October 15th, 2006


To Market to Market to buy a Fat Pig...

Yesterday, due to WOEA Day (a union day off - we get that rather than Columbus day), we had the day off. So, the parental units and I headed doon south to the 2nd Street Market in Dayton for a look around. Mom & dad had heard of the place - in fact, a friend of ours works there. Sure enough, when we arrived, he was there selling his spices, bulk foods, and cheeses (the Spice Rack). We asked him for advice on which place to go for lunch, but he recommended them all. :-) He did advise going to check out the bread lady nearby, so we sampled here wares and I bought a loaf of Tuscan crusty bread. (Having some toast from that right now - yummy!)

We wound up all ordering from the Diva's Gourmet. I got a Fresh Mozarella Sandwich which was very tasty. We looked around the market and then returned to the Spice Rack where I bought several types of rice and some vanilla beans. It's a very nice indoor market and I hope we'll be able to visit again. (They're open the week between Christmas & New Years, so we might take Amy & Rachel there when they're visiting.)

Our next destination was even further south - Trader Joe's. I really enjoy shopping at Trader Joe's and wish it were closer. I got quite a few things from there, including more bread and more rice (hmmm, Carbohydrate Girl, I guess). I got several cheeses (I've tried the cheddar already and it's good) and some sushi (had the shrimp sushi this evening). Fun store and not as expensive as you'd think.

We'd brought a cooler with ice for the perishables during the long journey home, so we figured we could shop in Books & Co. while we were there. As soon as I entered, I saw the display for The End, the last book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. At 30% off, I had to get it. Yay, only 7 books to go til I hit the 1200 mark in my inventory! :-)

After we finished in the bookstore, we headed home where I vegged by playing my addiction (aka City of Heroes). Supper was cheddar cheese, toast (from Tuscan crusty bread) - some with margarine, some with marg & preserves (peach & hot pepper). Good eats. :-)

Today, I traveled south on my own. It had been a month since I last ventured for Indian Fud and Doctor Who Magazine. So I went to the Bookery (DWM, Dreamwatch, Astonishing X-Men, and vol 4 of The Devil's Panties were waiting in my folder). Then to Jeet India for Indian Fud. Yummy food - including a paneer dish - I love paneer! (Paneer is Indian cheese.)

I shopped some after lunch, but only found something to buy in Waldenbooks. They had some paperbacks in a buy 2 get a 3rd free sale. They had Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, which I was interested in getting. So of course, I looked at the other choices in the selection. I also got Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley and An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Anansi wound up being the freebie. :-) So now I'm just 4 books away from 1200 in my collection! :-)

Well, hopefully I'll spend some time reading tomorrow rather than just playing City of Heroes. :-)