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If We Were Having Coffee: Feeling the Heat

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week. I know I definitely did, with my trip to the beach on Sunday, which I talked about on my last blog post. What I didn’t mention, however, about that trip is the amount of sunburn I received. I got burned pretty badly from our day at the beach. My back, waist and feet received the worst of it, resulting in me keeping things easy this week. Even now, I’m still dealing with some of my burns. Though, they aren’t as bad now as before. They just itch, which means the skin should be peeling off anytime now. But if you want to hear more about my trip (and not just about the sunburns), check out my post titled Weekend Oasis.  I promise you won’t be disappointed because I have a lot to say about the trip.

But that’s not all. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you not only did I go to the beach with my best friend, but I also helped her celebrate her birthday by going with her to the tattoo shop on Monday. There were a couple tattoos she wanted to get so her husband said he’d pay for them as a birthday present. So I went with her when she received her very first tattoos, which both turned out really great. Her first tattoo said “just breathe,” and had the Hakuna Mottata symbol in-between those words, and her second tattoo is a semicolon. It was quite an enjoyable experience. So much so I’m actually considering getting tattoos of my own. I have a pretty good idea of what I want. But I’m not going to say. I’ll save that for when I get them so I can explain why. It was an experience I know I’ll never forget, since my best friend invited me to go with her.

Sunday’s trip to the beach and Monday’s tattoo adventure were the most exciting things that’ve happened recently. Because I didn’t do much else while at home. I mostly worked on letting my sunburns heal, using aloe vera to start the process. Oh, I also continued watching American Horror Story. I’ve finished season three now, have moved onto season four, which is really good too. Though there are times where I’m debating whether I want to continue watching or not. Not because I’m not enjoying it, but because of how weird the show can get. It’s not really a scary show, though there are elements of horror in it that make you want to continue watching to see what happens. But I don’t know, I’ve already invested a lot of time into watching it.

If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you I’ve made some good progress on the coloring book page I’ve been working on. I’m really excited about it because I think it’s really looking nice. I’m excited to see how the whole thing will look by the time I’m done with it. I’ve also been playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained X again on my tablet and Temple Run on my phone. Both games are fun to play, one is nice for killing monsters and unlocking more storyline while the other is enjoyable because you get to go fast and collect coins to unlock more characters and abilities.

Other than that, there really isn’t that much for me to say. I did some job applications most of the day, and Mum and I rented Manchester By the Sea, which was a total bust. The movie focuses on a man named Leo whose brother recently passed away and is left dealing with the aftermath. He’s depressed due to the death of his children in a house fire he feels fully responsible for. The reason this movie is a bust is because it drags on. There’s no reason or purpose for some of the events that follow, and the characters are not likeable due to lack of character development. The only thing I like about Manchester By the Sea is the setting, which the directors of the film do a good job at showing off. It’s a beautiful location for the movie, and I wish I could see more of it. Otherwise, the whole movie is completely depressing, and I found myself wishing we never watched it.

Next Saturday, I’ll be doing the Great Strides walk with Erin, and I may not do one of these posts, depending on how I feel. I hope you’re all having a good weekend. Can’t wait to talk to you next time!

Giving Something New a Try: If We Were Having Coffee First Post

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For the past couple weeks now, I’ve read Zen and Pi’s If We Were Having Coffee posts. I find them to be very interesting, seeing her posts about what she’s been up to during the week that I’ve decided I want to do my own weekly #weekendcoffeeshare posts.

Part of the reason I want to become a part of the #weekendcoffeeshare is because I want to personalize my blog some more. I don’t want my blog to be just about the books I’ve read and video games I’ve played. And I’m trying to do that by including some of my own writing through flash fiction challenges and writing prompts. But I also want it to be somewhere readers can learn a little more about me, including them in my life because my blog is a part of my life.

I believe If We Were Having Coffee will be able to help with that. What I’ll be doing each weekend is writing a post directed at my readers, telling them what all I’ve been up to during the week over a cup of coffee. I’m planning on doing these posts starting today every weekend if I can to give my readers a glimpse into my everyday life. I hope these posts will allow more conversation to happen between me and my readers, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m sorry but I don’t drink coffee. I’ll be having milk with our weekend coffee sessions instead and hope that’s okay with you. I’d also apologize to you for the lack of posts over the past two weeks. Two coworkers of mine who work nights at my job quit so I’ve been covering their hours with very little free time for myself to spare. These extra hours have caused me so much stress, frustration and exhaustion that I haven’t felt like writing as much until I got through the weeks I’d be working them. They’ve also made me realize how miserable I am with my current job and am ready to get a job in my field sooner rather than later. Right now, I’m working on that with my general manager at work, who’s offered to help me find a position for the company in my field. I’m actually supposed to meet with him tomorrow about this so fingers crossed he has some good news for me. But if not, I’ve been applying for positions while I’ve been home, both for a job during the summer and in my field so I’m not unemployed during the summer and so I have somewhere to work full time so I don’t have to go back. While I enjoyed working for them for a little while, I’ve realized it’s time for me to go because I’m no longer happy working there anymore. I’m ready for a different job and to get my career started.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I had applied to be a contributor at Book Riot a couple weeks ago. I’d tell you how excited I was about the opportunity, but also inform you that I didn’t get picked. But I’d also let you know how okay I am with that now because the two posts I wrote for the position I can always put on my blog. In fact, I’d say, I’m planning on putting them on my blog. As soon as I get the chance to look over them one last time to make sure there isn’t anything more I want to add. I’d also tell you if you asked that what they are about is a surprise and that you’ll see them on my blog soon enough. I don’t want to spoil them for you my dear reader, I’d tell you.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve made friends in the most unlikely of places. Yes, I have friends both from high school and college I still talk to. But I also made friends with people I never expected to talk to me. In fact, I’ve been spending time with one of them quite a bit. I went to a couple parks with them last Sunday, some of which I’d never gone to before. It was lots of fun and I hope we go to some more very soon. But for now, this friend of mine is slowly becoming a part of my life in ways I didn’t imagine. We talk to each other every day and with each conversation had, I feel like I’m learning more and more about this person that makes me realize I want them to be in my life and someone I can continue to call a dear friend.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my best friend’s Mary Kay consultation party I went to last Saturday. I’d tell you how proud I am of my best friend for starting up her own business and about the good time I had at the consultation. I’d tell you I had such a good time that I even bought stuff, not only to support my friend but because I need it. I have a lot of problems with my skin getting dry and the stuff they have for dry skin I was able to try during the consultation. It seemed to work well so I’m hoping the stuff I’m getting works good for me. I would also mention there’s going to be another consultation next Saturday at 10. I’m going to that one as well so I can continue to support my friend and see what other products Mary Kay has to offer.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I haven’t read a book since I tried reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, even though I’d gotten two other books on my Nook. I’ve been so busy playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained X whenever I’ve had the chance that I haven’t started reading another book. I just couldn’t get into this book right now so I’m hoping whatever book I start next will be better. But I can tell you that Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is pretty good, despite how annoying the battery life on my tablet can be.

If we were having coffee, I’d apologize for blabbering for so long and ask you about your week.

First Impressions: Kingdom Hearts Unchained X

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is a RPG, action turn based game. Played on Android and mobile devices, Kingdom Hearts Unchained X has just recently been released in the United States.

And it is unlike no other Kingdom Hearts game. For one, you get to create a character uniquely your own. In previous Kingdom Hearts games, you played heroes chosen by the keyblade. But in Kingdom Hearts Unchained X, YOU are the hero. You can customize your avatar’s clothes and hair as well as choose which keyblade you want to use on each quest. It has also been released on Android and mobile, something Square Enix has never done with Kingdom Hearts in the past.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Avatars

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is an enjoyable game for beginners to the series. Those unfamiliar with Kingdom Hearts can play it without playing any of the other games.

I both like this and hate it. I enjoy that this game can be a stand-alone because it has unique features other Kingdom Hearts games don’t have. But at the same time, as a big Kingdom Hearts fan, I’m sad. Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is a good game, but I was hoping this game would move the plot of the series further along. But it doesn’t.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Action

However, I also just started playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained X a couple days ago. So while I feel like there’s no real plot to the game, there’s still a lot I haven’t gotten to just yet.

But from what I’ve played so far, Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is a fun addition to the series. I enjoy being able to play a unique character that I’ve created as well as explore familiar worlds seen in the rest of the series and can’t wait to dive further into the game to see what all else it has to offer.

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