I was at Analog Coffee on Thanksgiving morning (remember their "educational" video?) because the coffeeshop closer to my house was closed and I needed a blast of energy to get me through the weird, long, starchy, obligatory, food-filled day ahead. As I was waiting for my coffee, I thought I saw something out the window.
It almost looked like a shirtless man was standing in the cold smoking a bowl.
"Is that a man across the street wearing almost nothing and smoking a bowl?" I said to a friend.
"That is what that is," she said.
Not only was he shirtless, he was wearing shorts in November. And he was shoeless. He had just stepped out to get a little not-fresh air. He was just huffing and puffing away. I must have seen him take 10 hits. Inhaling, exhaling, inhaling, exhaling...
We all deal with the holidays in our own way. It was the most Seattle thing I've seen all week.