Last Movie Seen In Theaters: Guardians of the Galaxy
Last Movie Outside of Theaters: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Currently Reading: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
Newest DVD: Igor
Newest CDs: Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Hits by Peter Gabriel and Greatest Hits Volume I and II by Billy Joel
Most Recent Kiriban Klub Winner:
Next Kiriban: 2,000,000
n Tuesday, I had signed on to volunteer at an event hosted by the Friends of the S.F. Public Library. It was a fundraiser for the library. I thought I wouldn't be able to get to it before 4 PM. But the way work went that day, I was able to make it early enough. Anyway, the event was called "Branching Out," a classy affair with cocktails, activities and an auction. So before the event started, we helped set up, making the décor. There were some fake trees with donation envelopes hanging from the branches. So we made those envelopes, putting them in library card pockets and cutting lengths of string. We also assembled goodie bags for the guests. Then Donalda, the head of volunteering, said there was a project for creative types to oversee. Of course, I had to jump on it! Later, I found it was a "fingerprint tree." I was at a table with another volunteer, and we had a canvas with a painting of a leafless tree on it. And there were some green pads. People were to press their fingertips to a pad, and put a fingerprint on the tree to make leaves. This sort of thing is apparently a popular activity at weddings (that's what we heard from some of the people). Other tables in our area had things like a 3D printer on display, a button maker and a photo booth. Later on in the evening, we were spotters at the auction. We had a few interesting things on the block. The highest selling item was a power lunch foursome with former S.F. mayor Willie Brown. Bidding was pretty fierce! In the end, there were two winners, who both pledged $5,000! So volunteering there was a pretty nice experience.