I'm a little sleep-deprived, and my mind tends to turn into a Sasquatch-like creature in this condition, but some stories simply need to be told. Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of attending a barista throwdown at Stone Creek Coffee's Factory Store. Truly, it a was a little piece of specialty coffee heaven on earth. I always relish such events, because the lattes taste better than almost all those you would get in a cafe. However, I think that may have more than a little bit to do with the fact that the coffee creations are free!
It was good to enjoy the event along with the baristas, and it made me--in some indirect way--feel like this website (and the associated Twitter and Facebook presence) is one of the coolest things I've done in my lifetime. I think it's nice that I wasn't encouraged or solicited by anyone several years ago. I could have said "I could do that...but nahhh, it would cut into my personal web surfing time." I know it has deepened my appreciation of and feeling for language immensely.
More than reason enough to carry on!