1. Jim Henderson was born today in 1947. He rocks, and I got to wish him happy birthday. My life is totally different in it’s trajectory than it was 2 years ago, and this is largely related to my interaction with Jim and with the organization he started–off the map. That went well because Jim rocks, and I rock, and Helen rocks, and Rachel rocks, and all the rocking came together in an excellent way.
2. Yesterday I got to go down to the brillaint new maker of fair trade chocolates in Fremont–called Theo’s, and go on a tour, presented by the brilliant Rachel. I got an astounding education in chocolate–it’s history, medicinal value, creation, and so forth. Plus I got to eat a bunch of super yummy (that is, nearly intoxicating) different chocolates. And I’m ruined for slave produced, hardly any actual cacao big name brands forever (read: hershey’s, nestle, etc.) That went well because I got on the mailing list for the fair trade coffee people at UW, because I was encouraged to get involved with a student organization in my 199 “welcome to the UW community” class in my freshman year, because I decided to go ahead and hang with that class even though it wasn’t addressing any actual “goals”, because I’ve managed to learn that community is a goal in itself.
3. I got hugs from all three of my wonderful girls today–E, C, and M. That went well because I’ve invested the time to have relationships with all of them, and they love me.