1. I just found out that my favorite coffee shop is closing. (The coffee shop that I came to all the freaking time during the mid-90s, during the Grand Poobah Heyday of coffee shops. It’s like the end of an extremely caffeinated era.) I’m actually sitting in said coffee shop right now. And the guy working at the counter told me they were closing. Not because Starbucks (don’t hate) is overtaking the universe to the point that no one buys the coffee here. No. This place is packed. (Mainly packed with people like me mooching their free WiFi.) They’re closing because the spa next door bought this very cool space and is expanding into it. I think I may have found the only reason I could ever dislike a spa.
So never say never and all that.
2. Some guy who I haven’t seen in 4,000 years just came up to me as I was writing this, and without urging, caught me up on the last 3,999 years of his life; so now I have even less countdown time to enjoy my favorite coffee shop in peace. (That was kinda mean, but I’m still in mourning over #1, so forgive me. Rudeness is one of the grief stages, isn’t it?)
3. So I’m thinking, isn’t it weird that you can live in a city of 5+ million people, and you will always run into someone you know (or knew) in a coffee shop. I mean, it’s still weird to me. Because I grew up in towns of 600 and 7,000. Amazing. It’s like the time the guy who worked at Starbucks commented on the fact that he liked my new hair cut. I took it as a sign that a.) I went there way too often and b.) I should never go there again.
4. Speaking of not being so anonymous, I met a Bloggette for lunch in real life last week. It was a first. And I think it means I’ve officially crossed over the blogging edge. Only it was totally worth it because she is great. In Blogland and in real life. Funny, smart, good at parties, a great dancer, all of it. Jenny from Mama Drama. We had a very lively conversation (as reported here with some very cool makeover tips that I plan to try out soon. Watch for it.) And. I think I have a new friend. Which, let’s face it, is a treat that doesn’t happen nearly as often as spas takeover coffee shops. Plus, we can meet in the Village for lunch. And I think we all know that proximity is a high priority for me. In friendship and otherwise. So yeah. So far this blogging thing is not so bad.
6. And speaking of the Padrino, when he’s not on vacation (Seriously, how much vacation can one person actually take yet still remain employed?), he lives in DC down the road from my fab friend Janey, who is planning on having a baby on my birthday. (Thanks Janey, best bday gift ever!) Janey was here this weekend, so I was beyond happy to have brunch with her and Geyer yesterday. Girls’ brunch on Sunday is really the best. The best. It should be a rule.
7. Speaking of rules. I rarely enjoy them.
(Except in the case of a brunch rule, I’m sure I could make an exception.)
8. And speaking of enjoyment. After spending time with the girls, I came home to a visit from Super Zoe and Law Boy. Wonder twin powers activate. Quick visit, but Super Zoe is my Home Girl. I think I want that on a Tshirt. And speaking of Tshirts, she gave the Hurricane this one yesterday. Cute huh?
9. And speaking of the Hurricane, I’m going to go ahead and get out of this soon-to-be spa and go home to kiss his big fat cheeks.
10. And speaking of that, well, yes, actually, the morning sprint, jog, walk sessions are going just fine. Thank you for asking. And if you’re still reading, thanks for reading a list. Because currently lists are the only tidbits of scraps that keep my crazed life glued together. Later skaters.
And Happy Monday.