I’d tell you that this is the best weekend I’ve had in a month, and it’s only a little ways in. Little Jedi has been either at his dad’s house or his grandparents’ house every weekend so far this month, and while that’s provided some good horror movie watching time, it’s just not quite the same when he’s gone. And it’s cooler here than it has been, which is *fantastic*. NOLA summers are hot as hell (much like the rest of the southern U.S.), and this one has seemed especially so.
I’d tell you that one of us started the morning crazy-early, but that’s how Little Jedi is, bouncing out of bed before anyone else in the house is awake, even the pup. Sam generally hops up long enough to get some breakfast for Little Jedi and take Tank outside for his first time of the day, then we’re asleep again for a bit. We were all up by 9, though, mostly because Little Jedi, Tank, and I bounced on top of Sam until he got up, poor sweet fellow. And now it’s coffee time while I write and Little Jedi plays Skylanders Trap Team, a game we haven’t had long but are all enjoying.
I’d tell you that later there will be a trip to Maple Street Bookshop (where I will undoubtedly spend entirely too much money), carving pumpkins, playing more video games, eating pizza, and probably finding our way to Sucre or some other sweet stop. Little Jedi has also had perfect behavior at his new school, so we’re using the weekend to treat him for being so fantastic in such a new environment. And, let’s be honest, bookstores and sweets shops and carving pumpkins and video games make us happy, too.
I’d tell you that posting is likely to slow down at the Monster until January. You’ll see Top Ten Tuesdays, The Thursday Thirteen, and, once Lyn’s Once a Month Gamer special October run finishes, you’ll see Wordless Wednesdays, too. You’ll see “if we were having coffee” on most Saturdays. There will, of course, be other sorts of posts that appear, and other days when they do, but for the most part, this is what posting will look like for the next 2 months as I finish the semester here and prepare to retake my exams. Over the course of the break, too, we’ll be discussing and revamping some features.
I’d tell you that I got a copy of the Hozier album and cannot stop listening to it now. I’d tell you that the lyrics are fantastically well-written. In a way, it reminds me of Florence and the Machine, but mostly because of those lyrics—complex metaphors and an extensive vocabulary, of course combined with a moody sound.
I’d tell you that I’m finally managed to curate all the pieces of my Halloween costume, and just in time, too. I’d tell you that the Vampire Ball promises to be great fun, and it will be a nice release from the stress of exams and teaching. It’ll also be a prime people-watching opportunity, and I adore people-watching. There will be pictures, of course, of course.
And I’d ask about your fall morning, what you want to talk about over coffee this week.