Monthly Archives: August 2010

Homeless in the Hood

As I have mentioned in previous discussions, the Starbucks I most often frequent in Eagle Rock is on the cusp between more suburban communities (like Glendale, Pasadena, and La Canada) and some of the grittier urban areas of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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The VERY Regular Crowd — The Lovey-Dovey Couple

It’s 6:19 a.m. on a weekday.  So, of course, The lovey-dovey Couple is sauntering in.  Sauntering is the right word too.  Because, even though they arrive like-clockwork, and arrive in separate cars (perhaps on their way from home and heading … Continue reading

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The Live Stream at Starbucks

It may not be true of all Starbucks, but the one I often frequent—the Eagle Rock Starbucks—has the most interesting, and often bizarre, stream of people.  It’s a symptom of the world around this Starbucks—semi-suburban but mostly urban.  So the … Continue reading

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Putting on Airs

We all do it, right?  We all tend to be a bit (or a lot) more reserved when we are in public than when in the privacy of our homes. So, call it unfair, but there’s just something funny as … Continue reading

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Deep Plungecutter and Multi-Personalities

This is a May 23 repost from my Facebook site, which was the original motivation for creating the Starbucking blog.  I’ve included inline the comments from others to that original post… Neverrrr!  I am trying to focus on a client … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper’s Near Misses

So, okay, technically this isn’t about Starbucks, but I’ll allow it since (a.) it happened on my way to Starbucks—close enough—and (b.) it’s my blog, my rules. Blockbuster’s block-busting new drive-through At the Eagle Rock intersection of Colorado and Eagle … Continue reading

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It Ain’t No Library, But Geez-Louise!

Today’s attempt to concentrate on a client job while at my nearest Starbucks proved difficult, due to the loud-talking, flea-bitten patron in the chair right next to me.  The woman–a crack addict, I’d guess, based on her appearance–held more than … Continue reading

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