So I was inspired by the whole “if we were having coffee…” idea from posts I’ve been seeing all over the place. It’s basically just like having a conversation over coffee, so rather than a long post about one thing, it’s a few things together, in varying detail. I really like the idea, but I wanted to make it more me, especially since I hate coffee. I only ever drink mochas if I have coffee, and they have to have a lot of chocolate in them. Like, a lot. It’s more like chocolate with coffee, honestly.
But I like tea, and seeing as Matrix Mondays are starting to feel a little less text-reliant, I think I might try to make this a regular occurrence. I’ll sometimes lean more to the Matrix Monday side, sometimes the chatting over tea side. It’s a nice way to kind of dip into what’s been happening and catch up, so to speak.
Let me know what you think!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you the show I’m in is coming together and I’m really excited! I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a performer and it’s making a big difference in my confidence. It’s interesting how big of a role self-confidence plays in acting — you can really tell when someone isn’t confident in themselves, and the only way to improve yourself is often to just be confident! (It’s kind of a catch 22.)
If we were having tea, I would tell you I finally got back into my Bill Nye book last night, and it was really nice to read again. I can’t believe how long it’s been! (It was also a nice sort of quality time with G, we just read together and somehow it felt like a bonding experience!)
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that tomorrow is my dad’s birthday, and I’m really sad I’m going to miss it. I miss him and it’s been too long since I’ve been home for his special day. He’s 59 tomorrow… guess I’ll have to book some time off for his 60th next year, because I refuse to miss that one.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I don’t know how to feel about Paris. I haven’t written about it until now because it’s been such a sensitive spot for everyone and my opinion is probably not that popular. It sure shocked the hell out of me, just like everyone else. But people all over my Facebook were angry — why is the world freaking out about Paris? Shootings like these happen around the world, and no one is mourning them. My reaction was that’s true, and my heart is with all of them… but the reason everyone is shocked is because we don’t hear news like this about places like Paris. That’s why everyone is so upset. But it is true… the world is sad, everywhere, not just in Paris. We’ve allowed ourselves to become desensitized when we hear news of this in places like Lebanon, and the earthquake that shook Japan wasn’t surprising enough to make us grieve either. Do you think it’s telling of our culture to react so strongly to Paris and not other places?
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I’m finally starting to enjoy Christmas songs again. Things are getting better. On the drive to work today, I didn’t change the radio station to avoid it, and I was able to sing along and not hate it. A big change, and it was nice!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you Matrix had his first little illness — or I guess his second. (His first was a kitty cold, we and to get him medicine for sneezing all the time!) He threw up yesterday, and it didn’t appear to be food, or anything, so we weren’t sure what to do. He’d been eating less and acting funny, but after he threw up he seemed to be fine. He ran around the house like the silly kitty he is, anyway. But, being a worried kitty parent, I texted my good friend in BC who has two kitties of her own and she suggested taking him to the vet if he throws up again… and he didn’t! So yay. It was still sad to see, but I’m glad he’s doing better.
On that note, here are the photos of Matrix for the past week. Click to see the whole captions & larger versions of the images!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you if I go nowhere else in my life, I want to see India — and I know it’s huge. But I want to know the roots of my culture. I went to Fiji the summer after my graduation, and learned about the place my mom grew up. If I went to India and learned about where my grandparents grew up, I’d feel like my life could be complete. I’d ask you, where is one place you’d like to go before you die?
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I’m starting to feel ready to teach again. I’m starting to. But I still think I kind of want to be a nomad…
If we were having tea, I’d ask how you’re feeling about your life. Are you happy? Is there anything you feel like you need to change?
So… did you like having tea with me?
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