Business #1: Verizon Store
Business #2: Coffee Bean
Business #3: n.y. & c.
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Verizon Store - While I don't go to the Verizon Store too often, I went just recently to get a new phone. In the past it would be easy to say I can live without that product, but I've never had a smartphone before and in this fast-paced world, it feels almost necessary. In the classroom, I have noticed that even some of my most electronically prehistoric teachers have offered classroom assignments that give an advantage to those with access to the internet in the palm of their hands, and I'm excited about being a part of that now.
Coffee Bean - Every week in the fall, I have band rehearsal. It usually starts at 4 p.m., a mere 44 minutes after school, on a Friday. All week I go home and have a snack right after school, so on those Fridays I am so hungry when the final bell rings, yet there is seemingly no time to go get food. That's where The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf next to the high school comes in handy. I can usually get there before the big rush of partying students stops by, and I'm out of there with a pastry and a hot chocolate with about 23 minutes to spare. Without this, my blood sugar would be so low at the end of the three hour rehearsal that I probably wouldn't be able to stand up straight.
n.y. & c. - This pizzeria in Wilshire Boulevard is home to some really great pizza, which is a food I can't live without. Also, I often go there before being entertained at the Broad Stage a few blocks south. Such great performances are too good to miss any of, so I place my trust in the pizzeria to provide swift and timely service, which it always provides. It's easy to sit down, order a slice, and be out of there in about 15 minutes with a full stomach and a smile on my face. That smile may be because I'm about to see a great show, but it is probably because of the pizza.
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