#WeekendCoffeeShare – 6/11/17

coffee share picIf we were having coffee, I’d offer you a candy to go along with it.  Tonight I allowed myself to splurge a bit and buy some Wint-O-Green Lifesavers, which is something I should not have done.  They are so good, but oh so bad at the same time.  Won’t you be bad with me and help me get rid of these things before I rot the teeth slam outta my mouth?

Okay, maybe they’re not that bad, but I seem to have a problem with them.  The problem being that it’s hard for me to quit them.  Most days I can walk past with hardly a look back, but they got me tonight.  Cleverly placed there in the aisle where I could see them, darn you Kroger, and your sneaky product placement!

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Bad Poetry Thursday – Would it Hurt

What would it hurt,
To give a smile?
To play in the dirt,
Or run a mile?

Get outside,
And live this life.
Set them aside,
The struggles and strife.

Run & jump & play,
Laugh & love,
Enjoy every day,
Before flying away above.

Get outside & give a smile,
Get a bit dirty & stay awhile.

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#weekendcoffeeshare – Still at Work

If we were having coffee, we would surely be talking about the past couple weeks and all the work that’s been going on around here. And maybe even my absence from the blog. Sorry bout that, but it was expected. 

It feels good to check in now though, even if it is a lame attempt, typed out on my phone between tasks.  Which is the reason you won’t see me on the link-up (hosted so graciously by Nerd in the Brain)this week or the link to it at the bottom of this post. 

So, my week?  Not much to tell unfortunately. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. That’s really it. I know, it’s kinda depressing. 

 Anyway, that’s enough about me and my not so exciting work life. How have you been?  I hope all has gone well for everyone this week. Perhaps you’ve been up to your eyeballs busy too, but I hope not. That’s no fun after all. 

I guess I’ll let you go then, and as always, please do take the cup with you. That way you can swing on by next week and we’ll filler’up again. Til then…

Bad Poetry Thursday – Quiet


Peaceful bliss.
Time to recover.
An introvert's wish.

It is a need.
Not a want,
The time for which we plead.

Emerge, we will.
From our cocoons,
From the still.

Ready, the world to face.
Join once more,
The dreaded rat race.

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Bad Poetry Thursday – Inside

Look inside,
What do I see?
No place to hide,
Just me.

Look at me.
I am hidden.
You can't see,
The parts forbidden.

What is real,
and what is not.
How to feel,
about these thoughts.

Can't you see through it all?
Can't you help, lest I fall?

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Bad Poetry Thursday – Not Fair

It's not fair,
There I said it.
Proclaimed it loudly.

It's not fair,
Though I want it,
Want it so badly.

It's not fair,
but that's just it,
the world we live in.

It's not fair,
What you gone do?
Never give in.

I’m a bad poet.  That’s why I have Bad Poetry Thursday.  If I were a good poet, then perhaps this would be Good Poetry Thursday.  Being a bad poet isn’t enough to stop me though, for the only way to improve is keep on practicing.

And besides, poetry, even bad, is a good way to express yourself.  So here I go!  Maybe one day it will get better, or even good…

Good poetry?  Maybe one day my friends, but don’t hold your breath.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully you found something in this bad poem to like.

Short Tuesday -Craquelure

Little Jim was uncomfortable as he drove the teeny rental car to his childhood home. The fact that he had specified a full size SUV when reserving the car the week prior did not seem to faze the small freckle faced, red-haired girl behind the counter.

“We don’t have any SUVs sir. There must have been a mistake on the booking site. It really is a nice car though,” she informed him cheerfully from behind the counter.

Little Jim grumbled some not nice things under his breath that the girl either didn’t hear or pretended not to.

“Here are the keys,” she prompted with a smile. “If you need anything else, just let me know.”

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The 2016 Atlanta Spartan Sprint

On the monkey bars! Atlanta Spartan Sprint

The 2016 Atlanta Spartan Sprint has come and gone.  There were obstacles, both big and small, climbs and carries, and of course lots of that sloppy red Georgia clay.  While it was a lot of fun, it could easily have gone the other way.

I ran this race with my daughter, just like my other Sprint last year.  Having her out there on the course with me is great, but this morning, she wasn’t feeling great.  She could have sat on the sidelines, watched me run and cheered her old dad on, but that’s not my daughter.  In true Spartan fashion, she pushed on, ran the race and got that medal.  Maybe it wasn’t our best effort, but that’s okay.

Spartan Race isn’t all about getting muddy, though that is part of it.  It is all about obstacles, overcoming them, and then taking those lessons out into the real world.  We face obstacles every day in our lives.  Some people panic and run away from these obstacles, but not a Spartan.  A Spartan adjusts and attacks the obstacles ahead of him.

That’s what my daughter did today, before the race ever began.  She wasn’t feeling well, but instead of taking the easy way and sitting out, she used her grit to get through the race.  What a life lesson!  I’m so proud.

You are not going to feel your best all the time, whether at school or work, but what are you going to do?  You can grit your way through your tasks and reap the rewards, or I don’t know, lay in bed all day and skip out on life.

Don’t get me wrong.  There are real reasons to lay up in bed, and only you know your body, so keep safety first.  In the meantime, keep training and pushing ahead.  Maybe we’ll see you out on the course!


It sounds bad, I know. I’ll be the first to say it,  but it’s true. I really have no idea what I’m doing.

This blog/site was started not even a year ago with all the hopes and dreams that often come with a new blog, but now I’m not sure about anything. I’ve already thought about, and went around halfway through a redesign, and now, here we are again.

The question of what should I do is always there, and so is my reply. I don’t know.

Being this indecisive is frustrating.  For myself if not for anyone else. (It’s not like I have legions of fans waiting for the next post after all.)

So, the question remains, rolling around in my head.  Over the past month or so, as I’ve kicked it back and forth between deletion of the blog altogether and a complete reboot, I may have found a compromise.

What is this compromise?  Well let me say upfront, that it may not be a good idea.  But here it is.  The idea is to just be a bit more general in posting and therefore granting much needed freedom for creativity and general interest.

Most everything I read about blogging says to pick a topic and stay with that chosen topic for you’re blog. Target that audience. That is most likely very sound advice, but it is advice that I struggle with.

You see, I’m like most everyone else out there. My interest are many and varied. I like to write and draw. I also like to run and ride bikes. I have interest in fitness, clean eating, and dessert. You see what I’m getting at?  I feel as though I’ve been handcuffing myself, by restricting the things that I’m writing about, so I’m done with that.

I’m going to try this again. We’ll see how it goes. If it fails, then so be it. (To be clear, failure is not defined by page views, but by my own ability to keep interest in the work I’m doing.) There will most likely be some aesthetic changes to the sight as this process needs to be as fluid as possible, so be on the lookout for that.

Anyway, with a bit of luck, we’ll be talking soon!

#weekendcoffeeshare 1-9-16

If we were having coffee, I’d be drinking Folgers Colombian coffee.  It’s a medium dark roast and it’s pretty good. Not Starbucks good, but way more economical.  If that’s not your thing, that’s okay.  I’m sure we have some green tea around here somewhere.  We could put some water on for you real quick if you’d like.  While we sip, we can wait on the Supercross race to start.

That’s right.  It’s Supercross season once again, so I’m trying to stay up to watch it.  This time of year is about the only time I wish I lived out on the other coast.  The race starts at 7 o’clock over there, making that start time 10 o’clock for all of us over on the east coast.  That’s a late night, putting the end of the race at one.  If we weren’t racing ourselves tomorrow, that would be less of a big deal, but oh well.  It is what it is, I guess.  Good thing we’ve got that coffee, huh?

One more thing before I go.  The #weekendcoffeeshare has turned into one of my favorite blogging topics over the past several months.  I started doing it after moving over to WordPress, and it’s been great and all, but that may be coming to an end.  Here at least.  After some thought, I might be going back over to Blogger.  It’s just the money really.  WordPress cost and Blogger, not so much.  I’ve not decided one hundred percent yet, but I’m leaning that way.  So, if this is it, thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings.  I’ll still be around though, so don’t worry about that.

So, you guys have a great weekend!  I’ll see you around!