I-40 WEST AT NIGHT: 3. I had no idea how much construction was going on at night on 40 West. I suppose before I started going to school at NC State I had very little reason to ever be driving home that direction. Now that I do go to school there, and am beginning to enjoy different parts of the area after class, I am frequently finding myself stuck in the traffic. Obviously this is below a 5, but I must say it usually takes less time than I think, and now that I’m used to that I don’t get so frustrated by it. Plus, last night I had some brilliant new music to keep me entertained. Check it out (not the Brandi Carlile version I was listening to, but this one’s pretty great too…):
I rate this song a 10. Seriously incredible.
MAD HATTER’S HOT TEA: 6.
Now that I no longer have an office, but have a lot of work to get done on a daily basis, I find myself returning to the local coffee shops. I have my main office at the Panera in the Southpoint Mall, but occasionally visit my satellite offices at Weaver Street, Panera on 15-501, and Mad Hatters in Durham. At each I feel pretty guilty if I don’t order something, so I usually end up with a hot tea (serves a dual purpose, as it’s often freezing in most of these places). Weaver Street is by far the cheapest at $1.02, Panera’s next at $1.70, and Mad Hatters is by far the most expensive at $2.60something. BUT, they do have silk tea bags and a ton of choices. Plus, the giant cups like on Friends (which I always find oddly comforting). So that being said, despite the cost, the actual tea is growing on me…
FAT TIRE’S TAKEOVER OF THE TRIANGLE: 9.
I was first introduced to Fat Tire last year by Paul, and since I have had the pleasure of enjoying it many different places. Fat Tire is a beer brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company, located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s an Amber Ale that apparently is well-loved here in North Carolina, since it’s arrival in the spring. I can confidently make this statement based off of two things. 1) Popularity among my friends, and 2) the ever-increasing abundance of purple Fat Tire trucks everywhere I go. Seriously. I’ve been collecting these photos for some time, and can honestly say I’ve missed 3-5 shots in addition to these. The trucks are EVERYWHERE. Start playing the game and you’ll notice it too.
-1 because the trucks are huge and often in the way.
Headed to a corn maze scavenger hunt tonight (seriously, how could that NOT be incredible?), so until next time, just living for the tens 🙂