These are pretty boring, but enjoy... laugh at my face, whatever...
I’ve posted my photos on Ofoto.com, and you can see them by clicking the following link:New PicsNOTE: Ofoto requires you to register for free. If you don't have an Ofoto account, all you have to do is enter a fake email address and create a password to get in... then click on "My Friends Albums"...
This year, Good Vibrations and its parent company, Open Enterprises Cooperative, celebrates 25 years of business and 10 years of being a worker-owned cooperative.
To recognize these milestones, we had a party last Thursday, December 5 at Club NV
in San Francisco. The party promised to be a doozy, but I had no idea! Of course, we had a special invitation list for VIPs, celebrities, and our business associates. In addition, we made 1,500 tickets available to the public. The party sold out.
65 media professionals were on hand to cover the event for various news organizations, and a handful of local political figures were also in attendance.
President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Mayoral Candidate, and local stand-up comedian Tom Ammiano was on-hand as well to read a special proclamation from the City. It read:PROCLAMATIONWhereas, Good Vibrations, founded by Joani Blank, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a retail business in San Francisco; and its 10th anniversary as a worker-owned cooperative in San Francisco; and,
Whereas, Good Vibrations is one of the largest women-owned businesses in San Francisco, with five original members of the cooperative, Leigh Davidson, Deborah Mayer, Carol Queen, Krissy Cababa and Jesse Proebstel still employed at Good Vibrations; and
Whereas Good Vibrations was created as, and continues to be, a clean
well-lighted place to learn about sex; and
Whereas Good Vibrations is one of the largest supporters in San Francisco of non-profit organizations advocating for the rights of women; and
Whereas, Good Vibrations is nationally known as a leader in teaching
sex-positive attitudes and promoting sexual health and pleasure; now
therefore, be it
Resolved, that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors commends Good
Vibrations for being an innovator in promoting diversity in the workplace, establishing a living wage for all staff and recognizing the value of individual achievement, and hereby declares December 5th 2002, Good Vibrations Day in the City and County of San Francisco!
In recognition whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco to be affixed.
(signed) Tom Ammiano
Supervisor Tom Ammiano
President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Some truly astounding entertainment followed Mr. Ammiano’s declaration, including a belly-dancing troupe, the rap group DeepDick Collective, and the Extra Action Marching Band, which is a local group of freaks and exhibitionists who decided to create a marching band! Our very own celebrity, author, and sexpert Dr. Carol Queen hosted the event, and mainstays of San Francisco charity and expressive freedom, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were on hand to keep things lively.
The frustrating thing for me was my camera, which ran out of batteries mid-way through the party – and of course, right when the photo-ops were getting good! I was having trouble with it all evening, so the pics I did get weren’t so good. I think it’s because of the failing batteries. Oh well. It was a wonderful party – truly one of those events that will never be duplicated!
I’ve posted my photos on Ofoto.com, and you can see them by clicking the following link:Holiday Party
There are even better pictures of our party posted online at the link below:Better Pics Here!NOTE: Ofoto requires you to register for free. If you don't have an Ofoto account, all you have to do is enter a fake email address and create a password to get in... then click on "My Friends Albums"...
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! Our weekend was full of fun and activity. It started with a big feast on Thanksgiving day. We went to our friends' Norman and Harvey's warehouse in Oakland and sat down to a table heaping with vittles with 19 other hungry folks! I don't think I've ever sat at one table with so many people for Thanksgiving before.
On Saturday, we went to the San Francisco International Auto Show. It was kind of a waste of 7 bucks, but kind of fun too. I took a few pictures of some neat cars. Take special note of the Mini Cooper (this is the one Jay and I really want - and it's under $20,000! Are you taking notes? Adding it to our Christmas list?).
Saturday evening we went to see the movie Tully
. It was pretty good - but not as good as I expected it to be. You Nebraskans will have special interest perhaps in the fact that it was shot and is set in Nebraska. We got a couple of nice shots of City Hall on our walk home from the theater.
Finally, last night, Jay took a couple of great pics of the sunset from our bedroom window.
Click the link below to go open the photo albums at Ofoto.com. This is where I uploaded the pics, since there were so many. As you click on each pic, there's a description so you can make sense of it.
Enjoy!NOTE: Ofoto requires you to register for free. If you don't have an Ofoto account, all you have to do is enter a fake email address and create a password to get in... then click on "My Friends Albums"...Auto ShowThanksgiving Photos