from such great heights

on the last friday of 2008

Posted in life by chapwoman on December 26, 2008


the coffee shop atmosphere is my little heaven away from heaven.

i’m sitting in the library, this adorable seattle-esque cafe near downtown long beach, where college students and rich surgeons alike come to enjoy a bitter cup of warmth in comfy chairs. i like it because it reminds me of my grandma’s living room (that, and they serve the best butterscotch latte i’ve ever tasted), with bookshelves & real cedar as wallpaper, and the fragrance of coffee to keep me company. i simply feel at peace.

while home for breaks, i typically confine myself to the walls of my home in anaheim. but why? such interesting and mysterious characters call coffee shops their home, where dim lights keep them focused on the latest NY Times Best-Seller, where baristas catch up with you about how Christmas was this year, where the music is the best itunes mix you’ve heard in over a month, inspiring you to add new songs to your own library.

and fyi, i’m adding celine’s dion’s “falling into you” as soon as i get home.

christmas decorations are still hanging around here too, and i’m glad because they remind me that the new year is coming.  2009, already?! didn’t i just graduate high school? i guess. not.

and usually i fall victim to those horrible new year’s resolutions, but not this year. because 9 times out of 10, none of us actually keep our resolutions, let alone remember what they are. then we find ourselves in a cloud of guilt when we gain those 10 lbs instead of losing them. so i will not be a victim!

but i recently realized that i suck at taking pictures when they are most needed. so a friend of mine inspired me to start a project (not resolution) for 2009: take one picture everyday for a year. i’m gonna document something that i experience each day whether it’s a conversation, a pair of heels at the mall, or the color of the sky on the way to class.

if it fails to bring back specific memories of 2009, it’ll at least make one sweet collage.

c’est la vie,


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  1. marielle said, on December 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    confession: i’ve always loved your blog.
    we’ve already (briefly) discussed this, but opting to spend boxing day in a coffee shop rather than a mall was definitely the better decision.

    and per your mission for 2009, i thought you might like to take a gander at this:

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