I told you my friend was visiting… actually, this is my soon-to-be-famous-amazing-singer friend, Jackie.
Of course this means doing some good old fashioned tourist-ing in Seattle. I’m hoping we’re gonna hit up Pike Place later this week and more pictures will most certainly ensue. ;) But here’s what I’ve been up to in lieu of commenting on posts and, well, cooking…
We took a break for lunch at the Seattle Centerhouse… and while lunch was not exciting (hello Subway) we did have to sample some fudge.
Honestly, I don’t even like fudge (too sweet!). But this one was okay…
We returned to the EMP to check out their “Sound Lab” where you are taught to play different instruments and can even make recordings… but we were too lame/lazy to wait in line so we just messed around.
Jackie has beautiful hands. And also found the keyboard station infuriating because she actually plays piano and it went wayyy too slowly… I tried the guitar, that was amusing. ;)
The day ended with watching Sleepless in Seattle to educate Jackie on local geography (because it’s obviously super accurate).
Today, we continued the geeky-streak and went to lunch at Microsoft with my mom. Um, I had the salad bar and it was as good as the Whole Foods Hot Bar. And I don’t say such things lightly. Unfortunately I didn’t snap a picture.
Anyways, we then ventured to the “Microsoft Museum” which is really just a small room filled with gadgets to play with.
We stopped by the company store and found this shirt. I about died laughing. And am seriously tempted to buy it for a friend of mine (no, Anthony, not you. I know you wouldn’t wear anything with Microsoft on the sleeve, plus I’m not sure that the second half applies :-P ).
We ended our day baking cookies. I know. I’m predictable. It happens. I made this recipe (yep, more dough balls) and they turned out okay, but I kind of want to mess with it and see if I can make them better. Ah, perfectionism. ;)
Phew. Sorry for all the pictures. Being a tourist is hard work. Here’s a gratuitous picture of my lovely dog as a reward for making it this far…
Isn’t he pretty? ;)
Do you like pretending to be a tourist in your own city? I think I mostly just like the excuse to take millions of pictures. ;)