As Heather and Dona mentioned in previous posts, last week I spent some time in Seattle with my Buzz girl sisters. It was my very first time in Seattle (in the Pacific Northwest, period) and let me tell you... it was awesome. Here are a couple of my highlights:
Dona took me to her office at Microsoft. Not at all the sterile white cubicle you might expect from a software queen. She has an amazing view and a very comfy and personalized space. I can (almost) see why she's content to spend so many hour here each day.
Heather chose the Pink Door restaurant for the Sunday night TLC handover from Dona's care to hers. We were all a little surprised to learn that there would be live entertainment in the form of a trapeze artist... right above our tables! So typical of the fun kind of atmosphere that Seattle embraces.
I also had time to meet up with fellow YA authors Barb Ferrer and Serena Robar. We did the touristy thing and had fish and chips on the waterfront, where I took this self-portrait of us three.
All in all, I have to say that Seattle was wonderful. Which is why, as I decide where I'm going to settle down this Fall, it's currently at the top of the list. Take one part rain, one part culture, one part high-tech, one part great food, one part diversity, and one part nature loving, shake it all up in a snowglobe, drop it into a beautiful natural setting of water, forests, and mountains, and you'll get an idea of Seattle. Is it any wonder that I'm smitten?
OH. MY. GODS. and GODDESS BOOT CAMP (out now)
FORGIVE MY FINS (coming June 1, 2010)