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25 January 2008 @ 01:45 pm
Look at the People.  
 I find people watching fascinating.

Odd, because I don't like people, on the whole.

I've been sitting in the lobby of a large hotel in downtown Austin, TX, sucking the free wireless signal, drinking coffee and watching the comings and goings of the people in the place.  How different would they act, I wonder, if they knew someone was watching?

The concierge is charming and handsome, clever and helpful; he makes the women laugh and even charms some of the men (It's Austin) and consistenly rolls his eyes behind all of their backs.

There is a woman who waited for a man for about 45 minutes; when he finally came to meet her, he stayed for 2 minutes and left abruptly.  Her body language went from attentive and alert to sad and dejected.  I wonder what he said to her.  She left, face crumpled, a few minutes later.

There are the conventioneers, loud and boisterous, most of whom obviously think the world revolves around them.

Little old ladies here to lunch, businessmen here to work, a few couples obviously here for some afternoon delight, and they all have a purpose.  It's fun to imagine thier little scenarios.  There's a play in this, I feel sure.  *thinks about dramatic structure outline*

It's been a fun morning. Aidan (the laptop- that name one by a nose) has lured a few people over with his indefinable charm, and I even got asked out once, probably due to the fact that I take my wedding ring off when I type (I don't like the way it moves about on my finger).  I rectified that, and the cute boy ducked off, blushing, embarrassed.  He did leave about an hour later with another girl, I was amused to note.

I've been working on some unfinished stories, some Caliga (Poor Pansy! I can't believe what I've done to the girl), and I even dusted off my book and edited  the first chapter-again- half-heartedly.  :)  A good morning, all in all.
 
 
 
 
 
Elle Blessingway: Starbuckselle_blessing on January 25th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I've been sitting in the lobby of a large hotel in downtown Austin, TX, sucking the free wireless signal, drinking coffee and watching the comings and goings of the people in the place.

Srsly? One of my favorite things to do... Definitely did it in a lot of the hotels we stayed in when I traveled for soccer, but there was a Starbucks that I loved to hangout at in downtown Seattle. I'd sit by the window with Michael (my laptop - I always name them after arch angels :D - the last one was Gabriel) and a white chocolate mocha with my headphones on. That is perfection.

Actually, now that I've written that, I need to clean so I can go sit in Starbucks and do just that... though, the one by my hometown house is not conveniently located across the street from a Tully's Coffee which has free wireless >.<

Note to self: get a job so you can be completely frivolous and pay for Starbucks wireless, and buy some pirate panties for everyone in caliga. Stat.
Kate: Stockingmugglechump on January 25th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
People watching is fun. I feel bad for the lady who waited so long to be made unhappy, though.

Miss having you around! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Kate: Streetmugglechump on January 25th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Right, so I didn't really intend to use the stocking icon.
autumnrhythm30: ALMOST FAMOUSautumnrhythm30 on January 25th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
I LOVE people watching. Do it all the time, especially when I am at the library supposed to be studying.

.... and I talk to myself a lot too. and by a lot, I mean so much you wouldn't even believe.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on January 26th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
I've been sitting in the lobby of a large hotel in downtown Austin, TX, sucking the free wireless signal, drinking coffee and watching the comings and goings of the people in the place.

*so jealous*
seegrim: Crown!Celesteseegrim on January 26th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I'm glad you've been having fun in the lobby! I'm glad I got to experience the cute boy with you via laptop.

I hope you stay away from the wine tonight. :)
I'm just me: Taylorairmidm on January 26th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Yay for good days! I hope you continue to enjoy your trip. :)
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
this is emily, not anonymous
hey c,

i left you a message at home yesterday. i saw you blogging and assumed that you were home.

maybe it is not people that you don't like, but having to talk to people?

mmmm. austin. have you been to chuy's yet? best. mexican food. ever. no question.

love you!