Oh lakeview how I miss thee. I sit here in caribou coffee and not everyone’s favorite, Starbucks. Even more defiantly having apple crisp oatmeal and chai tea in the middle of the day instead of a mid day pick me up coffee on a real wooden table. Take that Starbucks! I don’t know how I got here, yes I do, I triumphed over one of life’s many hastles and felt like a reward. Take that life! I win this one! As I walked back to my car triumphantly I realized where I was and my brain, always on the lookout for the quickest reward, directed me here. Throwing caution and health to wind I order a delicious autumn apple crisp, full of fall goodness, warm your heart oatmeal and a spicey creamy cloud of chai silk liquid comfort. Yes, those are the actual names, order like that next time you’re in there. “To go?” she asks. “No!” I reply, “for here!” I will put the day on pause. Will it to stand still for a moment of victory before I move on to the next battle. I spy I guy I went to art class with, couldn’t decide where I knew him from till he got up to leave. That always happens, can I be the only one who thinks everyone they run into is someone they dreamt up or from waaaaay in the past and so it can’t possibly be them? I hate when people stop to say “hi” and my brain isn’t finished processing there face yet. Okay, where do I know them from, out of state? Out of country ? Community college? University? Dance class? Church? The Gym maybe? A mash up of people I once knew all in one face and perhaps I don’t know them at all?? That must be it, I’ll avert my eyes, maybe they won’t notice me, or won’t insist on me remembering them. Nope. Didn’t work. “Hi! , how are you!!!!”
Why do I feel like I’m in a cabin when I’m here? Why don’t i come here more often?