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October 27, 2002
Carlos Coffee Shop, Sunday afternoon:

“What are you studying?”
“Psychology: psychometrics” [the science of measuring mental capacities and processes, says the Concise Oxford].
“Easier to study here?”
“I’ve got three kids at home,” she says. “And hard to stop myself from being distracted by straightening a picture… taking out the laundry. But at night we all sit round the dining-room table with our books. The sixteen-year-old, fourteen-year-old, nine-year-old, and me.”

I’m reading about Muizenberg, wayward township-by-the-sea, in the Lifestyle magazine.

They order. “One decaf skinny latte and one ordinary skinny latte please.”

Bet the coffee’s better than at home, too.