Today was really special and NOT just because I wore Mom shorts. Today, my friend since high school Michael Harwood made me a Mocha. Years ago, when I was working (badly) as a barista, I got Mike a job at the Wide Eye Cafe (a coffee bar inside of a gym? Why? I don’t know.) Wide Eye is owned by Scott and Beth, who also own Open Eye and Driade, the two best coffee places pretty much in the world, but also in Chapel Hill and Carborro. Mike went on to move up the barista ranks, and he is now officially the best barista in the Southeast United States, and is about to compete nationally. I’m really really proud of him, and so I drank my mocha All, remembering the 413 I had in college.

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