1. have an idea
2. wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, be unable to go back to sleep, think think think
3. hunch over the computer, write out idea
4. talk about idea to whomever will listen
5. wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, be unable to go back to sleep, write write write
6. babble endlessly about idea to everyone, to yourself, to your dreams, to your wall
7. scoop up people who are interested, gather them together, convince them it's a go
8. just start. don't think too hard. just start.
9. realize you're penniless and plan a party to fundraise.
10. have party. fundraise.
Well, that's as far as I've gotten in the recipe so far. But. The party was a huge success: the food was delicious, the music was beautiful, the conversations were lively. Singer/songwriter Sam Brown played as 50-odd people drank and laughed and supported this huge, amazing, exciting project.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to La Bottega last night!