Wednesday, August 1

they're back! the carnie adventures continue

It's that time of the year again. County fair time, that is. This year, however, was pretty uneventful compared to some of the freaks we encountered last year. Oh, we still saw plenty of them, just didn't have to listen to / talk to any of them. Unless you count the carnies.

Carnies are truly what makes a fair memorable for me. Apparently one felt the same way about me since each time we'd go to ride the ferris wheel he'd try to engage me in conversation by starting of with, "Ah, I see you're back again, fine lady." We had the wristbands, so we just kept making the circuit around and around and around the ride area.

Speaking of around and around, I have apparently become maladjusted to rides that move very quickly in a circular pattern. During one ride (can't remember the name of it) I nearly lost it until I realized if I closed my eyes (go figure!?) it made my spinning stop. The little man almost lost it on the Spider but held it together when I suggested he try the closing-the-eyes trick. Worked for him on there. So, we were relegated to the rides that either went in very slow circles (the merry-go-round and the ferris wheel) or those that took your breath away (the drop tower). Oh yeah! I made the kiddo go with me on that one. I thought he was gonna pee his pants. Best ride there by far.

We toured the animal pens, craft halls, and vendor exhibits, listened to a little bit of various musicans (but the rock 'n roll the carnies were blasting was by far the best music there), ate burgers and fries and ice cream (not all at the same time), and pretended to drive a city bulldozer and mower.

At the end of the long, hot day we got ourselves some tattoos. While WJ went for the football with flames, I opted for a little "peace" to be brought into my life. It was a hard call cuz "tranquility" was looking like a pretty good choice too.

A good time was had by all, and we bid the fair - along with its carnies, and freaks, and indigestion producing food, and make-you-want-to-lose-it rides - adieu for another year.

9 comments:

Groove said...

NO more spinning in a circle?

Sheesh!

No more fun.

Lisa said...

Phfffft!! Don't give me that "no more fun" crap. Whatever. I've got plenty of fun in me, and you know it.

creative-type dad said...

I just love those carnies. They ALWAYS play Def Leppard...

Freak Magnet said...

I haven't been to a carnival in at least 5 years. Now I want to go really really bad. Will you come over and go with me? I won't make you ride the twirly rides.

Jonathon Morgan said...

i LOVE county fairs. now that edan is old enough, it's totally on the agenda for this summer.

Marni said...

I always say if you feel bad about yourself just go to a carnival. There are ALWAYS freaks to look at. HA! Good times!

Stacie said...

Hey, fine lady. LOL

We can't wait for the carnies to hit our area...I better go see when they are here...

Dx said...

Hey fine lady...

With an icebreaker like that, I'm sure he was the reason for your head spinning. Yes?

kapgar said...

Real or temporary peace? It is a good choice, though. A little peace never hurt anyone. I have the eye of Horus on my ankle. An Egyptian symbol for courage, strength, and knowledge. Questionable, though, whether it has given me any of them. ;-)