Saturday afternoon market.


Because it’s cold and drizzly outside, that’s why.

Posted at 1:06 pm in Detroit life, iPhone |

17 responses to “Saturday afternoon market.”

  1. Dexter said on November 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    The 8th of November rolls around again.

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  2. brian stouder said on November 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    ’19 and green, with a new M-16…’

    Dexter, I think I have only a vague idea of just how much I don’t know, and cannot ever know – about humanity on this earth.

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  3. Deborah said on November 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I’m back in Chicago. When the plane landed it was overcast and dreary but the sun is actually shining right now. It’s good to be back. I’m dog tired though.

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  4. alex said on November 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Had a few bloodies this morning m’self. Dined at the re-opened Pasteur last night and the signature snapper was heavenly as always. Tonight trying out some Irish pub in Ravenswood. Tomorrow road tripping to Wadsworth to see an old college classmate’s new home among the horsey set. Might even put on some chaps and go riding if time allows. Then heading for home in my little Solstice which is giving me lumbar spasms.

    As Deborah mentioned, it was one helluva dreary morning this afternoon but the skies this afternoon were beautiful and it warmed things right up. Unfortunately sundown comes much too soon on the eastern edge of the central time zone.

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  5. beb said on November 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    As a non-drinker my first thought was why would someone ever put a pickle in a drink. Any drink.

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  6. David C. said on November 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    There is snow in the forecast for tomorrow, so today’s task was to clean the leaves out of the eaves troughs. I’m chilled to the bone right now, but have my wool socks on my feet and a velociraptor (hot chicken broth, dash of Tabasco, and a shot of vodka) in my glass. I usually prefer beer to mixed drinks (I hate all the ridiculous names), but desperate times and all that. I’m getting the feeling back in my fingers, so life is good.

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  7. Heather said on November 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Alex, we should have made some plans to meet up! Hope you are enjoying your trip. It’s cold but not too bad. I even went bike riding today by the lake. Although not for long.

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  8. Connie said on November 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    There was snow like stuff on our car windows this morning and slush on the porch.

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  9. Dexter said on November 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Just now pelted by icy crystals while dog-walking. Now it is time to see if MSU can beat OSU. I think the game is up in East Lansing…time to go watch on the big TV. Watching the worst fucking Michigan Wolverine team in decades almost me puke earlier. Northwestern is even worse or M would have been annihilated. 10-9 M won.

    brianstouder: The battle in the song and video was the first true test for the mentioned M16 rifle. Troops at home still trained with the M14 because the service branches had so many of them. Here is a quote from a military web page: ” In November 1965, the 1st Cavalry Division turned back North Vietnamese regulars in a savage battle in the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Harold G. Moore lauded the new M16 rifle his troops had used. “Brave soldiers and the M16 brought this victory,” he declared. ” END~ But man oh man…at what a cost. 🙁

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  10. Dexter said on November 8, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    In my drinking days I loved to switch brands, many times within one drinking session. I’d drink five bottles of beer, sometimes five different brands; why be stuck on one brand, except if you had it your head one brand was going to give you diarrhea? I drank wine when it was timely, but outside of a jug of Carlo Rossi Paisano or a case of Nouveau Beaujolais about this time of year, I only drank wine in public a glass at a time with dinner.
    Shots and mixed drinks , no creative limit. Once in a while I’d get on a kick, like ordering a martini ala James Bond, “shaken not stirred”. In 1972 I was on a kick where I’d go to a bar and order “one part bourbon, one part Southern Comfort, and one part water.” I got that from the little drink recipe Southern Comfort put out. I liked gin but only once in a while, and only had apertifs and sweet dessert drinks rarely for special occasions .

    When I first patronized bars, I’d order bourbon and 7-up mixed. At some point, years later, I had gone to shots, and my experimenting was over. I’d always have two bottles on top of my home desk, one of bourbon, and one of scotch. I always had bourbon that had been bottled in bond, meaning 100 proof. Old Forrester was a good one, but I drank them all. Kentucky bourbon is what you want…accept no imitations from The Volunteer State or Indiana.
    As I got older (42), I lost interest in the same old sickness associated with drinking boilermakers, and I phased out all distilled spirits, including “bum wines”. For 11 more months I drank beer only. Then, at age 43, I decided my drinking was still stuck in the pattern of a young man’s habit. So I just quit, dumped it all down the sink and quit. I had no idea what I was in for then.

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  11. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on November 8, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Bless you, Dexter. Be well!

    (But 7-up in bourbon….owww.)

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  12. Basset said on November 9, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Mrs. B drinks Fireball cinnamon whiskey in Coke
    Zero. Owwww indeed.

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  13. LAMary said on November 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t drink. Through the very hot summer we’ve had here I’ve been drinking Costco organic lemonade half and half with sparkling water. I highly recommend it. They stopped selling the lemonade a week or so ago so I’ve switched to apple peach passion fruit juice with sparkling water. I don’t do soda much anymore. Diluted fizzy juice is much better.

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  14. Jolene said on November 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Another interview about reading, this one with Bob Odenkirk, who played Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad. He seems to share the disdain for Gone Girl that some of you expressed last week. The book by Adam Resnick that he mentions has gotten lots of favorable reaction. Might be fun.

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  15. Jill said on November 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I read Resnick’s book in June. It was fun.

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  16. Charlotte said on November 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hatches battened here as the cold rain begins. Supposed to top out at 25 tomorrow, 0 the day after. Got a bale of kale harvested out of the garden, buried the beds in a foot of straw, and figured out the extension cord/chicken water heater situation. Tomorrow I have to bring all the geraniums in from the greenhouse — it’s fine into the 20s, but lower than that and everything freezes solid. Winter is upon us …

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  17. Deborah said on November 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Serious winter doesn’t hit Chicago until Weds now, earlier it was supposed to be Mon then Tues. Today wasn’t bad, high of 52 but windy (duh, it’s Chicago). Later in the week the highs will be in the 30s, so winter. I took a longish walk today, still some leaves on trees and lots of planters with ornamental cabbage, which I love. This is such a great city to walk around in.

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