Monday, February 7, 2011
Early Sunday morning, Bard Coffee on Middle Street is pretty devoid of customers. It'll fill fast though, with its fanciers of espresso and wifi. Me? I prefer that basic blend in that big, round cup. Flavorful as all get out. Back in those crazy senior year days, we'd often pile into in ES's ride and motor to Dunkin' Donuts at Woodford's Corner before class at 9 for a cup of coffee and a jelly donut. The first time java touched my lips was on one of these trips. I was a late bloomer with regards to coffee. My first few cups, I remember, were a bit hard to get down in front of the guys. Thank Goodness for that jelly treat! It carried me through any embarrassment. Traveling fast up Ocean Avenue to the sounds of Junior Walker blaring out "Shotgun", Ed always had time for one more butt before class. Sunday morning, lots of sun, melting snow, hot coffee... nice!