Wow...there are at least 100 other things i could have done with my time that would have been more productive than what i did today. However, nothing would have been as entertaining as what i did on this particular Friday.
The day started with me reading that the Browns had traded Kellen Winslow, arguably our best offensive player, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for "undisclosed draft picks". That's right we don't even know what we get in return for our best player....awesome. This led me to sitting and talking to fellow browns fans for a couple hours about what we were exactly doing with our team this year. Other Browns news some friends and i are going to the NFL Draft in late April. We went last year and i really should blog about our draft experience....one of the best weekends ever...that blog is coming i promise.
Then i moved to Caribou with Chad where i parked my butt in a chair from which i didn't move for a solid 2-3.5 hours. I agree with Chads entry about how he enjoys himself some Caribou. I just enjoy the frou frou coffee they serve and the people watching the seem to present every time I'm there (more on that subject later). This current Caribou experience i outlasted a solid 10-15 people that came in. sat. drank their coffee. dilly dallied and were on their way.
There was also the occasional gchat conversation. Most days are filled with a gchat conversation with Cam. He works at a job where he sits in front of a computer for the 8-9 hours hes at his job...and i don't really have anything to do so i end up talking to him over gchat most days.
Then the highlight of my day...yes...best. people. watching. ever.
People watching might be one of my favorite past times ever. This one starts with a guy sitting and drinking coffee by himself waiting for his friend to get here. The guy looks strangely like this guy from the show Alias In walks a lady that looks to be having a terrible day...they greet each other with a handshake from across the table. Then the guy scoots his chair around the table from 12 o'clock to right about 7 o'clock....and gets out a pad and paper and scoots DANGER CLOSE. He is literally sitting on the end of his chair and pretty much in her lap. She looks like shes about ready to cry and hes going on and on about something....by the way she is a serious hands talker....I can't tell what hes writing down but its not like a therapy session because he hasn't written anything shes said in the past 5 minutes down. I have no idea what shes ranting about but it hasn't forced the guy to move back at all. There have been several "Dr. Phil" ish moments where he is talking to her and puts his hand on her shoulder to help explain his point. He is also a hands talker and keeps moving his hand as if to convey the point of something going on and on...very weird. Other random happenings from this people watching experience. 1) she has tried to leave on multiple occasions but never left the chair....not that he physically restrained her but she would grab her purse and not make it past getting up. 2) Towards the end it went from talking with his hands to pointing 1 finger at her as if something was her fault. 3) They are awkwardly close but still look to be arguing. 4) I wonder if they've noticed me people watching them for the past...oh 30 minutes?
I can honestly say this was one of my top 5 people watching experiences. Several questions have been left unanswered in my mind. Most of them being of the "how do i categorize these two" variety. Were they therapist and patient? Were they on a very very awkward first date? Were they brother and sister? Or are they all of the above?
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