#WeekendCoffeeShare: Of Blogathons and Shows

If we were  having coffee, we’d all be sitting around at home–and it would be a bit crowded! Little Jedi is home with us this weekend, and Cat is here with her wife Heather to shoot photos for a dance competition in New Orleans this weekend.

And of course there’s Tank, romping about, so happy to have his pack at home plus a few extras to steal kisses and pettings from. He’s beginning to get accustomed to me not being home during the day, but it’s obvious that he still prefers the weekends when we’re all at home together–and he loves company.

Cat and Heather will be off for more photography this afternoon, and Sam and I are going to see Alan Cumming: Uncut this evening. He knows that I like Alan Cumming, so he surprised me with tickets to the New Orleans show. Little Jedi is happy to be spending the evening with one of his grandmothers, and Sam and I are looking forward to seeing the show and then coming home to relax with our friends and family.


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the A to Z Challenge is going well but keeping me really busy! I’ve been super-pleased with the comments that have been generated by the female monsters that I’ve been writing about so far, and very humbled by the reactions to the theme and the writings. It’s been fantastic so far, and we’re just a bit over halfway through.

I’m also a minion for the A to Z Challenge, one of Stormy’s Sidekicks. I’ve been working through the list, though I’ve been able to leave fewer comments than I’d like. It’s been fun working with the A to Z team, though, and I’m glad that I have been able to volunteer to help with the challenge time.

In the afternoon, we’ll be discussing another female monster here on Part Time Monster—and hypertext fiction. I’m also at Sourcerer today, where I’m posting about Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, which I review for the blog.

I’ve also finally begun to make some headway visiting some new blogs, and that’s been great fun. It’s nice that many of my fellow bloggers and participants have done round-ups, so I’ve gotten to see some new things, but between the new job and writing posts and all the other things, I’m just now getting around to visiting some of the blogs that I regularly read—and some new ones, too.

I’ve also found some new blogs this week through The Great Villain Blogathon. I had a fantastic time writing about Frankenstein and his monster, and the other entries have been a lot of fun to read. Now it’s time to work on the Beach Party Blogathon and write some questions for the Lazy Lambs Book Club that Allison and Hannah and I are working on.


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  1. Thanks for the coffee, as always, and I feel bad I haven’t had time myself to catch up on all the normal A to Z blog posts from my regular blogs. But on weekends I do try to play catch up. Hope you have a fantastic time tonight at the show. I’m sure it will be awesome!

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    1. It was great!

      I haven’t had as much time to read blogs lately, especially my regular blogs, and I hate that, but sometimes I suppose it is what it is. At least we’re all here waiting for one another when the challenge is over! 🙂


  2. Alrighty. My coffee post is in, and I also finished my re-read of The Wake. Trying to do a LOT of visiting this weekend, then time to finish up the guest posts for Comparative Geeks and the new feature that’s coming at Sourcerer immediately after A to Z is done.

    And oh yes. A Reflection. Must have an A to Z Reflection ready to go for May 1.

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  3. (Nerd Out Alert!) You’re going to see Alan Cumming…LIVE?!??!! Frickin’ A, dude! I think I just melted into a big puddle of green Chaos Fairy envy. *laughs*

    Okay, I’m melodramatically exaggerating, as usual, but it’s still pretty awesome! Alan Cumming rocks! I hope you blog about it, later! Have a wonderful time!

    “That’s Sandy Frink? What the hell was I thinking?”–Heather Mooney, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

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    1. 🙂 It was great fun—a really wonderful show.

      And the last night I dreamed that Tim Gunn and Alan Cumming were president and vice-president (respectively) of New Orleans. lol


  4. Ah, the questions. ..that’s totally on my to do list as well! 🙂
    Glad A to Z has been going well. I’ve enjoyed the posts of yours that I’ve caught! (My visiting method has been to largely skip a lot of my normal blogs, with the plan to do some binge-reading next month!)
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Yeah, I’ve largely been doing the same. I did have some time this week to catch up on a few of my regular blogs, but for the most part they’ve gone sadly unread.


  5. Hi Diana I really need a coffee! I am like your dog Tank and am happiest when there are lots of people around. My you have a busy weekend ahead I hope you both enjoy the show and that your friends get all their photos done.
    I have really enjoyed your A to Z Challenge so far. As you know I am doing the challenge unofficially as I was too chicken to sign up! Right keep up the good work and if you have time the coffee will be on at my place later. 🙂

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    1. Thanks!

      It’s been a fantastic weekend, but I feel like we’ve barely begun, and it’s already almost Monday again!

      Glad you are working on the A to Z challenge–maybe a practice run will convince you to sign up next year. 🙂

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