Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sshh ... Don't Tell MizCyn ...

... I'm doing the thing that irritates her more than anything ... I'm sitting at a WiFi Cafe and blogging in spite of the fact that she has repeatedly told me not to do so. I've got a good reason, though, really I do! Amanda and Ayla wanted to go to the mall and having no desire whatsoever to walk around the mall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving I opted to retreat across the street to the Borders Bookstore and park myself at a table in the Seattle's Best Coffee Shop and do some blogging. Oh sure, I could've left the laptop at home and just sat and read a book but what's the fun in that? It isn't anywhere near as pretentious as sitting in a public place and spending time on my computer!

Truth be told, the place was so crowded when I first got here that I couldn't even find a place to sit down so I was forced to walk around the store a little bit and look at all the things I'd like to buy if I had the money - which I don't! But it all looks so Christmasy and holiday-like and even though I'd really like to give the holidays a pass this year, in my heart of hearts I am not a Grinch or a Scrooge and I really do love the Christmas season.

Trust me, if I had the financial wherewithal there are a lot of things I'd like to get just in this store alone - a book for Jamie called "Maximum Rock & Roll" which is the official biography of her beloved AC/DC, a book called "Quotationary" that would be perfect for myself and my love of quotes, a Maxine desk calendar for several people that I know, and all sorts of other goodies that I can only gaze longingly at and think "if only". Heck, I've been eyeballing the poster for a Peppermint Mocha Trio coffee that they're selling right in this coffee shop that looks divine but $4.15 & tax for a cup of coffee, no matter how good it looks, seems rather extreme to me at the moment.

Peppermint Mocha TrioBut it sure looks good, doesn't it? It smells even better so sitting here is somewhat akin to torturing myself! Gee, I hope the girls get tired of the mall soon before my willpower and resolve breaks down and I succumb to the call of the coffee! Which MizCyn would probably tell me is exactly what I deserve for doing the one thing she tells me not to do!

Oh good, just got a call from Amanda, they're ready to go. Saved by the bell! Barely!

15 comments:

  1. Man that coffee looks good! What I wouldn't give to sit in the peace of an internet cafe for awhile... I surf amongst wiping snotty noses and changing poopy diapers....

    :)

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  2. I'm not sure why it's a sin as far as MizCyn is concerned regarding using wi-fi, but I won't tell her. Promise.

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  3. Working on a laptop in public is pretentious? I'm in trouble I guess, because I start a lot of days at my local bagel shop on their free wi-fi before heading into the office.

    One of the best things about blogging out in public is that if you're a people-watcher you have so much material to work with! :0)

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  4. Lee - I don't think it's pretentious at all and I really enjoy being able to sit somewhere different and use my laptop but the friend mentioned in this post and I have a running joke about it; hence the title of this post! Just bear in mind, she's in California so that should explain a lot!

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  5. Seattle's Best!! I love Seattle's Best!

    I'll definitely keep your seekrit. Besides, whenever I see people staring intently into their laptop screens like that, I'm convinced that they are blogging and not doing any real work.

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  6. Yes 4.00 is a lot for a cup of coffee!! Looks delicious though!! I would love nothing more than to be at an internet cafe right now blogging away!! Hope you had a great day.

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  7. come see who won Thesaurus Thursday!

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  8. I sadly don't have a laptop. We JUST got our first Starbucks a few months ago, haven't stepped foot in it. Shows you how worldly I am, huh?

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  9. I'm more of a $1.50 or so for a cup of coffee typ of guy. The other stuff tastes really good but wow can it add up.

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  10. drunk driving7:09 AM EST

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. I love to see the painting on top of your blog. Nice ! All the best for your future undertaking.

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  11. That's a great idea when you don't want to shop but have to go to the mall!

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  12. Super technology. Far too advanced for me!

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  13. I had Hubby buy me a laptop JUST so I could sit at my local coffeehouse and pretend to be "cool." I guess I'd better go sit and have a cup of coffee one of these days. :~)

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  14. If that's how you get your kicks then stick with it, certainly seems like a whole lot more attractive that trolling around the mall but then you know I've always been allergic to shopping.
    Cheers

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  15. I would love to do that! Unfortunately - out here, if I say WiFi, people ask "That the name of your dog?"

    Anyway, I CAN NOT be trusted in a Borders or other book store. NOPE - my addictions/obsessions are way too strong.

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