Saturday November 7th: San Francisco, CA
I haven’t been back to San Francisco for at least fifteen years, which is way too long. I was born there in 1971, to hippie parents who were living in an apartment with a dirt floor just off Haight Street. This would earn me a lot more cool-points if I hadn’t been swept outta there within my first five months of life. But my mom sees ONE rat, and she’s all, Don’t eat my baby! so off we went.
There was a distinct lack of dirt floor, or dirt ANYTHING at Deva’s Dalporto’s gorgeous San Fran home, which you may have sen in any number of her viral mom-parody videos on her MyLifeSuckers.com site. She is an absolute talent force, she cranks these babies out and each is better than the last.
Check out one of my favs:
After a RIDICULOUSLY early flight out of Cincinnati, hanging out at the Denver airport for five hours I stumbled up to Deva’s door one and a half hours before the party was scheduled to start at four pm. Deva had been working all morning on audio for her latest video, a mom parody of Adele’s song Hello, which she would be filming the next morning. Just a little light party- throwing in the middle of the crazy schedule of a video blogger!
Even with that crazy schedule, Deva and her family (mad props to her adorable husband Gabe for cheese-buying and house-cleaning) managed pulled together a beautiful party and I got to meet some of her best friends including a few I recognized from her videos. The best part was meeting her little starlets, her two kiddos who often steal the show, as kids tend to do. I got to sit with Deva’s daughter and talk about cartooning, which she loves to do and she also skillfully played me a few songs on the piano in the living room; we’re gonna need to watch that one, mark my words! Deva’s adorable son scampered around shooting nerf pellets into the floor and begging for a haircut (what six year-old does that??)
We drank, we ate, Deva and her husband Gabe told me the screenplay-worthy story of how they met, I read, they laughed. It was awesome. Deva’s good friend Jackie was telling me that I needed to get our Science of Parenthood book into the gift baskets that Silicon Valley companies send out to their staff when they have a new baby. Genius! THIS is what’s great about doing house parties and meeting people face-to-face across the country. We get a chance to REALLY have conversations with people and even brainstorm killer ideas. I love it.
You can tell which gals know how to pose for a goofy shot and still look good (spoiler alert: not me or Kathryn).
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