Well . . . there's a great deal going on here at the house this evening. The good news is that we're heading east for a few days. All the way east. As in the other coast. Looking at a design project for later in the year. Visiting friends. An exhibition here and there. And a series of cocktails and dinners to fill almost every spare moment.
Which brings me to a particular point of excitement. Yes. One of my favourite accessories here at the house is lending its special organizational skill. My collapsible rolling rack. Now, I first bought this great tool many years ago - as I always use it for parties here at the house.
Like almost every other house in San Francisco - we're not a very storage friendly abode. So having a little clothing rack for guest to organize their coats (and because of our particular chilly weather 11 months of the year - we tend to wear coats a great deal of the time!) is always a help at any function.
But, that's not the best part of this evening. What has me this excited is that I can wear all the bright clothes that I can rarely wear here in San Francisco. Turquoise. Fuchsia. Teal. Canary. Tempered with navy and black. All in a parade on my rolling rack.
You see. Here in San Francisco . . . most residents usually wear anything - as long as it is from the vast collection of browns and greys that make up most of the fashion in our fair city. I frankly consider it to be entirely caused by the computer industry that populates most of the area.
And though I dearly love all of the wondrous gadgets that blink and ring . . . the almost aggressively casual work environment that helps to spur that creativity - has set an incredibly 'low bar' for ones personal appearance. A fact which has always troubled me.
But now . . . at least for a few days . . . I can strut my true self . . . resplendent in bright colours . . . and ginghams galore. And this evening, I'm just sitting here . . . looking at my rolling rack. Making last minute changes. A few minor substitutions. And awaiting the chance to get dressed.