“You’re going to need a jacket, it’s in the 40s”
That was the suggestion made at 6:00 am Monday. I resisted. I dread the first day of the season than I need a jacket. It was going to warm-up during the day and that usually means that I’ll leave that jacket at work.
My Favorite Vest
What to do?
“You could wear a vest.”
Yes! I love vests and I only get to wear them during a few weeks of the year. I wore my favorite vest. It’s fleece and nylon. It’s actually reversible, but I never reverse it. I like advertising for OOPSLA. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference – “Object-Oriented Programs, Systems, Languages and Applications” doesn’t exist any longer. It’s been replaced by other ACM conferences, but it was my favorite technical conference for many years.
Seaplanes lining up for take off
Seattle has a very active container ship harbor.
My notes say that this is Mt Rainier, but I think it’s Mt St Helen’s
My hotel was on Lake Union which includes a seaplane airport.
The hotel offered free parking, but this was the most interesting ride in the lot
The Edgewater Hotel. My wife and I stayed here for a few nights while on our honeymoon. We stayed twice. the first time we were waterside.
We stayed a 2nd time at the Edgewater, but we stayed in a less expensive room. It was closer to these tracks and the bells of a grade-level crossing kept us up all night.
In 2002, one of the keynote speakers at OOPSLA was Bill Gates
Seattle boasts a very large and effective ferry system. This one is outbound to one of the islands.
I lived near Greenlake at the north end of Seattle in 1979 (not this near).
Washington Convention Center entrance
Frewway Park waterfalls
I picked up a 2nd vest when OOPSLA was in Portland
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday.