#AmWriting, NBA All-Star Game, and First Man

I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked last week with the WIP, but I figured out a huge plot point that was causing some wrinkles, so taking care of that is priority one this week.  I also have the opportunity for extra writing time over the next two weeks, so I have no one but myself to blame if I waste it.  I’ll keep you updated!

Last weekend, hubby and I, along with our oldest son and his girlfriend, had the opportunity to go to the NBA All-Star games in Charlotte, NC, where we also have family.  Through hubby’s business contacts, we were extremely fortunate to have box seats.  I’m not really into basketball, but when I have the chance to spend time with my sons, I take it.  We had a fantastic time, and my son was totally starstruck at seeing LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Stephen Curry, and Dwyane Wade play, but also see former greats such as Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson – who he almost literally ran into while leaving the restroom.  He was also thrilled to see a bunch of other players I didn’t know.  But I did recognize Guy Fieri from The Food Network and we passed Spike Lee coming out of a restaurant!


If you’re looking for a movie, we watched First Man last week, and it was wonderful.  Other than the obvious – Neil Armstrong being the first person on the moon – I knew nothing about his life.  Parts of it were tragic and heartbreaking, and Ryan Gosling did an outstanding job with his portrayal.  It’s definitely worth your time.

30 thoughts on “#AmWriting, NBA All-Star Game, and First Man

      1. Probably because you weren’t actively thinking about it. You let your subconscious work on it while you were focused on something else.

        Doesn’t matter how long it took you to figure it out. You did (yay!) and now you can move on.

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla! I’ve watched Apollo 13 numerous times (I’m such a space nerd), and remembered several references and characters from that movie while watching First Man. Hope your hubby enjoys it as much as I did!


    1. Some of them I only learned from hubby and my son, Jina – my youngest son is just as clueless about sports as I am, lol. But I’m married to a sports fanatic, so I’ve picked up some of the names through the years.

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  1. What fun going to the game, Teri. The excitement shows in the photos. My hubs and I are bball fans, though mostly college level. We lived in New England for a long time and used to go to Huskies games. 🙂 And thanks for the movie recommendation. We’re bingeing The Expanse right now, but First Man is now on the radar.

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  2. Love the pic from the game. It sounds like everyone had a fantastic time.
    And I heard First Man is exceptional. One of these days, I may actually catch up with some movies.

    Glad you worked through your plot point, too. I was doing the same thing yesterday and made some great progress. Cheers to gifts from our muses!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend. Actually, judging by the other posts I’ve just read of yours, you seem to have been having a pretty good February. I hope March is as good, if not better.

    Great that you’re making progress with book three, even if slower progress than you might like. Speaking of your books, I read “The Gemini Connection” and put a review for it on Goodreads and my blog.

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    1. I just now found your comment, Tori – sorry I’m just getting to it! We had such a fantastic time – but any time I get to spend with my sons is always wonderful.

      I made some tremendous progress with the new book over the weekend – more on that next soon.

      I really appreciate your review for The Gemini Connection, and I’m so glad you enjoyed my twins. Thanks for posting it!


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