This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Kicking myself

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Kicking myself

So I just returned from a business trip to Seattle. On the way out the door I said to B, "Should I take my camera? . . . naw, I'll be fine." Big mistake. I missed out on some great photo ops . . . so here's a quick review of why-didn't-I-bring-my-camera? moments. I've included some life-like drawings to help recreate my trip. (Just to reiterate these aren't actual pictures, but drawings.)

First, my hotel. I stayed at the swank Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle. The moment I walked into my room I knew I was going to regret not having my camera. This is the second coolest hotel I've ever stayed at--second only to the dream pad Broek, Care and I stayed at in Thailand. This first picture is a depiction of the outside of Hotel Andra (that's me in the window).

But if you think the outside looks awesome, you should have seem my room . . . not only would I have taken some photos of my room, but Friday I just decided to stay in and order some room service and watch a movie (on the sweet flatscreen). I think the ladies out there would have appreciated the image of me in my pajamas, tucked in bed watching The Family Stone while downing a giant bowl of Goat Milk ice cream topped with berries . . . followed later with me chowing on some peanut M&M's. Pure bliss. So those were 2 missed photo ops.

Next, as it turns out, I just happened to be in Seattle--Home of the Seahawks--on Superbowl weekend. Our companies office is located right in the heart of downtown Seattle where they have all sorts of demonstrations and whatnot. So Friday afternoon in the office, we just happened to be interrupted by the Superbowl rally. Seriously. . . it was directly in front of our office (we were only 5 stories high) and so we had a great view overlooking all the festivities from several offices or the balcony--which ever you prefer. As you all know, I don't care for football, but regardless it was pretty wild to be in the middle of the Superbowl action. (This picture is looking down on the crowd--soooo many people).

Finally, my last missed photo ops were the shops and the market where I spent all day on Saturday touring around. Seattle has some great boutique shopping mixed right along side the more traditional fare. I was very close to buying an article of clothing from Gwen's L.A.M.B. line (since it was on mega-sale) but I walked away. One of the hardest days of my shopping career. Let's just say B owes me . . . BIG TIME. Again, I would show you an actual picture of me modeling said article of clothing, but I forgot my blahblahblah . . . so here's my rendition of me trying on the shirt. (For those of you interested, you can click here to see Mischa Barton modeling the shirt instead).

That was Seattle. Good times. Not that it makes much difference, but next time I'll have actual photographs. Of course I had a lot of fun, but it wasn't the same without my hubby . . . as always the best part of the business trip is coming home.



  1. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Next time you forget your camera, remember that every Hotel and drug store next door sells disposable cameras for less than $10.00! Now you're really kicking yourself, right? Just joking!

  2. Who said that? Next time you best write your name "Anonymous"!

  3. Anonymous11:04 PM

    i signed my anonymous. you have to give me my freedom. how else am i going to make stupid observations and bad jokes, and then try to make it all better by saying 'just joking'? forever yours, anon.

  4. We're just glad to have someone leave a comment . . . even if you are Anon. But my guess is going to be Missa. :)

  5. Anonymous4:44 PM

    missa? miss anonymous, maybe. but i know missa. and no one knows me, and yet all know me. for i am the ubiquitous one. i am anonymous.