Hate to say it, but I may need to find a new coffee shop or change my habits. Irwin's has just been too cramped and noisy for me to want to spend much time there lately; there's also a staffer who remind me of an old employee in a way that stands on my last nerve. Add to that the fact that they don't provide wireless internet (thought I can occasionally piggyback on a nearby signal) and it's just not working for me most of the time. Not that they're doing a thing wrong; business is booming. If I were smart, I'd just learn to use the espresso maker salvaged from my former upstairs neighbors. Whatever the case, it's hardly something that can be categorized as a "problem"—I'm just annoyed easily.
barlow_girl is off for Los Angeles for a few days for work. I'm not a fan of good-byes, but at least it's not for long and I was already pretty well booked for the time she's away.