Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Seattle: Famous Notables

From the classic comedic styles of Carol Channing, to the speed of Gail Devers, the ingenuity of Bill Gates, and the musical styles of Sir Mix-a-Lot, Seattle has been home to numerous Famous Notables.

In September, you will have the opportunity to spot some more familiar faces –the faces of your college admission colleagues. After you have caught-up on the days’ news, tempt your palate by taking a food tour that is sure to get your taste buds-a-salivating.

Savor Seattle offers guided walking tours of some of Seattle’s tastiest neighborhoods.” This two-hour tour at the low-low cost of $40 is definitely worth it, especially if you are a picky eater like me. From gourmet cheesecake to Russian piroshkies, the tour will include, as we say in the south, everything from the rooter to the tooter! However, I would encourage you to buy your tickets in advance to be sure to get a spot.

After your palate has been satiated, take a load off and experience just why Quincy Jones, legendary composer and musician, moved to Seattle—the jazz! I can see you now sipping on some great Scotch as you are entranced by the melodic tones of the piano, the sax, and other melodious instruments at the Triple Door or Jazz Alley. There is nothing more soothing than the blue notes, call-and-response, and polyrhythm of the American musical classic that gained wide acclaim during the Harlem Renaissance.

If you haven’t registered for the conference or you are still contemplating on going, hopefully after reading this blog, you are opening a new browser to complete your registration. We want you to be another Famous Notable in a city of many.

Until next time,
Brian K. Smith

Brian K. Smith is the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. He's never lived in Seattle, but he's visited on several occasions while traveling in college admissions. This year's conference will mark Brian's 10th time as an attendee.

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