03.26.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Today has been an incredibly productive day. I know! It’s a shock to me too! I wrote all of my usual projects, 2 drabbles, the Coffee share, the Saturday 9, a six word story, the SoCS post, a guest post over at Annette’s Place on Mindfulness and a few other odds and ends. All of that on no sleep. Yes, I pulled another all-niter. I finally crashed around 4:30 pm and slept until around 7-ish. It will probably be another long night.

What I learned today: the Easter Bunny is real! I was wanting chocolate, but there is none in the house. I left my desk, went to pee, and when I returned, there was a piece of chocolate on my desk. There is no other obvious explanation. It had to be the Easter Bunny!

What I am most proud of today:  I was able to shift from my pissed-off state yesterday back to my happy place relatively easily. In the past, it would have taken days, not hours.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

10 Daily Currents – 03.26.16

It is Saturday at 8:22 pm and I am currently…

1. listening: my dad and brother laughing, the Sports Center, my ceiling fan chiming as it spins

2. eating: I had a pork chop and some brussel sprouts for dinner

3. drinking: Pepsi Max

4. wearing: black silk pj bottoms, a black t-shirt with the words “Something Wicked This Way Comes” printed on the front, pink bunny slippers (for the Easter Bunny!)

5. feeling: surprisingly relaxed.. I found my happy place again

6. weather: cool, breezy, about 50 degrees… lovely night outside

7. wanting: a piece of chocolate, but there is none in the house… maybe the Easter Bunny will bring me some

8. needing: a cigarette… haven’t had one in hours as I took a late afternoon nap that turned into a late evening wake-up

9. thinking: I will probably pull yet another all-niter

10. enjoying: I am about to indulge in one of my dirty little secrets… *shush* I secretly love Tom Cruise… will be watching Minority Report

Have a blessed and joyful Easter everyone! Don’t forget to leave out some carrots for the Easter Bunny!

I had a thought, dear readers… if you’d like to grab these 10 Daily Currents and write your own, link back to my post so I can share along with you!

Saturday 9: I Don’t Know How to Love Him (1971)


Saturday 9: I Don’t Know How to Love Him (1971)

Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted? My parents would say Rock-n-Roll, but from my era, it was Gothic. It has become so mainstream now that I no longer even consider myself Gothic.

2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a “concept album,” a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player? *laughs* the very first album that I bought with my own money was a Neil Diamond 8-track. Hot August Night. Yes, I am that old.

3) When the album’s songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you’ve had recently. Well, I don’t know if it was such a good idea now, but back in December, I decided to dedicate myself to a year of continuous writing. So I planned out a writing project for every month this year. What I forgot to do was plan out a few days off each month. I will let you know if it was a really good idea or the worst one I’ve ever had by the end of December.

4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it’s been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited? I’ve never been out of the US. For that matter, I’ve never been further west than OK, further east than NY or further south than Georgia.

5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies? Purple chicks. Yes, they do make them purple now. My favorite thing to do is cut open the package and leave them setting out for about a week until they get good and stale. Then I devour them *bigcheesygrin*

6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston? Their accent. I don’t think they are really Americans!

7) We’ve been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween? Definitely during Halloween.

8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What’s your favorite flower? Magnolia blossom

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? Meditation

#WeekendCoffeeShare – 03.26.16


If we were having coffee, I would invite you into my sitting room and we would curl up on the sofa with a blanket over our laps. It’s a chilly day here in SW Virginia. Hasn’t even reached the 50s yet. We would sip piping hot espresso and I would offer you a slice of snowball cake.

“My mother always made this for Easter and the 4th of July,” I would explain. “For Easter, she shaped the cake like a rabbit, but I am not as gifted as she was. It’s just a sheet cake with jelly beans on top, I’m afraid.”

I would go on to explain that the cake is made with angel food cake, pineapple, gelatin and whipped topping with coconut sprinkled on top. It has a light, airy taste to it and is so delicious!

If we were having coffee, I would show you the extension cord that I burnt and melted. It was connected to my heater, but I forgot to keep it up off the carpet.

“Thank goodness it didn’t burn the house down,” I would say with a worried look on my face.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that in just 5 days, I will complete my 31 part whodunit over at A Whispered Wind. I am excited to get to the end, but I will miss my MC.

“Then on Friday, I will begin Science Fiction!” I would say as I rub my hands together and laugh maniacally. “From Horror in February to Mystery and then Science Fiction. Ain’t no grass growing under these feet!”

If we were having coffee, I would apologize for cutting this visit short.

“I’ve pulled 3 all-niters in a row,” I would say. “I think I need some sleep now.”

I would slice you off an extra slice of cake and send it home with you in a doggy bag and tell you that I will see you again next week.

“Have a happy Easter tomorrow!” I would say as we wave goodbye.

If we were having coffee, what would YOU tell me? Let me know in comments!


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