Ari and I have had a really lovely weekend so far. Thursday (what? It still counts. It was almost the weekend!) we had dinner downtown at our favorite Indian restaurant. Ari met me after work, but I went down to play with my new camera a bit. There's a train yard right downtown, with some really great brightly colored cars that stay there all the time. Here's some of my favorites.
Then, this morning, Ari and I got out early (for a Saturday, and for us, at least) and headed over to the first farmer's market of the year. Turnout from both vendors and attendees was better than in past years, but the offerings weren't astoundingly special. Our best purchase was an awesome but too small for the six bucks we paid for it barbacoa quesadilla that we shared for breakfast. On the upside, lots of people to shoot! My favorites (unsuprisingly) are of people eating their lunch from the same place we did!
After the Farmer's Market, we went to pick up Ari's car from the shop (little baby had to have it's 15,000 mile check-up. I periodically remind him he loves me more than the car. He knows, sometimes he just needs to remember. ;o). From there we decided to check out Sam's Club. Verdict? Decidedly less awesome than Costco. Almost as sad inside as Wal-Mart. Only thing it had over pretty much everywhere else - free Cuervo Margarita samples. Now, I'm not a margarita kinda gal (I pretty much hate them), but nor am I the type of gal to turn down free booze. Especially from the top shelf. Anyhow, I ended up getting myself the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (which was INCREDIBLE. Let's just say I won't miss Ari when he goes to work Monday, because I'll be up to my elbows in an awesome novel.), The Girl Who Played With Fire. I got tired of waiting to get of the list at the library. The only bummer is that Larsson died shortly after delivering the three manuscripts (Dragon Tattoo, Fire, and the third book in the series, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest), no more from him once it's over.
Well, that was a tangent I hadn't planned on. Oh well. Go with it. The other thing I got was a nice bunch of these cute pink flowers (no idea what they're called, the sticker just said "filler flowers") that I arranged in the 5 vintage vases from Goodwill last month. I think they came out pretty well. This whole flower arranging thing isn't too hard. ::runs off to knock various wooden things:: If you're beginning to sense a theme, you're a sharp cookie, you. I photographed the flowers too. But that's it. No more... for tonight at least.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend too!