Minor problem: Sterling is a literal insane asylum. And…THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS. Last night I braved the psych ward and, about an hour in, needed to pee. The security guard politely informed me that I could either go up to the third floor or walk to Bass. Luckily this was not an urgent situation, but if I had been on the verge of peeing my pants, it could have gotten real ugly, real fast. Moral of the story: Sterling is simply not what it used to be.
Also we all now know Gheav is evil. So that very bizarre upstairs eating (?) area that was okay for the occasional late night cram sesh is now officially off limits to everyone with a soul. I know that’s not all of you, but it’s probably a lot of you.
Lucky for all of you, the Bullblog is here to offer you advice on the chic-est new study locals:
MAISON MATHIS IS OPEN: Praise the lord, because that was a hell of a long time coming. I tried to look up the menu and couldn’t find one, but based on the fact that their website asks patrons to “Register for our newsletter and we’ll let you know all things nouveau about Maison Mathis,” this is one classy joint. So grab a croissant, snag one of the upscale, marble topped tables, and bask in your own bouginess.
Barnes and Noble Starbucks Cafe: I bet some of you didn’t even know the Barnes and Noble had a Starbucks cafe! Well it does! And it wants YOU to make it the new, hot study spot! Who needs Starr Reading Room when the sky is your limit in terms of coffee options and table preference at the Barnes and Noble Starbucks.
The Booktrader Bathroom: The lighting in that place is so flattering, you might not even recognize yourself. So if you’re feeling really down and are in the mood for a pick me up, get cozy with a Moroccan Mint Iced tea on the toilet/floor. You decide which you think is cleaner.