Don MacKinnon's office and mine were close by. He was the VP/founder of Hear Music, and I was in Ops Services at the time leading the creation and implementation of the Automated Labor Systems (ALS). We both used conference rooms at the front of the 8th floor. Don would see me in a meeting room on the way to his meetings. He would immediately call me and ask me what I was working on, then he would gleefully tell me who he was in the next room meeting with or on the phone with. Names like Bono, Paul McCartney, Nora Jones, etc.. If we were lucky, he would drop by to introduce them. Don was worried that I never got to have any fun because all my meetings were so serious, so he invited my husband and I to go to Peter Garbriel's Concert with him and his wife. Whenever I hear the song, "In Your Eyes", I always smile and think of Don and Starbucks.
I remember when WTO was happening downtown and there were demonstrations happening downtown along with people who were in the streets causing property damage. The NW regional management team all gathered in HS's office since he had a TV that we could watch what the news crews. We were told HS was on his way back from a trip and that we could stay for a bit since the pizza we ordered had just arrive. Much to our surprise in watch Howard with Magic Johnson!! i remember his big small and his handshake that just about lifted me off the ground. What a surprise. He even had a slice of pizza with us!🤗
I met and got a photo with Hillary Clinton, met Mark Mcqwire, and worked with Magic Johnson. I saw Robert Downey Jr. in Howard's office and really wanted to hang out at Nancy's desk and wait for him to leave, but I had to go to a meeting. I was there the day Bono walked through, but didn't get to see him.