In an effort to actually get lots of work done and minimise any procrastinating, I decided to spend the day at a pub drinking [mostly] non alcoholic drinks, listening to music and finally finish some pieces I had been writing on for a while. I managed to complete all that and even more and this may just be the way to go. I have however spent far too much time twittering and for once I’m actually on top of my RSS feeds!
There are some things I’ve realised during the day:
- Secluded outside area + sunshine + comfy chairs + wi-fi + outside plugs to charge laptops [well, using the one from the heater which wasn’t in use] + parasol = Do I need to say any more?!
- Going to the pub on your own isn’t all that great when you need to go to the toilet as it involves packing laptop, charger and everything else in the bag just to come back to someone else sitting on the table in the corner with the perfect overview of the whole area.
- Sitting alone listening to music on headphones typing on a laptop seems to indicate that I want someone talking to me. I don’t. Especially not when it’s drunk people.
- One worded, uninterested replies does not seem to indicate I have no interest in the above people’s life stories. Really, I don’t in any shape or form. Fuck off.
- Other people on their own seem to think it’s acceptable to just stare. And I mean literally just stare without even breaking it when I look at them and there’s eye contact. I’m all for watching other people, just don’t stare at me!
- Staying at the pub for more than just a few hours means the staff are actually nice enough to just bring me a new drink to the table when I’ve finished one.
- The Club Ciabatta at the Hope Tab is amazing!
- Reading BILDblog.de is very addictive!
- Going to a pub you’ve been going to for years is a bad idea if you’ve been going there with friends or, worse, boyfriends. Running into an old boyfriend at 8pm on a Thursday evening while sitting alone at a table listening to music and drinking coke isn’t the best thing to do!
- Going to a pub half this town seems to go to involves running into old colleagues. Which is not all bad I suppose. On a sidenote, I don’t really know that many people in this town, but lately I seem to be running into someone every time I’m in town.
- Spending over seven hours in the pub can cost less than £10. You have got to love Wetherspoon pubs!