While I have a little time before The Day From Hell begins, I need to say something.
With the various ups and downs (mostly downs) I've had recently, it's occurred to me from time to time that maybe I should leave the Bay Area, try my luck elsewhere. But Sunday night, I got a good reminder of why I stay here.
It all began with a "Hey, let's have dinner at Julie's Supper Club next Sunday." Ha.
I don't want to leave anyone out of my thank-yous, and there are a lot of them, but I have to give a shout-out to whittles, kampachi, and heliocide for organizing L-Boogie Day. I've had a smile hangover for days.
Thank you to the wonderful folks who performed. Thank you to the beautiful folks who contributed to the silent auction. Thank you to the people who donated at the event or online, who decorated, ran errands, did sound, offered the space, gave up their tips. Thank you to everyone who came.
If I'm Oakland's George Bailey, you're all Clarence. I'll be over here ringing a bell in your honor because you deserve those wings.
Thank you for making me feel like the richest girl in town.