Slice o’ life. Free WiFi at Muddy’s Coffeehouse, next to campus. Reading Samuel Johnson for my course on eighteenth-century lit. Classic rock on the shop’s satellite radio: the Doors, Heart, Tom Petty, 38 Special, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band. Members of the KCMO Police Department Tactical Response Team come in for some java, playing air guitar. Light snow falling outside.
You know it’s time to go when ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” comes on for the second time.
I completely envy you. My coffee shop has the smallest parking lot imaginable. I mean, you can fit about 3 cars in it. And the two access points face the two busiest streets in town.
And there’s no free wifi.