Peering out of the windows of my new hang-out, a coffee shop that
just opened in my neighborhood. Guess who is going to get ALL of
my disposable income from now on?
GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].
I think I mentioned to you a few months ago (in November to be precise) that three banks opened in my neighborhood within one week of each other — the first banks I’ve seen within 10 blocks of my apartment. This was really good, since one of those bank branches is mine (not that I have any money to speak of, except for the minimum necessary to allow me to cash checks written by my pet care clients). But that was simply the harbinger of better things to come because I have been watching a store on the corner which was being set up as a coffee shop — IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD! Wow, ain’t gentrification grand? Anyway, it just opened and I am sitting in this coffee shop at this precise moment, and have learned that they have free wifi — not even starbux offers that — and my coffee shop also has wonderful coffee (yes, in NYC! Shocking, isn’t it?) and it is cheaper than starbux coffee, too. They also have yummy cookies and they even have a menu .. an odd menu, to be sure (pancakes for dinner? oh well, whatever. Pancakes are comfort food for some people). So I am sitting here on a tall stool in front of the huge windows, looking east over my ‘hood at the gathering clouds, and having a great time! I mean, the only thing I could ask for at this moment in time is either a panda bear, or a man who likes hugs from time to time, and who reads lots of books or newspapers so I can write my blog in peace between hugs.
UPDATE: Oh, my gawd, the good news keeps getting better. I just learned that this coffee shop is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week! Be still, my beating heart, before I have a joy-triggered heart attack! But I noticed that they do not have a bathroom, and was ready to feel bad about that, when I realized that this place is located next door to a McDonald’s. *Whew* problem averted. I am back to being blissfully happy again.