Drawing done at the Minnesota State Fair, “The Great Get Together”.
And fun was had by all. This is great!
It’s a mighty chubby event. All things fried, and all things on a stick (candy bars on a stick, pork chops on a stick, fried ice cream on a stick along with corn dogs and sweet corn on a stick). It was a mighty fun day. Thanks, Susan, for your encouragement.
But that’s part of what our Great State Fairs are all about. The one that really frightens me is the fried cheese curds.
Rudat, I tell the Europeans that we are bulking up as a people to counter act the threat of a billion Chinese jumping in unison. The US will absorb the shockwave. It gives them comfort.
Hahaha! That’s great! Eat more fried cheesecake on a stick.
You wonder what the chinese are thinking when they make XXXL clothing? For all they know we may be a land of giants. Pretty scary for them I imagine. I’m not a small guy myself, I think people underestimate the commitment it takes to keep this kind of bulk going. Heavy going sometimes and quite a lot of empty calories I have to keep coming and still no thank yous from the skinny europeans that we protect.
This is true, what do they think? Are they amused or scared? As a relatively short, small person, I can never see past a crowd.
I suggest funnel cakes, its time you do your part for defense.
You kids are a hoot. About Fair food. Each year I go for a grilled corn on the cob, a bag of mini donuts, a Pronto Pup, a couple of frozen apple cider sticks (which I consume while enjoying the crop art exhibition), and lemonade. I eat the same thing each year. It’s written into my constitution.
About the smaller people in this world: Last month I bought a hat at the farmers market. Great price, great hat, great size. I have a huge head. It’s rare to find a hat that fits me. My brother and I were laughing at the prospect of two little Guatemalan women working to complete one hat, requiring both of them just to rotate and weave what amounts to a large basket with a brim. We imagined the two of them being a little frightened at the prospect of such a large human being.
Land of Giants, I live in England and tell them tales of the cow made from butter and all you can eat buffets. I am like to a god to them down the pub. (In my mind anyway.) I told them Americans are large because NASA spotted a rock coming towards earth that will wipe out the crops for two years and only the obese will survive. Having no space program they laugh and then quickly order some fried food.
Put a stick in that rock, Minnesotans will eat it. No worries.
My traditional fair food is also the grilled corn-on-a-stick and a cherry lemonade. It’s up in the air after that. I will never eat the fried latte or coke.
Marty, your hat story is hilarious! I can picture the little Guatemalan women, an amusing image. Texas does not have the crop art, damn it! Great stuff, I wish we did have it. Do you have the quilt exhibit? And jams and jellies?
BoboMonkey, your NASA story is probably true!
The quilts are mixed in with all of those winter project, such as hand made kayaks, stained glass, taxidermy, etc. Fabulous exhibition.
Of course we have jams, jellies, pies, hand made candies, etc. The art show is a must. Each person may enter only one piece. It’s free to enter. I have never gotten juried into the art show. We’ll see if I can keep my pathetic string intact next year. I’m going to enter a raccoon print, I think.
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