Our move from RV to downtown apartment has thrown us into a 'shop-til-you-drop' mode. Because RVs come with everything built in or made specially to fit into every available space, all the storage and furniture is sold with the unit. Which means that we have had to shop for every piece of furniture needed for our new home. (This of course was part of the reason why we decided we should make the move now -- in another year or two, we figured we might not have the strength for this mass shopping effort! I barely do now, but fortunately Bill is an intrepid shopper, so it is all getting done.)
So, except to visit with family, we haven't yet ventured very far out of our new downtown area. But there is a lot to do when we're recovering from furniture shopping and moving. Here are a few of the things we've found to amuse ourselves.
We joined the crowds at Eugene's weekly Saturday Market -- lovely produce and crafts. (I didn't take pictures of the many craft booths, because doing so feels like stealing ideas. There's not a picture in the world that could help me re-create their wares, but still taking a picture of their creativity feels invasive.)
We had a drink and dinner at a nearby restaurant/bar and were surprised when a gang of pirates (in full costume) "invaded" the tavern for pitchers of beer and food. (It was 'Talk Like A Pirate" day -- an actual thing. Yarr!) You never know what's going to happen downtown!
A week ago Sunday, we went to the Library to hear Dan Piraro, the "Bizarro" author and cartoonist.
He's as offbeat and funny in person as he is on paper -- the talk was more like a stand-up comedy routine. But we did get some background information about how he works. (Hard!)
Piraro's talk kicked off Banned Books Week ( here). It is too bad in this day and age that some people still feel the need to censor what others read .... but it is rather amusing to read the list of books that people have tried to have banned.
(The annual additions always provide a few reading suggestions, but most of them we've read already.)
One of these days, we'll finally be caught up with the move-in chores and be ready for an outing away from city center and shops, but meantime, OUR WORLD has certainly been interesting.