Lobby Live Blog: Healdsburg Edition

October 11, 2012 • Culture Dept.

I’ve got a few minutes before my Next Big Thing, so I thought I’d experiment with some live-blogging from the hotel espresso bar of H2 in Healdsburg, CA.

07:48

Today, it seems the baby boom all discovered bicycles – simultaneously. I’ve never seen so many people in their 60s clad in cycling gear.

 07:50

Now they’re discussing yoga moves. A woman is trying to describe a position to another but she is at a loss for words. The other keeps throwing animal names at her: preying mantis, eel, newt, snake, cobra. Cobra! That’s it. She “knew it was something slimy.”

 07:52

The self-appointed “cool guy” is wearing a cap printed with a chili pepper pattern.

 07:53

The cobra woman has ascertained that the coffee tables must have been finished with Tung Oil. I had to look it up. Fortunately, my query “tongue oil” was politely clarified by Google, “Did you mean Tung Oil?” Yes, Google, I must’ve, silly me.

 07:59

Ted is apparently missing. So are Mark and Lisa. Hmm. Sounds like the plot of a French film.

 08:06

The wine word of the day is “crush.” There’s apparently a dance that goes with it.

 

Here’s the chili head guy.

 08:08

A dude is suggesting a stopover at the “Hand Fan Museum.” Crickets.

 09:19

Am told the guy with the ponytail had described his new cycling shoes as “Buttah.”

That’s it, I’m out…

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