First things first. Here are the places I want to eat while I'm in Seattle:
- Glo's. Brunch. Veeeery slow. Get the bennie.
- Collin's Pub. Tasty food, tasty beer. 2nd & Yesler.
- Pike's market. There's a little Russian place I like in one of the alleys, all sorts of good bakeries, humbao, and tasty fish sandwiches in the market proper.
- Cafe Bengodi/Denunzio's. Italian. Yum.
- Maybe Bonzai, just for nostalgia. Sushi. Used to eat very hurried lunches here because it's close to the train station.
Hopefully I'll have time to check out the new Sculpture Park, have dinner with my mom, and see Faye, Maria, Michael, Bryan, and Anna.
Public transit from the airport is super easy. Catch the 194, it's an express. Even if the 174 comes first, wait for the 194. Make sure you get the one that says Downtown Seattle. $1.25 or $1.50, depening on whether it's peak fare or not, about 30 minutes, runs pretty often. The only tricky bit: riding toward downtown Seattle, pay when you get on the bus; riding away from downtown, pay when you leave. Downtown the bus is free.
WARNING: Seattle streets make no freakin' sense. Back in the day, there were two guys who disagreed as to how the city should be laid out. They each went on their merry way, and eventually one of them died and the other one connected the grids. Pay very close attention to whether something is Street or Way, S or W. I once got lost at the corner of 47th and 47th.
If you want to run for Council as a petition candidate, let me know and I'll help you collect signatures.
My schedule so far:
Friday, January 19
OCLC Symposium. 1:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday, January 20
Council Orientation, 8:00-10:00am
NMRT Midwinter Social, 6-8:30pm, Elephant and Castle
Blogger Salon 7:30-?, Sheraton Hotel Blue Suite
Council Reception, 9-10pm
Sunday, January 21
ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 9:00-10am
ALA-APA Council Information Session, 10:00-10:30am
ALA Council I, 10:45 a.m.-12:15pm
ALA President's Program, 3:30-5:30pm
Monday, January 22
ALA-APA Council, 10:15-11:15am
ALA Executive Board Candidates Forum, 11:30 am-12:30pm
Council Forum, 8-9:30pm
Tuesday, January 23
ALA Council II, 9:15am-12:45pm
Council Forum, 4:30-6pm
Wednesday, January 24
ALA Council III, 8:00am-12:30pm
I'm staying at the Mayflower Park Hotel, 4th & Olive. Best to reach me by cell phone.