I just learned that its NaBloPoMo! (National Blog Posting Month) Even if you too did not know it was NaBloPoMo, aren't you glad to know now? If just to say it out loud?
Each day, a writing prompt is posted. I'm going to jump on the bandwagon even though we're 10 days in already. Today's prompt is:
What is your secret (or not-so-secret) passion?
I would like to reveal a secret passion. My not-so-secret passions have been gabbed about enough here I think. I mean, come on, for one, I have jackets for my feet!
One of my other passions, which might not be that much of a secret, is that I love to people watch. "People watch" written together like that is a verb, right? It doesn't sound correct to say that I love to watch people. That sounds a bit creepy.
So yeah. Some people go to the mall to shop or "hook up" (teenagers!). I go to people watch. Some people like to hit museums and get all cultured. I usually find the people more interesting than the exhibits. Restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, boring meetings - all fertile ground!
In that sense, my moonlighting job as a crossing guard is wonderfully indulging. When I'm not escorting the little people across the street, I'm watching the motorists. Some are harried, probably late for work. Some are eating and/or drinking. Multi-tasking moms on cell phones, burley city employees in fashionable (moreso than mine!) orange vests, sleepy parents driving kids to school, friendly waving strangers, grumpy commuters, rebellious motorcyclists in their biker leather glory, young dangerous-looking guys, and we can't forget the occassional traffic cop - I watch the watchers too.
And this is why I also enjoy reading blogs so much. It's just another form of people watching. Watching from the inside.
What's your (PG-13) secret passion?