Monday, July 2, 2007
A Little Break
Today I left work for an hour in the afternoon and went across the street to Starbucks. There's no reason to go into how NY doesn't get the whole coffee-culture/Starbucks thing, so I'll just say that this Starbucks is fairly new and kind of remote and isn't busy very often. I don't drink coffee, but I like Starbucks because of what it meant to me in Japan - a small taste of the States. (When I was willing to drive 1 1/2 hours to Hiroshima for it, which, sadly, was pretty often.) So today I got a treat and some water and sat outside alone. I pulled my jeans up to my knees - Jeans Day! Aren't I a poor son-of-a-bitch for getting excited about wearing jeans? - and rolled my shirt sleeves up to my shoulders and kicked my feet up, Birkenstocks off, onto another chair. I brought some reading with me ("Managing Through Change" - riveting) but never really got to it. I put my head back so the sun was directly on my face and felt 10,000 miles away from yellow highlighters and attendance reports and PowerPoint presentations.