oakland weekend

my first weekend in oakland i:

– went to sf for an amazing dinner cooked by my dear friend renna, who is deeply involved in helping spread the word about some justice for lebanese women and children.
– did LAUNDRY…by myself like i took it there and did it. it was surprisingly not as hard as i was expecting, since its been so long since i have done it myself, i am a dropper offer. but they were playing a movie there and i had a book to start, which i will tell you about…
– had an amazing brunch with daniel and dana, old columbia heads. maturity is nice in these conversations, we are able to slip quickly and easily into deep pockets of conversation
– did dishes!
– had a date that might just qualify in my top dates of ever ever. i still have more life to live, but it was a delight in every way.
– i finally saw an inconvenient truth. it made me cry, and made me extremely proud of the struggle that my daily work supports. i highly recommend it to everyone, as soon as possible. go gore, this is what you’re meant to do. {i know you don’t read this blog gore. but if still. just the sentiment.}
– read an entire book: the kite runner. please tell me you have read this, or will go read it right away. what a lovely, timely, amazing, painful book – i laid in bed sunday laughing and crying, carrying the book with me into the kitchen to make a snack and out on the the porch to get some sun and back into the house, everywhere i went, i didn’t want it to end.

and so the california love just continues to grow…

this week i am on blast because i head to japan on thursday. there’s more work and meetings to do than can ever be done but i am loving it. everyone says its cause i am jsut starting…i hope the magic lasts. so much exciting stuff – one of ruckus’ campaigns (quarantine wal-mart) was in the new york times weekend review this past weekend!! here’s the photo and here’s the article it accompanied!