Monday, April 16, 2012

Was that a video poker machine at the coffee shop?

Normally, I blog at the end of the day, but I'm going to do it early today.

I've decided to start my weeks off with a caramel frappachino. The last time I did that on a Monday, I had a very productive day. I'll start my week by putting myself in a good mood!

Since we don't have a Starbucks in this forsaken town (we're a college town too!), there are two places that do qualify as coffee shops. For some reason I've never really liked the frappachinos at one of them. It's a shame.

I do have to tell you about the one that I do like. It's owned by a couple from an Asian or island nation. I won't try to guess where exactly because I am sure to be wrong.

In addition to making the best blended caramel macchiato in town, they also make the best kolaches in my opinion. (Except they were out them this morning, and I got a danish that I should not have gotten for numerous reasons. I'm not sure how long it had been there, and when she took it to the back to microwave it, the cream cheese did strange things. The how long it had been there part gets to the part of the shop that sort of concerns me.)

Back to my point, in addition to the best frappachino and kolache in town, it is also the place to buy your fake Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses, cheap rhinestone bling iPhone covers, sundresses, knock-off purses, gaudy hair accessories and glass products.

The place seems to be clean, but it's piled with stuff. And cheap foil spinny things hang from the otherwise modern light fixtures. It's just kind of tacky. Ok, not kind of, it is tacky.

Today, when I left, I noticed a new addition near the door -- what appeared to be two video poker or nickel slot machines. I was on my way out, so didn't inspect, but I do know what a video poker machine looks like.

I'm just kind of wondering where I'm going to get my frappachino when the place gets busted for illegal gambling machines and selling knock offs.

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