Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d say this week was like many others, i.e. not bad for a lockdown era when winter’s freezing temps returned. Getting to spring always involves some fake outs like we had a week ago with spring-like temps.

No little adventures this week, though I did go out to lunch with a friend, which was refreshing.

I’m engrossed by the book Journey into the Whirlwind, which tells the true story of a woman’s imprisonment in Stalinist Russia. I knew the general outline of what happnened under Stalin, but the personal experience of people who were imprisoned even if they didn’t say or do anything is staggering.

I’m watching Omega Man starring Charlton Heston this week. What an intriguing film. It’s set in the not too distant future when there’s been a pandemic that’s killed almost everyone except Robert Neville and some zombies. It’s an intriguing modern urban Robinson Crusoe.

Last night I attended training to be an early voting judge for our local elections in April. It dragged on. I think the instructors must have had to stretch it out to 9 pm so they’d get paid overtime. In addition to covering the material, my instructor digressed and rambled on about economics and politics. He’s of the mind that the government can just print more money and that would solve all our problems. I thought that way in 7th grade. I would have explained the problem with his thinking, but I wanted to go home on time and didn’t want to get on his bad side. (Isn’t that ridiculous, but it’s the times we’re in.)

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I did finish watching Season 4 of The Crown and Season 2 of After Life. I liked both and recommend them. I’ll share reviews soon.

I’ve mentioned that I regularly walk at a nearby mall and that more and more stores have closed. Two more did this week. This was once the premiere shopping center in this area. Now it’s a ghost town. The Apple store, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s, Claire’s Boutique, Lego and a pretzel shop seem to be doing fine. Most of the food options have closed including Starbucks which I think could do fine considering how many people come with Starbucks they got elsewhere. Lots of people walk for exercise and on the weekend many bring their kids and dogs to give them a place to be out and about when it’s cold.

Speaking of Lego, a random thing I learned about online was the world of Lego fans and builders. Lego Masters like Jeffrey Kong of Singapore make good livings making sophisticated Lego creations. Who knew? I never thought of Legos as art media, but they are. Check out Artisan Bricks, Kong’s website.

How’s your week been?

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10 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share

  1. rawsonjl says:

    That sounds like a fabulous book! We had just a small teasing of spring before super cold temps took back over and now I am just so anxious for warm sunny days.

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  2. Jo says:

    I loved The Crown too. Here in Australia one of the highest rating TV shows of last year was Lego Masters – a reality show where the teams build things made from lego.


  3. Natalie says:

    How nice that you got to go out for lunch with your friend. We’re still in lockdown here until at least March 8, so I haven’t seen my friends in-person for several months. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare.


  4. I personally hate how the pandemic is changing our business landscape, but businesses rely on people “getting out.” I can’t wait until it’s back to normal. Being an educator and of a ‘certain age,’ I am able to get the COVID shot next Friday here in Jacksonville, Florida. Stay well! -Pam


  5. Julie says:

    I loved Season 4 of “The Crown.” Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor definitely deserved the Golden Globes for their performances!

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  6. I enjoyed your coffee share. It’s sad that shops are closing in the mall. I haven’t been out to our mall in months and I only hope it doesn’t look too different. Have a wonderful week.


  7. Sigh – I wish I could be shocked that even those charged with teaching us how to manage our elections are themselves so partisan and deluded by not understanding simple economics that I figured out for myself in high school – and I was not anywhere near the top of my class. Thanks for calling him out here and I too would have just groaned internally and let the guy spew so we could get out of his class ASAP. I’m so disgusted with the state of our election system and how it has been ruined by what many call “the swamp”.
    That said, I’ve pretty much decided not to write about my political views for now, well except in the more intimate discussions in some comment sections I guess. Instead, I try to write humorous or uplifting essays. I do love helping others laugh of feel better after reading one of my stories. It allows me to feel like I’m helping undo some of the malaise that we currently live in. Boy, but the impact of the pandemic and how it’s been managed can’t go away fast enough for me. Too many people are suffering for too long for ill-defined reasons.
    But – uck! Enough of that tone. Can I offer a happy way to spend a bit of your reading time? It would help us both feel better for having visited. Challenged by one of our members in a previous coffee share, I wrote up a very short 4-minute story that I think is both charming and entertaining. It should be a quick path to a smile if you need one.

    Thanks for the visit.

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