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