Thursday, August 12, 2010

What I did on my Summer Staycation...

We went to the State Fair today.

We had ribeye sandwiches and pulled pork and funnel cake.

I fed baby goats, which made me happy.

We rode the Ferris wheel.

We did not ride the heffalump, which made me a little sad.

I did not get sunburned.

We saw a ginormous pig.

Bobbi talked typewriters with a World War One reenactor.

We petted miniature donkeys.

It was a fun day, but my feet are tired.

32 comments:

Heath said...

Now you must go back on auction day and BID on said piggy.

Fair bought bacon that you had to claw your way to the top for, in the purest form of Capitalism know to man (JR Fair livestock auction FTW!), ALWAYS tastes better ;)

og said...

baby goats are cool. way cool when they do the head butting thing. less cool when they eat your pedometer

Anonymous said...

Dinky donkeys, big pigs, and Ferris wheels?

Worth braving triple-digit temps for. And no sunburn? Perfect.

AT

Tam said...

We may go back tomorrow just to ride the heffalump.

I looked at Bobbi today at the fair and said "You know, it'd be a damn shame to live 80 years on a planet with elephants on it and die without ever having ridden one."

Revolver Rob said...

All good wookie suiters should ride and elephant. In the future all our rides might be elephants. In fact, isn't elephant up for vote as the official Wookie Suiter Revolution mobile?

-Rob

Anonymous said...

"it'd be a damn shame to live 80 years...and die without ever having..."

Don't even worry about a bucket list; just do cool shit as the opportunity presents itself and mark it down as you go.

So hell yeah, go ride Pachy. And then write it down. Here.

AT

tickmeister said...

Love the state fair, I went many years when I lived in Hutchinson, home of the Kansas fair.

I once overheard an English friend explaining the concept of a state fair to one of his family. I quote "It's where the farmers go to do pig grasping and see whose bull has the biggest balls."

Keads said...

The State Fair is a bit distant from here. Much rather catch the County fair here. Much more Ag stuff! Less carney stuff.

LabRat said...

Oh, but the carney stuff is the best part, especially the minigame where you stuff yourself with astonishing food and then charge the rides without throwing up.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Tam on an Elephant? Will they let you bring a Howdah gun?

JohnMXL said...

What? No foods on sticks?

reflectoscope said...

Good job feeding the goats, they'll grow up to be lovely curry :)

Jim

Justthisguy said...

I love me a baby goat. His name is Charlie Elvis, and he belongs to my landlord's wife. It's illegal for them to keep him, but man is he an excellent lawn mower. He likes to swim in their pool, and butt my hand. I have fed him 3x5 index cards, and he thinks they are just yummy.

Goats are evidence that God has a sense of humor, and a low one.

Matt G said...

Good to know that you're not traumatized at the sight of goats.

Crustyrusty said...

Fair Food.

That's all that needs to be said.

Lissa said...

Please tell me there will be pix of you riding the heffalump!!!

Eagle said...

You left something out. You didn't say what critter it was that you fed those baby goats TO...

Joel said...

Goats are evidence that God has a sense of humor, and a low one.

Indeed. So cute, so affectionate, so delicious. It's a peculiar combination.

Anonymous said...

The Indy Zoo features elephant rides too.

Be careful as the elephants will sneeze on you and your nephews.

Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

JohnMXL,

"What? No foods on sticks?"

I had grilled pork on a stick for dessert.

Matt G said...

Meat on a stick = state fair

Moriarty said...

Best thing on a stick I ever had was squid -- split, broiled and seasoned with this wonderful peppery stuff right in front of me at an open-air market in Taiwan.

(Generally, I'm not much for calamari, but DAHYUM...)

Goats are evidence that God has a sense of humor, and a low one.

That's going up on the inside wall of the goat barn, right now.

My young son, having a budding interest in space exploration, named our two capricious charges Orion and Apollo. One evening on returning them to their digs, he provided me with one of the most persistent earworms I've encountered to date, lo:

"In the goat shed, the mighty goat shed, Orion sleeps tonight..."

Ian Argent said...

Hah - not only have I rode the heffalump, I did so in the land of Kipling.

(It was a while back - my father would get TDY'd to the Kabul embassy - that should tell you how long ago it was).

What is freakier is watching Saint Nick come to the preschool on the back of an elephant with a train of camels...

WV: Berma - wasn't there

Joanna said...

Jealous jealous jealous jealous

and did I mention I'm very jealous.

Esp. the whole "discussing typewriters" thing. And the goats.

JohnMXL said...

Scary train of thought:

Typewriters. Goats. Goats eating typewriters. Tam & Roberta X rescuing typewriters from goats.

Caption on mental picture: "Taking the words right out of their mouths!"

Anonymous said...

wow two beautiful ladies wanking around a state fair wow!!

Ian Argent said...

Proofreading, it's a good idea.

black hat said...

You attended a fair and did not ride an elephant? Shame.

-this was typed on a 1930 Royal Deluxe

Anonymous said...

Food on a stick?
Just saw this, after reading these comments, couldn't resist bringing it back:

http://thisisindexed.com/2007/09/not-hungry-now-are-you/

John said...

Mmmm. Fresh funnel cake! I haven't had one of those in years.

OldeForce said...

Friends invited us out to the state fair there about 10 years ago. Funnel cake and the best lemonaide I can ever remember having. Unfortunately, we won't be back through until the 29th.

We used to go to the NJ state fair just to feed my cousin before he rode the Tilt-A-Wheel. Yes, we were young and sadistic.

Go ride the grey beastie!

Ken said...

Oliphaunt am I,
Biggest of all,
Huge, old, and tall.