Thanks go out to the Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) for having me up to speak last weekend at their annual banquet.
I think it was the only talk that I have ever given that had boats parked just outside the venue. Possibly they were there for me to make a quick escape if needed.
Fortunately the boats were not needed. The SAS took good care of me and everyone seemed to have a good time. They even had this sweet (in more ways than one) Palomar cake:
You can read a review of my talk here on Greg Scheiderer's nice Seattle Astronomy blog. Thanks for the nice words, Greg!