My day started off swimmingly with a pleasant jaunt to the local farmers' market with SubtleMelody, and man, were there some things to see. There were dozens of local farmers, each proudly declaring with placards, "We sell what we grow." It was pretty great, and the sellers were generous with the samples. Occasionally, I would, say, decide that I wanted to buy a good olive oil, and I would receive a subtle (and occasionally not so subtle) clue from SubtleMelody indicating that, perhaps, possibly, a bit, I might want to put that particular bottle of olive oil down lest she be forced to tackle me to the ground to keep me from purchasing it.
Instead, this subtle clue suggested that there was an EVEN BETTER bottle of olive oil that I might not have experienced yet. I found these clues to be universally correct, and helpful. Everything I did end up purchasing is really top-shelf, local, and delicious.
I have a wonderful bottle of just, seriously, the BEST olive oil I have ever tasted, tons of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, bitter melon, lemon basil, thai basil, cilantro, a really exceptional honey... It was a GREAT little outing, and I was able to support our local growers. I felt good about myself, my new home, and, of course, this thing:
It overlooks a wonderful little playground near the farmers' market, and yes, I'm determined to build that thing in Blender, and animate it traveling the universe.
"Captain, we're detecting de-cloaking Klingons!"
"Quick, what kind of weapons does this thing have?"
"Er... it's not really that kind of ship."
"Oh. Well. There we are then."
And then we walked home.
AND THEN, I went to my company picnic, and B23 and I spent the afternoon bouncing around a great park with a huge waterpark, minigolf, an arcade, gokarts...
It deserves a better explanation, but we're going to drag R and J out there sometime soon, and I'll recap with pics then. It's a really impressive park, and it's only about 20 minutes to get there.
It's about an hour to get back, however, because SOMEONE drove 20 minutes in the wrong direction on Hwy 80.
Yes, it was me.
Don't judge me.
It was a great day. Thanks to everyone who participated, and now I have to go fall down dead and die, because
On the other hand, I really did have a wonderful adventure today, and I really want to thank all of my friends, old and new. That was a gift of a day.
Tomorrow: ADVENTURE!! :)