So in keeping contact with him, we met up in a super trendy, recently opened coffee shop to talk shop; giving career advice, catching up, and swapping stories about our analytical chemistry lives. The sister store of Baked & Wired in Georgetown, A Baked Joint, in the Mt. Vernon Square area of DC, offers freshly baked breads and a wide variety of coffee and teas, all in a beautifully open space, complete with an open kitchen. I've been told the breakfast biscuits are the must-get item, but that'll have to be for another time. In my sickly state, I only ordered a jasmine tea.
Apologies for the plagiarism, but these photos were taken from A Baked Joint's instagram, found here:
It was a nice change of pace, getting out of Northern Virginia and seeing someone outside of my normal circle. He heavily emphasized not becoming stuck in the job I have now and pursuing the career if it was what I really wanted to do, so I'll be sure to keep that in mind when I decide to change jobs. Also, I might have to start to take my tea presented as they do. I have a glass teapot and I thought I had a small wooden tray. If not, that's always something I can find at a nearby Goodwill.
Currently listening to: "Fire and the Flood" Vance Joy