Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Still in Seattle

We just finished our final day of our conference in Seattle! It's been a crazy three days of classes. We've gone to about 6 classes a day. Each hour had between 3 and 5 classes to choose from, and we chose the classes that most applied to what we would need. For example, I took a class today about tables, because I know nothing about tables. Karen took a class about world languages yesterday. So we pick and choose the best classes for us, and come away with a TON of information. The next goal is to figure out how to apply all the stuff we've learned!

Yesterday, Karen and I had an hour right before lunch that had classes neither one of us were interested in, so we played hooky and went to Pike Place Market! Everyone who's been to Seattle said that we HAD to go there, and this would be our only chance. We took a taxi there and back from the Adobe University, and had a whole lot of fun! It's so interesting, and different from anything I'd ever seen.

There were all kinds of fish there:
There are people who throw the fish around, which is what makes Pike Place so memorable. Here is a fish thrower:
Okay, so he's not paying attention, and he actually did drop a fish once. :)

Everything was very old. I had a sense that people had been walking on these floors, and up and down these stairs, for year and years:
And Karen introduced me to dates!
mab had mentioned that everyone should try a date in their lives, so I did. :) It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be! Still, it was incredibly sweet, and I didn't make it through the whole date.

The fall foliage here has been beautiful:
There have been trees dressed in reds, golds, oranges, so many beautiful colors! And they're different from the trees that grow in Texas, so it's been fun to try to identify them.

This morning we woke up to blue skies!
Okay, it's hard to tell, but that sky has a lot less clouds than it has had the rest of the week! It stayed dry all day today, and it's been a good look at Seattle on a good day.

Here we are at Adobe University. I'm wearing my "vintage" Adobe t-shirt, a gift from my dad, from his font days. He guesses it's from about 1990, and I got a comment today, "Now there's an old shirt!" They just don't appreciate the classics, I guess.

Overall, we've had a great time. We're ready to come home tomorrow, but it's been a really good week!


  1. It sounds like y'all have had a wonderful vacation, an intense training session, a stimulating cultural experience, and a lot of great girl-time together!!

    Love you both!

  2. When I taught in public school, we showed an inspirational video made by the people at that fish place. They used the acronym FISH to teach high schoolers how to succeed in life. It was pretty good!

    Glad that you guys are having such a good time!

  3. I saw that video at an inservice last year. It looks fun!

  4. Yeah they had a whole book/video/manual about that a few years back. Big in colleges and team environments at corporations and schools -- The Fish Philosophy.
    A great idea and seemed they all liked working together. BUT I think one thing is the kind of people you start out with.

    Glad you had a good time!

  5. i remember the fish place...kewl

  6. Yay for dates! I'm glad you got to try them out!