Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tales from the cafe!

This post doesn't have much to do with anything. Just some weirdness that happened to me a few hours ago.

Today was such a gorgeous day that I went to Cafe Pick Me Up to do some design. I grabbed an outside table and an iced coffee and began scribbling away in a notebook. It's been awhile since I've been able to do the cafe thing, so it was nice to get back into it.

I was sitting there for maybe a half hour when one of the baristas came up to me and asked if I could move. "Some guys want to film here. Is that okay?" Eh, sure. This is New York, after all. There was another table nearby, so I moved my stuff over. He even gave me a free drink to apologize. Yes, I have mentioned that I love this place.

Anyway, the film looked to be some kind of interview segment. Three ladies sat at the table and began chatting with each other. The man with the camera told them to "just talk and pretend I'm not here." Pretty common enough, but then I noticed that one of the ladies was wearing a hot pink pants suit with matching blazer and - I kid you not - pointy elf ears.

Not long after, a middle-aged woman came up to me and asked if I could hold her dog's leash while she ran in to grab a coffee. She was wearing a multi-colored tie-dyed shirt with hair to match. I took the dog's leash and she came back within minutes. She instantly asked me, "Dude! Did you see the naked guy?" Naked guy? "Yeah! Yesterday, there was a naked guy hanging around here. Everyone was talking about it!"

"I haven't seen any naked guys." I told her, "but there's an elf girl being interviewed over at that table."

"Pff," she scoffed. "I get interviewed all the time."

And with that, she took her dog and left.


  1. You're in your own adventure game.

  2. Was the leash easy to control at least :D

  3. John Evans: Holy crap YES. Small frigging world!

  4. Speaking of working in cafes. Just thought you'd like to know that there's a new study out saying people are more creative working in a coffee shop environment. Something to do with the noise levels (not to low, not too high) in the room that gets the creative juices flowing. Here's the article.

  5. Speaking of cafe games, try papa's freezeria, its awesome, making delicious ice cream, feels so real and its really fun