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Coffee

I realized I never did an entry on coffee before!  I enjoy the smell of coffee, it soothes and awakens me.  I can survive without drinking coffee for months unlike other people, but this doesn't mean I despise the drink.  Ever since I can remember, I always saw my dad drink coffee, day or night.  Somehow this might have caused me to rebel against drinking it regularly?  

In Las Vegas there's many coffee shops.  I always go to major chain coffee shops instead of small businesses.  I need to change that!  I guess I had a bad experience going to an unknown coffee shop once, it was obvious this place was imitating Starbucks.  Once I venture out more and find a nice local business I'll post an entry about it!

A coffee shop that I'm fond of is The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf across from UNLV.  I like it for its location, discounts offered to UNLV students (I'm an alumni though :-p), enough tables to merge for a study group, and my drinks are always made the way I like it!  I like ordering the Hazelnut coffee, if you prefer subtle flavored coffee, try this drink. 


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Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
If you're free tomorrow drop on by Project Pie and eat some pizza, you'll be contributing to a great cause! #ProjectBeTheChange