|We found this sign during our Writing Club meeting.|
At least the first one in over 15 years or so. We had a writing club when I was a kid where I wrote about the time my pig didn't weigh enough for the county fair, candle-making, and a robot named Zippy that lived on planet Mustard-Sip. So there's that.
So anyway, yesterday we met for our first writing club meeting this decade. After devouring gluten-free waffles and scoping out the public library, we found ourselves at a tea house for some iced vanilla rooibos. It's our drink now, in case you were wondering.
We went into the tea house for the sole purpose of eavesdropping (it's excusable for creative purposes). We intentionally sat right behind a couple whom we later deduced were on their first date, which is prime eavesdropping fodder. We wanted to overhear interesting things in conversations and also observe interesting mannerisms.
First date guy was the quintessential nerd: red hair, glasses, tall, lanky, and liked dropping big words in sentences in a pretentious and unnecessary manner. Unless saying, "grotesquely unhappy," is necessary; in that case, forgive me.
He also believed himself to be at "the crossroad of not knowing what to do," which basically describes everyone's lives ever (as far as I can tell). Let me know if I'm wrong on that one too.
He and his date were completely mismatched. She was super soft-spoken so I could hardly hear anything she said other than, "Interesting..." with inflections insinuating she thought what he said was anything but interesting. My mom described her as one ready to set out on the Pacific Crest Trail. Imagine from that what you will.
We watched another girl enter the independent movie theater next door, exit with a tub of popcorn, and proceed to bring it into the tea house to consume with her tea and poetry book. The best part was, while she walked, she used her tongue to fish out popcorn kernels from the top of the tub. Bonus points for creativity.
Outside the window a girl was drinking bubble tea. Speaking of, have you ever watched anyone drink bubble tea? It's weird...marble-sized gel-like balls shoot up the oversized straw and then the drinker has to chew...it's a little disturbing. This girl had an adorable puppy, who kept trying to pull an iPhone out of the girl's hand with his mouth. It was the cutest.
The moral of this story is: I might need a puppy.