I made it to the airport by 4, but somehow managed to not find the way to on-airport long term parking. Not a huge worry, fourteen hours or so in the parking tower is less than twenty bucks, and I can expense it. I got to the security gate, only to remember I still had a pocketknife, multitool, and screwdriver in my gear. The gate was closed anyway. I had time, I went back to my car and divested myself of all these dangerous hijacking tools, then went looking for the ONE open security gate in the whole damn airport.
And while I'm ranting about government bureaucratic idiocy, do all the public service announcements, repeating on a 5 minute cycle, "alerting" everyone how to dial 911, that unattended baggage is a "presents a security risk", parking at the terminal curb will get you ticketed and towed, and that Port of Seattle Police and Fire Department is "here to serve YOU" have any purpose other than to annoy?
Anyway, boarding is in 45 minutes.
Unless, of course, this post brands me as a "security risk".