So, when you’re not prancing around as a unicorn, or wearing moustache pasties, what do you do for fun?

Why, the State Fair, of course! First, breakfast.

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Sweet potato fries. Not ever getting them from the fair again, because they use the exact same ones I do, from the Pig.

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Most of the food at the fair, I can’t eat. Elephant ears (like funnel cake, only instead of drizzling it around, they just pour it into the oil), battered and deep-fried candy bars, cookies and chocolate covered cherries, gyros…

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Uncle Martin did some time in prison…but came home with some great recipes.

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(Get it? He went to jail, and had butt sex, and turned into Aunt Martha, and has a sausage penis?)

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I usually prefer my french fries to have an undistinguished taste, but whatever.

Then my favourite, crafts! The handiwork of our citizens…

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Our very, very patient and laden with free time citizens. Cross stitch and a plethora of sequins and beads. But no WIZARD!

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The strategically? placed masking tape remains a mystery. Miss Mary, I actually liked

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Now, let’s get to the good stuff.

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Ha ha, just kidding. Sometimes, but rarely, is it good – good good, not ha ha “good.”

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The cakes always elicit “Cute! How they’d do that? WTF?” spectrums of comments.

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Like I said, the patient, laden with free time citizens…

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Halloween themes are fun:

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I had JUST seen a skull cake on-line, but still fairly enjoyed this effort:

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King Kong would have been more impressive

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If the figurines had been made of cake/icing, too

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Impressive was the detail on this cake:

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Did I mention patience??

We agreed this one should have one, but probably didn’t for the ick factor:

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The detail was hilarious.

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Obligagtory Unicorn.

There’s always hamburger cakes, but this is the best one yet

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– the tomatos had seeds. The Blue Ribbon WTF goes to this one,

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I think maybe she’s supposed to be bowled over by love? She has hearts for eyes and is lying on the ground. Given our abysmal rate of death by domestic violence, however…it certainly is up for interpretation.

Oh, I forgot the big Lego scene,

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a big arena rock show

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Oh, and monkeys!

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“She looks like the kind of doll

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…that would stab you in your sleep.”

Ok, Ok, fine! Your National Spam contest winners!!

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Some sort of Spam nacho pie and

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Bacon-wrapped spam on sticks. Grilled, presumably.

The abject fun continued with “the magic of agriculture”

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I did have some video of the horrib – I mean, ah, erm…uh….magic show, but am not sure about putting other people’s kids online? But don’t worry, I got plenty of footage of the pig off! And some roosters.

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“The Dandy”

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“Snowball”

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“WTF?”

We picked a great time to go, opening time (noon) on Sunday, beating the church crowd. I’ve been in the bird section

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When it was shoulder to shoulder, walking through. I’m not kidding!

It’s one of the loudest parts of the fair, for reals…

like a neighborhood of dogs when a firetruck drives by. I kept trying to get one on film, crowing, but as soon as I’d start filming, I swear, they’d just give me the eye and clamp their beaks shut.

Until this fine fellow (my fourth attempt)

I forgot my camera doesn’t adjust for film…yes, that is how I spent my Sunday afternoon. Trying to get roosters to crow. And narrating for them.

Hi there little chicken!

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Aren’t you a pretty gir – ugh, augh, WTF is that??

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Demon mutant chicken!

Try to get some sleep, kids, next on our heroe’s adventures: antique bikes and pig championships!

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One Response to “So, when you’re not prancing around as a unicorn, or wearing moustache pasties, what do you do for fun?”

  1. The U.D. Says:

    This here counts as entertainment back I come from, tell ya wut.

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