When you can say "I've known this person my whole life" often that person becomes family. My wife and I drove down to the District of Columbia this weekend for 1 of 2 friends I've known my whole life #DirtyThirty. D.C. is where I was raised and the place that inspired my entrepreneurial ambitions. Mr. Kevin Banks is not just a close friend, he's a brother and quiet as kept, he was one of the first paying supporters of a t-shirt brand I started in grade school. His first purchase was a black T-Shirt where I hand painted the character Huey from The Boondocks. I can still envision the shirt to this day which actually lead me to this post. But friends that support your early ambitions are always valued. The best part of the big 3 0 is seeing a friend enjoy it their way!