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It's Friday! You made it and you're making your way to the weekend. It's International Women's Day. I respect beyond belief, but also long for the day when it is just another day, with observation of something we observe about days gone by.
The 144 Nooner mugs that arrived yesterday. For Nooner newbies, I have never promoted this little midday shindig. It started with a dozen friends and now is 8,500 people. Readers send me coffee and swag like the "Protect the Press" and "The Nooner" sweatshirts I have been seen wearing around town. Anyway, I decided to get some swag and it arrived yesterday.
However, I haven't yet moved it from my porch to my garage. I don't have a specific distribution plan. My hot boy in brown shorts will be me, and I'm neither a hot boy nor will likely be wearing brown shorts for a couple more months. Meanwhile, the mugs aren't cheap when you source locally and union, but this is from a CA13/SD09/AD15 union shop that donates profits to charity. If you get one, drink your morning beverage with pride.
Beyond these 144, I will likely find somewhere to have them for order online. It's not a revenue thing for me, but ordering and distribution is not something this one-person band can do regularly. Yes, the extra cost of a dark inside is because true gamerz like us drink enough coffee to keep it otherwise regularly dark. We're talking more than $10/mug for a delivery, but I can't be hypocritcal on this .If you want it, let me know and I'll set it up!
Anyway, there is so much going on beyond the words you get each day. I'm now recording podcasts with amazing guests (next week is da bomb), meeting with more legislators and key people, and, now, making mugs. Who would have thunk?
The Hershey's Kisses for the mugs arrive on Monday. Eight pounds of multi-colored Valentine's kisses because I really love you all! At around $9/mug, I can't send them even to all of the current 700 paid subscribers. But, there are longtime folks like my friends John Laird and Bill Leonard who are have solid spots on the reservation list. Laird is going to be on the pod, but I'll need to find a UPS store for Bill. For the newbies, these are truly great guys.
I know I have short days in this space, and I apologize. Like a lot of "reporters," I am writing everwhere. This was a my latest post on very significant legislative issue after a big contribution by Zuckerberg/Chan:
"This is all about legislative negotiations this year to head off a ballot fight. Remember, Facebook built a new HQ in Menlo Park and is screwed relative to "Silicon Valley" as we know it like the Apple sprawl. Chan Zuckerberg has well intentions, but look beyond."
I love the concept of a write-up each day, but really, this ish is 24/7. This has been a great week to put that thought in concrete.
#CAKEDAY after the jump . . .
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Congressmember Alan Lowenthal and Tara McGee!
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