Friday, October 17, 2008

A weekend wasn't long enough...

Last weekend, some friends of mine and I hit Seattle. The major purpose of said trip was to see a second round of Weezer (Weezer!!), but we crammed so much more in. It was a much-needed respite from the failing markets at work and stressful personal life I've been experiencing lately.

Highlights of the trip:
* The lady on the plane who directed us to the scrumptious doughnuts at Pike Place Market.
* Renting a car for the very first time in my life. It was a Nissan Versa, which I'm fairly sure is the car that Hiro rents when he comes to the US in the first season of Heroes.
* Buying a new coat at H&M (it's hot...seriously).
* The signs on the freeway that directed us to report carpool lane violators. The phone number was something like 764-HERO. Ok, seriously?! Lacy and I busted out laughing when we first saw it, and Kati looked at us like we were a little crazy (she hadn't been looking) until we explained.
* Our AWESOME seats at the concert. I thought our tickets to the SLC concert were pretty good...not compared to Seattle! And missing the majority of Angels and Airwaves was pretty nice, too.
* Being pretty much the only people to sing the opening to 'Dope Nose' when Rivers asked us to start 'er up. Come on, Seattle-ites!
* Finding a pretty, wood-carved bracelet.
* Eating in a revolving restaurant. I joked that we should have put a piece of tape on the non-moving wall when we first came in so we'd know when we'd made a full lap. 47 minutes that takes, apparently (kind of random, if you ask me).
* A sign that touted the word 'Emeralder.'
* The gorgeous array of flowers at the market. $5 for a bouquet?! And not just a couple roses...these were quite stunning for the price. I've been telling people I want to move there so my (non-existent) husband can buy me flowers once a week.
* Trying to find parking in Downtown Seattle. New city = new stress. We survived after a few U-turns.
* All of the interesting smells that happened every time we either got in the car or walked into our hotel room. Eh, it's all in the name of traveling.
* Filling the car up with gas and letting it stop of its own acord...only to have it be exactly 4 gallons and cost exactly $14.00.
* The pillows. Puffiest bits of madness I've ever tried to sleep upon.
* Chocolate pasta. Kati bought some!
* A lovely nap after having woken up at 4:15am to catch the flight. (Who planned this trip anyway?!)
* Eating whatever I wanted, which consisted of prime rib, cheesecake, clam chowder, a bunch of dark chocolate M& get the idea.
* NO RAIN. I know, surprising for Seattle, right? And it snowed in Utah, so all the better.

All in all, it was a fantastic adventure! I can safely call myself a fan of Seattle.


Blogger Aaron and Devony said...

I think we need to see the hot coat! Also I think we have the same stripey shirt! Great taste!

October 19, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Blogger kate. said...

love it! that was so much fun! ...London anyone?

October 19, 2008 at 4:06 PM


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