Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Starbucks is for old people

At least, the one near my house is.

I occasionally like to take the laptop and write in a different location; I find I usually get more done with fewer distractions. Usually I'll head to the Caribou Coffee at the end of my street or the library down the road. Caribou is usually hopping with students and folks of all ages, talking and getting work done. The only drawback is, they play the music a bit loud, and the conversation decibel level has to exceed the music. So, for a change of pace, I biked over to the Starbucks down the road.

Noise was definitely not a problem there; you could barely hear the music. Also, the place was near-dead, both figuratively and literally. Of the 3 or 4 customers that cycled through while I worked there, I don't think one was under sixty-five. The difference in age distribution between the 2 coffee shops is bizarre; they're about a block apart. Perhaps self-segregation is at work, or maybe the kids just don't like Starbucks.

In other news, I passed the 2/3 mark on "Slideways" yesterday. I'm happy with the progress I'm making; I've solved a number of plot holes and filled in some explanatory background, all while working to maintain heightened tension. This writing stuff isn't for weaklings!

1 comment:

Davetrain said...

LOL ok considering you said the music was too loud and referred to people as "the kids," I'm thinking you should go back to Starbucks. Don't forget your walker LOL. Speaking of weird young/old social situations. I saw one recently that was just creepy. Me and Alicia were at a Red Box at Walmart and there were two young girls standing there looking over the movies. Right behind them but off at opposite angles were these two old guys just standing there staring at them. It was REALLY creepy. They weren't together either.