Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A fun day


Every year Samos and I go last-minute Christmas shopping in the Pike Place Market.  This year we deviated a bit from our custom by not waiting till quite the last minute.  The weather has been horrid, and I was worried that our trip might need to be postponed.  But the day was perfect.  Actually, I think that Samos did not find it quite as perfect as I did, because he generally likes things a bit warmer than I do.  On our way, we took a walk along Lake Union, and saw this sunken house boat, guarded by a fierce dog.  He seemed to resent us even looking at it.  Or maybe he didn’t care about the houseboat, but resented us looking at him.  In any case, he was a grumpy fellow.

On the other extreme, grumpiness-wise, were the jolly ladies in the Bavarian Meat Market.  Knowing that Germans have the handle on all things Christmas, we stopped in to look about.  I got some lebkuchen and chocolates to put in my Christmas stocking.  The ladies offered us a free wienie, but I had to say “No, thank you.”  When I told them I was a vegetarian, they seemed a little shocked.  Despite this being a meat store, there are always wonderful non-meat things to look at and to taste. 


5 comments:

Laura said...

I'm glad there was water between you and the grumpy dog. What a fabulous picture! Its probably not every day that very cheerful looking lady gets a vegetarian in her meat store :)

Janet said...

We went Christmas shopping at Fred Meyers - a very helpful staff member opened up the counter oven for Ian and they explored the joys of using the item for broiling/grilling. Big vocabulary problem here. Ian thought the staff member was great to do all this when she in fact was vegetarian. We went on to discuss the girl's experience of being vegetarian and visiting relatives in Norway at Christmas. She hadn't told them beforehand about her vegetarianism. A similar thing happened to us a few years ago in Dublin when our house guests sat down to our Christmas board and then announced that they were vegetarian. Gulp. We were a bit taken aback - but it all worked out and they ate potatoes.

Samos said...

That was fun! Great photos as always... :-)

Knitman said...

That looks like it would have been very enjoyable to me too. Unfortunately it is far too cold for outside activity here. :-(

Marta said...

Great photos. You made me miss the Pike Place Market.