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...Which is a very brief sum-up of our trip to Seattle. Ah, my darlings, I have missed you, and I look forward to typing these missives from up there (Seattle) rather than down here (Davis) - which I should be doing in about a week and a half.

Long story short on the house search: by a bizarre turn of events, we will be moving into the same exact place we moved out of three years ago. Stressful, looking for rentals, but it turned out well in the end. I'll have to get used to the traffic again, but the Seattle neighborhoods are so cute, and have so many cool shops, and the weather was so gentle and mild (mostly cloudy, about 60, some rain), that I'm quite sure this is a good choice.

Random things regarding the visit:

1) We owe kenshi and K8 big time for their hospitality, good nature, and occasional taxi service. Must bring them some California grocery store liquor next time.

2) I am apparently not too bad at bowling - which is good, since it's a popular pastime in our new neighborhood, and also there are several shops in which you can buy really cool bowling-style shoes to wear around town. (OK, yes, Seattle can be geeky-chic in a lot of ways. That's about the only kind of chic I can ever hope to attain, however.)

3) Yesterday we wandered down Market Street and noticed lots and lots of sidewalk-chalk graffiti done by kids and adults who had been waiting outside a bookstore for the Harry Potter book that morning, or the night before. There was a fair amount of "Ron + Hermione" and so forth, but I was pleased to notice that one person, at least, had scrawled "Frodo lives." ("Not for long," someone else had added, which had then been crossed out. Hehe. Symbolic, in so many ways.)

4) The swishiest boy imaginable served us our lunch yesterday. As this was in Ballard and not Capitol Hill, I was rather impressed. Ah, the big city.

5) Seattle is even Gothier than I remember. Which, needless to say, is a good thing.

6) You know how you get to choose your names on the computer screen keeping track of your scores, at the bowling alley? Most of the people around us had the usual "real" names: Mark, Stacey, Doug, etc. The four of us were Dactyl, Ringwraith, Viper, and Raptor. Heh. Yeah, we're fearsome, all right. (Take a wild guess which one was mine.)

7) Got my mini Swiss Army knife confiscated off my keyring at Sea-Tac Airport. *sniff* Stupid of me. Should've known; should've remembered. Though, in all honesty, I could probably wound someone more efficiently with the Nissan key than with that tiny knife. But who am I to contest the Almighty List of Prohibited Items?

Seven is a good number; I'll stop there. Next up: a post about a cool feminine hygiene product! (No, seriously. Exciting, isn't it?)

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silverowlwings
Jun. 22nd, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC)
I was pleased to notice that one person, at least, had scrawled "Frodo lives." ("Not for long," someone else had added, which had then been crossed out. Hehe. Symbolic, in so many ways.)

That's lovely. :D
jenk
Jun. 22nd, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
A week and a half? Cool! You can make the Uffington show! C'mon, Heather Alexander wrote a great song about The Ring... ;)
mollyringle
Jun. 23rd, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
Ballard, hey cool. That's where I'll be living. I'll try to keep that show in mind!
trilliah
Jun. 23rd, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
*glomps*
You're back!! *dances around and throws a party* Yay! *hugs* I've sorely missed your wit (among other things). Welcome back!!

Glad to hear you had a good time. ^_^
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