#Weekendcoffeeshare: Pearl Jam edition


If we were having coffee, it would be startlingly like having coffee with a normal person with, like, interests and hobbies and things to do and stuff.  Life on the new medication is, so far, good, and there has been a refreshing absence of side effects.  I’ve had a little trouble sleeping the last few days, but that happens a lot, and since I’ve been mostly sedentary for the last few weeks I’m not surprised that sleep isn’t coming quite as quickly as I’d like.  For now, I’m not blaming the meds.

I’ve got all kinds of stuff to be excited about.  I like the short story I’m working on, a submission for the World Unknown Review that I really need to get finished this week.  I solved a story snarl with my next novel.  I have a book coming out on Tuesday.  I even have a Sekrit Project that I can’t really talk about right now!  How exciting is that?

Also, while you probably have seen the Star Wars trailer by now, and will no doubt want to swap theories about that, you may not have seen the Jessica Jones trailer, and while I can’t really say I’m just as excited about that, it’s a sizeable percentage.  Luke Cage is in it!  Luke Cage is awesome!  Hell, speaking of comic books, I’ve been reading a hell of a lot of good comic books lately.  We could talk about those!

God, I hope you’re at least almost as big of a geek as I am, or this conversation’s going to be awful.  Perhaps you’d wish to discuss books?  I’m reading Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves right now, and I’m not too far into it but I suspect I’m going to love it.  I just bailed on Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest, which is a sequel to one of the best books I’ve read this year, but not translated by the same guy, and the new translator is awful.  I’m sure it’s not a bad book, but it’s not readable in its current form.

I’m still out of work, because the doctor was concerned about the meds– I’m not seeing any side effects yet, but that could change, and my health has been flipping on a dime lately.  And if I’m being honest, I officially miss teaching now.  So apparently a month of sick days is what it takes.  I’d like life to get back to normal soon.  No doubt I’ll be climbing the walls by the end of the week.

How’re you?

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.

19 thoughts on “#Weekendcoffeeshare: Pearl Jam edition

  1. I do hope you feel better soon, and can get back to the teaching you miss so much.
    Thanks for the coffee and conversation, I better get out and see the new Star Wars trailer this afternoon before I fall too far behind the times!


    1. It really is a shame– I remarked in my review of THREE-BODY PROBLEM that you could easily tell it was a translation, but it was still a great read. This one is far too literal, coming off at times like the kind of writing you’d expect from a child. It’s a damn shame.


  2. Hope you feel better soon. Star Wars is great and cheers me on a dime it seems. As to Jessica Jones, I confess I am now interested if you say it is worth a look.
    Sounds like your writing is going well in the meantime. I am a fan of trying to see the positive though I know feeling better would help even more. Hang in there. Out here? Well, the barometer and the kids seem to go hand in hand. Halloween is coming allowed the new boss is not a fan so we shall see what Friday will bring as I know most will dress out even if Halloween is on Saturday. For me, grading, much grading as as major assignment was due in three classes at once…yeah I planned that well…well maybe not.


  3. I wondered how long it would take for you to start missing the job! I think that once teaching gets into you, you can’t escape it! How much longer til you go back?

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  4. While probably not in your league of geekery, I do know my husband really wanted me to go to SDCC as Jessica Jones when I was pregnant with my first son. He wanted to go as Luke Cage. Being pregnant, even the minimal level of work that would’ve gone into that seemed like too much. (Going as Silk Spectre from The Watchmen? Also out, though I had the costume assembled before I got pregnant.) I haven’t watched the trailer yet, but I know I’ll be doing some watching with my husband. 🙂


  5. I hope you will continue to not have any side effects from the meds. Hope you can get back to teaching as soon as possible. I could not imagine having to lay around the house all day, I have a way to hyper mind to be able to handle that. Hang in there.


  6. Well, I hope you feel well enough soon to get back to work. I know how it can get when you’re stuck doing “nothing,” but I bet you’re getting a lot of writing done.
    Translators are an under-appreciated bunch. I make a living doing translations or correcting them. I find it amazing how quickly translators are expected to do certain jobs, particularly literary, which require a certain finesse.
    To tell you honestly, I am not a Star Wars fan. I got dragged to parts 1-3 by an ex-boyfriend (he wasn’t an ex at the time) and I’ve been a bit put off by them since then. Having said that I do hope this next part is better and the trailers definitely look like it might be. I personally am looking forward to the last part of Hunger Games and to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which looks like some bad ass girls kicking butt.


    1. Without getting too deep into geek politics, if you haven’t seen the original trilogy, you really haven’t seen Star Wars yet. I like the prequels, but you can’t give up on Star Wars if you haven’t seen the OT yet. 🙂


      1. I’ve seen the originals and I liked those. I didn’t enjoy the prequels as much, and they make me hesitant about anything else that comes out of that franchise.


  7. That SW trailer gave me feels as I watched it with the kiddo.

    I caught up on Saga this weekend, and oh man, that newest book just about broke my heart.

    Hope you’re feeling better and back at work soon.

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