Clue: Avoiding germs is simple, just don’t take a sample (for Semple’s sake)
Dear B Canlis,
All day I was sending you telepathic messages telling you I was going to be at Pike Place Market after work. Apparently, what I neglected to tell you was that I was going to be there at 7:30PM, not 6:30PM. Next time I’ll try to be more exact.
So there I was, primping and prepping to go to the Showbox to see Ben Harper (call me, Ben!) and his new band, Fistful of Mercy. Plans were to meet at Steelhead Diner at 7:30 for a quick bite before the show. I figured this was perfect - close proximity to the market and downtown area. I would be able to leave at a moment’s notice and grab the coveted menu and return in time to see Ben (and maybe even invite him for a late night bite at Canlis! Sorry Blake Light and Hot Sushi). After changing into my concert outfit, I did a quick check of FB, only to find the clue had already been posted and found in less than 5 minutes – what?!?!? How is that possible?!?!? And how is it that it was mere yards away from where I was having dinner in less than an hour!?!?! This can’t be right! But alas, it was at the frightening yet intriguing gum wall in Post Alley. I wanted to cry from defeat of having been so close, yet so far. But Ben needed me, so I powered through. The show was great, but the feeling of defeat lingered long after the last notes were played.