My leaving Seattle yesterday -- wow, feels longer ago than yesterday -- went less smoothly than I would've liked.
The good news is, I found a post office and dropped off a padded envelope with zarhooie's name on it, and not just her name, her address, so in a few days she'll get a gift. :-) The bad news is, in trying to find the post office, I pulled over into a parking lot next to a closed store off of Rainier Ave. S (south of Alaska St.), spent a few minutes doing an "area fam" trying to find either the post office or a store where I'd feel comfortable asking for directions, not succeeding at this, hitting the road again, starting to turn around, and seeing that there was an envelope on my windshield. "Where did that come from and what is it?" I thought, annoyed. Turns out that closed store's parking lot had been repurposed as a pay lot. This is new to me. Oh, well. At least it wasn't a speeding ticket. But whomever left the ticket, did it FAAAAAAAAAAAAST.