I am up at nearly 2 am after having taken my daily dose of cal/mag and a number of herbal sleep inducing pills. I also employed my new “deep sleep” self-hypnosis tracks downloaded this week from itunes. Unfortunately, I am still awake.
Ah well, more time for blogging! (although being at the computer is not recommended. I’m not sure what else to do, so I’ll share about my lovely evening.
First, we had one of our ThinkU (our ongoing education program, which I coordinate) events at work. Today was a talk by Jeremy Faludi, a thought-leader on biomimicry and green design (and one of the contributors to Worldchanging. And he just so happens to work for ProjectFROG, our spin-off company! Lucky us.
After helping to clean up, I walked over to the Bay Club, for PURE, a spa party. Healthy food, free samples of super expensive facial products, and mini-spa treatments made it quite the treat. I had a brief facial massage, focusing on pressure points. It was very gentle.
Just after 7 pm, I was ready for the next party! I headed out to the bus stop and waited for the 10. It dropped me off at Sansome and Market. From there, I walked to One Market, home of the lovely new AutoDesk headquarters. (That’s the company that makes AutoCAD, the most often popular drafting software for architects and others.) More tasty nibbles, a drink, and a talk by graphic designer Michael Beirut were the backdrop for a book-launch party. Do you matter? How great design will make people love your company is hot off the press! It’s by Robert Brunner and Stewart Emery. Robert Brunner, formerly with Apple Computer and Pentagram, is the founder of Ammunition, a design company that leases space from us int the Roundhouse. So we were all invited! I’d been hearing about this for some time from Meghan, who’s the lead office manager there. She did all the leg work to create the event, so I was really proud (of her) to see it turn out so well. Thankfully, I ran into an old friend from the GSD, and we enjoyed catching up. Before heading home, I managed to be first in line to get my book signed by both authors.
A wonderful and full evening to be sure.
And I caught a whiff of that most fragrant area in North Beach coming home on the 30 once again. I must find out what’s in bloom in Washington Square park – it’s nearly intoxicating!
Well, that’s all for now. Signing off…(and for the record, it’s 2:21 am, not 1:51 as the blog says. I wonder why it’s half an hour off.)