Some call this “Hell Week,” in reference to the insane amount of all-nighters, papers, and projects leading up to finals. I on the other hand would like call this an opportunity to practice stamina.
Chrissy and I both felt overwhelmed with work last night, so we escaped. We brought our laptops and our to-do list minds and settled into Leotah’s Place in Kensington.
Despite it being only my second time at Leotah’s, it somehow reminded me of home. As we walked in, a table of 8 women were knitting and talking over tea. In the next room were a few people hunched over their computers listening to music and typing furiously into their keyboards. Then, pushing back a little bit more and through a waterfall of beads, sat a couple on their first date.
Chrissy and I awkwardly sat down at our table and overheard the making of blissful conversation from the couple a few tables away. We decidedly plowed away at homework and swapped music suggestions as is tradition. Here was me stalling on homework, playing around on Photobooth.
For newbies to Leotah’s, it is a quaint little cafe with coffee, tea, sandwiches and desserts. There is nothing terribly out of the ordinary, except low prices and comfy atmosphere. My favorite part is the wall of beads one must walk through to enter the last room. I often like to go through this passageway unnecessarily and make feeble attempts at creating the sound of wind chimes.
You’ve got to be a kid sometimes. Runaway to grab coffee, have good people around, and play in some beads if it makes you’re heart happy.