Living Up to My Name
So this time, I'm whoring myself out to you all, rather than to my beloved restaurants. Let me explain...
I've worked as a teaching artist for the California Shakespeare Theater for four years. It's an incredible organization that provides amazing programs for youth in addition to putting on a totally fucking fantastic season every year.
Now in order to do this, they need to be raising the funds. The arts, unfortunately, are usually the last thing people start digging into their pockets for when they are feeling charitable. So sometimes you need to do things that encourage people to part with their hard earned cash.
Every year, Cal Shakes has a gala. This gala involves a silent auction. And -- get this -- this year they've asked me to be an auction item (I said yes once I believed they were serious). There will also be an online auction beginning on 2/22, should you wish to bid on me, but not spring for the $185 gala ticket.
What do you get? Well, my friends, you get my sweet ass in a chair across from you during a FREE lunch at one of my most favorite tricks, The Slow Club (actually just ate breakfast there this morning). Doesn't get much better than that, right?
So bookmark it for the 22nd and then pull out those wallets and bid away...I promise to make it worth your while.
"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld.
P.S. Head over to Tana's site and snatch up her $100 gift certificates to Manresa for only $90 (that's a 10% savings for those of you in the remedial class). It will be one of the best meals of your life and will help send her to a farming conference. It's a great cause and will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside without the aid of a battery operated device. Do it now!