Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Procrastination, Swishy style

So the other day I was like, I have soooooo much to do! Life is passing me by! I have to get moving! Be a woman of action! Get this massive, not-so-flattering albatross off my neck and finally get it all done! I was motivated. I was fired up. And I went to my favorite coffee shop to do it.

You know where this story is going, right? This is the part where I tell you I worked, worked, worked until the fingerprints on all my little fingers, even the pinkies and thumbs, wore off. Or ... the part where I tell you I got absolutely nothing done and instead took pictures of random strangers through the window. OK, let's go with that one.

First up. These boys came in to get coffee, and then they went outside and sat in the back of the one boy's truck for FOREVER. I was trying to guess what they were talking about. Relationships? Favorite music? American Idol vs. Project Runway? Elliptical vs. treadmill? Snickers vs. Milky Way? Regular vs. decaf? I couldn't decide, but I knew it had to be MUCH more interesting than what I was doing.



Then, a few minutes later, I see ... Slash! From Guns 'N' Roses!



I know, I couldn't believe it either. Especially since Axl Rose was nowhere to be found. Plus the obvious lack of a guitar in his hand ... but wait! There's a guitar shop two doors down from the coffee shop! He must have dropped it off to be fixed! See? It IS him!



I would like to say it got more productive and exciting from there, and I'm proud to say that it did. If you call eating two chocolate chip cookies productive. And the fact that they had just come out of the oven exciting. Which I do.

31 Comments:

At 1:01 AM, Blogger Vanessa said...

Hey, sometimes people watching is the best use of time!

 
At 1:24 AM, Blogger Monnik said...

I agree. People watching is educational, amusing, and fosters creativity. As you well know.

I want me one of those warm, straight from the oven chocolate chip cookies. I gave up chocolate for lent. D'oh!

 
At 1:50 AM, Blogger Cecily R said...

Swishy I swear I LIVE for your people watching posts! Awesome as usual. Oh, and thanks. Now I have Sweet Child Of Mine stuck in my head...

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger michelle said...

did slash come into the coffee shop and enjoy some chocolate chip cookies, too? i love to people watch. :)

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Moanna said...

Slash is kinda cute.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Bina said...

Oh, there is nothing better (well, almost nothing) than fresh-out-of-the-over chocolate chip cookies!

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

Wow, that cameraphone has paid for itself multiple times now, huh? ;)

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Patti said...

it would have been hilarious (and this is just a small insight into how my brain works) if you could have convinced slash to come inside and the you went outside and he took a pic of you walking across the street.

or not. could be my early morning caffeine rush talkin'.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Jenster said...

I'm not so sure that's Slash. You can see his eyes.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger kim said...

You make me happy when skies are gray, swishy. Love this post.

I just dropped by to tell you of my plans to drop some quarters in the halls of the assisted living apartments where my grandpa lives.

I haven't been able to drop any outside due to all the snow. I thought about dropping one for the janitor to find while he shovels, but then I thought, he probably snow blows and maybe that quarter would jam the blower and wreak havoc that would cost more than a quarter to fix and that would defeat the whole quarter happiness project.

btw- I think axl and slash have parted ways, so it makes sense he was alone (in the jungle, baby!).

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Beth said...

OHMYFREAKINGOD!!!!! It's SLASH!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! did you go molest him on the sidewalk?!!!

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Ree said...

I take random pictures out of the window, too.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous dimples said...

ha ha, that is so NOT slash. we all know that's one of the guys from milli vanilli.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Tanya said...

I bet he was on his way to write a new song. See that notebook in his hand?

So the cute tailgating boys? Did you ever find out what they were chatting about? I bet they were talking about the girl in the coffee shop who takes pictures.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

People watching is one of my favorite pastimes. Dear Hubby and I love to go places and just sit and watch - - there are LOTS of strange sites out there! :-)

Good picture of Slash - - he's not bad looking without the sunglasses!

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Liz said...

OMG Slash! So jealous, so very jealous. But he sweat on me once when I was in the front row of a Velvet Revolver concert, so it's all good.

Also, Slash and Axl tend to avoid each other at all costs, so if they were together, you could have sold your story to like TMZ or whatevs. Then you'd have money and I'd still be jealous. It's all very exciting.

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger TTQ said...

You are sooooooo getting busted some day! We will have to pool our money to spring you fom jail and pay your legal fees.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Michael said...

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At 5:40 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Axl wasn't to be seen, since he's been in the studio for ten years working on "Chinese Democracy."

And Dimples, it can only be Fab from Milli Vanilli, since Rob killed himself (the real tragedy being that I know their names).

(sorry, I had a typo to fix)

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Golightly said...

Those 2 boys on the back of the truck would have had my attention forver too, that is funny & kinda cute that 2 guys are just kickin' it like that. OMG - SLASH! wowza!

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

You're such a spy.

Milky Way--less fat.

American Idol--don't watch Project Runway.

Guys in the truck--Totally Gay. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

Slash Dude--Dirty Hot.

Any questions? Ask Manic. The end. Oh. And I love you. Happy Valentine's Day almost to my very BBFF!

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Oh, and to Michael--I TOTALLY SAW THAT TRUE HOLLYWOOD E STORY ABOUT MILLI VANILLI TOO!!!!

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Midwest Gent said...

It makes me feel good that your dedication results in the same type of productivity as me.

I think walking a few days in Slash;s shoes would blow my mind away...

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Okay....where's the snow on the ground????

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Oh - and I soooo agree with Manic. The boys in the pickup - gay. You can tell by the body language. Look how the one has his foot up and his body is turned in towards the other boy.....

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger KATE said...

People watching is the BEST! I am going to have to say that the guys in the truck were discussion American Idol vs. Project Runway! hee hee, they totally look the type!

& seriously SLASH, where the hell has he been! Woo Hoo, fabulous "spot & shot!!"

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Trish Ryan said...

You have the best coffee shop ever. Or maybe you're just more observant than I am? Either way, a Swishy trip to the coffee shop means funny blog story for the rest of us :)

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Sara Hantz said...

Even eating one cookie is productive.... so WTG!!!!!!

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger kay said...

LUCKY!! you got to see Slash!! :)

i think those boys were probably talking about that cute girl that was watching them from the window!!

hope you have a very sweet valentines day swishy!! ♥♥♥

 
At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Jae said...

Swishy! New to your blog and I gotta say you are hilarious! Loves ya.. keep it up. BLOG MORE!!

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I was going to say the boys were totally on a date but Manic and Sarah beat me to it! Owell! They look cute together.

Slash looks fierce. You should've stalked him for real and saw where he went.

 

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