This Tuesday I got to spend the day with Lea, my former co-worker from HomeGoods. The funny thing is that when we worked together we would often come into work wearing the same color shirt. It happened on this day and we even had matching dark denim pants. We laughed it off as we always do. The first place we went to was Oxford Exchange. We planned to eat there as well, but their food was pricey. We ordered coffee from the coffee bar and proceeded to look at all the books. There was one that caught my eye. It was a large coffee table book called "Power and Style: A World History of Politics and Dress". Being the history enthusiast that I am, I found the book to be insightful and it was filled with vivid photographs. It definitely found a spot on my wish list. After we looked at the books we decided we were hungry so we went to Ybor City, the historic district, and chose to eat at The Bricks. We ordered their bean burgers. It was her first time eating a vegetarian burger and she loved it! We decided to walk to The Blind Tiger Cafe from The Bricks because it was only a few blocks away. This was our second round of coffee. We just couldn't help ourselves. We were supposed to visit Henry B. Plant Museum after we ate and drank coffee, but by the time we finished, it was roughly 4:30 p.m. The museum closes at 5:00 p.m. Whenever her and I get together we talk about going to a museum and it never seems to happen for us. It's a shame, but I have hope that one day we will! I've been to Henry B. Plant Museum several times, I even booked a photo shoot there several years ago to take a couple's engagement photographs, but never have I experienced the museum aspect of the University. We ended our day together with macarons at La Macaron French Pastries. We each ordered three and we divided all of them in half so we could taste all six.
On an unrelated note, here are a few updates:
- I finally purchased a Kindle Paperwhite and I will write a review on it soon.
- I had an interview at Starbucks on Monday and this morning I was offered the job. My training starts next week.
- My Game of Thrones obsession isn't going anywhere any time soon.
- I've developed a new reading style. Simply put, I never used to read two books at the same time, but now that I own an e-reader, I've decided I will read two at the same time. One fiction, one non-fiction at all times.