I have scotch glass with the words "Optimista or Pessimista" inscribed above and below a line that marks the shot level. Depending how I pour that day may say something about my mood.
It's a perspective thing, isn't it: Do I see the glass as half empty or half full? Well, this past week, our Kickstarter campaign was all about that perspective. Actually, let me re-phrase that: Last Thursday, you -- all of you very generous people-- pushed us past the half-way mark to our goal funding Howard's Brain. Thursday night, I raised my glass to all you optimists out there.
It's quite an achievement for only 12 days and I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who's contributed to and believed in Howard's Brain so far.
I've never told him this but I think Howard is an optimist by nature -- but a fragile one. Of course, Howard's dealing with a lot these day so he's entitled to a bit of nerves. Personally, I'm comfortable living on the margin and I think I do some of my best work when the odds are running against me.
All that said, I'm really looking forward to this next phase of our Kickstarter campaign. Now we are half-way to our goal and there is no turning back. I'm looking forward to the next week and what insight my scotch glass will reveal.
Thank you all so very much. Our glass is overflowing.