#WeekendCoffeeShare – 8/18/19

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the little alligator I saw on my run Friday. We’d sip our coffee, Seattle’s Best, fresh brewed with whatever fixings you’d prefer and listen to the tunes flow softly from a random playlist. Right now, it’s Maren Morriss, up next, who knows?

So yeah, the alligator turned out to be the best part of Friday’s run. It was hot and humid, and I was tired, but the week had not allowed for a lot of miles and I really was looking to put in a good effort. What I ended up with was seven and a quarter miles of struggle and some pics of a little gator who had found himself on the road.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019/08/03

If we were having cofffee, we wouild have just left Starbucks and piled back into the car on the way home from the mountains. So this afternoon, we’re in close quarters, but don’t worry I put my deoderant on this morning and besides, the coffee aroma is strong with us!

We were just losing the station, so I scanned the FM a bit and found a Rock station playing Smashing Pumpkins. That should hold us on music for a while.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019/07/26

If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a nice fresh brewed coffee or hot tea, and if hot’s not your thing right now cause it’s been hot even with the cool front we’re supposedly having, there’s some cold coffee as well. And if all else fails, we have water that can be served either iced or room temp. Please help yourself.

Once we’re all settled, hot or cold drinks in hand, we could chat a bit about the week gone by and enjoy a bit of music. I hope you don’t mind Jimmy Buffett, I’m in a bit of an island mood tonight, so the music fits. “License to Chill” is playing softly in the background as we start our talk.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare 2019-07-13

If we were having coffee, I’d say that it’s been a pretty good week, turn the tv off, and put some music on. It’s so hard to talk with the tv gobbling up so much attention, but a little soft background music seems just about right. I’m feeling a little Jimmy Buffett tonight, and the first song up, “A Pirate Looks at 40.” A classic!

I’d offer you some coffee, but maybe that’s not your thing. We could probably dig up some tea bags if you prefer that, and there’s always water. Water is what I drink most, cool refreshing water is always great, but coffee is also a constant in my life, starting my days and often finishing off the evening.

Now that we’re all settled and sipping, we can chat about the week.

I said last week that I was back writing, and so I am. I’ve rewritten much of a story that I always liked but knew that it had some flaws, and so I went back in and started cutting it up. It’s the same story, but different (if that makes sense). I like to think that things are better described, that the story is tighter, and that my main character is better developed. The story is close to done! All that’s left is the ending, and that’s going to be a little tricky, but it should be done soon. I’ll make a couple editing passes after that and see what happens.

The week in running has been okay. I’ve logged 13.7 miles in this hot, hot, humid southern heat. There’s one more day in my running week, so I’m hoping for at least five more miles to get close to 20 for the week. I had planned more miles this week, but it didn’t work out. I am pretty happy with the 8 miler I did yesterday, even if I did have to do a little walk/run/walk/run for the last mile and a half. It was the longest I’ve gone since injury and it gives me hope for future runs. The most encouraging part of the run was after the run when everything still felt good. I mean, there was some soreness of the quads and hips, but no real pain, so yay! All in all, the half marathon training is going well!

On the reading front, I’m reading David Faland’s “Beyond the Gate,” and listening to Stephen King’s “It” on Audible. Both good books for drastically different reasons.

So, how was your week? Are you reading any good books? I’m always on the lookout for a good book, especially in the area of scifi/fantasy. Anything else going on? Tell me about it.

Hope you have a great weekend/week! See you here again soon!


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 you would like, you can write and post your own Weekend Coffee Share here with the rest of us coffee drinking fiends!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019-03-16

If we were having coffee, I may just sip along on a little something else if that suits you. You see, while it’s still early, I’ll be heading to bed soon. Tomorrow starts long hours at work for a bit and I may as well rest while I can. Let me say now that if I’m absent for a week or two, it’s work’s fault and like Arnold, I’ll be back.

There is a pot in the kitchen ready to go if you want fresh, hot coffee. All’s to do is hit the button and presto wammo, coffee. It’s amazing the time we live in.

So tonight, we’re listening to Smashing Pumpkins. They played 1979 on the radio earlier and it put me in the mood.

I managed a decent amount of writing during the week. Mostly at work on lunch break. That trend will come to a screeching halt this week. Oh well, what you gonna do, right? While all of that lunch break writing was for my book, I did manage to write and publish on the blog a #FridayFictioneers story titled “No Fingers, No Play” while at home one evening.

I had a few runs this week. The most in the past six months. It’s still not enough, but it’s coming along. That’s another thing that will be cut way back because of the upcoming work schedule, but like I said earlier, oh well.

I think I’m going to head out. Hope I’m not being short or anything, it’s just that I want to make sure everything is good for the morning. Lots to do, you know?

Anyway, ya’ll have a great week, and I’ll see you when I can.


#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.

You should give it a try!

#FridayFictioneers – No Fingers, No Play

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Old Elroy had two passions in life.  Music and woodwork.  Oh, how he could tickle those ivories, and build the bench to sit on while doing it.

You know, he could have been famous playing that old piano.  We told him to focus, but he would have none of it, being of two minds as he was.

And so, when the tablesaw took his fingers, the music died as well.

You can still see his piano though.  He couldn’t sell it, even though his playing days were done.  Turned it into a planter, he did.

Darndest thing I’ve ever seen.


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#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019-03-01

If we were having coffee, we would be drinking some fresh brewed Seattle’s Best coffee and listening to Jimmy Buffett. Tonight’s set is getting going with ‘A Pirate Looks at 40.’ Jimmy and I both have put that one astern and that’s alright. Beats the alternative they say.

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