Friday, November 10, 2006

A humbling moment for Seen Reading

I have a rule that once I've collected enough "sightings" for the week, I put the pad and pen away and actually look where I'm going. This morning, walking into Le Gourmand, I encountered no less than five readers within spitting distance. (Quick question. When did we decide to start measuring distance in spit?) The Junior Reporter took over and out came the pad and pen as I waited for my coffee. I grew up in St. Catharines. Getting Tim Horton's out of my system took a good ten years, but I will never get used to The Line at your average Starbucks or Le Gourmand. The fact that Starbucks had to do a mass mailing explaining how to order a coffee should tell us something. Anyhoots, my point is, I was heading out, in the process of scribbling a description, when one of the readers looked up with such venom that I performed what could only be called a Cinematic Face Plant into the door. No Far Side push/pull action for me, I simply walked head first into the door as if this was one of those new fangled establishments that doesn't "do doors." Thank goodness my coat was brown and my coffee black.

14 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

You sure you aren't me?

Julie Wilson said...

You're big into face plants too, I take it?

The Chapatikid said...

Been there too. Walked twice into glass doors. While looking straight ahead at them.

Julie Wilson said...

Ha, I followed the link to your blog and, thank you!, I had written the name of the first reserve we stayed at not the name of the restaurant. I've corrected the error. But how cool that you know the place - and so much better than I remembered. Don't you love life's little intersections. Thanks for taking me back...

The Chapatikid said...

The pleasure was all mine, believe me! It's all of "life's little intersections' as you put it, that make me feel alive. I'll be checking back -- I really enjoy reading your writing.

Julie Wilson said...

Thank you, that's so nice to hear! I checked out your blog too and I'll check back as well. :)

Pearl said...

Hi Julie,
You've been nominated for best new blog in Canada.
http://cba.myblahg.com/

Julie Wilson said...

Well, I'll be...Thanks!

Kilroy_60 said...

This was the perfect intro to your bloggability. I am publishing the newest installment to A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Blogosphere tonight. Actually, because my computer is freezing I already published, but I'm finishing the post and you are included.

This is perfectly twisted; I love it. Should you wish to do a link exchange I'd be happy to proceed.

Might you let me know if you have found anyone reading Hunter S. Thompson? I am, by the way, about midway through "Part One"...have you tried doing this virtually before?
















Kilroy Was Here!

Julie Wilson said...

I see so many people reading so many things, but no Hunter S. yet. (Honestly, half the time I'm left boggled that I can't tell the title or author on a cover only a foot away. Note to designers!)

Thanks for stopping by!

The Expat said...

I have walked into that door a Le Gourmand a few times. Coordination is difficult when contemplating the consumption of one of those massive Gourmand chocolate chip cookies...

Not to gush too much, but your blog is a perfect little confection.

Thanks!

Julie Wilson said...

Good gravy, gush all you want. I'm having a blast! (But, really, I'm all about the croissant. Friday morning just ain't the same without one.)

StArLiTe said...

you grew up in St Catharines? I grew up in Thorold! Biggest difference: finding a 24 hr Timmies in Toronto is hard (especially now that Im a TTC girl). *sigh*

Julie said...

Oh ho, Thorold! Well done, well done. Growing up, I remember driving down
Hartzel Road to where it meets...Glenridge? Go through the stop lights and you were in Thorold. Just like that. I think I skated in Thorold. Just once or twice. I don't want anyone getting images of me, like, standing up on skate or anything.