I slacked again as far as writing frequently, but I’m not really that sorry about it. My excuse was that I was out living life. I’m sure the topic of weather seems just about exhausted by this point but seriously, my goodness! I don’t think I’ve ever been so contented in the middle of March in Burlington. I mean, look at this forecast – and this is even cooler than what it actually ended up being!
I was actually able to wear dresses three consistent days in a row. Life is grand. Now if only UVM decided to actually be eco-friendly and turn off the heat. Really though, how much sense does this make? It was obviously going to be outrageously warm for at least 4/5 days in a row, yet UVM – a school that constantly boasts about being one with the environment and saving the planet – we waste absurd amounts of energy keeping the heat on during these insane heat waves! Not only does it waste money, but we as students are melting. Seriously, I do not find it appealing at all to be sitting in class trying to learn while I start to sweat balls because heat is blasting at me in the 80+ degree weather. Let’s use our noggins’, people. Now, I could understand if they wouldn’t turn the heat off for one hot day, but if we know in advance of multiple days, we really should try and penny pinch, the trees will thank us.
I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I’m asking you sir, at the top of my lungs – that thing! That horrible thing that I see! What’s that thing you’ve made out of my truffula tree?
If you guys haven’t been able to see “The Lorax” yet, I highly recommend it. I saw it with my sisters over spring break in 3D and it did not disappoint; and I was an avid The Lorax reader, so I would pretty much call myself a scholar. Yeahup. I also want these bears as pets to snuggle:
I’ve been making some progress on the coffeehouse hunt, too. To aid those who actually care about this kind of stuff, and for me for future reference, I decided to be legitimate about this. I just fiddled around on excel for a solid 20 minutes trying to make a pretty chart, but I will call this a fail. If anyone knows how to skillfully work their way around, I would love to learn =) For the time being, I’ll just do a make-shift chart-thing here. Don’t worry, I’m still not super far along, so the list will definitely be growing.
Name Muddy Waters Uncommon Grounds Radio Bean
Drink Mocha *** Mocha **** Raspberry Italian Soda *****
Atmosphere Super cozy, nice seats Brighter Upbeat, very social
” ” Lighting to read by Smaller tables Arrangement of seats, outdoors
” ” **** *** *****
Clientele Medley *** Medley *** Performers ****
” ” Studiers, Gossipers Studiers, Readers Music Lovers
” ” Hangers, Chess Players Dates, Chess Players Eccentric, Friendly
Music Coffee Shop Jams **** Coffee Shop Jams *** Live Awesome Mixture *****
I didn’t put price down because it seems like drinks in this area are all relatively the same unless you’re getting something extravagant or alcoholic.
It’s probably pretty obvious which one is my favorite so far. I actually went to Radio Bean two days in a row so I missed out on trying another shop, it was that good! I took my boyfriend there though and he commented on how he would never get anything done there with all the noise and music and distractions, which is more than true. I happen to have an extraordinary talent where I am capable of tuning out virtually everything around me in order to do homework and read wherever I want – I think it’s a talent acquired from being in a family of 6 with many, many animals and humans constantly running about. So, I have no issue reading a book and planning a paper while artists are performing to adoring friends [and fans], but take heed if you don’t share the same capacity. If you want a place to study a book or read, go to Muddy Waters. If you want a place to do homework that is more like a desk atmosphere, then I recommend heading to Uncommon Grounds. They all have their niche which makes them unique and enjoyable, so get out there and soak in the culture!
Well, my computer is dying, so it looks like I’m signing off. Ten-four.