Actually, Seattle's weather forecast says that it will be nicer than it will be in the city for the next several days. That's pretty sad, San Francisco. Better step up your game -- I mean, we're talking about the rainy city here!
So yeah, in case you couldn't figure it out, I'm going to Seattle tonight, staying until Monday. Elaine and I are flying up to visit Nikki, who is the third person in our original high school trio, the Collective Idiot (so named because on our own, we are intelligent women with witty things to say, but when we get together, things descend into ridiculousness very quickly). The three of us met the first day of freshmen year of high school, we went to prom together instead of with dates, and this August we are celebrating our fifteenth friendship anniversary! Sometimes I can't believe that these ladies have known me for such a long time...it's such a precious thing to have really old friends with whom you can just be yourself with no fear of judgment or contempt, because they've lived with you through all the awkward years of being boy crazy, ridiculous, sophomoric teens.
|This was at our eighth anniversary celebration, when we were finally old enough to have mimosas...good gracious, we look so young!|
Anyway, this is my first "real" visit to Seattle (the first time was just a quick drive through on the way to Vancouver, so it doesn't count), so we'll do some normal touristy things, as well as eat lots of good food* (and hope to catch the Top Chef crew as they film there!). But being me, I would of course love to squeeze in some fabric/sewing-related stops if I can...does anyone have any absolutely-can't-miss recommendations?
*This trip would be the perfect setting for my formal shorts, except that I need to figure out something to wear on top, since I can't exactly make off with my sister's sweater for a week.