Sunday, June 10, 2012
A SPECIAL GUEST FROM TENNESSEE ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
It was a taste of Southern Charm at 7th and Montana yesterday as fellow Blogger Sonya made the scene from Tennessee. To be honest, I was a bit nervous when I heard that she would be visiting Our Favorite Starbucks. Not that I was in any way apprehensive about meeting Sonya, but -- heaven help us -- I was afraid 7th and Montana would be a Loon-Free Zone during her visit. "Just watch," I said, "It'll be like that classic Looney Tunes episode with Michigan J. Frog, the cartoon frog who sings Ragtime Favorites when no one's really looking and then -- when he has an audience -- he just croaks like any other frog." But, of course, those fears were unfounded. Within minutes, Sonya called my attention to a Japanese tourist at the table next to ours. "Looks like you have some competition," she said. The tourist, a young woman in her mid-twenties, was snapping pictures at an alarming rate. She also looked like she'd been caught in an explosion at the "Hello Kitty" factory. Moments later, Rigolatte -- known for locking himself in the restroom at Our Favorite Starbucks and belting out Opera Tunes for hours on end -- wandered by muttering incoherently. As for Sonya, she took it all in stride. You can read her version of our encounter here: The Mellow Pages. Meanwhile, stay tuned. More surprise visitors are making their way to 7th and Montana 'even as we speak' ...!