During my days looking for employment daily and practising engineering & architectural stuff, I sometimes head to a coffee shop. There’s one close by called Good Earth. Nice surroundings, nice enough people. The coffee’s not fantastic – a bit on the weak side – but good enough. Free refill. Good scones. I commented to a server that the music playing was good. Then, 10 minutes later, a person in the back turned it to something else – “You’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good,” repeated the lyrics over and over and over and … <sigh> I left. I used to go to Starbucks (MMDS), but there are so many flies there that it makes it impossible to concentrate on anything I’m doing. The coffee is always good. Yesterday I went to the Starbucks downtown. Also good coffee. I once waited about 20 minutes for a coffee at The Penny Coffee House. Good coffee, nice enough surroundings, but so busy that it took forever. I couldn’t complain because the staff are all working full-tilt. But sometimes it’s just nicer to sit at home and continue working. Cheaper, too, for someone not employed. Unfortunately, staying in the house all day makes the day drag on.