#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019/12/07

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!

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – 01-20-19


If we were having coffee, I would apologize for not having much to offer.  There is some hotel coffee down in the lobby (that always seems to do in a pinch) and a Starbucks just down the street, so perhaps we will get out in a bit.  You know, if the hotel coffee is unbearable.  I do have some good cold water in the room fridge if that would do you better.

We would be watching the first of today’s football games, the NFC Championship, here in the room while sipping our drinks.

Looking back on the week, I’d say it was a pretty good one.  I did some writing on a thing I hope to make into a book one day, some editing on a thing that should be close to submitting, and posted a 100 work story for #FridayFictioneers on the blog here.  All things considered, a good week. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 01-20-19”

#WeekendCoffeeShare 10-10-2015

If we were having coffee, we would probably still be talking about the weather and the effects of it.  Everything lately goes back to the weather.  I just brewed up a pot and yes it is a little late for it, but no work tomorrow, so coffee!

There’s football on the TV.  Cal at Utah, right now and though I don’t have a preference on who wins, maybe it’ll be a good game.  Speaking of football, my Gamecocks lost another one today.  It would have been a tough game for them anyway, but the travel to LSU didn’t make it any easier, I’m sure.

You see, it was supposed to be a home game, but all that rain that happened last weekend still has things messed up.  Lots of roads in Columbia are still closed, the stadium has no drinkable water, and students haven’t been to class all week.  In short, it’s a mess.  So, earlier in the week, the decision was made to move the game, and so the Gamecocks played a “home” game away.

See how everything goes back to the weather.

Time for another cup, can I get you another?

Ok, that’s better.  Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.  Unfortunately, many have a long way to go to find any normalcy.  Flooding is still very present in some places, even now that the rain has slacked off a bit.  A lot of water is still coming from the upstate and creating havoc down by the coast.

In an effort to get away from the weather, we could talk a little about the movies.  I could tell you about the movie we went to earlier today, Sicario.  Turns out, that sicario means hitman in Mexico.  Who knew?  I mean, except for everyone in Mexico, right?

Anywho, the movie was good, though there wasn’t as much action in it as the trailer may have indicated.  Turns out, there was more drama than action, and that’s fine.  The movie was about several government agencies working against a drug cartel over in Mexico.  Not to give too much away, but the sicario was working with the government, so all sorts of shadyness was afoot.  That’s really all I would be able to tell you about the movie without ruining it.  You are going to see it eventually right?  Yeah, I thought so.  I’ll hush about it.

We could talk a little about writing and this month’s story.  I’ve though lots about it, and I think I know what it will be.  October, being the month of Halloween deserves something a little dark, and I think I have just the thing.  I need to polish it a bit before it’s ready for the public though.  It should be up within the next week.

You’ve got to go?  That’s too bad.  It’s been nice to sit and chat for a while.  If you want, I can get you a cup to take on the road with you.  Come back when you get a chance, and don’t worry, I’ll have a pot on for ya.