Growing up in Portland, OR, the summer solstice (9:03pm sunset) was always a pretty exciting day...the longest day of the year. When I was in London, during college - the day was even longer (9:22pm), then in Seattle, WA(9:22pm), it seemed to last forever. In Minneapolis, MN, also - a sunset of 9:03pm. However, it (the day) is not as exciting in SF. I think part of the reason is because people aren't exiting "the tunnel" as James Michener said. When you live in a place that is dark, more than not, you truly welcome the longest day of the year. However, true to my Portland roots - I made the most of the day...5am wake-up followed by Starbucks, Ava at daycare, meeting at 7:30am (3 lamps to re-wire for a client & couch color/fabric consult), 8-10am kitchen remodel - as-built measurements, a visit to Roche Bobois, lunch with a design colleague, a visit with a friend and meeting her new baby, and a definite highlight - picking up Ava, with Tony, to take her to Fort Mason and enjoy the heat and sunshine! We've had such a long winter, this week is incredible.