Tuesday, November 17, 2009

State Fair....and Respect our Flag...

This past weekend, Capt. Mike and I went to the State Fair. We are just a couple of big kids really, there's just something about the fair that we think is fun.
(Like "Fresh Squeezed" Lemonade that taste JUST like Country Time and even has the sugary grit at the bottom of the cup,....Hmmmm)

We went to see the silly stuff...Demolition Derby and Monster Trucks, :). I think Capt. Mike would secretlylike to be behind the wheel in the Demolition Derby....who wouldn't?

Monster Trucks are funny to look at too, I think it'd be fun to be behind the wheel of one of those!

Cut me off in traffic one more time Buddy.......:)

We aren't really into the rides, but we had WAY too much fun in the house of mirrors, laughing at us all short and fat....Hmmmm, was that a REAL mirror????
The teenagers were looking at us like we were a bit off our rockers (we are, thank you very much), LOL. We were dancing in front of the mirrors, LOL.
We also went on the Ferris Wheel....Michael! Put that latch down!!!!!!

The biggest problem we faced was WHAT TO EAT? While you all know I like my share of chocolate and treats, I am just not into grease!!! I like healthy foods (in case you haven't visited my cooking blog), and I'm almost the worlds pickiest eater. Basically, a polish sausage smothered in peppers and onions, washed down with a large draft beer and followed up by a deep fried funnel cake coated in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar does NOT sound appealing to me!

(760 calories, that's almost 2 meals worth, and 44g of fat!)

I had packed a little bag with healthy snacks to get us through the day, almonds, dried cherries, Kashi crackers, and granola bars. But as we waited for the last truck show, we began to get "hungry", the kind of hungry that says I really would like something more than a nut!!!!

Here were my choices...

Polish Sausage
Italian Sausage
Giant Turkey Leg (1,134 calories, 54g of fat!!!)
Greasy Burger
Hot Dog
Corn Dog

Fried Ham Sandwich
Funnell Cake

Deep Fried Oreos (Yes, you heard that right)

Bucket of Fries

Deep Fried Snickers (700 calories, 45g of fat!)

Cotton Candy


Pizza... We decided on a slice of cheese pizza...it was disgusting, but it fueled the body just enough to make it through the rest of the evening.

All in all, it was a typical State Fair outing, a fun, silly day. HOWEVER, there was one event that got my blood boiling....

This is where I step onto my soapbox for a moment...

At the beginning of one of the truck events, we all stood and sang the national anthem (along with Whitney Houston via recording, lol)...There was a young man 2 rows in front of me, and as I stood there with my hand over my heart, facing the flag that represents our great country, singing my heart at at every word that just means SO VERY MUCH!!!!!.....he stood and ate his funnel cake....

I had this great urge to press his face into his funnel cake....I could imagine it happening, almost like a comedy show... One moment, he's happily snacking away, disrespecting our flag and all it stands....the next minute, powdered sugar is blowing out his nose, and funnel cake grease is giving a nice shine to his nose and forehead. Of course all this would happen in such an instant that he would look around and have no clue who did it, or what even happened... Can you tell I was just a little bit irritated????

Both of my Grandfather's fought in wars for our Country, my own Father was sent to Vietnam twice, leaving 6 kids at home! I come from a long line of military family members, including my husband and my son! It burns me up when people take for granted what the words of the National Anthem mean....they don't even know them enough to sing along...they just don't care...it saddened me, and it make me wonder what a State Fair might be like in 10 or 20 years, will we even have a National Anthem?

Ok, I'm off the box now....just had to vent, and what better place than the internet? :)

I hope you all have a beatiful day...I'm going out into my garden to put in some cabbage, broccoli and lettuce!


  1. Oh how I wanted to take Trey to that monster truck show. We had family pics at the beach with Danielle instead. And as far as the National Anthem, I'm right there with ya. I tear up everytime I stand for Our song. I too get very upset at people that don't honor our country. I saw it at the kids school the other day when the kids said the Pledge of Allegiance and this lady didn't stand. So dissappointed.

  2. State fair?! I thought it was in February! When did they change it? I was so looking forward to MAYBE getting to go this time round!

    If I'd been standing behind that ingrate, I might have HAD to do something. Duller says I'm gonna get myself killed one day. Eejits make me forget I'm shy. LOL! Much as I hate greasy junk, I LOVE the smells at the fair. Reckon it has something to do with the memories they spark.

    Love that lemonade pic! Looks like y'all had the best time!

    Love ya loads. fair(y) princess! 8-]
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  3. OH! It just dawned on me. Were y'all in the state capital by any chance?! That's the North Florida Fair... so I still have a chance to get to Tampa in Feb. WHEW! 8->

  4. Kathy..you and your husband are just too cute! You are like to teenagers in love!! It's awesome, and it shows!! That is so funny about dancing in front of the mirrors!

    And yes, that would annoy me too about the guy and the funnel cake. Yah, really..in 20 years...will it even exist?

  5. Wow, we really must talk more cause I had no idea you were going there.
    And I think you should have smacked that kid and of course took pictures of the whole ordeal so you could post about it.
    Love you my friend

  6. Sounds like a great time (except the jerk stuffing his face during our Nations anthem..)

    All that food looks soo YUMMY!!

  7. I don't think we have a state fair. I mean, we have lived here our whole lives, and I have never heard of one. And we are a pretty small state.

    Maybe there is and I am clueless! lol.

    I does look like fun though. Yous are cute. :)

    And I TOTALLY agree with you. It is a beautiful nation. We are not perfect or even semi great in many respects, but we are a good nation, which is why people will do most anything to get here.

    You can't help but feel bad for people for their ignorance sometimes. After the initial anger. YES, I would have probably liked to do the same as you, but...My daughter just ranted on her blog, and I had to tell her the same thing TWICE! Once when she called me, and then again on her blog. lol.

    And that whole demolition thing... I don't know if we have that here either. lol. I think Samuel would LOVE that. To see it with his own 2 eyes!! We have seen pictures & maybe on commercials.

    What to eat?? Have it all!!

    Wait, that's why I need to lose weight. lol.

  8. Oh ~ Brian and I are just like this...big kids at heart! LOVe the fair and our favorite thing to eat is the Corn on the Cob STILL in the shuck drenched in butter and salt!!! OH. MY. GAW. It is the BEST!

    As for the dude snackin on his funnel cake OH HOW I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE SMEARED IT IN HIS FACE!! I am with you completely.....so disrespectful!!

    Plus, would have loved to see that post LOL

    have a great day my friend

  9. How FUN!!! You both are so darn stinky CUTE! I totally picture you both in my head, LOL!!
    Oh one more thing the food pictures looked delicious!! lucky you and sorry about the jerk =(

  10. Oh, what fun! I think the powdered sugar coming out of his nose would have been so funny...shame on him! Blessings to you!

  11. Sounds like so much fun! I would not have had a problem finding something to eat there - LOL! And part of me does wish that you had shoved that kid's face in his funnel cake - though he still wouldn't have "got it."