Weekend Coffee Share

It’s time once again for Weekend Coffee Share.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask for your suggestions on what books I should bring on vacation.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this weekend is a sports lover’s dream! It started Friday night with the two semifinal games of the women’s Final Four college basketball championship tournament. The second of those games produced one of the most spectacular results in women’s college basketball history: Mississippi State knocked off #1 University of Connecticut (UConn), which was shooting for its fifth consecutive national championship. The win by Mississipi State ended UConn’s 111-game winning streak. We’re UConn fans, but that game was one of the best I’ve ever seen. Right now, I’m typing this at the halftime break of the championship game. I’m pulling for Mississippi State to beat South Carolina, but SC is up 10 at the half.

The men’s Final Four is also going on this weekend, with the two semifinal games yesterday. In the first, home-state darling Gonzaga (out of Spokane, WA), won the opportunity to play for the championship. We were hoping for an all-Northwest final, but Oregon lost its semifinal to North Carolina by one point. Gonzaga plays NC for the title tomorrow night.

And it’s also time to … Play ball! Yes, it’s opening weekend for BASEBALL. Right after the women’s basketball game, ESPN will carry the Cubs vs. Cardinals game. If you’ve forgotten or don’t follow baseball, last fall the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. We lived in St. Louis for 42 years, and the Cubs and the Cardinals are serious archrivals, so I’m looking forward to this game. Our new hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, open up on the road (at Houston) tomorrow.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask what’s going on in your life right now.

I hope everyone has a great week!

© 2017 by Mary Daniels Brown

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