Saturday Morning Coffee

Is it really the last week of January already? The calendar says so, so it must be true. Let’s talk about the week that was.

Monday kicked off our school Spirit Week. We had Homeroom Wars, where my homeroom class had all earned a tardy pass in a fundraiser and all used them on this day to be “invisible” for the first hour. Tourist Tuesday saw me break out my German shirt, sweatshirt, and scarf. For “We Need a Hero” Wednesday I went as Matthew Murdoch/Daredevil. Only a few people knew who I was supposed to be. Throwback Thursday I went as a Viking, which was my Hiccup cosplay sans Toothless. Fierce Friday I wore my cross country uniform. Overall it was a good week: my homeroom won the Spirit Stick twice and was the overall winner, so we get the stick for the rest of the year!!

I finished reading The Labyrinth of the Spirits but haven’t written a review yet. I started reading Field of Blood, which is about violence in Congress before the Civil War.

I received some packages this week for my cosplays. Fun Run Michael Scott is almost complete, I just need to make the fettuccini. Since Crow and the Gizmonics patch arrived, there’s only two more items I need for my Mystery Science Theater 3000 outfit: Tom Servo, which is on the way, and a yellow hard hat, which is rather difficult to find a cheap one in my size.

Friday was our Homecoming basketball game; we won both guys and girls games and I got some good pics for the yearbook.

Friday was also interesting. I went to Dollar Tree on the way home from work, and on my way back to my car I noticed a dime on the ground. I always pick up money, and it’s been a while since I’d seen a dime anyway. Mostly I find pennies. When I picked it up, it didn’t look or feel like a dime. It was grody, so I wiped some grime away and noticed the words “Ten Centavos”. Well, that’s interesting enough, but then I flipped it over and saw “United States of America 1944”. I took it home and used boiled water and baking soda to clean it up. I’d found a silver dime from the US occupation of the Philippines, worth about $1 in its condition. What a find! I’d love to know the story of how it’s it’s way to that parking lot.

Today I’m cleaning as we’ve got a good friend visiting for a day or two.

What have you been up to?

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