I came, I sawed, I conquered! That was the motto of a crew of Pesky Tree Trimmers who blocked off access this morning to Our Favorite Starbucks by closing off traffic in all directions of 7th Street. But not to worry ... I snuck around these would-be Paul Bunyans, making use of the alleyway behind 7th Street, and arrived at Starbucks just in time for a Big Surprise: It was Barista Amanda's birthday. She tried to keep it low-key, but the silver Happy Birthday sash across her upper torso was a dead giveaway. Happy Birthday, Amanda!