One of the best ways to start a Saturday morning here in Missoula is by going to the Farmer's Market, and today was the first one of the year. It is sad though, because it may be Katie's last one for a while, unless she goes to it next weekend. Unfortunately for all of us here in Missoula she is moving to Portland, OR.

The Farmer's Market was great today, and here's why (in chronological order):
  • I got to see Rocky, Peter, Jess, Katie, Zach, and Megan.
  • I bought some spinach, radishes, onions, and tulips for Shannon.
  • I got to talk some Russian with the man selling onions.
  • I got a cup of the best chai in town from Tipu's booth.
  • I got to see J.J. and Anna.
  • Geoffrey, who sells stuff his brother sends him from India, said that he could me a bag of Darjeeling tea.
  • I got to show some really cool watercolors of Missoula in Gallery Blue to my friends.
  • I got to see Rachael and Natalia.
  • I got to take Rocky and Peter to the Import Market for their first time.

Here is my unintentional pun of the day:
J: I can't wait until the peonies start bluming. Not many people in town have them.
L: My mom has some, and they grow huge. She has to put cages around them so they don't break.
J: So do you think you could get me a bunch of them?
L: I think I could arrange that.
J: Was that on purpose?

Oh, and I'll let you in on a little project that I'm doing. I bought one of these stickers, and I'm going to white out the peace sign on the microwave transmitter. Those of you who have been in Missoula for a while might see the humor in it. I don't think I'll be putting it on the truck though. I'm afraid I'd see a peace sign spray-painted on it someday. Why are some peaceniks vandals? I don't know.

Justice among the nations of mankind, and the uplifting of humanity, can be brought about only by those strong and daring men who with wisdom love peace, but who love righteousness more than peace.
-Theodore Roosevelt


lance said...

Finding white-out around the office is somewhat hard now-a-days. I guess we are getting to the "paper-less age." Maybe I'll have to buy a bottle (if they still sell it) to finish my project.

Oh, and a note to the vandal who whould spray-paint my truck: it would be much funnier if you just took a sharpie and drew the peace sign back on the sticker, or better yet a question mark.

Anybody else remember this? Here are a couple of links for those who might not.

Amity said...

Lance, I love the white-out idea, and am wondering if you ever stuck the sticker on your truck? My husband and I designed the missoulapeacesign stickers and thank you for the link to our site. I think I'll print a batch of stickers without the peace sign, just a white panel, and have sharpies at our booth at the market for folks to design their own "art crime".

lance said...

Hey Amity,

Thanks for stopping by! Printing a blank batch, and having sharpies to write on them is a great idea! That would be hilarious. I never did end up sticking the sticker on my truck, but I don't have any others on the truck either. Maybe I will someday. Have a great day.