The best part of my day is the transit. Go ahead and laugh and me now, it is okay, I’m used to it. The fact that I am driven through town, hop a train and roll on out to Pasadena, helps me relax – because I’m not sitting in the car, stuck at looking at the same backend of the car for 14 miles.
Thanks to Russell Brown for the invite!
I was invited to attend the Los Angeles Goodwill Ambassadors awards and dinner last night. It was the first time in a long time that I went to an event like that, ABMS (All By My Self) or minus Alex. Alex was invited to attend a public art meeting for the Expo line – and I’m very excited that he’s going to be a part of that. (more on that later)
Once I got to the building, made my way upstairs, I felt like I walked into a party for the “cool kids”, but once Don started introducing awardees, telling their story, pretty soon I felt like I had known some of these folks for much longer. It’s probably the thing I like best about Don, which is what he talks about, is exactly how he sees and feels it.
It was also very humbling. When I decided that I was going to run for the neighborhood council spot, I knew that I was going to be like jumping into a marathon that is at the mid-point. The rest of the runners have secured their spot in the pack through dedication to making something better. And, here I come wanting to join in, already grabbing for the water, because I’m already winded.
In any case, Congrats to all the winners last night! It was a great time, I wish that I would have stayed longer. I left a little early to make the PE Lofts party, which turned out to be a “hot prospects” drinking event by the time I got there. I’m sure that the residential regulars had already come up for dinner and by 9 p.m. were most likely already in bed.
Or, busy on pebuilding.org
I’m still working on collecting voter registration forms. Do you need one? Email me!