Pushing the envelope

We actually did something interesting today. It happened at 0-skunk-30 and it was Mouse’s idea. “Meet me at 7 AM at the corner of Soule and Lutz and we’ll walk from there.” Mouse is a responsible young adult who can “do” 7 AM if she needs to but she doesn’t usually *schedule* events at that time.

But meet we did. Actually I walked all the way from the Landfill, approximately 1.75 miles in the pitch black of a mid-October morning. And that’s how we came to eat breakfast at the Selma Cafe. It is a volunteer-run breakfast salon serving locally sourced food cooked by local chefs most Friday mornings. It opens at 6:30 and if you don’t get there by 7, you may have to wait for a seat.

I have known about the cafe for years but, being an introvert, The idea of showing up for breakfast at some stranger’s house at 0-skunk-30 was more than a bit intimidating. Boy was I wrong! I mean I was still a little nervous and acting like the introvert that I am. But the volunteers and the other guests were all friendly and the food was outstanding (for me, apple/maple crepes with bacon and salad). And coffee.

We’ll go back, I think. In fact, we’ll probably go back in a few weeks. Because when the GG got into Garth mode and started walking around poking his nose into the kitchen, etc., he ran into a co-worker. She was a guest this morning but in a few weeks, she will be one of the chefs. In another life, I could see myself volunteering there. As an “Indian”, not a chef. Not this year though.

I wonder if my name tag (KW) will still be on the wall when we go back…

2 Responses to “Pushing the envelope”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That sounds awesome!! I love those kind of places and also stretching myself, although I have to be dragged kicking and screaming sometimes. 😉

  2. Tonya Watkins Says:

    Yum, that sounds like an outstanding breakfast! And what an interesting concept!