Cheesecake, #Writing, and #AmWatching

No recipe to share today. Hubby and I were out of town visiting the oldest son this weekend. It’s been a couple months since we’ve seen him – and his cat – so we were excited to spend some time with him. He lives just a few miles from a Cheesecake Factory, home of my utmost favorite dessert, Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, so we had brunch there on Sunday before going home. I got a piece to go, ate every single bite of it that afternoon, then felt miserable. But it was so worth it, guys. Haven’t had that chocolatey-peanut-buttery goodness for well over a year. What’s a little suffering compared to that?

A couple weekends ago I attended (online) the Juniper Writing Conference hosted by authors C.J. Redwine and Mary Weber. It began Friday night and continued into Sunday afternoon. So many fantastic guest speakers and educational workshops, as well as “meeting” other writers in the chat section then following each other on social media. If you’re interested in staying informed on future workshops, resources, and events, click HERE to be added to their newsletter.

Did anyone see the debut of Debris last week? Once I saw the trailer – floating people in fields! – I knew I had to watch it. It’s along the lines of X-Files or Fringe. Two agents are partnered together – he’s CIA, she’s MI6 – but neither quite trusts the other, thinking their respective countries aren’t entirely forthcoming with information. They’re investigating unusual events occuring after debris from an alien spaceship crash falls to Earth. Reviews have been mixed, but I’m intrigued enough to keep watching.

Have a safe and healthy week!

41 thoughts on “Cheesecake, #Writing, and #AmWatching

  1. So nice that you got to visit your son and his cat. I never had that particular cheesecake. I’m a fan of their lemon cream cake.

    No surprise to you (I’m sure), I watched Debris. I’m going to give it a few more episodes before I decide if I love it or not. I’ll probably like it and they’ll probably cancel it. That seems to be the trend.

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    1. I’m not a fan of lemon in desserts – sauces I don’t mind so much. And that’s exactly what I thought about Debris – if I like it, they’ll cancel it. Just like The Passage – I’ll never get over that one.

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  2. Dear Husband is allergic to peanuts, so no Reese’s cheesecake for us. However, we always enjoy a straight-up chocolate cheesecake for dessert at Christmas.:-) So sorry you felt miserable after eating your slice of cheesecake.:-(

    Debris sounds like something Dear Husband and I would both enjoy, but right now we’re working our way through Stargate SG-1 reruns. Retro cool fun!

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    1. I remember you mentioning he’s allergic to peanuts, but I’d never turn down straight up chocolate. And it was a happy kind of miserable after eating that giant slice, lol.

      Strangely enough, I never watched Stargate – why, I have no idea. I should add it to the queue.

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  3. Here I am thinking about what I am gooing to make for lunch and you have to mention the Cheescake Factory. You just made things tough on me. lol

    Happy you spent time with family. That is always a delicious treat in itself.
    Have a great week.

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  4. I thought Debris looked like it would be interesting but I forgot to watch. I will rectify that ASAP. Glad you were able to visit your son. I’m sure you had a wonderful time and with cheesecake!

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  5. Ohhh, I haven’t tried Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake, Teri. I don’t know why. I have to try it next time going to the Cheesecake Factory. There is one a couple of miles away. I watched all the X-Files.

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    1. I sampled a few of the different chocolate varieties they offer, but once I tried the Reese’s nothing else compared. If you’re a chocolate/PB fan, you’ll love it, Miriam.

      I haven’t watched the X-Files in years, but Debris made me want to go back and start from the beginning again.


  6. We’re leaving on the 18th for a week to go to our granddaughter’s first birthday. We canceled the Thanksgiving trip and the Christmas trip. This will be the first time since October last year to see my daughter’s family.

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  7. suerovens

    You had me at cheesecake. OMG. I could swim in that thing. Have you seen Longmire? (I think it’s on Netflix). It sounds like a show you might find pretty groovy. It’s kind of a current western mystery. It’s a few years old, but it’s really good.

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