San Luis Obispo has such a great vibe, probably because it’s a college town. I can indulge in the fantasy that someone might mistake me for a postgraduate student instead of an aging soccer mom. *Sigh*
I love all the little coffee houses and the used book store on Monterrey, but when I need an internet connection, I head for the Starbucks tucked into the plaza between Higuera and Marsh. With it’s floor to ceiling windows and conveniently place plugs, it’s also a great place to recharge the laptop and people watch.
The kids were amused by the woman with the huge, white fluffy poodle; the man walking a fat Chihuahua wrapped in a red sweater like a slobbering Christmas present. We loved the man in the oversized fuzzy pink baseball cap sipping coffee near our window while his wife shopped; the tween tottering around on heels she’ll be paying for later with a broken hip or back surgery.
Then I looked up an noticed the cafe at the Barnes & Noble across the plaza. There were people sitting at the window…watching us!
All the more reason to bury my head back into the computer and write some more. I’m happy with the stories I’m working on, just not finding as much time to focus on them as I thought I would. FOCUS being the operative word here!
Current NaNo word count: 3430. Nineteen days to go.