If we were having coffee, I’d say “Happy Friday to ya,” and we could sit around, sipping hot beverages and expounding on how great it is that the weekend is here. Tonight, I’m having a little bit of apple cider since I’ve already had quite a bit of coffee today, but no worries, I can hook you right up with a cup. Only takes a couple of minutes to brew a pot and we’ll be in business. There are other things as well. Hot cocoa, tea, and what-have-you. I’m sure we can come up with something.
Music from the Gin Blossoms is playing as we sip our drinks, Super Girl is playing now. It’s a live album and it’s on random, so who knows what’s next. If we don’t like it, we’ll skip ahead.
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.
If we were having coffee, we would be sipping some fresh brewed Starbucks Christmas Blend and relaxing with a little Jimmy Buffet on this nice Friday night. There’s also a bit of tea if you’d rather that and we could break out the Nilla Wafers for a snack if you’d like.
How is that Nilla Wafer? It had been forever since I had one of those not in banana pudding, but there’s a series of books I’m reading (The Joe Ledger series of novels by Jonathan Maberry) and one of the main characters has a thing for Nilla Wafers and after four books, I had to have some. They are good. I can see why Mr. Church likes them so much. I always did say that the best part of banana pudding was the cookies anyway, so I don’t guess I should be surprised.
If we were having coffee, it would be iced coffee I got from the grocery this week as it’s already late and a whole pot of coffee would be overkill at this point. Yes it’s Friday night, and yes, I’ll be in the bed shortly. So I won’t be ODing on coffee tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
If we were having coffee, I’d wish you a Merry Christmas or even a very generic Happy Holidays if you prefer while sipping some hot apple cider instead of my usual brew. I can brew up some coffee or tea for you if you’d like, or I could nuke some cider for you like I have for myself. It’s a good drink when the weather’s cold like it is now. I’m no fan of the cold, but I do like a good sipping hot beverage!
It’s been a mixed week for me. Monday kicked off and kicked my butt. I got some sort of sinus bug or some such that had me feeling puny until Wednesday, so there was a sipping of a different kind the first part of the week. Dayquil sipping is what I’m talking about. Not exactly a great start to the week.
If we were having coffee, I’d be drinking some hot apple cider instead. It’s good stuff. Can I get you some or would you prefer to stick with the traditional coffee? Both are great options, so definitely suit yourself.
We’ve got the UFC fights on, just the prelims though, cause who can afford to pay for the mains. Not me, and I’m not really interested in going out all night to watch the fights in a crowded bar. Every now and then that’s fine, but it’s not something I look to do very often. And since ESPN has the UFC now, I seem to hear so much less about what’s going on in the fight world. It, for me at least, has gotten lost among all the other sports ESPN has. The good news is that I don’t really miss it anyway. A few preliminary fights every month or so and I’m good.
If we were having coffee, I’d offer you up a cup of this nice Seattle’s Best coffee that I’ve been sipping for the past couple hours and welcome you into this big College Football Saturday. There’s coffee in the pot, taco soup on the stove, and it’s a great day to eat some good food and watch a little championship football.
Later tonight, after the SEC game, I may take a little break from football and watch the last episode of the the first season of The Expanse on Prime. I don’t really get into a lot of shows nowadays, but a while back I told my wife that I wanted a really good sci-fi show to watch, so we tried a couple things on the Sci-Fi channel but they weren’t that great so we’ve kicked them to the curb.
So far, The Expanse has been really good. I think there are four seasons on Prime so I’ve got a ways to go yet and hopefully the quality will stay good throughout. I’ve got high hopes.
It’s been a pretty good week. I got some good workouts in, a couple of good runs and a couple of crossfit style workouts as well. I’ve been happy with my running lately. I’ve cut the mileage down a bit in order to fit in some strength work in hopes that a more well rounded fitness will allow this old body avoid injury.
Ooh, soup’s ready! Let’s go get some.
Ah, that was delicious! My wife has outdone herself again, and again I ate too much.
Oh wow! This game’s going into overtime.
I also got some writing done this week, though I’m not sure how much. Maybe I should track that again. Maybe not. The writing that I did was not very focused stuff except for my Friday Fictioneers post. I’ve been searching for an idea that I want to pursue into something novel length, but I haven’t found anything that I think can hold my attention that long yet. Oh well, I’ll keep looking.
Oklahoma wins. Moving on to the SEC Championship now. I’ll probably feel guilty later about wasting all day watching football, but there’s only a couple of good football Saturdays left this year and since I’m not a big NFL fan, only a couple of good football weekends left so I guess I’ll take advantage of this one.
I have rambled on and on haven’t I? You probably are looking to get outta here and do some other things on your Saturday, but I’m not kicking you out. Stick around if you want, and we can sip coffee and watch some more football. Either way, thanks for stopping by, and if you’re heading out, have a great week!
If we were having coffee, we would be sipping some nice Seattle’s Best coffee, listening to music from this little Dot thing we picked up cause it was on sale, and watching a little football. Wow, look at us, we’re multi-taskers!
Right now, Radioactive is playing. Who knows what comes next? Alexa has it on some playlist, so I sure don’t.
If we were having coffee, I think I’d opt for some hot apple cider. It’s good stuff on a cold, rainy evening, and I’ve already had a pot and a half of coffee today. I can get you some coffee, tea, or of course some cider if you like. It’s up to you.
It’s been a rough few weeks for me, and I can’t put my finger on exactly why. Best guess, the time change. I haven’t felt like myself since. It’s like I have no motivation to do anything. I’ve barely run, tried to recommit to daily writing but have felt too exhausted in the evenings to make any real headway. It’s been frustrating to say the least. I’m not a person to look forward to bed at 8 o’clock, but that’s been me lately. Some evenings I’ve looked for bed earlier than that!
So I’ve written what I could while trying to keep my eyes open. It hasn’t been a ton of words though. A few 100 word stories for #FridayFictioneers and a sheet full of ideas. Not much, but I’m still plugging away, hoping that I’ll feel like myself again soon.
I’m hoping that this next week will go better. I’m really looking for some good miles and some good words in the coming weeks.
Thanks for stopping by! See you in a bit!
#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.
If we were having coffee, I’d say that I’ve probably had enough coffee for the day, but I think I can sip on another cup or two with you since you stopped by. And thanks for stopping by! You are, of course, always welcome, and you know I can always hook you up with a caffeine boost in the form of a hot brewed coffee. Coffee not your thing, we can probably find something to suit you.