Thursday, December 29, 2005

Rainbow Bright, live poultry and me!

Thursday is one of the two big market days here in Tactic, the other is Sunday. So today I went out in search of sweet potatoes and pots for my plants. When I got there I ended up behind a lady with a panicking chicken in a basket on her head, which succeeded in jumping out of the basket nearly landing on me! Next I noticed one of the clothing vendors had a sweater for sale with Rainbow Bright on it! If you're not in your mid-twenties you may not know who that is, but man for me what a blast from the past to see the little girl in her colorful outfit! We had a record and book about her when we were little, the kind that a bell rings when it's time to turn the page. So after that I bought my plant pots, some sweet potatoes, an itty bitty pineapple I couldn't resist because it was so cute (and only costed 1 quetzal - about 16 cents!) It was a successful shopping trip:)

4 comments:

robtherockeet said...

You didn't buy the rainbow bright sweater?! How could you call that a good shopping trip?! According to Reding shopping rules and value village bi-laws we will have to fine you $50 upon entry of Canada...

curt gesch said...

Did you ever see a quetzal? And where is your biography? Is it possible for Zaakistan to change its constitution to a queen-dom and name to Amberistan? These significant questions are on my mind.

Curt

Marta said...

Yes I remember Rainbow Bright. I'm suprised you did not buy the sweater. Glad you had a great Christmas and I hope you have a very Happy New Year.

Zaak said...

I bet you used your pocketmod on your adventure, didn't you?

April and Marta, I don't think the sweater was for sale. It was being WORN by a little girl. Do you advocate undressing children in the marketplace, throwing money at them and running off with their clothing? Yikes. Gotta watch what kind of retrowear I put on Blaise when we visit. Oh, wait, it was for sale. Rainbow Bright was the little girl with the colorful outfit. My bad.

Curt, in regards to the quetzal - yes we have seen them. In large numbers. Afterall, they are about 6 for a dollar. Zaakistan is a monarchy and therefore a king or queen may reign. As of today, King Zaak has exactly 2 years left in his reign. I need to appoint a successor soon, yikes, I was supposed to do that 8 years ago. I suppose, if the population of Zaakistan wanted to rename their nation in honour of King Zaak's wife, that would be cool, but they would have to pay for the new domain name.