Market madnessPike Place Market, Seattle, WA

Pike Place Market sketch by Chandler O'Leary

I’ll be sticking close to the studio today, frantically filling orders from the shop (thank you for that, by the way!). So the concept of going out on Black Friday is a moot point for me anyway, even if that were my sort of thing.

But I’ll tell you what is tempting, every single year: I love the hustle and bustle of the Pike Place Market on the day after Thanksgiving. I know it’s a complete madhouse on this day, and overtly touristy anyway, and I absolutely don’t care. No matter how long I live here, I hope I never lose my totally impractical love of the place. Our fall veggie haul has the pantry full already, so there’s nothing we actually need there. I just love the energy of the Market, and the crazy jumble of neon signs, upended crustaceans and piles of produce. It’s just about the only thing I’d want to leave the house (and the leftover turkey) for today.

Does that make me crazy? (Don’t answer that.)

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Comments (2)

  1. Adrian O'Leary

    I inevitably have to work on Black Friday. That’s as good of an excuse as any not to participate in the nuttiness. Even if I was off, though, I wouldn’t be anywhere near a big box store. The thronging masses sure as hell don’t beat feet to the book store I’ve got to say. Sigh.

  2. Marialena

    I’d love to find the guy on the right when I go shopping. I hide on hectic shopping days, but it’s another matter if I don’t have to buy anything. Watching can be fun, especially if the goods on sale are yummy looking!

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