This Place is Everything that is Annoying about Boulder.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 31, 2010
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The Feng Shui is Whack

I’m not sure what my favorite thing is about this review: that the critique of the supposedly hippie-dippy-high-as-a-kite Boulder, Colorado café is highlighted by the charge that Atlas Purveyor is crowded (surely, a sign of success and doing things right for any business?) or that it’s Feng Shui is Whack.

If you’re going to take down something for being high-as-a-kite n’ hippie-dippy, best leave your nominal understanding of the art of ancient Chinese spacial relationships out of it?

It’s brrrrilliant: made my day—particularly considering that Atlas posted it, with good humor, right in the middle of their huge chalkboard community events and art wall.

“This Place is Everything that is Annoying about Boulder.” All I gotta say is Yelp needs a fourth category, for Awesome:


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “This Place is Everything that is Annoying about Boulder.”

  1. boulder kid says:

    woah, i am totally everything that is annoying about boulder…….

  2. Hunh. I was born and raised, until I was 13 at least, in Boulder, and personally speaking Atlas represents both the best of old Boulder—it's community focused, unpretentious, warm, generous, eco, creative—and new. Brand-new. It's easy to stereotype Boulder—or, for that matter, the midwest, or Brooklyn, or SF, LA etc…but the facts of life in any city or town are known only to those who take the time to swim beneath the surface.

    IMHO, Boulder's still worth it. That said, it's a battle.

  3. Amen. A sense of humor, good service, creativity, killer Americanos, Topo Ranch hosting my dog next door…it's my new fave.

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