One of my favorite things to do is to go sit outside at Starbucks and read. Read for fun, not for school. It is just such a great atmosphere. Yes I know there are plenty of better coffee houses the ultimate chain of Starbucks but it is the most convenient for me with outside seating. I wish Ft. Worth had more hole in the wall coffee houses. I like to go either on my own or with a friend. Alison (who still has not guest blogged on here as she promised) and I both love the Starbucks ritual. Whenever we are being unproductive (which can be often) and just want to go read or chat we usually head to Starbucks. We went last night and the weather was perfect...surprisingly cool. As I'm reading (and now listening to my new iPod) I also love to people watch. I probably watch and listen to their conversations far more than I should or is polite. I love trying to figure out what people's stories are, who they are their with, what they are doing, etc. Sometimes people just start random conversations with you which is fun. Alison briefly talked with 3 Italian men last night because she is taking Italian. She is better and starting conversations with strangers than I am. I could probably do a whole series on my blog about the people I see at Starbucks. I hate it when I am too busy to get my Starbucks fix.