Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Currently Working From: Wilde Roast

I love this place, it's definitely one of my favorites to work from. They have plenty of comfy couches and chairs, a fireplace, lots of electrical outlets so I can plug in my laptop, free parking and they actually know how to make a cup of regular coffee. I can't even go to Caribou or Dunn Bros anymore because they completely burn their coffee and its disgusting. And I love supporting indie spots like Wilde Roast Cafe rather than lame chains.

The cafe is named after Oscar Wilde, the popular 19th Century playwright. Wilde lived much of his life in England, although he was Irish. He was a man with eccentric tastes that were ahead of his time; he favored velvet breeches and peacock feathers. Wilde enjoyed poking fun at the Victorian society in his two most famous plays: An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, both written in 1893. He died in 1900 from what he called "the love that dare not speak its name."

Oscar has some pretty fantastic quotes - here are just a few:

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

"I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability."
"Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays."

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."

"At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets."

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