Sharon and Alan may come visit me in June. No one ever visits me in Seattle, so that would qualify as a big deal. Of course, my life B.S. (before Seattle) and my life P.A.J.O. (post Amazon job offer) have always been two discrete and separate worlds, and that has had its advantages. If those universes should collide, to borrow a line from Seinfeld, both groups of friends and associates might discover the truth, which is that I'm pretty much the same guy then that I was now. Just a bit more battle-scarred.