Sunday, January 04, 2009
Stopped by a new coffee shop yesterday. The décor is “nostalgia” and features old-fashioned signs -- kind of a funky, cluttered look.
We had coffee and split a scone. The windows and door face south, and the place filled with afternoon sunlight.
Remember Green Stamps? One of our “jobs” as little kids was to paste the stamps in the books. Then, when we had a bunch of books, we took a trip to the Green Stamp store in the City. I realized quickly that this was not something special. Instead it was a bit like the scene in the Wizard of Oz, where they discover the great Oz is actually manned by a small man behind a curtain. All the work of pasting in those stamps just the right way would only get you some boring household stuff or cheap toys. My brother and I soon turned our attention to other things, such as building bridges of furniture all across the living room. Or sticking firecrackers in tomatoes from the garden and watching them explode.