Remember when the phrase “It’s the eonomy, stupid” helped Bill Clinton beat Bush The Elder in 1992? GHW Bush was leveraging foreign policy issues, and James Carville put the phrase in Clinton’s office as a reminder of what would really stir up American sentiment. Now, as Bush II has destroyed our foreign policy (among 2,456 other critical areas of American concern), and (Mc)Bush III persists in chatting up Republican foreign policy machismo (the word stupid really comes to mind here), Mister McBush Magoo McCain has offered up this brilliant assessment of our serious recession: “It’s psychological.”
This funny video says it best:
If you needed just one good reason to go to the Friday Farmer’s Market on Callender Street, the breakfast pizza from Adagio’s would be it. I had sausage, pancetta, cheese, and the incredibly good pizza sauce on mine. I picked mine up to go and it was excellent even when I reheated it the next day. But Adagio chef and owner Jim Liska, ever one to bring a touch of Italy to Livingston, has put out some tables and coffee, so you can sit on a sunny morning and enjoy yours at a leisurely pace. (Tables have umbrellas for shade if you desire it.)
More great reasons: Robert Porte’s chocolate cake. I got one last week to take to a dinner with friends and it was a huge hit. Using ingredients like organic eggs, Belgian chocolate, and Amish butter, Robert has created a dessert that is absolutely mouth-watering. And then there were the sirloins from Indreland Ranch Angus Beef. It’s always a welcome sight to see Betsy at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market, but grabbing some steaks for the weekend on Friday is an added treat. I broiled my hormone-free sirloins on Sunday after a 50+ mile bike ride and they were a fine reward for the workout.
Jody Allen is there, too, with bok choy and other greens as well as herbs and spices, and homemade dog biscuits that my two dawgs really love. As our short growing season offers up more produce, you won’t want to miss the chance to get yours–locally and naturally grown.
You can also pick up a jar of Crazy Woman Wine Preserves. I got the Pomegranate and tried it on some of Livingston’s own Wilcoxson’s French vanilla ice cream. Oh, my.
Locally raised lamb, homemade pies, and more are also available. Expect to see more in the coming weeks.
The Friday Morning Farmers Market, unlike it’s companion Wednesday afternoon Market at Miles Park, is all about food. Look for it downtown from 7:30 to 10:00am, through Harvest Season, on Callender Street between Main and Second. Buy local! Good food from your neighbors. Brought to you by the Corporation for the Northern Rockies and their generous sponsors.
Credit Bresnan customer service for being far more polite that Qwest and having almost no waiting-on-hold times. However, Internet speeds are really noticeably slow from time to time. I can fetch a cup of coffee while a page loads, and come back to discover it is still not loaded. This varies according to time of day, and most of the time it is fast, but the slow times can be annoying. Fortunately, they are few and far between.
Sometimes I wonder if it is simply not possible to get great Internet speeds from any ISP here in southeastern Montana.
Any useful info? It would be welcome, just leave a comment.
UPDATE: First of all, sorry for the delay in getting to your comments. I’ve switched email clients (from Mac’s mail.app to Thunderbird) and missed a lot of emails, but was able to recover them. Second, I am experiencing great speeds with Bresnan now, and appreciate the response from one of their network techs below! I continue to give Bresnan good marks for customer service. I had to call about the TV service recently and I got fast service with no on-hold times, and they were polite, too. And they fixed the probelm right away.