Yesterday we had a Perennial photo shoot at Mission Chinese Food, and I was the photographer. We got to try out some of our new ceramics and the lovely couple who made them came by to see the plates in action and to taste the food. It was good to hear them oohing and aahing over the food while I worked--it really set the mood. 


Just now, I was formatting the names of all the people who backed our aquaponic greenhouse on kickstarter, in order to thank them on The Perennial's new website (coming soon!). It was pretty interesting to see who wanted to be listed by a weird pseudonym, who insisted on a middle initial, and so forth, but mostly, I just had an overwhelming feeling of support. In the midst of the kickstarter campaign, I often only saw a first name on the backer report, but now I was seeing the true names of so many friends and acquaintances. It was really heartwarming. I really did feel like our backers had our backs.

So, I guess I want to say thanks again--and also apologize if I failed to say thanks in person. But some of you are really tricky! I didn't even realize my own cousin had pledged!

I heart SF

In the last 24 hours, I have observed: 

--Cashier to customer: "Thank you, ma'am, I mean, sir." Customer to cashier: "No worries--either works!" 

--Homeless man peeling off outer layer of Tartine croissant before enjoying the inside.

--My own daughter standing on our stoop yelling to the car parked in front of our house, "Don't block the driveway!" as they smiled and waved to her.