shhhh….shhhhh….i’m in a coffee shop now…in houghton. our weekly shopping trip. barry is at a hockey tournament game. we’ve had a wonderful afternoon in the “big city”. i have shot–wait a second, will check–oh gosh, 50-100 photos. photos of an ordinary weekly shopping trip in the city. we small-towners go to the city to buy stuff we can’t purchase in our little towns. gosh, it’s been fun! i think i may have embarrassed poor barry because i’ve taken so many pictures in restaurants, grocery stores and book stores. you can’t see the photos now because the uploading equipment sits in the drawer at home. alas. you shall have to wait until tomorrow for photos.
but you can pretend you’re here. can you hear the espresso machine? can you taste my hazelnut frappuccino? never mind, i really shouldn’t share, you know, germs and things. you can order your own and we shall sit here and talk for the next–oh, my–almost two hours until the hockey tournament is over and barry reappears.
i am still pondering two things. one. should i bring the computer to san diego? called christopher at dinner. he said i could use his. but still…i am attached to ms. ellie (that’s the name of this computer.) and i know some of you have advised that i ditch the computer and focus on family time, but here’s the scoop. there will be hours when we’re sitting in a bookstore or christopher’s apartment when no one will be around (except me, barry, chris) and that would be a perfect time to write a quick blog. barry will be reading a newspaper or sleeping and chris will be working on his dissertation, so shouldn’t kathryn be blogging? that is the question which has not yet been resolved to this blogger’s satisfaction.
two. what should we wear to meet the in-laws? should we dress up? or are jeans ok? i am not expecting you to answer these unanswerable questions. just letting you know the stream-of-consciousness thoughts which are floating through along with this frappuccino.
three. how many calories do frappuccinos have anyway? yikes! i have never considered this before. this may be my last frappuccino if they really have something like 2,000 calories.
ok. shhh….we shouldn’t talk too loudly in a public coffee shop. no wild & crazy laughter! ok, we can laugh. we wouldn’t be ourselves if we didn’t laugh. i shall share pictures with you tomorrow. saturday at the latest.
do you want something else to drink? we’ll be here for awhile. you never know how long hockey tournaments will last. let’s just kick back and chill, as they say. anyone who is drinking an icy frappuccino in March is chillin’ anyway… 🙂