Check out Uncommon Grounds on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis if you’re looking for an phenomenal place to study. It’s jazzy and Victorian at the same time, and if you sit by the window you can see city residents walking their dogs by the wrought iron fence and smoking cigarettes in the cold.
Elsie, Gwen, and I were sitting at one of the green velvet booths earlier today, working on finding articles and writing, when we noticed this couple sitting a few feet away. They were definitely on a first or second date; he in a nice plaid and she in a brown peacoat. We couldn't help but overhear their conversation since they were literally within reach. The couple approached the end of their time together, packed up and left, and we watched out the window as they ambled down the porch steps. He pulled her close in a slightly awkward hug and then they turned their separate ways on the sidewalk and walked away.
"She could do better than him," Gwen said right away.
"Silly man," Gwen said.