July 10, 2003

Most of my thoughts on visiting Tacoma and the University of Puget Sound can be found in Michele's post on the subject. To briefly summarize: "Weird, and I no longer fit there." The Pacific NW as a whole, on the other hand, is still a perfect fit. I think after grad school I'd like to return there, possibly to Portland or Seattle. But there's no need to plan that far ahead right now. Dianna is also keen on this plan, and she passed her NW entry test with flying colors by correctly pronouncing Skookumchuck, Puyallup, Snoqualmie, Willamette, and even (gasp!) Auburn. I'm a little embarassed about quizzing her on that last one. I tried to foist it off as a "trick question", but I don't think anyone bought that excuse.

In other news, I'm considering overhauling the layout of AC. I've made one partial mockup but wasn't very excited about it so didn't follow through. If I find something I really like in the next few weeks, I might go ahead and code the design.

Posted on July 10, 2003 12:48 PM

do it, rockapella!

she even spelled snoqualmie correctly. she got extra points for that. which is good since i then fooled her with depoe bay. =)

Posted by: michele on July 10, 2003 01:07 PM

congratulations, dianna! you've earned your right to reside in the smelliest place on earth...

(mind you, san francisco does reek of eau de sewer in the summer time. I know this.)

Posted by: didofoot on July 10, 2003 01:09 PM

kristen, YOU lived in seattle. and i would hazard a guess that you've never really spent any quality time in portland.

plus tacoma does not smell nearly as bad as some areas of the mission. or of oakland and that weird wafting smell you get there sometimes by the bay bridge.

Posted by: michel,e on July 10, 2003 03:28 PM

no, i know. that was intended as a tacoma-specific dig. i have nothing but respect for seattle and portland.

Posted by: didofoot on July 10, 2003 03:58 PM

yes! jacob, how could you forget to mention my correctly spelling snoqualmie? that was one of the proudest moments of my life to date. well, that and correctly identifying a picture of snoqualmie falls on the cover of the shari's menu, having seen no other pictures of it, by sheer power of obsession with the name.

i don't recall seattle smelling like anything except asian food. and come to think of it, i don't recall tacoma smelling like much of anything either, but then, i spent most of my tacoma time in restaurants. that may have colored my perception slightly.

Posted by: dianna on July 10, 2003 07:25 PM

Tacoma rocks. Any other opinions are unsound and unsavory.

I'm with you, though, Jacob. Felt very out of place on the old campus. I may as well have been at a military academy or something.

Posted by: erica on July 10, 2003 08:44 PM

my moment of triumph has been stolen from me. that was not, in fact, snoqualmie falls on the front of the shari's menu. i was wronged! and jacob was wrong!

i think he's failing his pacific northwest re-entry test.

Posted by: dianna on July 10, 2003 11:54 PM

i didn't say that. that was jason. i would never think to compare UPS to a military academy. check the name first, shamai! this is almost as bad as "the great dianna impersonation" of days past, perpetrated by mr. corn. sheesh, you boys.

Posted by: erica on July 12, 2003 03:33 PM