A friend and I have been saying we'd get together for coffee for years now. While I was in Regina, she was in Dauphin, so we both agreed to meet in Yorkton, a smaller town halfway between. It never happened. We thought once we both moved to Winnipeg, it would be easier, but that was not the case. In fact, of the 7 or 8 times we've planned to meet, I think we've only met twice. However, when we do, we make it worthwhile. Today, we lingered over our coffee for 3 1/2 hours, in a secluded (read: empty) coffee shop with baristas who left us alone (read: left the shop). I tell you, I have the weirdest luck with cashiers and counter attendants.