taking a leap. or more of a hop. or sort of an aimless wander, really ...

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Yesterday, since it was Leap Day, I decided that I wanted to commemorate those extra 24 hours by doing Something I'd Never Done Before.  I thought it would be really cool if, the next time I did the Something I'd Never Done Before, I could think to myself, "Heeey ... I remember the first time I did this ... it was a partly cloudy day, Leap Day 2012 ..." and then I would slip into a blissful reverie, dreaming of simpler times gone by.

It was a good plan.  The problem was that I came up with this plan far too late to pick something truly out-of-the-ordinary.  So, instead, I visited Catalina Coffee.  People had raved to me about Catalina on Twitter in the past, and it's been around for 5 years now, but I had never been.  I figured it was high time.

Besides, I've been known to get moony over a good chai tea, so why the hell not?

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barista marc, who I quickly discovered is a solid photographer himself

barista marc, who I quickly discovered is a solid photographer himself

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I'm pleased to report that Catalina is a lovely place, and makes a really awesome chai tea latte.  I didn't stay very long -- a half hour, maybe -- but it was long enough to enjoy its chill atmosphere.  I'll definitely be back.

And you know what? Even though I didn't come up with an outrageous idea, I sort of liked the thought of challenging myself to do something I'd never done before.  I don't know that I could do it every day, but maybe I could pick one random date in a year -- April 21st, say, or some other day -- and call that Try Something New Day.  Or something.  Maybe we all could.

What do you think?

Song:  Oh Ndio by Just a Band.  Just a Band is a group from Kenya, and I looked up what "Ndio" means on the internet -- it's apparently Kiswahili for "Yes."  Perfect.