ACP 2012 | Nothing says Seattle like knowing that Sir Mix-a-Lot is from here

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March 2, 2012

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Gathering in the lobby following our arrival. (Photos by Jen Ramos)

Gathering in the lobby following our arrival. (Photos by Jen Ramos)

I have been in Seattle for a little less than 24 hours now and it still hasn’t dawned on me that I’m in Seattle. Walking around a little just reminded me a lot of San Francisco (except that Sir Mix-a-Lot is from here, which was a topic of conversation at the airport yesterday). Maybe my mind’s still Bay-centric and I still need to adjust to the Pacific Northwest.

I was afraid that the area would remind me of Twilight a little too much. I’ve never even seen the movies or read the books, but there’s always that consciousness in the media and, hey, RPatz hates it more than I do. Pleasantly, I’ve found that it is NOT like that.

Well, okay, yeah, taking the light rail to Downtown Seattle did have some scenery that was Twilight-esque, but you can’t really blame that on anyone since it was shot in Washington.

A two paragraph kind-of-tangent about Twilight? Maybe I’m a little loopy this morning.

Anywho.

The food here has been good and the company even better. Weather? Cold. Which is fabulous. (Though some may be inclined to disagree.) I did complain about the uphill walk, which I really shouldn’t do since I walk the uphill to Founders at least twice a day. (I’m not even going to talk about the hill that leads to Mary Morse.)

All fifteen staff members fit themselves into the elevator last night. No, seriously.

All fifteen staff members fit themselves into the elevator last night. No, seriously.

Today, I will embark on a journey that lets me network with fellow college journalists and learn more about the trade I want to make a career of. Or at least, I show up to a couple of panels and ask questions.

Plus, Eden (Health & Sports Editor of The Campanil) and Lauren (Editor-in-Chief of The Campanil) are both speaking on panels, so it should be fun.

After some panels, I’ll be meeting up with a sports blogging friend who writes for the site Snow Woulda Had It!

It’ll be a full day of networking, for sure. But I like talking to fellow writers and it’s great to see different writing styles and practices.

And I got a reporter’s notebook from ACP. Writing down everything I learn today is a definite thing.

But first? I need some green tea.


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