Sunday, July 6, 2008
a room with a view
Sorry about the extended silence -- I've been slammed at work. Hats off to Ed for picking up the slack!
I have a long mental list of things to write about, but it's almost suppertime. In the meantime, a couple of random observations from my desk, where I am surfing the web, sipping a Dirty Coward (equal parts cheap gin and fizzy water, a good slug of brine from the bottle of olives, served over crushed ice), and watching the world go by.
Observation No. 1: A young couple walked by, looking very much in love. They walked back about half an hour later, pushing a Staters Bros. shopping cart with a single bag in it. (Further deponent sayeth not.)
Observation No. 2: Nearly every day, an elderly Hispanic couple goes for a walk past our house. She walks at least 15 feet behind him, and if he stops (to pull up his socks or whatever), she stops too, preserving the distance.