So I’m back from Girl’s Weekend: Seattle. It was awesome to spend time with Steph and Warren again! We did some walking around downtown and went to a big open market where they throw fish, went on a boat tour around Elliot’s Bay/Puget Sound, and went up in the Space Needle. Then Saturday night we dressed up for our “fancy dinner”, and I got to wear that black dress again. Yay! And since Steph is pregnant (with a girl) we talked about baby names. I’ve decided that I love the name Eden. I guess I just like “E” girl names, ’cause I also love Emma.
During the boat tour they talked about one of the oldest buildings in Seattle and how inside it there is an Oriental chair, handed down from some emperor or another and, according to legend, if a single girl sits in it, she will be engaged or married within the year. Of course, since I’m the only single girl in our little troupe, I was teased about it. After the tour we walked to Johnny Rockets for lunch and I saw some money on the sidewalk–$11. Then, after lunch, our waitress gave me 50% off my bill. Just me. And I even double-checked with her and she told me not to worry about it.
Me: “Well, hey this must be my lucky day.”
Steph: “Yeah, let’s go get you in that chair.”
I gotta say, as much as I enjoy living in Chicago, I love leaving it. I feel lighter, somehow. I can’t really explain it in a way that people won’t think I’m crazy, but there’s a difference. I’ve noticed it the last few times I’ve left the city for some reason or other.
But I digress. We’ve decided to do this Girl’s Weekend thing once a year. Next year will be Chicago, which is fine by me as I won’t need airfare. Plusit’ll be an excuse to do touristy things that I never do because I live here. I still haven’t been to the history museum, which is a sort of shame. And I think a boat tour here would be pretty sweet.
A friends-only picture post will follow today or tomorrow–whenever I get the pictures cropped and uploaded. Oh, and did you know that within a 5-mile radius of downtown Seattle there are over 500 Starbucks? And that’s just Starbucks. We’re not talking about all the other coffeehouses (and there are a lot of ’em). These people are pure caffeine.