Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chewin' On The Market

Pike Place Market is cool. So is picking one font and sticking with it, but that's another subject for another day.

Pike Place Market is cool. I've been there a bunch of times, but I was always left on my own to wander it, and people who know me well know that if I'm left on my own to discover a market, I will treat it like shopping and do it as fast as I can so I can get out of there. Turns out that you miss all the cool parts if you do that. You see the vegetables, hear the fish guys yelling, taste the
various types of honey and smell the incense. But without a tour guide, you miss the really interesting stuff. Like this:

Did you know this was there? A wall totally covered in gum wads? Did you?

Why didn't you tell me? Didn't you think I'd be interested? Well I am. So next time... yeah.

There were other new things for me, like staircases I'd never noticed before, and fun factoids about how much money Rachel the piggy bank brings in each year (between 6 and 9 grand). Heck, I'll admit that I didn't even know she was a piggy bank. Seriously-- I'm gonna stop and notice that next time.

I wanna go back. Maybe next week. I'll check the weather. In the meantime, here are a group of cute 2nd graders, doing what you do in front of a wall of gum wads when an adult asks you to pose for the phone.

1 comment:

  1. I did not know these things. Plus you made me homesick, Seattle being the only place among the several where I used to live that I now miss. I might move back some day. It could happen.