“cool beans.”

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Okay, I don’t want to become one of those bloggers who posts twice a year and begins each post with “I’m soooo sorry for being away for soooo long, you guys”.  And it seems ridiculous to think that I’m turning into one of those bloggers because I just posted on Monday.  But I’m super busy these days with Real Life Stuff and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for fangirling or coming up with entertaining, creative content.

HOWEVER.  I figured I’d give you a little update on my life (if anyone actually cares, y’know) and there’ll probably be some squee as well because I’ve read some good books and watched some good movies lately.


-I got a job!  Kind of.  I was hired to create content for a website or websites (not entirely sure if there’s more than one website I’m writing for).  Anyway, I research and write about the most random things you can think of but it’s still writing and I’m getting paid for it so YES.  I love writing.

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-And speaking of writing, NaNoWriMo season is upon us!  I’m insanely excited – I think this is going to be my best year yet. (Last year I wasn’t able to do a full NaNo and it was really messy and kind of meh.)  I donated for the very first time so now I have that silly halo over my profile picture.  You check out my author page here and add me as a buddy if you’re participating as well!  I’ve also put together a Facebook group for a very special write-a-thon I’m planning to do during NaNoWriMo…

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-My family got a kitten.  I christened her ‘Cinder’.  Because small + black + certain awesome fictional character.

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-Watched ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ night before last.  Overall, I liked it but I felt that most of the action-y scenes went on for way too long.  Thoughts?  And I don’t have the whole history of being an avid Star Wars fan to make me enjoy it more, so there’s that as well.  But I did like every single character in one way or another, so that was good.

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-Coffee is still the best thing in the world.  That, and the Oxford Comma.

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-I got my ears pierced!  I was in the mall one afternoon, nothing much to do, so I went into Claire’s and got them done.  I’ve got tiny, twinkly earrings that are beautiful.  Love them.

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-Mom stubbornly refuses to let us draw names for stocking stuffers until at least December 1st.  IT’S NOT FAIR.  I say, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmastime.  What do you all think?

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What’s your favorite thing about October?  And do you agree with me about the Oxford Comma?


P.S. The title for this post comes from the movie ‘Wonder’ (2017), which I re-watched this afternoon.  Touching film.  Highly recommended. (I think the quote is used in the book as well, which I also recommend.)


19 thoughts on ““cool beans.”

  1. liviepearl

    I’m definitely an Oxford comma person . . . and that illustration/meme thing was hilarious!

    Aw, I love kitties! We got my sister’s kitty, Luna, last fall. She’s a mostly black tortoise shell.


  2. Aww kitten! I 100% approve of the name 🙂
    Congratulations on your job! That sounds like a nice one, in the scheme of things 😀
    Good luck on NaNo- I’ve been too scared to try it (I’m a sloooooooow writer), but I’ll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines!


  3. thebookshopbarista

    Such a fun post to read! You made your point about the oxford comma very well. 😂 Since you asked, I would have to say my favorite thing about October would be the slightly cooler weather that allows me to finally wear my sweaters and order my pumpkin spice lattes hot, not iced. The sky, when there aren’t clouds, always seems such a deep blue in October too, which gives each day it’s own beauty.


  4. The Oxford Comma is extremely important to me, so I applaud your vigorous defense. *nods*

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR NANOWRIMO THIS YEAR. I’ve never done it before (well, not counting Camp NaNo this July) and I think it’s gonna be amazing!!!!

    Your earrings are so pretty! And I like your lacy shirt in that photo, too.

    What do I like about October? Haha . . . I like the cooler weather . . . if/when it ACTUALLY gets around to being cooler, instead of staying in the 80s all day . . . #NotBitterAtAll 😛


    1. Thanks. 🙂

      NaNo is going to be EPIC. I’m doing way more planning this year than I’ve done any of the other years and it’s getting me really excited.

      Thanks! I love the lace on that shirt.

      Well, we have snow in October here in Alberta. *sigh*


  5. Thebookwyrmblog.blogspot.com

    Okay WHAT we watched Solo for the first time on my birthday night…. WHICH WAS NIGHT BEFORE LAST. WE WERE PROBABLY WATCHING IT TOGETHER MILES APART.
    Also, I’ll say it again, you really look like Kelli from Blimey Cow. Which is nice😀.


      1. Thebookwyrmblog.blogspot.com

        I really liked it, although somethings didn’t exactly fit in with the original trilogy, but if it bothers you, it’s easy for you to pretend it away, as it’s not happening to the “real” people… If that makes sense?

        I agree😁


  6. I really loved Solo because Han Solo is still my fave SW universe character (Yes, Cassian, I love you too… but not like Han, sorry, honey) and Alden Ehrenreich WAS Han Solo. And I love heist movies. And I love stuff about traitors and betrayal and all the juicy, crunchy feels, and also sacrafice and loyalty and friendship — It Hits My Buttons. I’m hoping to show it to Cowboy tonight ❤

    Is your Thanksgiving in October?


  7. I’m looking forward to NaNoWriMo as well, although I haven’t fully decided what I’ll be writing yet. I’ve got four novels as possibilities, but I still have most of October to narrow it down and start deep planning.

    Also, congratulations on the job. I hope it works out well.

    I thought Solo was just ok. Enough so that I still haven’t written my Star Wars movies blog post about it yet, nor do I feel a rush.


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