Good morning, and welcome back to Day Soda, the only email newsletter dedicated to understanding the French. Thank you for being a paid Night Water subscriber—I didn’t know what to expect when I launched Day Soda earlier this year, but I am happy to say that your contributions have made me the first newsletter billionaire. See ya later, suckers!
Just kidding. Instead, your contributions have helped pay for guest writers, interview transcription services, and vegan mac and cheese. They’ve been a huge help to me as I plot the future of Night Water and try to find a way to make it a sustainable part-time gig. 2023 is shaping up to be the year of Night Water, and it’s all thanks to you.
As a special holiday treat, I wanted to open a few presents I received from Day Soda subscribers Lindsey Solomon and Thomas Baldwin. Lindsey went all the way to FRANCE to get me some FRENCH Pokémon cards to open up on Day Soda today, while Thomas played it safe and got me some Pokémon I could pronounce. But these two didn’t just get me Pokémon cards. They got us all the sweet, sweet gift of exclusive subscriber video content. And that, my friends, is priceless.¹