June 11th, 2008

Lexi in the woods

In brief...

...maybe not quite the soul of wit, but in the neighborhood:
  • 05:49 Wondering if there's a meteorological or other reason why sunsets are fairly consistently more spectacular than sunrises. #
  • 08:08 Forgot to sunscreen this morning. Glad I wear a hat. #
  • 08:27 Wow - the new crosswalks in Chinatown are gorgeous! #
  • 18:33 Sitting by the lake with the monkey, listening to a guy playing the sax in the closed-off pedestrian tunnel & watching birds go *sploosh!* #
  • 20:32 At Champa Garden with the monkey. Waiting for fried rice ball salad & pad thai. Hungry! #
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tropical paradise in a cup

dear yesterday's barista: coffee and chai should not be mixed

One advantage of being a regular is that when you say, "Hey, the barista yesterday somehow got confused while making my drink, and it wound up being a bizarre mix of coffee and chai that was really undrinkable — if I could get this one comped, I'd really appreciate it" they say "Oh, sure — sorry about that!" instead of thinking you're somehow trying to scam them and giving you the hairy eyeball.

Honestly, I would have come back to deal with it yesterday, but I went from picking up my coffee right into a two-hour meeting.

It's odd how spiced coffee can be delicious — Crixa Cakes in Berkeley has a spiced coffee that's lovely iced in hot weather (wish I could remember the name; guess I need to stop by Crixa some time soon) — but the coffee-chai hybrid from yesterday was not nice at all.

Writer's Block question: Do you have a strange and obscure talent? What is it?

Mutant talent: can spot typos from 20 paces.

It makes the monkey crazy. I'll walk through the living room without slowing, and as I pass by I'll say "you've got an extra space in the first line of that third paragraph. And down at the bottom you spelled his name Barrack, not Barack — he's not a military dorm."

"Arrgh!" says the monkey. "How do you DO that?"

I dunno. I come by it naturally, though — most of the people in my family can do this.