I went to the bank this morning to change my details (thankfully I can keep the same account I've had in Washington DC) and was surprised that, at 8:55am, there was little traffic of any kind. No cars, no people. I walked into the Sufficient Grounds coffee shop across the street and there was no line for my hot chocolate. The baristo said there was only one other SG coffee shop in the city. I lied and said I just moved to LR from San Francisco and he gave me a sympathetic look. I made the same observations to the bank officer and she said that it was always like that. Given that my bank account is in Washington DC she assumed that that's where I moved from - oh yes, Little Rock is so quiet! she exclaimed. Since MoBob and I are such homebodies it won't make such a big difference for us but it was a little unnerving to walk around downtown.
On September 16th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Sounds a lot like Walnut Creek. The entire town rolls up the carpet around 9:00 p.m. and there's no night life. Mornings start off slowly, too. Still, there's something refreshing about that slower, leisurely pace of life. Unlike D.C., where everyone is born to be first and no one gives a damn about anyone but themselves. Constant motion and noise and little or nothing to show for it. (Okay, okay, I admit: I'm jaded and I hate D.C. So, shoot me.)
Anyway--it appears you're settling in nicely in Little Rock. When does MoBob arrive?