Thursday, January 15, 2009

Plan B

Plan A, which was kind of a sucky plan to begin with, fell through tonight (truly by the grace of my Father), and as I was walking through downtown Seattle on the verge of loneliness tears, I asked the doorman at a nice restaurant, "Should I eat here?"

He responded by taking me inside what I later learned is the top downtown steakhouse - a place Bill Gates frequents, along with every other CEO in town. I sat at the bar, made friends with the bartenders and other bar diners, and treated myself to a fancy meal: complementary blueberry pomtini and lobster bisque, filet mignon Oscar medallions, and chocolate lava cake. I was more than just full.

My new friends offered to take me around the city, and what a tour I got! Views from not only the 30th floor of a building just two blocks from the water, but also Kerry Park. Click here to see what I saw (except not at dawn). We drove through the swanky Queen Anne neighborhood, stopping here for a glass of wine, but changing our minds and heading here for some live music and a beer. The night ended in the Fremont neighborhood at an Irish pub playing darts. I was ready to get to bed after so much running around, but I'm hopeful that tomorrow night could be half as much fun.

I love it here!


pinksundrops said...

Yay! I'm so glad you met some friends and got a chance to explore the city for what it really is.

This post reminds me of especially the last part of a quote from my all-time favorite movie, Sabrina, when she is in Paris "You seem embarassed by loneliness - but you see, it's only a place to start."

my life is brilliant said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love, LOVE this post! It's always so wonderful when things happen like this - so unexpectedly.

That picture is beautiful!

Seattle is one of the top 3 on K's and my list of where we'd like to get stationed next. Now, I'm really REALLY hoping for it! (I've never been there.)

k said...

are you new friends cute boys?!?! are they my age? are they single?

Jenni Lynn said...

the expectations are really high now. I don't know if hanging out with a married couple and a baby can compete with a night like that