If We Were Having Coffee // Star Wars Tickets and a Quiet Fall Break

Hello friends! Thank you for meeting me for coffee this morning. I had a late night last night so I will be taking my coffee strong and I’ll ask you to excuse my tired look. I promise I am happy to see you. I love our little coffee chats and this week I have only good things to share.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am so happy I don’t have to work tomorrow. I don’t have to work because tomorrow is the first day of fall break. Working for a school district means I get built in vacations four times a year. I don’t get paid for them but if I need it I do have the option of going in, finding random work to do, and making a little money. I just don’t want to this week.

I’ve worked this job for about 9 years and just about every year I work through all of our breaks, finding extra work wherever I can, but this year is different. This year I am trying to get serious about writing and I think taking a week to shut myself in and really brainstorm some ideas, work on an outline, maybe make some art, or write a piece for a submission call, all sounds much better than going into my day job.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that yesterday I spent the afternoon at a friends bridal shower. I went into it thinking I would be bored and irritated through the whole thing but I ended up having a ton of fun. I didn’t really know anyone there but they all tried hard not to make me feel left out. That and the amount of margaritas and jello shot being passed around made for a very fun afternoon.

When we left I told my girlfriend that I really wanted to get serious about our wedding. We’ve been engaged for about 2 years now. We had planned on being married by now but so much has happened since I proposed to her that we never could focus on planning the damn thing. Things are beginning to settle down now and I think it’s time we make this happen. Watching friends get married before us is making me anxious.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that the highlight of my week was getting my Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets for opening day, December 18th. I know, I know, this sounds incredibly nerdy but let me tell you, it wasn’t easy getting the tickets. Many major movie ticket sellers sites were down due to it being the biggest surge in ticket sales in history. Hell, even the trailer broke viewing records.

So last Monday night I sat up refreshing both Fandango’s site and the Alamo Drafthouse’s site, both of which had been down for hours. Then I checked Facebook and realized people were heading to the theaters to buy tickets in person. I freaked! Tickets were selling out and I couldn’t even get on the sites to buy! So I called the theater and my girlfriend was sweet enough to sit on hold for 30 minutes to make sure I could be there on opening day. I’m glad she supports my geeky interests.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am working hard to start a journaling habit again. I bought a bright red Shinola brand notebook over the summer but it was so pretty that I could never write in it. I finally got over that and every afternoon I write a summary of my feelings that day and on the opposite page I write a list of five good things that happened. Below that I also add a short sentence or two about my hopes or fears for the next day.

I forget sometimes but it’s getting better. I carry the notebook with me wherever I go and this week I’m going to set a reminder in my phone. I hope that it will get to be just as strong a habit as blogging has become. I want it to be something I look forward to every day and I want to feel a little “off” if I don’t get it done. I think it’s important that I supplement my writing here with something analog. It keeps the brain healthy you know.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that, sadly, my coffee is gone, and I have work to do, so I had better go. I would love to stay longer and trust me I could use another cup but my house is a mess and the dog is demanding attention and exercise so I have to run.

I really hope you had a wonderful week, but either way, let me know how you are and what you’ve been up to in the comments :)

Lola bun :)

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5 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // Star Wars Tickets and a Quiet Fall Break”

  1. I’m glad you were able to get those tickets! I remember taking my kids to opening day for several movies…for the midnight showing…even if it meant them missing school the next day. What fun and the energy of the crowd at the movie will be amazingly contagious!

    The journaling sounds like it’s a really good project for you…for anyone!

    Enjoy your time off from work!

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    1. I’ve seen many movies over the years on opening day and I love it. A lot of people I know hate the crowds but I think it’s awesome to be in a place with so many other people sharing the same passion for a story as you.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Glad to hear you got tickets! We haven’t done that yet, and I’m trying to decide if we’re going to brave the theater on opening day or wait. That’s actually my mom’s birthday, and she wants to go that day, but taking Little Jedi to opening day of a movie in NOLA is daunting, and I can’t see it without him! lol

    Sam and I ended up spending more on our photographer than we did on any other part of our wedding, and I’m glad we did. We went to the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas and got married with an Elvis and a showgirl as our witnesses, and it was mostly stress-free and tons of fun. I advocate fun weddings over big weddings, but most of all happy weddings. :)

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  3. A week off for writing sounds wonderful. Have fun! I love to journal and I totally get the need for something analog. I journal in a good old notebook and keep my novel notes in a separate notebook. Have a great week.

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