"How's it going?"
I asked the barista; one of my favourites.
"Whatcha been up to?"
He looked up, always friendly, always good for a good mini-music conversation:
"Not much, man. I've been going to the gym a lot. I took up smoking, so, you know, gotta make up for that. Just hanging out, listening to music, working out. Pretty chill."
"Well...good for you with the exercise thing."
Then he reminded me to check out Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen, which I will do now.
Live long and prosper, friend.