Balls that were held nationwide at Barnes & Noble. I’ve heard mixed reviews online of how they went, but have a feeling the one at my usual store would have been quite nice.

I’ve bought one present for me best mate and have an eye on a second and possible third. Not sure what to get the family of course.

I have two books picked out for my reading challenge next year. Might try and swing for more than just the max two a month, we’ll see.

Saw a daily prompt writing journal might pick up for next year. Work on gaining a few habits in ’17.

2017 in just a couple more weeks. Rarely have I been more ready to put a year behind me. Not for a personal reason, of course. Just this crazy year that never should have been.

I feel like getting some ice cream, it’s such a nice day. What say, cup or cone?

See what the others are having HERE

 

“Gone to Texas”

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Bit of a surprise, this one?

I said before how Star Wars was probably my first fandom. Yeah, it’s actually Texas.

I was born here, but left when I was three. But my family never let me forget where I came from.

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My first tattoo was one of Texas. I do not hesitate to claim her as my homeland and when I talk about my hometown with my family and friends, I refer to it as ‘back home’.

I know our representation at the moment is not a sterling one. But we have had extraordinary people in our history, forward thinkers, and like to think we will again.

But my loyalty remains to the land and the ideals. To the great things we have done and accomplish. My viewpoint is not entirely through rose-colored glasses. I am realistic and honest about the less noble things.

I have lived thirteen times longer here in the Valley then I did back home. And still don’t really claim Arizona in the same way I claim Texas.

“You can’t take the Sky from me.”

Take my love, take my land / Take me where I cannot stand / I don’t care, I’m still free / You can’t take the sky from me / Take me out to the black / Tell ’em I ain’t comin’ back / Burn the land and boil the sea / You can’t take the sky from me / There’s no place I can be / Since I found serenity / But you can’t take the sky from me

Nine people on a ship in deep space, looking for something they don’t realize they alreaady have.

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Malcolm Reynolds – A man who lost his faith. But making a family.

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Zoe Washburne – Malcolm’s second in command. Strong, usually clearer headed then Mal.

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Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne – The pilot and Zoe’s husband. He’d rather stay on the ship, but is magic behind the wheel.

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Kaylee Frye – The  mechanic. And the heart.

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Jayne Cobb – A mercenary. You gotta keep an eye on him at times.

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Shepard Derrial Book – A preacher. Trying to get Mal to see the light, any light.

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Inara Serra – A Companion. Always at odds with Mal. And with her heart about him.

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Simon Tam – The doctor. Brilliant, but not as much as his sister.

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River Tam – Off the charts. In ways she can’t unserstand anymore.

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Serenity – Named after the worse event in Mal’s life. But is his truest love.

Personal note:

Firefly. Lost to us far before its time. Only one season we got of it. But oh what we gained from it.

So we fought and we protested. We were the Browncoats fighting in Serenity Valley.

And then we got our movie, Serenity.

And they still can’t take the sky from us.

“Whatcha Reading?”

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I like books.

I kinda have to, being a writer and all.

But I do like books.

I like the way they feel. Just the weight of them in your hand. The way old books smell.

Then we get to what’s inside them.

The information.

The worlds.

The ideas.

It’s time travel, teleportation, and a mind meld.

They open your mind and tug at your heart.

They become a part of you.

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“Pens and paper.”

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I have a bit of a problem.

I am a bit of a collector when it comes to pens and notebooks.

Maybe collector is a bit formal.

I buy them with the intent of using them, and sometimes do. But sometimes don’t want to mark in them.

I tend to buy a new notebook for each new project. And the look and feel tends to relate to the project on some level.

And i get precious about which pens get used for what. One pen is used only for ‘official’ stuff, like rent checks. If I can’t find it and have to use a writing pen, I am not happt. Feeling like I have tainted the pen with such a plebian act.

Yeah, I’m a little nuts.

I see a nice leather bound writing book and yes, there is some swooning that occurs. But I will also buy just the right notebook from the dollar store.

The right notebook puts me in mind of old time writing. Before electrical means. (I have this thing about atmosphere, if you’re new to the blog.)

Or more in the line of an office worker, doing official work with regards to research or ideas.

All about the right tool for the job.