My buddy Matt from Speakers In Code chaired the committee that organized the Empty Bowls event for Durham this year; it’s a grassroots benefit to help end hunger, and in Durham benefits Urban Ministries, an organization I think quite highly of, as I work with them extensively in my day job life. Matt traded me tickets for photos, and while I discovered that nobody but nobody looks attractive eating soup — not even cute children! it’s all slurp slurp eyes closed inappropriate bliss face slurp slurp slurp — I did learn that give people beautiful bowls, and they will carry them carefully, respectfully, lovingly.
It was a gorgeous event, the soup was tremendous, and Matt is my motherfucking hero. He did an unbelievably kickass job. He and his lady Tracey are awesome humans, you guys, and they sold out the event and raised a ton of money for Urban Ministries and made me feel good about the human race.