#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2020-01-31

If we were having coffee on this last evening of January, I’d be having hot chocolate. It’s a nasty day out, cold and rainy, and I’m happy that you could stop by for a chat and get out of all that mess for a bit.

Can I get you a coffee, hot chocolate, or perhaps some hot apple cider. With this weather, I’m pretty sure something hot is the way to go. Once we get the drinks all sorted, we can listen to the rain fall on the roof and be thankful for blankets, warm beverages, and heat pumps.

Alanis is providing the music this evening. I find her music conducive to writing. I find it, for the most part, soothing on one level or another, even if the lyrics themselves are not for the most part. Yes, I know the lyrics and can sing along to most of the albums (all but that last one I think. Never could get into it.), but I don’t have to sing along. Singing breaks the writing groove after all. I’ll save my singing for the car.

I finished up this week’s #FridayFictioneers post Red on White just before you got here, and yes, Alanis was singing and I was not. I’m not normally this late posting for #FridayFictioneers, but the writing this week has been virtually non-existent. I should have known that it would happen after stating in last week’s coffee share that I wanted to write more. I’ll not be saying that this week!

So are you watching the Super Bowl this weekend? I suppose I will, even without a true rooting interest. It should be a good game, and it is the last one for a while, so I’m going to enjoy it as a casual observer, maybe with a large bowl of popcorn.

I’m listening to (and enjoying) The War of Broken Mirrors – Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe on Audible. It’s good, but I’m not sure I’ll go for book two. At least not on Audible. It’s only about a twelve hour listen, and I try to get longer books on Audible. It was picked up on a two books for one credit sale though, so I took a chance. You could say that I like to get my credits worth on Audible, so I try to find something at least 20 hours long. Doesn’t always happen, but I try.

As for actual reading, Code Zero by Jonathan Maberry is at the high 30 something percentage of being done. They are shorter books that I found on Audible, but now read through. I like having two books going all the time. One audio, one text. That way there’s always a book to read. I’ll probably do a bit of reading tonight, now that I think about it. I really need to see what’s going to happen with my buddy Joe Ledger when he gets down in the subway tunnel.

Hey, I don’t hear the rain anymore. If you need to make your exit, now would be your time. Have a great weekend, and be careful out there, it’s nasty!

#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

Read more Weekend Coffee Shares here!

11 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2020-01-31

  1. Hey Russel,
    Its always great to run into you here in the coffee share stack.

    No – I’ll not be watching the ball game tomorrow. I’m not at all a sports fan.
    We were out to dinner last night with friends from high school and one tried to get me to stake out a position on what the final score will be.

    I was at a full loss. I’m pretty sure that some numeric scores are just impossible, but since I’m no longer sure what a touchdown is worth let alone the extra point(s?) for that kick afterwards, I could not even fake a reasonable guess.

    To make matters worse, I had just heard others stake their own predictions, but could not recall precisely what they said because I wasn’t paying enough attention because they were only talking about football.

    I did quip about how someone needed to remind me the name of the shape of the ball being used, only to have it start a detailed discussion of the actual geometric shape. Someone googled it and rattled off something that was interesting, but not enough to recall now.

    I think my entertainment value to discussion of sports is more for my ignorance of whatever has everyone else so worked up.

    But otherwise, we had a great time and the food was wonderful.

    I’ll stop now to avoid negatively impacting your enjoyment of the game – which I hope delivers a great time for you and your friends or family.

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    1. Oh, no worries on negatively impacted the game for me. I’ll enjoy it for what it is, but I’m not at all worked up for it. I probably won’t even remember who was playing tonight by the time next season starts. It just doesn’t mean that much to me. I just like a good game is all, so I’ll watch.

      Glad you had a great dinner though, and hope your weekend is great as well! Game or not.


  2. Enjoyed our coffee visit — although I have to say I would have had coffee rather than chocolate. I too like to read more than one book at a time. I tend to get bored if I’m into only one. But I do not watch the super bowl. I don’t watch any sports actually. Never have been much of a fan — except in high school. But even then, I have to admit that often it was listening to the band, eating junk, and visiting with friends on the bleachers that were the real draw. 🙂


    1. Oh, no worries, there’s always coffee! I’ve always liked sports. Many different sports, but I know that watching them is a huge waste of time, so I’m trying to cut back. My efforts have been somewhat successful with the exception of college football. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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