Trying My Hand at Working at the Local Coffeeshop

All the cool kids are doing it so I thought I’d give it a try.  It’s a lot harder than you might think.  I actually found the coffeeshop that I’d like to work out of – beautiful location, nice inside and out, shopping nearby (hey, it helps), friendly people, not too crowded.  Of course, their internet was down and thus useless to me.  Then I headed over to Chipotle to pick up lunch and figured I’d get online after that.  Nope.  Again, the internet is down.

So now I’m sitting outside at one of the lovely Starbucks sitting on their gorgoeous covered patio.  Of course, there’s also 8 other tables of talking, smoking people.  But hey, no worries, I have my earbuds and some iTunes radio to get me through.  And a nearby outlet. Total score.

I’m thinking that I might like to try this at least once a week now.  One of my online friends says that she actually wrote her first book at a local coffeeshop.  And hey, I’ve got a book that I want to work on, so why not, right?

I will ask that you ignore any typos (like they’re not something you typically encounter here in my blog – ha!).  I can’t see the red squiggle out here in the sun, so if it’s not totally obvoius, I’m missing it.

This guy is out here with his dog and it’s quite funny, the dog pretty much has the run of the patio.  He’s super friendly and isn’t begging.  Instead, he’s planted himself next to a family with a pre-schooler hoping he’ll clean up.  Too cute.

I spent the entire weekend locked up inside the apartment sick.  Luckily it never really turned into anything.   I pretty much just spend the weekend either sleeping or glued to the TV.  I have to say my husband is awesome at taking care of me.  He even headed out to Jerry’s Deli to pick me up some of their awesome chicken noodle soup.

The perks of being sick: you get to sleep all you want without judgment, you don’t have to cook, the hubs takes good care of you, you don’t have to wash dishes or clean anything.  The cons of being sick: no one picks up or cleans, you eventually have to do those dishes and wash those germ-infested sheets, you get really behind on work.

But hey, it’s a new day!  And on top of that, it’s a BEAUTIFUL day.  It says it’s only 59 here, but if feels much warmer than that.  Either way, I’m not complaining.

I feel like it’s been forever and that I have so much to write about, but I’m thinking that I’ll just have to leave all that for a randomness kind of post later in the week.  Until then, I think it’s time to head back home.  As nice as it is here on this patio, all the cigarette smoke (and background noise) is getting to me already.  I’d feel a bit better about my first foray into life at the other office if my first office choice had been available.  I just might have to give this another try later in the week.

Hope you’re having an awesome Tuesday as well.

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