Why on God’s green Earth would MS change the location of display settings when it created Vista?!?! “hmmm, you know – display settings just seemed too logical. Let’s rename it Personalization just to confuse the hell out of everyone.”
At a coffee shop (still Thunderbird), and they’re playing Morrissey. I can hear it through my earplugs. Shoot me now.
before we found our current digs in allendale, we were looking across burnet at the crestview neighborhood. i think overall it fits in more w/ our type of vibe. i was psyched on it as a new coffeehouse, thunderbird coffee, opened up on w. koenig – right in the heart of the neighborhood. it seemed cool, eclectic – the type of hipster place that has become stereotypical of coffee places where people set up shop w/ their laptops, headphones. i’d basically spent the majority of my grad school career in a variety of coffeehouses around austin defined by such clientele, albeit the student variety, so i figured this would be a good fit. i only managed to hang out there once or twice before my daughter was born, and since she’s been born – well, let’s say that my kitchen and dining room table now define my coffee spot.
anyway, now that i’m no longer at work and exploring some other options (and most especially since my internet is down while it’s being upgraded to 6mbps dsl) i figured i’d spend the rest of the morning here. i won’t spend any more time here after today, though. this place sucks.
let me back off a sec to say that the decor is fine, the food is good, the coffee is good, the people hanging out fit the picture. i’m not too keen on the staff. not sure what i expected really, maybe i’m just in another stage of my life now, but the hipster douche attitude i received when ordering my food kind of ticked me off. whatever, that’s the way it is i guess. i sit down at my table to find it’s dirty as all get out. well, maybe the last person at this table was just dirty – surely they clean here nightly. the flies hanging out at the adjacent window told me how wrong i was. i went to plug my computer into the outlet in the corner – there are big fat bread crumbs and other assorted debris on the floor behind the corner table. there is a fine layer of dust and dirt covering the entire floor, in fact. now that i look closer all of the tables are dirty. my chair is broken, too. this place sucks. it sucks and it’s dirty. hopefully they’ll get their act together, and hopefully this loud bastard at the next table will pipe down soon.