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Daily 6-15

So it's currently 4:42 pm and I'm writing this while sitting in a little coffee house called Nani's Coffee. Nice little place, free wireless 'net, good coffee and some sort of mango merengue pie that I'm eating right now. I think I might be in heaven. : )

Add to all of that, I'm almost done with the last of the two books that I brought with me out here and am wondering what I'm going to be spending the rest of my time on while I'm out here.

Wow that pie was yummy. :)

I can't help but wonder how old that girl is… sitting 2 tables away, really chiseled facial features, using a little dell laptop. She always goes outside to use her phone when I'm here… odd, considering she was using it indoors as I walked in… People watching… that's one of the best things I've found to do here. There are certainly enough people to watch around here. The front of this store is all glass so I get to watch lots and lots of pedestrians walk by. It's funny how many more people here decide to walk than in albuquerque. Mostly I would guess it has to do with the fact that even though there is a larger population here than in Albuquerque, it is stretched over a much much smaller area of land. Therefore it is a much more walkable city than Albuquerque. If you wanted to walk from one end of town to the other here, you could do it in a day. Trying to do that in Albuquerque might not only get you mugged, but you'd definetly need a new pair of running shoes after you were done.

The Bay Area's Jazz radio station is currently playing above my head and doing nothing that I would call jazz. A) it's in spanish. B)it's mexican folk music. Oh well, at least the techno station sticks to actual techno.

This looks like it's going to be a long post. You'll live… I'm sure there's something interesting to you in here somewhere.
The cute girl is leaving now. Packing up her laptop and chugging the rest of her coffee like it's going out of style. Wow. That's a serious drinking habit she's got there. I wonder if I'll ever get around to actually finding the guts to talk to her… not likely. If she does have a car, she doesn't drive it to here so she probably lives close. She's been here every day that I have been so far. Maybe I'll grow some guts later this week.

I also can't help noticing how there are more mass transit vehicles here than anywhere else I've ever seen. Including Japan. A bus goes by the front of this coffee shop at least once a minute, at all times of day. Some of them are the "zero emissions" busses that run on the electricity from the wires over the street, some of them are double length propane engines… Albuquerque might eventually get it's collective head out of it's collective ass long enough to get around to doing something like the BART. (Bay Area Rapid Transit) That might be a few years though.

The thing that I need to figure out though is simply this: Do I want to move out here? And if I do end up moving out here, do I want to go through all the hassle of getting my car out here, or do I just want to say "fuck it" and sell it so I can afford to get a new one when the need arises. Living out here I wouldn't really need a car like I do in Albuquerque. The city is small enough that I could doubtless find a job within walking distance of wherever I ended up staying. I just don't know if there are actually any school options out here that would suit me any better than UNM or NM Tech. Well, I guess that's my mission for this week then. Find out about school options here.

That's probably enough of my rambling for today… I'm going to go read a book for a while.

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