Monday, July 14, 2014

Coffee Shop Talk


This week I got to hang out at the coffee shop with Cat & Jamie from Addicted 2 Heroines, Danielle from Coffee and Characters, and Traci from Mad Hatter Reads. You can click and head to there blogs for their answers to this weeks chat.

Pour yourself a nice mocha (or your favorite) and join us for our talks today.

Other than books what other obsessions...err...hobbies do you have?

What other obsessions hobbies do I have... Words seem to be the top of the list. I dabble with writing in my own worlds. I have four stories started and looots to add to them. And I don't even want to think about what else needs to be done with the bare bones of an idea that they are. This is something that has jumped to the front of the line with reading. I enjoy getting lost in places that the mind creates.

Other than words, I enjoy taking pictures. My husband got me a lovely and amazing Nikon camera with a zoom lens and lots of cool accessories a few years back. This year for Christmas he got me a super flash. I've been playing with it ever since. I take pictures of our son in sports and all events we go to. I also take pictures of friends and their children. It's become a fun hobby to take pictures at all the kids birthday parties. Hey, when you have little ones and are chasing them and visiting with the guests, it's hard to get pictures in as well. I've become the resident photographer for our friends. And I enjoy it. The kids have fun with posing and the parents laugh when they see the pictures. I only wish I knew someone that did this for me when my son was wee little.

Speaking of my son, he's huge into sports, more football and track these days but also training. So I've become his number one fan and cheerleader. When his practices or games/meets are during hours I'm not at work, I spend it watching him. Then when he's done with practice, games/meets, or training he likes to discuss it and learn how to improve.

What about you? What do you like to do when you aren't reading?

 

10 comments:

  1. I love taking pictures too. I think I take too many =) Thanks for joining us, Melissa!

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    1. Cat, you can never have to many pictures. lol. Yeah. I went to a friends kids 5th birthday and took 260 pictures. They thought I was crazy. But they were so thrilled when they saw them. lol. Thank you!

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  2. Photography! I would love to see some of your pics! I love anything creative. :)

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    1. Melissa (B&T) As soon as I figure out how to get my name of a few pictures I'll share them on pinterest or something. I'll have to ask if the families will allow me to share their pictures that I love. We'll see. :) Thank you!

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    1. Blodeuedd, it's so fun. And relaxing. I can get lost in taking pictures. :)

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  4. I've always wanted to take a photography class! I'm just in awe of some of the amazing things people can capture on film! It was so much fun to have you on CST this week!

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    1. Traci Horton, I should take some classes. I think I'd enjoy it. :) So thrilled you ladies asked me to join. I really had fun. :) Thank you!

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  5. Sorry I've been MIA, Melissa! I've been going through a rough time and kinda took a break from commenting. Missed you, though!
    This is a lovely way to get to know other bloggers! I would love to have a camera like yours, but unfortunately they're a bit too expensive for me. :(
    Besides reading, I enjoy cooking and I'm pretty good at it!

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    1. Hey Franny. Oh no worries. I do hope everything is okay for you though. Thank you. And yes. I have been extra careful with the camera. I really don't want to break it and have to come up with the money to replace it. I was shocked beyond belief when husband got it for me for Christmas 4 years back. But I've used it over and over. :) Thank you!

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