Sunday, September 2, 2012

People-Watching Toolkit




Yesterday, the City Daily Photo Theme for September was "People Watching," and today I thought I'd take the theme one step further. 

Rather than showing you more photos of people watching people (who are, incidentally, some of the luckiest people in the world), I thought I'd show you one of the top People Watching Vantage Points in Sierra Madre: The front window at Starbucks. 

There are two front windows, actually, and on Friday morning, I was lucky to get one of them.  (The other one is also stellar, but has more of a "see and be seen" quality, whereas this one is a bit more tucked in, making it perfect for watching the world go by, with a minimal amount of participation!)

So, set up with my "Toolkit" of a breakfast sandwich, coffee, a copy of the "Sierra Madre Weekly," and my trusty Kindle, I settled down to enjoy a morning off. 

I'm happy to report that Friday is an excellent day for people watching.  Not a frowny face in the bunch!


12 comments:

  1. That subject could turn into a good book. Imagine the posibillities. LOL

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  2. I wouldn't touch Starbucks normally but you have a good ulterior motive for visiting - I have my own favourite watering holes though.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Gerald! We have a local favorite, here, called Bean Town (I posted about it a week or so ago). I know what you mean but, interestingly, our Starbucks has a very "local" feel to it, with employees who have been there forever. The two seem to co-exist peacefully in the town.

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  3. We also have one Starbucks but it feels very similar to yours, but more 'local' (perhaps because we're a small town). I love your "Toolkit"! You're inspiring me to take my morning reading at the coffee shop tomorrow :)

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  4. Thanks, Lulu!! I don't go out for morning coffee very often (probably too lazy!), but I'm always glad when I do! Interesting that your Starbucks has a local feel to it, too. It must be the small-town thing. Enjoy your coffee tomorrow!!

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  5. You toolkit is an inspiration. I just might have to do just this today.

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    1. Thanks - you definitely should, Randy. It's very relaxing! :)

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  6. This photo and post make me want to live in Sierra Madre. Can we switch lives?

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    1. Oh, you know... The grass is greener, and all that! We should just visit each other's life, but really, really often!

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