The Thursday evening thing went fine. I was very nervous. Lauren loved my introduction, and several strangers came up after the dinner to tell me that they liked it, so there's that. That's a long day of 'work' (as most of the people at the dinner are donors, and one must be nice). Yesterday I met with more donors too.
I read "Origin" by Dan Brown (what can I say? I love Dan Brown. I always learn a lot from his books, mostly from all the googling I have to do to see if what he writes about is really true). Plus sometimes you have to read a book with chapters that are three pages long and end in a cliffhanger.
We went to Chow for lunch and I had a burger with three kinds of onions on it (prepared three ways, not three different onion types). It was great. I'm a bit onion-sauced stained but it is worth it. Don't judge!