Fair weather, friends

We went to the State Fair on Sunday. It was effing cold.


Ostrich Okay, it was 48 degrees. I understand I spent the first 27 years of my life in frigid Michigan. I’m wimpy now, folks. I’ve lost my Michigan toughness. But not the nasal accent.


Horse Maybe I talk through my nose because I have a horse complex. I was in denial about it for a long time. People would say, “You have a horse complex” and I’d say nay.


Who hearts herself?


Potatoe You spell potatoe, I make fun of your booth on my blog.


Bite Naturally, Marvin had to poke fun at my misfortune. This is only funny if you read yesterday’s post about my dog viciously attacking me.



Chick


I picked up a few chicks at the fair, too. I still got it. Hey, good lookin’. Have your peeps call mine.


Punkin I know you want to know what terrible-for-us things we ate. We had every kind of heart-attack-inducing sausage, cheese, steak, pepper, etc. sandwich available, and we also had heart-healthy fries, plus everyone’s favorite nutritious snack, funnel cake.


Oh, and hot cider. Because did I mention it was effing cold?


And what trip to the fair would be complete without a flu shot? Yes, we really did get flu shots. They were free with our insurance, and I missed flu shot time at my work because I was sick when they were giving them out.


Flu I know. Partayy.


Ride What complements greasy food and a flu shot better than a ride?! Marvin and I had to ride the Ferris Wheel, because he proposed on a Ferris Wheel. In Santa Monica. Where it’s always warm.


In fact, I said if he ever wanted to tell me he wanted a divorce, he should take me back to a Ferris Wheel to do it. Kind of go full circle, so to speak.


Ferris Fortunately he didn’t bring it up today. Probably because we took my car, and his walk home would have been cold. Because did I mention the effing coldness?


Fair thee well.

49 thoughts on “Fair weather, friends

  1. You and Marvin are cute. 🙂
    Perhaps you were cold because you had on such a spring-like coat? It is definitely fun, and you accomplished the cute goal, but I can see how it would let the cold through.
    Would you still have mocked the fry booth if they’d put ‘ye olde’ in front of ‘sweet potatoe’? Just curious.

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  2. Did you know there is an Effingham in Indiana? My kids think it’s a hoot. Have to get a picture of the water tower, and crack a few jokes…

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  3. Who knew Dan Quayle was a carny? I wonder if the fry business is more lucrative than politics.
    I love the pictures, especially the Ferris Wheel one!

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  4. Who knew Dan Quayle was a carny? I wonder if the fry business is more lucrative than politics.
    I love the pictures, especially the Ferris Wheel one!

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  5. Who knew Dan Quayle was a carny? I wonder if the fry business is more lucrative than politics.
    I love the pictures, especially the Ferris Wheel one!

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  6. There is an exit sign down by Detroit that my idiot ex-father-in-law ALWAYS (AL-WAYS!!) had to point out when we drove past it. Not sure how many pictures he has of the Big Beaver Rd sign, but every time he passed it was just like the first. Yo Hayseed-the seventh grade is on the phone for ya…
    You say potatoe, I say tomatoe…

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  7. You just reminded me that I didn’t get to see the critters at my state’s fair! Now I’m sad.
    Oh well, there’s next year, it is far too cold to drive down to NC to see chickens and cows.
    At least it didn’t rain for you, it was due to rain that Saturday. It didn’t rain AT ALL that day… until we left to drive the hour to the fair. Then it started to mist. We got closer to the fair. It started to drizzle. We got to the fair. It started to rain lightly. We rode rides. After which they were all shut down, because it had started to rain.
    Thankfully, the three hours we were there, it didn’t rain enough to get us wet past the top layer of our hoodies. The rain also kept the fair pretty empty, which was nice.

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  8. Did you have fried Coca Cola? Did you? Uh? and you mean you don’t spell it potatoE? Then where the hell does the E goe? poetato? Peotato? Poteato? Potaeto? What is the rule for that? O before A except in potatoe

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  9. Gladys, you’re killing me over here! Peotato!! Poteato!
    Nice photos, Junie.
    Has your viscious dog bitten you yet today?
    Did I tell you of the time that Koty bit me in my nose by mistake? He meant to snap at Sadie who was standing on his ear but got my nose instead! Scary!

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  10. Honey, you will never be warm if you don’t dress for the climate. A leather blazer will not keep you warm in 48 degree (I don’t have a symbol for that) weather. You and Marvin did look cute though. Maybe you can start freelancing for carnivals and travel the country correcting their signs.

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  11. I rate this post a 2 LOL. I think the wintertime temperature in the rest of the world is going to keep me a winter Texan all my life. I think it’s 80 out right now, too hot to wear pants anyway. Sorry, don’t hate me because I live in a temperate climate. Hate me instead because I’m beautiful.

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  12. I almost went to the NC State Fair yesterday, too! But my sister and I decided it was too cold. 🙂 Seriously. Y’all were nuts to go.

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  13. we are going tomorrow because i had to work yesterday. i’m a little sad that i couldn’t go yesterday now because maybe that was my chance to run into you, but then again, i’m a little glad i couldn’t go yesterday because if i saw you i’d probably be too chicken to come up to you and actually say hi and then i’d be kicking myself right now for seeing you at the fair and not saying hi. i LOVE the NC State Fair and can’t wait to get there! did you see the Pig Candy Apples? i am so getting one!

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  14. I got my flu shot yesterday, too, but at Target, not the NC State Fair (that would have required quite a drive). Loved that you picked up some chicks, too. Funny stuff. Do you get just a little nervous every time you ride a Ferris Wheel, wondering if this is it for you and Marvin?

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  15. The Michigan State Fair is in Freaking December? Okay, October. But, Dude . . . that’s too late.
    The OHIO State Fair is in August, as God decreed. When I went in AUGUST, I ate
    1. A lamb gyro
    2. A lemon shake-up
    3. Ice cream in the dairy barn (while admiring the Butter Cow)
    4. Another lemon shake-up
    5. Grilled corn on the cob with hot sauce (not Tabasco, but similar . . . it was VERY good)
    6. An Italian sausage with grilled onions and peppers and marinara sauce on a bun
    7. Another lemon shake-up
    8. The rest of the girls’ funnel cake and elephant ear
    9. Inky Dinky Donuts
    10. One more lemon shake-up for the road
    Both my kids puked later. Gee, I wonder why?
    More OHIO State Fair fun and photos here at http://thebeetgoeson.blogspot.com/2009/08/fair-is-veritable-smorgasbord.html
    And you wonder why Ohio and Michigan have this friendly rivalry . . .

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  16. I’m thinking with June’s propensity for dramatic throwing of objects and fits during fighting, Marvin should NOT take her to a ferris wheel in the event he were to ask for a divorce.
    I’m just sayin’.

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  17. Junie-Poohe~
    ~Were you cold from your head to your toe?
    ~Did you play bingoe?
    ~Is your favorite Beatle Ringoe?
    ~That’s it for now…I gotta goe.

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  18. So many fun things in one post to comment on!
    1. I love, love, love your cute pink coat and gloves! Too cute. Did you have pink socks or shoes too?
    2. Potatoe. That’s bad. I quit going to a really cute little burger place here because their menu board had a local favorite called a Bean Burger listed. One of the key ingredients is refried beans, which these morons had listed as REFIRED beans. Huh? wtf? Re-firing beans? It is just wrong to pay idiots to continue being idiots. Don’t support them.
    3. I love Hulk. But I also love Paula H&B, Furry Godmother and Gladys.
    4. I love, love, love the cold!! This is from a Texan who was transplanted for one lovely year to Minnesota. One of the happiest years of my life! Four completely separate seasons! I tell you I could have gone to work for the Minnesota Tourist Board, I hearted Minnesota so much. Especially winter with all the beautiful snow. We actually walked the dogs out on a lake by our home! Walked right out on a lake like we were Jesus walking our Jesus dogs. Can you believe that? Awesome! That’s the only word I can use to describe how much I loved living up north.
    Ok, I am all done now. I think I have finally run out of excitement points.

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  19. Just, just got the bitey dog title – as in Mighty Dog dog food? It takes me a day or two. What can I say…my brain is frozen from SNOW in October.

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  20. Your husband started “following” me on YouTube, which was weird for two reasons:
    1.) I didn’t know I had anything for anyone to “follow” on YouTube
    2.) He calls himself the “Axecollector” on YouTube, and when I clicked on the email notification to see who the HELL Axecollector is I prayed it meant guitars and not actual Axes.
    I mean I axed myself, what kinda axe collector would follow ME? Bahahahaha!

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  21. Know what I heard they had at the Texas State Fair this year? Fried butter, is what. Can you imagine? BLECH!
    I haven’t been to the state fair in years, but we have the rodeo here in Houston, so I’ve not been missing the funnel cakes, ferris wheels, and whatnot. Better concerts here, too.
    Did you have concerts at your state’s fair?

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  22. I heart your posts. I have to go back and reread them several times to get all the punny things I missed the first and second and third times.
    “Fair thee well” HAHAHAHA

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  23. oh man! went to the fair yesterday, too, and FROZE! It was ridiculous, but my inlaws were here for the weekend…. my daughters won some ribbons for cakes and cookies, so that was fun for a few minutes… then cold again!
    but if i had seen you there… OH.MY.GOODNESS!! It’s probably just as well, just seeing the photos, I’m sure I would have overreacted! Seriously, would have been like meeting a celebrity!!
    So, did that Flu Shot station gross you our or what?? We walked by and there was dust and straw and who knows what flying through the air… are they kidding???
    Still can’t believed I missed seeing you at the fair… so close! =)

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  24. Not being a Michigander, it was an easy decision not to head to the fair last weekend. And I can’t do the Ferris Wheel after The Incident of ’76. Let’s just say that one should not ride the Ferris Wheel in third world country fairs.

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  25. Didn’t you have a whole debate over the capitalisation of Ferris wheel once and settle on “Ferris wheel”? Because I see you’ve abandoned that now. But I do like that last pic of you guys. Very snuggly.

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