Thursday, November 5, 2009

At the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

This just in: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Manoa Market is playing Christmas music.

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

It's been pointed out before, but it's worth repeating how that song turns Santa into a horror movie creep.

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness' sake

Or what? Oh no! Actually, that reminds me of what was probably the funniest skit in short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, where Chris Hansen catches Santa Claus on his To Catch a Predator series.

Anyway, the point is, it's November 5 and they're already playing Christmas music in Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Pop Christmas music, no less. *Sigh.* What am I even doing in a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, sitting back in the leather couch and sipping my chai tea latte with my work MacBook Pro in my lap? I should be at home diving into my shiny new Dragon Age: Origins on my home PC. November 5--my application deadline was 5:00 pm today, and I am pleased to say that I submitted the application with a whole 117 seconds to spare. And now I am free! Free, in theory, to play DAO. So why am I here?

I am somewhat ashamed though mostly baffled to admit it, but I am here because of the Housemate. He works better here than at home, and I found I kind of do as well, so we've been coming here all week to work on our applications. But since his application isn't due until tomorrow, here we are. I'm here to provide moral and grammar/punctuation support. When I could be gaming. Jeez, what has become of me?

But it's cozy here (a clean, well-lighted place?), I've got my hot chai tea latte, and I'm aimlessly blogging. Feeling pretty good for now. DAO can wait until the weekend. This weekend is going to be fun.

This post was brought to you by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Have I plugged you enough yet? Please replenish your supply of the spiced honey apple cider already!


Hezabelle said...

Are you and Housemate cozy too?

Eleni said...

Yeah, I guess we're pretty cozy.

Sebastian said...

*nudges Eleni*

I've always wondered when/if Chris Rea starts performing Driving Home For Christmas -- I mean, if he's touring in Russia, then he could perform that mid-summer right?

But if he's in the USA... he probably can't start before December...

Eleni said...

Had to look up that song... Yeah, he'd have to wait at least until November, here. I say there shouldn't be any Christmas stuff--songs, merchandise, decorations, etc.--until after Thanksgiving (which falls the last Thursday in November in the U.S.). But it's inevitable that things will start getting Christmasy by the beginning of November. *Sigh* What can you do?

Anonymous said...

I love me a bit of Christmas... I don't mind if it starts early!

Eleni said...

It did kind of get me in a nice Christmasy mood, but then realizing that the holiday is still far away was a disappointment.