For fun and a change of environment, I’ve decided to break from my normal blogging area (the spare bedroom/my office) and instead blog at a local Arabica for a change of pace. Arabica is kind of out of place in my small little hick town, and it shows! Across the street is a small family owned tire shop, where all of the tires are used. If you ever seen the “Dukes of Hazzard” movie, or better yet the TV show “Dukes of Hazzard“, the employees and owner at the shop are totally of a Cooter (the overdone country auto mechanic) type. The shop is dirt (hey, it’s a used tire shop), and has pictures of all the employees with either a deer or fish that they caught or shot. It’s quite amazing, and yes, I have bought used tires from them in the past…
I’ve been in this shop for the past 10 minutes and so far the small country coffee shop only had three people come in, and two of them were a couple. Overall, it’s a quaint little cafe, with eight small two and four seat table in the entire place. This particular Arabica looks like any other Arabica with the exception of the counter-top. In particular, the siding on the counter looks like it’s made of stained plywood (I wish I had my cell phone on me, I’d take a picture). Other than that minor imperfection, it’s like any other Arabica with respect to the decor.
While I worry about the viability of the small shop, it’s the perfect location for blogging!
Why am I here?
After my solo dinner experiment (Dining Out Alone Experiment) while at the Microsoft campus in Mountain Top California, I’ve had the desire to go out solo and try blogging (instead of reading a book) again at a similar place. While a higher end Chinese restaurant and a coffee shop isn’t exactly the same, it’s close enough.
So you might be wondering what provoked this change in my daily blogging routing? It’s basically that I want blogging to be a rewarding experience, and slowly drinking a simple latte at local coffee shop is a win-win experience. For some reason, the latte taste better than usual (perhaps because I’m not rushed), and I get a solid environment to blog at.
I was hoping for some unusual people to enter the Arabic. That way I could write about them, but so far it’s been 30 minutes since I arrived at the cafe, and nobody else has come into the shop and everybody has left except me. Still, it has been an enjoyable experience…
I hope this place doesn’t go out of business, perhaps I’ll visit here in the future.