Saturdays at Andrini’s


My weekly pilgrimage to Andrini’s started because I needed internet.  And community.  I slung my 7 pound computer onto my back and trekked to the local coffee shop.  I wandered through the farmer’s market as they were setting up.  I paid my bills and then found some conversations I wanted to join online.  I ran into people I knew.  I came back the next week.  And the week after that.  And the week after that.  Last week I finally brought money for farmer’s market and brought home copious amounts of basil, among other things. Thank you SLO Grown Produce for the pesto sale.

I have a new genius phone that keeps me connected at home, but I still come.  I’m in search of community.  I have a tendency to want to hide in my house, but I dream of sitting around coffee (or beer) and talking about the things that matter.  Big thoughts and ideas, sometimes I wonder how to make it happen, sometimes I wonder if I’m ready or if I’d like to keep my ideas in the safety of print.  Every Saturday, I just keep coming.  Wanna come?

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sailonhome
    May 05, 2012 @ 12:36:00

    I used to watch Cheer’s on TV. Where everyone knows your name. I liked that verse of the song. I want a place where everyone knows my name.

    For a season, that was church. Anytime I walked through the door, everyone greeted me and it didn’t matter how i was dressed or talked. I felt welcome. In 2000 we moved to California and it took years to form community. And so far, it mostly happens at Star Bucks. St. Arbucks is what I affectionately refer to it as. This is where I talk to strangers about things worth talking about. God, real estate, writing books, life.

    I could ask myself, why can’t I find that in church? But I’m not going to waste my time judging the culture. I just want to visit someplace where people know my name and remember how I like my coffee. There is life by the sea. But you have to leave your apartment to go find it.

    Keep writing princess


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