Our State Fair is a Great State Fair

Hello friends, I'm sorry about the neglect. But apparently some of y'all have been working The Secret on my behalf, because suddenly there are all kinds of updates on the job front. I started my new part-time job Tuesday, had another interview at THE Library Wednesday, and got a call today about subbing with the SLCo system. Please keep visualizing success for me, it's clearly overcoming my own skepticism and eye-rollery!

I owe you Fair Fotos (like what I did there? Yeah, those Fetal Foto people wish they were first) and here they are. It was a marvelous time, not only because I learned that my state of residence is home to the kind of people who would order themselves a baby alligator off the Internet to keep as a pet and then, when it becomes big and scary and no zoo or pet store will take it, decide that they have no other option but to release it into the Jordan River. True story. The reptile man told me. Lucky for all the wading children, the guy's roommate called Fish & Game before the intended release.

Anyway. Ph(F)otos.

I still want a goat. Just look at this spotty guy! Much cuter than the (no lie) 850lb pig which was the size of a baby elephant and had a head the size of my rocking chair. I did not get its picture, mostly because I did not want to anger it and cause it to break through the barriers and take me in its jaws.

I did, in fact, get my deep-fried peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. Along with about every other thing the fair was selling. (Note: The corn on the cob was disgusting. Do not ever buy it. Or, if you must have it, I'm sure I can pull some corn out of the trash, heat it up in the microwave, and douse it with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and feed it to you. And I would only charge you $3 instead of the Fair's $4. What a savings!)

So yes. The DFPB&J. It was pretty much Hot Fresh Sin on a Stick, plus melted peanut butter. Kind of amazing and wrong in all the right ways. It's not something I could eat more than once a year (lying here, I totally could and would) but it definitely hit the spot. They'd better be back with those next year if they know what's good for them.

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Nemesis said... [reply]

Sigh. The City Library interview was Tuesday. I don't even know what I'm saying or what day it is.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have never been first to comment on your blog. ever. Alas, a teething toddler is the bain of my existence at the moment and I have the pleasure to get on that right now. I did not attend the fair but I can see I truly missed out on the DFPB&J. I have my own deep fry machine thingy and I'd attempt it, but I'm pretty sure all the saggy parts of my body will scream obsenities at me for even thinking it... wait... yes, yes they did. I'm sad about the corn. No corn on the cob should be that miserable. Good luck on the job stuff!!!!

chosha said... [reply]

That food looks totally gross, but sadly I have no trouble believing it tasted like junk food heaven.

Sakhmet said... [reply]

An 850 pound pig? That's IT? The biggest one at the IOWA State Fair--the only true and living state fair--weighed over a TON. And was probably full of hormones and couldn't even open its eyes. But it's still wins the prize!

Jon Boy said... [reply]

Wow. That DFPB&J looks pretty incredible. I'm jealous.

EmAndTrev said... [reply]

I must concur with the PP that said the DFPB&J looks quite sinful and tasty. Hmm. Don't think I'll try to make it on my own, but can maybe get to the State Fair next year. :)

GREAT news on the job front. Maybe there is some of The Secret going on, but in reality, I think you're just that stellar. Keep us posted!

Kimi said... [reply]

mmm.. that DFPB&J (did i get it right?) looks pretty tasty. But what is that other creepy looking thing on the other plate? Looks a little questionable....

Nemesis said... [reply]

Kimi, that is a brick of curly fries! They were actually pretty tasty. :-)

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

Now I'm hungry.

Lady Steed said... [reply]

You said you want a goat. In preparation for that I think you should ask Theric if you can read the story he wrote about a goat, I think you will like it.

Pigs are very scary.

A block of french fries! Seriously!?

Nells-Bells said... [reply]

Deep fried PB&J?! Sheesh! Just hand me a doctor's note that states, "Hi. You will be having a heart attack in about 10 minutes. In the meantime, enjoy your last meal...ever." In other words, so very jealous of your heart attack on a stick.

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