Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hyper-Caffeinated

I went to Flagstaff yesterday and had the rare treat of hanging out in not one, but two different coffee shops where I didn't know a single soul. Most of the time I love running into people I know and chatting, but sometimes it's nice to be completely and utterly anonymous.

The hubster and I had breakfast (yummy homemade quiche for me & a breakfast burrito for him) at Macy's way, way early in the a.m. A little later on I headed over to The Campus Coffee Bean, where I spent almost two hours in solitary bliss scribbling away long-hand. Dear god I delete (scratch out!) almost as much as I leave on the page. At least with the computer I don't have to see all those scribbled out sections. On the other hand, I have evidence of all the work instead of thinking "crap! I've written for hours and only have a page and a half to show!" Now I can say "crap! I've written for hours and have ten pages to show, but only a page and a half that are usable!" Ah, joys of hyper-caffeination...

16 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

You know what my problem with coffee shops is?

I hate coffee.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger angie said...

That could be a problem, lol! They've got other stuff, too...tea, hot chocolate, mexican hot chocolate, smoothies, steamers (steamed milk with flavored syrups). It's not impossible.

I love coffee, but I really loved being out of the house, in a cool coffee house and completely anonymous as I wrote. I dig living in a smallish town, but it was really nice to pull a Garbo in Flag.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Steve G said...

One thing I miss in Germany is Coffee houses where you can get a good American breakfast.

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger Zinnia said...

Oh wow. That sounds so fantastic. I'm a little green. I'm stuck on this farm most of the time with a bunch of kids. Only time I get away is to the little house up in Ohio next to my folks, but usually have my kids with me there too.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Steve G said...

Good by Angie and good luck.

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger angie said...

Dude, are you okay? Good bye sounded kinda scary...here's hoping Steve's just tired over in Germany!

Zinnia, sounds like you need a mini-vacation! Living on a farm sounds awesome, but I think I'd have a hard time w/o the occasional foray into coffee house land. Maybe you could talk your kids into playing cafe with you. Yeah, that sounded dumb, but it might be fun...

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

zinnia, i spent 20 years stuck on a farm with kids.
trips to a city seemed overwhelming.

but now i'm in a city -- don't miss farming, but i do miss nature.

i love coffee shops -- i drink tea eat sweet stuff.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

That is a very very very good looking cup of coffee.

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger dink said...

Yeah. What kind of coffee is that?I wouldn't have a clue.

It's another thing for my list--I've never had one of those fancy-ino type coffees. sigh.

We have drive-thru fancy coffee (and slushie)places but somehow balancing a hot coffee while I drive is not my idea of fun and definitely no opportunity to write that way. ha.

I'm an admitted crosser-outter too. I write A LOT but not much survives to the end. It's fun to write with a pen on paper once in a while--I like to write with a fountain pen in composition notebooks.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger dink said...

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At 9:44 PM, Blogger dink said...

Sorry, those deleted comments were mine --blogger threw some kind of tantrum and made 3 copies of my post. silly thang.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger angie said...

I swear my mocha at the Campus Coffee Bean looked almost exactly like that. They made it really, really pretty. The pic is actually of a cappuccino, I think.

I have to confess that I'm a "ino" coffee-holic, Dink. I've got an espresso maker at home, so I usually make my own mochas - nice to have someone else do it & make it pretty for me!

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Steve G said...

Should have said, Good night, it was getting late.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I love coffee shops, but I only drink the tea. =)

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger angie said...

Glad to hear you were just tired, Steve! I kinda figured, but...

And of course you're a tea kinda gal, Dana. No shocker with that one.
:o)

 
At 5:46 AM, Blogger Trace said...

I NEEDS me my coffee in the morning. I'm pretty picky about it, too. I need strong, rich, robust coffee. Watery coffee just pisses me off.

 

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