All That Jazz

March 2, 2006

I Love WiFi

Filed under: Uncategorized — zimbo @ 8:40 pm

I used to be skeptical about all of the little seasonal syndromes that popped up a few years back — still am a bit. But, I have to admit, I spent today working on the laptop out on the patios of a couple of coffee shops and at home soaking in the 75 degrees, sun, and breeze and I feel pretty good. Catapulted me right out my typical winter mope. At least until my typical Spring mope kicks in…

It was my first winter in the South since I was 8 years old, and I think I found it more depressing than a winter of being snow-bound in Wisconsin (which I’ve also experienced). It never really got cold here, but life went into total hibernation anyway.

Things came alive today.

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March 1, 2006

Coffee Shop Etiquette: Rule #1

Filed under: Uncategorized — zimbo @ 1:48 pm

Rule #1

I know everyone’s get their pet beef about various mobile phone faux paux, but I specifically want cell phones turned on vibrate in coffee shops. Cool ringtone (no such thing) or not, I don’t want to hear your phone ring. And once it’s on vibrate, if you need to take a call, answer it, tell the person on the other end to hold on, and then step outside to finish the call. Either that, or let it go to voicemail. I don’t want to hear your conversation. I am a pathological evesdropper — I can’t not listen to your conversation if you’re within listening range. So whatever you say, I’ll hear it, and I will remember it. Think about that…

Disclaimer: I’m writing this from Border’s right now, and forgot to
switch my phone to vibrate when I came in. Of course, my phone rang as
I started to write this… In my defense:

1) I don’t have a cute ring tone — it’s the default vanilla one
2) I was already sitting outside

So, I only broke one part of the rule. Sue me.

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